Children’s Programs

To register for a program:

  • Copy the program code (e.g. 45570.101RH)
  • Go to the Roundhouse Park Board registration page and paste the program code into the ‘Search the list below’ field, then click the ‘Go’ button.
  • In order to register, you will need to create an account, if you don’t already have one.

Fall Registration Thu Aug 21 online, Fri Aug 22 in-person/phone


ELSIE ROY NOON HOUR PROGRAMS

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Clay Time (7-12)
Learn a variety of hand-building techniques with clay and learn the basics of decorating with coloured clay slips in the Roundhouse Pottery Studio. All sup-plies included. After the third class please see instructor for permission to reg-ister. No class Oct 13, Nov 10
Mo | Sep 15-Nov 24 | 12:25-12:55pm | $90./9 sess | 21037.401RH | 4.8-7 | Pottery St
Instructor: Cheryl Stapleton

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Basketball (7-13)
This fun and exciting program will serve as an introduction to the sport of basketball. Topics include dribbling, shooting, defence, nutrition, and the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork. No class Oct 13, Nov 10
Mo | Sep 15-Dec 15 | 12:25-12:55pm | $80/12 sess | 23331.404RH | 7-13 | 2/3 Gym
Instructor: Andrew Kato

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Kick Fit (6-12)
Designed to give kids direction in creating a stronger body and a stronger mind. Using safe techniques, Kick Fit is a dynamic workout for kids with a fun ap-proach. Children will learn a path of respect, discipline, and a healthy lifestyle that they can apply to every aspect of their lives. No class Oct 13, Nov 10
Mo | Sep 15-Dec 15 | 12:25-12:55pm | $80/12 sess | 21038.401RH | 6-12 | Dance St
Instructor: Jameel Hosseini, Universal MMA

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Pickleball (6-12)
Pickleball combines badminton, tennis, and table tennis all in one. Kids will develop basic skills and hand-eye coordination and will have tons of fun. No class Oct 13, Nov 10
Mo | Sep 15-Dec 15 | 12:25-12:55pm | $80/12 sess | 23330.401RH | 6-12 | 1/3 Gym
Instructor: Paul Talbot

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Comic Strip Chaos (4.8-12)
Always wanted to turn your doodles into comic strips? This program will introduce you to cartoon drawing and the steps needed to take your ideas from your imagination and bring them to life on paper in a comic strip. No class Nov 11
Tu | Sep 16-Dec 9 | 12:25-12:55pm | $90/12 sess | 21036.401RH | 4.8-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Roy Liu

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Soccer (6-10)
Skill-building in soccer through drills and practice. We’ll finish off each day with a fun game that will help everyone feel part of the team. No class Nov 4, 11
Tu | Sep 16-Dec 9 | 12:25-12:55pm | $75/11 sess | 23332.401RH | 6-10 | Gym
Instructor: Paul Talbot

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Gymnastics Dance (4.8-11)
Do you love music, sports, games, dancing, and gymnastics? Then spend your lunch hour grooving and playing games with hula hoops, balls, acro mats, ribbons, and more. Learn to cartwheel, somersault, skip rope, handstand, and other exciting stuff. No class Nov 11
Tu | Sep 16-Dec 9 | 12:25-12:55pm | $80/12 sess | 22031.401RH | 4.8-11 | Dance St
Instructor: Jordan Thomson

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Jams & Bands (4.8-7)
This program introduces students to acoustic and electric guitar, hand drums, tambourines, and shakers. Students will be taught guitar scales, basic chords, timing for percussive instruments, composition, songs, and some basic theory.
We | Sep 17-Dec 3 | 12:25-12:55pm | $122.50/12 sess | 22035.401RH | 4.8-7 | Music Rm
Instructor: Paul Talbot

