Does your older child have a talent for sports or music? Are you hoping to introduce your baby to early music education and meet other new mums? There are many options for Mummy and Me and children’s classes for available in the Potsdam area.
Fitness and Sport
The University of Potsdam offers you a wide variety of options at student- and family-friendly prices. Here you can try out new things, continue to practice your favourite sports, take part in organised sports trips with your new friends or simply have fun together at a wide variety of sporting events. Courses for children include:
- Baby Swimming
- Rock Climbing (Bouldering), Ages 7+
- Karate (Ages 7-11)
- Swimming (Ages 2+)
- Sport Mix (Ages 3-6)
- Dance (Ages 5-7)
- Gymnastics (Ages 12 months – 3 years)
- Zumba Kids (Ages 10-16)
Swimming with Your Baby or Toddler
There are many swim courses offered for parents and babies in Potsdam and Berlin. Most schools offer courses for babies starting at 3 months of age. Toddler swimming, where a parent is in the water with the child, is also offered until the children are old enough and have the confidence to learn to swim properly with the trainer alone. In Potsdam, the following schools offer baby swim courses:
- Kiezbad Am Stern / Newtonstraße 12 / 14480 Potsdam
- Schwimmschule Kugelfisch / Heinrich-von Kleist-Straße 39 /14482 Potsdam
- Schwimmschule Potsdam im Berufsbildungswerk im Oberlinhaus gGmbH / Steinstraße 80/82/84 / 14480 Potsdam
- PINGUIN Schwimmschule vom SC Potsdam / Erich Mendelsohn Allee 87 / 14469 Potsdam
- blu Das Sport- und Freizeitbad / Brauhausberg 1 / 14473 Potsdam
- Schwimmschule Ballon / Französische Str. 19 / 14467 Potsdam
- Schwimmschule Potsdam im Werner Alfred Bad / Hegelallee 23 / 14467 Potsdam
- Schwimmschule Potsdam / im Therapiezentrum Promnitz / Zeppelinstraße 131,14471 Potsdam
Arts and Crafts
Städtische Musikschule “Johann Sebastian Bach”
The Städtische Musikschule Potsdam was founded in 1952 and has been a municipal institution since 1990. It is a member of the Association of German Music Schools and a recognized music school in the state of Brandenburg. Its fields of work are music education, elementary music education as well as instrumental and singing lessons. A special focus here is ensemble playing with choirs, orchestras, vocal groups, bands and many forms of chamber music. The music school is regularly presented to the Potsdam public with performances by its ensembles.
Elementary Music Pedagogy (6 month – 3rd Grade): Small children experience the magic of music with all their senses. In the Elementary Music Pedagogy courses, they enjoy playing together, singing and dancing and learning to make music on simple instruments.
Instrumental and vocal lessons: Music is an essential part of our world. The ability to make one’s own music is an important foundation in the formation of the human personality. The classical instruments, jazz and pop as well as singing and music teaching can be learned here.
Musikschule Bertheau & Morgenstern, Potsdam and Berlin
The music school Bertheau & Morgenstern combines the joy of making music with a high professional level of education. Students receive lessons for a variety of instruments or vocals oriented towards everyone’s own wishes and possibilities. In addition to regular lessons, classes for babies and toddlers are offered in small groups (6 months – 6 years).
Freie Musikschule Potsdam
The music school with heart in the center of Potsdam. They offer a wide range of classes in piano, guitar, vocals and much more for children and adults. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you can learn almost every instrument. In addition to regular lessons, classes for babies and toddlers are offered in small groups (6 months – 5 years).
Kunstschule Potsdam e.V.
The courses are aimed at individuals who are interested in artistic techniques and would like to learn and deepen their implementation. In the current course schedule, techniques of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking etc. are usually offered in the afternoons and evenings. These last half a year (orientation according to the Brandenburg school plan) and are supervised by a member of the artists’ college.
In addition to this offer, workshops and holiday projects are offered. The duration of these offers depends on the respective topic. As a rule, the courses run one school semester each, with the individual course units lasting one and a half to a maximum of three hours. In the school holidays this offer breaks and is replaced by a broad alternative program of holiday courses/ projects.
The registration is done through the office of the art school (see contact). A fee will be charged per participant (see below for participant fees).
During the school holidays open holiday workshops are offered in which the children can become artistically active in the art school on selected days from 10 – 16:00 o’clock.
In order to prepare for university or college studies (art / design), young people (aged 14 – 20) are given the opportunity to take part in a remedial class. Here, the knowledge of artistic techniques is deepened and the special wishes of the participants* are taken into account (e.g. by working out an application folder for an art college).
For a detailed insight into the cultural work of an art school, it is possible to actively participate in the implementation of courses, organisational office work and exhibition planning as part of an internship. The internships are aimed at interested pupils and students and, depending on agreement, can last several weeks or several months. If you are interested in an internship, please contact the office of the art school to inquire about possibilities.
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