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12 Places to Play Local and Support Small Businesses in LA!

Everyone is going to be shopping local this weekend, but raise your hands if you want to PLAY local too! Check out the super fun and creative classes and activities we’ve rounded up in the LA area, and say thanks to the local kids’ activity providers in your hood by booking a class today!

Beg. Hip Hop Dance at the Floor Dance Academy
November 30th, 4:30 PM / West LA / 5 – 7 years old

Your kiddos will bust a move while learning this street style dance!  Focusing on their  sense of style and creativity, tiny dancers will learn basic movements that can then be interpreted into more complex, fast-paced intricate movements and develop some freestyle/improvised abilities.

Children’s Lightsaber Academy at Swordplay LA 
November 24th, 9 AM & 10 AM / Burbank / 5 – 8 years old

You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far far away to learn to swing a lightsaber. Your kiddos will learn the art of fencing while enjoying the art and science of being a Jedi.

Kids Capoeira at Capoeira Besouro
November 24th, 26th & 28th, 12:30 PM, 4 PM & 5 PM / Venice / 4 –11 years old

Combining self-defense, dance, and music, this Afro-Brazilian martial arts class is not to be missed. Your kids will learn some moves, enjoy the beats, and get a workout!

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Lights Camera CREATE! at Zimmer Children’s Museum
November 26th, 9:50 AM / Playa Vista / 24 months – 4 years old

Calling all creators! This action-packed class combines art-making, dramatic play, theatrical games, storytelling, and performance to build your little big star’s imagination! Come learn and PLAY, in a theatrical kind of way!

Lotus Littles at Light On Lotus Yoga
November 25th, 12 PM / Mar Vista / 5 – 10 years old

Explore all sorts of fun poses; balancing, twisting, strengthening, and stretching, as well as yoga breathing and meditation. Your little yogis will have lots of fun learning how to keep their bodies healthy, their hearts happy, and their brains calm.

Messy Art and Sensory Play at Genius Kids Club
November 28th, 29th & 30th, 10 AM & 11 AM / Studio City / 10 months – 3 years old

In this exploratory art class, little artist will work with tons of different mediums: water colors, clay, metal, stone, wood, brick, acrylic, crayon, vellum, glitter, and so much more! Kids can interpret the instructions in whatever way feels right to their unique, artistic preferences.


Mommy & Me at Spanish in Action
November 28th, 10:15 AM / Manhattan Beach / 12 months – 3 years old

Looking to pick up a second language? This class teaches Spanish immersion to toddlers and parents (or caregivers). Little ones will engage in activities using music, movement, singing, visual aids, instruments, stories, puppets, parachutes, and a sensory station.

Rock Star Class at Rock4Kids Music Studio
November 28th & 29th, 12:30 PM & 4:30 PM / Sawtelle / 3 – 7 years old

Your kiddos will literally rock out at this class! Using a unique method of multi-instruments and stage performances, younger rock stars are exposed to a broad range of musical styles in an environment that is fun and keeps them motivated and inspired.

Sing & Sign Fun at Zooga Yoga
November 25th, 12 PM / Culver City / 1 months – 24 months HH

Help your babies communicate through sign language! This class will teach you and your little ones the basic baby signs and signing strategies through playtime activities and songs.


Tiny & Me Tumbling at Big and Tiny 
November 27th, 12 PM / Santa Monica / 6 months – 12 months 

Your tiny tumblers will flip, literally, at this class where kids get to run and play while working on increasing their mobility, awareness, confidence, and language development.

Tube Rollers at Roll N Fun Zone 
Weekdays, various times / Redondo Beach / 3 – 17 years old

Want to roll around in a giant tube in the water?! You’ll have to see it to believe it! Pop into this open play time where your kiddos can literally get into giant inflatable rollers and roll around in a pool of water.

Youth Aerial Arts at Art Flying Aerial
Daily, various times / Lomita / 7 – 12 years old

What’s more fun to a kid than flying around in the air? Flying around in the air on safe equipment, with safe instructions! Kids will experiment with different apparatuses while focusing on upper body and abdominal conditioning.

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