Our students receive a quality education designed to inspire a lifelong interest in the arts, whether for their personal enjoyment or a professional career.

At the Conservatory of Performing Arts

Exemplary music & dance classes in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Maritime Conservatory has been setting the standard for quality education in music and dance for over 130 years. Here individuals of all ages can further their love of dance and music under the guidance of skilled faculty members in a progressive learning environment tailored to match each student’s unique goals. Located in the heart of the Halifax Peninsula, our studios are steeped in Maritime history, providing the perfect backdrop for artistic and creative growth. We invite you to explore the exciting programming and opportunities at Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. The Conservatory is committed to inclusion and equal opportunity and believes that diversity is an essential part of our community. As such, we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Honouring the past, celebrating the present, and inspiring the future. music & dance classes in Halifax

At the Conservatory of Performing Arts

Exemplary music & dance classes in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Maritime Conservatory has been setting the standard for quality education in music and dance for over 130 years. Here individuals of all ages can further their love of dance and music under the guidance of skilled faculty members in a progressive learning environment tailored to match each student’s unique goals.

Located in the heart of the Halifax Peninsula, our studios are steeped in Maritime history, providing the perfect backdrop for artistic and creative growth. We invite you to explore the exciting programming and opportunities at Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. The Conservatory is committed to inclusion and equal opportunity and believes that diversity is an essential part of our community. As such, we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students.

Honouring the past, celebrating the present, and inspiring the future. music & dance classes in Halifax

Mandatory Masks as of Friday, July 31st

The Conservatory is committed to providing a safe environment, following the Public Health Order and the COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Settings and the arts sectors of NS. All protocols will be strictly enforced regarding implementation of the health policies as laid out by Public Health and the Communicable Disease and Prevention protocols. 

To read the full list of plans and procedures, click here

Upcoming Events for Fall 2020

School of Dance

Adult Programs

Strengthen your body, focus your mind, and explore creativity and self-expression in our adult dance classes. Classes will focus on basic movement vocabulary, coordination, posture and alignment within each dance form. 

Our older adult level classes are designed specifically for ages 50+ honouring each individual’s possibilities and range of motion. All adult dance classes are one hour in length

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Children’s Programs

Begin your child’s journey at the Conservatory with our Early Childhood Movement (ECMP) and Junior Movement (JUMP) programs, designed specifically for boys and girls between ages 3-5. These programs are developed to give your child physical and emotional confidence, combining your child’s natural love of movement, music and imaginative play with their physical, social and cognitive make-up.

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School of Music

Adult Programs

For over 130 years, the School of Music has been inspiring individuals of all ages to pursue their passion for music through vocal and instrumental workshops, classes, private lessons, and ensemble training. With a long and celebrated historical connection to both Symphony Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University’s Department of Music, the Conservatory stands as a testament to the rich artistic heritage of our city. The School of Music is proud to highlight its small class sizes with a focus on individual attention in a positive and nurturing environment.

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Child and Youth Programs

Children and youth learn in an environment that shapes their imagination, develops their creativity, and teaches them how to cooperate with others to make wonderful music. The School of Music provides an education equipping young learners with the fundamental skills needed to excel in a lifelong musical devotion that is marked by proper technique, ear training, and community appreciation.

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