Place des Arts offers a wide variety of dance styles for all ages, including ballet, hip hop, jazz, acrobatic, tap, yoga, Pilates and more, from recreational to competition levels.

Overview

Private lessons and group classes, master classes, a year-end dance recital and, for competition classes, dance festivals provide our dancers with exceptional training and performance opportunities.

Place des Arts’ caring and highly skilled teachers make dance fun and challenging and take pride in making sure all students receive personalized attention.

Classes take place at Place des Arts and off site in satellite studios at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

Registration for all dance classes, including those held at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, must be done through Place des Arts.

View and download our complete 2018/19 Program Guide.

September – June dance class information

These dance classes begin in September and run until June. Late registration is accepted at the discretion of the teacher and where space is available. As there are many technical elements to learn, a student will usually spend more than one year in each level. Placement is based on teacher recommendation.

Fall, winter, spring session dance class information

Dance classes that run during the fall, winter and spring sessions introduce beginners to dance while preparing them for entry into the September – June program.

Program Type?

All
Private Lesson
Group Classes
Drop-in
Summer Classes

Acro for Dancers: All Levels

7 – 10 years

Acro for Dancers: All Levels

11+ years

Adult Ballet: All Levels

18+ years

Adult Ballet: Beginner

18+ years

Adult Ballet: Intermediate

(2 years’ experience)

18+ years

Adult Hatha Yoga: All Levels

18+ years

Adult Hip Hop: All Levels

18+ years

Adult Jazz & Lyrical Dance: All Levels

18+ years

Adult Jazz Dance: All Levels

18+ years

Adult Tap: All Levels

18+ years

Adult Tap: Beginner

18+ years

Ballet Technique

13 – 17 years

Ballet: Advanced

14 – 17 years

Ballet: Bouncing Ballerinas

3 – 4 years

Ballet: Intermediate

10 – 14 years

Ballet: Junior

10 – 13 years

Ballet: Pointe

all ages

Ballet: Pre-Primary

5 – 6 years

Ballet: Primary

7 – 8 years

Ballet: Primary

9 – 10 years

Ballet: Tiny Tutus

4 – 5 years

Ballet: Upper-Intermediate

12 – 15 years

Dance for PD

18+ years

Dance Sampler

6 – 8 years

Dance Sampler

5 – 7 years

Hip Hop & Breakdance

8 – 12 years

Hip Hop I

0-2 years of experience

10 – 12 years

Hip Hop I

no experience necessary

13 – 17 years

Hip Hop II

3+ years of experience

13 – 17 years

Hip Hop III

4+ years of experience

13 – 17 years

Hip Hop: Pre-Primary

(no experience necessary)

5 – 6 years

Hip Hop: Primary

(no experience necessary)

7 – 9 years

Jazz Dance: Choreography I

(1 year of experience)

10 – 13 years

Jazz Dance: Choreography II

(2+ years of experience)

13 – 17 years

Jazz Dance: Choreography III

(4+ years of experience)

13 – 17 years

Jazz Dance: Pre-Primary

(no experience necessary)

5 – 6 years

Jazz Dance: Primary

(no experience necessary)

7 – 9 years

Jazz/Lyrical Dance: Technique I

(no experience necessary)

10 – 13 years

Jazz/Lyrical Dance: Technique II

(2+ years of experience)

13 – 17 years

Jazz/Lyrical Dance: Technique III

(4+ years of experience)

13 – 17 years

Lyrical Choreography

10 – 14 years

Private Dance Lessons

all ages

Stretch & Strengthen

10+ years

Tap

8 – 12 years

Tap

12 – 15 years

Program Overview

Acrobatic dance is a great supplement to any dancer’s training and performance skills. Based on the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus, this class focuses on strength, balance, limbering, flexibility and tumbling. Students will safely learn tricks to expand their dance vocabulary. At the discretion of the teacher, classes may perform in a year-end recital in June.

Teacher

Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor

Children and Teen Acrobatic Dance, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop

Lauren began dancing at the age of 3, training seriously in ballet, jazz, modern and hip hop. She began teaching in 2007 and is presently teaching across the Lower Mainland.

