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Welcome to Vancouver Academy of Dance - Ballet Programs.

Located in the heart of Richmond, BC, the Vancouver Academy of Dance (VAD) is a premier institution dedicated to nurturing and developing ballet talent. Our ballet program is designed to build a strong technical foundation and guide students from beginner to pre-professional stages. Accredited by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), VAD adheres to the highest international standards. Our team includes three esteemed instructors who are not only examiners but also integral members of our faculty.

Ballet Programs in Richmond


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Beginner: For those new to ballet, focusing on basic techniques and foundational skills. Students will learn essential positions, movements, and the basics of ballet etiquette.

Intermediate: For dancers with some ballet experience looking to refine their technique and expand their repertoire. Classes emphasize developing strength, flexibility, and musicality.

Advanced: For dedicated dancers aiming to perfect their technique and performance abilities. These classes include complex choreography and advanced technical training.

Pre-professional: For those preparing for a career in ballet, offering intensive training and performance opportunities. This level prepares students for auditions and professional engagements.

  • Accreditation: Our program is accredited by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), ensuring our training meets international standards.

  • Expert faculty: Our instructors are not only experienced teachers but also RAD International examiners. Their expertise guarantees a high-quality education that aligns with the best practices in ballet training

  • Comprehensive curriculum: From the basics to advanced techniques, our curriculum is designed to develop well-rounded dancers equipped with the skills needed for professional ballet careers.

  • Performance opportunities: Students have the chance to participate in recitals, competitions, and community events, gaining valuable stage experience and showcasing their talent.

Why Choose Our Ballet Program?

Our distinguished faculty includes experienced and dedicated instructors who are committed to providing the highest quality of ballet education:

Our Ballet Instructors At Vancouver Academy  Of Dance

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Sevrin Emnacen-Boyd

Audition & Prerequistes

Certain programs require auditions and prerequisite training to ensure students are placed in classes that best suit their skill level and goals:

  • Lyrical, Jazz, Acrobatic, Contemporary, and Chinese Dance: Require prior ballet training for competitive levels.

  • K-pop, Hip Hop: Open to all levels, with competitive options available based on skill assessment.

Among them, three instructors serve as examiners for the RAD and ISTD, ensuring our students receive education aligned with international standards.


At Vancouver Academy of Dance, we are committed to providing a supportive and inspiring environment for all ballet dancers. Whether you are just beginning your ballet journey or preparing for a professional career, our experienced instructors are here to guide you every step of the way.

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