Top Music and Performing Camps in Hamilton

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Published Jun 1, 2016

Is your child showing an interest in music or the performing arts? If so, here are some great summer camps where they can hone and showcase their talents:

Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in Hamilton


Whether your child is looking to build confidence or needs an activity to unleash some, we recommend signing up for a performing arts camp. It really doesn’t matter if your little ones can sing, dance, or act because we are here to help. Who knows - maybe they are a star in the making!



Neighbour Note

Neighbour Note is a network of highly educated, qualified, and extremely talented teachers and musicians. that provide premier private and group music lessons in the comfort of student’s homes.

They also offer a wide range of diverse music classes, programs, and summer camps.



The Music Stand

More than 4,000 students have taken lessons at The Music Stand, over 27 years in Hamilton and Stoney Creek. The Music Stand has a proven track record of offering quality music lessons, with some graduates attending College or University to pursue their passion for music. Some graduates even come back to become teachers, while others have become renowned performers.




Great Big Theatre Company

With 46 locations, GBTC has offered theatre education programs for young people since 1994. Experienced, caring and dynamic staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression. GBTC offers one-week sessions. where everyone participates in the weekly performance! Fun for all...and a great confidence and skill-building experience!




Not Just Another Dance Studio

If you are looking for dance classes located on the Hamilton Mountain then you have come to the right place! Not Just Another Dance Studio offers both recreational and competitive dance classes for children ages 18 months-15 years in Creative Movement, Pre-Dance, Jazz/Hip Hop, Ballet/Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Street Dance and Yoga. Adult classes are offered as well!



The MAD Creative Art School

Celebrating 31 years, with over 9,000 children attending, The MAD (music, art and drama) Camp is run by Hamilton's Music Ambassador and Arts Educator award winner Jude Johnson.

Voted best Arts Camp in Hamilton!



Bel Canto Strings Academy

Bel Canto Music Camp is a guaranteed blast! Kids aged 6-14 participate in two daily group music classes and learn 3 new songs each week. Camps also include daily swims at an outdoor pool, sports, games, arts and crafts, movies and more. No music experience necessary!




Junior Art and Music Sessions

Junior Art & Music Sessions, or “JAM Sessions” at Hamilton District Christian High provide students who will be going into Grade 6-9 with a practical experience of the arts.

Children can register for one or two sessions of art or music during the second week of July (11-15), which will be lead by experienced and passionate professionals.



Capstone Music

Summer is a perfect time for week full of musical fun and learning! Your kids will love the fun games and music centered activities – truly the place to be this summer. Kids find Capstone's music camp to be a welcome change of pace from academics and sports – unleash the musical artist in your child!



Freedom Studios, the Creative Arts Centre

Dancing, crafts, acting, film and FUN! Each week is a different theme, from Freedom and the Force to Freedom Goes Camping. Monday to Friday 9am-4pm with a show each Friday.

Extended care is available.





Avalon Music Academy

The Avalon Music Academy offers movie-making camps and rock band camps.

Group classes and private instruction in several instruments are also available.



The Dance Station

The Dance Station offers Summer Dance Programs for ages 3-17 years. These include Camps, Drop In Classes and Dance Intensives. Ballet, Jazz, Acro, Hip Hop, Vocal & More. Save 10% when you register by May 31, 2016.

Programs for all experience levels are taught by Certified Dance Instructors.



Hopefully the list above inspired you to grab an instrument, ballet shoes, or costume and head off to the coolest camp in town. If none of the performing arts camps met your kids killer creative needs feel free to check out our huge selection of other awesome local camps and classes here.

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