13 Gift Ideas for Local Classes and Experiences

Don’t struggle with the hottest trends in toys or tech: Give the gift of local fun this holiday season! With the help of our trusted advertisers, we’ve compiled a guide of great local ‘experiences’ sure to make them smile.


House of Martial Arts

From focusing, to goal setting, to self-discipline, to self-respect – kids emerge from this program changed for the better… And their parents couldn’t be happier.

Phone: (317) 575­-9333
Address: 14598 Clay Terrace Blvd.

 Kiln Creations

Kiln Creations is fun and creative Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Mosaic Studio located in Historic Downtown Noblesville. We have a large selection of pottery including ornaments, mugs, plates, and picture frame that will make great holiday gifts for everyone on your list! All ages and abilities are welcome. No reservations required. Please visit our website for information on hours, pricing, calendar, etc.

Phone: (317) 774­-8982
Address: 60 North 9th Street, Noblesville

International Talent Academy

GIVE A MEANINGFUL GIFT this Holiday season!
International Talent Academy will make a personalized gift certificate for our unique programs & special events.
Choose from: a Birthday Party, unique workshop for your group, or a session of Musical Theatre, Piano/Voice lessons, Show Choir, Etiquette, Speech, or Early Child Development programs.

Phone: (317) 815­-9381

The Pink Slipper Dance Studio

Dance for Christmas, why of course!
give your princess a box full of *summer dance camp * leotard * tights * tutu * ballet slippers * dance bag. Choose from two camps: Fairy Fun/ Tinkerbell in Pixie Hollow for ages 3-4 yrs July 5-7 from 6-8:00 p.m. or Mermaid Adventure for ages 5-6 yrs July 26-28 from 6-8:00 p.m. We offer all of these items at our studio. She will have something to look forward to this summer and this is a great way to introduce her to the magical world of dance. Your princess will leave each evening enchanted from time with friends (no need to be a student at our studio) playing games, dancing, crafting, snacking, and using her imagination. We can’t wait for your call!

Phone: (317) 877­-7465
Address: 20576 Hinkle Rd, Noblesville


Parents know instinctively what scientists have now proven- Children thrive on music! It’s one of the best vehicles for learning in early childhood. And, did we mention, it’s fun for kids and parents! Give your child a gift filled with singing, dancing, instruments, and more that will last a lifetime…Kindermusik!

Phone: (800) 628­-5687
Address: Multiple Locations

Indy Dance Academy

We offer a variety of classes designed to promote a positive and educational experience for students of all ages! We are committed to providing quality instruction in all facets of dance movement, conditioning, technique and choreography. Join the ENERGY at Indy Dance Academy! We offer classes, workshops, birthday parties, studio rental, enrichment, outreach visit our website for more information and registration today.

Phone: (317) 218­-3694
Address: 9401 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis

Crouching Tigers

Crouching tigers combines yoga! martial arts and meditation in classes that inspire children to make positive choices. Our instructors bring fun, energetic and character building lessons to our partner locations every week.

Phone: (888) 761­-5151
Address: 2346 S. Lynhurst Dr, Ste B101, Indianapolis

Gymboree Play and Music

Gymboree’s hands-on learning environment encourages your child to build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships. Unique PlayScapes, highly trained and enthusiastic teachers and curriculum created by early child hood experts allows us to grow your child’s physical, social and cognitive skills. Ages birth-5 years. Play & Learn, Music, Art, Sports and School Skills class options. Locations in Carmel and Greenwood. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE IN ANY DENOMINATION

Phone:(317) 574­-9626
Address: Locations in Carmel and Greenwood

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indy’s favorite holiday tradition returns for its 25th year at the IRT. Scrooge’s visits to the past, the present and the future bring us hope in the dark of winter, when we need it most. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol celebrates the power of kindness, family and love in this beloved tale filled with laughter, tears and redemption.

Phone: (317) 635­-5252
Address: 140 West Washington Street, Indianapolis

Goldfish Swim School

TURN THEIR HOLIDAY WISH LIST INTO A FISH LIST. Give the gift that lasts all year with swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School. Kids love water. As parents, our job is to ensure their safety and make sure they continue to enjoy this fun and healthy pastime.

Holiday Packages On Sale NOW! Pre-pay for two months of lessons & receive $100 worth of FREE Goldfish gifts!

Phone: (317) 810­-0790
Address: Multipule Locations

Sport Horse Inc.

We offer quality riding instruction in Westfield, for adults and children, beginner to advanced. Early Bird Holiday Special: Buy 4 lessons and receive 1 free, now through November 30th! Our gift certificates make perfect gifts!

Phone:(317) 867­-1645
Address: 18326 Spring Mill Road, Westfield

Carmel Music Academy

Two Generous Holiday Gift Certificate Options ~Buy Four 30 Minute Weekly Lessons. Get 1 FREE Lesson + 25% Off Registration Fee! -OR- (BEST VALUE) ~Buy Eight 30 Minute Weekly Lessons. Get 4 FREE Lessons + 50% Off Registration Fee! Excellent for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Students. Get Started Now Learning to Play or Sing Your Favorite Songs. Great for Kids, Teens, and Adults! Choose from Guitar, Piano, Voice, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, Violin, Banjo, or Mandolin. Fun & Engaging Lessons, No Experience Necessary.

Phone: (317) 581­-1030
Address: 4000 106th Street #125-248, Carmel


The IUPUI Music Academy offers music classes for children ages 3-6, using the Harmony Road Program. This curriculum is an exciting comprehensive music program designed to help children discover the world of music through motivating materials and “hands on” activities: hearing, feeling, moving, singing, creating, sharing, reading, and playing percussion and keyboard instruments. This early background is most important for success in all future musical endeavors.

Phone: (317) 274­-4000
Address: IT 365, IUPUI Campus (Informatics Complex at 535 W. Michigan Street)

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