Cranston

Get to know the Century Hall Program Instructors

  • Cranston Connect - Acrobatic Dance (6-9 yrs)

    Acrobatic Dance (6-9 yrs)

    Acrobatic Dance is a style of dance formed of gymnastics and dance, Students learn to properly and safely  execute acrobatic tricks in seamless combination with more traditional dance steps. This style improves conditioning, strength, Flexibility, Agility and control. Acrobatic Arts Certified Instructor Shy Kotkas of En L’air Academy of Dance has been teaching Acrobatic technique for over 5 years and runs an energetic and fun class while pushing students to succeed in new tricks with proper technique. Students are required to wear a black leotard, beige 3 quarter length dance tights and bare feet. 

    Instructor: Shy Kotkas

  • Cranston Connect - Ballerina Bliss

    Ballerina Bliss

    This class is an introduction to the world of Ballet through engaging games and instruction. Students should wear appropriate dance attire, such as leggings or shorts, and a fitted t-shirt or tank top. A bodysuit and tights are recommended but not required. Students should wear bare feet, gymnastics slippers or ballet slippers to class.

  • Cranston Connect - Badminton (6-12 years)

    Badminton (6-12 years)

    Students will work on developing and perfecting the basic movements used in the sport of badminton, while learning the basics of serves, smashes and drop shots, as well as court position. Furthermore; students will be taught the skills necessary to hit the forehand, specifically the correct body movements, swing patterns and balance. This class is suitable for all levels.

    Instructor: Ben Hernandez

  • Cranston Connect - Basketball Hoopla

    Basketball Hoopla

    Children with a love for Basketball will enjoy developing their skills and knowledge of the game through interactive activities, games and drills. This program is designed to accommodate all skill levels, with drills being adapted for each child's needs.

    Instructor: Will Prince

  • Cranston Connect - Beginner Tennis (6-12 years)

    Beginner Tennis (6-12 years)

    Combined movement training such as running, jumping, catching ad hand eye coordination are skills that will be a focus of this program. Children will also take part in hand-eye coordination games, foot work exercises, and fun skill building activities. Children are required to bring their own racquet and wear comfortable clothing, along with running shoes. A minimal number of racquets are available if your child does not have their own.

    Instructor: Ben Hernandez

  • Cranston Connect - Cardio, Strength & Core

    Cardio, Strength & Core

    A class that works on cardio movements to challenge the heart and lungs.  Tone and strengthen muscles using weights, resistance bands or body bars and  tighten your core through a series of abdominals and core exercises. Cool down and help your body recover with a set of guided stretches. 

    Instructor: Helen Cheung

  • Cranston Connect - Circus Aerials

    Circus Aerials

    Circus Aerials are a combination of dance, technique, strength and fitness combined to create a beautiful acrobatic dance in the air supported by safety regulated tricot fabric. Classes include Aerial silks skills and techniques, students will learn proper knots, flips, hangs, and strength poses. Instructor Shy Kotkas of En L’air Academy of Dance is fully insured and trained. She has been performing and teaching Circus Aerials for 6 years and only teaches skills that students are physically prepared to succeed in. Our classes are safe and occupy proper progressions for maximum safety.

    Students must wear 3 quarter tights, bare feet and body suits to class for adult classes leggings over a bodysuit or leotard are suitable. Loose clothing may be caught in fabic or hinder a students ability to navigate the silks.

    Instructor: Shy Kotkas with En L' air Academy Of Dance and Circus

  • Cranston Connect - Dance Explosion

    Dance Explosion

    An explosion of dance styles! We will look at jazz, tap, ballet, creative movement, hip hop and more. This class is a great introduction to the world of dance!

    Instructor: Puddle of Mud Productions

  • Cranston Connect - Discover Yoga

    Discover Yoga

    This class is perfect for those looking for a focus on body alignment in combination with breathing to promote flexibility, strength and balance. This gentle yet effective class is designed specifically for brand new students to yoga and for those who like to focus on the fundamentals of Iyengar Yoga.

