Exercise & Massage

Celtic Star Irish Dance Academy

The popularity of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance showed the world how energetic and inspirational Irish dance can be, at Celtic Star we aspire to recreate those exciting experiences for your child. Their syllabus, developed through 40 years of experience, uses carefully designed exercises, props & music to teach the different Irish dance routines


Suitable for children aged 2-12


Clissold House – New River Room

“Mummy & Me” Classes

First magical Irish dance class experience for your child! Mom, Dad or Nanny Irish have fun and Irish dance together. Suitable for 2 – 3 year olds

Friday: 10am – 10.30am

Friday: 10.30 – 11am


St Mary’s Church – Church Road

“Little Jiggers” Classes

An exciting new adventure for your little one !! Having fun & learning basics steps to Irish dance improving posture, co ordination and making new friends. Children now start to remember set exercises... Suitable for 3 – 4 year olds

Irish Dance Classes

Children aged 4-12 have fun their, remembering set exercises and dances and introduce hard “tap” dancing while strengthening posture, improving balance and fitness. Suitable for 4 – 12 year olds

Tuesday’s: 3.30pm – 4.00pm

Tuesday’s: 4.05pm – 4.45pm

Tuesday’s: 4.50pm – 5.30pm

Circus Dreams School of Aerial and Acrobatic Arts

A new circus school is bringing aerial and acrobatic arts to the heart of Stoke Newington.


Launched by local couple Heidi Hickling-Moore and Edward Connors, Circus Dreams offers classes to everyone, from young babies and children to teenagers, professional dancers and adults.


The school is making circus, in particular trapeze, acrobatics and aerial skills accessible to everyone. 


The classes take place on Sundays – and there are various age categories, including a family session, Kids (age 5-11), teens (age 11-18) and adults (age 16+).  Circus Dreams also offers performances at large events such as weddings and parties.  To find out more visit: www.circus-dreams.com and click here to view the Circus Dreams video.

Little Kickers Soccer Classes

Little Kickers have launched classes in Stoke Newington on Sundays at Stoke Newington School.

9.10-9.55 junior kickers (2-3.5 year olds)

10am-10.45 Mighty Kickers (3.5-5 year olds)

10.50- 11.35 junior kickers (2-3.5 year olds)

11.40- 12.25 Mighty Kickers (3.5-5 year olds)

Children can be registered online at www.littlekickers.co.uk for places to start straight away or call 0208 9582808 for details.

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Ballet North

Fantastic Fun, professional ballet classes in Stokey with Ballet North!


Mondays Stoke Newington School 5.30pm Preparatory Ballet (Age 4-6)

Mondays Stoke Newington School 6.15pm Primary Ballet (Age 6 +)

Mondays Stoke Newington School 7 - 8pm Adult Beginner - Intermediate Ballet


Thursdays N16 Boilerhouse 9.30 Parent and Toddler Ballet (18months +)

Thursdays N16 Boilerhouse 10am Baby Ballet (Age 2.5 +)

Thursdays N16 Boilerhouse 4pm Under 5s Ballet

Thursdays N16 Boilerhouse 4.30pm Preparatory Ballet (Age 4-6)


Saturday Stoke Newington School 1.30pm Baby/ Under 5s ballet

Saturday Stoke Newington School 2pm Preparatory Ballet (Age 4-6)

Saturday Stoke Newington School 2.45 - 3.30pm Youth Ballet (Age 9-14)


Vistit www.balletnorth.co.uk or email info@balletnorth.co.uk for more info and booking



KiddiKicks Football, Clissold Park, Green Lanes

KiddiKicks Football, Clissold Park, Green Lanes. Football training for children aged 2 to 5.

Thursdays: 10am-10.45am (Nippers: 2 years- 3 years)4pm-5pm (Racers: 3.6-5 years).

