Workshops, Classes and Camps


Poetry Workshop: Writing in the Wild. The role of the Youth Poet Laureate is to serve as a literary ambassador for youth in the City of Mississauga. The City of Mississauga recognized its first Youth Poet Laureate in April, 2016. Rebecca Zseder will aim to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and young writers through the development of community youth poetry events and projects. Rebecca leads this workshop for aspiring writers to completely immerse themselves in the world around them. Writers will be encouraged to explore an element of nature of their choice through metaphorical creation and expansion. This workshop serves to teach poetry through observation, while enhancing the idea of what it truly means to look and see what surrounds you. Poems created have the potential to be selected for integration in the Youth Poet Laureate project in 2017. The Youth Poet Laureate will work with an artist to create poetry inspired wraps for the electrical boxes in Celebration Square. Unveiling will be in April 2017 for National Poetry Month. Registration is required for this FREE event! Oct. !, 1-3pm at Lake Aquitaine Park

Cathy PatonFall Workshop Series– Sept 13, 20, 27 & Oct 4: Engage in this season of change with curiosity, courage, and movement… Break out of the habits that make being with others a routine task  and bring a renewed sense of exploration and joy to your work. Join Social Arts Facilitator, Cathy Paton, in an arts-based workshop opportunity for those in the Helping Professions – to explore, shift, and challenge the deeply set habits of relating that limit our relationships with ourselves and others.

Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association Workshop: From The Pianist’s Toolbox: Techniques for Effectively Practicing The Music of J.S. Bach
Clinician Dr Penny Johnson. Sept 26, 2016  10am-12pm Registration 9:30am; Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Cres, Mississauga. Contact
Light lunch will be served. $15 ORMTA members, $20 non-members, $10 students

Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association Workshop: The Theoretical Pianist: Understanding Piano Literature from the New RCM Piano Syllabus Gr. 1-5. Clinician Joe Ringhofer. Oct 31, 2016 10am-1:30pm Registration 9:30am. Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Cres, Mississuaga. Contact Light lunch will be served. $15 ORMTA members, $20 non-members, $10 students.

Launching Your Career Workshop: Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting, with Rachel Kennedy and Tim Walker. September 14 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Voice-Over Workshop: Secrets to a successful voice acting career, with Elley-Ray. October 22 at 11:00am in Toronto

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Career Stream workshops

Act Bravely: Practical Strategies to Conquer Stage Fright: Are stress and anxiety sabotaging your career? Learn techniques with Jorie Morrow. October 3 at 3:00 pm in Toronto

Sight Un-Scene: Adapted Theatre Techniques for Blind or Low Vision Actors: Learn to eliminate stigma and barriers for blind or low vision actors and audiences through education and awareness, with Murray Powell. September 24 at 10:00 am in Toronto

Bring Your Show to Schools: Navigating the Education System Webinar: Does your Theatre for Young Audience show need an audience? Learn techniques with Patty Jarvis (Prologue) October 13 at 5:30pm via live webinar

Ready, Set, Show! Foundations of Indie Producing: Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company? Learn the fundamentals with Rachel Kennedy and guest TBA. October 5 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Grant Writing Information Session Pre-Recorded Webinar: Preparing an OAC application? Get the inside scoop with Pat Bradley, Theatre Officer. October 18 via pre-recorded webinar

Playwright’s Guide to Getting Produced Workshop: Learn how to take your new play from page to stage in this workshop with David S. Craig. October 24 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Crowdfunding Workshop: Essential tips for artists and arts organizations, with Nancy Kenny. November 2 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Health and Safety for Independent and Community Theatres: Keep your team safe and your show running smoothly, with Janet Sellery. November 5 at 1:00pm in Toronto

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Creator Stream workshops

Learn more about Theatre Ontario’s Youth Theatre Training Program. We are now inviting applications for our October 17th deadline.

Learn more about Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program. Do you need financial support for professional development or a “change of direction” in your career? The deadline to apply for our Professional Theatre Training Program grants is October 3.

MAGIC MONDAYS: Find out what all the buzz is about! Magic Mondays, VAM’s popular ‘social art sampler’ will return with 32 weeks of art-making activity and fun this fall. Start your week with complementary coffee/tea and a delicious pastry followed by an art-making activity at VAM. Each week you will be inspired by trying a new art medium. You will meet new people and work with different instructors.*** Special bonus! Magic Monday participants are automatically entered into a monthly draw for a free $25 DeSerres gift card (while supplies last). Class cost $25 includes instruction, refreshment and all materials (valued at $40)! Sign up for 10 Magic Mondays get one FREE (coupon code MM10). MAGIC MONDAYS SELL OUT QUICKLY!  Please visit for exact dates and to pre-register online. Call 905 277 4313 for more details.

DRUM CIRCLE AND MUSIC WORKSHOPS – Available for your community group or event.  Contact Jim at Folklore Music and Arts.

