Clubs and courses are a great way to people in a new place. The most popular clubs are often centered on sports, but there are classes for the arts as well. Ask friends, neighbors, and co-workers for recommendations and get involved. Colleges, community centers, and Montréal forums are also great places to find listings.
Montréal Art Centre - The Montréal Art Centre fosters artistic creativity and community by providing a supportive, inspiring environment for artists and art students.
Visual Arts Centre - Visual Arts Centre is a unique Montréal art school and art gallery.
LAMBDA - Art classes in all mediums such as oil painting, drawing, music, and more.
Académie Flamenca de Montréal - School of flamenco dancing. Instruction in French.
Ballet Divertimento - Non-profit organization founded in 1991 by Susan Alexander. Its principal mission is to promote classical dance.
Siamsa - Dedicated to Irish music and culture in Montréal. Music, dance and singing classes
Ecole Quartier Latin - Dance school in Montréal offering latin, ballroom, wedding lessons, and more.
Studio 88-SWING - Swing dance school offering classes in Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Balboa and more. Swing dance classes and dancing parties.
La Guilde Culinaire - Cooking Classes with top chefs from Québec.
Appetite for Books - A Westmount-based bookstore with an open demonstration kitchen. Demos are run by visiting chefs and authors, and classes are offered year round.
Academie Culinaire - Located on the edge of Old Montréal, a modern facility with different categories of classes like French and Italian with a growing popularity of Thai, Szechuan, and Indian courses.
ASM Performing Arts - Montréal Professional Acting School was created by professional actors and offers workshops on character creation, scene study, audition technique, and more.
See also our article on Language courses.