Back to School is a time for new beginnings, to learn new things in class, join different clubs and activities and make friends along the way. Oakville Kids wants to make sure you know some of the best options your child has for new pursuits in the 2014 – 2015 academic year.
Below are options for academic, creative and athletic activities children of all ages can enjoy. Creative includes Dance, Theatre, Music and Visual Arts, while Athletics covers all types of sports and physical activities. Classes usually begin in September and end in June, unless they have specified shorter sessions.
Extracurricular classes or activities usually begin in September and end in June, unless they have specified shorter sessions. For more informationjust click the company’s name and you will be sent to their website. You will find that many locations offer online registration. For some you may have to visit the location to make your payment and fill out registration forms.
If you have any other questions, please use the phone number provided.
Oakville Academic Programs
Alliance Francaise provides complete French language immersion with a blend of fun and educational activities for babies to teens and adults. Classes focus on general language skills, test preparation, culture or conversation.
243 North Service Rd. W. #106 – Oakville, ON – 289.291.3333
Eye Level is an enrichment program that helps children with Math and English while developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. The program is suitable for children ages from 3-16 years old, and includes a systematic approach with supportive materials. Classes are during the evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
2427 Trafalgar Rd – Oakville, ON – 289.813.1713
Spirit of Math is Canada’s largest “after-school school” exclusively for high performing students in grades 1 to 11. The unique drill system, curriculum, problem solving and cooperative group work provide an all-encompassing program that has produced many top Canadian math students for more than 25 years. Students attend a 1½ hour class each week, progressing through the regular school year for 39 weeks.
Spirit of Math – 2170 Dunwin Drive, Unit 1 – Mississauga, ON – 416.223.1985
Sylvan Learning Oakville tutors children from JK to Grade 12. Each child completes an academic assessment, used to create a custom learning plan. Teachers continuously adapt this program to ensure your child’s learning experience is challenging yet never frustrating. Lessons cover all academic subjects and have a flexible schedule.
481 North Service Rd W Suite A11 – Oakville, ON – 905.469.6353
Tutor Bright offers affordable in-home tutoring with a personalized academic & mentorship plan. Tutors work with all grade levels, with specialized programs for homework help, math, english and french skills. Ask about your free skills assessment!
N/A – Mississauga, ON – 416.800.4341
Oakville Creative Programs
Addison Music has programs specific for each child’s age. Toddlers Tempos is for ages 1.5 – 2.5 and is a parent and child class with music, lullabies, nursery rhymes, and creative movement with instruments and singing. These classes are in 10 week sessions of 1/2 an hour per week. Mini Musicians is for ages 3 – 8, where students learn Preparatory Music Literacy and take Private Music Lessons in their chosen instrument. Older students can take music lessons in any instrument, with classes designed for the their specific needs and goals.
481 North Service Rd West, Unit A7 – Oakville, ON – 905.825.8668
Annex Dance Academy offers both recreational and competitive programs for children ages 3- 17. Annex offers everything in classical world of dance, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics and more. The open program schedule is set up to allow students to try different disciples. The studio’s award wining competitive team grows every year, with competitions taking them out at least 4 times annually. Read more about the studio in our online article.
2861, Unit 39 Sherwood Heights Drive – Oakville, ON – 905-829-1610
Artistic Dance Scene is a new studio in Oakville with dance classes for ages 2 ½ and up. Classes range in length from 30 minutes to 45 minutes. Dancers can choose from Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Lyrical/Contemporary. Dancers looking for more intense training and performance opportunities may audition for their competitive team. Pre-Schoolers can take seasonal sessions, running for 10-12 weeks. Classes are 45 minutes and each session ends with an in-class performance for parents.
1027 Speers Rd. – Oakville, ON – 905.845.7272
Balletomane Inc is a Classical Ballet and Dance centre that offers Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Eligible students may take their Vocational Jazz & Modern and Vocational Ballet Repertoire & Choreography programs.
379 Davis Rd, -Oakville, ON – 905.844.9555
At Cheer Force, every person that tries out for a team will be placed with the group best suited for their skills and ability. Recreational and competitive programs are open to children of all ages. Students learn jumps, cheers, dance, tumbling and stunts while they improve their flexibility and strength.
