Level 3-5 Intensive Program

Ages 8-10 (Academic Grades 3-5)

The Level 3-5 Intensive Program (IP) is designed for young dancers wishing to take 4 to 6 classes per week at their appropriate age and developmental level.

The program is ballet-based in order to develop the strength and understanding necessary for long-term success in Arts Umbrella’s dance programming.

Experienced dance teachers and accomplished dance 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.

Arts Umbrella Dance classes focus on the young dancers as a whole person, 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 performed at the Vancouver Playhouse in June.

More about the Level 3-5 Intensive Program

Admission is in consultation with dance faculty. Placement is determined by academic grade. For example, Level 4IP dancers are in Grade 4 and do not need to have completed Level 3 or Level 3IP.

The program includes Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Conditioning, and Cecchetti Exam Preparation. Students attend 4 to 6 classes per week.

Dancers interested in a less committed schedule can register for the non-IP programs.

Program Details

Schedule and Fees: Click here for our 2019/2020 Schedule & Fees

How to Register: Click here for our 2019/2020 Registration Form

Dress Code: Click here for detailed dress code information.

Leotards, tights, and socks (for girls) or shirts, shorts, and socks (for boys) are included in tuition fees and additional items can be ordered by emailing Siân Morris, Costume Coordinator, Dance.

Contact Us: Email dance@artsumbrella.com


General Program Instructors:

Click here to learn more about our faculty and accompanists.

Options after Level 5IP:

Dancers can audition for the Professional Training Program or continue to the General Program Level 6 to maintain 4 to 6 classes per week.