Summer School

After 12 years of uplifting and action-packed CeltFest summer events, we have not been offering the full festival in favour of instead doing year-round educational and entertainment events.
We are taking this rare opportunity to regroup for a future year's summer festival, and making space for other projects.  Check back for word on more workshops, concerts and projects to happen this year, and also other CeltFest projects now underway. As always, please feel free to contact us if you'd like to be involved with these!
We are grateful for a dozen years of your support and CeltFest summer festival memories to date. We look forward to seeing you all at our events as we're able to gather--soon!
- Rene & Carolyn Cusson


General Information

CeltFest Summer School

ALL SUBJECTS: July 16-20, 2012

bonus workshops: July 14, 15 | orientation: July 15


1701 Elgin Road, Oak Bay, VICTORIA, BC 

"I've attended CeltFest several times and have been constantly blown away by the amazing instruction"- Owen Barrington, 2008 Senior Men's World Irish Dancing Champion, and former CeltFest student, AK, USA

Celtic Performing Arts and The Pacific Institute of Piping welcome you to a world class international summer school. A key component of CeltFest, the weeklong summer school offers classes in a wide variety of subjects from music to dance to language, art and poetry.    More »


July 14/15 (bonus workshops) July 16-20, 2012 SUMMER SCHOOL - CeltFest Summer School offers a wide variety of subjects. Students should choose one major subject, which is offered during the daytime. Electives are optional, and are generally offered in the early evening before concerts. Click on each subject below for a detailed description of the subject and class offerings, instructor bios, class location, what to bring and registration information...  More »


Award winning, world-class instructors join us from all corners of the globe including the USA, Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and our very own, Vancouver Island. Click on the subject below to see this year’s instructors and check back frequently for more instructors join us daily!... More »


SUMMER SCHOOL 2012 Registrations OPEN NOW! ALL SUBJECTS: July 16-20 (noon)  | Bonus Workshops Sat|Sun July 14-15     

This form is for REGISTRATION for Full-Time Day Programs* offered at the school. Students choose one major subject below, and, in addition, may choose one elective subject if they wish.  Elective subjects will be scheduled in the early evening (or late afternoon) as far as possible so as not to conflict...     More»

School Schedule

CeltFest Summer School 2012 runs Sunday, July 15 (evening orientation) to Friday, July 20 with classes ending at lunch on Friday. Day classes are typically 1.5 hours long and run from 9:00am to 4pm with lunch from 12:15pm - 1:30pm. The schedule is based on four classes/day...   More »


Welcome to CeltFest 2012- at our new venue-- Victoria!

CeltFest Performing Arts Summer School is located at Canadian College of Performing Arts, 1701 Elgin Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

With its state-of-the-art dance studios, well-appointed music rooms, performance hall, and friendly staff, all steps away from the beautiful seaside village of Oak Bay, the CCPA is the ideal location   More »                                                                                       

Accommodation & Meals

Campus accommodations at UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA RESIDENCES are now open for booking! $30-$40/night per person for shared accommodations, depending on the type; more for private. Dormitory rooms, bachelor appartments, and 4-bedroom cluster units. Call Nancy Daniska at UVic directly at (250)  721-8430 ...                                More »

Evening Events

Plan to relax, perform, jam, socialize or chill out each evening on campus! Performances and social gatherings happen Monday to Thursday evenings during CeltFest. All evening events are open to the public to enjoy and participate in!... More »

What To Bring

Be prepared for an action packed week by bringing the following items to CeltFest! All students need: pens, pencils, notebook, binder or folder for handouts, water bottle, and for outings, should you venture to the beach close by: shorts, long pants, rain gear, sweater for evening, outdoor sportswear & sunscreen, bathing suit, beach towel, and more... More »

Youth Campers

Are you sending your child to CeltFest on their own as a day camper? Most children staying in residence attend with their own adults in tow; however, if you as a parent or guardian are not available to supervise your child during lunch hour, we ask that you call us to let us know and we can make arrangements... More »

Concerts & Events

A listing of CeltFest 2012 Summer School & Concert Series, from Ceilidhs/Dance, to Summer School, to Community Events. Visit this listing frequently for updates... More »