Activities List (click)

LISTING OF ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

Read my recent post on after-school activities at Arcadia and Sunmarke.

Aikido classes

Aikido is being practiced in the new dojo on the 2nd floor of Arcadia Preparatory School. Classes convene on the mats every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm till 8pm. Also on Saturday from 3-4pm. Contact the instructor Lais Poutrin on 055 8334653 to learn more!

Argentine Tango Classes

Group and private classes available in JVT District 3A. Contact: tangookay@gmail.com. Click to visit website.

Badminton   The second most popular sport on the planet – now in JVT

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Badminton is the FASTEST racquet sport ever…the world record smash reached 494 kms/hr. Start training with PSA !

Scheduling classes is easy and flexible with changes possible up to one hour before class. Their membership plan provides a significant discount for regular players. Click for the pricing policy.

Need more info? View: Website Email: info@psauae.com Tel: +971-52-9078179

Training Schedule at Sunmarke School:
Sat:  6 pm and 7 pm
Sun: 5 pm and 6 pm
Tue: 5 pm and 6 pm
Thu: 6 pm and 7 pm

Click for term dates and to access the player registration form

Ladies Badminton Club plays every Saturday at 8pm in JVT @Sunmarke !

Basketball

Living in JVT, Talal is an ex professional basketball player, and would like to start a group to play basketball games at the open outdoor courts at JVT. Interested: Contact: tallooz5@hotmail.com

Belly Dancing

Ladies and teenagers are welcome to join Belly Dance workout sessions with Mahi at her home in District 8F. It’s a chance to learn belly dance for fun; to bring back your stamina and femininity while no doubt helping you get fit and lose excess weight. She’ll even come to your home for a group of friends. Contact: 0506560797 or mahi@pharsfilm.com

Boot Camp

One hour session at 6am or 6pm. District 3D. Contact suzybee10@hotmail.com

Book Club

Currently, the book club is no longer active. We had a great run in 2013 – 2014 and you can read about some of the books we read in ‘Stories from the Village‘.  If someone wishes to restart a book reading club, do inform me !  (updated Dec2015)

 Boxing

ubox-logoClasses offered by U-Box at Arcadia Prepatory school will be starting up again on 6 January for children ages 8-16.  Adult personal training at home is also an option !

For full information, contact UBox on +971 56 879 5571 / info@uboxdxb.com or visit their website

Chinese Mandarin Classes   NEW_icon

Logo for JVT Blog2One fifth of the planet speaks Chinese, maybe it’s time that you do too! Enroll in the Mandarin Club @Sunmarke school now. Lessons for kids and adults too.  Do you trade with China? Maybe you are looking to expand your business to China? Here is a great opportunity to learn the language at 1,000 dirhams per term for 10 one and half hour classes without leaving the neighborhood!

Explore their website for more information.

Contact Think First Dubai offices on 04 557 7130 or 04 443 1460 or Hermione: 056 992 6101

Cycling

Some 900 kilometres of cycle paths all across Dubai. The nearest to us is the Al Qudra cycle path now available to access behind Arabian Ranches 2. Read all about it in the Gulf News article from 30 June 2013. Recent article from the National on 8 Aug 2015 tells more.

Cycle Safe Dubai holds regular gatherings on Friday mornings at 6:30 am (winter) or 6:00 am (summer) for rides of 35k, 45k, 65k, 85k or 100k. Meet at  the 2nd round-about on Al Qudra Road, toward Bab Al Shams, about a 15/20 minute drive from JVT. Find out more on: www.cyclesafedubai.com

Every Wednesday from 6pm until 9pm the Dubai Autodrome opens for Cycling, Jogging, and Roller Blading

Dance classes  

danceMonday is dance day with Gulf Star Sports at the Arcadia school.  Visit their website to learn about the different dance styles they propose. Quote the JVT website and ask for a free trial class!

