Activities List (click)

LISTING OF ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

Read my 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!

Basketball

Hoops-logo

Hoops is now in JVT offering excellent basketball coaching to children and young people in an affordable, safe, and social context. Coach Yara is the first female basketball coach in UAE and brings extensive experience to coaching to young people, and particularly females. She and her team promote values of competition, discipline, health, and team-work.

The 90-minute sessions are organized by age group for 4 – 17 year olds on
Fridays at 10:30 and Saturdays at 11am @Sunmarke school.

First session free – mention the JVT website!
Contact: +971 50 503 7374
Follow on Facebook and Instagram @hoops.uae


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

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Currently, the book club is no longer active.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)

Boot Camp


Jack Faux also offers a boot camp on Sundays in District 8P and Wednesday in District 1A Park for free to JVT Residents. All levels of fitness are welcome to all the classes.

He can be reached on jackfaux1987@gmail.com

Chess

Headway_logoA great way to improve strategic thinking and math skills, Headway Institute is offering after-school chess class at Sunmarke school. Each one-hour class teachs a particular skill, idea, strategy, move or concept; reinforces theory from the lesson with practical play; and includes tournament games using a unique software that matches players of equal ability against each other, ensuring close matches every week!

For Grades 1 – 6 on Thursdays from 15:15 – 16:15.
To register, Email: courses@headin.pro or phone +971 4 3625313 / 17 / 18 /19

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

Shiamak danceSHIAMAK Dance Factory brings one of the largest dance movements in the world to JVT! Specializing in Bollywood workout, they are offering classes for all ages at Sunmarke school :

Every Tuesday –  Thursday

  • Children (4 to 7yrs) – 5.00 to 5.45 pm
  • Juniors (7 to 12yrs) – 5.45 to 6.30 pm
  • Adult (12++) – 6.30 to 7.30 pm

Enrollments taken on the first day of class Sept 19th from 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm.

8 classes for 460 dirhams. Call ‘MARKGULF EVENTS’ for details on 04 3446581 – 050 7086488 – 050 7141788 or visit the website.


Argentine Tango Classes

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


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

Drama classes

LogoDs2dio’s Drama & Musical theater program provides your promising young performers with professionally structured training that focuses on voice, acting and dancing to prepare for the professional stage. Your child will be inspired to explore and cultivate their creative talent under the supervision of professional artists. Classes run every Monday from 4:15 – 5:15 @Arcadia !

Contact by Tel: +971-55-8496193 or Email: info@ds2dio.ae
View the WebsiteFacebook  Follow on Instagram: Ds2dio_Dubai

Friendly Football matches

Sign up on their Facebook group to join in.

Football / Soccer classes 

ac milan biancoAC Milan Academy holds weekend classes at Sunmarke school for all ages. The vision of the A.C. Milan Academy is to develop each and every player’s skills technically and tactically as well as equiping players with vital life skills such as focus, stamina and discipline.

Schedule:

  • Friday at 4:30 – 6pm or 6 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday at 9 – 10:30pm or 10:30 – 12pm

BandFsports-Logo-smallContact: 056 246 9100, Email: info@acmilansoccerschool.ae or visit the website for more information.


2017-08-31 02.32.41FCBEscola Dubai transmits the values that are represented by FC Barcelona: tolerance, respect, solidarity, friendship, fair play, integration, effort, and happiness. These values significantly help develop and encourage the players’ technical, physical and psychological skills.

Starting on September 17th, Stryx is offering after-school classes 3 times per week at Sunmarke School on:

  • Sundays at 3:30-4:30pm (4 – 6 yrs)
  • Mondays at 3:30-4:30pm (7 – 9 yrs)
  • Wednesdays at 3:30-4:30pm (10 – 12 years)

2017-08-31 02.18.05Contact: 04 247 9777
Email: diyana@stryxsports.com

Visit their website for more information.

Judo

Budo-juku-logo-2017Considered the ‘home of martial arts’, Budo Juku is offering classes at Sunmarke school again this year. 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

They also offer classes at nearby Regent International school on Wednesdays for children and on Monday evenings for adults.

