The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

Richmond Academy of Dance

Award Winning

The Richmond Academy of Dance celebrates its 31st Anniversary this year! The Academy has become internationally recognized for its outstanding training programs encouraging individuality and an attention to detail. These principles reflect the Academy’s aim to ensure its students’ proper development as both dancers and as individuals. Professional and motivated teachers are committed to providing the highest possible quality of dance education for all their students.


The Richmond Academy of Dance was awarded with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award.
  • Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award

  • Finalist - 2013
The Richmond Academy of Dance was given with the Richmond Arts Award for Arts Education.
  • Richmond Arts Award for Arts Education

  • Finalist - 2009 / 2012 / 2015
The Richmond Academy of Dance was given with the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction award.
  • Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Award

  • In the Arts - 2013
The Richmond Academy of Dance was given with the Pacific West Award for the Dance Studio.
  • Pacific West Award for the Dance Studio

  • 2009 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016
  • Most Positive Attitude
  • Peer Encouragement
  • Intercultural Respect
  • Dancers in the Professional Division.
  • Professional Division

  • Designed to prepare dancers for professional performance careers and post-graduate dance degree studies, entrance into this division is by audition only. Award-winning programs, including Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop, produce graduates who go on to become Canada’s newest triple-threat professionals. +read more

  • Dancers in the General Division.
  • General Division

  • Carefully structured programs in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, acting and voice provide a well-rounded education in dance focusing on the development of self-confidence and pose. The Academy’s expert faculty nurture their students in a caring and creatively stimulating environment. +read more

  • The front entrance of the Richmond Academy of Dance
  • About Us

  • Unique to the Lower Mainland is the Academy’s reputation of producing dancers of the highest standard in classical ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre, acting and voice. Our graduates go on to become Canada’s newest young professionals thanks to the excellent training provided in our professional and general divisions. +read more