Lauren enjoys teaching a variety of styles including Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Acrobatics. She has recently been certified to teach Acrobatics through Acrobatic Arts and will be continuing her studies there. In addition to teaching dance, Lauren also spent time obtaining her Bachelor of Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Lauren is an alumni member of Kill The Lights Co., an urban dance company based out of Harbour Dance Center in Vancouver. She is continuously training in Vancouver and often travels to Los Angeles, California to further her knowledge.

She has danced in various shows around Vancouver including 604 Delite, For the Luv of It, Vancity Project, for different companies including Sonic Nation Radio and Kia, and has also danced for artists such as Brian McKnight, Charlotte Fischer, Michael Buble, Lowkita, Jackie Valentine and Laurell.

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Classes

22572

Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 3:45PM - 4:45PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Acrobatic dance is a great supplement to any dancer’s training and performance skills. Based on the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus, this class focuses on strength, balance, limbering, flexibility and tumbling. Students will safely learn tricks to expand their dance vocabulary. At the discretion of the teacher, classes may perform in a year-end recital in June.

Teacher

Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor

Children and Teen Acrobatic Dance, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop

Lauren began dancing at the age of 3, training seriously in ballet, jazz, modern and hip hop. She began teaching in 2007 and is presently teaching across the Lower Mainland.

Lauren enjoys teaching a variety of styles including Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Acrobatics. She has recently been certified to teach Acrobatics through Acrobatic Arts and will be continuing her studies there. In addition to teaching dance, Lauren also spent time obtaining her Bachelor of Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Lauren is an alumni member of Kill The Lights Co., an urban dance company based out of Harbour Dance Center in Vancouver. She is continuously training in Vancouver and often travels to Los Angeles, California to further her knowledge.

She has danced in various shows around Vancouver including 604 Delite, For the Luv of It, Vancity Project, for different companies including Sonic Nation Radio and Kia, and has also danced for artists such as Brian McKnight, Charlotte Fischer, Michael Buble, Lowkita, Jackie Valentine and Laurell.

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Classes

22573

Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 4:45PM - 5:45PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

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. Participation in the in the year-end recital in June is optional. 

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

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

22600

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 7:45PM - 9:00PM

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FULL

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.

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

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.

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.

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).

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. Students will have the option of participating in the year-end dance recital.

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

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

22599

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 6:30PM - 7:45PM

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FULL

Program Overview

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

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

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

Stamp, stomp, kick and shuffle your way into 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 hone fundamental techniques.

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

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

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. Participation in the year-end recital in June is optional. 

Teacher

Shelby Simmons

Shelby Simmons

Children's Dance Sampler, Tap and Adult Tap

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.

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

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Classes

22577

Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Suitable for those with a non-ballet dance background wanting to supplement their dance 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/Cecchetti method.

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

22591

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

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 should attend both classes under this level. Students interested in additional classes for further advancement in ballet should speak with the teacher. This class is suitable for those with over six years of experience. Students will perform in the year-end recital in June.

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

22592

Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 7:00PM - 8:30PM

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$11.50/class + applicable fees

22593

Wed• Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 7:30PM - 9:00PM

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$11.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

In this introduction to ballet, children learn the basic elements of movement, coordination, musicality and group interaction skills along with basic ballet terminology and technique. They’ll use imagination to explore various movements and fun steps.

Classes take place in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

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

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. Students must attend both classes under this level. This class is suitable for those with over four years of experience. Students will perform in the year-end recital in June.

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

22587

Tue • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 6:15PM - 7:45PM

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$11.50/class + applicable fees

22588

Thu • Sep 6 - Jun 13 • 6:30PM - 7:45PM

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$11/class + applicable fees

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. Students will perform in the year-end recital in June. 

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

22585

Tue • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 5:00PM - 6:15PM

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$11/class + applicable fees

22586

Thu • Sep 6 - Jun 13 • 5:15PM - 6:30PM

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$11/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Pointe work commences when a student has reached the appropriate level of strength. Registration is by teacher approval. Students must also take a ballet technique class in order to register into a pointe class.

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

22594

Level I - Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 6:00PM - 6:30PM

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$9.50/class + applicable fees

22595

Level II - Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 8:30PM - 9:00PM

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$9.50/class + applicable fees

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. Students will perform in the year-end recital in June.

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

22578

Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 3:45PM - 4:30PM

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FULL

22579

Thu • Sep 6 - Jun 13 • 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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FULL

22580

Sat • Sep 8 - Jun 15 • 10:15AM - 11:00AM

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FULL

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. Students will perform in the year-end recital in June. 

