Music, Dance & Performing Arts

Circus Harmony

Circus Harmony, St. Louis' only social circus, teaches the art of life through circus education. Kids of all ages can discover a world of fun at Circus Harmony classes and camps, featuring tumbling, dance, acrobatics, aerial arts and hula hooping. Drop-in juggling and unicycling programs are available, as are private and semi-private lessons. And for those children who want to prepare for a future under the big top, the nonprofit also offers personalized, pre-professional training. 

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COCA

COCA – Center of Creative Arts – is a nationally recognized not-for-profit arts organization whose innovative programs encourage people to see, think and express themselves in new ways. COCA offers classes and camps for all ages, from enthusiastic amateurs to emerging professionals, in dance, early childhood, fitness, visual arts, theatre, vocal instruction, music and more. 

COCA's mission is to enrich lives and build community through the arts. Learn more about classes and camps, and register online at cocastl.org

 

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Metro Theater Company

Metro Theater Company is St. Louis' premier professional theater for youth and families. Founded in 1973, Metro Theater Company has received numerous local and national awards for theater and education and has served more than 2 million children and families. MTC tours serve youth locally, regionally and nationally, while mainstage productions engage thousands of St. Louis children and families annually.

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STAGES Performing Arts Academy

At STAGES Performing Arts Academy, our mission is to inspire curiosity, creativity and passion within students of all ages while providing the highest quality professional training in the musical theatre arts. 

The Academy's diverse curriculum, including our regionally unique Access the Arts program, motivates and influences many students. STAGES St. Louis offers year-round classes and activities, summer camps, field trips, birthday parties, workshops, and performances opportunities for children and teens from preschool age through high school.

 

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Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is a partnership between the Parkway and Rockwood School Districts that provides high-quality programs for all ages. Many programs are open to residents of all St. Louis area school districts, not just Parkway and Rockwood. Choose from a wide variety of sports programs (soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, year-round group and private swim instruction (starting at age 6 months!), instructional camps and clinics, fitness (family yoga, zumba, boot camp), martial arts, arts & crafts, computer skills, orchestra, dance, outdoor education, and even family adventure travel opportunities like Smoky Mountains Adventure, Ozarks Rocks and more. 

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The Lodge Des Peres

The Lodge Des Peres offers Dancing Darlings youth dance classes each year. Our program spans the school year starting in September and ending with a wonderful recital in April. The program is affordable and centrally located for your convenience. 

The Lodge Des Peres offers a variety of fitness, sports, aquatic, dance and art programs for both kids and adults throughout the year. Drop in and use our gymnasium, indoor wave pool, lap pool or fitness center for fun indoor activities when the St. Louis weather gets extreme.

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St. Louis Children's Choirs

The St. Louis Children’s Choirs is a nationally recognized music-education program with 450 talented young singers (ages 6 to 18) from over 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. Young singers achieve music excellence and character development through the performance of high quality choral literature and world-class performance opportunities, and the experience is transformational. Advanced ensembles tour nationally and internationally and perform as the official children’s choirs of the St. Louis Symphony.

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Books and Butterflies

Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission.

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Holiday Classics for $5 at Marcus Theatres

It's the most wonderful time of the year, so celebrate it by taking your family to see classic holiday films on the big screen! Admission is just $5 for all ages. Marcus Theatres is hosting special showings of these family favorites from Nov. 30 - Dec. 13: Elf, Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, and Miracle on 34th Street

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Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

More than a half million lights will illuminate some of the Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays will delight crowds of all ages.

 

 

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Special Preschool Hours at The Magic House

The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.

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