August is nearly upon us, which means it’s that time of year again to start planning the little one’s after-school lineup! Stressful? Not to worry- here’s a little glimpse at some of the amazing dance classes for kids in Vancouver. Whether you have a toddler or teen, first-time dancer or aspiring professional, Vancouver has dance classes for kids of all ages! Dancing is not just for kids, why not check out some of the adult dance providers highlighted below as well. And stay tuned to our blog role, because we’ve got more great programs to share with you in the next several weeks!
Gabriela’s Movement Studio
Located in Richmond, Gabriela’s Movement Studio offers high quality Ballet, Creative Movement and Art classes specialized for children from 2 to 9 years old. Gabriela truly cares for her students and it is her mission is to give children a place where they feel safe while exploring movement, dance and ballet. Gabriela is a true believer of the many benefits that a dance education has in the development of the whole child and takes time to recognize individual personalities in order for her students to get the most out of each class. In these wonderful classes the emphasis is not to imitate the teacher, but to discover the dance within each child. In the process, children learn to solve problems, express feelings, cooperate, accept individual differences and engage in activities that increase their self-esteem.
The Landing Dance Center
Located on SW Marine Drive, The Landing Dance Centre is a vibrant dance facility and professional rehearsal space for aspiring and professional dancers. As a central resource for the Vancouver dance community, The Landing Dance Center enables young dancers to train alongside working dance professionals and choreographers to collaborate on diverse and innovative dance projects in a supportive and creative environment. The Landing Dance Centre was established in August 2008 by professional dance artist Brenna McLaud. Her vision is to provide a safe, creative and non-judgmental environment for young aspiring dancers and community artists to train, perform and choreograph in. So far, we think she’s doing an amazing job!
Arts Umbrella’s Dance program is internationally recognized for producing highly employable graduates who are dancing in companies around the world. The high-quality training develops the whole dancer, stressing technique, strength, intellectual and artistic expression, with a focus on health and wellness. The program has a strong foundation in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance forms. Program options range from early learning creative movement classes to career-level dance training, including half-day academic and graduate-level programs.
Jump! is a unique child-focused facility dedicated to teaching fundamental skills that lead to an active life. Jump Gymnastics Vancouver’s carefully designed curriculum is intended to give children the tools they need to be successfully active for their whole lives, regardless of what sports interest them as they grow. They offer children from six months to eight years old the opportunity to explore movement through activities that enhance balance, strength, flexibility, coordination and agility. Also, Jump! understand that every child develops differently – both physically and socially – which is why their classes have a minimum, but not a maximum age. From 6 months to 8 years – there is a class just right for your child.
Harbour Dance Centre
Established in 1985 by partners Danielle Clifford and Pamela Quick-Rosa, and now co-owned by Pamela Rosa, Moe Brody and Sabine Clifford, Harbour Dance is at the center of Vancouver’s dance scene. Their world-class faculty offers a variety of dance classes Vancouver adult dancers of all levels can enjoy. Open 7 days a week with a different schedule of classes every day, Harbour Dance Centre is the perfect choice for everyone from seasoned professionals to adult beginners to enjoy a satisfying dance experience in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Located at 927 Granville Street!
Dance Co.’s well-balanced, carefully structured dance programs offer students a high calibre of training in a caring and nurturing environment. Their impeccable faculty ensures that each student’s artistry, musicality, creativity, and natural abilities are developed while instilling strong technique and joy for dance. Dance Co.’s high-spirited, high-powered rhythmic dance classes fuse body, mind and spirit in an energetic union of music and movement. With 3 divisions and an average of 6 different levels per age group, Dance Co has the perfect program for all levels of dancers.
Other Studios that offer dance classes for kids in Vancouver:
North Shore Celtic Ensemble
Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy
World Dance Co