Most Popular Kids Activities in New Zealand in 2017

    Performing Arts Drama Classes & Lessons

    After school drama classes for children aged 5-13 years. We have classes in Merivale and in South Brighton. Our classes combine a structured fun-filled social environment with extensive use of improvisation and role-play to develop positive feelings of self worth and the ability to confidently express thoughts and feelings. We have age ranked classes for 5-7 years. 7-9 years and 9-13 years. Current times and costs are: Merivale Classes are: Monday Thumbelina, 4 - 5 pm (5-7 yrs) $145 Monday ... Read more Starfleet, 5 - 6 pm (7-9 yrs) $145 Tuesday Quangle Wangle, 4 - 5:15 pm (9-13 yrs) $160 Wednesday Quangle Wangle, 4 - 5:15 pm (9 -13 yrs) $160 Thursday Thumbelina, 4 - 5 pm (5 -7 yrs) $145 Thursday Starfleet, 5 - 6 pm (7 - 9 yrs) $145 Seaside Classes South Brighton Campus Classes are: Thursday Thumbelina, 3.30 – 4.30 pm (5 -7 yrs) $145 Thursday Starfleet, 4.30 – 5.30 pm (8 – 12 yrs) $145 Please note ages are flexible. We also have provision for mixed ...

    Overall rating: 4.7 out of 5  

    canvas bag drama school

    11-02-2016 by Nina Strieker

    Our daughter has attended drama classes with Felicity and Gina from 2013-2015. Felicity brings an unparalleled vibrancy to her classes with innovative idea's and imagination. Our daughter LOVED attending both classescand being involved with the canvas bsg theatre each year. The production nights are well organised and so much fun for the children and audience alike. Our daughter speaks confidently in front of school assemblies/speeches etc now which I'm sure canvas bag drama school has helped with.

    Answer from Canvas Bag Drama School on 16-02-2016:
    Thanks for posting. Drama has to be vibrant, even when it's introspective, and developing imagination is paramount to us as it expands across all aspects of a child's learning.

    Canvas bag theater

    05-02-2016 by Angela Millar

    This is the most wonderful, professional environment for children of all ages, the very experienced teachers know how to get the most out of the children giving them a fun learning experience.

    Answer from Canvas Bag Drama School on 16-02-2016:
    Thanks for posting!

    Canvas Bag Drama classes -outstanding in so many ways

    03-02-2016 by Sue Bryden

    My daughter has been enjoying Felicity Williams drama classes for the past 5 years and unlike so many after school activities for which her enthusiasm waxes and wanes these drama classes are a MUST do. Simply put, they are exceptional. Through them she has made wonderful friends, developed an extraordinary love iof language and performance and an ability to express herself as part of a team rather than as a pampered soloist. The quality of teaching is great, it's clearly fun and extends and encourages her imagination and self confidence. If we could chose only one after school activity it would be Canvas Bag Drama classes every time.

    Answer from Canvas Bag Drama School on 03-02-2016:
    Thank you for the positive feedback! We take great pride in providing experiences which enrich children's lives and hep them become compassionate and articulate human beings - a lot of this is due to improvisation games and having to see situations from all perspectives.

    Street Dance Federation is a non-profit performance orientated dance school in Blenhiem run by sister team Rebekah and Charlotte Codlin, at Horton Park Pavilion 5-8 yrs $30 per school term, Fridays 5-5:45pm 9-11 yrs $30 per school term, Fridays 5:45-6:30pm 12-17 yrs $40 per school term, Mondays and Thursdays 6-7pm Adults 18+, $30 per school term, Fridays 6:45-7:45pm Select Crew (invite only) $40 per school term, Mondays and Thursdays 7-8pm Rebekah and Charlotte have over 16 years of formal ... Read more dance training between them. 'SDF' provides performance opportunities at Music Festivals, in Music Videos (airing on major NZ music channels) and at almost all major local events throughout the year. They have connections with some of NZ biggest bands including the Black Seeds and Tiki Taane. SDF were the winners of Marlboroughs Top Talent peoples choice award in 2015 with their 30 students after just 4 weeks of starting the school in Blenheim. Join in the fun at SDF today ! visit website for full ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Awesome Dance Group

    08-08-2015 by Amber

    This is a fantastic group to join. Rebekah & Charlotte are very talented. I have learnt heaps and really enjoy the classes. We have great opportunities & always have fun!!!

