Children’s Programs

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  • Copy the program code (e.g. 45570.101RH)
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Fall Registration Mon Aug 17 online/in-person, Tues Aug 18 phone


ELSIE ROY NOON HOUR PROGRAMS

ELSIE ROY NOON HOUR: PAINTING WITH SARA (5-12)     
Join Sara as she shares her unique method of painting: rollers rather than brushes, tables instead of easels, lots of paint and water, canvas manipulation and plaster, sand and wood shavings to create ethereal textured abstracts. Students will be encouraged to find and explore their own artistic style in a safe, supportive environment. All experience levels are welcome. All basic materials included.
Th | Sep 17-Dec 10 | 12:25-12:55pm | $103/13 sess | 14204 | 5-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Sara Shafran

ELSIE ROY NOON HOUR: KIDS SUSHI (6-12)   
Learn to make fun and simple sushi in this introductory class. No cooking experience required. Bring an apron and take home your masterpiece. No class Oct 9
Fr | Sep 18-Dec 11 | 12:25-12:55pm | $92/12 sess | 14171 | 6-12 | Rm A
Instructor: Cliff Saito

ELSIE ROY NOON HOUR: BRICKS 4 KIDS AIR, LAND AND SEA (6-10)
Are you ready to take to the sky in our Bricks 4 Kidz helicopter mode, race across the beach in an ingenious land sail, or create an awesome dragster? Kids will learn what makes each machine unique and how it moves by exploring concepts such as buoyancy, propulsion, lift and g-forces. What other ways will you invent to travel through air, land and sea? Whether you are high-speed thrill-seeker or just curious about how things work, this junior engineering class offers something for everyone. No class Oct 9
Fr | Sep 18-Dec 11 | 12:25-12:55pm | $92/12 sess | 14184 | 6-10 | Multimedia Rm
Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz

ELSIE ROY NOON HOUR: MULTISPORT (6-12)  
Come and join us for a different fun game each week while learning to have fun, develop some fundamental skills and teamwork. Activities include basketball, soccer , hockey, capture the flag and much more. No class Oct 9
Fr | Sep 16-Dec 11 | 12:25-12:55pm | $82/12 sess | 16442 | 6-12 | Gym
Instructor: Zaheed Bakare

SOCIAL RECREATION

AFTERSCHOOL KIDS CLUB (5-12)
For students of Elsie Roy Elementary. This program is designed to keep kids busy after school in a safe, fun and supervised environment. Activities include a variety of games, cooking, arts and crafts, sports, outdoor play at the park, and general play. No program on Sep 28, Oct 12, 23, Nov 11, 27
M-F | Sep 8-Dec 18 | 3-5:45pm | $1,139/68 sess | 11582 | 5-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Silvia Rubino, Jen Uppal

PRO D DAY DAYCAMP (6-12)
Hang out with our energetic and fun leaders for a day of sports, arts and crafts, and more. Please dress appropriately for the day’s activities, which may include small outtrips to local attractions, the park and playground. Please register early. This program is for school children only. Children must be enrolled in Grade 1 to attend.
Mo | Sep 28 | 9am-3:30pm | $35/1 sess | 11564 | 6-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Fr | Oct 23 | 9am-3:30pm | $35/1 sess | 11566 | 6-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Fr | Nov 27 | 9am-3:30pm | $35/1 sess | 11569 | 6-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Silvia Rubino, Jen Uppal

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

BIRTHDAY PARTY (2-8)
Have your birthday party at the Roundhouse. Parent participation is required. Party packages are for ages 2-8. Party packages are not suitable for parties larger than 20 children due to space constrictions. No parties Oct 31, Nov 7, Dec 26, 27, Jan 2, 3. No large party option Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 8, Dec 6. Cancellations required 10 days in advance to avoid charges.
We will provide you with:
A fun and energetic leader to help lead and supervise activities
Decorations and balloons
An arts and crafts project
45 minutes of gym time with play equipment
Access to the Engine 374 Pavilion
Sa Su | Sep 19-Dec 20 | 11:30am-1:30pm
$140/up to 14 children or $198/ 15-20 children | 2-8 | Arts & Crafts Rm

