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Aliki’s Art House - a space and place where the fun begins! Aliki’s proven step-by-step system teaches students of all ages how to draw in a variety of styles from realistic to abstract, while exploring a wide range of media. Learning how to draw will help improve a student’s concentration, attention, visual skills, problem-solving, and creativity. Our teachers are artists who are passionate about art education. Visit our website for creative experiences for all ages (i.e. children, teens, and adults). We offer everything from one-day workshops to year-round classes.
Draw, paint, or try your hand on the potter’s wheel. From art classes to studio space, Calgarians of all ages and abilities can try a new creative adventure or continue to develop their skills. Along with visual arts, Wildflower and North Mount Pleasant offer dance and drama programs, studio memberships, birthday parties, and custom programs. Try something different this Fall! Check us out at calgary.ca/artscentres.
The Imagine Arts Academy is a new partnership between Crayola® and the creators of Mad Science®. These eight-week Art Clubs can be held in schools, during the lunch break, or after school, or in any facility that offers children’s programming. Developed to boost confidence and develop critical-thinking skills, children will go on a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the world around them. Call us today to learn more!
Create gorgeous projects which encapsulate beauty in glass! With guided classes for all ages, school programs, unforgettable birthday parties and more, Passion for Glass is a full-service glass studio featuring kilns and moulds with resources and instruction in a safe environment for all experience levels. Learn a unique art form and create truly spectacular pieces!
Our Kids Illustration Workshops introduce children to the basics of illustration and design in a variety of fun, mixed media projects taught by local illustrator Vanja Kragulj. Workshops are offered for children ages 4-14 in single or 10-week sessions. We also create fully customizable birthday workshops. Please visit our website at vanjakragulj.com/workshops for more details and to view our fall schedule.
A different kind of learning. A powerful kind of fun. Young Rembrandts! Inspire your child’s imaginative spirit and bolster educational skills that will benefit them all year long. The secret to our success is that children already love to draw - we take their love a little further by giving them a solid foundation that takes their drawings from doodles to confidence-boosting achievements. Preschool, Elementary, and Cartoon weekly classes, workshops, residencies, and birthday parties. Over 25 years’ experience.
100 Kids brings together 100 (or more) kids in Calgary who care about local charities and want to make a difference within their community. 100 Kids members between the ages of 5 and 17 come together four times a year with $10 each to donate to a local charity. Kids nominate local charities in advance and three charities are randomly selected. The charity with the most votes will receive the group’s collective donations. 100 percent of the donations go to the local charity.
Calgary Humane Society Youth Clubs are a fun way for youth to be involved in helping animals during the school year! Club members interact with the animals, play age-appropriate games, and engage in shelter activities all while learning about leadership, compassion, care, and respect. Register online now or find out more about our three age-appropriate clubs!
Conveniently located in Kensington, this interactive culinary centre provides a fun, active, hands-on environment with cooking activities that focus on natural ingredients and a really big “Yum” factor.
We host a wide variety of hands-on cooking classes and camps for all ages! Parent and child classes deliver skills and knowledge that will change the way your family eats and works together in the kitchen. Opportunities for budding foodies or gardeners in your family serving ages 4 to 14. Fill PD days and school breaks with camps at various locations. Adults can sign up for our sought-after canning, preserving, and gardening classes, too. Registration dates: year-round opportunities.
Absolute Dance is Calgary’s leading studio in dance. We offer recreational and competitive high-quality training in Hip Hop, Acro, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap from tots to adults. We pride ourselves on our enthusiastic and qualified teachers and great customer care. Come check out our state-of-the-art facility and join us as we celebrate 21 seasons of dance and inspiration.
Whether trying dance for the first time or seeking top-level training for your aspiring dancer, the Alberta Ballet School, the official training school of Alberta Ballet, has programs for everyone. Recreational dance for all ages and abilities with full-year and sessional programs available. We also offer intensive programs (for ages 6 and up) tailored for dancers pursuing a higher level of dance training. Conveniently located downtown, close to amenities. Registration is ongoing.
Counterpoint Dance Academy Marda Loop has operated in the dynamic community of Marda Loop for 18 years, offering an extensive array of programs for children ages 2 to 18. Dance disciplines include Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, and Musical Theatre. Our community of invested professionals develop the technical skills of dancers in a fun, nurturing environment while building life skills of discipline, focus, work ethic, compassion, and community interest.
