Fun Fitness Classes at Dragon Bay
Antje Pfeiffer is the lady who makes fitness fun! She holds Step Aerobics and Body Balance classes on Friday mornings. Step Aerobics, which is said to burn 30-60 percent more calories than traditional aerobics, places particular emphasis on the hips, thighs, abdominals, and buttocks (in other words, all the problem areas a lady could have).
Body Balance, on the other hand, is a low-intensity exercise that takes elements from yoga, tai chi and Pilates, and combines them into an effective workout that improves joint flexibility and strength, while helping you feel centered and calm.
Step Aerobics (beginners): Fri 9-10am. Body Balance: 10-11am. 2F, Dragon Bay Villa Clubhouse (150 1100 4538, firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Pointe Dance Studio Dance Through Time
The kids in the jazz and tap classes of On Pointe Dance Studio are ready to light up the stage once again on Friday, June 7 at 6.30pm with some toe tappin’ goodness featuring music from the last few decades. With highly-polished dance routines, fun costumes and great beats, this will surely be a fun evening out! Remember to book all tickets in advance; tickets are RMB 50 for adults, RMB 30 for kids older than 3, and free for children younger than 3. The performance will be in Founder’s Theater at the Western Academy of Beijing. For more information, call 183 1094 5950 or email email@example.com
Shine Onstage with Beijing Playhouse
Due to popular demand, Beijing Playhouse, the premier English-language theater company in Beijing, has opened up new summer workshops. Here in Shunyi, kids ages 6 to 14 will learn how to act, sing dance and be confident on stage. And that’s not all, because they will put together all their new skills as they mount Oliver Twist. All students who audition will get a role, and parents as always are sure to report 100 percent satisfaction. Hurry, slots are filling up fast!
Auditions and enrollment are Saturday, July 6 at 4pm, late auditions and enrollment are Sunday, August 11 at 10am. The camp runs Monday to Saturday, August 12-24, with a 2pm performance on Saturday, August 24. Tuition is RMB 6,500 per child. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
More Than Just Tea
There’s more than just tea brewing at The English Tearoom, which is next to the BeiDong Flower Market. Owner Jennie Grierson and her business partner Steven Hirst, who are both teachers, have organized another workshop that is sure to keep kids happy and busy!
The popular children’s baking classes with Rebecca Wykes, the tearoom’s wonderful chief confectionary consultant, are back. They were fully booked at Easter so call soon. The playroom adjacent to the open kitchen is the usual site of these workshops. Parents can sit back, and enjoy a cup of tea while the lovely scents of cheese scones and jam tarts waft throughout the tearoom.
The dates for the classes are: Tue, May 28. 1.00-2.30pm (ages 4-6 years) and 3.00-4.30pm (ages 7-9 years). Sat, Jun 8, 10.30am-noon (all ages), Sat, Jun 15, 10.30am-noon (all ages). For information or to book a spot, call Steven at 136 8368 4089.
Photo courtesy of and Beijing Playhouse
Dana is the beijingkids‘ Shunyi Correspondent. Originally from the Philippines, she moved to Beijing in 2011 (via Europe) with her husband, two sons and Rusty the dog. She enjoys writing, photography, theater, visual arts, and trying new food. In her free time, she can be found exploring the city and driving along the mountain roads of Huairou, Miyun and Pinggu.