BC Dance Directory: Training
Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy
Flamenco dance instruction for all levels for adults/children & professional dance company.
Kasandra Lea, President
Allegro Performing Arts Centre
Ballet, jazz, modern, tap, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre and pre-school.
Lesley Arnold, Nadine Cowland, Jennifer Viinikka, Owners/Artistic Directors
Ammara Dance Company
Classes and workshops; belly dance, salsa, capoeira, drumming.
Lisa Jordan, Owner/Director
Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts
Programs for ages 3 years to adults: ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, flamenco, zumba.
Stephanie Rozario, Office Administrator
Argentine Tango Lab
Tango classes, performances, events and milongas in Vancouver
Arthur Murray Dance Studio Vancouver
Latin and Ballroom, certified instructors. Serving Vancouver since 1948.
Teaches excellence in technical skill, artistic expression and lifestyle balance, offering beginner to career-level training.
Artemis Gordon, Director of Dance
AUUC School of Dance
Ukrainian folk-stage dance: vibrant & exhilarating. Classical ballet, character dance, partner work, recitals and competition.
Laurel Lawry, Artistic Director
Baila Vancouver Dance School
Group and private lessons in Argentine tango, cha-cha, bachata, merengue and Kizomba.
Nina Perez, Director
Ballet Bloch Canada
Classical ballet training school, offering professional and foundation coaching, plus ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet examinations.
Tracy-Lea Bloch, Artistic Director
Ballet Fit Classes
Ballet-inspired workout using principles of classical dance with elements of barre, cardio, core and flexibility.
Suzy Kaitman, Creator and Owner
Bishop Dance Productions (previously Dance Gallery)
Provide supportive, encouraging dance instruction to all students in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Boston Dance Collective
Tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, modern and acrobatics and contemporary.
Bravo Dance Company
Bringing Artists Together Project
Ballet and contemporary classes; choreography woven into multimedia collaborations with professional and emerging artists.
Linda Arkelian, Director
Burnaby International Folk Dancers
We learn, teach, and perform folk dances from many cultures, including French Canada.
Jane Kupfer, President
Canadian College of Performing Arts
Provides quality training in a broad spectrum of skills; preparing students for careers in the performance arts.
Steven Seltzer, Manager of Communications & Marketing
Training, performance, professional development for dancers aged 18+.
Desiree Dunbar, Founder
Caulfield School of Dance
Ballet (including Royal Academy of Dance examination preparation) modern/contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, musical theatre.
Cori Caulfield, Principal
The art of flamenco at western Canada’s leading flamenco school.
Rosario Ancer, Director
Ceroc Social Dance Nights Canada
Ceroc/modern jive is a fun fusion of swing and salsa with no complicated footwork.
Kerry O’Donoghue, Owner
The Coast Academy of Dance and Performing Arts
Ballet, jazz, modern classes. Serving the Sunshine Coast area for more than two decades.
Creator’s Arts Centre
Dance and drama school providing training for the performing arts in a Christian environment.
Dance Barn Studio
Hip hop, contemporary, ballet, tap jazz for all levels/ages.
Sandy Rosen, Director
Recreational, competitive and company class options, beginners to advanced, in jazz, tap, ballet and hip hop.
Marlowe Windsor-Menard, Founder
A weekly, un-facilitated ecstatic free-style dance event and authentic movement practice.
Dance North Ballroom Dance Club
Ballroom, swing, tango.
Ages 2 to adult. Jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, tap and musical theatre.
Lindsay Tusche and Barb Stokes, Artistic Directors
Pre-professional repertory company for Vancouver Island. Training & performance opportunities for youth age 11- 19.
Patricia MacKenzie, Artistic Director
Teaching all levels of salsa from absolute beginners to performance level.
Patrick Moriarity, Head Instructor/Director
Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio
Professional instruction and social dance events in salsa, bachata, kizomba, tango and other partner dances.
Jennifer Dancey, Director
Produces award winning choreography, dancers and shows. Classes/choreography in all forms of dance.
Rachael Poirier, Owner and Studio Director
Debbie Lee Dance Company
Classical ballet, contemporary, cultural dance forms. All ages. Professional, pre-professional, recreational divisions. Downtown and Kitsilano.
Debbie Lee, Director
De Danaan School of Irish Dance
Excalibur Theatre Arts Co.
Ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, Highland, tap. Age 3 to adult.
Flora Pigeau Dance Academy
BC Festival of the Arts provincial winners. RAD registered and certified teachers. Ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical.
Tyra Sergeant, Artistic Director/Owner
Goh Ballet Academy
Internationally renowned and recognized for high calibre ballet training and performances. Encompasses all levels.
GSG Productions Inc.
Multi-faceted entertainment and performing arts company, specializing in dance.
Ballet, contemporary, creative dance, tap, jazz.
Kim Stevenson, Artistic Director
Harbour Dance Centre
Adult drop in studio ages 16 +. Ballet, jazz, contemporary, street jazz, hip hop, tap, musical theatre, bellydance.
Pamela Rosa, Moe Brody
Howe Sound Dance Academy
Providing quality training programs in ballet (RAD graded and vocational), jazz (AIDT), modern, lyrical and hip hop.
Shalimar Blanchard, Director
Drop-in dance-based fitness studio.
Innovate Dance Arts (previously Parksville Ballet School)
Raising the barre in dance education.
the IT Factor
Dance fit classes.
Jai Govinda Dance Academy
Classical dance of India; bharata natyam.
Jai Govinda, Artistic Director
JC Dance Co.
Ballroom dance company that offers exclusive private lessons, as well as performers for various events.
