Performing arts programs

Peforming arts - children's drama program

Know before you go: registered programs

  • November 23: programs visible online
  • December 7: registration starts for all programs (except swimming)
  • December 14: swimming program registration

Strathcona County is making every effort to ensure you are safe while taking part in our 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: Nov. 9, 2021, 1:16 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

graphic of smores being cooked over fire

Songs Smores & More (campfire sing along)


December 4 or 5, 1 - 3 p.m.

December 11 or 12, 5 - 7 p.m.


All ages


Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre


Register now

Students in Ukulele class at Festival Place

Uke in the Park


Tuesdays, Feb 1 - Mar 8

8Y-13Y, 5 - 6 p.m., 20056

14Y+, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., 20057

12Y+, Level 2, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., 20058


Location: Festival Place


Register now 20056

Register now 20057

Register now 20058

Youth holding drawing of happy face with yellow background.

Off the Cuff IMPROV (Gr 7-9)


Sat, Jan 8 - Mar 5: 
4:30 - 5:30 p.m., 19106

Wed, Jan 12 - Mar 9: 
7:45 - 8:45 p.m., 18963


Location: Festival Place


Register now

graphic of smores being cooked over fire

Songs Smores & More (campfire sing along)


December 4 or 5, 1 - 3 p.m.

December 11 or 12, 5 - 7 p.m.


All ages


Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre


Register now

Students in Ukulele class at Festival Place

Uke in the Park


Tuesdays, Feb 1 - Mar 8

8Y-13Y, 5 - 6 p.m., 20056

14Y+, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., 20057

12Y+, Level 2, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., 20058


Location: Festival Place


Register now 20056

Register now 20057

Register now 20058

Youth holding drawing of happy face with yellow background.

Off the Cuff IMPROV (Gr 7-9)


Sat, Jan 8 - Mar 5: 
4:30 - 5:30 p.m., 19106

Wed, Jan 12 - Mar 9: 
7:45 - 8:45 p.m., 18963


Location: Festival Place


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

  • Personal QR code with vaccination proof is mandatory for non-essential services access, including at all recreation and cultural facilities. ID is required for those 18+. Negative privately-paid COVID test results taken within the last 72 hours or medical exemptions are accepted. FNMI, military, international and other provincial vaccination proof is accepted.

    Masks are required in all indoor settings except for those under the age of 2, if you're actively engaged in physical activity, or qualify for a medical exemption.

    • 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 the winter 2022 are scheduled for March 12. Specific times and details will be emailed and noted to participants
    • Sing in & out – parents/guardians are required to sign their child in & out each class. This will be done OUTSIDE of the building location
    • 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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