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

22582

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 3:45PM - 4:45PM

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FULL

22584

Sat • Sep 8 - Jun 15 • 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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FULL

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. Students will perform in the year-end recital in June. 

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

22581

Tue • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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FULL

22583

Thu • Sep 6 - Jun 13 • 4:15PM - 5:15PM

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FULL

Program Overview

This class is an introduction to dance with emphasis on the basic elements of movement, coordination, musicality and group interaction skills. The teacher may request the participation of the parent/guardian in the classroom; therefore, parents/guardians are required to stay in the building.

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

Equivalent to Cecchetti Grade 4 and 5. Students will progress to a broader level of ballet technique and terminology and develop strength. The focus is on refining technique, artistry and strength. Pointe work may be recommended according to the student’s age and ability. Students must attend both classes under this level. This class is suitable for those with over five years of experience. Students will perform in the year-end recital in June.

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

22589

Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 4:30PM - 6:00PM

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$11.50/class + applicable fees

22590

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 4:45PM - 6:00PM

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FULL

Program Overview

Dance for PD is an internationally acclaimed program with classes in more than 100 communities in 16 countries. Its focus is to foster confidence and grace in movement for those living with Parkinson’s disease. Mobility, musicality and focused attention will be joyfully explored. As a group, you’ll explore the fundamentals of dancing, including balance, flexibility, movement sequencing, rhythm and spatial and aesthetic awareness. The program will be taught sitting in chairs with the option to progress to standing and moving through space.

Throughout the 2018/19 season, all Arts & Wellness programs will be subsidized by 50%. Register online, by phone or in person and the 50% subsidy* will automatically be applied to all fees associated with the class. *Not valid for other Place des Arts programs.

Teacher

Megan Walker-Straight

Megan Walker-Straight

Dance for Parkinson's

Megan holds a BA in Dance from the University of California, Berkeley. She trained in the Hunter University of New York Masters Program in Dance Therapy and at the Helix Institute for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Healing, also in NYC.

Megan has been teaching contemporary dance since the 1980’s when she performed in the acclaimed New York City dance companies of Merce Cunningham, Lucinda Childs, Douglas Dunn and Kenneth King. She has since taught contemporary dance technique throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. Since 2000, she has been teaching contemporary dance in the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.  In 2013 she was named a Cunningham Fellow by the Merce Cunningham Trust and has re-staged his dances in both NYC and Vancouver.

In 2015, Megan began her involvement with Dance for Parkinson’s and was awarded a Stanley J. Wertheimer Fellowship for training by the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York. She presently teaches dance class for people living with Parkinson’s disease in West Vancouver and Vancouver.

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Program Overview

In this introductory, all-in-one dance class, you’ll explore a variety of dance styles like ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. Learn fundamentals of each dance style and have fun doing it! In the spring, focus on the style of tap dancing and perform a tap dance at the year-end dance recital.

Teacher

Shelby Simmons

Shelby Simmons

Children's Dance Sampler, Tap and Adult Tap

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.

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

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22574

Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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Program Overview

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

Classes take place in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

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 the fundamentals of hip hop and  breakdancing. From old-school classic tricks, like the baby freeze, 6-step and  coffee grinder, to modern hip-hop and street-dance moves, discover the many  ways you can move your body to music. Students will perform in a year-end  recital in June.

Classes take place in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

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

22598

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into a funky choreography set to Hip Hop and R&B tracks. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Classes marked with [C] will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher).

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

22602

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 3:45PM - 4:45PM

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FULL

Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into a funky choreography set to Hip Hop and R&B tracks. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Classes marked with [C] will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher).

Teacher

Megan Alandi

Megan Alandi

Children and Teens Hip Hop

Megan fell in love with funk and hip hop at an early age. Dancing since she could walk, Megan taught herself to move the way many did before the YouTube era: with freestyle and music videos.

With this passion for music and innate talent in dance, Megan started training intensively with the SOULdiers Dance Company where she learned the fundamentals of Urban Dance styles such as Locking, Popping, Hip Hop, House, Breakin’ and Waacking. Here she explored the history and learned directly from creators of these genres including Jimmy “Scoo B Doo” Foster and Boogaloo Sam.