1060 South Service Road West – Oakville, ON – 905.844.4884
Do Re Mi gives children as young as 8 months the chance to explore music and rhythm. Kids 4 and under can participate in Music Pups with their parents, singing, dancing and playing simple instruments. Older students can learn Piano, Guitar, Brass Instruments, Voice and Music Theory in a private or group setting.
4141 Sladeview Crescent, Unit 16 – Mississauga, ON – 905.608.9636
The Debra-Lynne School of Dance & Music offers private music lessons in Vocal, Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass and Music Theory. They also offer dance lessons in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Acro, Tumbling, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. Click here to see their registration days this August.
165 Matheson Blvd. East Unit #10 – Mississauga, ON – 905.238.6616
Grace Academy is a dance studio that gives lessons in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern Theatre Dance, Tap and Musical Theatre. The minimum ages for Ballet is 3 years, Jazz starts and age 6, while Musical Theatre and Tap start at age 7. Grace Academy also offers acting classes for ages 9 and up.
Unit 1, 785 Pacific Road – Oakville ON – 905.338.0210
Live to Dance Academy is Oakville’s newest dance studio, inviting all ages to join them for Recreational or Competitive classes in Jazz, Tap, RAD Ballet, Hip Hop, Acro, Lyrical/Contemporary. Little Wiggles and Creative Starz are specialized toddler and preschool dance programs. Check out their free trial classes for ages 2-6!
2210 Speers Road Units 1 & 2 – Oakville, ON – 905-827-7771
At the Oakville Academy for the Arts children 6 and under can choose from over sixty classes a week that are specifically designed for their age group, including instruction in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acro, Vocal & Instrumental Instruction, Musical Theatre, Arts and other Toddler Programs. Older children can choose to continue these disciplines or take a new one, like Lyrical, Contemporary, Break Dancing. Instruments children can choose from include Piano, Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Flute, Saxophon, Clarinet, Tuba and more! Children ages 5 – 15 can take Musical Theatre and Drama classes, the OAA even has their own Glee Show Choir! Visual arts include painting, drawing, sculpting, cartooning, and other mixed media.
1011 Upper Middle Rd E – Oakville, ON – 905.844.2787
Get your cheer on with Power Cheer Toronto! Children on the Allstar Cheer Teams compete across North America, holding 80 National titles. Pre-Competitive Cheer Teams are available for all ages and all ability levels from ages 4 and up. The facility also also offers tumbling classes and private lessons that are hands-on and drill focussed. Those with no cheerleading experience are invited to try a 10 week session that teaches athletes the basics of cheerleading. A new session begins in Mid-September.
3580 Laird Rd. Unit 2 – Mississauga, ON – 905.569.0049
Sampradya Dance Academy offers Bharatanatyam dance lessons to children and adults, ages 4 and up. Their qualified teaching staff prepares students for their arangetram – solo dance graduation, and for ISTD accreditation. Make sure to ask about their sibling discounts!
3250 Ridgeway Dr – Streetsville, ON – 905.607.8434
Speckles Art Studio offers after school workshops throughout the year. The Drawing Workshop is suitable for ages 7 and up. Classes are one hour long and explore new themes each week. Children ages 6 – 12 can also take Acrylic Painting Workshops. Children under 5 may participate with the help of an adult. Read more about their programs in our article here.
461 N Service Rd W. Unit 11B – Oakville, ON – 905.825.9994
Studio X offers Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, Modern, Lyrical & Hip Hop classes with their highly trained instructors. Parent can also enjoy “While you Wait” Stott Pilates classes and even take a dance class themselves, as anyone ages 2 ½ and up are welcome to learn. Recreational and Competitive Programs are available. Register by phone, email or make an appointment at the studio. The last registration days are September 3rd & 4th from 5pm-8pm.
Studio X – 3600 A Laird Rd. Unit #1 – Mississauga, ON – 905.569.3959
Oakville Athletic Programs
Airborne Trampoline teaches the Olympic Sport of Trampoline in sessions that run 1 hour each week for 10 weeks. The Teen Class is for ages 13-17 and Children’s Classes are for ages 6 to 12 years. The gym also offer classes for individuals with special needs. Serious trampoliners can take advantage of top quality coaching in the Competitive Trampoline program.
