Kids today are really into Hip Hop, break dancing and other forms of modern dance. Please see our list below of facilities and instructors that offer these classes for kids in Jeddah. If you have had an experience with any of these facilities or if you know of additional classes we can add to our list, please let us know by leaving a comment below.
Chamelle Plaza (girls only)
Ages: 9-13 yrs old
Days: Sundays and Wednesdays
Fee: 700 Sar for 10 classes
Location: Hamara/Thalia Area
Hours of operation: Sunday to Thursday 9am to 9pm and Saturday 9am-8pm
Dance by Serpil–available for private classes at your home or on your compound
Available classes: Zumba, Hip Hop, modern dance, and belly dancing
Ages: 3yrs to adult
Time: Morning and evening classes available
Class size: Willing to teach small groups of children or adults
Location: Your compound or home
Fees: begin at 300SR/Month depending on location and additional compound fees that may be imposed.
Expressions Club on Saraia Compound
Fee: 500Sar/month (twice a week)
Note: This is a co-ed class and is taught by a man.
Expressions Club in Rawdah
Note: This is a co-ed class (probably taught by a man).
Life at our house has been a bit monotonous lately, so when my son showed me an ad for the Aytamona Festival, I was excited to try it. This is an annual women and children’s event aimed at raising funds for orphans.
Let me tell you, this festival far exceeded my expectations. The space was laid out well, the decorations and props were beautiful and high-quality, and the huge number of volunteers were all friendly and kept things in good order (thank you for reminding the lady who butted in line that there was a queue!) There was a light atmosphere and I noticed a kindness not only from the volunteers, but the guests as well. I received many smiles from strangers and even a heartfelt apology from the woman who accidentally bumped into me. It was refreshing to have such an enjoyable night out. The organizers deserve a great deal of credit for putting together something so geographically vast with creative and diverse activities for kids, teens and adults to enjoy.
Hanging swing ride
The massive space was divided thematically with the usual festival offerings like arts and crafts, face painting, and bouncy castles. They also had fun back drops where you can get a your child’s photo taken, then framed as a keepsake; an “underwater room” with blacklights, where kids engage in a sensory experience; a shadow puppet theater, and a teen corner complete with karaoke. For the sake of time and money management, we suggest walking through each section before deciding which ones to visit. We were there for 3 hours, and still didn’t get a chance to see everything, like the farm, the science corner and all those clothes for sale by our favorite charity shop, Mawakab Alajer.
The festival is only running for one more day, but I am writing this to encourage you to go tonight. It’s for a good cause, it’s something different and your kids will love it. Go. It’s great.
Hours of Operation: 5-11pm
Entrance Fee: SAR 20 for girls and boys under 9, SAR 30 for adults
Activity Fee: Each activity or experience ranges between 5 and 25 riyals. You can buy tickets at the gate and at kiosks throughout the event space.
For maps, a Careem discount code, videos and additional photos, please visit Aytamona’s Instagram page here.