A guide to dance, music, and art (broadly defined!) classes for kids in Prince Edward County.
N.B. – For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, please reach out to individual organizations to determine whether their programs are running.
Visual Art and Theatre
The County Arts Lab, a program of County Arts (Prince Edward County Arts Council), offers kids and youth programming in a variety of art forms – Ode to Van Gogh (visual arts for ages 6-11) and Lights up, PLAY on! (theatre for ages 5-11) are on offer during the spring 2022 session. Pricing is on a sliding scale, and bursaries for children’s and youth programming are available.
The Baxter Arts Centre offers arts classes and workshops for kids, both at the Centre in Bloomfield and – in spring and summer 2022 – in partnership and on site with the County Museums. Spring 2022 programs include Art Esteem (ages 6-8) and several family workshops.
Pre-pandemic, the Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre (PEFAC) ran a Craft and Play program for school-aged kids Monday to Friday from 2:45-5:45 p.m. Bussing was available from area schools.
Wellington Pottery has offered pottery workshops to groups of 2-20 kids (starting at age 5). Please contact them by phone (613-399-2330) for details.
The County School of Dance offers Ballet, Irish dancing, Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, and Musical Theatre classes. Please visit the website for information on age ranges, schedule, and costs.
Pre-pandemic, the Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre (PEFAC) ran a Dance 101 class for 5-12 year olds. Please contact PEFAC for details.
Halliday Reynolds of Music Together PEC is offering music and movement classes for ages 0-5 and their grown-ups through the Prince Edward County Public Library.
Pre-pandemic, Denise Swan offered Baby/Preschool (ages 4 months – 4 years) and After School Preparatory Music classes (ages 4-9) at Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield.
The Picton Legion Pipes and Drums offer free bagpipe and drum lessons to all ages. It’s not clear whether this is still operating – please visit the website for more details and contact information.
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