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Winter program registration

Registration for winter swimming programs begins Tuesday, December 12 at 7 a.m., and Thursday, December 14 at 7 a.m. for all other recreation and culture programs.

Last modified: Nov. 27, 2023, 2:35 p.m.

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 camps include options for children, youth and teens.

Performing arts programs


Parents and children dancing together

Two's Groove - Parented (2Y)


Children and their caregiver will be guided through many types of dance moves and music styles.


Course Code: 31005

Jan. 13 to Apr. 7

Cost: $113.40


Festival Place

A group of kids on stage acting out improv

IMPROV


Learn acting fundamentals through dramatic games and activities. Programs will travel to imaginary worlds creating a safe, fun and unique learning atmosphere.


Off the Cuff IMPROV (12Y-15Y)

Makin' Stuff Up IMPROV (9Y-12Y)

Jan. 17 to Apr. 7

Cost: $124.80


Festival Place

Guest instructor Masani St. Rose-Toth

West African Dance (15Y+)


Experience the joy, rhythm and cultural richness of West African dance in this special workshop led by guest instructor, Masani St. Rose-Toth.


Course Code: 31234

Feb. 2

Cost: $27.00


Festival Place

Parents and children dancing together

Two's Groove - Parented (2Y)


Children and their caregiver will be guided through many types of dance moves and music styles.


Course Code: 31005

Jan. 13 to Apr. 7

Cost: $113.40


Festival Place

A group of kids on stage acting out improv

IMPROV


Learn acting fundamentals through dramatic games and activities. Programs will travel to imaginary worlds creating a safe, fun and unique learning atmosphere.


Off the Cuff IMPROV (12Y-15Y)

Makin' Stuff Up IMPROV (9Y-12Y)

Jan. 17 to Apr. 7

Cost: $124.80


Festival Place

Guest instructor Masani St. Rose-Toth

West African Dance (15Y+)


Experience the joy, rhythm and cultural richness of West African dance in this special workshop led by guest instructor, Masani St. Rose-Toth.


Course Code: 31234

Feb. 2

Cost: $27.00


Festival Place


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

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780-467-2211
recreation@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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