Summer is the perfect opportunity to explore the arts! Our Summer After 5 programming can be a great way to try something new or a way to keep your skills sharp. HCA offers a variety of group classes and private music lessons for children, teens and adults.

Please note that all group classes are on Tuesday afternoons/evenings.

Ballet | Contemporary |Hip Hop | Art | Acting |  Music


Creative Ballet (Ages 3-5) –CLASS FULL

Please email or call us to be put on waiting list.

HCA Creative Ballet classes nurture a sense of imagination and love of dance that is inherent in young children. Classes are designed to instill fundamental dance skills and develop coordination and posture in a fun, age appropriate way.

July 5 – August 23
Instructor: Heather Ami Cook

Cost: $160.80

Novice Ballet (Ages 6-8)

A great way to keep dancing over the summer or an opportunity to try something new! Our Novice Ballet class focuses on the development of musicality and technique, and on fostering a love and enjoyment of dance.

July 5 – August 23
5:30pm- 6:30pm
Instructor: Heather Ami Cook

Cost: $176.00

Adult Beginner Ballet (Ages 16+)

Follow your passion and learn the fundamentals of ballet in a supportive environment. Improve strength and flexibility, and learn exercises for good posture, turnout, and proper positioning for hands and feet.

July 5 – August 23
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Instructor: Heather Ami Cook

Cost: $176.00


Adult Contemporary (Ages 16+)

Contemporary dance fuses jazz, ballet and modern techniques with elements of improvisation and creative movement. Dancers will explore how to express themselves freely and learn new choreography.

July 5 – August 23
7:30pm- 8:30pm
Instructor: Heather Ami Cook

Cost: $176.00


Novice Combo(Ages 6-8)

Students are introduced to the basic concepts of rhythm and movement to fun music. They learn about body and spatial awareness, as well as basic hip hop and jazz techniques. Students will explore different types of basic hip hop and jazz choreography as well as develop the confidence to freestyle.

July 5 – August 23
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Instructor: Rachel Romanoski

Cost: $176

Junior Hip Hop (Ages 9-12)

Students will build strength and creativity, and learn to express themselves in this high-energy class! Gain an understanding of hip hop culture through fun and challenging dance moves.

July 5 – August 23
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Instructor: Rachel Romanoski

Cost: $176

Adult Hip Hop (Ages 16+)

This course focuses on hip hop technique blended with urban groove and contemporary movement. Enjoy a very positive and high-energy environment to learn, move and get a good workout!

July 5 – August 23
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Instructor: Rachel Romanoski

Cost: $176.00


Intro to Improv for Adults (Ages 16+)

This new introductory course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of improv. You’ll be given all the tools you need to perform & grow – both on stage and in everyday life:
  • Improve performance and confidence
  • Practice team-building skills and risk taking
  • Learn to let go fear and trust your imagination
No matter your performance skill level – be it a newbie or veteran of the stage – there is something to discover in a fun and playful environment!

July 5th-26th (4 weeks)
6:00-8:00 PM
Instructor: Kristian Reimer

Cost: $168.20

Intro to Acting for Adults (Ages 18+)

Discover or reconnect with the basics of acting in this welcoming four-week introductory class. Through exploration of movement, voice, and imagination, individuals with previous acting experience will have the opportunity to go back to the basics and refine their skills, and individuals new to the process will confidently build a strong foundation of artistry for future growth in a safe, supportive environment.

August 2 – 23 (4 weeks)
6:00-8:00 PM
Instructor: Raymond Louter

Cost: $168.20


Private Music Classes

We offer private music instruction for kids, teens, and adults! Please email [email protected] to request an instructor or inquire about scheduling or pricing. Instructor rates vary between approximately $22-$28 per 30 minutes.


Michael Andrushko

Lauren Cho

Frances Gower

Kasia Gasior

Irina Jacob


Helen Hong

Flute/Piccolo (and Beginner Piano)

Ivanna Monnar


Roland Fix

Marta Gerda-Kicek


Bill Majoros

“HCA is like a home away from home. A place to pursue your creative passion with amazing instructors and likeminded students.”
“The HCA is like a second home to me! I’ve been part of the HCA family first as a young dancer, and now well into my professional singing career. The teachers/coaches/mentors at HCA are easily the best in the GTA and they provide you with knowledge, training and support you need when going into the Fine Arts world as a young professional. I wouldn’t have wanted to train and perfect my craft anywhere else!”
“The Hamilton Conservatory is a really special place in our family. It’s a non-competitive environment where children’s love for dance, theatre, music, and arts are cultivated. We have met so many families and formed special friendships over the years because of HCA.”
“My daughters took their first dance steps at HCA and their first music classes here and have had amazing learning experiences in classes and at recitals. From the incredible level of instruction to the organization and professionalism of the administration, HCA is such a wonderful and special place for children of all ages to develop their artistic abilities. It really feels like home!”
“HCA has been a home to me for a decade. All the camps, classes, and programs have  formed my passion for the arts. Through this incredible place, I’ve formed friendships and memories that will last forever.  Everything that I’ve learned from the amazing teachers and staff members have shaped me and my passion for the arts. Thank you HCA for being my family.” 

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