    Instructor: Laura-Ann with Yogatopia

  • Cranston Connect - Drama is Fun (5-8 years)

    Drama is Fun (5-8 years)

    An introduction to the exciting world of theatre through drama games, imagination, story telling and fun becoming our favorite characters!

    Instructor: Arlene Irwin - Erinara Studio

  • Cranston Connect - Gentle Yoga

    Gentle Yoga

    This class provides a gentle introduction to the basic principles and practices of yoga. Through the use of basic postures and breathing techniques and the addition of props as needed this class is perfect for maintain good health and fitness.

    Instructor: Laura-Ann with Yogatopia

  • Cranston Connect - Hip Hop

    Hip Hop

    Children in this class will learn the coolest moves, while building confidence. Due to its freestyle and improvisational nature, Hip Hop dance is great for teaching children, at a young age, that it’s okay to be different. 

    Instructor: Puddle of Mud Productions

  • Cranston Connect - Indoor Ball Hockey

    Indoor Ball Hockey

    Come join head instructor Eric (who also teaches our learn to skate programs) as we play the Canadian classic, hockey! Learn some new skills in a fun, relaxed and non competitive atmosphere then put those skills to use in an exciting scrimmage! This class is a great way to hang out with your friends and make new ones. Get active and enjoy a great sport! No experience required but please bring your own stick! Goalie equipment is provided so all kids wanting to try goalie will get the opportunity.

    Instructor: Coach Eric

  • Cranston Connect - An Introduction to Drama (9-14 years)

    An Introduction to Drama (9-14 years)

    Delve into the wonderful world of theatre with this beginner class. We will play improvisational games, study voice production, get into character and work on some fun drama skits.

    Instructor: Arlene Irwin - Erinara Studio

  • Cranston Connect - Intermediate Tennis

    Intermediate Tennis

    Students will continue to develop static and dynamic progressions for forehand and backhand strokes while maintaining court positions. Body movements, swing pattern, and balance will also be a focus of this program. Recommended for participants with some previous tennis background.

    Instructor: Ben Hernandez

  • Cranston Connect - Intermediate Youth (10+) & Beginner Adult Tennis

    Intermediate Youth (10+) & Beginner Adult Tennis

    Students will become familiarized with the basic movements used in the sport of tennis, while learning static and dynamic progressions for forehand and backhand strokes, as well as court position. Furthermore; students will be taught the skills necessary to hit the forehand, specifically the correct body movements, swing patterns and balance.

    Instructor: Ben Hernandez

  • Cranston Connect - Kickboxing Level 1 & 2

    Kickboxing Level 1 & 2

    This class incorporates all the best elements of Kickboxing into an amazing full body workout! This class will help strengthen and tone your body, build your cardio and leave you feeling great at the end of each class. Learn different punches (jab, cross, hook, uppercut) and kicks (roundhouse, snap, push). Learn to perform kicks and punches in different combinations. This class is suitable for all levels. Please note that hand wraps will need to be purchased from the Instructor for $10 at the first class.

  • Cranston Connect - Kids Code Force: Build Your Own Website

    Kids Code Force: Build Your Own Website

    Does your child already have an idea of some of the basics of creating games and projects? Are they looking for something a little more challenging? In this program children will have a chance to learn some html or CSS to build their own website.  

    Instructor: Christina Workman

  • Cranston Connect - Kids Code Force: Programming with Scratch

    Kids Code Force: Programming with Scratch

    Learn the basics of computer programming while creating your own games and other projects. We will use a child-friendly drag and drop interface and projects will be shared online. Computers will be provided.

    Instructor: Christina Workman

  • Cranston Connect - Level 1/2 Yoga

    Level 1/2 Yoga

    Iyengar Style Yoga teaches students to become aware of their body and mind; using sequencing of postures (asanas) and breath to balance the body. Props such as blocks, bolsters and straps make the practice accessible to all body types, focusing on the breath and safe alignment of the body.

