Sign up

Class & Program Guide

Your source for information about extracurricular class and program choices!

 

This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. CCM

ART

CALGARY ARTS SUMMER SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Phone: 403-271-0418
Email: info@calgaryartssummer.com
Website: http://www.calgaryartssummer.com

Musical Theatre Showtime, ages 9 to 19; Exploring the Arts Camp, an arts introduction, ages 4 to 10, half-/full-days; PlayWriting Camp, students write and perform their play, ages 7 to 12, half-/full-days; Piano Camp, for pianists aged 10 to Adult; Piano Pedagogy Workshop for teachers and advanced students; CASS Recital open to the public; Adult Piano Camp, all levels; Jazz Keyboard Workshop, ages 12 to adult.

VIN GOGH PAINT SIP STUDIO

Phone: 403-475-4644
Email: info@vangogh.ca
Website: http://www.vingogh.ca

Kids Art Parties! Book your next PARTy at Vin Gogh Paint Studio. Painting, pizza, and friends! We do a variety of creative parties for kids - in-studio or mobile!

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CALGARY

Phone: 403-276-9981
Email: info@bgcc.ab.ca
Website: http://www.boysandgirlsclubsofcalgary.ca

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.

CALGARY ZOO

The Calgary Zoo hosts a variety of family- and kid-friendly programs including Spring break and PD camps, summer camps, and birthdays!

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CALGARY

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.

CULINARY ARTS

CUISINE ET CHATEAU’S KID’S COOKING PROGRAMS

Address: #103, 227 - 10 Street NW
Phone: 403-764-COOK (2665)
Website: http://www.cuisineandchateau.com

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. After-school programs, Teachers’ convention camps, Spring Break camp.

AS YOU WHISK!

A complete, hands-on culinary experience brought directly to you! We can now host parties both virtual and outdoors. With proper social distancing and masks, we can now enjoy culinary parties in person. Adults must be vaccinated. 

DANCE

FREE HOUSE® DANCE PLUS LTD.

Address: 2020, 12 Avenue NW
Phone: 403-282-0555
Email: fhdp@telusplanet.com
Website: http://www.freehousedance.com

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 that spans 33 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, Acro Dance, Highland, African, Bollywood, Belly Dance, Zumba, and more!

MCDONALD WILSON DANCE ACADEMY (MWDA)

Address: 5107, 33 Street NW
Phone: 403-286-8119
Email: office@mwda.ca
Website: http://www.mwda.ca

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.

CREATIVE EXPRESSION DANCE ACADEMY

Phone: 403-809-6931
Website: http://www.creative-expression.ca
MARTIAL ARTS

HIRO’S JUDO CLUB

Address: 115, 1919 - 27 Avenue NE
Phone: 403-250-3177
Email: info@hirosjudoclub.com
Website: http://www.hirosjudoclub.com

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

Phone: 403-460-2472 (SW)
Email: info@masterrim.com
Website: http://www.masterrim.com
Phone: 587-535-6560 (NW)

World-renowned Master Rim’s TaeKwonDo is finally in Southwest Calgary. Canadian National Team Head Coach, Master Rim, and two-time World Champion, Charlie Chong, and award-winning instructors will help your child to enhance real-life skills. Values like discipline, respect, and optimism can be nurtured as well. More than that, the students will learn how to deal with strangers and bullies as a form of self-defence. Find out why our school is recognized worldwide for world-class martial arts education!

MUSIC

CALGARY CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Address: 1212, 1 Street NW
Phone: 403-210-3499
Email: info@calgarychildrenschoir.com
Website: http://www.calgarychildrenschoir.com

Calgary Children’s Choir has been Singing for the Joy of It! for 35 years. This unique choral experience offers children and youth ages 3 to 21 the opportunity to sing, perform, and appreciate a wide variety of musical styles. Location is central Northwest, opportunities for choir camp and touring are available, and fundraising by parents is completely optional! If you are looking for a musical home, where talents are nurtured and friendships are born, then you have come to the right place.

CALGARY GIRLS CHOIR (CGC)

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.

CANTARÉ CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Come sing with us… More than music… a place to be you! Come sing with the Cantarè 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. 

KODALY MUSIC EXPLORERS - CANTARÉ CHILDREN’S CHOIR

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!

CHINOOK SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Students of all ages enjoy lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, flute, ukulele, drums, and theory. We teach all styles and genres of music in our central Marda Loop location and in our students’ homes. Music Kids for babies and toddlers classes incorporate singing, movement, and instrument play. Children experience a joyful and nurturing learning environment while developing fundamental music skills. Other group programs available for all ages!

