General Program

Pacific DanceArts’ offers general training classes for students of all levels, from age three to adult. Students have the opportunity to take classes in a number of different genres, including ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, classical repertoire, pointe, stretching and Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus (RAD) exams.

Admission to the general program will be based on dance experience and age appropriateness. If there are any questions in regards to a student’s abilities, an audition will be held to determine the most appropriate class(es) available.

- Photo of 2006-2007 Season Advanced Class -

At Pacific DanceArts we value the importance of live performances, as it is a vital part of dance training for every aspiring dance student. Pacific DanceArts holds seasonal performances throughout the year. All students at Pacific DanceArts are invited and encouraged to take part in the school’s annual "Winter Solstice" performance in December and "Solstice Performance," the Year-End performance, in early June each year.

Studio "3" Location

"Studio 3" is Pacific DanceArts’ extension into Vancouver’s Westside. Located at: 3327 West 4th Avenue, "Studio 3" is convenient for young dancers from the surrounding community who wish to have the opportunity to train at the high standard provided by Pacific DanceArts and direct access to the performance opportunities with Coastal City Ballet.


"PDA is much more than a dance school, it's a family. I have friends and contacts from all over the world because of the opportunities provided at PDA. The training and the continual support gave me the knowledge and confidence to go out and get the career I have always dreamed of!" - Erin -

Alumni of General Training Classes

A large number of alumni from general training classes have gone on to ½ day intensive training programs at Pacific DanceArts and other renowned international dance schools, as well as university performing arts degree programs. Many alumni are now professional dancers, teachers, and choreographers in a number of countries around the world.

Taylor Gill
Georgia Semple
Daniel Da Silva