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

Arashi Daiko ( storm drum ) was founded in 1983 as a community group under the umbrella of JCCCM  to preserve and to promote Japanese culture. Their philosophy is based on three core values, appreciation, consideration and respect. The group consists of a performing group, adult students group and children group practicing 2 times a week. For more info, visihttps://arashidaiko.com/

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, on Saturday from 3:30 pm to 5 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


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