Through her journey in dance, Megan discovered her love for teaching. Since 2004, she has taught at recreation centers, Douglas College and coached her former high school’s competitive dance team. With a Bachelor’s in Education from Simon Fraser University, she is now a BC certified Dance, PE and Science teacher at New Westminster Secondary. Megan takes pride in watching her students grow into talented and knowledgeable dancers by encouraging them to see their full potential.

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Classes

22605

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 7:00PM - 8:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into a funky choreography set to Hip Hop and R&B tracks. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Classes marked with [C] will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher).

Teacher

Megan Alandi

Megan Alandi

Children and Teens Hip Hop

Megan fell in love with funk and hip hop at an early age. Dancing since she could walk, Megan taught herself to move the way many did before the YouTube era: with freestyle and music videos.

With this passion for music and innate talent in dance, Megan started training intensively with the SOULdiers Dance Company where she learned the fundamentals of Urban Dance styles such as Locking, Popping, Hip Hop, House, Breakin’ and Waacking. Here she explored the history and learned directly from creators of these genres including Jimmy “Scoo B Doo” Foster and Boogaloo Sam.

Through her journey in dance, Megan discovered her love for teaching. Since 2004, she has taught at recreation centers, Douglas College and coached her former high school’s competitive dance team. With a Bachelor’s in Education from Simon Fraser University, she is now a BC certified Dance, PE and Science teacher at New Westminster Secondary. Megan takes pride in watching her students grow into talented and knowledgeable dancers by encouraging them to see their full potential.

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Classes

22604

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into a funky choreography set to Hip Hop and R&B tracks. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Classes marked with [C] will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher).

Teacher

Megan Alandi

Megan Alandi

Children and Teens Hip Hop

Megan fell in love with funk and hip hop at an early age. Dancing since she could walk, Megan taught herself to move the way many did before the YouTube era: with freestyle and music videos.

With this passion for music and innate talent in dance, Megan started training intensively with the SOULdiers Dance Company where she learned the fundamentals of Urban Dance styles such as Locking, Popping, Hip Hop, House, Breakin’ and Waacking. Here she explored the history and learned directly from creators of these genres including Jimmy “Scoo B Doo” Foster and Boogaloo Sam.

Through her journey in dance, Megan discovered her love for teaching. Since 2004, she has taught at recreation centers, Douglas College and coached her former high school’s competitive dance team. With a Bachelor’s in Education from Simon Fraser University, she is now a BC certified Dance, PE and Science teacher at New Westminster Secondary. Megan takes pride in watching her students grow into talented and knowledgeable dancers by encouraging them to see their full potential.

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Classes

22606

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into a funky choreography set to Hip Hop and R&B tracks. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Classes marked with [C] will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher).

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

22601

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 3:00PM - 3:45PM

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$10/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Learn a high energy dance style that puts isolations, jumping, popping, locking and stalls into a funky choreography set to Hip Hop and R&B tracks. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June. Classes marked with [C] will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher).

Teacher

Megan Alandi

Megan Alandi

Children and Teens Hip Hop

Megan fell in love with funk and hip hop at an early age. Dancing since she could walk, Megan taught herself to move the way many did before the YouTube era: with freestyle and music videos.

With this passion for music and innate talent in dance, Megan started training intensively with the SOULdiers Dance Company where she learned the fundamentals of Urban Dance styles such as Locking, Popping, Hip Hop, House, Breakin’ and Waacking. Here she explored the history and learned directly from creators of these genres including Jimmy “Scoo B Doo” Foster and Boogaloo Sam.

Through her journey in dance, Megan discovered her love for teaching. Since 2004, she has taught at recreation centers, Douglas College and coached her former high school’s competitive dance team. With a Bachelor’s in Education from Simon Fraser University, she is now a BC certified Dance, PE and Science teacher at New Westminster Secondary. Megan takes pride in watching her students grow into talented and knowledgeable dancers by encouraging them to see their full potential.

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Classes

22603

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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FULL

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Focus will be on technique, strength, balance, flexibility, rhythm and choreography. All students will have the opportunity to perform in a year-end recital in June. Choreography classes will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and all students registered in a Choreography class must also register for an additional jazz/lyrical technique and/or ballet class. Technique classes do not compete or perform in the year-end recital.

Teacher

Kelsey de Zwaan

Kelsey de Zwaan

Children and Teens Jazz Dance

Kelsey fell in love with dance during her first lesson at the age of three. Since then, she has trained in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap, stage, Irish dance and 13 styles of ballroom dance.

