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AAC2019 - Yoga Fusion

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 Tuesdays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A beautifully balanced fusion of power and relaxation movements inspired by yoga, pilates, tai chi and callanetics. Combining poses with movement, stretches and breath, this class is designed to help you feel stronger, more flexible, and balanced.
The perfect way to nourish your mind body and soul in a beautiful calm space.
Come feel good ~ inside out and upside down.

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Camps - Month Long

SMC2019 - "Oink!" by Craig Hawes - July Theatre Production

Jul 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A month-long musical production that includes games, song and dance, crafts, and improv - ending in a full scale performance that's sure to impress friends and family! For students Gr. 1-8.

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SMC2019 - "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Sisters" by Sian Lewis - August Theatre Production

Mon - Fri Jul 29 - Aug 23 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A month-long play production that includes games, dramatic skill building, crafts, and improv - ending in a full scale performance that's sure to impress friends and family! For students Gr. 1-8.

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Camps - Week Long

SWC2019 - Taste of the Arts Week #1 (Gr. 1-8)

Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A fun week featuring a variety of arts activities! This 4 day week offers a glimpse into the world of visual arts, dance, photography and music! For students Gr. 1-8.

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SWC2019 - Art Attack! (for Gr. 1-4)

Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THIS CAMP WEEK IS NOW FULL This is a week for our visually artistic campers! Students will get the chance to create their very own works of art in different arts mediums. For students grades 1-4.

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SWC2019 - Ready, Set, Cook! (Grades 5-8)

Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THIS CAMP WEEK IS NOW FULL Calling all food lovers! Campers will be creating meals and working on proper kitchen etiquette and technique in this week of camp geared for those in Grades 5-8.

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SWC2019 - Ready, Set, Cook! (Grades 1-4)

Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THIS CAMP IN NOW FULL! Calling all food lovers! Campers will be creating meals and working on proper kitchen etiquette and technique in this week of camp geared toward those in grades 1-4.

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SWC2019 - Broadway Bound (Gr. 5-8)

Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This exciting week of camp is for all those musical theatre lovers out there. A week of singing, dancing and acting - putting all 3 together is challenging and rewarding! For students Gr. 5-8.

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SWC2019 - Ready, Set, Cook! (Grades 1-8)

Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THIS CAMP WEEK IS FULL! Calling all food lovers! Campers will be creating meals and working on proper kitchen etiquette and technique in this week of camp geared for those in Grades 1-8.

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SWC2019 - Art Attack (for Gr. 5-8)

Aug 5 - Aug 9, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a week for our visually artistic campers! Students will get the chance to create their very own works of art in different arts mediums. For students grades 1-4.

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SWC2019 - Youth Yoga and Wellness (Gr. 1-8)

Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THIS CAMP WEEK IS NOW FULL This camp week is a fun look at the road to wellness, what that means and some of the activities and practices that can lead us there. This week features yoga for youth - great for self esteem building and finding focus. For students Gr. 1-8.

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SWC2019 - Music To My Ears (Gr. 1-4)

Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a fun camp week for all those music lovers out there! Piano and vocals will be featured during this fun week at GSOTA. For students Gr. 1-4.

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SWC2019 - Taste of the Arts Week #2 (Gr. 1-8)

Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THIS WEEK NOW HAD LIMITED AVAILABILITY A fun week featuring a variety of arts activities! This camp week offers a glimpse into the world of visual arts, photography, theatre, culinary arts and music! For students Gr. 1-8.

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GSOTA Jr. Chef Program

ASC2019 - Cooking 101: Kitchen Basics (Grades 1-4)

Sep 17, 2019 - Jun 2, 2020 Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 'Cooking 101' course is a first step in opening up the world of the Culinary Arts for students at the Gibson School of the Arts. While preparing fun recipes, students will learn how to work safely in a kitchen while acquiring skills in following a recipe and basic measurement.

Every child should have the opportunity to get into the kitchen and cook. Cooking is a valuable life skill that sets us up for healthy eating habits and helps to foster their creativity. This class is all about letting kids taste, smell and explore ingredients. Often in a safe, new environment even the pickiest of eaters will explore and try new foods.

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ASC2019 - Cooking 201: Kitchen Basics (Grades 5-8)

Sep 18, 2019 - May 27, 2020 Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 'Cooking 101' course is a first step in opening up the world of the Culinary Arts for students at the Gibson School of the Arts. While preparing fun recipes, students will learn how to work safely in a kitchen while acquiring skills in following a recipe and basic measurement.

Every child should have the opportunity to get into the kitchen and cook. Cooking is a valuable life skill that sets us up for healthy eating habits and helps to foster their creativity. This class is all about letting kids taste, smell and explore ingredients. Often in a safe, new environment even the pickiest of eaters will explore and try new foods.

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ASC2019 - Cooking 202: Culinary Adventure (Grades 5-8)

Sep 19, 2019 - Jun 4, 2020 Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

After you know the basics in the kitchen you are ready to step into a world of culinary adventure. This course is designed with kids in mind - the favourites will still be made, and we will dive into more difficult recipes so as a budding chef you can develop the skills needed to share your culinary passion.

