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Acting, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Explore the world of theatre and drama in one of Arts Abound's Acting Classes. Acting Out uses drama games and theatre activities to explore basic acting techniques, Innovative Improve introduces students to the art of winging it on stage, and Simple Scenes and Monologues explores storytelling and character development on stage. Each class focuses on developing skills, as students discover their creativity and have an opportunity to truly express themselves.
Studio to Stage
Theatre, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9+
Studio to Stage is a full year program that incorporates all disciplines of the arts into one program. During this program, students will work together to produce their own musical production. Students will take part in all aspects of the production from learning lines to painting sets, taking their production from the studio to the stage. Each session will end with a final performance where the students will present their production to family and friends.
“Being a part of the Arts Abound family is so much fun! This year I was part of the Studio to Stage production of "The Grunch." My favourite part was learning all of the songs and making the props! Everyone was so nice. I can't wait to do it all over again next year!”
Move & Create Together
Music, Visual Arts, Toddler, Preschool
Introduce your toddler to the arts with Move & Create Together. Incorporating music, movement, and visual art activities that focus on developing your toddlers’ fine and gross motor skills, parents and tots can experience the arts together in a fun and engaging environment.
Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Preschool
Introduce your preschooler to the arts with Arts Avenue. Arts Avenue is a daytime program designed to allow children of all abilities to develop their imagination and creativity through structured lessons in music, dance, and visual art. During this 2.5 hour session, children will participate in activities in both small and large groups that exercise their minds and bodies. Students may only register for one morning of the Arts Avenue program a week. Open to students ages 2.5 to 4 years old.
Please Note: Arts Avenue is a recreation program designed to provide preschool aged children with meaningful participation in an arts-based curriculum. Arts Abound is not a licensed child care centre and does not provide any child care or daycare services.
I Can Classes
Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Preschool
Let your preschooler discover the arts through the I Can Classes. I Can Create, I Can Dance, and I Can Sing are 30 minute classes designed to introduce your preschooler to visual art, dance, and music in a fun and engaging environment. Each program builds on your child’s emerging skills, while providing them with an opportunity to explore their creativity. Try one, two or all three of these classes.
Arts for All
Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Exceptional, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9+
Arts for All is an arts program designed for children with exceptional needs. With smaller class sizes, that offer more one-on-one support, class activities are adapted to the unique needs of each participant to provide them an opportunity to express themselves. Each class includes visual arts, music and dance, with a focusing on enjoying the arts.
Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Explore the arts at Arts Abound! Designed for younger students, Art Explorers is the class to introduce your children to the arts. Each class includes two 30 minutes sessions of either visual art and dance or visual art and music, with a focusing on enjoying the arts, building confidence, and encouraging creativity.
Bop ‘Til You Drop
Dance, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Explore the art of dance with Bop ‘Til You Drop. Each session allows children to experiment and express themselves through creative movement and experience different forms of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Throughout the program children will develop their coordination and creativity, while building their confidence. Tap shoes will be provided.
Hip Hop ‘Til You Drop
Dance, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Hip Hop ‘Til You Drop is an upbeat, age appropriate, hip hop dance class. With a focus on personal growth and having fun, students will develop their confidence and coordination as they explore hip hop dance styles in an energetic and positive environment.
Dance, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9+
Make music with your feet! Learn basics of tap dancing, starting with fundamental one and two sound steps and building up to more complex rhythms, in a fun and laid back environment. No experience necessary. Tap shoes will be provided.
Theatre, Dance, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Sing and dance just like the stars on Broadway! Broadway Stars is a fun and engaging musical theatre program that introduces students to many different musical theatre styles that encourage self-expression, build confidence, and help them discover their inner star!
Music, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Develop your child’s love of music with Marvelous Music. Marvelous Music is designed to encourage young musicians to develop and experiment with music in a fun and positive environment. Throughout the term, students will have the opportunity to explore many different types and styles of music using their voice, instruments, and even their bodies.
Music, Vocal, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Develop your child’s love of music and singing with Singing Stars! Singing Stars is designed to enhance the musical and creative expression of all students. Throughout the semester, students will learn many different styles of music, while practicing their vocal skills.
Music, Drumming, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9+, Adult
Arts Abound is proud to announce a new edition to our musical instruments! Your kids will love learning how to play the hand drums on our new authentic djembes imported straight from Ghana. Students will learn different hand drumming and body percussion techniques as well as contemporary and cultural percussion songs! This class will also include learning other percussion instruments and rhythmic songs!
Music, Ukulele, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9+, Adult
Learn to play one of the most popular instruments in one of Arts Abound's ukulele classes! Exploring a variety of styles of music, students will develop basic ukulele skills and learn to sing along as they strum. Offering classes for students in Grade 1 all the way to teens and adults in our UkeJam class, there is something for everyone. Instruments will be provided.
Shape, Doodle, & Paint
Visual Arts, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Shape, Doodle and Paint! is designed to nurture budding artistic abilities! Young artists will be encouraged to flex their visual art muscles as they explore shapes, lines and dots in new and exciting ways - through pencil, paper, ink, paint, clay, found objects, and fabric! Children will grow in their self-confidence and creative thinking while working with a wide variety of mediums. With this introductory program the sky’s the limit to what your child can create!
Visual Arts, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9+
Emerging Artists is designed to inspire a growing interest in art and to build on skills in sketching, painting, and sculpture. The class is designed to create a time and place where young artists can come together, express themselves and develop their own artistic awareness and techniques.
Crafting, Knitting, Sewing, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Introduce your child to the joys of using their hand to create something unique in one of Arts Abound's crafting classes. Learn how to knit in Knify Knitters, discovery the art of sewing in Stitch by Stitch, or explore the joy of DIY projects in Creative Crafts. Throughout the term, students will have the opportunity to complete a variety of projects that develop new skills in a fun and encouraging environment.
More Than Magic
Magic, Juggling, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Discover the art of magic and juggling! Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of magic and juggling tricks with a focus on self-development and showmanship. All materials will be provided.
Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Drop In, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Enjoy a night out while your kids have a fun night of art activities and a movie at Arts Abound! Once a semester, Arts Abounds hosts a Date Night from 5-9pm, giving parents a well-deserved night off! Art activities for the evening include drama games, music, dance, and visual art.
Art Adventure Camps
Camp, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Experience a variety of forms of art at our Art Adventure Camps! Camps include PD Day Camps, March Break Camps, and a variety of Summer Day Camps. Each camp includes a variety of arts activities, including dance, music, visual art, drama, crafting, and more. Camp are split into small groups by age, so that activities can be tailored to the abilities of each camper. See the Camp & Events Tab for more information.