CREATIVE ARTS

CARTOONING AND ANIMATION (7-12)
For young animators who are keen to learn Disney’s way of hand drawing in sequences, from animated movies such as Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon and others. Create your very own characters and see them brought to life through digital and HD filming. Computer live animation is the newest part of this program, using Macbook Pro. Award-winning animators, Nadia and Theo ,will direct you in the beginning steps of your animation dream. DVD included.
Th | Sep 24-Nov 19 | 4:30-5pm | $120/9 sess | 15228 | 7-12 | Multimedia Rm
Instructor: Nadia Dimitrow

BRICKS 4 KIDS: MINING AND CRAFTING (6-10)
Experience the world of Minecraft with Lego Bricks in this fun afterschool Junior engineering enrichment class. Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. Students will face new challenges each day, building models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game. No class Oct 9
Fr | Sep 18-Oct 30 | 3:30-4:30pm | $89/6 sess | 17576 | 6-10 | Multimedia Rm
Fr | Nov 6-Dec 11 | 3:30-4:30pm | $89/6 sess | 17577 | 6-10 | Multimedia Rm
Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz

POTTERY: CREATIVE CLAY (8-12)
Learn a variety of hand-building techniques and wheel-throwing. Learn the basics of decorating with coloured clay slips and glaze your own work. All supplies included. After the second class please see instructor for permission to register. No class Oct 12
Mo | Oct 5-Dec 7 | 3:15-5pm | $86/10 sess | 12193 | 8-12 | Pottery St
Instructor: Cheryl Stapleton

NAIL ART WORKSHOP (9+)
Learn nail art techniques, tips, and tricks in this unique and fun workshop. Get creative and find out how to use everyday household items to create trendy nail designs. There will be two holiday inspired sessions: spooky Halloween nails and glamorous winter nails. Everyone is welcome. Tools and nail polish provided or bring your own nail polish.
Fr | Oct 23 | Nov 20 | Dec 11 | 5 -7pm | $26/1 sess | 14754 | 9+ | Rm C
Instructor: Kendra Spencer-Tam

DANCE

JAZZ DANCE (5-8)     $9.50/Drop-in
Jazz appeals to everyone because of its upbeat style and high energy. Classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination, followed by progressions across the floor and choreographed combinations. No class Oct 10, Nov 7
Sa | Sep 12-Dec 12 | 9-9:45am | $105/14 sess | 8990 | 5-8 | Dance St
Instructor: Serena Aroon

CREATIVE BALLET (5-7)      $9.50/Drop-in
These classes focus on posture, tempo, shapes and space usage combined with basic movement and ballet skills. Activities are set to a wide range of music with stories, rhythm and games to increase musical sensitivity and awareness. Appropriate dress will be addressed in the first class. No class Oct 10, Nov 7
Sa | Sep 12-Dec 12 | 11:30am-12:30pm | $105/14 sess | 8557 | 5-7 | Dance St
Instructor: Serena Aroon

ACROBATIC DANCE (6-10)     $9.50/Drop-in
A creative and playful class that combines fundamental dance principles with rhythmic and classical gymnastics. Using fun routines, creative movement, games, stories, and props, dancers will achieve balance, coordination, awareness, and strength. No class Dec 3
Th | Sep 17-Oct 29 | 4:15-5pm | $57.75/7 sess | 14106 | 6-10 | Dance Studio
Th | Nov 5-Dec 17 | 4:15-5pm | $49.50/6 sess | 14109 | 6-10 | Dance Studio
Instructor: Espirito Santo Mauricio

JUNIOR PERFORMING STARS (5-7)
Learn all the essential skills to be a dynamite musical theatre performer. Explore all the best numbers numbers from oldies, modern hits, Disney and Broadway. Sing with confidence, while learning fun choregraphy and the acting skills of a star.
Sa | Sep 26-Nov 25 | 3:45-4:30pm | $79/8 sess | 18432 | 5-7 | Rm B
Instructor: Vancouver PerformingStars, www.performingstars.ca
 