This class is indoors from November to March. From April classes are taken outdoors in Clissold Park. Cost: from £98 per term. www.kiddikicks.co.uk

Diddi Dance

Diddi Dance holds classes at the West Reservoir Centre on Mondays at 10am. They're open to children aged 18 months to 4 years and last 45 minutes.  The classes feature games and exercises, bells, hoops and dance ribbons while little ones bop to funky pop songs - it's great for rhythm and coordination, social and gross motor skills. Visit http://www.diddidance.com/locations/#North London

Baby and Me Yoga

Baby and Me Yoga at Yoga on the Lane in Shackelwell Lane. Wednesdays 11am-12noon. Fantastic with little babies... a little trickier once they're on the move.

Cost: £10

Dance fusion classes

Dance fusion classes take place in the Boiler House Community Centre on Cazenove Road at 10.45am on Saturday mornings. Drop in or pay by term. Suitable for children aged 3-6. Email info@liftedandgifted.co.uk

Ballet and Creative Dance Classes

Ballet and Creative Dance Classes for Kids aged 2-10 have recently launched in Hackney. Venues include The Boiler House Community Space and Chats Palace (E9 6DF).

Classes cost from £6.50 per class or £70 termly and siblings are offered 10% discount. enquiries@c12dancetheatre.com

Postnatal Yoga with Baby classes

Postnatal Yoga with Baby classes take place in Finsbury Park on Tuesdays at 10am from October 4th 2016 at Finsbury Park Race Track (located at the centre of the park, nearest entrance by Manor House tube)

Specialist postnatal Yoga sequencing will help tone and strengthen your muscles, improve your posture and combat fatigue. For baby there will be playful movement, songs and gentle massage to promote sleep, digestion and overall healthy development. The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying ourselves! Classes are for mothers and babies aged six weeks to mobile - crawlers welcome but not walkers sorry.

Mats and props provided.  Please bring a baby blanket to put down over the Yoga mats. £10 drop-in.  To sign up please visit Mindful Movements (http://www.mindfulmovements.co.uk/postnatal-yoga-in-finsbury-park.html).  Taught by Almon Caspersz of Mama Baba Yoga (www.mamababayoga.com). 

Baby Yoga

Baby Yoga at Clissold House every Friday 2.30pm till 3.30pm. Cost £6.50.


Toddler Yoga

Toddler Yoga for children aged 18 months to 3 years takes place at The Well Garden (17 Amhurst Road E8 2BT) on Thursdays 3pm-3:45pm. The SMART toddler yoga approach taught by expert Karen James helps you Stretch Move and Relax Together. The simple sequences are easy to follow and provide great fun for infants as they move from babyhood towards independence. cost £7 per session.

Classes also take place for younger children (8 months to 18 months ) on Fridays 3.45-4.30pm at Clissold House. Cost: £6.50 per session

Yummy Fit Mummy

Yummy Fit Mummy Baby-friendly exercise class at The Boiler House Community Space. Mondays from 10am - 11am. A soft play area with safe toys is provided for babies. Class includes a mixture of cardiovascular and resistance exercises to keep fit, lose weight and tone.  Babies of all ages welcome. Cost: £6 per session.

​Just for Dads Baby Yoga

Just for Dads Baby Yoga takes place at the Well Garden (17 Amhurst Road, E8 2BT) on Sundays at 10am for babies aged 6 weeks to 8 months and at 11.15am  for babies aged 9 months plus. Simple exercises to gently stretch baby's arms and legs, massage, songs and rhymes. £7 per class. Booking ahead essential. Email first-touchmassage@hotmail.co.uk

Mulberry School of Dance ballet classes

Mulberry School of Dance runs ballet classes for 2-4 year olds on Tuesdays at Clissold House. 10.30am-11am  for 2-3 year olds or 11am-11.30am for 3-4 year olds. No need to book. Visit www.mulberryschoolofdance.co.uk or call Julia on 07930 363404  

Buggy Belles

Buggy Belles Bring your baby in a buggy and spend an hour working out in Clissold Park. Suitable from 6 weeks postnatal. Includes running, jogging or power walking with functional fitness. Mondays and Wednesdays at 12.15pm and Fridays at 11am. £40 for 6 sessions of £60 for 10 sessions.  Visit www.buggy-belles.com/classes/

Love Your Body Health Hub

Love Your Body is a new local health hub in E9 offering daily classes for mothers and babies at 11.30am, are all baby friendly. Click here for more info: www.loveyourbodyhealthhub.co.uk/timetable/