The Rhythm Team: Connecting Music and Character: Drummer and composer Jay Boehmer has launched a new duo designed for Educational School Performances. Jay Boehmer and Charlie Cooley present a unique, dynamic and exciting presentation featuring two drumsets and other percussion instruments.
These veteran musicians will perform engaging drumset duets that incorporate and demonstrate the character traits Cooperation and Responsibility. Charlie and Jay will also facilitate a discussion that asks the questions “What is rhythm?” and “Where is rhythm?” The program includes audience participation with an emphasis on teamwork. Contact Jay for more information about booking a presentation at your school or event:

You can also check out recordings from the Small Budget Arts Organizations webinar series. 

Readers to Writers Network: Are you an aspiring writer or a reader interested in assisting new writers? The Mississauga Central Library’s Readers to Writers Network is here to help! Reader feedback is through a feedback template and both reader and writer remain anonymous to each other. Drafts may be up to two pages in length and include either fiction or non-fiction. Writers receive a Writers’ Package and may drop off their draft at the Central Library, Readers’ Den Department or forward it to Readers’ Den through their local library branch. To receive either a Writers’ or Readers’ Package or for more information, visit or call the Readers’ Den Department at 905-615-3200, ext. 3544.


The Living Arts Centre invites you to get together, get creative with their Community courses for children, youth, adults and families.  Fall courses start the week of Sept. 19th. Visit them at for all the details.

Looking to try something new or to enroll in something you already have a passion for? Fall Registration is now open for the City of Mississauga’s arts classes. Classes are offered in digital, literary, visual, and performing arts for children, teens and adults. Classes begin on Saturday September 24th 2016 – for a complete list of class descriptions and times please visit: Don’t delay, register today!

Beginning in September Sirius Theatrical Group is offering weekly courses in Acting Technique, Scene Study and Linklater Voice work. REGISTER !

Sirius Theatrical Group is offering youth drama classes starting this fall. Click to see courses offered. Click to register.

Fall IMPROV Classes for Children & Youth!

ACTING  COURSES at Sirius Theatrical Group

The Tap Dance Centre is open for fall registration – ages 3 and up! Under the Artistic Direction of Kim Chalovich, “What’s On? TAP!” dance company offers a unique presence in the dance community. TAP, TAP & more TAP! The performing company produces and tours professional tap dance shows, and also hosts an international tap dance festival each year. (E.C.T.C. – EASTERN CANADIAN TAP CONFERENCE – Oct 14-16) The company also offers workshops, lessons (beg to adv), and master classes; all with the specific mandate in mind: KEEPING THE ART FORM OF TAP DANCE – ALIVE!

Registration is now open for VAM’s new course line-up! Treat yourself or your loved one to high-quality visual arts courses offered to beginners, intermediate and advanced artists. Explore the exciting worlds of painting, drawing, photography and more! VAM’s courses are designed for children, teens and adults and are taught by professional artist instructors at VAM’s stunning centre. Don’t delay! Courses begin in October so register today.

Marie Ann Longlade School of Dance Inc is taking registrations for their 52nd Anniversary year 2016-2017 on September 1st from 4-8:30pm at 1650 Dundas Street East. Ste 205,  905-276-7471. Dance Classes Mississauga | Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatic, Hip Hop, Turns & Jumps, Conditioning & Special Needs children Dance Classes “We Teach the Love of Dance” Most welcoming studio in Mississauga | Dance Studios Mississauga and/or

Marie Ann Longlade School of Dance Inc. Summer Intensive  September 1st.  Evening classes 6-9 pm three nights inclusive.  Two age groups

Ladies Hatha Yoga: Led by instructor Niharika Tugnait, this yoga class is great for anyone interested in trying out yoga for the first time or seasoned yoga students. Ladies Only Hatha Yoga is moving to Monday evenings for this year at the Sampradaya Dance Centre, 4-3250 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga. Monday Evenings – 8pm -9pm – starting Jan 11, 2016. Drop-in.  $15. Great class for beginners or the seasoned yogi.

BollyFuze Cardio Fitness Classes: This is a fun fitness class that blends Bollywood grooves traditional cardio moves.   For adults over 18 years of age. Led by instructor Aishwarya Menon. Sampradaya Dance Studio. Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Drop-in. $15

danceShala, the Academy for Indian Dance and Music, is accepting registration for the following classes from September onwards: Bollywood Dance, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Bhangra, Indian Classical Singing, Bollywood Karaoke Singing, Carnatic Violin, Tabla, Harmonium, and Bollywood Guitar. For details, please check our website – 416 457 3528

Art of Yoga – One Wednesday Night A Month – Art Gallery of Mississauga: Unwind and contemplate the body, inspired and surrounded by art. Join Salimah Kassim-Lakha of YogaVision one Wednesday a month. Each Kundalini meditation is designed to complement and provoke based on gallery exhibits. Classes are appropriate for all practice levels. Please bring a mat and water bottle. Admission is pay-what-you-can and by donation. No one will be turned away. If you require special accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact the Gallery and we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. Register at