BC Training

BC Dance Directory: Training

Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy
Flamenco dance instruction for all levels for adults/children & professional dance company.
Kasandra Lea, President
Vancouver
www.mozaicoflamenco.com

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
Sidney 
www.allegroperformingartscentre.com

Ammara Dance Company
Classes and workshops; belly dance, salsa, capoeira, drumming.
Lisa Jordan, Owner/Director
New Westminster
www.ammara.ca

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
West Vancouver
www.annawyman.com

Argentine Tango Lab
Tango classes, performances, events and milongas in Vancouver
Vancouver
www.argentinetangolab.com

Arthur Murray Dance Studio Vancouver
Latin and Ballroom, certified instructors. Serving Vancouver since 1948.
Vancouver
www.amdance.info

Arts Umbrella
Teaches excellence in technical skill, artistic expression and lifestyle balance, offering beginner to career-level training.
Artemis Gordon, Director of Dance
Vancouver
www.artsumbrella.com/dance

AUUC School of Dance
Ukrainian folk-stage dance: vibrant & exhilarating. Classical ballet, character dance, partner work, recitals and competition.
Laurel Lawry, Artistic Director
Vancouver
www.auucvancouver.ca

­­Baila Vancouver Dance School
Group and private lessons in Argentine tango, cha-cha, bachata, merengue and Kizomba.
Nina Perez, Director
Vancouver
www.bailavancouver.com

Ballet Bloch Canada  
Classical ballet training school, offering professional and foundation coaching, plus ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet examinations.     
Tracy-Lea Bloch, Artistic Director  
North Vancouver
www.balletbloch.com

Ballet Fit Classes
Ballet-inspired workout using principles of classical dance with elements of barre, cardio, core and flexibility.
Suzy Kaitman, Creator and Owner
Vancouver
www.balletfitclasses.com

Bishop Dance Productions (previously Dance Gallery)
Provide supportive, encouraging dance instruction to all students in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Kamloops
www.bishopdance.com

Boston Dance Collective
Tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, modern and acrobatics and contemporary.
Victoria
www.bostondanceco.com

Bravo Dance Company
Salsa school.
Vancouver
www.bravodancecompany.com

Bringing Artists Together Project
Ballet and contemporary classes; choreography woven into multimedia collaborations with professional and emerging artists.
Linda Arkelian, Director
Vancouver
www.facebook.com/groups/52099500512/?fref=ts

Burnaby International Folk Dancers
We learn, teach, and perform folk dances from many cultures, including French Canada.
Jane Kupfer, President
New Westminster
www.burnabyfolkdance.org

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
Victoria
www.ccpacanada.com

Catalyst Dance
Training, performance, professional development for dancers aged 18+.
Vancouver
Desiree Dunbar, Founder
www.catalystdance.net

Caulfield School of Dance
Ballet (including Royal Academy of Dance examination preparation) modern/contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, musical theatre.
Cori Caulfield, Principal
Port Moody
www.caulfield.bc.ca

Centro Flamenco
The art of flamenco at western Canada’s leading flamenco school.
Rosario Ancer, Director
Vancouver
www.centroflamenco.com

Ceroc Social Dance Nights Canada
Ceroc/modern jive is a fun fusion of swing and salsa with no complicated footwork.
Kerry O’Donoghue, Owner
Vancouver
www.cerocvancouver.ca

The Coast Academy of Dance and Performing Arts
Ballet, jazz, modern classes. Serving the Sunshine Coast area for more than two decades.
Sechelt
www.coastdance.com

Creator’s Arts Centre
Dance and drama school providing training for the performing arts in a Christian environment.
Kelowna
www.creatorsarts.com

Dance Barn Studio
Hip hop, contemporary, ballet, tap jazz for all levels/ages.
Sandy Rosen, Director
Langley
www.dancebarnstudio.com

Dance Co.
Recreational, competitive and company class options, beginners to advanced, in jazz, tap, ballet and hip hop.
Marlowe Windsor-Menard, Founder
Vancouver
www.danceco.com

Dance Divine
A weekly, un-facilitated ecstatic free-style dance event and authentic movement practice.
Jelena Marda
Vancouver
www.dancedivine.ca

Dance North Ballroom Dance Club
Ballroom, swing, tango.
Prince George
www.dancenorth.ca

Dance Unlimited
Ages 2 to adult. Jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, tap and musical theatre.
Lindsay Tusche and Barb Stokes, Artistic Directors
Victoria
www.danceunlimited.ca

Dancestreams
Pre-professional repertory company for Vancouver Island.  Training & performance opportunities for youth age 11- 19.
Patricia MacKenzie, Artistic Director
Parksville
www.dancestreams.ca

DanceVancouver.ca
Teaching all levels of salsa from absolute beginners to performance level.
Patrick Moriarity, Head Instructor/Director
Vancouver
www.dancevancouver.ca

Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio
Professional instruction and social dance events in salsa, bachata, kizomba, tango and other partner dances.
Jennifer Dancey, Director
Vancouver
www.danceyballroom.com

Danzmode Productions
Produces award winning choreography, dancers and shows. Classes/choreography in all forms of dance.
Rachael Poirier, Owner and Studio Director
Burnaby
www.danzmodeproductions.com

Debbie Lee Dance Company
Classical ballet, contemporary, cultural dance forms. All ages. Professional, pre-professional, recreational divisions. Downtown and Kitsilano.
Debbie Lee, Director
Vancouver
www.debbieleedance.com

De Danaan School of Irish Dance
Burnaby
www.dedanaan.ca

Excalibur Theatre Arts Co.
Ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, Highland, tap. Age 3 to adult.
Prince George
www.excaliburarts.com

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
Surrey
www.florapigeaudance.com

Goh Ballet Academy
Internationally renowned and recognized for high calibre ballet training and performances. Encompasses all levels.
Vancouver
www.gohballet.com

GSG Productions Inc.
Multi-faceted entertainment and performing arts company, specializing in dance.
Vancouver
www.gsgproductions.ca

The Happening
Ballet, contemporary, creative dance, tap, jazz.
Kim Stevenson, Artistic Director
Vancouver
www.thehappeningdance.com

Harbour Dance Centre
Adult drop in studio ages 16 +. Ballet, jazz, contemporary, street jazz, hip hop, tap, musical theatre, bellydance.
Pamela Rosa, Moe Brody
Vancouver
www.harbourdance.com

­­­­Howe Sound Dance Academy
Providing quality training programs in ballet (RAD graded and vocational), jazz (AIDT), modern, lyrical and hip hop.
Shalimar Blanchard, Director 
Brackendale
www.howesounddance.com

iDance Studios
Drop-in dance-based fitness studio.
Vancouver
www.idancevancouver.com

Innovate Dance Arts (previously Parksville Ballet School)
Raising the barre in dance education.
Parksville
www.innovatedancearts.com

the IT Factor
Dance fit classes.
Johanna Ward
Vancouver
www.theitfactor.ca

Jai Govinda Dance Academy
Classical dance of India; bharata natyam.
Jai Govinda, Artistic Director
Vancouver
www.mandalarts.ca

JC Dance Co.
Ballroom dance company that offers exclusive private lessons, as well as performers for various events. 
Joel Marasigan & Clara Shih Marasigan, founders
Vancouver
www.jcdanceco.com

Jazzmatazz Dance Company
Ballroom and swing classes, socials.
Prince George
www.jazzmatazzdance.ca

Judy Russell’s Enchainement Dance Centre
Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theatre. Children and adults.
Prince George
www.judyrusselldance.com

Kababayang Pilipino
A cultural performing arts group dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Filipino folk heritage.
Veejay Correa
Vancouver
www.kababayangpilipino.org

Karen Flamenco
Flamenco dance.
Karen Pitkethly, Artistic Director
Vancouver
www.karenflamenco.com

­­Kokoro Dance
Butoh and modern dance classes taught at Harbour Dance Centre (927 Granville St).
Jay Hirabayashi, Executive Director
Vancouver
www.kokoro.ca

Lamondance
Contemporary training company offering outstanding performance opportunities for aspiring professional dancers. Ages 17+.
North Vancouver
www.lamondance.com

The Landing Dance Centre
Ballet, modern, tap, jazz, private technique, master classes, workshops. Artists in Residence Program for dance professionals.
Brenna McLaud, Founder/ Director
Vancouver
www.thelandingdance.com

Lava Studio
Lava (Lana O'Keefe) is a bellydance instructor, performer and director/choreographer of Tribal Fusion bellydance troupe Sisters of Alchemy.
Vancouver
www.lavastudio.ca

Lorita Leung Dance Academy
One of Canada’s largest Chinese dance training schools, since 1970.
Richmond
www.chinesedance.ca

Lynda Raino Dance
Victoria’s dance centre for adults. Modern, ballet, hip hop, flamenco, floor barre.
Victoria
www.lyndarainodance.com

MacKenzie School of Dance
Cecchetti ballet, creative dance, Highland, contemporary. Training for age 3 & up.
Patricia MacKenzie, Artistic Director
Port Alberni
www.mackenziedance.ca

Modus Operandi
Pivotal contemporary dance development for young emerging professionals.
David Raymond, Tiffany Tregarthen, Artistic Directors
Vancouver
www.outinnerspace.ca/mo/

MoonDance Dynamic Arts School
West African dance and drumming, Afro-Columbian dance, Afro-contemporary dance, bhangra, modern dance, creative dance.
Lynn Weaver, Director
Shawnigan Lake
www.MoonDanceArts.ca

Mr. Dance
For people who like to dance for fun, fitness, and personal enjoyment.
Vancouver
www.mrdance.ca

The Move Dance Centre
Dance classes for children and adults.
Fort St John
www.themovedancecentre.ca

