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Since 2008, Calgary Reptile Parties has provided quality educational reptile programming for birthday parties, events, schools, summer camps, and more. Celebrating 13 years of quality nature education. Thousands of people of all ages have met our amazing animals, such as leaping geckos, colorful pythons, friendly dragons, furry tarantulas, huge boa constrictors, and more while learning about the lives and care of these amazing animals! A multiple-time Calgary’s Child Parents’ Choice Award Winner, we bring the animal fun to you! Join the adventure with Calgary Reptile Parties! The YYC Nature & Education Centre is coming soon! For more information, visit http://www.canadianreptileencounters.com.
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.
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!
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 35 years, our professional instructors provide everyone with a fun, educational, high-caliber, and safe dance experience. Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Acrodance, Flamenco, Bollywood, Latin Styles, Dance Beats, Aerial Fusion, Zumba, Yamuna Body Rolling, West African Drumming, and more!
Green Fools Beginner Circus and Aerial Classes introduce youth to a variety of circus skills including juggling, diabolo, plate spinning, flower sticks, poi, rola-bola, unicycle, tight wire, slackline, stilt walking, simple acrobatics, walking barrels, and aerial skills. Students will receive plenty of one-on-one coaching. Focusing on fun and growth, this class is ideal for youth who want to challenge themselves to learn new skills in a safe, supportive environment.
Share the joy of dance through full-day programming in a fun, engaging class atmosphere. Classes start from ages 2.5 years in our Storybook Ballet Class. Taught by former professional dancer instructors, including Alberta Ballet superstar Yukichi Hattori, students receive training in a variety of styles including ballet, contemporary, character, stretch, and strength! H/W is also proud to bring exciting special guest teachers that have reached the highest levels in their respective dancing fields. Don’t miss this great opportunity to deepen your love and understanding of dance while having a great time and making new friends. Calgary’s Top Choice Winner for best ballet school in 2021.
Vin Gogh Paint Sip Studio is for creating and connecting. We offer birthday parties for all ages, date night, girls night out, fundraisers, team building, and more. We offer painting parties for all of life’s celebrations. Book your event at our studio, or have us come to you. We also offer paint-at-home kits and virtual painting parties. We lead you through step by step. This is fun art for all ages and stages.
WP Puppet Theatre is online! Thoughtful curriculum-linked workshops for kindergarten to Grade 12 students, patterns, supply kits, one-on-one video feedback, and more. Check out our program, “VIEW from the Inside,” supporting mental health and wellness. Affordable introductory prices. Fun and creative projects and programs for all ages.
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.
Creating confident young women in your community. Bethel 23 Job’s Daughters is a youth leadership group for girls ages 10 to 20 years. We help girls grow and learn life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, community service, public speaking, and self-confidence in a supportive environment and become leaders of tomorrow. We encourage fun, friendship, leadership, love of family and country, community service, scholarship opportunities, and self-confidence.
Since 1939, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary has been transforming the lives of vulnerable children, youth, and families with programs and services designed to meet the evolving needs of our community. Our safe, supportive spaces can be found in every quadrant of the city and provide opportunities for children and youth to gain skills, develop confidence, and build
positive relationships that will help them grow up well and thrive.
Special Olympics Calgary is committed to enriching the lives of Calgarians with an intellectual disability through sport. We provide summer and winter sports programs to individuals ages 2 and up. We give athletes the opportunity to realize their full athletic potential and enjoy social opportunities that develop skills they can use in their everyday life.
Open year-round to the general community, we offer a variety of programs and services for children and teens affected by Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD in Calgary and beyond. Programs include social-skills-based camp and recreation programs; remedial reading, writing, and math instruction; psycho-educational assessments, counselling and psychologist-led groups. For adults, we offer parent education and support groups. Financial assistance is available.
Rundle College offers an independent, coeducational day school experience for students in kindergarten to Grade 12. Rundle Academy is part of Rundle College and offers a learning disability program for students in Grades 4 to 12. Rundle is a learning community that promotes academics, leadership, and character development. Small class size and a dedicated professional staff provide a nurturing environment to meet individual needs and to support our students in developing their full potential.
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… More than music… a place to be you! Come sing with the Cantaré Children’s Choir! Boys and girls aged 6 to 18 are invited to join one of our four award-winning ensembles, led by Catherine Glaser-Climie. Concerts, tours, retreats, and much more. We offer a combination of online and in-person instruction to provide an exceptional music experience. Includes ensemble work, small groups, and one-on-one coaching.
Private Lessons: At CSM, students of all ages enjoy lessons in Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello, Flute, Ukulele, Drums, Saxophone, and Theory in studio, online, 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. There are 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.
