Our Dance Program

Arts Umbrella Dance is a vanguard of developing relevant and wide-reaching dance arts and education. Our holistic and integrative approach is unique, nurturing young dancers to achieve their full potential.

Our Dance Program graduates go on to perform with some of the world’s most prestigious companies.  Arts Umbrella students are applauded as valuable company members for their maturity and understanding of the tenets of professional dance.

The Arts Umbrella Dance Program has fostered integrity and inspired creativity in a generation of performers. And that growing legacy moves us forward.

Visit our program pages for enrollment information or our Admissions page for audition information.

Outstanding instructors

Arts Umbrella’s exceptional faculty members are dance artists who have achieved great success in their careers. Their commitment shows in each class, as they collaborate to further the level and standard of dance. Each instructor’s unique expertise strengthens the program foundation in classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Our program also offers opportunities to perform world-class choreography, and work with local and international guest artists.

Arts Umbrella Dance Company

In the 28 years since it was founded, the Vancouver-based company has developed a glowing international reputation. Led by Artistic Director Artemis Gordon, AUDC has become one of Canada’s leading repertory companies focused on developing strong and expressive young dancers who represent the future of dance.

Our curriculum

Our Dance Program commits to every dancer, from first dance class through elementary, secondary, and into post-secondary schooling. Unique, rigorous, and supportive, the program offers challenges in order to develop the tools needed for success in and out of the studio. The curriculum balances physical development with emotional and intellectual growth, allowing each dancer to build confidence and fully realize his or her own potential. We provide a dance education that is life-changing, having an impact long after graduation.

Support Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella donors, volunteers, and sponsors share the same belief: that arts education can transform a child’s life. Whether attending an event, making a monthly gift, or donating time, our supporters are vital to helping us inspire creativity for good through the arts.