Other Courses

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Shodo-Japanese calligraphy

Classes on Wednesday (10-12:00) & Saturday (10-12:00) and (13-15:00)

Contact Tosen (Mikiko) Simard (tosen.shodo@gmail.com) for more info.

Arashi Daiko

From humble beginnings practicing on old rubber tires to the group’s present-day collection of over 30 drums, Montreal’s taiko group has changed and evolved over the years, bearing witness to a true “melange” of backgrounds in its members, while maintaining the original mission of its founders’ vision: to be a community-based group sharing this exciting aspect of Japanese culture with the public at large. All who have encountered Arashi Daiko have been touched by the family atmosphere its founders and members continue to cultivate.

Every year (usually in the fall) Arashi Daiko offers introductory taiko workshops to the general public.  These workshops are generally open to people who are 14 years of age and older.  Please subscribe to our mailing list to be notified of upcoming workshop dates!

For more info, visit http://www.arashidaiko.org/news/

Ikenobo Ikebana

Lessons in ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, are held on Tuesday, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm. Attention given to the choice of materials, and the relationship of the flowers to the container and surrounding space distinguishes this art form from purely decorative arrangements.

Contact Raynald Donais (president of Montreal Ikenobo Ikebana Society) at 514-453-4851 or raynald.donais@ikenobo.qc.ca for the schedule.

Komachi Montréal Odori-Folk dance

Practices on Saturdays from 2 – 5 pm.

Contact Kayo Yasuhara (komachi21@gmail.com) for more info. Also, please visit Komachi Montréal Facebook here.

Kids Ballet Class (now lessons for adult are offered, too)

(The class is offered in Japanese.)

This ballet class is designed for kids wishing to explore their creative expression through dance. The aim of the class is to give each child encouragement to ensure they enjoy and benefit from it, developing imagination, self-confidence and dance quality as well as musicality. A professional ballet dancer in Montreal will give ballet class to kids in Japanese. You don’t need ballet shoes or leotards at the beginning. Just visit once with exercise clothing to either observe or try a class. Girls and boys are welcome! If you’re interested, please contact at kidsballetjcccm@gmail.com with your child’s name and age. 

Date: Sundays (It’s inconsistent, so please contact before your visit.)

Age 4 – 5 / 14:00 – 14:45          Age 6 & older / 14:45 -15:45

Fee: $13/class


6 thoughts on “Other Courses

  1. Hello,
    I just saw that you offered Ikebana lessons this fall. Will you be offering a session in the winter, I’m very interested?

    Thank you,

    • Hi,
      Thank you for your interest in our activities. We’ll have a Chow mein workshop coming up on June 12 (see our site: http://www.jcccm-cccjm.ca/chow-mein-workshop-june-12-2017/). During summer, however, we don’t have any plan for Cooking course. If you are interested in something specific, for example, sushi or home cooking style Japanese food, please let us know. Thanks!

  2. Hello. I am wondering if you consider any suggestions for new classes? I thought “wagashi making”, and Japanese instrument classes (shamisen, sanshin, etc) would be very interesting to learn.

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