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Looking for something new for your kids to try this fall? Check out our Fall Registration Guide for lots of activity ideas. From music, dance, tutoring and more, we've got some great local places in Durham Region and beyond to choose from!


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Prima Ballet

Since 2009, Prima Ballet has provided the Durham Region with expert dance instruction for students of all ages. Continuing this rich tradition, the Prima Team is extremely excited to welcome our newest instructor Ms. Lee, a former professional ballerina for the Korean National Ballet. Given small classes due to COVID safety procedures, parents are encouraged to sign their children up as soon as possible. New students are always welcome.

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City of Oshawa

The City of Oshawa has begun reopening recreation facilities for limited use of indoor pools, fitness centres and ice pads. Use of the indoor pools and fitness centres are by appointment only in order to ensure health and safety protocols. Community members who would like to book an appointment are asked to register at or call 905-436-3311. Learn more about Reopening Recreation at

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Get your family off the couch and onto the slopes this winter at Brimacombe - Durham's largest ski and snowboard area, located less than one hour east of Toronto!

Get the best rate before the season on lessons and memberships when you purchase before October 4, 2020.


Gemini Gymnastics

Our recreational programs are designed to introduce the sport of gymnastics to all ages. During this structured class, our Certified Coaches will take your athlete on each apparatus and help them learn and develop the basic fundamentals of gymnastics in a high-energy and fun-filled environment.


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Hoofers Performing Arts

We take great pride in offering a quality service by teachers who have worked hard in attaining the highest standard of teacher training available.

Our goal is to instill a love for dance that will not only provide them with many years of entertainment and enjoyment, but provide them with skills that will have a positive impact on their lives in the future!

Appointments are always available to discuss the progress of your child and our open door concept allows parents at any time, the ability to view any and all classes.

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Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre

Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre provides innovative but reliable experience of high-quality performing arts training. Our extensive dance programs include jazz, tap, ballet, acro, lyrical, musical theatre and hip-hop classes. Our offering ranges from, weekly classes for kids and adults, 4- 6 week session, camp, day-time preschool program, birthday parties, and online programming.


Voted as One of the Best Winter Attractions, Dagmar Ski Resort is your destination for Family Fun!

Dagmar is loved by families because we offer something fun for the Whole Family! Starting at age 3, children can learn to ski in a comfortable setting, providing students of all ages & skills with a positive, caring learning experience. Ride our Magic Carpets, beginner chairlift & access the most gentle beginner terrain in the area. Experienced skiers and snowboarders will be highly challenged on expert hills or in one of 4 Superior Progression Terrain Parks, Largest in Durham Region. Available Lessons for Privates, Family, Group, Children’s & Adults Programs & Camps. Dagmar has it all! Please join us this year and provide your family with a most memorable adventure and let them enjoy the excitement of winter!

Booking is easy, simply Buy-On-Line from our new website or call 905-649-2002 anytime!



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Oxford Learning

We all know that this school year will be different from any other. Parents and students are apprehensive about what the school year will look like and how it will affect their academic and emotional success. Whether your child is going back to the classroom or learning remotely, Oxford Learning can help!

Click here for a list of Durham locations.

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Mathnasium of Pickering

Mathnasium of Pickering is now open both online and offline. Our Learning Centre is open Mon-Thur. 3PM-7PM, Sat 10AM-2PM. Learn from the comfort of your home with us online starting. 10AM Mon-Sat. Our hybrid delivery approach will meet the needs of every child. Contact us today for a risk-free assessment.

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Dr. Clark's Reading Centre

Winners of the Consumer Choice Award, Dr. Clark's Reading Centre has been a trusted site for tutoring services in Durham for 20 years. In-person & online tutoring is available for math, reading, writing, spelling, comprehension & French, as well as all core subjects for high school.


Kumon Math and Reading Centre of Oshawa South

Your Child's ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE Starts Here!!

Kumon is a structured, proven self-learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently.


You don’t have to “go it alone” … Get School Support at Sylvan!

