Place des Arts offers classes in a wide variety of dance styles for all ages, including ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tap, yoga and more, from recreational to competition levels, both online and in-person.

Registration for our Winter/Spring Session Classes begins on November 30.

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Online

In-Person: Adult Ballet-All Levels

18+ years

In-Person: Adult Ballet-Beginner

Six-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person: Adult Ballet-Beginner/Intermediate

Six-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person: Adult Hatha Yoga-All Levels

Six-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person: Adult Hip Hop-All Levels

Six-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person: Adult Jazz and Lyrical Dance- All Levels

18+ years

In-Person: Adult Tap-Advanced Beginner

18+ years

In-Person: Adult Tap-All Levels

Six-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person: Adult Theatrical Dance

18+ years

In-Person: Ballet I

10 – 13 years

In-Person: Ballet I/II

11 – 15 years

In-Person: Ballet II

11 – 14 years

In-Person: Ballet IV

13 – 17 years

In-Person: Ballet Pre-Primary

5 – 6 years

In-Person: Ballet Primary I

7 – 8 years

In-Person: Ballet Primary II

9 – 10 years

In-Person: Dance Conditioning w/ Neuromuscular Re-Patterning

18+ years

In-Person: Dance Sampler

7 – 9 years

In-Person: Hip Hop I

10 – 13 years

In-Person: Hip Hop II/III

13 – 17 years

In-Person: Hip Hop Primary

7 – 9 years

In-Person: Jazz I

10 – 12 years

In-Person: Jazz I/II

11 – 14 years

In-Person: Jazz II

13 – 17 years

In-Person: Lyrical & Contemporary Dance I/II

10 – 14 years

In-Person: Stretch & Strengthen

10 – 17 years

In-Person: Tiny Tutus

Six-week mini session

4 – 5 years

Online: Adult Jazz-Absolute Beginner

Six-week mini session

18+ years

Online: Adult Stretch & Strengthen

Six-week mini session

18+ years

Online: Hip Hop for Kids

6 – 12 years

Online: Jazz Technique

8 – 12 years

Program Overview

This class will cover the fundamentals of ballet and will include barre work and centre exercises. Emphasis will be on proper technique and finding joy within movement. Develop confidence, mental concentration, coordination and grace while having fun and toning your body. 

This class is held in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Classes

24908

WED • Sep 16 - Jun 16 • 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

This class will cover the fundamentals of ballet and will include barre work and centre exercises. Emphasis will be on proper technique and finding joy within movement. Develop confidence, mental concentration, coordination and grace while having fun and toning your body. 

This class is held in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Program Overview

This class will cover the fundamentals of ballet and will include barre work and centre exercises. Emphasis will be on proper technique and finding joy within movement. Develop confidence, mental concentration, coordination and grace while having fun and toning your body. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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Program Overview

Hatha Yoga is an ancient practice that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation to promote health and inner peace. In an environment of self-respect and non-competition, you will improve your concentration, relaxation, flexibility, energy and vitality while aligning with each pose’s true purpose. 

Dress in layers and wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Bring a water bottle, towel and a yoga mat to each class. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Bernadette Rollin

Bernadette Rollin

Adult Visual Arts

Bernadette Rollin was born and raised in Switzerland where from early childhood she loved to draw, paint and do crafts. In 1977, she moved and immigrated to Vancouver.

In 1982 Bernadette began exploring decorative painting which she had fully enjoyed for ten years and by 1992 Bernadette then moved on to discover the beauty of watercolour painting.

Since 1999 the technique and mediums of her art have evolved to include pastels, oils, acrylics, ink stamping and layering of porous material, all of which have challenged her to further explore the inner-depths of her art and creativity. Through the inspiration of Bernadette’s love of gardening, outdoor activities and nature these themes are now being incorporated throughout her art work.

Over the years, Bernadette has continued to develop artistically exploring a variety of techniques, perfecting her skills through studies in drawing and painting courses. Bernadette’s current works incorporate painting larger, semi-abstract mixed media on canvas with varied surfaces complete with bolder and brighter colours.

