“When you walk into a school, any school, you get a vibe. Is this a warm and welcoming place? Is it a happy place? We were determined that whatever we did, we would try to make a school that was warm and welcoming to the kids and to the parents.” Fernand Bouvier, founding member of Place des Arts.
Summer may not have officially arrived but it is time to start thinking about registering for fall classes and private lessons at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts. When programs are as popular as those offered at Places des Arts, you need to move quickly, or you are going to miss out.
On June 16th public registration commences for the centre’s 2019-2020 classes and private lessons. Check out all Place des Arts’ 2019-2020 programs at placedesarts.ca.
Place des Arts has been offering quality, accessible arts education programs since 1972. Over the years, many words have been used to describe the Place des Arts vibe: warm, welcoming, vibrant, inspiring. But chief among them is the word home. Whether your child’s interest lies in visual, literary, or performing arts, Place des Arts is home to the arts community in Coquitlam and beyond.
Music: Place des Arts’ skilled and talented teachers provide the highest quality musical education and inspire artistry in their students. With over 35 music teachers on faculty, the facility offers year-round private music lessons in a wide variety of instruments as well as numerous group classes and ensembles to students of all ages and abilities.
Visual Arts: Classes are offered in a wide variety of mediums, including drawing and painting as well as fibre and ceramic arts. Students are encouraged to take more than one session as each session introduces new ideas, techniques and materials.
Dance & Movement: Place des Arts offers dance classes in ballet, lyrical dance, jazz dance, hip hop, and tap dance to children and teens, from recreational to pre-professional training. Adults are invited to take yoga classes as well as ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap classes.
Theatre Arts: Place des Arts offers exciting theatre and film programs in speech arts, stage acting, on-camera acting, and musical theatre for all ages. Place des Arts is also home to Coquitlam Youth Theatre, a by-audition performance training company for emerging theatre artists ages 10-17. Coquitlam Youth Theatre auditions take place on June 8! Find out more about the company and how to book an audition here.
Literary Arts: Place des Arts Literary Arts department inspires budding authors and provides an opportunity for them to develop their skills and learn from an established writer. Their Creative Writing classes allow students the opportunity to explore the craft and learn the tricks and tools of the trade.
Place des Arts:
Address: 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 664-1636
**Please note some of Place des Arts September – June music and dance classes may be full as returning students are offered the option to register prior to public registration opening.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.