Located two minutes west of northwest Calgary, our family-oriented studio is perfect for recreational and competitive dancers. Our small class size affords optimal learning in a nurturing environment. We offer full-year classes in all genres and sessional classes for adults, homeschool students, and preschoolers. We offer exams through RAD, CDTA, ADAPT, and Acrobatic Arts.
Celebrating 34 years, Dance with France (DWF) is a high-energy performing dance studio! Offering numerous dance lessons for ages 3 to adult, our mission is to provide positive experiences, self-confidence, passion for dance, and performance! DWF provides fun performance opportunities, two big shows per year, recreational and competitive classes, birthday parties, summer camps, studio rentals, and more. Be a part of an amazing dance family!
Learn - Connect - Inspire. Excellence in technique and artistry. Providing premium dance instruction to children ages 1 and up in a variety of genres. Classes are age- and developmentally-appropriate and taught by professional and experienced faculty in a respectful and caring environment. Preschool, Recreational, Ballet Intensive program, Competitive programs, and more! Centrally located three blocks east of Chinook Centre.
Dance is Serious Fun at Free House Dance Plus where we welcome, engage, and inspire all ages - kids, teens, and adults. With a credible reputation in the dance community spanning 32 years, we bring our best professional instructors to the classroom and provide everyone with a fun, educational, and high-caliber dance experience. Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Acrodance, Highland, African, Bollywood, Bellydance, Zumba, and more!
Come join our family! Learn the love of dance. Get physical exercise! Learn new things. Challenge yourself. Meet new people and get moving. Come and have fun with us! Let us know you saw this ad and your first class is free!
Located in Varsity, Instep School of Dance is a non-competitive dance school offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Preschool dance. Our highly-qualified and trained instructors emphasize strong technical training in an encouraging, safe, and fun atmosphere.
A past Parents’ Choice Awards Winner! Come dance with the best as we celebrate over 40 years of dance education from the inside out. MWDA has a mandate to develop strong technical skills hand-in-hand with the joy of artistic expression within ‘the non-competitive philosophy.’ Shana Bachynski Eriksen, A.R.A.D., R.T.S., and a staff of very knowledgeable, qualified, and dedicated dance educators offer a variety of dance classes.
Bricks 4 Kidz combines learning and fun in our hands-on Lego®-based programs for kids ages 3 to 13 and up. Interactive lessons introduce children to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) vocabulary and principles incorporating real-world objects and cool themes! Participants will take their building to the next level with our proprietary motorized technic models, traditional brick builds, character figures, gallery mosaics, and more. We believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. Our projects encourage imagination and critical thinking as kids are challenged to expand understanding. Classes, Camps, Field Trips, Birthday Parties, and Special Events.
Looking for fun, interactive classes for your infant or toddler? Brilliant Beginnings offers theme-based classes that promote language and literacy while engaging in music and movement, interactive activities, crafts, and sensory play! Brilliant Beginnings also offers parenting support and workshops (toddler behavior, etc.). Locations in Silver Springs, Auburn Bay, Marda Loop, Aspen, and Briar Hill.
We offer math and computer coding programs to help students of all levels. We help students to realize their dreams of going to top-notch universities of their choice and/or to win top awards in intermediate to advanced levels of math competitions. It is our goal to help students build a solid math foundation, which is beneficial to their whole life. We provide various scholarships including full amount scholarship and principal scholarship to support students. We welcome your kids to study math and participate in various math contests at Calgary Olympic Math & Computer School.
Estelle Siebens Community Services at Foothills Academy offers a variety of programs and services for individuals affected by Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD in Calgary. Programs include child and youth Amicus Recreation programs; remedial one-to-one instruction (Read/Write and Math); in-person and online parent and educator workshops; psycho-educational assessments, counselling, and small group programs. We’re open year-round. Financial assistance is available for qualified families.
Lindsay understands the difficulties students may face when exposed to traditional learning settings. Working individually with each learner, she finds their strengths and breaks down concepts into manageable tasks to develop the personal, social, and academic skills necessary for confidence and success. Lindsay moves the traditional learning lens to where the learner can see most clearly. ADHD/ADD, slow processing, memory challenges, FASD, other learning challenges, and more. For ages 8 to 16.
