The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

Summer Program 2017


Tuesday, July 3rd - Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tap & Hip Hop
Ages 3-10

Our Junior Summer Dance Program is an exciting one-week training camp including dance classes in Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop for students ages 3-10.

This program is an exciting opportunity, and an excellent chance for your child to explore a variety of dance disciplines with our specialized faculty members. This program allows parents to drop off their children before their first class, and know they will be supervised in between their classes and on their lunch breaks, leaving parents a few hours to themselves!

We had a wonderful 2017 camp and look forward to working with you again next year! Check back for registration information.


Tuesday, July 3rd - Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Vocal Coaching & Movement for Vocalists
Tailored to age and vocal development

New to the Academy’s summer programming last year was an exciting Vocal Camp tailored to age, vocal development and personal goals. Classes emphasized foundational techniques to create ease and healthy vocal production applicable to all music genres. In addition, students took Movement for Vocalists classes in which they strengthened stage movement skills and develop posture, alignment, breathing and vocal exercises and a deeper understanding of voice anatomy.

Students thoroughly enjoyed this brand new program, and we look forward to developing it further next summer! Check back for registration information.


Tuesday, August 8th – Friday, August 25th excluding weekends

Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Jazz & Tap
Ages 11-18

Classical Ballet & Contemporary Intensive

Guest Teachers Heather Myers and Stephanie Amurao join our stellar resident faculty to spearhead three weeks of fabulous training. Students will take daily classes of classical and contemporary technique. Serious and intense training carries on the Academy’s tradition of bringing you only the very best teachers. Following pedagogues such as Veronica Tennant, Diane Van Schoor, Simone Orlando, Joshua Beamish and Edmund Stripe, Heather Myers and Stephanie Amurao will inspire and challenge you in their renowned classes and workshops.

Acceptance is by audition and a DVD is accepted if you cannot audition in person.

Musical Theatre Intensive

Get ready for the most fantastic summer yet! We are proud to have the expertise of our resident faculty, along with special Guest Artists for our 16 th annual Musical Theatre Intensive. This carefully developed course will provide you with serious and intense ‘triple-threat’ training in the performing arts under the guidance of Vancouver’s finest working professionals. This year’s Intensive training will emphasize multiple specialized Musical Theatre focuses such as mime, clown-work and voice-over. These areas will be looked at through various decades of Musical Theatre, including such styles as Fosse and Vaudeville.

Tap Bootcamp

Get ready to sweat, groove and fine-tune with our very own Ms. Amy Burns! Our 3-week Tap Bootcamp will emphasize ‘fine-tuning technique’, ‘tempo changes’ and ‘combo craze’ to improve your technique, rhythm and acapella work.

The Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Musical Theatre Intensives will culminate in a showcase at the Academy on the final day!

Please click here for Registration Information