In order to keep them busy after school and on Wednesday: there is more to piano or tutus in life… Do you feel liked adding a touch of coolness or creativity in the lifestyle of your teens as well as the little ones? The Do It Team has focused on finding the coolest options for the new Fall season.
For whom? Kids (starting at 6 years old) who have a hard time managing their stress and emotions. Marie-Caroline Peponnet, the guru of yoga for kids is a huge success with her collective Yoga 4 Kids Paris.
How does it work? Kids discover yoga through postures and animal names inspired by their movements. Really funny! At the end of the session, a colouring option that will lead them into a state of concentration close to meditation. Marie-Caroline Peponnet also organises private “family courses” at home...
When? On Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm (6/10 years) and on Thursday from 5pm to 6pm (7 years and +).
Where? At Yoga Tigre Neuilly, 191 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine - €648 for a yearly subscription.
More information on yoga4kidsparis.com.
For whom? Teenagers and younger kids (starting at 5 years) who dream of being dressed in Jacquemus, Virgil Abloh, Karl Lagerfeld or Isabel Marant. Divided by age groups, each one defines a style “project” with their teacher that will take place during courses where one learns the basics of stylism. Bags, t-shirts, dress, kimono, fanny pouch. Girly or streetwear: everything can be imagined.
How does it work? Like a couturier in a creation workshop, children go through many stages: research and sketching of the model, patron, then conception and choice of the materials and fabrics before the actual creation on a machine. In short: totally hands-on!
When? Tuesday to Saturday. More information on clubdesenfantsparisiens.com.
Where? At the Club des Enfants Parisiens, 57 Rue Ampère, 75017 Paris - €670 for the year.
For whom? Danse avec les Stars or The Voice is your kid’s passion? He/She spends their time watching La La Land, sings and dances full blast all day long? The Les Enfants de la Comédie Musicale company is going to make their dream come true: Titanic, Matilda or The Little Match Girl.
How does it work? One year to prepare a musical comedy spectacle, by being initiated to Modern’Jazz, at the theater and during collective singing courses with rehearsals.
When? Tuesday to Sunday. More information on lesenfantsdelacomediemusicale.paris.
Where? Aux Enfants de la Comédie Musicale, 41 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris - €395 per trimester.
For whom? For teens who lack reactivity, coordination and self-confidence. More than a self-defence method, the Krav Maga, used by the Israeli army, is a full-fledged martial art.
How does it work? Half-way between ju-jitsu and boxing, this course also enables to develop coordination, balance and orientation in space. It teaches different postures and techniques forming the art of Krav Maga. And very efficient self-defence.
When? On Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm, on Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm or from 6pm to 7pm. More information on kravmaga-paris16.com.
Where? At the OIS, 2 villa Longchamp, 75016 Paris - €470 for a monthly subscription.
For whom? Those who definitely count on becoming masters in the art of artificial programming or to study at Ecole 42. Even if your teen is not a math whiz and does not know much, this course is open to all levels.
How does it work? As introduction, we grow familiar with technology by first creating an image of classification. Then, students participate and get prepared as a team in a race of IronCar autonomous cars and Kaggle challenges.
When? On Fridays from 7pm to 0h30am or on Saturdays from 11h15 am to 12h45pm.
More information on magicmakers.fr.
Where? In the schools Magic Makers, 6 centres in Paris and the suburbs - between €730 and €840 per year.
For whom? For your teens who are total fans of jazz, hip-hop, R’n’B and the macarena, of course!
How does it work? Le Centre de Danse du Marais if offering Street Jazz & Hip-Hop courses with Mia Frye a teacher, a must!
When? Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm. More information on centrededansedumarais.fr.
Where? At the Centre de Danse du Marais, 41 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris - €20 per course or €300 for 20 courses.
For whom? For teenagers who dream of the States and their street culture.
How does it work? Kids learn to create works as graffiti, tag and other street techniques on different supports, after an art history course featuring artists such as Banksy, Psycho or Jeff Aerosol.
When? Thursday form 6:10pm to 7:15pm. More information on clubdesenfantsparisiens.com.
Where? At the Club des Enfants Parisiens, 57 Rue Ampère, 75017 Paris - €725 for the yearly subscription.
Making a robot
For whom? Real geeks from 11 to 17 years old are going to make friends here. If they enjoy picking up challenges and dream of meeting Wall-E for real, robotic, courses is what they need.
How does it work? Each kid will build a robot, choosing it in keeping with a specific function (such as walking, sitting, speaking…) and designing it as they wish before programming it.
When? On Thursdays from 5pm to 6:30pm. More information on les-ingeniaux.com.
Where? Les Ingéniaux, 27 Rue du Père Guérin, 75013 Paris - €285 for a subscription from September to December.
For whom? For kids who want to start learning to dance on a low-key basis, and who have lots of energy to dispense.
How does it work? Mix a little bit of dance, games and acrobatics: you will obtain capoeira. This super funky method stimulates rhythm and suppleness while amusing kids madly.
When? Monday to Saturday. More information on paris-capoeira.fr.
Where? With the Association Jogaki, in Paris and in Pantin - €180 for an annual subscription.
For whom? Starting at 4 years old, beginner or not. Courses can be adapted to all levels and make kids into champs of urban sliding worthy of a film by Gus Van Sant.
The course: each 2h session enables to acquire all the latest techniques to slide in all security in skate parks and stadiums scattered a little everywhere in Paris. Possibility also of private lessons.
When? Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. More information on paris-skate-culture.org.
Where? At the Paris Skate Club, in Paris and in Neuilly - à la carte rate, €155 for 6 sessions of 2h and € 40 for an individual course of 1h.
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