After-school Activities Almost Too Good to Share
It's no secret that after-school activities can do more than just supplement your children’s education and keep them busy after school. They also help build confidence, teach social skills, practice problem solving and encourage healthy lifestyles through sports.
Now that summer break is over, after-school and weekend activities in Qatar are back in session, these exciting extracurricular classes around Doha are just too good to not share.
The Gymnastics Academy offers group gymnastics classes from ages four and up, where gymnasts of different abilities can develop skills on the floor, bars, beam, and vault. The program follows the FIG and USA syllabi and includes training on all four apparatus. Junior gymnasts start with lots of soft play equipment. The Academy's gymnasts regularly take part in displays and take part in many competitions around/out Doha.
Ages: Four years and up
Fees: QR 80 per class, discounts are available for booking multiple classes
Location: Doha English Speaking School, American School of Doha, Hamilton International School, Al Jazeera Academy, Lebanese School
Contact: 5582-9428, www.gymacademydoha.com
Future Sports Football Academy
Experienced, passionate and highly qualified UEFA A and B licensed coaches work with all children in world-class training facilities. Students receive free tickets to all Al Duhail games. The Academy offers competitive playing opportunities in the Qatar Foundation Junior League and a fun, friendly, family-centred environment.
Ages: Three to 16 years
Fees: QR 1225 for 14 weeks
Locations: Doha British School (Ain Khaled), Swiss International School (Al Luqta), Qatar Foundation (Education City)
Contact: 3344-2547, www.futuresportsqatar.com
FUSION is made up of three companies: Molecular Education, which manages the educational and STEM program; BE Basketball, which coaches basketball activities; and Future Football, which coordinates the football program. These three unique companies combine to deliver a top-quality, well-rounded program, where your child's development is a priority.
Classes: Future Football, Funki Fitness, BE Basketball, Molecular Science, Molecular Chef, Molecular Drone and Coding, Molecular Detective programs, Molecular Engineer, Cheerleading and Dance, Ballet, Gymnastics, Molecular Little Sprouts (a gross and fine motor skill development movement program), Adult Fitness (Spin and Kickboxing)
Ages: Three years to adult
Fees: QR 600 for once per week for 10 weeks, QR 1100 for two times per week for 10 weeks
Locations: Hamilton International School, ACS International School, Swiss International School, Sherborne Senior, Sherborne Prep, Finland International School, Qatar Foundation
Contact: 7797-8856, www.moleculardoha.com, www.bebasketball.com, www.futurefootballqatar.com
Evolution Sports Qatar
Established in 2007 and based in Doha, Qatar—Evolution Sports Academy is the country's biggest multi-sports course provider for children and young people aged three to 18 years old and adults.
We now deliver professional programmes in soccer, swimming, basketball, rugby, and netball. Every activity is facilitated by professionally trained instructors in a fun and safe environment.
We are always happy to accommodate new members whatever their experience or background. For more information please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to Evolution Sports.
Classes: Soccer, Swimming, Basketball, Netball, Fitness
Ages: Three years and up
Fees: From QR 2000 per term (12–15 weeks)
Locations: Al Waab, West Bay, Abu Hamour, Duhail
Contact: 4407-6772, www.evosportsqatar.com
IAID Performing Arts
IAID W.L.L. Qatar, is a novel institute that provides quality training for Dance, Music and Arts. A first of its kind in the Middle East, established in 2001, IAID is considered to date to be the biggest performing arts academy in the region with more than 1,200 students (children & adults) representing over 80 nationalities. IAID is supported with fully equipped dance, music, and art studios at prime and central locations in Doha and Al Wukair.
Classes: Dance, Music, Arts
Ages: Three years and up
Fees: QR 600 per month
Locations: Al Hilal, Al Wukair
Contact: 4441-1234/4427-1155, www.iaid.qa
Golf Program at Education City Golf Club
The Junior Development Program is the heart and soul of all our tuition available at the Education City Golf Club. We focus not only on golf, but also the key areas of a child's cognitive development including mobility, motor skills and coordination. Our goal is to guide the children towards playing a competent game of golf on the six-hole course.
The program runs over eight weeks, with weekly 45-minute sessions. There are fixed dates and times for the different age groups including weekends and after-school. You can register for the required class on our website.
All golf equipment is included in the lessons and there are indoor golf facilities available so children can participate inside out of the sun. We have a café available on site so parents can have a coffee and relax while they wait!
Classes: Golf Classes
Ages: Four to 13 years
Fees: 500 QR to 900 QR, four- or eight-week programs
Location: Education City Golf Club
Contact: 7773-7973, ecgolf.com
Havana Music Event
We are a team of music teachers all from Cuba with an average experience of 12 years of teaching. We develop our students’ passion for music with a different approach focused on a fun program and rapid improvement. Home tuition saves the parents and students a lot of time by avoiding traffic. We teach piano, guitar, bass, double bass, trombone, trumpet, ukelele, keyboard, sax, flute, clarinet, vocals, drums, and violin. We provide the books free of charge and can bring the instruments for the first lessons until the student decides to go forward and chooses to buy the one they prefer. The first lesson is a trial, free of charge. We believe music is a very important tool for developing students’ creativity, self-confidence and a pure way to de-stress the mind and improve our inner dialogue.
Ages: Five years and up
Fees: 600/month for 1 day a week. 1050/month for 2 days a week*
Location: We are private teachers, we come to our students’ houses
Contact: 55643508, havanamusicevent.com
Regatta Sailing Academy
Regatta Sailing Academy provides junior beginner sailing up to racing level instruction. The academy also international award expedition at the bronze silver and gold levels. There is also RYA powerboating from ages eight and upwards and junior keel-boat sailing from ages 11 and up.
Courses for children with disabilities are also available. These courses are carefully structured depending on the extent of disability. A prior discussion with the parent or school is advised to protect the child's emotional wellbeing.
Ages: Six years and up
Fees: A course is 10 sessions, 1 session per week at QR 1500 per child
Location: We are located at the South Beach at Katara
Contact: 5550-3484, 3363-2515, www.regattasailingacademy.com