Kodály Music Explorers program for children ages 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, skills, and a love of music. You will be thrilled at how quickly your child can progress and parents have tons of fun, too!
Looking for something for your kids to do? Always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Interested in getting back to playing? Flute lessons are a great way to develop musical skills at any age. Lessons are available in 30-, 45-, or 60-minute slots.
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. In-studio and online video lessons available.
Combining music and nature to stimulate your child’s brain development while learning the fundamentals of music! These early-childhood music classes are for outdoor enthusiasts who want to instill a love of getting active in nature in all kinds of weather with their little ones. Instead of traditional instruments, we will use what we find from pebbles to puddles, fields and hills! Through rain, snow, or shine, the only limitation will be a temperature of -15 or below. So bring your rain suits and galoshes - or maybe your toques and sleds, depending on the forecast! Custom outdoor music classes and birthday parties available. For children 5 and under; parented.
Musica Academy Yamaha School connects people through making music together in Group lessons. We create a fun, creative, and respectful environment using the Yamaha way for children ages 3 to adults. Currently operating in northwest and southwest Calgary. Call for a free demo class! We also offer private RCM piano, guitar, violin, and voice lessons. Many performance opportunities are available, and Summer camps are popular! Accepting registration for the 2021 school year. For more information, check out our website.
Dr. Chrysanthema Pashunkova, Violinist, RMT Artistic Director/Owner. Specialized in teaching children as young as 4 and up.
Sing! Dance! Act! Youth Singers of Calgary (YSC) is a vibrant performing arts company and an exceptional education program that encompasses singing, dancing, and theatre arts for ages 3.5 to adult. We also offer performing arts-based PD-day, spring, and summer camps for Grades 1 to 6, as well as programming for those with cognitive delays. No matter your age or musical experience, YSC has a program for you.
Looking for a fun cooking and baking class to keep your kids busy while developing skills, and learning? We provide a positive outlet to bring out the creativity in your child, stimulate appetite and create lifelong learners. We offer weekly cooking and baking classes, camps, birthdays etc. Our curriculum will expose your budding chef to kitchen safety, meal planning, presentation and table setting, baking and cooking techniques and much more!
It’s time to get out and have fun again! With a variety of affordable programs available, you’re sure to find a fit for every family member. Explore new activities, make friends, and develop new skills and interests in a safe, non-competitive environment. Choose from swimming, fitness and strength, visual and performing arts, golf, sailing, outdoor programs and more! Plan your fall activities early and register at calgary.ca/register.
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.
Everyone is welcome at the Paperny Family JCC where we offer programs for the entire family! Check out our pre-school and after-school programs, seasonal and summer camps, and our licensed and accredited child care. Register for our fitness, sports, and rock-climbing classes, and enjoy our warm salt water pool.
Keep the kids active in the pool with group swim lessons starting at 4 months or check out private lessons offering a more customized approach. For more advanced swimmers, check out our Sea Dragons Swim and Lifesaving Clubs or older kids may be ready to train to become a lifeguard. In our Active Living program, preschoolers ages 2 to 5 will learn through hands-on activities in all areas of our spacious facility - gym, pool, park, and classroom. PD Camps keeps kids ages 5 to 12 busy exploring different sports and games, plus some time in the pool during those days off from school. New this winter, Active Energizers, a six-week program designed with inclusivity in mind for children ages 5 to 12 and of all abilities.
With 350,000 square feet of space and over 15,000 weekly users, the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC) is a tremendous facility for all members of the community and surrounding area. SLSFSC includes three NHL Size Ice Surfaces, Jayman BUILT Aquatic Centre, and many spray features that will give your children hours of entertainment! Fireside of Cochrane Fitness Centre, Curling Centre, Full Indoor Soccer Turf, Indoor Running/Walking Track, Full Gymnasium, Multi-Purpose Space, Child Minding Centre, University of Calgary Gymnastics Facility, Martial Arts Centre, SLS Skate Sharpening and Gear Cleaning, Cochrane Sport Physiotherapy/Massage, and Seniors on the Bow.
We offer day camps and swim lessons over the holidays, child and youth art, sports, and activity programs, and flexible Mommy & Me classes all year long for you and your little one.
We’re excited to welcome you back! YMCA Calgary has seven health and wellness facilities, six child development centres with licensed child care, two outdoor camp sites, and over 60 community program sites serving all quadrants of the city. These spaces and programs allow YMCA Calgary to deliver programs, services, and opportunities to help the Calgary community connect with others, build lifelong skills, and keep active and healthy.
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