Visit the Budo Juku Martial Arts U.A.E. website for more information and to sign up for class!

Contact: 04 813 5637 or 08135637        Email: budojuku@yahoo.co.uk

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 school.

Mention the JVT website and your first class is free!

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

2017 schedule (commences week of 10th September)

Sunday: 

4:30 – 5:30pm          Beginners (6 yrs+)
5:30 – 6:30pm          Advanced

Tuesday:

4:30 – 5:30pm          Beginners (6 yrs+)
5:30 – 6:30pm          Advanced

Wednesday:

4:30 – 5:30pm          All Grades (6 yrs+)
5:30 – 6:30pm          Competition Class

Friday:

9:00 – 9:45am          Tots (3-5 years)
9:45 – 10:45am        All Grades (6+ years)

Language classes

Headway_logoAfter-school language classes in French, Spanish and Russian is on offer from Headway Institute at Sunmarke school. Children will learn how to write essays and dictations which will help them to develop good grammar skills and improve the vocabulary.  Pupils will be evaluated to determine the proper level but an age indication is mentioned below.

Russian classes* – Mondays:

  • Level 1 (ages 3-5)   @1pm – 2pm
  • Level 2 (ages 6-8), Level 3 (ages 9-11) and Level 4 (ages 12-15)   @3:15pm – 4:15pm

Spanish classes – Tuesdays:

  • Level 1 (ages 3-5)   @1pm – 2pm
  • Level 2 (ages 6-8), Level 3 (ages 9-11) and Level 4 (ages 12-15)   @3:15pm – 4:15pm

French classes – Wednesdays:

  • Level 1 (ages 3-5)   @1pm – 2pm
  • Level 2 (ages 6-8), Level 3 (ages 9-11) and Level 4 (ages 12-15)   @3:15pm – 4:15pm

*Note: Classes are taught by certified primary and secondary school professionals from Russia. The teaching methods comply with the Russian Federation Standards of
Education and Russian school books and Classic Russian Literature are  used. The classes cultivate love and understanding of the Russian culture and include contests, theatrical performances and Russian handicraft activities for the children.

For more information, please visit the website or contact Headway to register by
Email: courses@headin.pro or phone +971 4 3625313 / 17 / 18 /19

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


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 and adults

HPSC logoHigh Performance Swimming Club is offering a range of children’s  classes and adult swim at Sunmarke school. There are beginner, intermediate, stroke improvement, pre-squad and squad training for children and adult recreational swim, stroke correction and swim fit class. Click to view the schedule of classes for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday options.

On-line Registration is quick and simple to do!

Check out their website to learn morwebsitee about their programs and their coaches.
HPSC Office: 050 – 1754747          Email: info@hpsc-dubai.com


sw_rgb-logoWarriors hold classes right here in JVT at the Sunmarke school. They have options for all levels starting with Aqua Babies, beginner ‘Sea Turtles’ (age 3), to intermediate level ‘Sea Horse’ up to more proficient swimmers at ‘Dolphin’ level 3.  Classes are held on Saturdays, and after-school on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays. This year they also offer Adult swim class on Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening.  You’re going to love being a warrior!

Click to Consult Full Schedule

Mention the JVT website and book your FREE ASSESSMENT
contact: info@warriorssportsuae.com / 055-880- 3040 / website

Follow on Facebook and Instagram: @swimmingwarriors and @warriorssportsuae

Taekwondo  

Budo-juku-logo-2017Considered the ‘home of martial arts’, Budo Juku is offering classes at Sunmarke school again this year. 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. 

Mondays 

4pm – 4:45pm           4 – 7 Years Old

4:45pm – 5:45pm      8 – 11 Years Old

Visit the Budo Juku Martial Arts U.A.E. website for more information and to sign up for class!

Contact: budojuku@yahoo.co.uk               Tel: 08135637

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

Winter Walkers

JVT Winter Walkers – Get together every Wednesday evening meeting out front of Sunmarke school at 7.30pm.  Come along for a chat and make new friends !!!

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.


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.

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