JUNIOR PERFORMING STARS: FREE Trial (5-7)
Sa | Sep 19 | 3:45-4:30pm | Free | 18431 | 5-7 | Rm B
Dance Extreme (6-10)      $10/Drop-in
Explore a number of different styles of dance with a variety of guest dance artists. Enjoy energetic exploration of movement in a warm, safe and inspiring environment. Styles may include hip hop, Latin Dance, acrobatic dance, musical theatre, creative movement and Bollywood.
Tu | Sep 15-Dec 8 | 3:15pm-4:15pm | $93/13 sess | 6199 | 6-10 | Dance St
Instructor: Kirby Rae Snell

MUSIC

MUSIC LESSONS
Private lessons are 30 minutes in length. There will be no make-up classes for any lessons that the student isn’t able to attend. Music refund requests prior to the start of your private lessons must be made no later than the day before the class starts in order to receive a full refund plus the admin fee. After private lessons start there will be no refund. No registration after the second class.
Access to the practice room piano is for piano students currently enrolled in piano lessons. The music room piano is available to all patrons.

GUITAR WITH JUSTIN (6+)   
Students will learn the skills necessary to play their favourite songs and be introduced to new music from a wide variety of genres including pop, rock, and classical. Lessons are designed to encourage musical and personal growth, with emphasis on a positive and exciting learning experience. Students must be able to bring their own instrument to each lesson.
Th | Sep 10-Dec 17 | 2-8pm | $276/15 sess | 11214 | 6+ | Music Rm
Fr | Sep 11-Dec 18 | 2-8pm | $276/15 sess | 11230 | 6+ | Music Rm
Instructor: Justin Gorrie

PIANO WITH GRACE (5-13)
A fun and practical approach to learn how to play the piano. Lessons cover dexterity, listening, rhythm, and theory. Royal Conservatory Music students are welcome for examination preparation. These private lessons are 30 minutes in length. There will be no make-up classes for any lessons that the student isn’t able to attend. No class Oct 30
Fr | Sep 11-Dec 4 | 2-9pm | $221/12 sess | 7941 | 5-13 | Practice Rm
Instructor: Grace Ng

PIANO WITH LYDIA (5-13)     
A fun and practical approach to learn how to play the piano. Lessons cover dexterity, listening, rhythm, and theory. Royal Conservatory Music students are welcome for examination preparation. These private lessons are 30 minutes in length. There will be no make-up classes for any lessons that the student isn’t able to attend. No class Oct 11
We | Sep 9-Dec 9 | 3-6:30pm | $240/13 sess | 12043 | 6-13 | Practice Rm
Su | Sep 13-Dec 13 | 9:30am- 4pm | $240/13 sess | 7961 | 5-13 | Practice Rm
Instructor: Lydia Kay

PIANO AND JULIA (5-12)     
Julia is a professional piano teacher with a passion for helping students excel at what they love, playing beautiful music. She provides students of all ages a well-rounded knowledge of piano that includes performance, technique, artistry and theoretical skills. No class Sep 26, Oct 31, Nov 7
Th | Sep 10-Dec 17 | 5-7pm | $258/14 sess | 11014 | 5-12 | Practice Rm
Sa | Sep 12-Dec 19 | 9:30am-12:30pm | $203/11 sess | 7995 | 5-12 | Practice Rm
Instructor: Julia Villafuerte

PIANO WITH ASHEIDA (7-13)     
Asheida holds a bachelor of arts in music degree and has more than 10 years experience teaching children. Lessons include easy practice techniques, sight-reading, ear-training, and theory. No class Oct 12
Mo | Sep 14-Dec 14 | 3:30-7:30pm | $258/14 sess | 11910 | 7-13 | Practice Rm
Instructor: Voice & Music Asheida

VIOLIN WITH HANNAH (8+)   
Hannah Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of British Columbia. She has taught violin and music theory for 10 years. Hannah has also been a sectional instructor in youth orchestras, and is an expert in teaching young students. No class Oct 12
Mo | Sep 14-Dec 14 | 4-6:30pm | $258/14 sess | 11207 | 8+ | Board Rm
Instructor: Hyunah Kim

VOICE WITH ASHEIDA (7+)
Learn fun exercises for more ease, connection, and balance in your voice while singing the songs you love. Asheida is a Certified IVA Vocal Instructor and teaches internationally with what is becoming one of the most effective ways to safely train your voice. This class is for children and adults. No class Nov 24
Tu | Sep 8-Dec 15 | 1-7:30pm | $462/14 sess | 11935 | 7+ | Practice Rm
Instructor: Voice & Music Asheida