    BEST GROUP IN TOWN

    06-08-2015 by cheyenne

    Street dance federation is so amazing teaching us new dances, and also The teachers are so nice and sweet, and honestly it feels like home. I love sdf so much ~ Cheyenne

    Thank You

    22-07-2015 by Nikita Kennedy

    personally, i think street dance federation is a great group for kids/adults to join. it can help kids get over stage-fright, and just in general to have fun and learn dances. before i joined i thought it was going to be not as good as it is, i absolutely love it there and i think that other kids will too. my experience there has been wonderful and (even ask my family) i am always excited to go back. i am gonna keep going to SDF for as long as i can, even if i dont like all the people there haha. thank you Rebekah and Charlotte or getting this group together and cant wait to see u guys again x ~Nikita :)

    dance

    22-07-2015 by Paige

    I honestly love this opportunity. It's a lot of fun and full of energy.

    The Best Dance School In Town !!!

    21-07-2015 by Wilson

    This guys are amazing, the nicest athmospher at class, and so much happiness around, they make really nice coreographies and also the SDF provides snacks and drinks to their dancers on breaks, there's so much passion from Char and Bekah on this dance school and you guys should defenetly come and join this group, in only 4 weeks SDF got into marlboroughs top talent show at the civic theatre and won "Peoples chioce award" with an amazing perfomance on stage, (for most of the dancers - for the very first time on a stage) Also SDF opened a massive Netbal game at stadium 2000 also within a month of training their dancers and it went absolutely amazing $30 per 10 week term it means that you'll be paying only around 2 dollars per class As a personal experience i joined this dance school Last year at the end of Term 1 and i've seen such a massive improvement in absolutely everyone from dancers to teachers, seriously this is worth trying as I was one of those who used to say "nah i can't dance is not for me ", trust me , this is for everyone

    Auckland's leading Aerobic Gymnastics studio, located in the heart of Howick. Triple A is the largest Aerobic Gymnastics Studio in NZ, offering Recreation, Performance and Elite programmes to girls and boy of all ages. Amanda Bush - 8 times New Zealand National Champion and World ranked International athlete is the Director of Triple A Aerobics. Amanda has produced many NZ National Champions as well as world ranked athletes, including Laura Furse who is standing 5th in the world to date. Aerobic ... Read more Gymnastics is a high energy, fast paced, exciting sport. The routines combine continuous aerobic dance patterns, with dynamic skills, gymnastic and acrobatic elements all performed to fun, energetic and upbeat music. If you want to be involved in a fantastic sport, and become a part of the Triple A Aerobics community whether it be at a recreation or elite level, Contact us now or visit.... our website. Have fun, get fit and achieve your goals

    Overall rating: 4.4 out of 5  

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    29-02-2016 by :)

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    Bring back aerobics!

    21-10-2015 by Codyre family

    My daughter has been doing aerobics now for nearly 5 years. After trying dance and then gymnastics, neither really inspired her. She went on to try Aerobics which combines both. She was immediately hooked. The passion and drive my daughter now has with her aerobics is amazing. She just loves it. Not only has she found something she loves she has formed some amazing friendships. The coaches and director Amanda are fantastic with the girls. Highly recommend you encourage your daughter, or son, to give it a go!

    Ambition and Ability to Achieve

    21-10-2015 by Tina

    Aerobics is an amazing sport that my girls love. Amanda is very dedicated to getting the best out of everyone. Her students gain fitness, strength, dance and gymnastics skills. Triple A has a skilled team of coaches and the academy is a fun and supportive environment that produces some great athletes!

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    21-10-2015 by .

    My daughter loves Triple A. It's an awesome friendly and safe environment. She looks forward to her classes every week and loves her coaches.