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Chess (6-11)
Kids will have the opportunity to learn how to play chess if they are beginners or go through famous games from past world champions and solve puzzles if they already know the moves.
We | Sep 17-Dec 3 | 12:25-12:55pm | $80/12 sess | 22033.401RH | 6-11 | Rm B
Th | Sep 18-Dec 4 | 12:25-12:55pm | $80/12 sess | 22033.402RH | 6-11 | Rm B
Instructor: James Chan

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Crafting & Jewellery Making (4.8-12)
Make beautiful pieces of jewellery or a fun and unique craft in each 30-minute class. Jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. You’ll also learn how to make crafts such as greeting cards and paper flower bouquets. All basic materials included.
Th | Sep 18-Dec 4 | 12:25-12:55pm | $95/12 sess | 22836.401RH | 4.8-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Doodleblobz Fine Arts, Kate Metten

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Hockey (8-12)
Learn skill-building in hockey through drills and practice. Each day includes a fun game that will help everyone feel part of the team. No class Nov 6
Th | Sep 18-Dec 11 | 12:25-12:55pm | $80/12 sess | 23331.401RH | 8-12 | Gym
Instructor: Paul Talbot

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Art (4.8-12)
This class is a fun and creative atmosphere to explore ideas and make pieces that are eco-friendly and give back to our environment. Create bird feeders, planters, animal jars, puppets, masks, clay and beaded mobiles by reusing and repurposing everyday objects. We will build on projects over the fall season and talk about different ways to create art by using recycled materials and ob-jects from nature to make new creations by giving them a different purpose. No class Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28
Fr | Sep 19-Dec 19 | 12:25-12:55pm | $89.50/11 sess | 21035.401RH | 4.8-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Amanda Lye

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Bricks 4 Kidz (6-9)
Hands-on, project-based classes where students use and develop problem solving and critical thinking skills to build machines, buildings, vehicles, and other creations. Kids will use specialized LEGO® pieces and unique model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz. No class Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28
Fr | Sep 19-Dec 19 | 12:25-12:55pm | $104/11 sess | 22063.401RH | 6-9 | Rm C
Instructor: Chris Wilson, Bricks 4 Kidz

Elsie Roy Noon Hour: Hockey (5-7)
Learn skill-building in hockey through drills and practice. Each day includes a fun game that will help everyone feel part of the team. No class Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 7, 28
Fr | Sep 19-Dec 19 | 12:25-12:55pm | $68/10 sess | 23331.402RH | 5-7 | Gym
Instructor: Paul Talbot


SOCIAL RECREATION

Afterschool Kids Club (K-6; 4.8-11)
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 Sep 26, Oct 13, 24, Nov 10, 11, 28
Mo – Fr | Sep 2-Dec 19 | 3-5:45pm | $1,170.50/73 sess | 25900.401RH | 4.8-11 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Silvia Rubino, Jen Uppal

Pro D Day Daycamp: Grade 1 and Up (5.8-12)
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 out-trips to the park and playground. Please register early. This program is for school children only. Children must be enrolled in grade 1 or higher to attend.
Fr | Sep 26 | Oct 24 | Nov 28 | 9am-3:30pm | $35/sess | 26096.401RH | 5.8-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Mo | Nov 10 | 9am-3:30pm | $35/sess | 26096.403RH | 5-12 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Silvia Rubino


BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Birthday Party (2-8)
Have your birthday at the Roundhouse. Parent participation is required. Party packages are not suitable for children under the age of two or for parties larger than 20 children, due to space constrictions. No large parties available Sep 28. No parties Oct 25, Nov 8, 9, 15, 29 Dec 6, 27, 28, Jan 3, 4
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 mins of gym time with play equipment
Access to the Train Pavilion
Sa Su | Sep 13-Jan 11 | 11:30am-1:30pm | $140/sess up to 14 children
or $198/sess for 15-20 children | 2-8 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Cancellations must be requested 10 days in advance of party for refund op-tions to be available.
Instructor: Kerry Wang, Namy Lee