Bernadette was a Founding Member of the Art Focus Art Group as well as being an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Over the years, Bernadette has participated in many selected solo and group exhibitions with Bernadette’s art work being purchased by a number of Government agencies as well as by collectors around the world.

Currently Bernadette also teaches painting to children and adults, in conjunction with being a yoga instructor.

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Program Overview

In this fun, high-energy hip-hop class, learn the fundamentals of hip-hop movements from grooving to isolations. Improve your coordination, musicality and sense of rhythm, and develop confidence in moving your body to music. 

This class is held in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Program Overview

Discover the many ways you can move your body to music by exploring the dance styles of high-energy jazz and emotional lyrical dance. Each class begins with a cardio warm-up, focusing on building strength, flexibility and technique, and across-the-floor movement to exercise both mind and body. 

This class is held in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Classes

24920

WED • Sep 16 - Jun 16 • 6:45PM - 7:45PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

Stamp, stomp, kick and shuffle in this high-energy tap class. You will work on fundamental tap techniques and develop strength, stability, rhythm, coordination and musicality. 

Not suitable for absolute beginners. Absolute beginners should enroll in Ashley’s sessional Saturday classes.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire. Tap shoes required.

 

Teacher

Shelby Simmons

Shelby Simmons

Dance Sampler, Jazz I, Tap, Adult Tap, Adult Musical Theatre

Dance Bio

Shelby was born with toes tapping! She started dance classes at the age of three and has since had the opportunity to compete and perform with a range of groups over the years. Specializing in tap and musical theatre, Shelby is also trained in jazz, contemporary, street jazz and hip hop.

Shelby has taught recreational to competitive classes in various settings including at the Vancouver Tap Dance Society and numerous public schools. Her training is continuous, and she emphasizes emoting through the dance form in her classes. She is a performer with the non-profit organization Groove Force Productions and will be performing in their upcoming performance Coming Home in December 2018.

Theatre Arts Bio

Shelby has been a passionate and active participant in theatre since she can remember. Starting classes at the age of six, she has been a part of many projects including acting in musicals, one act plays and spoken word performances.

Shelby has experience teaching in multiple settings from competitive to recreational environments including in public schools and for community theatre. Her most recent project involved helping write and direct an original piece of theatre titled Little Black Box that Port Moody Secondary School students performed at MetFest, a district wide theatre festival. She is currently excited to be working on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Port Moody Secondary as the choreographer and director.

Shelby’s training is continuous through workshops involving improvisation, clowning, flocking, puppetry, musical theatre, tap, hip hop and jazz. She also has Viewpoints Training.

Shelby has her Special Education Assistant Certificate and is qualified to teach students with a wide range of ability and needs. She is excited to merge her passions for education, theatre and dance at Place des Arts and is determined to help students feel accomplished in their classes through a fun approach with constructive guidance.

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Classes

24950

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 6:45PM - 7:45PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

Stamp, stomp, kick and shuffle in this high-energy tap class. You will work on fundamental tap techniques and develop strength, stability, rhythm, coordination and musicality. This upbeat class is suitable for beginners and those with previous experience who will have an opportunity to focus on and clarify fundamental techniques. 

This class is held in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Program Overview

Open to all levels, learn the fundamental skills of dancing and acting in an encouraging environment. Learn Broadway-style choreography, important terms and etiquette, and movement exploration and storytelling. 

Wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. For footwear, please wear jazz shoes, bare feet or clean indoor runners.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Shelby Simmons

Shelby Simmons

Dance Sampler, Jazz I, Tap, Adult Tap, Adult Musical Theatre

Dance Bio

Shelby was born with toes tapping! She started dance classes at the age of three and has since had the opportunity to compete and perform with a range of groups over the years. Specializing in tap and musical theatre, Shelby is also trained in jazz, contemporary, street jazz and hip hop.

Shelby has taught recreational to competitive classes in various settings including at the Vancouver Tap Dance Society and numerous public schools. Her training is continuous, and she emphasizes emoting through the dance form in her classes. She is a performer with the non-profit organization Groove Force Productions and will be performing in their upcoming performance Coming Home in December 2018.

Theatre Arts Bio

Shelby has been a passionate and active participant in theatre since she can remember. Starting classes at the age of six, she has been a part of many projects including acting in musicals, one act plays and spoken word performances.

