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Top Dance Classes for Kids in Vancouver

Published Jan 23, 2020 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

So many dance lessons are available in the area, but which one should you choose? Ballet, jazz, hip hop . . . ? Here is a list of some great dance providers in Vancouver to help you choose the right class for your young dancer.

Top Kids' Dance Classes in Vancouver, BC  

Boogaloo Academy

Boogaloo offers classes for all ages and levels in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, theatre arts, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, breakin’ dj workshops, and more! Of special note is their award winning Professional Division in classical and urban dance styles. The faculty of exemplary role models inspires students to achieve artistic and technical excellence while nurturing all aspects of their development.

Photo Credit: Boogaloo Academy

World Dance Co.

Located in the heart of Burnaby, World Dance is the most complete dance studio in the Lower Mainland specializing in Latin dances plus regular dance classes. Their mandate is to provide the best quality instruction at the most affordable prices.

Kids' classes are offered in hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, and Latin dance.

Photo Credit: World Dance Company

Gateway Theatre

The Gateway Academy offers year-round acting and musical theatre classes for youth ages 6 to 18. Professional actors, directors, playwrights, and choreographers instruct classes, giving students transferable, practical, creative and real world skills.

They provide process-based learning in which students are trained to strengthen vital skills for vibrant self expression.

Photo Credit: Gateway Theatre

Place des Arts

PDA is a long established arts centre and music school in Coquitlam. Youth and teen dance classes are offered in ballet, acrobatic dance, lyrical dance, jazz dance, hip hop, song and dance, contemporary, and tap at all levels, from recreational to pre-professional training. Highly skilled dance and movement teachers take pride in making sure all students receive personalized attention.

Gabriela's Movement Studio

Gabriela's Movement Studio offers high quality ballet, creative movement, and art classes specialized for children from 2 to 9 years old.

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.

Photo Credit: Gabriela's Movement Studio


For something a bit different than traditional dance classes, CircusWest's classes are a great option. CircusWest is Vancouver’s circus performing arts society, a comprehensive circus arts centre for all ages.

Intro dance class offerings include acrobatics and trampoline, as well as a general intro to circus arts. Intermediate and advanced classes are available as well, most notably their Dance Technique for Circus class. 

Photo Credit: CircusWest

Panorama Dance

Panorama School of Dance has been teaching children how to dance in Surrey and Delta for over three decades. The studio offers ballet lessons that follow the high standards set by the Royal Academy of Dance. But lessons are also offered in jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, and stage. Dedicated students are given the opportunity to perform in solo, duo, or group dance performances.

For dancers who want more opportunities to perform locally and abroad, the Panorama Youth Company, a pre-professional youth dance company, is a good option.

Photo Credit: Panorama Dance

Don't go anywhere! ChatterBlock has a comprehensive directory of more dance program providers and other types of classes. Visit our Camps & Classes page to find and book the right program for your child. You can filter by your child's interest—such as dance, martial arts, sports, or STEM— to find the type of program you're looking for faster.

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