CREATIVE ARTS

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 sup-plies included. After the third class please see instructor for permission to register. No class Oct 13, Nov 10
Mo | Sep 15-Nov 24 | 3:15-5pm | $85.50/9 sess | 22221.401RH | 8-12 | Pottery St
Instructor: Cheryl Stapleton


SPORTS & FITNESS

Basketball Skills (7-13)
NEW Instructor. Learn teamwork, skills, and the fundamentals of basketball. Our goal is to make this experience unique, motivating, and memorable for everyone. Kids will learn dribbling, shooting, defence, and proper nutrition as well as the importance of sportsmanship. No class Oct 13, Nov 10
Mo | Sep 15-Dec 15 | 3:45-5pm | $110/12 sess | 26051.401RH | 7-13 | Gym
Instructor: Andrew Kato

Kids Soccer (5-9)
Through planned drills, games, and activities we’ll teach the kids friendship and teamwork through basic soccer skills. Drop-in available with instructor approval. No class Nov 4, 11
Tu | Sep 16-Dec 9 | 3:104:10pm | $123.50/11 sess | 23046.401RH | 5-9 | Gym
Instructor: Ian McKenzie

Grass Roots Soccer (5-12)
This program will help boys and girls of all abilities to grow, develop skills and reach their potential. Using the four corner model: Physical, Technical, Psychological and Social elements, this program will help children develop more than just their soccer skills – we’ll help them to gain confidence, build self-esteem, learn to work in teams and improve their decision making. The program includes children from the West End, Coal Harbour and Roundhouse. These programs take place at the King George Soccer Field, not at the Round-house. No class Oct 11, Dec 13, 20, 27, Jan 3, 10, Feb 7
5-6 yrs
Sa | Sep 20-Mar 7| 10:45-11:45am | $166/18 sess | 23346.401RH | 5-6 | King George Field, West End
7-12yrs
Sa | Sep 20-Mar 7| 11:45am-1:15pm | $193/18 sess | 23346.402RH | 7-12 | King George Field, West End
Instructor: Coach Glyn & Friends

Tennis: Indoor (6-8)
For all levels, the lessons will cover basic skills in drills and game-like settings. Held in the gymnasium. Classes will have a 6:1 student to instructor ratio. No class Nov 5, 12
We | Sep 17-Oct 22 | 3:35-4:35pm | $90/6 sess | 23343.400RH | 6-8 | Gym
We | Nov 19-Dec 17 | 3:35-4:35pm | $75/5 sess | 23343.401RH | 6-8 | Gym
Instructor: Gayle Dobson

Tennis: Indoor (9-13)
For all levels, the lessons will cover basic skills in drills and game-like settings. Held in the gymnasium. Classes will have a 6:1 student to instructor ratio. No class Nov 5, 12
We | Sep 17-Oct 22 | 4:35-5:45pm | $96/6 sess | 23343.402RH | 9-13 | Gym
We | Nov 19-Dec 17 | 4:35-5:45pm | $80/5 sess | 23343.403RH | 9-13 | Gym
Instructor: Gayle Dobson


DANCE

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, aware-ness, and strength
Th | Sep 18-Nov 20 | 4:05-4:50pm | $77.50/10 sess | 21665.402RH | 6-10 | Dance St
Instructor: Espirito Santo Mauricio

Dance X-Treme (6-10) $10/drop-in
This dance class is for girls aged 6-10 to explore a number of different styles of dance with a variety of guest artists giving them a fun, energetic exploration of movement in a welcoming, safe, and inspiring environment. Styles may in-clude hip hop, Latin dance, acrobatic dance, musical theatre, creative move-ment, and Bollywood. No experience necessary. For more information visit www.KirbySnellDance.com. No class Nov 11
Tu | Sep 16-Dec 9 | 3:15-4:15pm | $110.50/12 sess | 21663.402RH | 6-10 | Dance St
Instructor: Kirby Rae

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 11, 25, Nov 8
Sa | Sep 13-Dec 13 | 11:30am-12:30pm | $96/11 sess | 11660.404RH | 5-7 | Dance St
Instructor: Serena Aroon


