Learning in Delta

Four Private Beginner Piano Lessons or Introductory Music Theory Lessons at Cadenza Music (Half Off)

Cadenza Music

Richmond

Experienced musicians teach first-time pianists proper arm use and basic scales; music theory pupils explore music's structures and forms

C$76 C$38

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One or Two Months of App-Creating Classes of Kids at Under the GUI (Up to 64% Off)

Under the GUI

Renfrew-Collingwood

Instructors teach kids 9–14 computer programming skills, demonstrating how to make games such as Angry Birds and Pokemon

C$139 C$69

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One or Three 30-Minute Voice or Songwriting Lessons at Studio Cloud 30 (Up to 54% Off)

Studio Cloud 30 Entertainment Inc.

Fairview Slopes

Talent development studio helps aspiring artists blossom into professional musicians and actors

C$40 C$20

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In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class from Acorn Wealth Corporation (Up to 96% Off)

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown Vancouver

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

C$499 C$29

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Beauty School Makeup Lesson for One, Two, or Three at AnaV Beauty (Up to 73% Off)

AnaV Beauty

Downtown Vancouver- The Electra Building

Makeup maven Ana V imparts wisdom about the newest makeup trends as well as blush and lash application in Vancouver’s largest makeup studio

C$120 C$39

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$99 for a Four-Week Spanish Course at Hola Spanish Centre ($335 Value)

Hola Spanish Centre

Mt. Pleasant

Native Spanish speakers offer quality instruction for all levels, needs, and interests; course materials included

C$335 C$99

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In-Studio Boudoir Photo Shoot with Print Credit and Option for Makeup at Kari Heese Photography (Up to 64% Off)

Kari Heese Photography

Granville Island

Photography team with more than a decade’s experience captures intimate shots of lingerie-clad subjects inside a natural light studio

C$250 C$89

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Four 30-, 45-, or 60-Minute Music Lessons at Dynamic Music Instruction (Up to 53% Off)

Dynamic Music Instruction

Multiple Locations

Passionate musicians teach students of all ages and skill levels techniques in piano, voice, guitar, bass, and musical theory

C$105 C$50

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Beginner or Advanced Photo Workshop and Walkabout from LesleyAnn Photography in Fort Langley (Up to 82% Off)

LesleyAnn Photography

Fort Langley

Affable pro photographer teaches hour of camera basics, then escorts groups of five outdoors to capture nature shots

C$265 C$55

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4, 8, or 12 Kids' Tumbling, Gymnastics, and Cheer Classes at Academy of Cheer Excellence (Up to 56% Off)

Academy of Cheer Excellence

Mission

Kids of all ages can tumble, flip, and chant in these classes

C$60 C$29

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Select Local Merchants

A quick glance at Vashti Fairbairn’s resume is telling. At local theatre company Fighting Chance Productions, she has directed the critically lauded Little Shop of Horrors and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, both of which magically combine music with dramatic arts. At her own Music Box Music and Theatre Academy, Fairbairn, along with a team of dedicated teachers, does the exact same thing on a daily basis. Children’s group classes give little ones as young as 6 months old a chance to strut their stuff on the dance floor, belt out their favourite show tunes, and learn to tickle the ivories like a seasoned elephant sitter. Private lessons are open to adults as well, and expand the instrumental scope to include strings, music theory, and the speaking arts. The latter comes in handy during the school’s drama clubs, which teach kids 3 years and older how to use their imaginations to create real-life and fantasy scenarios. Outside of their educational programs, the facility entertains visitors to the River Market with free music and theatre performances in the Music Box Presents series.

211-810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster,
BC
CA

King George Aviation Flight School's squadron of instructors use their decades of combined experience to introduce novice pilots to the skies. Official licensing courses range from navigation and mountain flying to radio procedures or instructor ratings, and their Discovery flights give beginners a taste of the skies while proving to nonbelievers that clouds are, in fact, made of marshmallow. The school also rents its planes to pilots for day trips and sells certain models.

4981 King George Blvd
Surrey,
BC
CA

Express Computers began in the traditional way for tech companies, in the basement of owner Darren Layton's home. In the two decades since, the computing collective has expanded to five above-ground locations, solving IT crises for personal users and business clients. Technicians perform regular maintenance services to keep systems free of viruses and other maladies, and can be called upon to help set up such social programs as Skype, Facebook, and sets of USB-linked tin cans. Express Computers also maintains a comprehensive selection of hardware and software, including refurbished units and demo equipment.

3033 King George Blvd
Surrey,
BC
CA

World Dance Co.'s team of instructors, which includes three-time World Cuban Salsa champion Diego Sanchez, teaches duos how to move during dance classes and dance-inspired fitness routines. The class lineup teems with ballroom boogies such as the argentine tango and folkloric dances from the Caribbean, and South America. Students can choose from classes ranging from salsa, bachata, tango, zouk, cumbia, swing, cha-cha, Afro-Cuban, Zumba, yoga, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and tap.

Adult students can master four different styles of salsa that may combine Cuban, Colombian, and American influences. Children's classes explore classical traditions such as ballet and modern innovations such as street-inspired jazz dancing. World Dance Co. also serves as the residence of the Grupo America Latin-dance team, whose professional dancers combine energetic routines with eye-catching costumes.

4858 Imperial Street
Burnaby,
BC
CA

Nadia and Masha know art. Nadia spent years designing and making props for the stage before adding degrees in teaching and child psychology to her art diploma and focusing on art education full-time. Masha, who recently pitched her art skills on CBC's Dragons' Den, specializes in design, painting, and drawing. The two combine their forces at Pinocchio Arts & Craft to teach burgeoning Van Goghs aged 5 and older how to find their inner creativity.

Yet the instructors' focus is not on skills alone. Their curriculum is broad enough to build well-rounded creators who understand the different cultural influences of art and its many movements. This is true in their classes and even in their birthday parties, which focus on portrait painting, re-creating famous masterpieces, or working in the style of Picasso, Matisse, or Emily Carr. Children's sessions are divided by age, not medium, and focus on international cultures. In past classes, for example, kids have painted the Taj Mahal, built a Chinese-style dragon, and learned what part of the world has deserts hot enough to melt clocks. Adult classes, on the other hand, explore more advanced media and concepts, such as the laws of abstraction and cubism.

4537 Hastings St
Burnaby,
BC
CA

More like a mobile photo studio, Pabs Photomagic's photo booths come replete with a pro photographer, high-end lighting, and muslin backdrop. But like a photo booth, guests get to pile in front of the camera to make funny faces and don goofy props such as crowns and jumbo sunglasses. Photo strips of those priceless moments are printed in a matter of seconds with customized layouts. To further enhance events, party-goers can add extras such as bubble machines and custom-made backdrops.

304-6540 Telford Avenue
Burnaby,
BC
CA