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. Our mandate is to provide the best quality instruction at the most affordable prices. Many of our instructors have won major competitions in Canada & abroad, plus we provide mentoring, theater recitals, competitions, and pro divisions.
World Dance Co. is our dance studio & Grupo America is our successful touring dance company, it was formed 19yrs ago by Diego & Erika Sanchez they opened a dance school for the public and formed their dance company. In the last 19 yrs they have received international acclaim winning several world championships plus taking their touring dance company to far away places like Japan, Pakistan & China.
We offer classes for Preschoolers, Kids & Teens:
Monday: Kids Hip Hop (5-9yrs) 4-5pm
Tuesday: Teen Hip Hop (10yrs +) 5-6pm
Wednesday: Preschool Ballet (3-5yrs) 4-4:45pm; Kids Ballet (6-10yrs) 5-6pm
Teen Jazz (8yrs +) 11-12pm
Kids Tap (5-10yrs) 12-1pm
Kids Latin (5-10yrs) 1-2pm
Teen Latin (11yrs +) 2-3pm
Our dance company Grupo America has won: 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 World Cuban Salsa Champion. 2012, 2013 World Latin Dance Cup in Bachata team division. We are the only team in Canada to win these competitions. In 2002 Jean Chretien awarded us Distinguished Latin American artist award during the summit of the America's. Diego Sanchez our artistic director is the 1st licencee in Canada certified by the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in Ottawa given permission to give out Teaching Salsa licences in Western Canada. Diego made the teaching syllabus registered in Ottawa.
Connection to the Community
Over the last 19yrs World Dance Co. has a mandate to provide FREE dance classes for kids and teens who do not have the financial means. Dance scholarships for Kids & Teens that cannot afford dance lessons; Foster kids, kids who's families are on social assistance or EI.
Kids Hip Hop: Teacher is Joma; from The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, he is strict, gifted and for those interested entering competitions he can take those kids to the next level.
Teen Hip Hop: Teacher is Jack; a competitive hip hop instructor, Jack prides himself in teaching a variety of different styles (street, funk, break, pop & lock and more!
Preschool Ballet & Kids Ballet: Teacher is Ciprian Stanulescu, a professional ballet dancer, he graduated in 1994 from the Bucharest Ballet Academy in Romania. He has worked with ballet masters from the Vaganova School of Russia, Great Britain, United States, & a grand prix winner. He is one of the best Ballet instructors in the city right now, and we are very lucky to have him.
Teen Jazz: Joshua comes from California & is a competitive dancer bringing a wealth of knowledge with him in Contemporary, Lyrical & Jazz.
Kids Tap: Chloe from the Vancouver Tap Society has been dancing since she was 3 and loves working with kids.
Kids Latin & Teen Latin:Teacher is Marco, 19yr member of Grupo America Dance Co., has helped GA win 4 World Salsa Champions titles.