STAR Program (Special Needs)

"Special Talents in Arts and Recreation"

STAR (Special Talents in Arts and Recreation) is an interactive experience that allows youth Grade 4 to Young Adult with cognitive delays to participate in a tailored program that uses music, movement, and instruments to further benefit their current abilities and strengths in the performing arts. STAR aims to develop a love for music and dance in a safe, stimulating, and fun environment. STAR encourages and allows young people to grow and gain confidence, build friendships and find an appreciation for the performing arts

Star Program Brochure

STAR Brochure

STAR payment plans and tuition information


Rehearsal Time


5:45 – 6:45 pm

6:30 – 7:30 pm

7:45 – 8:45 pm


Performing Arts Youth Centre
1371 Hastings Cres. SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C8


Jennfier Morton Co-Director & Instructor
Dave Morton Co-Director & Instructor/ Arranger ALL / Sequences ALL
Ashley Miller Assistant
Hayden McHugh Assistant
Chris Thompson Principal Choreographer ALL / Creative Team ALL
Kathy Seibel Music Editor ALL
Malcolm Edwards Arranger ALL
Truus Verkley Theatre Arts Lead ALL / Guest Choreographer
Jeff Diodati Theatre Arts Assistant ALL
Reid McLean Wiest Arranger ALL
Kristian Alexandrov Arranger ALL /Sequences ALL
Joe Slabe Arranger ALL
John Hildebrand Technical Director / Recording Engineer ALL / Sound Designer ALL
Colin Lowe Sound Technician ALL
JP Thibodeau Lighting Designer