The best Mummy and Me classes in Shanghai

From music to dancing, swimming to cooking, English to art, here are the top classes for parents and kids

Music Together
It’s hard to find the right balance of work, family and personal time but if you’re committed to juggling all three, there are plenty of Mummy and Me classes in the city to help you make the most of your time. Make a plan to hit up each one this year and bring variety to your child’s learning and play. And Dads, don’t feel left out – these are just as much for you, too!
Jitterbugs

Jitterbugs

Operating since 2010, Jitterbugs is already well known in the community. The 45-minute, teacher-led lessons are set to a variety of energetic songs, movements, directions, games and toys that are sure to have your little one learning in a fun atmosphere. They’ve got classes for pre-walkers (under nine months) all the way to four years old. 

Jitterbugs Various locations across Shanghai. Add WeChat contact 'JitterbugsShanghai' for class schedule and locations. 100RMB per class; 450RMB for five classes; 800RMB for ten classes.

Hai Arch Dance

Hai Arch Dance

Hai Arch Dance has been running a variety of dance classes in Shanghai for years. Working with private international schools, the company is a mainstay in the children’s dance community. Hai Arch Dance now offers a Mummy and Me Ballet class and it’s fantastic. The little ones will learn the beginnings of class structure, sharing, rhythm, dance and imagination, all with the added support of a parent or ayi. 

Hai Arch Dance Multiple locations across Shanghai. Add WeChat contact 'fi-b-fi' for class schedule and locations. 160RMB per class.

MusicLAB

MusicLAB

With offerings for all ages and skill levels, this established music education company wants everyone to experience, feel, enjoy and understand music, thus nurturing a passion for music and willingness to learn. MusicLAB just launched some young toddler classes – starting at 12 months old – that make use of fun rhythm games and activities that get all the kids participating. 

MusicLAB Multiple locations across Shanghai. Contact WeChat ID 'musiclabcn' or email enautmari@kimmugroup.com for class times and locations. 220RMB per class for group classes; 380RMB per class for individual classes.

Music Together

Music Together

An international company operating since 1987, Music Together nurtures babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in a constructive way, all while learning about each child’s natural musicality in a playful, musically rich learning environment. This programme differs from other music and movement classes as they focus on getting kids to explore and create music themselves using their bodies and instruments – a perfect intro to the musical world. 


Music Together Three locations across Shanghai. Add WeChat ID 'anniehsu0808' or email musictogethershanghaimama@yahoo.com for class schedule and location. 1,800RMB per semester.

Motherground

Motherground

A Waldorf-inspired kids group where learning through play is the primary principle, this programme is designed for children aged two to three years old with parent accompaniment. Classes are two-and-a-half-hours long and offer a variety of interactive and self-guided learning activities from arts and crafts to dance and free play. 


Motherground Fifth floor, 989 Jiangning Lu, near Haifang Lu. Add WeChat ID 'motherground'  or contact Emily at 186 1687 2336 for class schedules. 350RMB trial class; 1,600RMB per month; 3,500RMB per trimester.

Mommybow

Mommybow

Mommybow offers both baby and toddler aqua classes as well as baby massage classes with certified and trained professionals. Their IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage)-certified massage courses are offered every quarter with four classes per course. Baby Aqua is an interactive pool activity class tailored to introduce babies to water in a playful way, while Toddler Aqua is a water acclimation class which teaches toddlers to feel comfortable and confident in the pool while learning first swimming movements with their parents. 


Mommybow CasaLakeville, Lane 506, Huangpi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu. Add WeChat ID 'mommybow' for class schedules. 800RMB (massage); 180RMB per class (Baby & Toddler Aqua class).

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