Van Dance Studios

Welcome to VanDance Studios. With studio locations all over Southern Alberta, we are excited to help provide a high quality recreational/exam based dance program. We offer classes for all age categories and skill levels, and with our qualified instructors can help you and your children get the most out of their efforts in this beautiful art form. Please take some time to browse our website and blog. We have information available to help you with registration, scheduling, staff bios and qualifications, as well as a few select pictures featuring some of our memories over the last few years. If any questions arise, please use the contact form to let us know, and we will be sure to respond as quickly as possible.

The Nut “Tapper”

Coming to the Yates Theatre Christmas 2014!

Tickets Available through the Yates Box Office in November

It has been 11 years since VanDance did a Christmas show. This year, VanDance studio’s tap students will be putting together a Christmas tap performance. We are very excited to feature our Kindertot students, Primary 1 and 2, Tap 1, Tap 2, Tap 4 B and E, Tap 5 D and E, Tap 6 F and Senior Tap Choreo Class as well as all of our senior students this season. It will feature new choreography as well as some past favorite choreography.

 This will be Vanessa’s own version of the Christmas classic, Nutcracker following the same story line but told with Tap dancers and some twists and turns.

nutcrackerThe dances will be taught within the next few weeks in regular classes and will incorporate steps that students will be learning in their exam classes. They will continue to rehearse these pieces through the fall along with exam and festival work.

The actual performance is scheduled for the final weekend in November (Nov 27-29) The Yates theatre is booked for all 3 days so expect a dress/technical rehearsal on Thursday Nov 26 and performance on Nov 28 or 29. More details to come.

Please expect three other rehearsals that all dancers will be called to in order to put our show together as well as a costume try on time. Extra Rehearsal Dates are very important as this is when the students will learn the “acting” portion of the show, which will connect the story line.

Saturday Oct 25 from 6-9:30 (Breakdown of times to follow)

Saturday Nov 22 (Evening) and Sunday Nov 23 6-8 full run through.

Costume try on/rehearsal TBA

There is no extra cost for the students to participate.

We were lucky enough to get the Yates Theatre at this very busy time of year! It will get us all in the Christmas spirit!

We are also looking to feature 5 couples (parents) from the studio who will act as the parents in the party scene!

I am also looking for some artistic parents who could work on touching up sets and props.

Volunteers??…Perhaps the Parents of the Grad Students?


Current Schedule

This link will open up our most current proposed schedule for the 2014-2015 dance season.  Please note that some of these times may change as we confirm our enrollment numbers in specific classes. 2015 Schedule


Types of Dance

We often get questions about what the various types of dance are. To help with some of the inquiries we have prepared a guide which describes the various types of dance. You can access the document by clicking here or by contacting the studio for more information.