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Music

ASC2019 - Group Guitar (Grades 1-4)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 23, 2020 Saturdays 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Learning and playing the guitar offers a wonderful opportunity to develop the mind, find personal expression and interact with others in the enjoyment of music. Classes will introduce students to exciting and stimulating songs using common chords, fingerstyle and strumming techniques, and note reading. As part of the learning process, students will have the opportunity to compose their own patterns and tunes. Students will be encouraged to practice playing at home as much as possible. Practice greatly accelerates learning!

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ASC2019 - Group Guitar (Grades 5-8)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 16, 2020 Saturdays 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning and playing the guitar offers a wonderful opportunity to develop the mind, find personal expression and interact with others in the enjoyment of music. Classes will introduce students to exciting and stimulating songs using common chords, fingerstyle and strumming techniques, and note reading. As part of the learning process, students will have the opportunity to compose their own patterns and tunes. Students will be encouraged to practice playing at home as much as possible. Practice greatly accelerates learning!

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ASC2019 - Group Piano (Grades 1-4)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 23, 2020 Saturdays 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Piano playing is a wonderful avenue for developing the mind and for finding personal expression. Group classes will cover playing technique and note reading. As part of the learning process, students will have the opportunity to write and learn their own note patterns and tunes. Students will be provided with weekly theory sheets to complete at home. We also encourage them to practice their playing at home as much as possible. Practice greatly accelerates learning!

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ASC2019 - Group Piano (Grades 5-8)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 23, 2020 Saturdays 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Piano playing is a wonderful avenue for developing the mind and for finding personal expression. Group classes will cover playing technique and note reading. As part of the learning process, students will have the opportunity to write and learn their own note patterns and tunes. Students will be provided with weekly theory sheets to complete at home. We also encourage them to practice playing at home as much as possible. Practice greatly accelerates learning!

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ASC2019 - Music Theory 101

Sep 14, 2019 - May 23, 2020 Saturdays 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Music theory is an exciting language that will be introduced to students. It is a complement to instrument performance and will help cultivate a greater appreciation of music at all levels. Classes will cover: rhythm, harmony and melody, form, and texture. Students will be provided with theory worksheets and fun games to practice their new language.

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ASC2019 - Music Theory 101 (Teens)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 16, 2020 Saturdays 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Music theory is an exciting language that will be introduced to students. It is a complement to instrument performance and will help cultivate a greater appreciation of music at all levels. Classes will cover: rhythm, harmony and melody, form, and texture. Students will be provided with theory worksheets and fun games to practice their new language.

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ASC2019 - GSOTA Jr. Choir

Sep 19, 2019 - Jun 4, 2020 Thursdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sing your favourite contemporary songs and a few classics in a choir setting! Vocal students will have the opportunity to learn basic music theory, proper vocal technique and work on their harmonizing skills in this fun and inclusive class!

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ASC2019 - GSOTA Sr. Choir

Sep 19, 2019 - Jun 4, 2020 Thursdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sing your favourite contemporary songs and a few classics in a choir setting! Vocal students will have the opportunity to learn basic music theory, proper vocal technique and work on their harmonizing skills in this fun and inclusive class!

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Theatre

ASC2019 - Theatre Tots (Ages 4-6)

Sep 17, 2019 - Jun 2, 2020 Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Get ready to play on stage! Join Chandra as she takes your little ones on adventures in the world of theatre. Song, dance and storytelling abound as we discover characters, stagecraft and confidence in a fun, exciting program! Never a dull moment with a dazzling piece to share during the final week of class!

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ASC2019 - Fall Theatre Production

Tue & Thu Sep 24 - Nov 28

Join our Fall Theatre Production for 2019! Directed by the fabulous Chandra Pepper - More details about the production coming soon!

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Visual Arts

ASC2019 - Mixed Media Madness! (Grades 1-4)

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Stretch your imagination and hone your observational skills through traditional and contemporary approaches in drawing, watercolour and collage. Paint moody landscapes, turn sounds into shapes and colour, make pop-up cards for someone special, and much more!

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ASC2019 - Mixed Media Madness! (Grades 5-8)

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Experiment with a variety of media including pencil, watercolour, chalk pastel, collage and more. A focus on traditional and contemporary techniques, while touching on the basics of colour and design to take your art to a new level!

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Yoga

ASC2019 - Intro To Yoga (Grades 1-4)

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

A fun class to get your little yogis moving through poses, breath and play.
This energetic class is designed to help kids feel more focused, balanced and relaxed.
Inspired by our Youth and Wellness Feel Good Program ~ helping kids feel good inside out and upside down.

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ASC2019 - Intro To Yoga (Grades 5-8)

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Move the body. Still the mind.
Setting the foundation for journey into self through a blended series connecting movement and breath. This energetic class is designed to introduce beginner yogis to the powerful transformative world of yoga, where a series of poses and breath work align to strengthen the body and relax the mind. Be bold. Be brave. Be YOU. Yes, you can!

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