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
www.eireborn.net

North Shore Academy of Dancing
Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, preschool programs; performing company.
Dylan Steyns, Principal and Artistic Director
North Vancouver
www.nsad.ca

Okanagan Dance Studios
Classes in ballet, ballroom, jazz, tap, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre.
Penticton
www.okanagandance.com

OneDance Creative Art Centre
Ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, Irish dance, acro, musical theatre, preschool dance, tap.
Susan Heimsoth
North Vancouver
www.danceschoolsvancouver.ca

Orr Vancouver Israeli Dance School
Classes for children and young adults.
Vancouver
www.jccgv.com

Pacific DanceArts
Offers professional training programs in ballet and classes in modern and jazz.
Li Yaming, Artistic Director
Vancouver
www.pacificdancearts.ca

Pacific Dance Centre
Victoria
www.pacificdancecentre.com

The Paul Tavai-Latta Polynesian Dancers & Co.
Polynesian dance, music, culture classes, workshops & revues.
Paul Tavai-Latta, Director
Surrey
www.paullatta.com

Perform Art Studios
Ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre.
Miranda Widgery-Webber, Artistic Director
North Vancouver
www.performartstudios.com

Pixie Hoops
Hoopdance is easy to learn, empowering and promises a strong sculpted body.
Nicole Farley, Director
Vancouver
www.pixiehoops.com

Pro Arté Centre
Provides holistic and inspired training to young dancers intending to pursue a career in dance.
North Vancouver
www.proartecentre.com

Project CPR (Choreographic Practice and Research)
Annual choreographic research platform for ensemble creation.
Claire French, Artistic Director
Vancouver
www.projectcpr.wordpress.com

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
Richmond
www.richmondacademyofdance.com

RNB Dance & Theatre Arts Society
Dance classes from 2 years to adult, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, acro and contemporary.
Hayley Walker, Artistic Director
North Vancouver
www.rnbdance.ca

School of Music and Dance
Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop. Three locations.
White Rock, Guildford, Walnut Grove
www.musicanddance.org

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Classes in modern, ballet, tap, and jazz. All ages and levels.
Burnaby
www.shadboltcentre.com

Shiamak Vancouver
Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz, Shiamak’s Indo Funk, classes and schools program.
Vancouver, Surrey, North Vancouver, Burnaby
www.shiamak.ca/vancouver

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.
Vancouver
www.sfu.ca/sca

South Asian Arts
Training in Indian dances including bhangra, music.
Gurpreet Sian, Director
Surrey
www.southasianarts.ca

Spectrum City Dance
Dance education for students age 3 to grade 12 and beyond. Recreational and competitive programs.
Prince Rupert
www.spectrumcitydance.ca

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
White Rock
www.spiraldance.ca

Surrey International Folk Dancing Society
Weekly recreational international folk dancing includes teaching and requests; available to perform in the community.                 
Surrey
www.surreyfolkdance.org

Tango Moderna
Argentine tango & Nuevo Tango.
Dan Falk, Instructor
Vancouver
www.TangoModerna.com

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       
Coquitlam
www.tricitydance.com

­Tropak Ukrainian Dance Theatre
Semi-professional Ukrainian dance, refined through the prism of classical ballet technique.
Stephania Johnson, Dancer Representative
Richmond
www.tropak.ca

Urban Dance Company
Classes for ages 3+, beginner to professional. Competitive and recreational classes in 30+ genres.
Wendy Riley, Director
Richmond
www.urbandanceco.com

Vancouver Academy of Ballroom Dance
Thorough and comprehensive training program in ballroom dance instruction.
Vancouver
www.teachballroomdancing.ca

Vancouver Academy of Dance
Training offered in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, breakdancin', Chinese dance.
Richmond and Vancouver
www.vancouverdance.com

Vancouver Academy of Music
Ballet program offers a structured training environment with the flexibility of allowing for individual goals.
Vancouver
www.vancouveracademyofmusic.com

Vancouver International Folk Dancers
VIFD is a dance club, everyone is invited.       
Susan Pinkham, President
Vancouver
www.vcn.bc.ca/vifd

Vancouver Junior Professional Division
Dedicated to advancing the art of ballet training and providing its students with artistic guidance, coaching and mentorship.
North Vancouver
www.vjpd.ca

Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Tap, jazz, hip hop and musical theatre from 3 years to 103.
Anna Kramer, Manager
Vancouver
www.vantapdance.com

Victoria School of Contemporary Dance
Centre for contemporary dance training, beginners to professionals, youth to adults.
Victoria
www.vscdance.com

World Dance Co.
Vancouver’s most complete Latin dance studio specializing in salsa, tango, mambo, chacha, flamenco & more!
Erika Sanchez, Director
Burnaby
www.worlddanceco.com

Yumeko Dance Company
Hip hop classes.
Yumeko Kon
Vancouver
www.facebook.com/yumekodancecompany