We know this school year will be different than any of us could have imagined, but you aren’t alone. We have a variety of ways to help your child stay on track and to help you manage it all, whether your child is learning remotely or going back to the classroom! STEM classes also available!

Click here to get more information.



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Travelling Stage Fall Production Program

We offer a musical theatre production program for young performers ages 6-16. Our faculty are working industry professionals with a passion for teaching. The Travelling Stage works in partnership with Mirvish Productions and the Mini Pop Kids. We have an educational partnership with the Toronto District School Board and are a special service provider for 35 other boards across Ontario and Manitoba. This year's Fall Production programs will be FROZEN (recreational) and THE LITTLE MERMAID (by audition only). All young performers will participate in drama, movement, dance and vocal classes in preparation for our final presentations in March 2021. The Travelling Stage has Covid control measures in effect, which were created in accordance with guidelines set forth by the health department. A copy of our safety plan is available. The Travelling Stage is proud to be based in downtown Whitby!

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Mad Science

Fun, exciting and interactive virtual extracurricular programs. We are striving to provide not only an awesome experience, but content that can also be self-guided by students to offer parents a much needed break from the rigorous requirements of managing their child's learning and life at home. Our “Live” presenters will engage your children with fun, interactive and hands-on experiments. Step-by-step guided activities and cool demonstrations turn screen time into a fun and meaningful experience that is sure to capture your child's attention.

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Whitby School of Music

Whitby School of Music is offering in-person and on-line lessons for all ages and all stages in all instruments. Celebrating 26 years of serving the Durham Region, Whitby School of Music offers lessons throughout the year and is the home of Pianokids®, Violinkids® and Guitarkids®. Give your child a positive start to music lessons with highly qualified teachers. Making Music is Fun!

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Arts Unleashed: Imagination is a Super Power!

Young people take creative control and the results are incredible.

Leading up to the thrill of an original kid-created performance is an explosive Performing Arts journey unlike any other. Confidence soars as children write, paint, design and act in their own live play. Art, Drama, Improvisation & Movement.

Camps . Classes . Parties . In-studio & Online.

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Upscale Music Studios

Upscale Music Studios offers private in-studio and online lessons for all instruments and voice by passionate, qualified instructors.

Free parking and beautiful recital facilities are available. As students progress we encourage competitions, Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations and school auditions. The studio "where education and creativity meet".


Saturdays at the McMichael (SAM): Children’s Art Classes

September 26 to November 28 (8 classes)
Ages 7 to 12. Saturdays, 10 am to 12 pm.

These popular children’s art classes offer a creative exploration of various art mediums, encourage skill development, cultivate art appreciation and introduce children to the art of Canada through in-gallery activities.

Safety measures will be in effect—for details or to register visit

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Great Big Theatre Company

GBTC has offered drama programs for young people since 1994. Our experienced staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression through acting, voice, visual arts, improv, mime, movement, rap, comedy, theatre games, costumes, sets, musical theatre, play writing and storytelling. We offer our classes both in-person and online.


STEM For Kids

Registering Now for our instructor-led online classes that provide live virtual classroom for small groups of children and are delivered to your children via the Internet. The classes are led by trained and talented STEM Coaches from Canada. Classes are offered in Coding, Game Making, App Development, Website Design and Math Fundamentals.




Wee Watch Quality Licensed Home Child Care

Wee Watch is a parent trusted, licensed home childcare agency with over 30 years experience. Parents have peace of mind knowing we follow AND exceed regulatory standards. Children are in a safe home environment, with trained Providers, and educational programming.

If you are interested in making income from home as a licensed Provider contact us.




Great Beginnings Montessori, Durham Elementary Private School & Durham Academy Secondary Private School

Celebrating over 35 years of Excellence in Education.
Recognized for academic excellence, offering a developmental licensed Pre-Casa program, Montessori program,Elementary program teaching the Ontario Curriculum and Durham Academy following the STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in preparation for University.

We boast small class sizes of a maximum of 15 students per class.

Call us for a personal tour of our wonderful facilities.
505 Adelaide Avenue East Oshawa, 905 432 1400

Students in grades 1 to 12 are welcome to visit for a day after the initial tour.