Shelby has experience teaching in multiple settings from competitive to recreational environments including in public schools and for community theatre. Her most recent project involved helping write and direct an original piece of theatre titled Little Black Box that Port Moody Secondary School students performed at MetFest, a district wide theatre festival. She is currently excited to be working on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Port Moody Secondary as the choreographer and director.

Shelby’s training is continuous through workshops involving improvisation, clowning, flocking, puppetry, musical theatre, tap, hip hop and jazz. She also has Viewpoints Training.

Shelby has her Special Education Assistant Certificate and is qualified to teach students with a wide range of ability and needs. She is excited to merge her passions for education, theatre and dance at Place des Arts and is determined to help students feel accomplished in their classes through a fun approach with constructive guidance.

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Classes

24953

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

Equivalent to Cecchetti Grades 1 and 2. Students will progress to a broader level of ballet technique and terminology, develop strength and be introduced to the  Vaganova/Cecchetti method. Students are highly encouraged to attend two classes under this level. This class is suitable for those with over two years of experience. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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Classes

24265

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

Suitable for new students with zero to three years of previous experience or those with a non-ballet dance or sports background wanting to supplement their training with ballet technique. Students will progress to a  broader level of ballet technique and terminology and develop artistry and strength. Students are introduced to the Vaganova/Checchetti method. 

Suitable for those with 0-3 years of experience and/or those who want to supplement their jazz/lyrical/sports training with ballet training.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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Classes

24267

MON • Sep 14 - Jun 14 • 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

Equivalent to Cecchetti Grade 3 and 4. Students will progress to a broader level of ballet technique and terminology and develop strength. There will be a focus on refining technique, artistry and strength. Pointe work may be recommended according to the student’s age and ability.

It is highly recommended to take all Ballet II classes in this level (ie. more than once per week), but not required. This class is suitable for those with over four years of experience. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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Classes

24268

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 6:15PM - 7:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$11.00/class

24269

FRI • Sep 18 - Jun 18 • 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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$10.50/class

Program Overview

Equivalent to Cecchetti Grades 5 and above. Students will continue to develop technique, artistry and strength. Ballet technique and pointe work will continue at a more advanced level according to the student’s age and ability. Students interested in additional classes for further advancement in ballet should speak with the teacher.

Students must enroll in BOTH Ballet IV classes AND the Monday 8:30-9pm Stretch & Strengthen class to join this level. This class is suitable for those with over seven years of experience. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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Classes

24272

MON • Sep 14 - Jun 14 • 7:15PM - 8:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$11.00/class

24273

WED • Sep 16 - Jun 16 • 7:45PM - 9:00PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$11.00/class

Program Overview

Young children will move to music, developing rhythm, musicality and a sense of self-expression. Some improvisation and balletic movement based on a simple structure of age-appropriate exercises will be introduced. No previous dance experience necessary. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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Classes

24258

MON • Sep 14 - Jun 14 • 3:45PM - 4:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.00/class

24260

FRI • Sep 18 - Jun 18 • 3:45PM - 4:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.00/class

Program Overview

The focus of this class is teaching proper alignment. Rhythm, musicality,  flexibility and discipline will continue to be emphasized. This class is suitable for those with zero to two years of experience. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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Classes

24262

FRI • Sep 18 - Jun 18 • 4:45PM - 5:45PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

The focus of this class is teaching proper alignment. Rhythm, musicality,  flexibility and discipline will continue to be emphasized. This class is suitable for those with zero to two years of experience. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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Classes

24263

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 3:45PM - 4:45PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

24264

THU • Sep 17 - Jun 17 • 4:30PM - 5:30PM

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$10.50/class

Program Overview

Suitable for people of all levels, learn a series of mat exercises and standing movements used by professional dancers and athletes to develop optimal posture and movement patterns. Inspired by ballet technique and movements, focus will be on proper form and alignment, body awareness and muscle sequencing. In a gentle and inviting atmosphere, there will be personalized feedback and attention from the teacher to ensure everyone works at their own pace and level. 