KEYBOARD ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Phone: 403-277-2987 (North)
Website: http://www.keyboardacademy.ca
Phone: 403-255-0010 (South)

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.

LONG & MCQUADE MUSIC LESSON CENTRES

Address: Calgary Chinook: 225, 58 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-252-8506
Email: calgarychinooklessons@long-mcquade.com
Website: http://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons
Address: Calgary East: 3404, 5 Avenue NE
Phone: 587-296-6648
Email: calgaryeastlessons@long-mcquade.com
Address: Calgary Royal Vista: 10 Royal Vista Drive NW
Phone: 587-794-3196
Email: calgaryroyalvistalessons@long-mcquade.com

Long & McQuade 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.

LYDIAN STUDIO OF MUSIC

Phone: 403-230-2708
Email: cellowilliams@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.grouplessonscalgary.com

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 and 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 fun and supportive. Group classes are also available for beginner Guitar, Ukulele, and Cello.

MUSICA ACADEMY YAMAHA SCHOOL LTD.

Address: 200 Country Hills Landing NW
Phone: 403-681-3117
Email: info@musicaacademy.com
Website: http://www.musicaacademy.com
Address: 1935, 37 Street SW
Phone: 403-619-9990

Making Music Makes You Smarter! Musica Academy offers internationally-renowned Yamaha group classes to children ages 2 and up. Students enjoy making music in a group environment through Hear-Sing-Play-Read method. Call for a free demo class. We also offer private RCM piano, guitar, and voice lessons. For more information, check out our website.

MUSIKGARTEN

Address: Varsity Community Centre: 4303 Varsity Drive NW
Phone: 403-241-1363
Email: info@musikgartenwithglenda.com
Website: http://www.musikgartenwithglenda.com

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.

YOUTH SINGERS OF CALGARY

Phone: 403-234-9549
Email: yscadmin@youthsingers.org
Website: http://www.youthsingers.org

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.

MUSICA ACADEMY YAMAHA SCHOOL LTD.

Phone: 403-681-3117 (NW)
Email: info@musicaacademy.com
Website: http://www.musicaacademy.com
Phone: 403-619-9990 (SW)

LISA GRAHAM MUSIC

Phone: 403-862-9232
Email: lisa@lisagraham.ca
Website: http://www.lisagraham.ca

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.

VIOLINO SCHOOL OF MUSIC FOR GIFTED YOUTH

Phone: 403-836-6403 (text)
Email: violino@shaw.ca

Dr.Chrysanthema Pashunkova, Violinist, RMT Artistic Director/Owner. Specialized in teaching children as young as 4 and up.

RECREATION GROUPS & CENTRES

CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Address: Various Locations
Phone: 403-268-3800
Website: http://www.calgary.ca/register

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.

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE

Learn to Swim programs include group lessons for ages 4 months+ to adult, Aquatic Private Lessons, and fun programs like Mermaid & Merman School. Leadership Courses offer youth the opportunity to become a Lifeguard. Other programs include Preschool for Active Living where your child will learn through hands-on activities in all areas of our spacious facility. For youth that are already swimmers, runners, cyclists, triathletes, or multi-sport athletes between 11 to 18 years old, check out our Junior Triathlon Club.

PAPERNY FAMILY JCC

Phone: 403-253-8600
Email: info@cjcc.ca
Website: http://calgaryjcc.com

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 childcare. Register for our fitness, sports, and rock-climbing classes, and Lifesaving Society’s private and semi-private swim lessons in our warm salt water pool.

YMCA - CALGARY FLAMES GRADE 6 MEMBER

As a Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Member, you’ll have free access to all YMCA Calgary locations anytime throughout your Grade 6 year. Don’t forget, students that have memberships in the 2020/21 cohort have been extended until December 31, 2021. Every Grade 6 student in Calgary receives a free YMCA membership and active programming. Sign up today!

UNIQUE EDUCATION ACADEMY

Phone: 403-869-6391
Email: letstalk@uea-yyc.ca
Website: http://www.uea-yyc.ca

We dance and paint, we sing and act, we count and colour, we laugh and play with our friends, we learn a new language. When it’s all said and done, we do it all over again because it’s fun, and because we learn and grow. Unique Education Academy (UEA) is a premier and multi-faceted provider of childcare services, and educational and extra-circular programs, all in one location.

SCIENCE & MATH

CALGARY OLYMPIC MATH & COMPUTER SCHOOL

Address: 9 Legacy Landing SE
Phone: 403-397-8289
Email: coms@olympicmathschool.ca
Website: http://www.olympicmathschool.ca

Calgary Olympic Math & Computer School (COMCS) offers math and computer programming programs and assistance to help students of all levels realize their dreams of going to the university of their choice. All programs adhere to the math curriculum laid out by the Calgary Board of Education and aim to further a student’s understanding of the material. Our lessons are formatted to cater to various math contests such as Kangaroo, CESMC, CJHMC, AHSMC, Gauss, Fryer, Galois, CIMC, CSMC, COMC, and more.