    Triple A

    20-10-2015 by Jennifer

    Triple A is a very family orientated environment with lots of positive encouragement towards a wide range of age groups. They promote positive self worth and strive to help all athletes preform to their potential. They provide a clean well looked after studio which is friendly an inviting. Triple A provides a variety of experiences from competing in local and national competitions to preforming at local school galas, and other community events such as the Howick Santa parade. Triple A has a high standard of professional coaches which enables kids to gain confidence in many areas as well as focusing on strength, fitness, balance and movement to music as well as introducing the basics of gymnastics.

    Fantastic academy

    19-10-2015 by Rebecca

    My daughter loves the atmosphere within Triple A. A fun, bouncy, active sport, the energy within Triple A is always a great atmosphere. The team is always encouraging and supportive, keeping classes full of energy. Great club in the heart of East Auckland.

    Amazing Academy

    19-10-2015 by Kendra Neaves

    Aerobics is a fun and energetic sport that keeps you fit and I highly recommend giving Triple A Aerobics a go! Triple A is an amazing and enjoyable academy to be apart of! Amanda and all the coaches are very good at what they do keeping everyone excited and enjoying their classes! They are all very committed and continuously work with all athletes to achieve and exceed their goals and capabilities, teaching all athletes to believe in themselves! Overall an amazing and lovely environment to be in and surrounded by wonderful people with constant motivation and support!

    Great experience

    18-10-2015 by Michelle Cooke

    A fantastic academy, full of fun, great activities, well trained coaches, friendly warm environment. I love Amanda and her staff provide not only her Aerobic, Gym and Dance classes for kids, but a safe environment where children can grow as children, believe in themselves, be successful, have fun and most of all feel proud and confident in what they do. Thumbs up Triple A

    Professional quality riding lessons with Qualified Instructor. 27yrs experience in the industry. ESNZ coach, NZPCA coach, sport north harbour L1 coach, NZPCA examiner, Judge, First Aid cert. We are also the first and only Riding School in Auckland able to offer Pony Club to our clients. Join us knowing you are receiving correct tuition. Group and Private lessons available. From 7yrs up. Safe experienced ponies/horses. Competitive prices. School holiday programmes. Beach/forest/farm rides. Competitions ... Read more for the more advanced riders. Let us help you get where you want to be.

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Sarah rocks

    05-02-2015 by Christie & Mars

    My daughter has been riding with Sarah at Diamond Lodge for about 6 months, and her confidence in herself and her riding are growing in leaps in bounds. It really is wonderful when your child has a really deep respect for her teacher and chosen sport. Credit to Sarah and her team, and Mars recons Sarah's are just the best!

    Review diamond lodge equestrian

    04-02-2015 by Karin

    Love this place worth 5 stars. Have been going for a while , enjoy the horses and the people , go as often as possible

    Diamond lodge equestrian

    04-02-2015 by Karin

    Loving my lessons, being going for a while and look forward to going as often as possible I give this 5 stars

    Amazing riding school :)

    04-02-2015 by Samantha

    I have been riding at Diamond Lodge for almost 8 years, loved every lesson with Sarah. learning and improving all the time wouldn't go anywhere else.

    Performing Arts Pre School Dance

    Three purpose built mirrored studio's Offering classes from preschoolers to 70 years + Dance styles we offer: American Jazz, Jazz ballet (Lyrical), Acrobatic dance, Hip Hop, Adult classical ballet, Wedding dance/first dance, Ballroom, Latin American, New Voque. Group lessons or private lessons 7 days a week. Competition dancing or just social dancing for fun & fitness. Exams in all dance styles optional. Annual end of year concert involving everyone....... No matter your age or ability, contact ... Read more us, we love to see people walk in and dance out!!! We have a team of qualified and experienced teachers ready to share their passion & knowledge and help you....

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Great dance school!

    05-07-2016 by Christina S

    My two girls have been at North Shore Dance Centre for 6 years and they love every minute of it. Both attend jazz and lyrical classes and they really look forward to the end of year dance concert/show that showcase their work for the year. We find that Angela and her team are really passionate and enthusiastic about their dancing and their teaching styles help our girls to grow more confident whilst having fun. Great dance studio with a very friendly atmosphere! Highly recommended!

