Pre-Elementary Levels

Arts Umbrella Pre-Elementary Dance Program
About the Program

This after-school program introduces students to the rigour and physical demands of professional training with a main focus on ballet. The committed student will participate in 12-16 hours of dance instruction a week, receiving in-depth training with an emphasis on dance technique, vocabulary, and style. Dancers at the Pre-Elementary 2 (Grade 7) level have the unique opportunity to work with guest choreographers for performance opportunities throughout the dance season.

Our classes focus on the dancer as a whole, emphasizing physical, emotional, and intellectual development throughout the year. We celebrate the achievements of our dancers at the end of the school year with our year-end recital at the Vancouver Playhouse in June.

Experienced dance instructors and accomplished artists make up our wonderful faculty, who guide dancers throughout the year. Ballet and modern classes are accompanied by sought after dance accompanists to create a quality program for young dancers.


Program Information


Placement in the Pre-Elementary Program Level 6-7 is by audition. Auditions will be held Sunday, January 15th, 2023 in Vancouver. Registration opens soon

Class Packages

The Pre-Elementary Program schedule includes 6-8 evening and weekend classes per week for a total of 12-16 hours per week. Dancers are required to attend all classes and no program exceptions will be considered.


After Level 7, dancers may audition for the half-day Elementary to Senior Levels.

Dancers are also invited to register for the Junior Summer Dance Intensive each July.

Important Information

Visit our Registration page for more information about:

  • Schedules
  • Registration

Visit our Uniforms page for more information about:

  • Dress Codes
  • Uniform Orders