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and bring your own yoga mat/towel.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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Program Overview

In this introductory, all-in-one dance class, you’ll explore a variety of dance styles like ballet, jazz and hip hop. Learn the fundamentals of each dance style and have fun doing it! Session classes will vary slightly to give returning students new challenges. 

This class is held in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into funky choreography set to popular music. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Classes

24923

MON • Sep 14 - Jun 14 • 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into funky choreography set to popular music.

Suitable for those with 4+ years of experience.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Classes

24925

MON • Sep 14 - Jun 14 • 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into funky choreography set to popular music. 

Suitable for those with 0-2 years of experience.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Classes

24922

MON • Sep 14 - Jun 14 • 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.00/class

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Classes will focus on strength, flexibility and rhythm. Emphasis will be on technique, turns and jumps.

Suitable for those with 0-3 years of experience


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Michaela Reichenbach

Michaela Reichenbach

Dance

Michaela Reichenbach was a Toronto based dancer, instructor and choreographer before moving to Vancouver. In 2015, Michaela received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University Performance Dance program, and since has been performing and teaching. She also in 2020 received her 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certificate.

 

Michaela’s love for dance and continued training has gifted her the opportunity to train under mentors from companies including The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre, Cirque du Soleil and more. She has also had the privilege of working with multiple Toronto based choreographers/artists such as Alysa Pires (Toronto Fringe Festival), who inspired her to follow her goal of becoming a dance instructor.

Michaela’s love for dance has given her the opportunity to dance all over the world. Michaela was invited to train and perform at Springboard Danse Montreal where she was fortunate enough to perform works by Alexander Ekman (Sweden) and LoudHoundMovement (New York City). Michaela also travelled to Greece to perform as a dancer and actor and most recently in 2017 travelled to Dubai to perform Aladdin with Creativiva Company.

Michaela has always had a passion to teach dance since the age of 6. She started to instruct at the age of 15 and instantly fell in love with sharing her passion for dance with her students. She is excited to meet, have fun and dance with her students this fall 2020 at Place des Arts.

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24957

WED • Sep 16 - Jun 16 • 4:30PM - 5:30PM

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$10.50/class

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Classes will focus on strength, flexibility and rhythm. Emphasis will be on technique, turns and jumps.

Suitable for those with 0-3 years of experience.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Michaela Reichenbach

Michaela Reichenbach

Dance

Michaela Reichenbach was a Toronto based dancer, instructor and choreographer before moving to Vancouver. In 2015, Michaela received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University Performance Dance program, and since has been performing and teaching. She also in 2020 received her 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certificate.

 

Michaela’s love for dance and continued training has gifted her the opportunity to train under mentors from companies including The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre, Cirque du Soleil and more. She has also had the privilege of working with multiple Toronto based choreographers/artists such as Alysa Pires (Toronto Fringe Festival), who inspired her to follow her goal of becoming a dance instructor.

Michaela’s love for dance has given her the opportunity to dance all over the world. Michaela was invited to train and perform at Springboard Danse Montreal where she was fortunate enough to perform works by Alexander Ekman (Sweden) and LoudHoundMovement (New York City). Michaela also travelled to Greece to perform as a dancer and actor and most recently in 2017 travelled to Dubai to perform Aladdin with Creativiva Company.

Michaela has always had a passion to teach dance since the age of 6. She started to instruct at the age of 15 and instantly fell in love with sharing her passion for dance with her students. She is excited to meet, have fun and dance with her students this fall 2020 at Place des Arts.

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24960

THU • Sep 17 - Jun 17 • 5:45PM - 6:45PM

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$10.50/class

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Classes will focus on strength, flexibility and rhythm. Emphasis will be on technique, turns and jumps.

Suitable for those with 3-6 years of experience.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Michaela Reichenbach

Michaela Reichenbach

Dance

Michaela Reichenbach was a Toronto based dancer, instructor and choreographer before moving to Vancouver. In 2015, Michaela received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University Performance Dance program, and since has been performing and teaching. She also in 2020 received her 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certificate.

 

Michaela’s love for dance and continued training has gifted her the opportunity to train under mentors from companies including The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre, Cirque du Soleil and more. She has also had the privilege of working with multiple Toronto based choreographers/artists such as Alysa Pires (Toronto Fringe Festival), who inspired her to follow her goal of becoming a dance instructor.