BabyPILATES (11am Mondays from February 24th for 6 weeks at The Old Fire Station in Leswin Road and 11am Wednesdays from February 26th for 6 weeks at Clissold House). Rebecca Fuller runs this baby pilates course specially developed for new mums who wish to return to exercise as soon as possible, Suitable for babies between 12 weeks and 7 months. Email rebecca.fuller@icloud.com

Regal Ballet

Regal Ballet runs classes for children aged 18 months to 7 years in St Mary's Church and Clissold House. Visit www.regalballet.com and book your free trial lesson.

Tots Ballet classes

Tots Ballet classes  (for children aged 2-4) take place at Yummy Yummy at my Tummy on Stoke Newington High Street on Tuesdays at 12.30pm.

Mummy and Me Ballet classes

Mummy and Me Ballet classes take place on Wednesdays at 10am at Yummy Yummy in my Tummy on Stoke Newington High Street. The classes are suitable for children aged 18months to 2.5. 

Under 5s ballet classes

Under 5s ballet classes take place on Wednesdays at 10.30am at Yummy Yummy in my Tummy on Stoke Newington High Street, Classes are suitable for children aged 2.5-4.5.

Newington Dance Space

Newington Dance Space offers regular after school and Saturday classes for 3-4 year olds in Stoke Newington area.

Visit www.newingtondancespace.com to view the timetable.

Lifted and Gifted Dance Fusion

Lifted & Gifted run dance fusion classes at The Boiler House on Saturday mornings (10.45am) for children aged 3-6. Cost: £6.50 drop in or £60 per term (works out at £5 per lesson) Email: info@liftedandgifted.co.uk.

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Massage etc

Baby Massage with Penelope Blissenden

A Baby massage course is run by Penelope Blissenden in Yummy Yummy in My Tummy (Stoke Newington High Street on  Fridays at 10am and is suitable for babies aged 4 months to a year.

Project Wellness massage club

Massage Club for mums and dads by Project Wellness: Get together with a group of friends with babies and take turns to enjoy a 30-minute massage while the other parents look after your baby. Minimum of 4 parents. Venues include the Well Garden treatment room or your own home. Cost £30 


Dad's Baby Massage Course

A Dads’ Baby Massage Course is offered by local expert Penelope Blissenden at Clissold House some Saturday mornings. The two day course addresses attachment and bonding between father and baby and encourages communication. Cost: £40. Email penelopeblissenden@gmail.com for details of the next course.

Baby Massage with Karen James

Baby Massage with Karen James Mondays 10.30am at the Well Garden Hackney Down Studios 17 Amhurst Road E8 2BT. Cost £70. Booking essential. For all babies from 4 weeks to pre crawling. Classes help to strengthen baby-parent communication: enhance your understanding of baby's development: relieve wind, colic and constipation: encourage deeper sleep for baby. Email: first-touchmassage@hotmail.co.uk, call 07902227669 or visit www.iaimbabymassage.co.uk/karenjames. 

A Mother and Baby Reiki Clinic

A Mother and Baby Reiki Clinic takes place on Thursday and Friday mornings at the N16 treatment Space. This gentle form of healing aims to balance the body’s energy and relax you and your baby. Advocates claim it helps relieve teething plan, sleeplessness and separation anxiety. Cost: £45 for an hour long session. Booking essential. Email penelopeblissenden@gmail.com

One to one Therapeutic Sessions

One to one Therapeutic Sessions take place at the Old Fire Station in Leswin Road and The Room at Kings Cross by arrangement on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. The 45 minute sessions combine Shiatsu Therapeutic Touch, Movement and Voice in a multi-sensory play setting. This is suitable for non-verbal early years children with complex needs and/or autism.  For more information email yellruthtoday@yahoo.co.uk Or visit www.shiatsuloop.com 

Reiki Level One Course

Interested in using Reiki to help improve your family’s energy and ease anxieties? Local expert Penelope Blissenden us offing a one-day Reiki Level One Course in Stoke Newington. Email penelopeblissenden@gmail.com for more info.

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