Our Programs

PRESCHOOL

Our pre-school dance program works with children’s natural innate response to music and movement. Here, we help to develop coordination, balance, musicality and movement through the basic fundamentals of dance.  Storytelling is often used to engage the young students and to help build their listening skills, self-discipline, confidence and socialization skills.

TRADITIONAL

Our traditional dance programs are challenging and rewarding.  They are taught by highly qualified dance educators who bring out the best in every individual in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Developing the passion, integrity, confidence and strength in young dancers is extremely important to us. 

PERFORMING

Our competitive dance program is designed to challenge and inspire students who are serious about dance. We offer high caliber training from professional instructors who work in the industry as well as dance educators who have focused their careers on helping to motivate and inspire generations of dancers. At Vanleena each students performing class schedule is tailor made to their own individual path.

HALF DAY

This program is for students who are very serious in their training. Designed to elevate young dancers who demonstrate a high level of potential for a professional career in all industries of dance. Our Pre-Professional program students are provided with mentorship to help guide them as they move into new dimensions of their artistic and technical training. This program is by invitation only.

ADULT

Adult classes are a fun, energetic way to meet new friends, keep in shape and learn something new.  At Vanleena we offer classes in multiple disciplines and levels. There is a class for everyone! We are proud to be the home of award-winning adult tap and jazz classes for those that would like to take their dance to a performing level at competitions.

Dance Styles

JAZZ

Jazz classes are comprised of a warm-up, centre work and progressions including jumps and turns. This technique is based on natural movement of the body designed to increase control and coordination through development of style and choreography

HIP HOP

This style of dance is fun, cool, and funky. A high energy dance experience that is fun for dancers of all ages!  

R.A.D.

Royal Academy of Dancing – all levels.  Not only one of the most beautiful forms of dance, ballet is the foundation for all styles of dancing and helps to develop poise, posture, discipline, and grace.

COMTEMPORARY

Covers a range of techniques and styles.  Rooted in Modern, Ballet and Lyrical technique, contemporary dance is characterized by its versatility.  Movement is used as a creative form of expression. 

TAP

Promotes rhythm and timing awareness. An interpretation of music through sound, students will learn basic progressive and intricate tap steps to help develop rhythm and coordination.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Designed to bring out the performer in everyone! This is a terrific way to express yourself by acting, singing, and dancing. It takes a combination of all three of these styles to produce a well rounded, versatile dancer.

LYRICAL

A combination of the strength of jazz and the beauty of ballet techniques where the dancer executes the feelings and emotions through the music. Balance, extension and control are developed in this dance form.

STRECH & STRENGTH

This class focuses on stretching, posture and elongating the muscles of the upper and lower body for strengthening. 

ACRO

A structured program of floor gymnastics combined with dance steps,  Help to improve strength, flexibility, agility, and physical control in a safe and fun environment.

PBT

Progressing Ballet Technique is a specialized conditioning program designed for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory to improve core stability, weight placement and alignment. Build strength Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance with a team of physiotherapists.

JAZZ

Jazz classes are comprised of a warm-up, centre work and progressions including jumps and turns. This technique is based on natural movement of the body designed to increase control and coordination through development of style and choreography

R.A.D.

Royal Academy of Dancing – all levels.  Not only one of the most beautiful forms of dance, ballet is the foundation for all styles of dancing and helps to develop poise, posture, discipline, and grace.

TAP

Promotes rhythm and timing awareness. An interpretation of music through sound, students will learn basic progressive and intricate tap steps to help develop rhythm and coordination.

LYRICAL

A combination of the strength of jazz and the beauty of ballet techniques where the dancer executes the feelings and emotions through the music. Balance, extension and control are developed in this dance form.

ACRO

A structured program of floor gymnastics combined with dance steps,  Help to improve strength, flexibility, agility, and physical control in a safe and fun environment.

 

HIP HOP

This style of dance is fun, cool, and funky. A high energy dance experience that is fun for dancers of all ages!  

 

COMTEMPORARY

Covers a range of techniques and styles.  Rooted in Modern, Ballet and Lyrical technique, contemporary dance is characterized by its versatility.  Movement is used as a creative form of expression. 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

Designed to bring out the performer in everyone! This is a terrific way to express yourself by acting, singing, and dancing. It takes a combination of all three of these styles to produce a well rounded, versatile dancer.

 

STRECH & STRENGTH

This class focuses on stretching, posture, and elongating the muscles of the upper and lower body for strengthening. 

 

PBT

Progressing Ballet Technique is a specialized conditioning program designed for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory to improve core stability, weight placement and alignment. Build strength Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance with a team of physiotherapists.

 

Testimonials

To all my friends at Vanleena: thank you to every one of you for making me laugh, making me focused, making me want to be better and achieve, and for growing with me in dance and in life.

L. Mailard

Vanleena has been a place about having fun and just loving to dance. It has been my home away from home for eight years. The people I have met at Vanleena are not just my peers and my teachers; they are all my friends. I am so lucky to have been molded by so many amazing dance teachers. Vanleena has taught me dedication, passion, and hard work.

M. Hooge

I have been dancing at Vanleena Dance Academy for over five years and it has been a huge part of my life for that entire time. I fell completely and entirely in love with dance. I am now at Vanleena for up to 7 hours a week and every minute is amazing.

V. Beukman

Let’s Get Started

Are You Ready To Release It, Nurture It And Celebrate It?