Share a love of dance!

Dance is contagiously fun, and our youngest students explore the diversity of movement through dance. Little ones ages 2 to 6 learn to develop their coordination, express themselves creatively, and develop concentration and focus – all providing a strong foundation for future dance. And in our Parent & Me classes, you can get moving to the music with your little dancer.

Classes cover basic dance vocabulary and get to know various dance genres. With the emphasis still on fun, classes for ages 5–6 help prepare students for the more structured Ballet classes of General Program Level 1.

Dress Code: Young dancers do not have a set dress code, and are encouraged to wear clothing in which they can move comfortably!

Why start dance classes

Creative Dance classes give young children the tools to express themselves. Studies show that when kids access arts education early, they experience the positive impact throughout their lives. Improved self-confidence, heightened problem-solving, and higher academic scores in math and science are just some of the ways that little ones benefit from the arts.

Half-day Art Immersion – classes as unique as your young artist!

Art, dance, drama, music – in our half-day immersion programs, children ages 3-5 have access to many art forms in a class package that suits their interests. Early Learning classes help little ones develop essential skills such as focus, self-confidence, and creativity – preparing them for a lifetime of opportunity.

For more information about half-day programs, please contact Student Services at 604.681.5268 (Granville Island) or 604.535.1127 (South Surrey).

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.