Joel Marasigan & Clara Shih Marasigan, founders
Jazzmatazz Dance Company
Ballroom and swing classes, socials.
Judy Russell’s Enchainement Dance Centre
Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theatre. Children and adults.
A cultural performing arts group dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Filipino folk heritage.
Karen Pitkethly, Artistic Director
Butoh and modern dance classes taught at Harbour Dance Centre (927 Granville St).
Jay Hirabayashi, Executive Director
Contemporary training company offering outstanding performance opportunities for aspiring professional dancers. Ages 17+.
The Landing Dance Centre
Ballet, modern, tap, jazz, private technique, master classes, workshops. Artists in Residence Program for dance professionals.
Brenna McLaud, Founder/ Director
Lava (Lana O'Keefe) is a bellydance instructor, performer and director/choreographer of Tribal Fusion bellydance troupe Sisters of Alchemy.
Lorita Leung Dance Academy
One of Canada’s largest Chinese dance training schools, since 1970.
Lynda Raino Dance
Victoria’s dance centre for adults. Modern, ballet, hip hop, flamenco, floor barre.
MacKenzie School of Dance
Cecchetti ballet, creative dance, Highland, contemporary. Training for age 3 & up.
Patricia MacKenzie, Artistic Director
Pivotal contemporary dance development for young emerging professionals.
David Raymond, Tiffany Tregarthen, Artistic Directors
MoonDance Dynamic Arts School
West African dance and drumming, Afro-Columbian dance, Afro-contemporary dance, bhangra, modern dance, creative dance.
Lynn Weaver, Director
For people who like to dance for fun, fitness, and personal enjoyment.
The Move Dance Centre
Dance classes for children and adults.
Fort St John
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy
Recreational, competitive and performative classes for boys and girls aged 4 to adult.
Nora Pickett, Founder and Senior Artistic Director
North Vancouver and Richmond
North Shore Academy of Dancing
Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, preschool programs; performing company.
Dylan Steyns, Principal and Artistic Director
OneDance Creative Art Centre
Ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, Irish dance, acro, musical theatre, preschool dance, tap.
Orr Vancouver Israeli Dance School
Classes for children and young adults.
Offers professional training programs in ballet and classes in modern and jazz.
Li Yaming, Artistic Director
Pacific Dance Centre
The Paul Tavai-Latta Polynesian Dancers & Co.
Polynesian dance, music, culture classes, workshops & revues.
Paul Tavai-Latta, Director
Perform Art Studios
Ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre.
Miranda Widgery-Webber, Artistic Director
Hoopdance is easy to learn, empowering and promises a strong sculpted body.
Nicole Farley, Director
Pro Arté Centre
Provides holistic and inspired training to young dancers intending to pursue a career in dance.
Project CPR (Choreographic Practice and Research)
Annual choreographic research platform for ensemble creation.
Claire French, Artistic Director
Richmond Academy of Dance
Intensive training in classical ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, tap, hip hop, acting and voice.
Heather Joosten-Fair, Co-Director
RNB Dance & Theatre Arts Society
Dance classes from 2 years to adult, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, acro and contemporary.
Hayley Walker, Artistic Director
School of Music and Dance
Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop. Three locations.
White Rock, Guildford, Walnut Grove
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Classes in modern, ballet, tap, and jazz. All ages and levels.
Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz, Shiamak’s Indo Funk, classes and schools program.
Vancouver, Surrey, North Vancouver, Burnaby
Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts – Dance
BFA Dance, extended minor in Dance, joint degree/diploma with National Ballet School Teacher Training Program.
South Asian Arts
Training in Indian dances including bhangra, music.
Gurpreet Sian, Director
Spectrum City Dance
Dance education for students age 3 to grade 12 and beyond. Recreational and competitive programs.
Spiral Dance Co. Ltd
Recreational: jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, all ages. Competitive: all above plus modern, contemporary, pointe.
Loretta Sramek, Owner/Artistic Director
Surrey International Folk Dancing Society
Weekly recreational international folk dancing includes teaching and requests; available to perform in the community.
Argentine tango & Nuevo Tango.
Dan Falk, Instructor
Tri-City Dance Centre
Training for students aged 3-19: ballet (RAD), jazz, tap (AIDT), hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre.
Shannon Stewardson, Owner and Artistic Director
Tropak Ukrainian Dance Theatre
Semi-professional Ukrainian dance, refined through the prism of classical ballet technique.
Stephania Johnson, Dancer Representative
Urban Dance Company
Classes for ages 3+, beginner to professional. Competitive and recreational classes in 30+ genres.
Wendy Riley, Director
Vancouver Academy of Ballroom Dance
Thorough and comprehensive training program in ballroom dance instruction.
Vancouver Academy of Dance
Training offered in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, breakdancin', Chinese dance.
Richmond and Vancouver
Vancouver Academy of Music
Ballet program offers a structured training environment with the flexibility of allowing for individual goals.
Vancouver International Folk Dancers
VIFD is a dance club, everyone is invited.
Susan Pinkham, President
Vancouver Junior Professional Division
Dedicated to advancing the art of ballet training and providing its students with artistic guidance, coaching and mentorship.
Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Tap, jazz, hip hop and musical theatre from 3 years to 103.
Anna Kramer, Manager
Victoria School of Contemporary Dance
Centre for contemporary dance training, beginners to professionals, youth to adults.
World Dance Co.
Vancouver’s most complete Latin dance studio specializing in salsa, tango, mambo, chacha, flamenco & more!
Erika Sanchez, Director
Yumeko Dance Company
Hip hop classes.