Mad Science of Southern Alberta (1996), the leading science-fun provider, is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, hands-on, educational science programs. Programs include: Science Clubs 4 Schools (lunch or after-school and hassle-free), In-Class Workshops for Preschool to Grade 6, and Out-of-School Enrichment Programs. For detailed information on our Clubs, Workshops, and Out-of-School classes, visit our website or call our office.
Our Read/Write & Math department offers individualized, one-on-one instruction for struggling learners of any age. The goal is to provide strong foundational literacy and/or numeracy skills for lifelong learning. We assess the student’s learning strengths and weaknesses and draw from a variety of evidence-based programs to ensure that instructional efforts are customized to best meet the student’s specific needs. Our methods involve direct instruction followed by guided practice applying the strategies. We are open year-round. Financial assistance is available for qualified families.
Gymnastics programs for all ages and levels, from beginners to competitive athletes! Our skilled coaches and training staff benefit children and athletes of all types. Experience social development, increased confidence, and improved athletic and gymnastics performance. We also offer dance, Gym-fusion Performance Team, Ninja-gym, GymJump, and a range of specialty programs and fun camps. Safety is our priority, followed by our commitment to offer quality programs that build lifelong athletes.
Parkour is a great way to get your kids moving in a healthy, natural way. And it’s always better to have them jump off someone else’s walls, isn’t it? Try us out for a month with our “Trial Month” package for just $79.99. It includes four classes and an entire month of free open gym (Actual Retail Value: $209.95). Call us today for more information!
Proudly teaching gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline classes for over 28 years, family owned and family run since 1991. Gymtastics Gym Club has two large colorful facilities in Calgary specializing in preschool, recreational, and competitive programs. Both locations offer classes for all ages and levels, 10 months to teens, and everything in between. Join us for extra-special fun for drop-in gym, birthday parties, special event bookings, and summer camps. At Gymtastics Gym Club, we believe: “From Little Things Big Things Grow!”
Skip Time is the largest rope skipping club in Alberta, with world-class athletes and coaches. The sport of Jump Rope includes speed, strength, and endurance events as well as freestyle routines to music. Skip Time offers recreational classes for ages 6 to adult, where skippers progress through the CANSKIP Badge Program, with the possibility of joining our Performance or Competitive teams. Stay fit while having fun! Try Jump Rope!
WinSport’s purpose is to inspire human potential through the spirit of sport and it’s something that is woven into all of our year-round, award-winning programming. Our passionate, expert instructors will help your child learn a sport, get better at it, and develop a lifelong love for being active. We have summer camps and programs in mountain biking, hockey, ringette, figure skating, and in specialized sport training. Come out and play with us!
Engaging and exciting yoga and mindfulness programs for all ages! Prenatal, classes for toddlers, preschool, kids yoga, teen yoga, and more! The Studio is located in the heart of Inglewood. Registration dates: Ongoing, Fall 2019.
Judo is an Olympic sport and is derived from the ancient arts of unarmed combat. It is a martial art that has been made into a sport so that the art may be practiced without being injured. Judo teaches discipline, confidence, and respect. Established in 1957, we are the oldest, continuously operating martial arts club in Calgary. We offer classes for children and adults.
Master Rim’s Taekwondo is the leading provider of Martial Arts in Alberta with world-renowned instructors and programs. Our programs teach discipline, focus, commitment, and the values of hard work and self-control. Led by Canadian National Team Head Coach, Master Seoungmin Rim. We’re dedicated to helping students become the best they can be! We guarantee, learning Taekwondo at Master Rim’s is truly rewarding with benefits that last a lifetime.
If you love to sing or would like to learn, check out the Calgary Children’s Choir! This unique choral experience offers children ages 3 to 23 the opportunity to sing, perform, and appreciate a wide variety of musical styles. Tuition and other fees are among the most reasonable in the city and fundraising by parents is optional.
Are you born to sing? Join us and sing your heart out! Giving young women a voice since 1995 the Calgary Girls Choir is an award-winning choral program dedicated to inspiring and empowering young women (ages 5 and up) through music. By focusing on musical excellence and personal growth, the Calgary Girls Choir develops vocal skills, musical literacy, confidence, and enduring friendships. CGC offers exciting performance/touring opportunities and exceptional training from founder and master teacher, Elaine Quilichini.