    North Shore Dance Centre

    04-07-2016 by Philippa

    Great dance centre with fantastic facilities, teachers and classes for all abilities. My class (adult jazz) is a highlight of my week. Highly recommended.

    Highly recommended - awesome atmosphere

    01-07-2016 by Jackie Cooper

    I have two girls who had been at another dance studio for several years before deciding to change to North Shore Dance Studio. Wow, what a refreshing change. The girls get more personal attention and the teachers genuinely care about both their happiness and their dancing. We should have come here sooner !!

    A++

    30-06-2016 by Nicole watt

    Absolutely love dancing here at north shore dance centre! ive spent 3-4 years doing adult jazz and ballet with our amazing teacher Angela! Her wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for dance is so evident in the way she teaches. Privileged to have a dance teacher that creates a space for Me to learn, be challenged and have fun at the same time. Great environment, great studios and great memories made here!! A++

    NSDC - Excellent Dance Studio

    29-06-2016 by Carol Duffee

    My daughter has been attending NSDC for the last 16 years. The high standard of professionalism of the studio has encouraged confidence in all their dancers, and excellent dance results in many dance styles.

    North Shore Dance Centre

    29-06-2016 by Tanya Beckett

    We have loved attending NSDC, great mix of fun & professionalism. Angela is fantastic teacher for the girls, we highly recommend!

    Based in the newly renovated Titirangi Theatre at Lopdell House in West Auckland, as well as the St Cuthbert's College Performing Arts Centre in Epsom from Term 2 2016; The Green Room introduces students to a broad selection of relevant and practical performance and technical skills to work in stage or screen. The Green Room at a glance *All ages Kids and Adult classes from pre-schoolers to post-retirement. * Multiple Tutors Working Professionally in New Zealand's Performing Arts Industry. ... Read more * A Huge Variety of Subjects, and Workshops to Choose From. *"All you can eat" format where your 8 week enrolment fee allows you to attend all the classes you like *Option to pay a casual rate per hour for classes if there's only one or two that interest you. *Small Class Sizes *Fully Functional NEW Professional Theatre Venue *No Audition Required to Enrol * Titirangi Theatre Membership including a free ticket to each show included in fees. *Invitations to National ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    I'm walking on air - starstruck

    19-02-2016 by first timer

    I came along to the free auditioning workshop and had such a great time. And then when I walked out I bumped into one of my favourite actresses! I can't believe she's a teacher here - I'm signing up for sure - can't wait. Thank you for making it so awesome.

    Answer from The Green Room by Tigerstew Productions on 02-03-2016:
    You're welcome, yes we have some amazing talent employed to pass on their knowledge and passion. Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write.

    Best classes around for drama and variety

    22-11-2015 by Parent

    We love that the kids get a range of experienced tutors and learn a variety of skills in the performing arts. All the tutors are great and I've even joined the adults class myself. Great way to gain confidence and learn relevant industry skills.

    Answer from The Green Room by Tigerstew Productions on 16-02-2016:
    Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to see we're providing something just as valuable to the parents as it is to the kids.

    Kuk Sool Won™: A world-wide comprehensive system of traditional martial arts that all of the family can enjoy. Build confidence, get fit, learn self-defence and have fun in our family friendly martial arts school. Kids – Kids classes build confidence as well as fitness. A fun way to help those struggling with bullying as well as building strength, flexibility and coordination. Youth - We encourage our youth to gain self-discipline and a sense of achievement by pushing them more than ... Read more the younger kids. We do this by providing our youth, aged 13 and above, with their own dedicated instructor in the adult class. Family – Kuk Sool has a strong family focus. There is something for everyone and it is a fun way to strengthen family bonds. Women – With its emphasis on self-defence and physical development that builds self-confidence, Kuk Sool is ideal for women and girls. With a highly qualified woman instructor, we provide a safe environment for those who ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Kuk Sool Won

    13-10-2015 by Ashleigh Parry

    Kuk Sool Won teaches lots of great skills. You learn self defence which builds confidence. Lots of great instructors. Great for girls. Give it a go!

