Creative Arts Studio

Saltwater Inc. “Where preparation, passion and performance grow together”.

Saltwater offers performing arts training programs  for students age 5 – 19 years of age at Dance Victoria Studios, 2750 Quadra Street, Victoria BC.

Saltwater Creative Arts Registration

2017 Fall Programs will be held on Sunday starting September 10, 2017 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm at Dance Victoria. Submit online form and Saltwater will follow-up with payment options and helpful information for fall programs.

All Fall Programs will be offered between September 9 – December 10, 2017

Email if you are interested in your child joining the Saltwater Creative Arts family.

Victoria’s Premier Music Theatre Training Program for Children and Teens

Do you have a child who loves singing and acting? Do you have a son or daughter who enjoys theatre or dance? Saltwater Creative Arts has been offering exceptional training programs for children and teens in the performing arts in Victoria BC. We welcome all students with a passion and interest in music to join us for group classes or private instruction with the Saltwater Creative Team.

Saltwater offers 10 – 16 week training programs that include creative drama, improvisation and movement combined with exciting performance opportunities. Students work with a highly qualified arts educator and top professionals in the theatre industry. All students are assigned individual and ensemble material in theatre and music theatre to be performed in public productions.  All students are supported with voice, dance and dramatic training with the creative arts team. We offer high caliber training programs at Dance Victoria Studios located at 2750 Quadra Street. Interested students can register for individualized coaching sessions in Oak Bay in private voice, private keyboard or theory. Saltwater students have performed with YTV, Belfry Theatre, Pacific Opera of Victoria, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Blue Bridge Repertory, Victoria Operatic Society and other performing arts companies in the city.

Saltwater Theatre Productions include “Mummers Masque” a folk opera by Dean Burry; sold out productions of the beloved “Seussical the Musical” at the Metro Studio; Monday Magazine nominated “Side by Side by Sondheim”, “13 the Musical” by Jason Robert Brown and Dear Edwina the Musical and Disneys Alice in Wonderland for Children.

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2017 Theatre and Music Programs

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Soar with Saltwater

Emphasizing imagination and creative play through voice and movement. Students will explore different theatrical, voice and dance techniques in each class and hone their theatre skills while having fun, making friends and fostering their own creativity. Students will perform in The Secret of Og a one act opera by Dean Burry in a staged performance.

Session Times: Sundays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (1.5 hours) Ages: 8 – 12 years

Fall Tuition

Sundays from September 10 – November 26, 2017 from 1:00 pm– 2:30 pm in the main floor MILNE STUDIO at Dance Victoria Studios
Tuition $350 payable by VISA on September 10, 2017 or in advance with INTERAC e-transfer to ( 

2017 Soar Fall Session: with Joanne Hounsell, Music and Drama Specialist, Arabella Martin, Dance Specialist and Clarisa Morrison, Pianist.

Dance Victoria

Before purchasing your spot..go to the registration page and submit online form.

  1. Call or e-mail to confirm space @ 250-888-4982 or e-mail:

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Youth Opera starting Saturdays, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at St Aiden’s Church Hall. Students will need to book an audition for the Youth Opera fall program.

Tuition $250.00

New Fall Children’s Presentation: The Secret World of Og by Canadian Composer Dean Burry. The Secret World of Og will be a fully staged presentation featuring teens and young performers in November 2017.

Saltwater Children’s Production: The Secret World of OG composed by Dean Burry

Opera in 1 Act for Children’s Chorus ( November 2017 staged presentation by Saltwater)

The Secret World of OG is the operatic adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Canadian icon Pierre Berton.  The classic story of a group of siblings who venture into the dark subterranean world of the OGs to rescue their baby brother and cat has been a favourite with Canadian children since the sixties and features Berton’s own children as the protagonists.

 Saltwater Holiday Soiree featuring HOME ALONE choral arrangements of “Somewhere in my Memory”; “Star of Bethlehem”; “Merry Christmas! & Seasonal delightsJ

 Before purchasing your spot…

  1. Fill out the Online Registration Form
  2. Call or e-mail to confirm space @ 250-888-4982 or e-mail:
  3. After confirmation, secure your spot by paying right here on our website!

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( Contact Joanne Hounsell for more information)

(250) 888-4982 cell





Private and group voice with Saltwater
Sing with a highly qualified and experienced vocal coach in a creative learning environment. Our voice instructors bring both technique and stage experience that is simple and effective. Explore technical concepts of singing and acting that bring a confidence, power and ease to your process.

Instructors: Anna Lowan, MMUS & Joanne Hounsell, MMUS CAEA ACTRA
Tuition: Private Fee per hour
Times: Flexible Hours Booked through Saltwater Office (250) 888-4982
Location: Oak Bay Studio