4020A Sladeview Cres. – Mississauga, ON – 905.828.2412
Canlan Ice Sports Skating Academy offers a wide selection of skating development programs to meet the needs of any child or adult who wishes to skate. Their Hockey Academy offers a wide variety of programs that focus on specific goals, such as shooting & scoring or speed & agility. To see the arena’s public drop-in programs, click here.
2300 Cornwall Road – Oakville, ON – 905.845.6989
Havencrest Riding Academy gives all ages and skill levels the chance to learn how to ride a horse. Beginner packages are 8 – 10 week sessions that run periodically throughout the year. Lessons are given once per week and are conducted in groups of 4-6 students. Students will learn how to groom and tack up their horses. The stable also offers management classes for more hands on experience in the barn.
4272 Watson Road South – Puslinch, ON – 905.257.3040
Kids Super Gym offers Group Gymnastics and Acro-Tumbling classes in 1 hour or 1 1/2 hour sessions. Children are grouped by age and ability. Children can begin Gymnastics at 3 years, and toddlers ages 1 – 3 years are invited to Parent & Tot classes. Special needs classes are also available for those who require a modified curriculum. Students may also choose to take private classes where they design a training program to suit their needs.
Kids SuperGym – 3620 A Laird Rd – Mississauga, ON – 905.607.5437
The Ontario Centre for Classical Sports has recreational and competitive fencing programs for ages 7 and up. The OCCS also welcomes all archers ages 8 and up to use olympic style re-curve bows. Groups are separated by age and abilities. All skill levels are welcome.
OCCS – 3750 Laird Rd – Mississauga, ON – 905.820.5151
Futures Gymnastics offers Gymnastics, Dance, Cheerleading, Tumbling, Trampoline, Martial Arts and more! Children as young as 18 months are invited to sign up for Gymnastics, while dance starts for ages 2 1/2 and Acro for ages 6 – 16. If your child is passionate about their sport, ask about joining Future’s Competitive Team. Click here to enter their Parent Portal to see the fall program schedule.
Futures Gymnastics – 6991 Millcreek Dr. Unit 8 – Mississauga, ON – 905.819.9042
Futures Gymnastics – 3425 Laird Dr Unit 6 – Mississauga, ON –905.820.4843
Manjaks‘ programs cover all levels of gymnastics training from recreation through to pre-competitive, provincial and national stream gymnastics. Toddlers to teens can start Tumbling for Dance & Cheer, Gymnastics and Trampolining.
Manjak’s Gymnastics – 4190 Sladeview Cres. Unit #4 – Misissauga, ON – 905.608.0879
Oakville Soccer Club will introduce a new U4 Boys and Girls program this Fall/Winter season. The program follows the Active Start and Physical Literacy learning models. They will still be continuing their ‘Active Start’ program for all U5 and U6 players.
Pine Glen Soccer Centre – 1520 Pine Glen Road – Oakville, ON – 905.849.4436
Pakmen‘s indoor volleyball programs cater to each age group and skill level, ensuring children have a blast while getting fit and learning the sport of volleyball. All coaches are former Pakmen players who have gone on to play for their college and university teams. The Club offers a variety of team programs as well as private lessons. To read more about each of these programs, click here.
1703-350 Rathburn Road West – Mississauga, ON – 905.276.7388
Rising Sun Martial Arts will teach your child the life skills of respect, discipline, focus, and invaluable self defence skills. Children are picked up after school every day and kept busy until 6 pm with 1 hour of Tae Kwon Do, 1 hour of free play with activities such as soccer, basket ball, rock climbing, air hockey, arts & crafts, plus some time for homework and snacks. Other programs include Kids & Family Taekwon Do Programs, Cardio Kickboxing, Haidong Gumdo Korean Sword and the dedicated Dragons Demo Martial Arts Team.
Rising Sun Martial Arts – 1304 Speers Road, Oakville, ON – 905.844.8033
The Little Gym offers Parent and Child Classes for kids 4 months – 3 years. Older children can sign up for Gymnastics, Sports Skills Development, Dance and/or Karate. Kids aged 3-4 can join the Wonderkids Club for immersive instructor-led activities, arts and crafts projects, story time, and more.
2172 Wyecroft Road – Oakville, ON – 905.815.8151
WRITTEN BY EMILY JOHNSON