With over 22 years in the dance and performing arts industry, Kelsey has performed in many professional productions including on the field for the BC Lions and BC White Caps as well as at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

She has trained with talented instructors and choreographers in L.A. and Las Vegas such as Tyce Diorio, tWitch, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown and Nappytabs. Kelsey is very excited to share her knowledge, creativity and love of dance with the students at Place des Arts.

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22610

Thu • Sep 6 - Jun 13 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Focus will be on technique, strength, balance, flexibility, rhythm and choreography. All students will have the opportunity to perform in a year-end recital in June. Choreography classes will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and all students registered in a Choreography class must also register for an additional jazz/lyrical technique and/or ballet class. Technique classes do not compete or perform in the year-end recital.

Teacher

Kelsey de Zwaan

Kelsey de Zwaan

Children and Teens Jazz Dance

Kelsey fell in love with dance during her first lesson at the age of three. Since then, she has trained in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap, stage, Irish dance and 13 styles of ballroom dance.

With over 22 years in the dance and performing arts industry, Kelsey has performed in many professional productions including on the field for the BC Lions and BC White Caps as well as at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

She has trained with talented instructors and choreographers in L.A. and Las Vegas such as Tyce Diorio, tWitch, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown and Nappytabs. Kelsey is very excited to share her knowledge, creativity and love of dance with the students at Place des Arts.

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Classes

22611

Thu • Sep 6 - Jun 13 • 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Focus will be on technique, strength, balance, flexibility, rhythm and choreography. All students will have the opportunity to perform in a year-end recital in June. Choreography classes will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and all students registered in a Choreography class must also register for an additional jazz/lyrical technique and/or ballet class. Technique classes do not compete or perform in the year-end recital.

Teacher

Kelsey de Zwaan

Kelsey de Zwaan

Children and Teens Jazz Dance

Kelsey fell in love with dance during her first lesson at the age of three. Since then, she has trained in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap, stage, Irish dance and 13 styles of ballroom dance.

With over 22 years in the dance and performing arts industry, Kelsey has performed in many professional productions including on the field for the BC Lions and BC White Caps as well as at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

She has trained with talented instructors and choreographers in L.A. and Las Vegas such as Tyce Diorio, tWitch, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown and Nappytabs. Kelsey is very excited to share her knowledge, creativity and love of dance with the students at Place des Arts.

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Classes

22612

Thu • Sep 6 - Jun 13 • 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Focus will be on technique, strength, balance, flexibility, rhythm and choreography. All students will have the opportunity to perform in a year-end recital in June. Choreography classes will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and all students registered in a Choreography class must also register for an additional jazz/lyrical technique and/or ballet class. Technique classes do not compete or perform in the year-end recital.

Teacher

Kelsey de Zwaan

Kelsey de Zwaan

Children and Teens Jazz Dance

Kelsey fell in love with dance during her first lesson at the age of three. Since then, she has trained in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap, stage, Irish dance and 13 styles of ballroom dance.

With over 22 years in the dance and performing arts industry, Kelsey has performed in many professional productions including on the field for the BC Lions and BC White Caps as well as at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

She has trained with talented instructors and choreographers in L.A. and Las Vegas such as Tyce Diorio, tWitch, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown and Nappytabs. Kelsey is very excited to share her knowledge, creativity and love of dance with the students at Place des Arts.

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Classes

22607

Tue • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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$10/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Focus will be on technique, strength, balance, flexibility, rhythm and choreography. All students will have the opportunity to perform in a year-end recital in June. Choreography classes will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and all students registered in a Choreography class must also register for an additional jazz/lyrical technique and/or ballet class. Technique classes do not compete or perform in the year-end recital.

Teacher

Kelsey de Zwaan

Kelsey de Zwaan

Children and Teens Jazz Dance

Kelsey fell in love with dance during her first lesson at the age of three. Since then, she has trained in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap, stage, Irish dance and 13 styles of ballroom dance.

With over 22 years in the dance and performing arts industry, Kelsey has performed in many professional productions including on the field for the BC Lions and BC White Caps as well as at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

She has trained with talented instructors and choreographers in L.A. and Las Vegas such as Tyce Diorio, tWitch, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown and Nappytabs. Kelsey is very excited to share her knowledge, creativity and love of dance with the students at Place des Arts.

