The Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA) has a number of drop-in programs for adults. We offer affordable programs throughout the week so you can find a program that fits your schedule. 

Summer SESSION 2023

All Drop-in Programs will be pay at the door except Pottery which will be pre-registration.

Participants must register in advance with payment for City of Cambridge drop-in for Pottery (wheel and non-wheel).  Please note you may register when you arrive but the program may be full. All participants must be registered individually. Volunteer drop-in Pottery conveners do not have to register if they are hosting/running the class.


Drop-In Life Drawing

Drop-In Ballroom Dancing

Drop-In Ballroom Dancing Pass (discount pass for 10 visits per couple available)

Drop-In Sewing/Quilting

Drop-In Sewing/Quilting (discount pass for 10 visits available)

Pottery drop-in will be happening Wed, 9am-12 noon and Thurs, 6-9pm 

Rates for Pre-registered Pottery:

Pottery - Wheel (2.5 hours) - $13.53 + HST

Pottery - Non-Wheel (1.25 hours) - $6.76 + HST

How To Register  

Use the activity code for the date you wish to attend and pre-register online at  Registration is available in person as well, at any City of Cambridge facility or City Hall during open hours. Registration is also possible in person upon arrival on the program date and time but please note that it may be full. Arts Centre membership discount does not apply to drop-in programs.

If you do not already have an online account with the City of Cambridge you will have to create one if you wish to register online. This can be done at the above link.
Access to pre-registration for Pottery classes is also available at Schedule with dates, time and registration activity codes available here.

Drop-In Passes

Passes for multiple visit discounts are only available for Ballroom Dancing and Sewing/Quilting drop-ins. If you wish to hand in a previously purchased pass and receive a credit on your account for any unused portion please email

 Life Drawing 

Uninstructed opportunity to draw the model in this open studio program. Easels provided. 

Program hours:

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. 

Pay as you go at the door - $12.98 + HST

 Ballroom Dancing 

 Join us for some ballroom dancing in the Toyota Auditorium.

 Program hours: 

 Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 Price: $7.56 per couple + HST for 2 hours

 Pass for 10 visits per couple - $51.91 + HST

 Social Dancing

Join us for an opportunity for both individuals and couples to socialize and dance a variety of dance partner dances, like swing, latin, ballroom and more. This is not a dance class but people of all skill levels and experience are welcome!

Program hours:

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (Closed for July & August). Will resume after Labor Day in September.

Price: $3.78 + HST per person. Pass for 10 visits - $25.96 + HST per person

 Pottery Studio  
This program is for those with some pottery experience. An experienced volunteer is available for informal assistance.

Program hours:

Wednesday, 9:30am to 12 noon; 1:30pm to 4pm; 6:30pm to 9pm until the end of August

Wheel - $13.53 per person for 2.5 hours

Non-Wheel - $6.76 per person for 1.25 hours

No Pottery Pass available

Prices include glazes, slips and firing. Clay is also available for an additional cost. 

View our Summer 2023 Pottery Drop-In Schedule.

 Sewing and Quilting

Sew and quilt in a friendly group environment in the Fabric Arts Room. Sewing machines, serger and large tables will be set up for you to work on your sewing and quilting projects.   You can also bring your own sewing machine, if you would like.

Program hours: 

Wednesdays, 5pm to 9pm until the end of August

Price: $3.24 per person + HST for 4 hours

Pass for 10 visits - $21.63 + HST

 Baby Grand Piano