    Instructor: Laura-Ann with Yogatopia

  • Cranston Connect - Music Kids

    Music Kids

    Music Kids is Chinook School of Music’s early childhood music program for kids, six months to five years of age. We use a modern approach to music education that integrates scientific research supporting the positive role that music plays on brain development. An eclectic combination of instruments are used in each class including the piano, guitar, violin, drums, bells, rhythm shakers, and xylophones to teach young children listening skills, motor coordination and following musical direction. Our students experience a joyful and nurturing learning environment while developing fundamental music skills.

    Instructor: Chinook School of Music

  • Cranston Connect - Musical Theatre

    Musical Theatre

    In this introduction to musical theatre students will learn all the music, words and a choreographed dance to a    number(s) from a huge Broadway shows or musical movies. Costumes and simple sets are involved which the students are a part of creating. There is a small performance at the end of the session where the students can share what they have learned with friends and family. 

    Instructor: Puddle of Mud

  • Cranston Connect - Restorative Yoga

    Restorative Yoga

    Restorative yoga is intended to take the mindfulness that is found in all disciplines of yoga to the next level. Take time to slow down, connect the mind and body. The use of props- a blanket, chairs, a bolster, an eye bag, a strap and blocks, help to make the practice comfortable to everyone. This class will help to center your breath and body - aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The props assist in helping you to hold poses longer.

    Instructor: Laura-Ann with Yogatopia

  • Cranston Connect - So You Think You Can Dance

    So You Think You Can Dance

    This class has something for everyone! We will try out many of the styles of dance that you see on the popular television show and learn some awesome choreography. A great introduction or extension into the world of dance! No experience necessary.

    Instructor: Puddle Of Mud Productions

  • Cranston Connect - Sportball Junior (16-24 months)

    Sportball Junior (16-24 months)

    This 45-Minute program is a perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents participate in sports, creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and much more! Although these programs focus more on exploration, children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level.

  • Cranston Connect - Sportball Multisport (3-5 years)

    Sportball Multisport (3-5 years)

    Sportball Multi-Sport skills development programs introduce preschool and primary school children to the concepts and skills involved in the eight core sports of the Sportball methodology. Classes are conducted once a week in one-hour sessions, using developmentally appropriate methods to introduce, practice and refine gross motor skills. The programs reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life.

  • Cranston Connect - Sportball Parent & Me (2-3 years)

    Sportball Parent & Me (2-3 years)

    Parents and caregivers can have a direct hand in a preschooler’s development through our range of MultiSport programs. Parent & Me programs teach children important introductory physical skills and help them develop confidence in their abilities. The programs also help adults understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes. Classes focus on refining, rehearsing and repeating skills and playing games in a fun, creative, non-competitive environment.

  • Cranston Connect - Strong Girls

    Strong Girls

    Strong Girls Fitness is designed for girls to help develop a positive body image and confidence through a great workout with new friends. All movements are functional to everyday life and only use body weighted exercises. While enjoying and learning about the importance of staying active this class will also show the importance of building a strong self esteem.

    Instructor: Caitlin Scott

  • Cranston Connect - Taekwondo (5-6 years)

    Taekwondo (5-6 years)

    This program is designed to help kids learn how to set up and achieve their goals. It focuses on physical coordination and learning processes through a loving and fun atmosphere. Combining great values such as respect, discipline, and honesty help to empower each child and guide them to discovering and exceeding their potential. Our unique traditional martial arts program is based on development and maintenance of the child’s inner energy through fun physical activities, meditation, Yoga and Tai-Chi. All of this combined with our mix martial arts self-defense will significantly help your kids to be bullying PROOF!