SPORTS & FITNESS

FENCING (6-12)      $25/Drop-in
Fencing is an incredibly appealing and entertaining sport. It promotes independence, develops muscles, agility, endurance, speed, hand-eye coordination, teaches kids good sportsmanship and strategic thinking. Most of all it is a fun and engaging exercise that keeps children active and fit. We provide the equipment, so all you need to start fencing are sweats and sport shoes.
Tu | Sep 22-Oct 27 | 3:30-4:30pm | $125/6 sess | 6933 | 6-12 | Rm B
Tu | Nov 3-Dec 8 | 3:30-4:30pm | $125/6 sess | 6934 | 6-12 | Rm B
Instructor: Hristo Etropolski, Rising Star Fencing, www.risingstarfencing.com
Fencing: FREE Trial (6-12)
Tu | Sep 15 | 3:30-4:30pm | Free | 6931 | 6-12 | Rm B

KIDS SOCCER (5-12)    $12/Drop-in
Through planned drills, games and activities we’ll teach the kids friendship and teamwork through
basic soccer skills. Drop-in available with instructor approval.
5-8
Tu | Sep 15-Oct 27 | 3:10-4:10pm | $78.75/7 sess | 13224 | 5-8 | Gym
Tu | Nov 3-Dec 15 | 3:10-4:10pm | $78.75/7 sess | 13228 | 5-8 | Gym
9-12
Tu | Sep 15-Oct 27 | 4:15-5:15pm | $78.75/7 sess | 13226 | 9-12 | Gym
Tu | Nov 3-Dec 15 | 4:15-5:15pm | $78.75/7 sess | 13229 | 9-12 | Gym
Instructor: Felicia Bartolomeo

Looking for Grass Roots Soccer?
Grass Roots Soccer is now offered West End Community Centre. Please contact the West End Community Centre for more information at 604-257-8333.

TENNIS: INDOOR (6-13)
For all levels. The lessons will cover basic skills in drills and game-like settings. Held in the Gym. Classes will have a 6:1 student to instructor ratio. No class Nov 11
6-8
We | Sep 16-Oct 14 | 3:35-4:35pm | $132/5 sess | 11061 | 6-8 | Gym
We | Nov 18-Dec 16 | 3:35-4:35pm | $132/5 sess | 11063 | 6-8 | Gym
9-13
We | Sep 16-Oct 14 | 4:35-5:45pm | $137/5 sess | 11067 | 9-13 | Gym
We | Nov 18-Dec 16 | 4:35-5:45pm | $137/5 sess | 11068 | 9-13 | Gym
Instructor: Gayle Dobson

Tennis Refund Policy
Refunds must be requested 7 days before classes are scheduled to start. No refunds will be issued once classes have started unless there is a medical reason and a doctor’s note is provided.
Through planned drills, games and activities we’ll teach the kids friendship and teamwork through basic soccer skills. Drop-in available with instructor approval.

LANGUAGES, EDUCATION

SERBIAN FOR KIDS (5-6)
This fun, creative and exciting course is a place where, through playing, singing and acting, your child will learn how to communicate confidently in Serbian.
Th | Sep 24-Dec 10 | 6-6:45pm | $162/12 sess | 8673 | 5-6 | Board Rm
Instructor: Natasa Nikolic

SERBIAN LANGUAGE: BEGINNER 1 (7-9)
This course is for absolute beginners or children whose knowledge of Serbian is poor. Through an interactive environment, communicative approach to teaching, learning through context, playing and acting, your child will learn how to communicate in Serbian. Serbian Cyrillic alphabet will be introduced.
Th | Sep 24-Dec 10 | 5-6pm | $162/12 sess | 8652 | 7-9 | Board Rm
Instructor: Natasa Nikolic

SERBIAN LANGUAGE: BEGINNER 2 (8-11)     
This level is for children who already finished SLB1 at the Roundhouse. Basic knowledge of Serbian language and Cyrillic alphabets is required. Through an interactive environment, learning through context and acting, this course will improve your child’s spoken, written and communication skills. This class runs in conjunction with SLB1.
Th | Sep 24-Dec 10 | 5-6pm | $162/12 sess | 8665 | 8-11 | Board Rm
Instructor: Natasa Nikolic

