Family activity opportunities are everywhere! No matter where you live in, there is always a kid-friendly or family-friendly side of that city. This year, we are introducing our kids dance school to new locations in three different cities: Evanston, Chicago; 4S Ranch, San Diego; and Fremont in Seattle! Dance classes in Fremont and Evanston will be open in January 2015. All of these areas offer entertainment for kids that fosters learning and fun. Read on to explore the vibrant and exciting activities your family can do either before your child's dance class or afterward.
Evanston is a special and diverse city in Chicago with its historic neighborhood, bustling downtown
and Lake Michigan. Along with these attractions, our kids dance classes in Evanston are located at the center of the city, which is accessible and close to everything in Evanston. A 10-minute drive will take you to the Evanston Farmers Markets in Ecology Center, which is a great place for your family to have some fresh, affordable and locally grown food after the little dancer’s morning dance classes. Similarly close to our dance class is Evanston Public Library. If you want to boost your children’s learning potential and would like your kids to be exposed to the merits of reading, this is definitely the place to take them after classes. It offers special programs and story hours for preschool age children at least 20 months old. If you are up for a longer drive, Up to 30 minutes, the Chicago Children's Theater is a great option. The fun and inspiration that it passes to little dancers is worth the visit. This theater, geared towards kids as the name suggests, is devoted not only to delivering visually stunning children’s shows but to educational programs for young performers as well. It is a good opportunity to show your kids where they can apply the dance techniques they learn in class in Evanston.
2. 4S Ranch/Rancho Bernardo:
4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo are lively communities with endless opportunities for sports with so many public parks and playgrounds, and active youth sport community organizations. We hold our kids dance class in 4S Ranch at Kid Ventures, the neighborhood play center with creative play facilities aiming to help nurture your child’s imagination and creativity. Here your children can play different roles and explore different skills in various scenarios in its play village such as theater, nursery, pirate ship, etc. When your kids are done with dance class in 4S Ranch, just take them out of the classroom and Kid Ventures is right there. Warning: the kids may have so much fun they won't want to leave when it’s time to go home! Another great spot in 4S Ranch for family activities is the 4S Heritage Park. It has two play structures, one of which is designed for smaller children and a basketball court for Dads and their friends. There is also large grassy field for all types of sports where your dancers can practice some new dance moves they just learned in class. Only 3 minutes away from our 4S Ranch kids dance studio, this public park is perfect for a family gathering, a walk with the dog, or a casual stroll. while waiting for your kids taking their dance classes.
Our new dance classes in Seattle is located at Fremont Health Club. Fremont, is known for its unique, quirky and artistic atmosphere. For families who would like to try biking with your little ones after their dance classes, head to Gilman Bike Trail. There are a couple of places to rent bikes that are designed to carry little bikers at the back and offer helmets for kids as well. It’s all relatively flat so it’s good for kids or parents pulling a trailer. Gas Works Park is the public park near our dance school where you can go right after class for family activities. It is an ideal spot in Fremont for kite flying with kids, watching the sun set across the lake and just chilling out after the children have spent all their energy during dance classes.
We all do our best to encourage family bonding time with our kids rather than plugging them in to the TV, smart phones or iPad (however tempting that might be). It is such a wonderful bonus to be able to have that enriching time with the kids in such a convenient location to their dance classes. Dance classes in Evanston, 4S Ranch and Fremont are surrounded by many amazing family friendly attractions as listed above. Check them out after picking up your kids from dance classes and enjoy the family fun!