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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:
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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!
Four Seasons Musical Theatre
FSMT day camps provide instruction in the skills of stage acting, singing and dancing. The curriculum will also cover crew responsibilities and how cast and crew work together.
Every child can benefit from learning about expressing themselves, listening to others, moving with intention, and having fun with theatre.
Victoria Conservatory of Music
Aside from top quality instruction in in voice and musical instruments, the VCM Summer Academy offers programs in music theory, a cultural music journey in their World Music Explorers camp, and free Music Therapy camps!
Programs are offered at both their Downtown and new Westhills locations.
At Kaleidoscope Theatre's Camp Curtain Call, Young artists will will explore scenes & songs from a variety of plays and musicals, and use new skills to develop an original play.
Camps take place at the Cedar Hill Recreaton Centre, for age groups 6-8, 8-10, and 9-12.
Ballet Victoria (BV) is Vancouver Island’s most acclaimed professional ballet company. Their summer programs include First Dance Ballet (ages 3-4), Primary Ballet, (ages 4-6). Junior Ballet, Jazz and Tap (ages 6-9), Intermediate Ballet, Jazz, and Tap (ages 9-12), Senior Ballet and Tap (ages 12-15), and Adult Ballet, Tap, and Pilates (ages 15+).
South Island Studio
South Island Studio is dedicated to mentoring new and advancing musicians, giving them the tools to develop their own voice, by finding success and enjoyment in learning to play, sing, and groove.
Aside from private lessons, and camps during the school year, they offer summer music camps for kids (Summer Rockshop), as well as various workshops.
Victoria School of Irish Dance
The Victoria School of Irish Dance offers recreational and competitive Irish dance classes year round for students ages 4 through adult.
Irish dance is especially beneficial for children because of its unique posture. Through these dance classes, children will improve social skills, boost their confidence, and teach them the value of hard work and discipline.
St. Margaret's School
St. Margaret's Summer Camps are for girls from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Each week of summer camp is robust, with plenty of activity, field trips, and supported by guest specialists.
This year’s camps themes include the Glee: Musical Theatre Camp, Olympic Sports Camp, and a variety of other STEM, Arts, and Culinary camps.
Kate Rubin Theatre and Drama Studio
Kate Rubin Theatre & Drama Studio has offered quality acting courses for children, teens, and adults in Victoria since 1996.
This year's Theatre Camps include Young Fun Drama Camp (ages 5-8), Theatre Camp (ages 9-12), Summer Improv Jam (ages 12-16), Theatre Performance Camps (ages 12-16), and Film Camps (ages 8-11 and 12-15).
Pacific Dance Centre
The goal of PDC is to cultivate each child to the fullest extent of their abilities. In a caring and nurturing environment, every student is challenged to reach high levels of technical proficiency. Summer School runs July 11-22 with classes in Ballet, to prepare children for Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) exams.
Peninsula Academy of Music Arts
The Peninsula Academy of Music Arts offers Ukulele Classes for Beginners and Intermediate levels, as well as Acoustic Jam for all acoustic instruments.
Summer session run on Wednesdays, July 13 to Aug 17.
Amati String Studio
Amati String Studio offers a Summer Fiddle, Movement & Busking Camp for students ages 6-12 years of age. Join fellow fiddlers & violin students for fiddle tunes including Klezmer, Mariachi, Celtic and American fiddle music set to choreography. This high energy, fun filled course is ideal for violinists with 2 or more years on their instrument (level Suzuki/RCM 1-5 or equivalent). Camp runs July 4-14.
Taber Music School
The Taber Music School offers music programs for various ages and abilities, including Keyboard Orchestra, Micro Musical Camp, and Strings.
Camps run in 1-week sessions, July 18-22, July 19-25, and August 8-12 respectively.
Jennifer's Music Studio
Music Pups is a fun, musically enriched environment for newborns to 4-year-olds.
Singing, movement, rhythm instruments, scarves and playful props encourage children to experimentation with music. Children observe others keeping beat and singing and join in when they are ready. Even the youngest children will benefit from the wide variety of quality music from around the globe.
This year the Summer Intensive course will include classical ballet, contemporary dance, and body conditioning.
This is a great opportunity to try new choreography, improve technique and fitness, while enjoying new and old friendships in a supportive atmosphere.
Dance on It Studios
Dance on It has been offering dance and fitness classes for all ages since 2008.
This year's summer camps include Kids R Fit 4 It Sports Camp (ages 7-13), Let It Shine Performing Arts Camp (ages 6-11), and a Summer Dance Intensive (ages 10+ with previous dance training).
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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