Contact: hannah@gulfstarsports.com Tel: 054 478 5577

For the pre-schoolers, they offer an early Monday morning Mini Movers with parents & toddlers together from 8:15 – 9am. Ideal from 18 months old til 3 years of age, this class encourages life long physical activity from the youngest age!  Monday afternoons are loaded with choice too:

  • 3:00 – 3:30pm ballet class (ages 3-5)
  • 3:30 – 4:00pm mini street jazz/hip hop (ages 3-5)
  • 4:00 – 4:45pm junior street jazz (ages 6-9)
  • 4:45 – 5:30pm junior musical theatre (ages 6-9)

 

stepup-logo-big-academyStep Up Academy are now offering their popular range of dance classes at Sunmarke School in JVT! They offer a wide array of classes from RAD ballet to street jazz, as well as musical theatre, cheerleading and much more.

Step Up Academy offers UK qualified instructors, examinations in the Royal Academy of Dance Ballet syllabus and the chance for all students to take part in their end of year staged performance!  For full details and the schedules for JVT please visit their website 

Contact details: Tel: 971 4 453 4360 Email: info@stepup.ae

Friendly Football matches

Sign up on their Facebook group to join in.

Football classes @Sunmarke school  

elite-logoWhere ‘Only the Best is Good Enough’

Starting 30 October 2016, Elite Sports Academy is offering Football classes at Sunmarke school for 85 AED per session (payable per term). Reduced rate for additional weekly training sessions.

One hour sessions as follows:

·         Years 1 & 2 on Sunday @2:45pm and/or Monday @3:45pm

·         All Ages on Tuesdays @5:30pm

Contact: Scott Craggs, Head Coach, Mobile  : +971 54 4639716 / scott@elitesports.ae

Click here for online booking.

Judo   

logo-budo-jukuClasses on offer at Sunmarke school from Budo Juku, a recognized Martial Arts Academy obtaining the highest standard of Karate, Taekwondo, Judo and  Bujutsu for children and adults across the UAE. They hold regular seminars with world champions and competitions throughout the year for all students.  Internationally recognized gradings are conducted by officials twice a year. Classes in the Leaps and Bounce Room on: 

Saturdays 
9am – 9:45am             4 – 7 Years Old
9:45am – 10:45am      8 – 11 Years Old
10:45am 11:45am      12 Years and Above
Visit the Budo Juku Martial Arts U.A.E. website for more information and to sign up for class!

Karate

karate-logoTaught by a former English & British champion, Sensei Alex Gardner is ready to take kids & adults through the moves. Gulf Star Shotokan Karate is on offer at Sunmarke.

Mention the JVT website and your first class is free!

Contact: karate@gulfstarsports.com  Mobile: 054 400 2514

2017 schedule  

Friday:
9:00 – 9:45am          Karate Tots (3-5 years)
9:45 – 10:45am        Karate Kids (6+ years)

Sunday: 
4:30 – 5:30pm          Beginners
5:30 – 6:30pm          Advanced

Tuesday:
5:30 – 6:30pm          Karate Kids (6+ years)

Math Prep 

nike-mathMath Prep helps kids ages 6 onwards to achieve higher Math proficiency. WhizzKids provides coaching in small groups with competent trainers to help each child to excel in Math. Program includes explanations of concepts and math drills. Fees: Aed 75 per hour or Aed 95 per 1.5 hours. Full term fees are payable at joining. For more info, visit their Facebook page.
Email: whizzkidsjbr@gmail.com ; Call – 0551355746 / 7.

Saturdays 10:30 am @ Sunmarke School in JVT with Whizz Kids !

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Moms & Tots

Join the Facebook group to participate

Pilates at JVT

Since Jan 2017, the lovely Sarah and friends are teaching pilates and yoga classes in her backyard studio. Whatsapp or call 056 774 6422 for the schedule


Pree is a qualified Stott Pilates instructor and will give lessons in your home. Contact her on Preena.ch@gmail.com or on 056 114 8070


Try out Pilates in the Park – consult this Facebook Group for information


Zeina Kabbara is a freelance certified SCOTT Pilates and Total Barre instructor offering classes in the comfort of yourhome in JLT/ Marina/ Jumeira Park/ Jumeira Islands/ Emirates Hills/ JVT/ JVC/ Springs/ Meadows/ Lakes. For more info and bookings please contact : +971 55 4295656

Swim classes for kids NEW_icon

sw_rgb-logoWarriors hold classes right here in JVT at the Sunmarke school on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

They have options for all levels starting with beginner ‘Sea Turtles’ (age 3), to intermediate level ‘Sea Horse’ up to more proficient swimmers at ‘Dolphin’ level 3.  

sunmarke-scheduleClick on the schedule image to view specific timings.

