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. While we are under Step 2 of Ontario’s reopening plan, dance classes will be held outdoors in our designated dance areas (class will run online if we experience bad weather).  Music lessons will be online.

Ballet | Hip Hop |  Music


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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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

CLASS FULL. Please call 905-528-4020 or email to be placed on the waitlist.


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

Register Today!


Private Music Classes

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

PLEASE NOTE: Under Stage 1 and 2 of Ontario’s reopening framework, indoor music lessons are not permitted. Summer music classes will be online until restrictions are lifted.


Vitali Afanassiev

Michael Andrushko

Lauren Cho

Frances Gower

Kasia Gasior

Nancy Leung-Simmons

Irina Jacob


Helen Hong

Flute/Piccolo (and Beginner Piano)

Ivanna Monnar


Celine Cascanette

Roland Fix


Marc McNamee

Nigel Pugh

“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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