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Registration begins on April 2 for summer dance

Place des Arts hosts exciting dance classes and private lessons for youth and adults taught by our highly qualified and extremely dedicated teachers.

The following teachers offer private lessons and teach our summer dance classes. Find out more about them by reading their bios below. Explore our summer dance classes at the link above.

Ashley Binette

Emily Mustard

Lucienne Anczykowski

Ashley Binette

Children and Adult Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Hip Hop

Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 20 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.

Emily Mustard

Children’s Intro to Ballet and Boys Can Dance

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.

Lucienne Anczykowski

Children and Adult Ballet, Pointe, Body Development

Summer 2023: Offering In-Person and Online Lessons on Mondays, Thursdays, Thursdays, Fridays

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.


Summer Private Dance Lessons

Call to inquire about summer private dance lessons for all ages and skill levels. Fees:

Private lesson (solo): $28.00 per half-hour lesson
Semi-Private lesson (duo): $18.75 per half-hour lesson
Semi-Private lesson (trio): $13.50 per half-hour lesson

Dance attire

View the recommended dance attire here.

Summer Withdrawal Policies

A student may withdraw up to seven (7) days prior to the group class start date. A refund of the class fee will be granted less the non-refundable registration fee.
A student may withdraw from summer private lessons at any time. A withdrawal fee equal to one lesson fee will be charged. Registration fees are non-refundable. View our full Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy here.

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