We offer six annual summer training programs; there is something for everyone in the summer at the Richmond Academy!
Summer 2019 program registration opens on April 1st, 2019.
Tuesday, July 2 – Saturday, July 6, 2019
Junior Dance Program - ages 3-12
Our 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, tap, hip hop and musical theatre for students ages three to twelve with our specialized faculty members. We also offer private coaching lessons in voice and ballet. 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! The Academy’s youth have thoroughly enjoyed our past summer dance programs.
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!
Vocal Camp - ages 11+
We host an exciting 5-day Vocal Camp with private lessons tailored to age, vocal development and personal goals with an emphasis on foundational techniques to create ease and healthy vocal production applicable to all music genres. In addition, students take movement classes in which they strengthen stage movement skills and develop posture, alignment, breathing and vocal exercises and a deeper understanding of voice anatomy. Students also participate in group choral and theory classes where they learn diction and how to follow a conductor while working with other vocalists.
Tuesday, August 6 – Friday, August 23, 2019 (weekdays only)
Ballet & Contemporary Intensive - ages 11+
Special guest artists join 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. Serious and intensive 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, Edmund Stripe, Susan Toumine, Nicole Caron, Heather Myers, Stephanie Amurao and Katherine Cowie, this summer's guest artists will inspire and challenge you in their renowned classes and workshops.
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 18th 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!
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.