Come sing with us - the music experience of a lifetime awaits! Cantaré Children’s Choir invites boys and girls ages 6 to 18 to join one of our four award-winning ensembles. Artistic Director Catherine Glaser-Climie believes in enriching the lives of children through the power and wonder of music. Younger singers, ages 3 to 7, are welcome to join our Kodály early childhood program. No prior musical experience necessary!
The Kodály Music Explorers program for children age 3 to 7 offers a fun-filled approach to your child’s music development. Using the child’s own instrument, the voice, children learn songs, rhymes, and musical games to acquire knowledge and skills and a love of music. You will be thrilled at how quickly your child can progress and parents have tons of fun, too!
Private Lessons: At CSM, students of all ages enjoy lessons in Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello, Flute, Ukulele, Drums, Composition, and Theory in studio and in home settings. Music Kids for Early Childhood: Music Kids is Chinook School of Music’s early childhood music program for ages 6 months to 5 years. Our modern approach to music education integrates scientific research supporting the positive role that music plays on brain development. Classes incorporate singing, movement, and instrument play. Children experience a joyful and nurturing learning environment while developing fundamental music skills.
Music lessons for ages 5 and up. Two locations offering piano, organ, keyboard, and accordion since 1979. Popular, classical, and theory programs with exam preparation from qualified teachers. Private and semi-private classes. Beginner’s trial program also offered! Call for more information or to register.
Kids make great music! Music makes great kids! KIDS & MUSIC is an innovative, dynamic, child-centered program with a fun approach to music education. No auditions, no fundraising, small classes, and a unique curriculum instilling a lifelong love of music. This four-level program is the first step in the Youth Singers of Calgary Performing Arts Company with divisions covering all ages, from 3 to 93. Register today!
Music lessons for every age, level, and style. At Long & McQuade, we believe every person is capable of acquiring the skills and knowledge required to make playing a musical instrument a rewarding activity. We have a wide variety of carefully-chosen professional instructors offering year-round music lessons. Private and semi-private lessons, and several group programs such as “Rock Skool” and preschool classes available.
We offer music lessons for all ages. The Lydian Studio of Music is accepting new students in Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Violin, and Cello this winter season! Join our studio community with exceptional instructors that accommodate all learning styles. Whether your student is interested in attaining RCM titles or enjoys a more contemporary approach, we make lessons within a fun and supportive environment. Group classes also available for beginner Guitar, Ukulele, and Cello.
Musica Academy connects everyone through making music together. We create a Fun, Creative, and Respectful environment using the Yamaha way for children ages 2 and up in both the northwest and the southwest location. Call for a free demo class. We also offer private RCM piano, guitar, violin, and voice lessons. Registration dates: goes to September 30, 2019. For more information, check out our website.
Musikgarten is a sequential music and movement program that develops all aspects of your child’s growth in a fun, nurturing, and educational setting for ages birth through 9 years, including group piano. Enrich your family life as your child explores and learns through singing, dancing, listening, playing instruments, and more in age-appropriate classes. Come for the fun and learn of the benefits music has to afford your child.
KIDS & MUSIC is a progressive four-level program designed for youth Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2. Through play-based learning, our professional instructors teach kids the basics of music theory, rhythm, and movement, and develop the skills needed for children to grow as musicians, singers, and performers. KIDS & MUSIC is the first step in the Youth Singers of Calgary, a vibrant performing arts company for ages 3 to adult. Register today.
The Calgary Zoo hosts a variety of family- and kid-friendly programs including camps, birthdays, sleepovers, and school programs. These programs run year-round and offer an opportunity to experience our animals and wild spaces like never before. Join us to create memories that last a lifetime!
Granary Road is a place where families and friends come together to enjoy the good things in life. Granary Road consists of a Public Market, Greenhouse, and Active Learning Park geared around educating children on agriculture and sciences. Here at Granary Road, there is something for everyone: the animal lovers, the food fanatics, science enthusiast, the growers and the gardeners. Prepare yourself for a day full of fun and adventure!
An award-winning field trip destination - explore Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, a landmark attraction in Calgary’s East Village. Studio Bell is more than a museum with five floors of exhibitions, historic musical treasures, daily live demonstrations on the famed Kimball Theatre Organ, and interactive activities that allow visitors to rock the guitar, mix a track, or sing a tune in a sound booth. For more information, visit the website.