    Instructor: Master Serge Tene - Energy Martial Arts Studio

  • Cranston Connect - Taekwondo (7 years + and family)

    Taekwondo (7 years + and family)

    Come to our all open and family Taekwondo class and enjoy the flavour of this special program. Youth and adults create and empower their self-esteem, leadership and confidence trough the practice of Taekwondo. Our unique Traditional martial arts program is based on discipline, respect, development and maintenance of your inner energy through fun physical activities. Families who attend together will see their family relationship empowered to the greatest level possible by learning how to work together as a family, kick as a family, and set and achieve goals as a family . In fact, we do believe a family who kicks together, sticks together. Contact us to find out how your family can begin its Taekwondo story.

    Instructor: Master Serge Tene - Energy Martial Arts Studio

  • Cranston Connect - Toastmasters

    Toastmasters

    Would you like to inspire and motivate your team? Would you like to build your confidence and find your voice? Would you like to be a better leader and communicator? Then Challenge yourself with Toastmaster’s proven training program.

    The Toastmasters Membership gives you the powerful leadership and communication tools and skills to take charge in the following:

    • Guide successful teams. Improve your ability to run your own business, be a better sales person, negotiator or project leader.  
    • Enhance your ability to inspire. Be the change leader for tomorrow, in schools, clubs, the community, corporations or in politics.
    • Sharpen your presentation skills. Become a better speaker, communicator, writer, and leader.
    • Give and get constructive feedback. Practice in a friendly and supportive educational environment while learning how to give effective feedback.

    Registration fee includes membership to the Toastmasters Club

    Ongoing registration is available for the Toastmasters Program

    This session of Toastmasters runs from October 5 through March 29th.

    Due to the nature of the Toastmasters club, this program is not subject to our cancellation policy

  • Cranston Connect - Yoga for Tweens

    Yoga for Tweens

    We will focus on basic asanas while deepening the practice by focusing on correct and safe body alignment. The use of props make this practice open to new or experienced yoga students. Take the time to connect the body, breath and mind.

    Instructor: Laura-Ann with Yogatopia

  • Cranston Connect - Young Rembrandts: Cartooning (Grades 1-6)

    Young Rembrandts: Cartooning (Grades 1-6)

    Learning to draw can be fun, especially when we create silly characters, funny expressions and drawing sequences that tell a joke! This delightful program combines Young Rembrandts’ innovative, step-by-step drawing method with light-hearted subject matter that engages children, their sense of humor, and their vivid imaginations.

    Instructor: Young Rembrandts

  • Cranston Connect - Young Rembrandts: Elementary (Grades 1-6)

    Young Rembrandts: Elementary (Grades 1-6)

    The elementary-age curriculum is designed to teach basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. We believe that drawing is the bedrock skill required for future artistic success. We give them skills to express their creativity, and believe that all children can – and should – learn to draw. You’ll see increased art abilities, learning skills, self-confidence and self-esteem.

    Instructor: Young Rembrandts

  • Cranston Connect - Young Rembrandts: Preschool (3-5 years)

    Young Rembrandts: Preschool (3-5 years)

    Young students are so eager to learn, and a joy to teach. Young Rembrandts provides a nurturing and strong learning environment that expands Preschoolers’ image vocabulary as they draw familiar images such as fish, teddy bears, rainbows and cowboys. We’ll concentrate on the skills of drawing and coloring while we develop fine motor skills, focus, listening, staying on task, patience and spatial organization.

    Instructor: Young Rembrandts

  • Cranston Connect - Zumba

    Zumba

    Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements. This creates a dynamic and effective fitness class designed for all fitness levels. This program will use high energy movements to stretch and tone hips, abs, and arms.

    Instructor: Lindsay Brandon

  • Cranston Connect - Zumbini

    Zumbini

    Zumbini is the latest addition from the Zumba program. Unlike Zumba its not a fitness class, its designed to let caregivers and their little ones, 0-4yrs, wiggle, sing and learn together. The Zumbini program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba for the ultimate bonding experience! You'll receive a brand new Zumbini Bundle containing a songbook and two copies of the class music CD, so you can take the class experience home.