Performing arts programs

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Registered programs update

The Government of Alberta announced further restrictions on May 4. Here is a listing of what programs are currently available:

  • Outdoor programs will run as scheduled until Sunday, May 9 except outdoor preschool programs which are cancelled effective May 5. All remaining outdoor programs will be cancelled beginning Monday, May 10.

The following programs have been CANCELLED:

  • All indoor in-person programs (sports, fitness, visual arts, performing arts, outdoor pursuits, swimming) are cancelled.

  • All individual and family swimming lessons are cancelled. All swimming lessons scheduled for May have been moved to June, learn more.
  • Outdoor preschool programs including Sportball.
  • Outdoor programs (youth, fitness, visual arts) will be cancelled beginning Monday, May 10.

If a class or program is cancelled, all registered participants will be notified. All affected participants will be automatically issued a pro-rated refund (where applicable) or a credit on their account.

All outdoor programs running until May 9 meet the provincial guidelines in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Have fun, get creative and enjoy our interactive performing arts programs from the comfort of your home. Participating in performing arts allows you to discover a new way expressing yourself. Transport yourself into a world of imagination, joy and wonder. Classes are designed for all skill levels.

Register for performing arts programs with Recreation Online or call 780-467-2211 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or 780-416-3300 (evenings and weekends) for assistance. 

In-person programs 

All classes have been created to meet current provincial guidelines in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please note that all participants (ages 2 years and up) will be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times during their program. In-person programs have been set up to meet minimum physical distancing requirements of 3 metres (10 feet) between all individuals.

Spring in-person dance

  • Kidz R Movin (K to Gr 3 and Gr 4 to Gr 6) - A high energy program that uses a variety of pop, rap, and hip hop music. Kid will be movin’, poppin’ and explorin’ an array of choregraphed dance steps.   

Spring in-person drama

  • Makin' Stuff Up Improv (Gr 4 to Gr 6) - Games, imagination and stories this program has them all. Stir all three together and you develop unleashed laughter. You will learn to play improv games and act out original stories. Time will fly by with giggles and jokes totally made up on the spot. Our classroom is a supportive environment where kids get to be kids and focus on fun. This program is also a creative and fun way to refine public speaking and presentation skills.

Virtual programs 

These are live classes lead by Strathcona County's experienced and qualified instructors, offered through Microsoft Teams. Click on the program types listed below to find course details and to register.

Spring virtual dance

  • Mini Moves (4Y to 5Y) - Learn dance movements and a variety of dance types, which are accompanied by appropriate creative music and tailor aged.

Frequently asked questions

  • New procedures and guidelines

    We’re excited to welcome you to performing arts programs. Thank you for helping to keep our staff and participants safe by following the guidelines listed below. 

    • Classes will focus more on individual skill and creativity building. Final class performances will be created following all provincial COVID-19 guidelines for safety. 
    • Many classes continue to be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. These classes will allow you to participate in the comfort of your home with Strathcona County instructors conducting the session providing instructions, modifications, and encouragement to get the most out of your class!
    • Festival Place staff and instructors have been trained in new protocols around cleaning and visitor safety and will follow all provincial and Strathcona County guidelines in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 
    • COVID-19 pre-screening questions are asked of each participant when they arrive.
    • Participants must stay home if they are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Face masks must be worn by all individuals 2 years of age or older, including during their program. 
    • Hand sanitizer is available – participants will be asked to use it when entering and leaving the program space.
    • Participants will maintain a physical distance of 3 meters (10 feet) from each other and the instructor. We have a large teaching space to enable our programs to maintain physical distancing requirements.
    • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place including the cleaning of any teaching equipment used after each class.
    • For programs offered in-person, please note that spectators are not permitted at this time. All participants will be dropped off / picked up outside of Festival Place at the start and end of the program. Only instructors and participants will be allowed in the classroom area.

    Drop-off and pick-up

    • Parents are to pick up and drop off participants in designated area. 
    • Only instructors and participants are allowed in the program classroom / area.
    • Specific details will be emailed prior to the first class.
    • There is a one-way flow for traffic entering and exiting our facilities.
    • If you need to speak to your child's instructor, please do so while maintaining a physical distance of 2 meters (6 feet), if inside the facility a mask is required.

    We are constantly learning and adapting to changes and new best practices. If you have questions or concerns about your experience – please connect with us.


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Last updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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