Browse Our Richmond Dance Classes and Schedules


At Vancouver Academy of Dance, our mission is to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to dance with classes tailored for people of all ages and skill levels. We’re renowned for producing versatile dancers who are comfortable with a variety of styles. We believe dancing is a phenomenal way for youngsters to express their creativity, enthusiasm and energy! If you’re looking for a fun, social activity for your children, we welcome you to give us a call to discuss our dance classes in Richmond and Vancouver. On this page you can find detailed information on our different dance programs as well as our dance schedules. Please contact us for more information on the specific fees.


Ballet | Jazz | Lyrical | Contemporary

Tap | Hip Hop | Breakdance | K-Pop | Acrobatics | Stretch & Strength



Ballet – General Division


Develop proper alignment, posture, technical strength and grace. Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. VAD offers Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance ballet curriculums.


Jazz dance is accompanied by the popular music of today. This style of dance is energetic and high impact. Classes consist of the fundamental technical areas such as kicks, turns, jumps, footwork and flexibility.


Lyrical dance is heavily influenced by ballet and jazz technique. The distinguishing feature of lyrical dance is that the dancers must emote or interpret the lyrics of the music with their movement and expression.


Contemporary dance is an expressive dance style incorporated from various genres such as modern, ballet, jazz, and lyrical striving to connect the mind and body. Contemporary dance combines controlled legwork, floor work, improvisation, and the use of the torso. Students are introduced to a variety of contemporary dance techniques including: Cunningham, Horton, Graham and Limon.


Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.


Hip Hop dance refers to street dance which includes a wide range of styles including: locking, popping, waving and tutting. Hip hop dance is performed to a variety of music styles, however rap, hip hop, funk, pop, and R&B tend to be the most common.


Breakdance is one of the four pillars of hip hop culture (the others being MCing, DJing, and graffiti writing). Breakin’ includes three basic elements: toprock, downrock and power moves.


K-Pop dance is inspired by the dance moves made famous in the music videos of Korea’s K-Pop stars (Psy, 2NE1, Big Bang, Girl’s Generation, G-Dragon, F(x) etc.).


Acrobatics is a combination of gymnastics and dance technique. It is an excellent conditioning class where students will learn to develop their flexibility, tumbling and hand balancing skills. Acrobatic skills are an asset to all dance disciplines. Instructors are trained in Acrobatic Arts, Alixia Flexibility and TADA curriculums.


Stretch & Strength is primarily a conditioning class meant to supplement all other disciplines. Students will complete a variety of low impact strengthening and resistance exercises. They will also focus on improving their flexibility and extensions.


BALLET - General Division

Program Day Time
Pre Ballet (3 - 5 years) Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Pre Ballet (3 - 5 years) Sunday 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Kinder Ballet (5 - 7 years) Saturday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Kinder Ballet (5 - 7 years) Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pre-Primary Ballet Saturday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Pre-Primary Ballet Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

BALLET - Examination and Performance/Competitive Division

Entrance Requirements: Students must have successfully passed the previous level for entrance into the next grade; or by audition. Students must have attended VAD’s 2016 Summer School Examination Program.

Students will be entered for Examinations at the discretion of the instructor/director. Students on pointe are required to enroll in a minimum of 3 lessons per week.

*Supplementary classes are recommended for further strengthening of student’s technique. Please inquire with the Director for the appropriate supplementary classes.

Program Day Time
Primary Sunday
3:15 AM - 4:15 PM
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Ballet Grade 1 Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Ballet Grade 2 Sunday
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Ballet Grade 3 Sunday
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ballet Grade 4 Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Ballet Grade 5 Sunday
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Ballet Grade 6 Prep/Pre-Pointe Sunday
12:45 PM 2:15 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ballet Grade 6/Pointe I Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ballet Grade 7/Pointe II Sunday
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ballet Grade 8/Pointe III Saturday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Senior (Open) Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Intermediate (RAD) Requirements: students must be enrolled in Grade 6+ concurrently for this Vocational Graded Program Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Advanced Foundation (RAD) Requirement: by invitation/audition only Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Advanced Requirement: by invitation/audition only Tuesday
4:15 PM - 7:15 PM
5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Program Day Time
Acro Children Thursday 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Acro Kidz/Youth Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:15 PM
K-Pop Sunday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Junior Tap Monday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Children/Kidz Hip Hop Thursday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Kidz/Youth Hip Hop Sunday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Jazz Saturday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Stretch & Strength Thursday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Hip Hop Thursday 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Contemporary Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakin’ I Requirement: students must be enrolled in Hip Hop concurrently Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Breakin’ II Requirement: students must be enrolled in Hip Hop concurrently Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ACROBATICS - Performance / Competitive Division

Entrance requirements: entrance into the Acro Performance/Competitive Division is by invitation/audition only. Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 2 hours of dance/week to supplement Acro training.

Program Day Time
Acro II Thursday 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Acro III Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

HIP HOP CREWS - Performance / Competitive Division

Entrance requirements: entrance into the Hip Hop Crews Performance/Competitive Division is by invitation/audition only.

Program Day Time
Young Dragonz RED/BLUE Thursday
4:45 PM - 6:15 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
VAD Crew Saturday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

TAP JAZZ LYRICAL - Performance / Competitive Division

Entrance requirements: students enrolled in the Tap/Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary Performance Program are required to take a minimum of one ballet class/week for technical training. Entrance into the Performance Division is by invitation/audition only.

Program Day Time
Elementary Tap Monday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Senior Tap Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Junior Jazz Saturday 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Pre-Inter Jazz/Lyrical Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pre-Sr Jazz/Lyrical Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Sr Jazz/Lyrical Friday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Program Day Time
Pre-Inter Jazz/Lyrical Tech Wednesday 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Pre-Senior Jazz/Lyrical Tech Tuesday 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Senior Jazz/Lyrical Tech Friday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Senior Ballet Tech (Open) Friday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Senior Hip Hop Tech Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Junior Jazz tech Saturday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Contemporary Tech Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


BALLET - General Division

VAD’s basic dance program emphasizes technique, artistic expression, and the joy of dance. All students will perform in VAD’s Annual Year End Recital held in June.

Classes commence Monday, September 11, 2017.

Class Day Time
Primary Ballet Monday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Intermediate/Pre-Senior Ballet Monday
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pointe I Monday
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Senior Ballet Thursday
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Pointe II Thursday
7:45 PM - 8:15 PM
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Contemporary I/II Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Registrations for all locations must be made through the Richmond location.
For fees and an assessment, please contact the registrar.
Phone: 604-231-8293
Chinese phone line: 778-822-8293


We are the only studio in Western Canada to offer this professional acrobatic program


If you’d like to learn more about our dance academy, our faculty or our programs, give us a call


We’ve performed internationally in cities such as New York, Victoria, Calgary and Macau

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