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22609

Thu • Sep 6 - Jun 13 • 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Focus will be on technique, strength, balance, flexibility, rhythm and choreography. All students will have the opportunity to perform in a year-end recital in June. Choreography classes will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and all students registered in a Choreography class must also register for an additional jazz/lyrical technique and/or ballet class. Technique classes do not compete or perform in the year-end recital.

Teacher

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Children and Teens Jazz & Lyrical Dance

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Sophie began dancing from the age of two, and started training in gymnastics at the age of five. She trained with renowned teachers such as Brenda Last and Yoko Ichino at the Northern Ballet School and at Yorkshire Ballet Scholars until the age of 16, at which time she received a full scholarship to Laine Theatre Arts, a performing arts college in England, where she obtained a National Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Over the years, Sophie won The English National Ballet Championship, was crowned Miss Dance of Great Britain and also represented the South Yorkshire gymnastics team and competed throughout England.

Professionally, she performed at The London Palladium in the West End and in shows throughout England including Jack and the BeanstalkCinderella and Robinson Crusoe. Sophie then moved to Japan and performed for Tokyo Disney Sea as a lead in a show created by Cirque Du Soleil.

As a dancer and aerialist, Sophie trained with Sonoko Yoshihara and Chinatsu Hirasawa alongside other great aerialists from Japan to prepare for and perform in Disney’s The Little Mermaid as Ariel, where she flew 30 meters high on a 2-point harness.

Since then, Sophie has traveled the world performing with Holland America Line as a featured dancer in all styles of dance; she performed in 10 shows and taught ballroom dance to guests on board. Sophie is excited to be teaching in Vancouver next season and sharing her love of performing arts with the students at Place des Arts.

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Classes

22614

Tue • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 5:45PM - 6:45PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Focus will be on technique, strength, balance, flexibility, rhythm and choreography. All students will have the opportunity to perform in a year-end recital in June. Choreography classes will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and all students registered in a Choreography class must also register for an additional jazz/lyrical technique and/or ballet class. Technique classes do not compete or perform in the year-end recital.

Teacher

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Children and Teens Jazz & Lyrical Dance

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Sophie began dancing from the age of two, and started training in gymnastics at the age of five. She trained with renowned teachers such as Brenda Last and Yoko Ichino at the Northern Ballet School and at Yorkshire Ballet Scholars until the age of 16, at which time she received a full scholarship to Laine Theatre Arts, a performing arts college in England, where she obtained a National Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Over the years, Sophie won The English National Ballet Championship, was crowned Miss Dance of Great Britain and also represented the South Yorkshire gymnastics team and competed throughout England.

Professionally, she performed at The London Palladium in the West End and in shows throughout England including Jack and the BeanstalkCinderella and Robinson Crusoe. Sophie then moved to Japan and performed for Tokyo Disney Sea as a lead in a show created by Cirque Du Soleil.

As a dancer and aerialist, Sophie trained with Sonoko Yoshihara and Chinatsu Hirasawa alongside other great aerialists from Japan to prepare for and perform in Disney’s The Little Mermaid as Ariel, where she flew 30 meters high on a 2-point harness.

Since then, Sophie has traveled the world performing with Holland America Line as a featured dancer in all styles of dance; she performed in 10 shows and taught ballroom dance to guests on board. Sophie is excited to be teaching in Vancouver next season and sharing her love of performing arts with the students at Place des Arts.

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Classes

22616

Tue • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 7:45PM - 9:00PM

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$11/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Jazz dance is an upbeat form of dance set to popular music. Focus will be on technique, strength, balance, flexibility, rhythm and choreography. All students will have the opportunity to perform in a year-end recital in June. Choreography classes will also perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and all students registered in a Choreography class must also register for an additional jazz/lyrical technique and/or ballet class. Technique classes do not compete or perform in the year-end recital.

Teacher

Kelsey de Zwaan

Kelsey de Zwaan

Children and Teens Jazz Dance

Kelsey fell in love with dance during her first lesson at the age of three. Since then, she has trained in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap, stage, Irish dance and 13 styles of ballroom dance.

With over 22 years in the dance and performing arts industry, Kelsey has performed in many professional productions including on the field for the BC Lions and BC White Caps as well as at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

She has trained with talented instructors and choreographers in L.A. and Las Vegas such as Tyce Diorio, tWitch, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown and Nappytabs. Kelsey is very excited to share her knowledge, creativity and love of dance with the students at Place des Arts.