    Answer from Kuk Sool Won™ of Pukkeohe on 19-01-2016:
    Thank you for your review.

    Great martial arts for kids

    30-08-2015 by Sarah

    A great learning environment, where kids get lots of individual attention. Highly recommended.

    Answer from Kuk Sool Won™ of Pukkeohe on 19-01-2016:
    Thanks for your recommendation

    Chess Power is an exciting company that encourages children to play and enjoy Chess. We recognise learning and playing Chess has a number of benefits for kids. So what do we do? Well run free Chess Open Days at schools and we coach kids at a number of schools in Auckland. We do personalised one-on-one private coaching. And we run the NZ Chess Academy for more intensive training. We run interschool tournaments across New Zealand culminating in the Chess Power Interschool National Finals at the end ... Read more of the year. And we run the popular Sarapu Cup each month in Auckland. We also train coaches and teachers with our Accredited Professional Chess Coach program.

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Chess Power provide a fantastic opportunity for school children to develop their chess skills

    19-01-2016 by Wayne McDougall

    Chess Power provide a fantastic opportunity for school children to develop their chess skills and to take part in many exciting and well-run tournaments throughout the country. Head Coach Paul Macdonald builds a strong rapport with children of all ages, motivating and encouraging each one to do their best. Chess Power offer an extensive array of certificates, trophies, medals and prizes – no one goes home from a Chess Power event empty-handed, although the prestigious awards are reserved for those who truly merit them. Girls are given extra encouragement – although just as skilled as the boys, fewer tend to compete in chess – Chess Power are working hard to correct this by encouraging meritous performance. Paul Macdonald has a strong team working with him. Even when he is not personally present, other Chess Power staff bring the same calm discipline and inspiration to their tournaments. And often tournaments include practical coaching tips, and brain-stimulating puzzles, so the children leave as better players. For interschool tournaments the Chess Power method of taking the scores of the best four kids on the day is much easier and fairer then schools making up their own ranked teams - no allegations of abuse by mis-rankings of the team (deliberate or otherwise) - all players have an incentive to do their best and a silly mistake by your top player means another player can step up and take their place. The website at www.chesspower.co.nz contains detailed results on each tournament – very useful when trying to identify challenging opponents and weaknesses that need work. And helpful for ranking players when required for other school chess tournaments. Paul and his team at Chess Power have a passion for chess and for children to play chess. I am very grateful that they give so many children so many opportunities to play at well run tournaments. Being able to play often, and competitively, is very important for improving play. Chess Power are a powerful force for children's chess in New Zealand. If you want your kids to succeed at chess, send them to a Chess Power event. Thank you Paul, and your team. Long may you continue growing kids minds!

    The Chess Power team do a fantastic job

    19-01-2016 by Kim Teofilo

    Joseph Teofilo from the Wairarapa, who has participated in past Chess Power National Finals and Chess Power Champions Trophy events including October this year, was awarded wairarapa Maori male Junior Sportsman of the Year and the Peoples Choice trophy for his achievements in chess both regionally and nationally. From Joseph's achievement at this regional awards evening, it has put a spotlight on chess and we're hoping this will encourage more of our young to take part! Thanks for all you do Paul, you and your team do a fantastic job, and Joseph is certainly looking forward to the 2016 tournaments!

    Performing Arts Ballet Dancing Schools

    Passing on my love of dance to children and young at heart is my mission. My life has been surrounded by children, my own, my dance pupils, my grandchildren and now great grandchildren. I cannot imagine my life without the joy and inspiration they create. I have attended dozens of courses in New Zealand and overseas on dance, writing and movement. A few years ago I took a group of children to a World conference in Finland. Three of our beautiful kiwi costumes also went on the trip. The children ... Read more performing in the costumes were very popular and had a spot on the local television evening show .My activities are all related with dance, stories, writing, running children’s birthday parties, and writing picture books including a series of ‘Dance a Poem’ these books come with a CD and children act out the poems. For the past ten years I have lived in beautiful Katikati. I visit rest homes and organize community events and concerts. My 2017 project is to publish a book 'Journey of a Dance ...