Then, to easily sign up for classes, just download the registration form and send by e-mail to: info@warriorssportsuae.com

If you are still not sure, take a gander at their website to know more about their swim instruction and understand which level is right for your child.
Need more info? Contact Warriors on: +971 55 880 3040

hamilton-aquatics-logo-01Starting at the age of 3 months, Hamilton Aquatics can teach your kids to swim! They offer regular classes for all levels at a host of nearby venues:

Emirates International School, Meadows; Dubai British School, Springs;  Dubai British School, Jumeirah Park;  GEMS World Academy off Al Khail Road; Bradenton Prep Academy, Sports City; GEMS Metropole School, Motor City and soon at GEMS Nations Academy.

For details on class schedules, contact 04 450 8832 or visit the website.
Follow this LINK to sign up for classes.


Here’s another option: Sarah has 20 yrs qualified teaching experience, in the UK & USA, with babies, children & adults and offers swim classes. Here’s what a JVT resident had to say: “Sarah is fantastic with my sometimes spirited 3 year old!” Contact: sarah@swimtech.net, 0504686761

Taekwondo   

logo-budo-jukuClasses on offer at Sunmarke school from Budo Juku, a recognized Martial Arts Academy obtaining the highest standard of Karate, Taekwondo, Judo and  Bujutsu for children and adults across the UAE. They hold regular seminars with world champions and competitions throughout the year for all students.  Internationally recognized gradings are conducted by officials twice a year. Classes in the Leaps and Bounce Room on: 

Mondays 
4pm – 4:45pm           4 – 7 Years Old
4:45pm – 5:45pm      8 – 11 Years Old
5:45pm – 6:45pm     12 Years and above
Visit the Budo Juku Martial Arts U.A.E. website for more information and to sign up for class!

 

Tennis classes

Looking for a tennis buddy: Click here !

Click to read about the Jumeirah Village Triangle court booking system

Active Sports have the mandate from Nakheel to manage the tennis court booking system. You must register via their Online Court Booking system. The rules are:

-Court bookings up to max 7 days in advance only
-One reservation only, you can book again as soon as reservation time is over
-One bookings account per household only

Email Active Sports for details on the procedure for court reservations and for information on tennis classes: bookings@ActiveUAE.com

Court 1                 District 5
Court 2                 District 8
Court 3                 District center strip WEST
Court 4                 District center strip EAST
Court 5                 District 9

Yoga   

Since Jan 2017, the lovely Sarah and friends are teaching pilates and yoga classes in her backyard studio. Whatsapp or call 056 774 6422 for the schedule.


Camilla now has a regular Yoga class on Tuesdays from 7-8pm.
50dirhams – pay as you go  (Dec 2016)
Email to register and ensure she has a place for you: way.camilla5@gmail.com
Venue: District 9 on the grass next to the tennis court, where d13 and d16 street meet.


Two yoga teachers living in JVT also offer group and private classes. They are trained and experience, and have first aid and reps certification to work in Dubai. For ladies, couples, kids and mum-to-be!

For more info call:
Preety 055 221 6345
Beatrix 055 629 0508

Zumba classes

Louisa Ait Azgare lives in JVT and teaches Zumba classes in nearby studio locations. Contact her for more info on: 0552282257 or louisa.aitazgare@gmail.com

Contact AbiZumba at: 055 60 86 987 to sign up.  Held several days a week morning or afternoon in JVT District 4H near Limitless

Do you have a group or club that meets regularly?

Want to invite others to start a group  activity with you?

Post information here so others can contact you easily.

6 thoughts on “Activities List (click)

  1. Dear Nicole, Gemma,

    Not sure if the walkies club is active? I am pregnant and need some activity to stay fit 
    Could do walking in the evenings if possible due to work during the day?

    Kindly let me know,
    Sylvie
    0557432966

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  2. Hi All,

    I am looking to start a walking club in JVT for anyone who is about in the daytime and looking to get fit? I am 6 months pregnant and need some motivation to exercise! Please contact me if you would also like to start getting fit!

    Thanks,
    Gemma

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