Kids Sport, Dance Classes and Friends Groups in Shanghai

Kids Sports Classes in Shanghai

Whether you’re looking for enrichment, dance classes for kids, horse riding for kids, football or soccer, play groups or more kids classes in Shanghai, there is lots of choice.

Little Kickers

Little Kickers is an international football/soccer brand. They teach young kids – ages 2 to 5 – at the very basics of football. They have a few nice locations around Shanghai, as well as Western teachers and a good atmosphere.

Coach G Academy

Started and run by football fanatic Coach Gerrard, Coach G Academy offers both regular classes and special seasonal camps, such as Summer, October National Holiday Camps and so on.

NBA Yao School

Officially licensed by Yao Ming and the NBA, NBA Yao School has coaches from the NBA and runs excellent classes at reasonable prices. As well as being fun, they want to properly coach your kid and really improve their basketball skills. Yao Ming also once made an appearance at their Summer Camp.


A wide variety of dance classes for all age groups. Well trusted and liked in the community, you’ll need to contact them for your exact specifics, as they have a wide range of choices. DanceWorks is dedicated to creating a student-centered environment in which students are encouraged to move and think as artists, drawing on different movement patterns, music, images, lyrics, stories, and emotions.

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Sport for Life

From their Jinqiao base, Sport for Life run sports, swimming and many more camps, both at special seasonal times and all through the year. The price is usually very reasonable and their teachers are good too. See their website for current seasonal offers.


Cages is also for adults and serves alcoholo at the bar, but they are also very family-friendly. Weekend mornings are suitable for younger kids to play in the little play zone, and older kids can do sports such as bubble football, baseball and archery.

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

There are both boy and girl scout groups in Shanghai. They do the usual do-goodery and help kids to learn independence, teamwork and many other useful life skills besides.

Mummy & Me / Mom & Me Playgroups


Jitterbugs has been going for about 6 years in Shanghai. They run nice and simple sessions all over Pudong and Puxi. Costs are around 100 RMB per time, or save by buying a bulk of classes. They are 45 minute sessions where kids of different ages, from 1 to 5, can dance around and meet other little kids too.

Mami & Me

Mami & Me is run by Mother of two, Kate, from Taiwan. They do their sessions in the Z&B Fitness studios, so the locations are convenient and you can meet other Mothers and make friends. or 139-1786-8647

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