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Classes

22608

Tue • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 4:15PM - 5:30PM

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$11/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Lyrical is an expressive form of dance incorporating jazz and ballet elements.  Focus will be on technique, turns and jumps, and an emphasis will be placed on finding emotion within your movement. Students must take an additional jazz technique or ballet class to supplement technique training. Students will perform in a year-end recital in June and in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher).

Teacher

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Children and Teens Jazz & Lyrical Dance

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Sophie began dancing from the age of two, and started training in gymnastics at the age of five. She trained with renowned teachers such as Brenda Last and Yoko Ichino at the Northern Ballet School and at Yorkshire Ballet Scholars until the age of 16, at which time she received a full scholarship to Laine Theatre Arts, a performing arts college in England, where she obtained a National Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Over the years, Sophie won The English National Ballet Championship, was crowned Miss Dance of Great Britain and also represented the South Yorkshire gymnastics team and competed throughout England.

Professionally, she performed at The London Palladium in the West End and in shows throughout England including Jack and the BeanstalkCinderella and Robinson Crusoe. Sophie then moved to Japan and performed for Tokyo Disney Sea as a lead in a show created by Cirque Du Soleil.

As a dancer and aerialist, Sophie trained with Sonoko Yoshihara and Chinatsu Hirasawa alongside other great aerialists from Japan to prepare for and perform in Disney’s The Little Mermaid as Ariel, where she flew 30 meters high on a 2-point harness.

Since then, Sophie has traveled the world performing with Holland America Line as a featured dancer in all styles of dance; she performed in 10 shows and taught ballroom dance to guests on board. Sophie is excited to be teaching in Vancouver next season and sharing her love of performing arts with the students at Place des Arts.

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Classes

22615

Tue • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 6:45PM - 7:45PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Private lessons are a great way to further build your technique outside of group dance classes. Private dance lessons are offered in acro dance, ballet, contemporary, pointe, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. A student does not need to be registered in a group dance class at Place des Arts to book private dance lessons. Private lessons may be booked in short-term intervals or on a year-long basis. Please contact Place des Arts for teacher availability.

Private lesson fees for dance:

  • Private lesson (solo): $25.50 per half hour lesson
  • Semi-Private lesson (duo): $16.50 per half hour lesson
  • Semi-Private lesson (trio): $10.50 per half hour lesson

Classes

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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.

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

22596

Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 6:30PM - 7:00PM

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$9.50/class + applicable fees

22597

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 7:00PM - 7:30PM

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FULL

Program Overview

Discover the exciting world of tap dance through exploring rhythm, movement and musicality. The focus will be on musical phrasing, rhythm and rhythm changes, combinations and footwork while developing strength, stability and coordination. Students will perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and a year-end recital in June.

Teacher

Shelby Simmons

Shelby Simmons

Children's Dance Sampler, Tap and Adult Tap

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.

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

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Classes

22575

Mon • Sep 10 - Jun 10 • 7:00PM - 8:00PM

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$10.50/class + applicable fees

Program Overview

Discover the exciting world of tap dance through exploring rhythm, movement and musicality. The focus will be on musical phrasing, rhythm and rhythm changes, combinations and footwork while developing strength, stability and coordination. Students will perform in one-to-three competitive events (at the discretion of the teacher) and a year-end recital in June.

Classes take place in the Rehearsal Studio at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

Teacher

Bryn Kinders

Bryn Kinders

Children's Tap

Bryn began dancing at the age of two; as soon as she was walking, she was dancing! Specializing in tap dance, she has also trained in jazz, ballet, contemporary and modern dance.

Bryn has traveled the world to train with artists like Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Young, Dianne Walker and Sarah Reich. She recently traveled to Chicago where she attended the Institute for the Rhythmic Arts and performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art alongside other professional tap dance artists and masters.

Bryn has also appeared in dance concept videos such as Sedated by Alex Clancy, which was screened at Cascadia Dance and Film Festival in the summer of 2016.

Bryn has an endless passion for the tap dance art form and its rich history and is excited to share this with her students!

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22576

Wed • Sep 5 - Jun 12 • 4:00PM - 5:15PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$11/class + applicable fees

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