Lessons, Classes, Sports, Clubs


Sooke Dance Studio

Carole Cave, Owner, Artistic Director

6653 Sooke Road  Phone: 250-642-6607  Website: http://www.sookedancestudio.com/

Sooke Dance Studio is a collaborative dance centre offering Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Creative Dance, Performance and more, for all ages, toddler to adult. “The technique and discipline of Dance with an emphasis on creativity and enjoyment.”


Harmony Project Sooke

The Harmony Project is a non-profit society that provides musical instruments and instruction to children and youth in the Sooke area. Website: http://www.harmonyprojectsooke.ca/

Head Start Music Program

The Sooke Family Resource Society offers a free music program called Head Start (registration is required – call or visit SFRS at CASA) provided by the Victoria Conservatory of Music and held at the CASA building on Townsend Road. Activities include singing, moving, listening, and instrument playing to help children learn. It is offered for 2-3 year olds and 3-5 year olds.

Private Lessons

Allie’s Piano Room: Allie Picketts Cortens, ARCT, BMus, offers private piano lessons and group preschool music classes in the Sooke town core. Phone: 250-858-0086. Email: allie.piano@gmail.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alliespianoroomsooke/

Heather DeRome offers guitar and theory lessons in East Sooke. Website: http://www.heatherderome.com/

Laura Dowhy, ARCT, B.Ed, offers private lessons in piano, voice, and theory. Located on Parkland Road. Phone: 250-642-4282.

Patricia Haisell, located on Townsend Road, offers baby and toddler music classes as well as private lessons for all ages in voice and piano: http://www.patriciasmusicstudio.ca/

OceanSide Music Centre at Unit 103, 6596 Sooke Road, offers guitar and drum lessons. Phone: 250-857-0487  Email: jeff@oceansidemusiccenter.com  Website: http://oceansidemusiccenter.com/

Kathy Russell runs a piano studio, The Painted Piano, in Sunriver, Sooke, BC. Email: kk.russell@telus.net  Phone: 250-888-4124  Website: ​​​​http://www.thepaintedpiano.com/

Sage Piano Studio, by teacher Patricia Moore. Website: www.sagepianostudio.com, Phone: 250-213-7883, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sagepiano

SEAPARC also offers a few different music classes for ages 3 months to 4 years old (parent participation required), as well as a daytime class for home learners between ages 3 and 14. See the current Program Guide – it’s available as a PDF on their website.

Sooke Youth Show Choir

See here for information. Contact sookeyouthshowchoir@gmail.com or syscsecretary@gmail.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SookeYouthShowChoir/

Performing Arts

Amber Academy

Amber Academy encourages positive youth development by engaging students in pro-social activities focused on the fine arts. We offer after-school classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for students in grades K-12. Classes include acting, choir, costumes & fashion design, technical theatre, and visual arts such as painting, sculpting, and more. Throughout the year students from all classes collaborate together with the goal of creating multiple performances – including a musical theatre production almost entirely driven by the students themselves! Healthy after-school snacks are included as part of the program.



Sooke Yoga has children’s yoga classes.

Cherry Lane Equine is located at 5480 Sooke Road – they have riding and horsemanship lessons and summer camps, and provide horse leases and full board. Website: http://www.cherrylaneequine.com/

MIJO Sport: Taekwondo for ages 3 and up.

Sooke Island Swimming Club: Jen Bell, jen@islandswimming.com

Sooke Minor Fastball

Sooke Minor Hockey

Sooke Shukokai Karate: 250-642-4631, sookeshukokai@live.ca

Sooke Skating Club: sookeskatingclub@gmail.com

Sooke Soccer Club

SEAPARC has skating lessons for ages 2 and up, swimming lessons for ages 4 months and up, the Sharks hockey program for ages 3 to 12, and tons of other great programs and lessons in the water and on the ice. Check out their brochure, available in PDF on their website.


Girl Guides

Contact Gillian Hurwood at 250-642-7555.

Sooke Children’s Garden Club

This club meets monthly from May through October; all children ages 3 and up are welcome to attend. Offers the opportunity for children to learn the basics of gardening and environmental stewardship, encourages them to volunteer in our community, and supports the Sooke Fall Fair. Located at the Sunriver Community Gardens. Contact Anne Boquist at 250-642-3798 or aboquist@shaw.ca

2 responses to “Lessons, Classes, Sports, Clubs

  1. Academic Support for exceptional learners ages 6-16
    Patricia De Gabrielle is an Alberta certified teacher with a dual degree in Education and Fine Arts, as well as specializations and in Early Childhood Education and Learning Disabilities. Patricia finds your child’s strengths and gifts, works with the whole child, rather than by subject, to increase skills, organization, reading and written output. Located in East Sooke. Please telephone 250 642-1897 for rates and available times.

  2. Patrick and Patricia’s Music Lessons
    We offer lessons in all styles of guitar, mandolin, fiddle, Irish Drum, Celtic Harp and tin whistle, as well as piano and voice right in East Sooke. The enjoyment of learning to play an instrument can begin at any age. Already playing an instrument but wish to improve playing and performing skills? Call us for scheduling and rates at 250-642-1897

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