School Group Programs 2022/23

Want to experience one or more performing art forms in one venue: we have space - the passion - and the instructors.
We are in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, if you are booking field trips to the Kelowna Art Gallery or Kelowna Museums and want to include performing arts for your students – we are here for you. We have many options to choose from to make your day in the Cultural District dramatically “over the top”. Our professional artists are passionate about what they teach and have been instructing for the RCA for many years. They are well versed in the new curriculum core competencies and look forward to assisting teachers in all teaching endeavors. 

Have your Kindergarten to Grade 5 students experience one or more performing art forms in one venue.

Want to book a full day field trip? The Cultural District offers a variety of school group programs:

Rotary Centre for the Arts
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 250-717-5304 ext. 116
Website: rotarycentreforthearts.com

Kelowna Art Gallery
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 250-762-2226
Website: kelownaartgallery.com

Kelowna Museums
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 250-868-4836
Website: kelownamuseums.ca

COVID-19 Safety Measures

We are taking the utmost care to provide a safe and healthy environment for your students. Your health and safety is our top priority. See our COVID-19 safety measures for school groups.

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Our class field studies workshop options provide in-person instructions from certified instructors. Our professional art instructors are passionate about what they teach and have been instructing for the RCA for many years. They are well versed in the new curriculum core competencies and look forward to assisting teachers in all teaching endeavors. Performing arts sessions are held in the RCA’s dance studios, equipped with sprung wood flooring. 

The following programs are offered for school classes from Kindergarten to Grade 5 and range from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours of instruction, Monday - Friday:

Martial Arts: Kung Fu

Join Great Way Martial Arts in this “no contact” performance art consisting of open hand and body movement forms that teach the students a sequence of moves – an applied ancient art form. Youth learn an "I can, I must, I will!' attitude while gaining new self-confidence, self-control, and respect. (Two 90-minute sessions).

World Drumming and Music

Travel the world through music! Learn basic hand drumming techniques and rhythms on multiple percussion instruments, including the djembe, shekere, claves, and more! Sing songs in several languages. (Must book at least two sessions.)

Contemporary Musical Theatre

Integrate music and sound into one or several co-created short plays. Plays are based on original stories that students create together or on classical fairy and folk tales. 

Theatre Arts

 

New Vintage Theatre actors will reveal the exciting tips, tricks, and techniques of creating characters, weaving layered stories, and improvising in this fun, high-energy workshop.

 

Drama & Storytelling

Find your inner WILD and explore the reaches of how stories can be created and shared, through movement, improv, and collaboration. (Fridays only)

Extreme Puppet Creation

Create and maneuver huge puppets together as a group. The completed puppets will stand tall, with one student moving the mouth and head, one for each arm and one for each leg.

Circus Yoga

Yoga, Theatre and Circus come together in this unique and magical workshop. Mindful Fun is the way we play. Enjoy Movement, Breath, Group Invention, Theatre games, Juggling, Balancing Peacock Feathers and More!

Cultural Dance

For your special visit to the RCA, choose one of four different cultural dance forms for your students to experience.
Class will begin with gentle stretching, followed by a brief kid-friendly history of the dance form, some technique & practice, and finish with the completion of a short combination the students can take home to show Mom & Dad!

Choices: Hawaiian Hula, Cuban Salsa, Bollywood, Egyptian Belly Dance