Michaela’s love for dance has given her the opportunity to dance all over the world. Michaela was invited to train and perform at Springboard Danse Montreal where she was fortunate enough to perform works by Alexander Ekman (Sweden) and LoudHoundMovement (New York City). Michaela also travelled to Greece to perform as a dancer and actor and most recently in 2017 travelled to Dubai to perform Aladdin with Creativiva Company.

Michaela has always had a passion to teach dance since the age of 6. She started to instruct at the age of 15 and instantly fell in love with sharing her passion for dance with her students. She is excited to meet, have fun and dance with her students this fall 2020 at Place des Arts.

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24961

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 4:45PM - 5:45PM

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$10.50/class

Program Overview

Lyrical and contemporary dance is an expressive form of dance incorporating jazz, ballet and modern dance elements. Focus will be on finding emotions within your movements, experimenting with words, music and movement and moving to slower music finding fluidity in movement patterns.

Suitable for those with 0-3 years of experience


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Michaela Reichenbach

Michaela Reichenbach

Dance

Michaela Reichenbach was a Toronto based dancer, instructor and choreographer before moving to Vancouver. In 2015, Michaela received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University Performance Dance program, and since has been performing and teaching. She also in 2020 received her 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certificate.

 

Michaela’s love for dance and continued training has gifted her the opportunity to train under mentors from companies including The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre, Cirque du Soleil and more. She has also had the privilege of working with multiple Toronto based choreographers/artists such as Alysa Pires (Toronto Fringe Festival), who inspired her to follow her goal of becoming a dance instructor.

Michaela’s love for dance has given her the opportunity to dance all over the world. Michaela was invited to train and perform at Springboard Danse Montreal where she was fortunate enough to perform works by Alexander Ekman (Sweden) and LoudHoundMovement (New York City). Michaela also travelled to Greece to perform as a dancer and actor and most recently in 2017 travelled to Dubai to perform Aladdin with Creativiva Company.

Michaela has always had a passion to teach dance since the age of 6. She started to instruct at the age of 15 and instantly fell in love with sharing her passion for dance with her students. She is excited to meet, have fun and dance with her students this fall 2020 at Place des Arts.

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24963

THU • Sep 17 - Jun 17 • 4:30PM - 5:30PM

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$10.50/class

Program Overview

Recommended for dancers and other athletes alike as a tool for enhancing physical performance and avoiding injury caused by poor technique or overuse of the body. This class includes stretching and strengthening exercises and combines muscular tone and endurance training, cardiovascular exercises and body alignment. 

Only those already registered in Monday 7:15-8:30pm Ballet IV class can register. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is a back-to-back class that doesn’t allow for cleaning and sanitizing to occur in between. It is meant to be for the same students to continue to stay in the room for another class.  


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

 

Teacher

Lucienne Anczykowski

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

A professional and certified Russian Ballet teacher, Lucienne began her studies as a resident of a Polish State Ballet School, later working toward her professional teaching credentials at the University of Music in Warsaw. Her performing career was with the Maurice Bejart Theatre de XX Siècle in Belgium. Lucienne continues to learn by attending extensive teacher ongoing training through the National Ballet School of Canada.

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24276

MON • Sep 14 - Jun 14 • 8:30PM - 9:00PM

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$9.50/class

Program Overview

The Tiny Tutus class is an introduction to dance with emphasis on the basic elements of movement, coordination, musicality and group interaction skills. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan and recommended dance attire.

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Emily Mustard

Emily Mustard

Tiny Tutus Ballet

Emily started her dance career at the age of 6 at Place des Arts. Growing up taking ballet classes with Lucienne Ancyzkowski as well as jazz and technique classes, she received several awards and scholarships. She then branched out into hip hop and street jazz, which is where she ultimately found her passion.

In her last year of high school, Emily joined hip-hop training company “Kill the Lights” (KTL) run by industry professionals Ken Yung and Shauna Smith through Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver.

After booking work in the Vancouver dance scene, including multiple music videos, movies, live performances and commercial work, Emily decided to return to team dancing and training.

