Several children engaged in improv on stage.

Programs offered

Operating from the newly renovated Festival Place and other Strathcona County facilities, our performing arts programs have inspired decades of actors, dancers and singers. Our programs pair you with other like-minded creatives to develop imaginative thinking, trust, confidence and build self-esteem.

Get ready to act, dance and sing on the grand Festival Place stage. Our winter programs include options for all ages.

Performing arts programs


People acting

Improv programs

Learn, play, and cooperate through improv games and acting techniques that will make you stage ready for the final performance! 

Makin’ Stuff Up (9-12Y)
24401

Off the Cuff (12-14Y)
24408

People acting

Improv programs

Learn, play, and cooperate through improv games and acting techniques that will make you stage ready for the final performance! 

Makin’ Stuff Up (9-12Y)
24401

Off the Cuff (12-14Y)
24408


Benefits of performing arts

Entertainment is an obvious aspect of performing arts, yet there are numerous health benefits that can be gained from participating and ‘playing’ in a performing arts program. The element of ‘play’ in performing arts allows participants to be creative. Creativity supports the development to think outside the box while gaining confidence and trust. Play can lead to laughter, which is recognized to reduce stress. Flexibility, coordination, and balance are attained through movement, which is an aspect of each program. Performing arts programs help develop skills used to focus the mind and the body by using imagination.

These individuals will not only experience the joy of a performing art, the benefits of the program are vast. Self esteem, team work, cognitive, motor, language, social and emotional development are many of the benefits an individual can experience and adapt for a better quality of life.


Know before you go

There are a few things you may want to know before taking part in Strathcona County performing arts programs.

Know before you go: performing arts

    • Classes focus more on individual skill and creativity building
    • Dance programs – soft-soled dance slippers are required for Mini Move and Dancing Tutus (Kidz R Movin and Footwork Fusion – may wear indoor runners)
    • Drama, Musical Theatre and Improv programs – must wear clean indoor shoes
    • Bring a full water bottle to each class
    • Sign in & out – parents/guardians are required to sign their child in & out each class.
    • Only participants and instructors will be allowed into the classroom area
    • If you need to speak to your child's teacher, please do so while practicing physical distancing
    • High-touch surfaces will be cleaned before and after each class
    • Specific details will be emailed prior to the first class
    • Final Performance schedule March 25
    • Specific details will be emailed and noted to participants.

Questions?
780-467-2211
recreation@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Monday, January 09, 2023
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