Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in Edmonton

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Published May 27, 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 Edmonton


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!



The School of Alberta Ballet

The School of Alberta Ballet offers a Professional Division for students aspiring for a career in the dance industry and an Open Division for students who want to dance at more a recreational level.

Summer Dance Camps and Summer Dance Intensives are available for dancers of all levels, from ages 3-17.





Marr-Mac Dance & Theatre Arts

Marr-Mac Dance & Theatre Arts offers recreational and competitive programs for all ages.

Renowned for their performing arts and dance programs, Marr Mac's summer programs include Senior Summer Dance Intensives (ages 11+), a Junior Fine Arts program (for beginners and junior levels), and Mini Summer Camps (for ages 3-7). 




YMCA of Northern Alberta

Aside from their many athletic programs and day camps, the YMCA offers several performing arts programs this summer, including Circus Camp, Creative Expressions (visual and performing arts), and Y-Fusion camps at multiple locations.

For over a century, the Y has been providing quality family and youth programming from a reputable name.





3rd Street Beat

Through promoting the values of “Youth Giving Back to Youth” 3rd Street Beat has brought light to the positive impact that hip hop has on the youth of today.

This summer, they are offering intensive dance camps are offered for ages 7-13, summer drop-in programs for ages 4-6, as well as drop-in beginner and advanced adult programs.





Visionary College

At Visionary College (in Edmonton and St. Albert), Music doesn't take a holiday--music IS a holiday. Music programs all summer long, with both half day and full day summer camps.

Camp programs are available in musical theatre as well as many instruments and voice, and for broad range of age groups.




Festival Place

Experience a unique range of summer camps, focused on either side of the video camera! 

Featured camps this year include Garage Band Live (ages 12-18), Under the Big Top (ages 6-8, and 9-17), Video Production for Social Media (ages 12-18), and Music Videos Behind the Lens (ages 12-18).





Flexpointe Studios Inc.

Flexpointe Studios has been offering dance classes in South Edmonton since 2006. All classes are taught in jazz, tap, ballet, acro, lyrical, modern, hip hop, musical theatre, and creative movement by certified, dedicated and experienced instructors.




Foote Theatre School - Citadel Theatre

The Foote Theatre School (FTS) is the oldest and largest theatre school in Edmonton. FTS provides year round classes for all ages and experience levels, teaching physical, technical and creative skills in both acting and musical theatre.

Over 1,000 students annually are taught by the faculty of 25 local theatre professionals.





City Arts Centre

Visit the City Arts Centre and enjoy a class in animation, cooking, crafts, dance, drama, drawing, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, silversmithing, writing, and more! 

Classes available for all ages and abilities. 






MacEwan University Conservatory of Music

The Conservatory of Music at MacEwan University has been enriching the lives of young musicians since 1903. They offer workshops in musical theatre, jazz and big band music, chamber and orchestral music, music theory, voice and vocal performance, creative music, composition, and more!






St. Albert Children's Theatre-City of St. Albert Performing Arts

Summer music theatre and drama camp participants will explore many elements of music theatre including scene study, singing and choreography. Camps are available for ages 3 to 19 year. Each camp is tailored for specific age groups and will culminate in a performance (except ages 3-4 and 5) in the Arden Theatre stage.




Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Would you like to learn to play the ukulele or the miniature harp? You’ll do this and more during your week at the Winspear Centre! You’ll try out all kinds of string instruments, will meet members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Summer camp at the Winspear Centre is open to students ages 6-12.




Music Together of the Northern Lights

Calling all 4-7 year olds!

Join Music Together this summer for 4 days full of music, fun and games! Participate in the movin' and groovin' at the (unparented) Musical Fun in the Summer Sun summer camp. Mornings will be filled with singing, dancing and playing.





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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