    Jeanne has the ability to bring the best out of all her singing students. A philosophy of 'Seriously Singing for Fun' makes for a relaxed atmosphere. Students progress at their own pace. Jeanne has experience in contemporary, classical, ballads and folk music. Opportunities are available for music qualifications with the Royal Schools of Music Exams. Board and students are encouraged to perform with the Palmerston North Performing Arts Competitions.

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Jeanne Purdy Singing School

    25-03-2016 by Alison Taylor

    Jeanne taught my daughter singing for three years. She gave her outstanding encouragement and support. Jeanne always made sure she had songs that suited her voice, and was always willing to 'go the extra mile' when she was preparing for competitions or NCEA singing. We greatly appreciate Jeanne's contribution to my daughter's singing and personal development.

    Singing for Joy

    21-03-2016 by Andrea

    Jeanne is an inspirational Musical Director and her music groups have fun and give enjoyment to others. Come and join us.

    My Singing with Jeanne

    20-03-2016 by Perter Rea

    I joined Jeanne around 5 years ago to scratch a mid life itch to rekindle an interest in singing. Starting from a position of very rough round the edges encouragement and some expert tuition from Jeanne has brought me improvement and confidence. I really enjoy participating in both choir groups and doing some solo work as well. I am having a blast with a great bunch of people and I now firmly believe singing is so good for health and for soul.

    Singing

    20-03-2016 by Del Costello

    Two if my girls have been learning singing off Jeanne. They love their classes and have both gain significant confidence and skill in their time with her. I highly recommend.

    Inverlochy provides art education, classes for adults, teens and children. Our Children's after school classes and Holiday programmes have been running for 20 or more years and have earned an enviable reputation for teaching children the fundamentals of serious art practice while having lots of fun. We believe in mixing the traditional with the contemporary; using New Zealand and international artist's work as a model so that students produce wonderful art pieces using various media and making ... Read more art with real substance that produce lasting learning results. Inverlochy also runs adult art classes including day, afternoon and evening classes in painting, jewellery making, printmaking, sculpture, photography, writing, sewing and multimedia art. Beginners and advanced students are catered for and our classes are taught by professional accomplished art practitioners. Many of our students return repeatedly and (including our children's programmes, we cater to returners with each programme ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Best Art classes for Children & Adults

    27-10-2014 by Mark

    Probably the best place in the Wellington area to go for Children's after School and Holiday classes in art and the best casual art classes for adults and teens. Lovely atmosphere, location and the best tutors.

    We have been in business for 17 years, providing invaluable information to our customers. We supply excellent professional quality product, provide creative ideas and deliver the best services to assist and inspire and to ensure our customer always walks away very satisfied. As an artist have you asked yourself; * Where can I go to purchase a complete range of quality professional artist supplies at very competitive prices * Where will i find somewhere with quality art materials ... Read more under one roof with free convienient customer parking * Where I can see the product being worked with * Gift Vouchers KEEP IT TARANAKI!! Day & Night Classes All classes are kept to a maximum of 8-10 students, so there is plenty of time to help everybody. They are friendly classes with a mix of personalities, professions and painting experience. Also a wide variety of styles and painting mediums are undertaken, we have magazines, photos, and books for painting ideas and of course the ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Fab art supplies

    19-08-2015 by Yve

    Been here several times to purchase art supplies and haven't been disappointed, excellent knowledgeable staff.

    Great fun for all ages! If you are looking for a fun activity, great value, that everyone will be able to participate in and enjoy - then the Enchanted Forest Mini Golf is for you! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK – more time for more fun! 18 full length mini golf holes - built right inside a park. With mature trees and gardens and a smooth selection of surround sound music to bop along to, we like the vibe just right - for the kids - and for the grown-ups too! With ample free parking, free entry to our ... Read more gardens, free use of our two BBQ’s and a picnic area to relax in after your game, the Enchanted Forest is the perfect place for a great family day out. With low entry prices and free under 5's we keep it real! (one free per full paying adult) We are under new management, with a new name and new attitude to match. There are some exciting changes going on with a huge tidy up and replanting programme underway. If you think you know this course, then think again!

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