May updates


We are heading into our busy final few weeks of the season and I am already looking forward to next year. There is so much exciting news.


Be certain you have your year end show tickets purchased. We will then determine if we need to add a matinee on the Saturday afternoon.

Picture day is Tuesday. It is a very tight schedule . Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time. Be certain your forms are in and filed into the correct folders before Monday classes are finished.

Inspire Registration starts on Monday. You can do this online at or in hard copy.


With Tap exams approaching quickly, please be certain to practice. Extra classes this week…

  • Wed 8:00 Tap 5
  • Wed 8:45 Tap 4

Friday Private lessons…many of you have requested and I will have a schedule out for tap exam private lessons by tomorrow.


Registration for fall classes will take place June. Once again, a discounted rate will be offered to those who register in June.


We have all sorts of news for the upcoming season.


Miss Heather will be stepping away from her role as a weekly instructor at VanDance as her school teaching job is changing this fall. She will however continue to be involved with VanDance in many ways! I have attached a letter from her to this email.  We thank her greatly for all she has done for VanDance!


Dancer/Instructor Haley Van Rijn will be taking on the role as instructor for all hip hop, jazz/hop and contemporary/modern classes. Haley has been dancing and teaching in the Vancouver area for the past several years and has recently moved back to Lethbridge to be closer to family. We are looking forward to having her energy, style and positivity here at the studio! I have attached some information about Haley for you all to read.


Miss Haley will be teaching this Thursday! Miss Heather will also be in attendance to introduce you!


Miss Renee will cutting back her teaching this season as well. We will see Miss Renee a few times a month as our ballet consultant. Her knowledge of the syllabus and her involvement with the RAD is appreciated and vital to VanDance students.


The rest of the VanDance staff will be returning to continue working the students.  We look forward to welcoming Haley to our team.


We are adding a Friday afternoon after school dance program to our schedule next season! These classes will be geared to recreational students who need after school supervision and want to dance. These classes will not do festival or year end show. These classes will be fun, exciting, introduction to dance programs. There will be 2 age groups offered. 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds. Classes will run from 1-4 on Every Friday afternoon and students will be exposed to hip hop, Jazz, breakdance, character, musical theatre, acro, yoga, creative movement…a wide variety of dance styles from a variety of instructors. They will also have activities, crafts and speakers!


The cost of this program is 75.00 a month and will run Sept-June we are very excited about our after school program.


We will be offering an adult program this upcoming season. Classes in tap, ballet, jazz and Zumba will be coming back to VanDance! 10 week session classes will be offered for different levels from a variety of instructors.


We are planning a studio performance cruise for Feb 2018.  More details to come at June registration.

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