LANGUAGES AND EDUCATION

Spanish: Beginners for Kids (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. No class Oct 13, Nov 10
Mo | Sep 15-Dec 1 | 4:35-5:35pm | $75/10 sess | 15023.402RH | 5-10 | Rm C
Instructor: Gloria Alonso

Spanish: Intermediate for Kids (5-10)
This program is designed to teach Spanish to those children who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish or who have a background in Spanish at home. No drop-ins. No class Oct 13, Nov 10
Mo | Sep 15-Dec 1 | 3:30-4:30pm | $75/10 sess | 15023.402RH | 5-10 | Rm C
Instructor: Gloria Alonso

French 4 Children: Level 1 (8-12)
This program will teach students how to listen, answer questions, write, and speak in French. They will speak French from the first day and carry on conversations only in French. This program makes learning French easy. Textbook included. No class Sep 26, Oct 24, 31, Nov 28
Fr | Sep 12-Dec 12 | 3:30-4:30pm | $110/10 sess | 25026.401RH | 8-12 | Rm C
Instructor: Jean Jacques Bosco

French 4 Children: Level 2 (8-12)
This program is for continuing students from Level 1 who are ready for the next level. Students will continue to learn how to listen and answer questions, write, and speak in French, all with the goal of improving their French conversation. This program makes learning French easy. Textbook included. No class Sep 26, Oct 24, 31, Nov 28
Fr | Sep 12-Dec 12 | 4:30-5:30pm | $110/10 sess | 25026.402RH | 8-12 | Rm C
Instructor: Jean Jacques Bosco

French 4 Children: Level 3 (8-12)
This program is for continuing students from Level 2 to Level 3. Students will continue conjugating verbs, writing, reading, and improving their speaking skills. Textbook included. No class Sep 26, Oct 24, 31, Nov 28
Fr | Sep 12-Dec 12 | 5:30-6:30pm | $110/10 sess | 25026.403RH | 8-12 | Rm C
Instructor: Jean Jacques Bosco

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, playing, and acting, your child will learn how to communicate in Ser-bian. Serbian Cyrillic alphabet will be introduced. Must commit to 6 months of lessons. No classes on Dec 17, 24, 31, Jan 7
We | Sep 24-Mar 18 | 5-6pm | $290/22 sess | 25026.403RH | 7-9 | Board Rm

Serbian Language: Beginner 2 (8-10)
This level is for children who already the finished SLB1 course at the Round-house. Basic knowledge of Serbian language and Cyrillic alphabet is required. Through an interactive environment, playing, and acting this course will improve your child’s spoken, written, and communication skills. This class will run in conjunction with the Beginner Level 1. Must commit to 6 months of lessons. No classes on Dec 17, 24, 31, Jan 7
We | Sep 24-Mar 18 | 5-6pm | $290/22 sess | 25026.403RH | 8-10 | Board Rm

Serbian Language: Advanced 1 (10-13)
This level is for children who already finished SLB1, SLB2, INT1, INT2 at the Roundhouse. Through interactive learning and stylistics your child will achieve an improved vocabulary with spoken, written, and communication skills. Both Cyrillic and Serbian Latin alphabet will be used. Must commit to 6 months of lessons. No classes on Dec 17, 24, 31, Jan 7
We | Sep 24-Mar 18 | 6-7pm | $290/22 sess | 25026.403RH | 10-13 | Board Rm

True Beauty for Girls (7-11)
Designed for young girls, this workshop explores the very definition of beauty and encourages girls to reflect on who they are on the inside: their talents, gifts, and strengths. Through dialogue and discussion and personal reflection, this workshop aims to promote awareness and empower young girls to be happy, healthy, and confident.
Sa | Oct 4 | Nov 15 | 10am-12pm | $35/sess | 23334.401RH | 7-11 | Board Rm
Instructor: Lindsey Sealey, www.boldnewgirls.com

