11 of the Best After School Activities in Townsville in 2016
PakMag have compiled 11 of the best activities to sign the kids on for in Townsville in 2016.
1. Townsville Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA)
Ph: 4723 2101
Townsville Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA) is a performing arts studio offering dance classes for students from age 2.
TAPA offers a diverse range of dance styles, including Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern/Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Irish, Highland, Acro Dance, Music & Movement (mummy and me 2 years+) and Song & Dance (from 3 years).
They provide quality training from experienced, qualified teachers who aim to inspire a love of dance and the arts. Have fun, be creative, while nurturing and respecting the uniqueness of each student and assisting them to reach their own personal potential. Their links with the professional dance world, local community and other organisations ensure that an experience at TAPA will be a rich and rewarding one.
Class days and times vary with prices starting at $8.50 per class. Fees are payable per term with discounts available.
More Info – firstname.lastname@example.org or call for more information.
2. Grasshopper Soccer
Ph: 0488 097 339
FREE Sign On and Come & Try day
Saturday 23rd January from
8.00am – 11.00am
Non-competitive soccer program for girls and boys aged 2 -12 years.
Term 1 starts Friday 29th January running for 8 weeks in the school term.
Children learn basic skills through games. Their aim is to show kids sport can be fun and to just give it a go. Enrol anytime during the term with pro-rata fees and flexible attendance options available.
Weekends, After School, Weekdays and School Holiday Programs
Cost: $110 – $140 per term – Book in for a FREE trial class.
For more information, check out Facebook: Grasshopper Soccer Townsville, or email email@example.com
3. Ready Steady Go Kids
Ph: 1300 766 892
Australia’s largest multi-sports and exercise program for pre-schoolers aged 2.5 – 7.
Their award winning program teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports: soccer, tennis, hockey, AFL, cricket, athletics, basketball, golf, rugby and t-ball.
All classes are run indoors in a safe, structured and fun environment! They also offer a free trial class to all new children!
They run in line with the school terms, with classes available on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Class times are dependent on the age group, with classes all being run in the morning and 1 afternoon a week.
COST: $171.00 per 10 week term (enrolment is by the term, they do not offer casual classes).
Bookings are essential.
Ph: 4723 3447
With two great locations – Kirwan Aquatic Centre (open to public) and Allambie Lane; Rasmussen (indoor private pool)
Lessons start from 3 months of age and we specialise in 3 different levels in our babies’ program as it is designed around the babies’ land reflexes. Pre-school levels are based on ability and not age and starts from 2.5yrs to 4yrs.
Intermediate and Advanced swimming program gives students the ability to participate in their school carnivals and do really well as they have the tools and knowledge to compete with confidence. Their swim school also teaches adults, private lessons and they have a great Advanced Water Aerobics Program- (Based at Rasmussen)
New term starts 25th January – free assessments for anyone wanting to join during the week of 18th – 22nd January.
Times: Classes are held between 9.00am – 12.00pm.
Cost: $12 per lesson. $120 per term and the Intensive Program starts from $30 for 3 lessons
Bookings are required
5. Paul Sadler Swimland
Ph: 4779 4647
Since their beginning in 1972,
they have spent years refining and developing their unique program, and have had thousands of swimmers experience the Paul Sadler Swimland way of learning to swim.
They believe that is the small successes that provide the proudest moments for their swimmers and families and they have a strong focus on deep water survival.
The structured, certificate-based design of their program teaches swimmers the required skills from the beginner stage, right through to competitive swimming.
Regardless of where your child enters their program, their goal for all swimmers is to achieve their Swordy 1km Gold Medal and their Swimland Diploma.
2016 lessons begin Monday 18th January from Mon – Thurs 9.00am – 11.00am, 3.30pm – 6.00pm and Saturday 8.00am – 12.30pm
Cost: $17.90 per lesson
Bookings are essential
Ph: 0407 731 647 – Melissa
Coming to Townsville
“Rugbytots” has been designed to develop a child’s physical, psychological and social attributes, as well as gently encouraging rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, finding space, kicking, catching, scoring a try and much more.
All Rugbytots lead coaches are certified first aiders, ARU qualified rugby coaches, hold blue cards and trained to a very high standard to ensure your children enjoy their time. Rugbytots in a safe and organised environment.
Like them on Facebook @ Rugbytots Townsville
Ph: 0404 031 294
Giggletoes have a variety of dance and movement classes available in the Townsville Region for all children aged from 3 months old.
Their program is designed to teach the fundamentals of dance through to the specialised styles of Hip Hop and Tap, in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Taught by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher/Dance Teacher, all dance and movement classes are delivered utilising the Early Years Learning Framework, making their program suitable for Early Childhood Centre’s as well.
Be sure to secure you spot in 2016 by visiting www.giggletoes.com for further information.
8. North Queensland Football
Ph: 4778 2955
Gala Fun Carnival Day
Saturday 30th January from 5.00pm
At Brolga Park, Annandale (opposite the netball courts)
The Gala Fun Day is free entry and open to all children and families to come and try football, enjoy rides, demonstrations, and receive club sign on information.
The event will showcase the Fury NPL team, their new social Summer 6’s competition and Squirts which is a participation event for children aged between 3 and 5 who want to try soccer.
For more information, please visit their website.
9. Loam Island Scouts
Ph: 0422 064 120 – Julie
Open to Boys and Girls aged
7 – 14yrs
They are located at 1100 Riverway Drive, Rasmussen (Community Facility Building)
Cub Scouts meet every Wednesday night 6.30pm – 8.00pm for ages 8-11yo
Scouts meet every Tuesday night 6.30pm – 8.30pm for ages 11 – 14yo
11. Marque` Talent Studios (MTS)
Ph: 4723 8235
Offers everything you need when it comes to finding a dancing, singing & acting school.
Highly Qualified Teachers
Fully Air-conditioned Studios
Great Term fees with discount possibilities
Teaching classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Singing, Musical Theatre, Song/Dance/Drama
Classes start from 6mths with our Parent & Bub Sing-a-long class, Twinkle-toes from 12mths and Funky Feet from 3yrs.
Junior Classes available:
Monday and Friday
9.00am Parent & Bub Sing-a-long
10.00am Funky Feet
Email today for a full 2016 enrolment package with prices and timetable included firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you head along to the Townsville Council Get Active Expo – 31st January
Free Entry from 10.00am to 2.00pm at the Townville RSL Stadium
Getting Women and Girls Active with Come and Try sports and activities. Sign up to clubs, classes and check out all the active exhibitors and special guests.
First 100 participants receive a FREE Get Active prize pack.
More Info: www.townsvillecouncil.qld.gov.au