MAD SCIENCE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA

Address: Various Locations
Phone: 403-263-4140
Email: madscsab@telusplanet.net
Website: http://www.calgary.madscience.org

Mad Science of Southern Alberta (est. 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, Curriculum In-Class Workshops for Preschool to Grade 6, Out-of-School Enrichment Programs, and Special Event Shows. For detailed information on our Clubs, Workshops, Out-of-School classes, and shows please visit our website or call our office.

ASSOCIATIONS & SUPPORT

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CALGARY

Special Olympics Calgary is committed to enriching the lives of Calgarians with an intellectual disability through sport. We provide summer and winter sport 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.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY

Phone: 403-270-9400
Email: info@foothillsacademy.org
Website: http://www.foothillsacademy.org

Does your child have a Learning Disability or ADHD? Foothills Academy has individualized reading, writing, and math instruction; psychoeducational assessments and counselling; community programs and services for the whole family; social-skills based recreation programs; and parent education and support. Foothills Academy: Find understanding. Build confidence. Maximize potential.

LEARNING DISABILITIES & ADHD NETWORK

The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network is a collaborative initiative of a broad group of organizations, which is operated through Foothills Academy. The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network fosters collaborative action toward more effective and coordinated responses to meet the needs of people with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

SPORTS & RECREATION

AMICUS RECREATION

Address: 745, 37 Street NW (in Foothills Academy)
Phone: 403-270-9400, Ext. 252
Email: intake@foothillsacademy.org
Website: http://www.foothillsacademy.org

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, teen leadership - 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.

FENCING CALGARY

Phone: 403-899-3733
Email: info@fencingcalgary.com
Website: http://www.fencingcalgary.com

Come try a unique and new sport! Fencing Calgary is a non-profit local sport organization providing the fundamentals of the sport of Fencing to children and youth ages 7 to 14 at various community locations throughout Calgary. Experienced coaches. All equipment provided. Free try-fencing events. Additional fun event opportunities. Learn to play the fencing way!

WINSPORT

Phone: 403-247-5452
Email: info@winsport.ca
Website: http://www.winsport.ca

Discover skiing or snowboarding this year. Register for our discover lessons for every member of the family from as little as $55 during the week and spend some time on the slopes!

GLADIATORS FENCING CLUB

Phone: 403-685-3733
Email: info@gladiators.ca
Website: http://www.gladiators.ca

Gladiators Fencing Club in Calgary, Alberta, takes pride in building foundational skills and beyond for recreational and competitive fencers. We teach all three disciplines of fencing.  Whether you are looking for help with Epee, Foil, or Sabre Fencing in Calgary, Gladiators Fencing has a place for you! 

GREEN FOOLS THEATRE SOCIETY

Phone: 403-273-9010
Email: hq@greenfools.com
Website: http://greenfools.com/kids-classes/

Green Fools Beginner Circus and Aerial Camps 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.

THEATRE & MUSICAL THEATRE

QUEST THEATRE

Address: cSPACE King Edward: Suite 325, 1721 - 29 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-264-8575
Email: admin@questtheatre.org
Website: http;//www.questtheatre.org

Quest Theatre camps support different levels of creative development, celebrate wild imaginations, and nurture the organic, ridiculous, brilliant ideas of all children! PD Drama Days for ages 9 to 12 will explore stage combat (January 31), mask and puppetry (March 20), song and dance (April 27), and improvisation (May 15). No experience is necessary! Weeklong drama camps are offered during school breaks for ages 6+. Located at cSPACE King Edward in Marda Loop.

YOUTH SINGERS OF CALGARY

Phone: 403-234-9549
Email: yscadmin@youthsingers.org
Website: http://www.youthsingers.org

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.

CALGARY YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE

Phone: 403-242-7118, Ext. 1
Email: cypt@cypt.ca
Website: http://www.cypt.ca

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!

WP PUPPET THEATRE

Phone: 403-228-3373
Email: admin@wppuppet.com
Website: http://www.wppuppet.com

WP Puppet Theatre is going online! Thoughtful curriculum-linked workshops for kindergarten to Grade 12 students, patterns, supply kits, one-on-one video feedback, and more. Enjoy our ‘best of the past’ selection of short puppet shows. Check out our Courage Journey suite of programs supporting mental health and wellness. Affordable introductory prices. Fun and creative.

Calgary’s Child Magazine © 2021 Calgary’s Child