The Essential ADHD Workshop (19+)
This highly informative one-day workshop will explore ADHD in full, looking at everything from its history, diet, side effects of medications, and non-medicinal, everyday coping strategies. Children welcome to attend with parents at no cost.
Sa | Oct 4 | 10am-2pm | $42/sess| 45571.401RH | 19+ | Rm A
Instructor: Karen Ryan, www.theaddvocates.com


MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF-DEFENCE

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 1, Oct 13, 31
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 5-29 | Oct 3-27 | Nov 3-28 | Dec 1-19 | 3:30-4:30pm | $56/mo | 23460.401RH | 4-7 | Rm B

Karate (8-10)
Mo Fr | Sep 5-29 | Oct 3-27 | Nov 3-28 | Dec 1-19 | 4:30-5:30pm | $56/8 sess | 23461.401RH | 8-10 | Rm B

Karate (11+)
Mo Fr | Sep 5-29 | Oct 3-27 | Nov 3-28 | Dec 1-19 | 5:30-6:30pm | $56/mo | 23462.401RH | 11+ | Rm B
Instructor: Hamid Tarighatbin

Karate: Green Belt and Above (11+)
This program is for Green, Blue and Purple Belt students.
Mo Fr | Sep 5-29 | Oct 3-27 | Nov 3-28 | Dec 1-19 | 6:30-7:30pm | $65/mo | 43464.401RH | 11+| Rm B

Self-Defence: Street Smarts for Kids & Adults (11+)
Streetproof and bullyproof yourself and your 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.
Fr | Oct 24 | 5:30-8pm | $45/sess | 45418.402RH | 11+ | Dance St
Instructor: HJames & Louisa, Hit and Run Self Defense, www.hitandrunselfdefense.com


MUSIC
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 of Music students are welcome for examination preparation. No classes Oct 25, Nov 28, 29
Fr | Sep 5-Dec 5 | 2:30-8:30pm | $248.50/13 sess | 21040.401-13RH | 5-13 | Practice Rm
Sa | Sep 6-Dec 6 | 9:30am-4pm | $230/12 sess | 21040.421-33RH | 5-13 | Practice Rm
Instructor: Grace Ng

Piano with Asheida (5-15)
Asheida has been playing piano and writing music for the past 20 years and holds a bachelor of arts in music degree. Lessons include easy practice techniques, sight-reading, ear-training, and theory. Asheida has lots of experience and interest teaching those with different learning styles as well as special needs and abilities. No class Oct 13
Mo | Sep 8-Dec 15 | 4-6:30pm | $267.50/14 sess | 21050.401-6RH | 5-15 | Practice Rm
Instructor: Voice & Music Asheida

Piano with Lydia (5-13)
Individual piano classes for all ages and levels where students can explore and learn the art of piano playing, as well as music appreciation. Educational, exciting and rewarding.
Su | Sep 7-Dec 14 | 9:30am-3pm | $288/15 sess | 21048.401-12RH | 5-12 | Practice Rm
Instructor: Lydia Kay

Piano with Ambre (6-13)
Ambre teaches piano to all levels. Her background is in both jazz and classical piano, with a diploma in jazz music and a bachelor of music therapy degree (BMT). A core value in her teaching approach is to encourage enjoyment of piano.
We | Sep 10-Dec 10 | 2:30-6:30pm | $271/14 sess | 21049.400-07RH | 6-13 | Practice Rm
Instructor: Ambre Rippon

Piano with Julia (5+)
Professional piano teacher with a passion for helping students excel at what they love: playing beautiful music. Teaching students of all ages while seeking to create a well-rounded knowledge of piano that includes performance, technique, artistry, and theoretical skills. No class Sep 25
Th | Sep 4-Oct 30 | 4:30-7pm | $179/8 sess | 61043.402-7RH | 5+ | Practice Rm
Th | Nov 6-Dec 18 | 4:30-7pm | $141/7sess | 61043.408-13RH | 5+ | Practice Rm
Instructor: Julia Villafuerte

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