SPANISH (5-10)
Say hola to Spanish. Give your children the opportunity to learn the basics of this beautiful language with games, songs, and crafts. No drop-ins. Parent participation is optional for this class. No class Oct 12
Beginners
Mo | Sep 14-Dec 7 | 3:30-4:30pm | $99/12 sess | 6552 | 5-10 | Rm C
Intermediate
Mo | Sep 14-Dec 7 | 4:35pm-5:35pm | $99/12 sess | 6553 | 5-10 | Rm C
Instructor: Gloria Alonso

MARTIAL ARTS, SELF DEFENCE

SELF DEFENCE AND STREET SAFETY WORKSHOP (8+)     
Streetproof and bullyproof yourself and family this year. This popular self-defence workshop (as seen on TV’s Urban Rush) includes exciting demos, interaction, and theory. Learn how to not be chosen as a victim, your body’s arsenal, key striking targets, improvised weapons, practical self-defence moves, and the best release and escape methods for even the smallest person. Instructors are both male and female. Register two people for only $75.
Su | Nov 15 | 11am-1:30pm | $42.86/1 sess | 14215 | 8+ | Rm B
Instructor: Hit And Run Self Defense

KARATE    $11/Drop-in
The teaching focus for all Karate classes is to learn discipline, gain confidence and flexibility, develop a sense of cooperation, and have fun. Please note that there are additional fees for Karate BC membership and the purchase of a uniform and testing for belts. Program fees are due on the first class of each month. A 10% discount is available when you register for three consecutive months within a season at one time. No class Sep 7, Oct 12
Instructor: Hamid Tarighatbin, Tiger’s Eye Karate-Do

KARATE FUN (4-7)     
This class is for kids new to Karate and those at the beginner level.
Mo Fr | Sep 4-Sep 28 | 3:30-4:30pm | $56/mo| 10904 | 4-7 | Rm B
Mo Fr | Oct 2-Oct 30 | 3:30-4:30pm | $56/mo | 10905 | 4-7 | Rm B
Mo Fr | Nov 2-Nov 30 | 3:30-4:30pm | $56/mo | 10906 | 4-7 | Rm B
Mo Fr | Dec 4-Dec 18 | 3:30-4:30pm | $56/mo | 10908 | 4-7 | Rm B
Karate: Junior (8-10)
Mo Fr | Sep 4-Sep 28 | 4:30-5:30pm | $56/mo | 10923 | 8-10 | Rm B
Mo Fr | Oct 2-Oct 30 | 4:30-5:30pm | $56/mo | 10921 | 8-10 | Rm B
Mo Fr | Nov 2-Nov 30 | 4:30-5:30pm | $56/mo | 10920 | 8-10 | Rm B
Mo Fr | Dec 4-Dec 18 | 4:30-5:30pm | $56/mo | 10917 | 8-10 | Rm B
Karate: Senior (11+)
Mo Fr | Sep 4-Sep 28 | 5:30-6:30pm | $56/mo | 10945 | 11+ | Rm B
Mo Fr | Oct 2-Oct 30 | 5:30-6:30pm | $56/mo | 10941 | 11+ | Rm B
Mo Fr | Nov 2-Nov 30 | 5:30-6:30pm | $56/mo | 10940 | 11+ | Rm B
Mo Fr | Dec 4-Dec 18 | 5:30-6:30pm | $56/mo | 10937 | 11+ | Rm B

KARATE: GREEN BELT AND ABOVE (11+)   
This program is for Green, Blue and Purple Belt students
Mo Fr | Sep 4-Sep 28 | 6:30-7:30pm | $65/mo | 10960 | 11+ | Rm B
Mo Fr | Oct 2-Oct 30 | 6:30-7:30pm | $65/mo | 10959 | 11+ | Rm B
Mo Fr | Nov 2-Nov 30 | 6:30-7:30pm | $65/mo | 10958 | 11+ | Rm B
Mo Fr | Dec 4-Dec 18 | 6:30-7:30pm | $65/mo | 10957 | 11+ | Rm B