General Dance Program

Rigour and self expression

This ballet-based program teaches self-expression through dance technique fundamentals. Students learn to appreciate and enjoy movement, musicality, rhythmical awareness, and movement vocabulary. Beyond Ballet, classes are offered in Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, and Repetoire.

General Program levels

The General Program provides many avenues into explorations of dance study for students looking to study dance recreationally within levels grouped by academic grades.

Among these levels, Arts Umbrella also offers programs strictly for boys, programs for beginner teens and intensive programs for those who would like to pursue more rigorous training and potentially move into our Professional Program in older levels. All students have the opportunity to explore dance as artists, performers, audience members, and professionals.

Getting started

Entry into the General Program is based on age and academic grade. General Program classes take place after school and on weekends. Up to Grade 5, no audition is required as student advancement is made by instructor placement.

After Level/Grade 5, current and new students wishing to be accepted into the Teen Intensive Program or the Professional Program will audition as part of the admission process.

More information

For the 2016-2017 Weekly Schedule, click here.

To download a registration form, click here.

To download our latest newsletter, click here.

Detailed information on each program is available below or contact Marilyn Seki, Registration Specialist: or 604.681.5268 ext 200

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