Performing arts programs

Peforming arts - children's drama program

Know before you go: fall programs

Strathcona County is making every effort to ensure you are safe while taking part in our fall recreation and culture programs. COVID-19 safety measures can vary by program area, so please make sure you are aware of your program's know before you go considerations before arriving at your class.

Last Modified: Sept. 2, 2021, 4:22 p.m.

Programs offered

Strathcona County performing arts programs are available in seasonal sessions throughout the year. All currently available performing arts program categories are listed below.

Performing arts programs

Boys performing hip hop on Festval Place stage.

Dance Activites


Kidz R Movin (Gr 4-6)
Sat: Oct 16 - Nov 6

Dancing Tutus (3-4Y)
Sat: Oct 16 - Nov 6


Pick a dance style and get moving!


Register now

Drama students interacting with teacher

Drama Activities


Makin' Stuff Up IMPROV (Gr 4-6)
Sat: Oct 16 - Nov 6

Off the Cuff IMPROV (Gr 7-9)
Sat: Oct 16 - Nov 6


Harness your imagination and join in through play.


Register now

Boys performing hip hop on Festval Place stage.

Dance Activites


Kidz R Movin (Gr 4-6)
Sat: Oct 16 - Nov 6

Dancing Tutus (3-4Y)
Sat: Oct 16 - Nov 6


Pick a dance style and get moving!


Register now

Drama students interacting with teacher

Drama Activities


Makin' Stuff Up IMPROV (Gr 4-6)
Sat: Oct 16 - Nov 6

Off the Cuff IMPROV (Gr 7-9)
Sat: Oct 16 - Nov 6


Harness your imagination and join in through play.


Register now


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

  • Effective September 4, masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces.

    • While masks can be removed during physical activity such as dance, it is recommended that masks are worn for the duration of all performing arts programs.
    • Our performing arts instructors have been trained in protocols around cleaning and visitor safety, and will follow all County and provincial guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
    • Hand sanitizer is available, and participants will be encouraged to use it when entering and leaving program spaces.
    • Drop-off and pick-up at the stage door of Festival Place. This door faces the south parking lot. Specific details will be emailed prior to the first class.
    • Classes are being offered at reduced sizes.
    • Activities have been modified to encourage physical distancing (example: no hand-holding during activities).
    • 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 – may wear indoor runners)
    • Drama programs must wear clean indoor shoes
    • Bring a full water bottle to each class
    • Final performances in fall 2021 are scheduled for November 13. Specific times and details will be emailed and noted to participants
    • Sign in & out – parents/guardians are required to sign their child in & out each class. This will be done outside the classroom area
    • 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

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

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Last updated: Thursday, October 07, 2021
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