Summer is the perfect opportunity to explore the arts! Our Summer After 5 programming can be a great way to try something new or a way to keep your skills sharp. HCA offers a variety of group classes and private music lessons for children, teens and adults.

Please note that all group classes are on Tuesday afternoons/evenings.

Ballet | Hip Hop | Contemporary | Visual Arts | Music

BALLET

Creative Ballet (Ages 3-5)

HCA Creative Ballet classes nurture a sense of imagination and love of dance that is inherent in young children. Classes are designed to instill fundamental dance skills and develop coordination and posture in a fun, age appropriate way.

July 6 – August 24
5:00pm – 5:45pm
Instructor: Heather Ami Cook

Cost: $153

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Novice Ballet (Ages 6-8)

A great way to keep dancing over the summer or an opportunity to try something new! Our Novice Ballet class focuses on the development of musicality and technique, and on fostering a love and enjoyment of dance.

July 6 – August 24
5:45pm – 6:45pm
Instructor: Heather Ami Cook

Cost: $168

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Junior Ballet (Ages 9-12)

A great way to keep dancing over the summer or an opportunity to try something new! Our Junior Ballet class focuses on the development of musicality and technique, and on fostering a love and enjoyment of dance.

July 6 – August 24
6:45pm – 7:45pm
Instructor: Heather Ami Cook

Cost: $168

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Senior Ballet Technique (Ages 13-18)

This class is designed for students entering Level VI ballet and up (ages 13-18). Focus on building strength, conditioning, flexibility. A great class for students looking to improve or maintain their technique over the summer months!

July 6 – August 24
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Instructor: Heather Dunn

Cost: $168

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Adult Beginner Ballet (Ages 16+)

Follow your passion and learn the fundamentals of ballet in a supportive environment. Improve strength and flexibility, and learn exercises for good posture, turnout, and proper positioning for hands and feet.

July 6 – August 24
6:40pm – 7:40pm
Instructor: Heather Dunn

Cost: $168

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Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (Ages 16+)

This class focuses on refining ballet technique, building more advanced movement sequences, and exploring dancer artistry and freedom of movement.

July 6 – August 24
7:45pm – 8:45pm
Instructor: Heather Dunn

Cost: $168

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HIP HOP

Junior Hip Hop (Ages 9-12)

Students will build strength and creativity, and learn to express themselves in this high-energy class! Gain an understanding of hip hop culture through fun and challenging dance moves.

July 6 – August 24
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Instructor: Anton Le

Cost: $168

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Adult Hip Hop (Ages 16+)

This course focuses on hip hop technique blended with urban groove and contemporary movement. Enjoy a very positive and high-energy environment to learn, move and get a good workout!

July 6 – August 24
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Instructor: Anton Le

Cost: $168

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CONTEMPORARY

Open Contemporary (Ages 18+)

Contemporary dance fuses jazz, ballet and modern techniques with elements of improvisation and creative movement. In this open-level workshop, dancers will explore how to express themselves freely and learn new choreography.

July 6 – August 24
7:45pm – 8:45pm
Instructor: Haleigh Eady

Cost: $168

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VISUAL ARTS

From Drawing to Watercolour (Ages 18+)

In this workshop, students will learn how to draw the human figure and translate these drawings into watercolour paintings. The first half of the program will focus on pencil drawings in order to construct a solid foundation for painting technique. During the second half of the workshop, students will paint with watercolours using concepts of abstract painting. Each student will be encouraged to explore their own personal style.

Q: Do I need to know how to draw or any experience to take this course?

A: Not at all, if you don’t have any experience you will learn the basics and get to know techniques to paint in watercolours and have fun doing it. And if you already know how to draw or have experience with watercolours, you will have more tools to improve your art.

July 6 – August 10 (6 weeks)
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Richard Rivera

Cost: $225

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Material Exploration: Paper Wall Hangings (Ages 18+)

In this workshop, we will learn of and incorporate weaving, collage and sculpting techniques using paper as our primary material. Our final result will be an original, hand-made wall hanging!

Participants are encouraged to bring: one long wooden stick/ branch/ broomstick and personal photos that can be used in collage.

July 6 – August 17 (no class on July 27)
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Instructor: Melissa Star Charles

Cost: $225

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MUSIC

Private Music Classes

We offer private music instruction for kids, teens, and adults! Please email info@hcarts.ca to request an instructor or inquire about scheduling or pricing. Instructor rates vary between approximately $22-$28 per 30 minutes.

Piano:

Michael Andrushko

Lauren Cho

Frances Gower

Nancy Leung-Simmons

Violin:

Helen Hong

Flute/Piccolo

Ivanna Monnar

Voice:

Roland Fix

Celine Cascanette

“HCA is like a home away from home. A place to pursue your creative passion with amazing instructors and likeminded students.”
“The HCA is like a second home to me! I’ve been part of the HCA family first as a young dancer, and now well into my professional singing career. The teachers/coaches/mentors at HCA are easily the best in the GTA and they provide you with knowledge, training and support you need when going into the Fine Arts world as a young professional. I wouldn’t have wanted to train and perfect my craft anywhere else!”
“The Hamilton Conservatory is a really special place in our family. It’s a non-competitive environment where children’s love for dance, theatre, music, and arts are cultivated. We have met so many families and formed special friendships over the years because of HCA.”
“My daughters took their first dance steps at HCA and their first music classes here and have had amazing learning experiences in classes and at recitals. From the incredible level of instruction to the organization and professionalism of the administration, HCA is such a wonderful and special place for children of all ages to develop their artistic abilities. It really feels like home!”
“HCA has been a home to me for a decade. All the camps, classes, and programs have  formed my passion for the arts. Through this incredible place, I’ve formed friendships and memories that will last forever.  Everything that I’ve learned from the amazing teachers and staff members have shaped me and my passion for the arts. Thank you HCA for being my family.” 

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