Her biggest accomplishment to date was being invited to dance with an internationally renowned, all-female competitive hip-hop team called Style and Grace. Run by Carmen Forsyth and Ravienal Lescano, Style and Grace competes locally and internationally and was featured on Season 3 of NBC’s World of Dance.

Emily continues to travel and teach locally and in other Canadian cities in the hopes of spreading her love of dance to others.

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Program Overview

This class is suitable for absolute beginners and those returning to dance after many years. Each class begins with a full-body warm-up focusing on building strength, flexibility and technique. Stationary exercises and some short choreography will be covered to exercise both mind and body. 

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and have an approximately 6′ by 6′ space to move in.


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons and recommended dance attire.

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Joanna Kovats

Joanna Kovats

Tiny Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre I/III and Acting

A Musical Theatre performer for over 25 years, singing, dancing, and acting have been Joanna’s life passions. She started dancing at a very young age, completing all the examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance with the British Association of Teachers of Dance in the UK. Joanna successfully completed a teaching diploma in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance before setting off on a professional career on the stage that enabled her to travel the world.

Performing in dance reviews and musicals in England, Germany, Spain, Japan and Canada, Joanna’s knowledge of the performing arts is extensive. Now a proud member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in the Classical Ballet, Tap and Jazz divisions, Joanna is thrilled to become a part of the Place des Arts community, sharing her passion for dance and theatre with her students!

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Program Overview

Open to all levels of abilities, this is a great class to keep moving and stay fit indoors! Each class will be taught to the beat of the music and include stretching and strengthening exercises combining muscular toning and endurance training with an emphasis on body alignment. 

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and have a 6′ by 6′ (approx.) space to move in.


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

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Ashley Binette

Ashley Binette

Children's Bouncing Ballerinas & Dance Sampler, Teen Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 15 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs).

She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.

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Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into funky choreography set to popular music. 

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and have a 6′ by 6′ (approx.) space to move in.


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Emily Mustard

Emily Mustard

Tiny Tutus Ballet

Emily started her dance career at the age of 6 at Place des Arts. Growing up taking ballet classes with Lucienne Ancyzkowski as well as jazz and technique classes, she received several awards and scholarships. She then branched out into hip hop and street jazz, which is where she ultimately found her passion.

In her last year of high school, Emily joined hip-hop training company “Kill the Lights” (KTL) run by industry professionals Ken Yung and Shauna Smith through Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver.

After booking work in the Vancouver dance scene, including multiple music videos, movies, live performances and commercial work, Emily decided to return to team dancing and training.

Her biggest accomplishment to date was being invited to dance with an internationally renowned, all-female competitive hip-hop team called Style and Grace. Run by Carmen Forsyth and Ravienal Lescano, Style and Grace competes locally and internationally and was featured on Season 3 of NBC’s World of Dance.

Emily continues to travel and teach locally and in other Canadian cities in the hopes of spreading her love of dance to others.

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24941

SAT • Oct 3 - Jun 12 • 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Classes will focus on technique, strength, balance, flexibility and rhythm. 

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and have a 6′ by 6′ (approx.) space to move in.


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons and recommended dance attire.

Teacher

Emily Mustard

Emily Mustard

Tiny Tutus Ballet

Emily started her dance career at the age of 6 at Place des Arts. Growing up taking ballet classes with Lucienne Ancyzkowski as well as jazz and technique classes, she received several awards and scholarships. She then branched out into hip hop and street jazz, which is where she ultimately found her passion.

In her last year of high school, Emily joined hip-hop training company “Kill the Lights” (KTL) run by industry professionals Ken Yung and Shauna Smith through Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver.

After booking work in the Vancouver dance scene, including multiple music videos, movies, live performances and commercial work, Emily decided to return to team dancing and training.

Her biggest accomplishment to date was being invited to dance with an internationally renowned, all-female competitive hip-hop team called Style and Grace. Run by Carmen Forsyth and Ravienal Lescano, Style and Grace competes locally and internationally and was featured on Season 3 of NBC’s World of Dance.

Emily continues to travel and teach locally and in other Canadian cities in the hopes of spreading her love of dance to others.

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24947

SAT • Sep 19 - Jun 12 • 1:30PM - 2:30PM

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$10.50/class

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