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Baby yoga

Friday, 05 September 2014 - Friday, 10 July 2015 10.45am - 11.45am
Drop in sessions for parents with babies from 6 weeks to 1 year. Classes offer a mix of active and gentle movements, including massage, stretching and balancing for babies, always accompanied by well known songs and rhymes to make the exercises fun and interactive. £6.50 per session. The Royal Inn on the Park, Lauriston Road, Hackney, E9 7HJ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Karen James. Email: first-touchmassage@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07902227669. view website

London Fields Playgroup

Friday, 05 September 2014 - Friday, 17 July 2015 10.00am - midday
London Fields Playgroup has been run by parents for pre-school children since 1987. There are tons of toys, activities, snack time and a singsong. There's outdoor playspace for fine weather days too. £3.50 admits one child, £5 for two - this covers the running costs. Age group: 0-4. St Michael and All Angels Church Hall Lavender Grove Hackney E8 3LS Contact: Melissa Gates. Email: melissa@welikenicethings.com Telephone: 07979657434. view website

One School of Performing Arts

Saturday, 20 September 2014 - Saturday, 18 July 2015 11.30am - 3.30pm
We open this Saturday, 20 September at the Urswick School. Ages 7-18 classes & times are 11.30am-3.30pm ages 4-6 11.30am-1.45pm. New Students trial day (20 Sept) £5 each child. Be there for 11.15 to register. . Age group: Ages 4-18. Urswick School, Paragon Road, Hackney, E9 6NR. Contact: Ms John-Lewis. Email: info@ospa-academy.co.uk . view website

Creative tutoring class

Friday, 10 October 2014 - Friday, 23 October 2015 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Our small, friendly tutoring class explores the subjects of English and Maths. We have spaces still available and would love to welcome any new, local children. Learning is individually planned and the space given to develop confidence and independence. . Age group: 5-13. Homerton Library, Homerton High Street, E9 6AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ms B Kaur. Email: bilber.kaur@gmail.com Telephone: 07891713638. view website

Moving shadow karate club

Saturday, 10 January 2015 - Saturday, 25 July 2015 10am - 12pm
Karate lessons for children aged 5+. Beginners class 10am-11 am. £6 per session. First session free. Just turn up and join. Age group: 5-16. St Michaelmas and All Angels Church Hall, Lavendar Grove, Hackney, E8 3LR. Contact: Morvia harriott. Email: Morviah@gmail.com Telephone: 07957 311200.

Intsrumental taster scheme

Monday, 12 January 2015 - Monday, 29 June 2015 4.15pm & 5.15pm - 5pm & 6pm
An opportunity to try out 4 instruments over 20 weeks. All Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils are welcome. Every Monday starting 12 January. Spaces remaining. Contact the Hackney Music Service to find out how you can register now. . Age group: 5-11. The Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, Hackney, E8 3ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kelvin Ghann. Email: Kelvin.Ghann@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 02072417402.

Bees & Buds playgroup

Friday, 16 January 2015 - Friday, 13 March 2015 9.30am - 11.30am
A pre school playgroup with a nature theme. With access to the adjoining garden and park we will be exploring, digging, growing and learning together. Includes an indoor space with activities, stories and songs. Refreshments provided. Free to all parents, carers and their young ones. Age group: Under 5s. St Paul's Church Hall, Amhurst Road, Hackney, N16 7UE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Michaela. Email: michaela@stpaulswesthackney.org Telephone: 07985544590.

School of noise (7-13 year olds)

Saturday, 17 January 2015 - Saturday, 31 January 2015 3pm - 5pm
A series of workshops for young people exploring and experimenting with sound in entertaining and creative ways. There is no experience required and the workshops are accessible to people of all abilities. Cost: £5 per workshop. Age group: 7-13. Gallery Cafe (Chapel), 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL. Contact: Dan Mayfield. Email: info@schoolofnoise.com . view website

Phoenix Starr academy of dance

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - Tuesday, 08 December 2015 5pm - 6pm
Street dance class for children. Learn to dance for competitions, shows, exams, videos etc. £7. Age group: 7-14. Elite Evolution, 73-75 Lighthouse Space, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, E8 2EB. Disabled access: no. Contact: jazmin-jade Buckley. Email: missj.buckley@hotmail.com Telephone: 07415025565. view website

Croc Ciné - Little French Film Festival

Saturday, 17 January 2015 - Saturday, 21 March 2015 2pm - 5pm
Little French Film Festival. Inspiring for all the family. Sat 17 January to Sat 21 March. 6 feature length projections, workshops, music and party times. In French with English Subtitles. Programme, time and tickets available on www.billetto.co.uk/croc-cine. £3 per adult / £2 per children @ the door, subject to availability. . Age group: 4+. The Russet, Hackney Studio, 17 Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, E8 2BT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Makila Nsika Nkaya. Email: makila.nsika@les-crocodiles.org Telephone: +447908764708.

Ballet classes

Monday, 05 January 2015 - Monday, 23 March 2015 4pm - 4.30pm
Beginners ballet. Every Monday with a very talented Ballet teacher. Term fee: £41 for members, £55 for non members. Membership: £60 for 12 months which includes a pack of essential goodies. For more info and to book a space for your child please contact Monica or Renee at j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. Age group: 3-5 years old. 3 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Monica / Renee. Email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. view website

Ballet classes

Monday, 05 January 2015 - Monday, 23 March 2015 4.30pm - 5.15pm
This class is aimed at children aged 6-11 years old. The course is for 11 weeks, with a break in the half-term week. For more information, please email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. Age group: 6-11 years old. Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Monica/Renee. Email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07475 970322. view website

Contemporary dance for 13-17 year olds

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 - Tuesday, 10 February 2015 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
A class for young dancers to develop technical skills, strength, coordination and musicality. Creative exploration will increase choreographic skills as well as encourage dancers personal dance vocabulary. Cost : £27 for 6-week term. To reserve a place email info@adrenalindance.com. Age group: 13-17. St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Rd, St John at Hackney Church, E5 0PD E5 0PD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Andrew Coombs. Email: info@adrenalindance.com Telephone: +442085255476. view website

Breakdance

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 - Tuesday, 10 February 2015 5pm - 6pm
A new breakdance class for children to learn the basics and develop their skills in a safe central Hackney environment. This class is aimed at beginners. . Age group: 7-17 . St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, St John at Hackney Church E5 0PD. Contact: Andrew Coombs. Email: info@adrenalindance.com Telephone: +442085255476. view website