There’s a reason we all look forward to the weekends – from the minute the alarm on our iPhones go off Monday morning to the minute we lay our heads on the pillow Friday night (hopefully after sending the babysitter home after a date night!), the weekdays are insane. Work, chores, school commitments, play dates, soccer practice, dance recitals, dishes, meal planning, grocery shopping… do you need us to go on? Here’s a tip to lighten up the weekday grind – move one of your kiddos’ beloved classes to the weekend! You may actually be relaxed enough to watch them nail first position in dance class or score their first soccer goal and your kids will love you for it.
All That Dance
Weekend Classes: Offering dance classes for every age dancer throughout the day on Saturdays, All That Dance, is always a favorite for Seattle families! It is the perfect place to introduce your tiniest dancer to classes (Saturday parent involvement classes begin at age 18-months) or sign up your older child who has already caught the dancing bug. (Psst! They have a coffee stand in their studio for parents to grab a latte while their children are in classes!)
Location: 8507 35th Avenue Southeast, Seattle, Wa 98115
Contact: By phone at 206-524-8944 or online at www.all-that-danccreate.com
Weekend Classes: Who doesn’t love a little weekend soccer session? And the good news is, no standing out in the wind and rain on a Saturday morning for these classes! Arena Sports has multiple locations around Seattle and the Eastside and all offer a variety of indoor soccer classes for kids of all ages, including parent involvement classes, beginning at age 18-months.
Magnuson Park – 7751 63rd Avenue Northeast, Seattle, Wa 98115
Redmond – 9040 Willows Road, Redmond, Wa 98052
Sodo – 4636 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, Wa 98134
Contact: Online at www.arenasports.net
Weekend Classes: Families on the Eastside and the Kenmore area, get ready for some serious Saturday fun! Great Play, with two great locations, offers Saturday classes for children beginning at 11-months old. What we love most about Great Play classes is that they build confidence in kids – even the littlest ones – by gradually allowing them to reach past their physical limits, all with parent or instructor support close at hand. And, you can enroll in classes at any time, so don’t hesitate to call and book a spot for this Saturday!
Redmond Square – 16510 Cleveland Street, Redmond, Wa
Northshore – 6748 Northeast 181st Street, Kenmore, Wa
The Little Gym
Weekend Classes: The Little Gym is known for having great weekend classes available for families who just can’t squeeze it all in during the week. Be sure to ask about classes where siblings of different ages can attend class together – it’s a fun way for them to enjoy the weekend together and gets you back to enjoying your weekend quicker!
Location: Various locations in the greater Seattle area, including:
Bellevue-Redmond – 1800 130th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, Wa 98005
Interbay – 2213 15th Avenue West, Seattle, Wa 98199
Seattle – 7777 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, Wa 98115
West Seattle – 7025 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle, Wa 98136
Contact: Online at www.littlegym.com
Musikgarten of Seattle
Weekend Classes: Start your weekend off with a jam session at Musikgarten of Seattle! Currently, Musikgarten offers two different Saturday classes: Together Time, a parent-involvement class for children through age three, and Play Time, a class that combines time with and without parents.
Location: 3007 22nd Avenue West, Seattle, Wa 98199
Contact: By phone at 206-691-0621 or online at www.musikgartenseattle.com
School of Acrobatic and New Circus Arts
Weekend Classes: What better way to spend your weekend together as a family than to join the circus! But, no need to run away with the big top! Sign up for classes at Seattle’s School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts – they offer both family classes on the weekend (both Saturday and Sunday classes!) and sessions for kids who are ready to fly through the air.
Location: 674 South Orcas Street, Seattle, Wa 98108
Contact: By phone 206-652-4433 or online at www.sancaseattle.org
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— Katie Kavulla
photo via The Little Gym of West Seattle facebook page