Everyone is welcome at the Calgary JCC where we offer programs for the entire family! Check out our sports, fitness, martial arts, dance, and rock-climbing classes. Experience the Paul Sadler Swimland method of learning to swim in our salt water pool. Looking for seasonal camps, an accredited and licensed daycare, or after-school program? Calgary JCC’s got it, and more!
Try something different this year. With hundreds of affordable programs, you can find the best fit for your family. We encourage children and adults to explore new activities, make friends, and develop new skills and interests in a safe, non-competitive environment. Choose from swimming, fitness and strength, visual arts, skating and hockey, sports, performing arts, and more! Plan your Fall activities early and register now; visit calgary.ca/register.
Trico Centre for Family Wellness wants your family to be #tricotough and active! Come swim with us in our wave pool with waterslide, water features, hot tub, and steam rooms. We offer many children’s programs: skating, swimming, dance, gymnastics, and martial arts to teach children the fundamental movement skills, confidence, and how fun it is to be active. Huge, clean fitness centre, bright pool, hockey arenas. We offer activities for all ages!
From swim lessons, day or overnight camps to triathlon swim and boot camps, we have the programs and facilities to keep your whole family active. Join us and our active community at one of our health and wellness locations or outdoor camp locations.
This Fall, keep the kids active in the pool. Group swim lessons start at 4 months, private lessons offer a more customized approach, and SwimAbilities is designed to support swimmers with special needs. For something different, check out Mermaid School. There’s the Junior Masters Swim Club for more advanced swimmers, and older kids may be ready to train to become a lifeguard.
Amicus Recreation programs are designed specifically for youth (ages 8 to 16) with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD to provide opportunities to learn new skills, socialize, and gain self-confidence. A wide variety of activities (technology, sports, arts - to name just a few) are offered. There’s something for everyone! Programs are led by our mature, trained staff who provide a welcoming, supportive environment. Financial assistance is available for qualified families.
Year-round horse programs for very young to adult enthusiasts. Special needs individuals or groups welcome. Our specialty is our Summer Day Camp as well as our Fall, Winter, and Spring programs which offer group lessons for all ages! There are family lunch-and-learn rides, birthday parties, and adults-only activities. There is something for everyone. Professional, friendly staff at your service. Come make a friend!
Come skate with us! The LBFSC has offered official Skate Canada programs for over 30 years. Whether your child is a beginner or wants to develop their skills further, we have the program! CanSkate is for all levels of recreational skating. CanPowerSkate will help hockey/ringette players improve their performance, and STARSkate is for those interested in figure skating. All programs are taught by our NCCP-certified coaches and registration is ongoing. For more information and class times, visit our website.
SAIT Trojans Recreation offers a variety of children’s programs including Zumba Kids, Red Cross Swim Lessons, PD Day Camps, Teachers’ Convention Camp, and Spring Break Camp. Have SAIT Trojans Recreation plan your child’s next birthday party! Choose from a bowling party, swimming party, yoga party, Zumba party, or Trojan game day party and let SAIT Trojans Recreation take care of the rest!
Educational and recreational programs based in nature or nature-based. We offer Forest School sessions, enrichment classes and workshops, family-centered events and clubs. We serve children from ages 5 to 11 and youth from ages 11 to 15 in mixed-age groupings. Wild Child welcomes all abilities and identities in our community of learners. We are located on a wild acre in the hamlet of Bragg Creek, a quick 30-minute drive on Hwy 1, 8, and 22x.
Calgary Young People’s Theatre is proud to present our exciting lineup of Fall and Winter Drama Classes for youth ages 4 to 17! Join us as we explore exciting theatrical techniques and skills through various dramatic exercises and games. Our classes provide a unique opportunity for kids to build confidence and teamwork skills, all while having fun!
Quest Theatre is an award-winning theatre for young audiences offering whimsical and intelligent professional performances as well as opportunities for young people to create their own theatre during week-long residencies in schools and fun drama camps. Catch our family-friendly shows “Flibbertigibbet’s Story Exhibit” (for ages 3 to 7) in October and “We Are All Treaty People” (for ages 8 and up) in November. Also, now booking residencies and school field trips for 2019 to 2020 school year!
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