We offer six annual summer training programs; there is something for everyone in the summer at the Richmond Academy!
Announcing our International Ballet & Contemporary Ballet Guest Artists JILLIAN VANSTONE (Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada), JOE CHAPMAN (Soloist with the National Ballet of Canada), MONICA PROENCA (Dance Master/Choreographer), joined by Contemporary Guest Teachers SARAH FORMOSA - (TWObigsteps Collective) and BRANDON ALLEY (former dancer with Ballet BC)
Out of town dancers, video submissions are accepted.
SUMMER ADULT BALLET
The Academy is excited to offer Summer Beginner/Intermediate Adult Ballet!
Classes are available in-person or on Zoom!
WHEN: Thursday, August 6,13 and 20th @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm
COST: In-Person $16 per class OR $45.00 for all 3 classes and Zoom link is $10.00 per class
Feel the joy of being in the studio again!
Our Summer adult ballet classes are for students with any amount of dance experience, including none at all! We welcome you to explore this beautiful, strengthening art form under our expertise with in-person feedback. Classes are held in a grand studio with live piano music. If you are looking to try something new, or get back to your ballet roots, this is the class for you! Classes are based in Vaganova and RAD techniques and are designed to both introduce you to and strengthen your classical ballet foundations. We foster a supportive and encouraging environment, aimed at providing you with the best experience possible.
Please email us to register for in-person class or to receive your Zoom link!
VIRTUAL JUNIOR PROGRAMS ages 3-12
Mon, June 29 - Sat, July 4 incl.
Virtual Junior Dance Program - ages 3-12
Our Virtual Junior Summer Dance Program is an exciting one-week training camp providing your child with an excellent opportunity to explore a variety of dance disciplines including ballet, acting, hip hop and musical theatre for students ages three to twelve with our specialized faculty members. Live classes on Zoom will keep your children dancing, singing and acting! The Academy’s youth have thoroughly enjoyed our past summer dance programs.
Virtual Tap Bootcamp - ages 12+
Do you have 5+ years tapping experience and want to sweat, groove and fine-tune your moves?! For the first four days of Bootcamp, you will work extensively on perfecting intricate sounds and tightening up your technique. You will learn how to achieve more clarity and to say what you really want to say in your footwork. Experiment with precise and rhythmic results! On the fifth day, apply all this fine-tuned technique to a fun combo!
Tue, Aug 4 - Fri, Aug 21
Ballet & Contemporary Intensive - ages 11+
Special international guest artists Jillian Vanstone (Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada), Joe Chapman (Soloist with The National Ballet of Canada), Monica Proenca (Guest Master/Choreographer), Sarah Formosa (TWObigsteps Collective) and Brandon Alley (former dancer with Ballet BC). They will be joining our stellar resident faculty to spearhead three weeks of fabulous intensive training in daily classes of classical ballet and contemporary technique for pre-professional dancers.
Video auditions for our programs are accepted and summer home-stay options are also available for out of town dancers. Please contact our office.
Intermediate & Senior Musical Theatre Intensive - ages 12+
Get ready for the most fantastic summer yet! We are proud to have the expertise of our resident faculty alongside guest coaches for our 20th annual Musical Theatre Intensive. This carefully developed course will train you intensively and seriously in performing arts with Vancouver’s finest working professionals and provide the true essence of the triple threat – dancing, singing and acting! This summer we will be presenting 'James & The Giant Peach'!
Video auditions are accepted and summer home-stay options are available for out of town dancers. Please contact our office.
August Intensive Ballet and Jazz Programs - ages 12+
Year-round general division programming is enhanced with this intensive daily 3-week ballet and jazz session designed to prepare dancers for the upcoming year.