Free to Move

Encouraging young children to find joy in movement will help establish a long-lasting and healthy relationship with staying active. In our Creative Dance classes for children ages 2-6, little ones improve their coordination, express themselves creatively, and develop concentration and focus.

With the emphasis still on fun, classes cover basic dance vocabulary, and older students ages 4-5 are prepared for the more structured ballet classes of General Program Level 1.

Location Key
GI = Granville Island
SS = South Surrey


Creative Dance
Ages 3-4, 4-5, 5-6
Through play-based learning, students find joyful expression and confidence participating in dance without an adult. They explore basic dance vocabulary, movements such as marching and galloping, and respond to various styles of music individually and in groups. Students will learn to improvise movement with the help of stories, poems, and props.

Creative Dance: Pre Ballet
Ages 4-5
A bridge to Introduction to Ballet and Ballet Levels 1-7, Pre-Ballet builds on skills learned in Creative Dance and prepares students with additional experiences of following instructions, taking turns, spatial awareness in lines and circles, as well as musical counting. Ballet vocabulary is introduced and students increase coordination, flexibility, and creative expression. Creative Dance: Pre-Ballet is a sessional program.


For Creative Dance classes uniform requirements, please visit our Dance Uniforms page.

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