DWPA: Vancouver’s #1 Dance Studio

With over 23 years of experience, DanceWorks is the most complete and trusted studio in the area.

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What makes DanceWorks the best?



DanceWorks offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Acrobatic Dance, Pre-school Dance, Aerial Silks, Musical Theatre,  for kids ages 3 to adult, and beginning through advanced levels. Our mission is to provide the highest quality dance education for every student, from recreational to pre-professional, in a positive, productive, and healthy environment.

  • Our NEW 10,000sq ft building has 6 studios, all equipped with elevated hardwood sprung floors which help reduce the risk of injuries, 5 bathrooms, student lounge, large dressing rooms, wifi, 50 parking spaces & much more
  • Desk staff are available to assist you during teaching hours
  • Observation windows for viewing in 5 of our studios, and TV viewing in one of our other studios
  • Annual Showcase with 5 tickets included in your Showcase fee, along with a t-shirt for your dancer
  • Your Showcase fee also includes costume tights, accessories, a logo garment bag, and all alterations.

4 Things Every Parent Should Know About Dance Schools

Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional sprung floor covered with Marley to prevent slipping. Five of our six floors at DanceWorks have these floors, which give as the students move on them. Our tap room has a floating floor subsystem with hard wood.

If the dance class has fewer students in it, each child will receive more personalized attention, learn more, and have more fun. With younger students, it is easier for a teacher to maintain control over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts and instructions when there are fewer students per class. Our studio limits our classes (ages 6-12) to a maximum of just 12 students per class. With our younger classes (ages 3-5) we limit all of our classes to a maximum of just 10. We also have an assistant program in which our senior students demonstrate and assist in classes, which provides the teacher with more opportunity to watch and correct the students.
Most studios put on a year end show at an outside venue. Students that perform in the show must have a costume for their dance number. Some studios may require parents to sew their child’s costumes, or pay extra, and the parents must find a seamstress to do the sewing. This can be inconvenient and frustrating for parents who are busy or can’t sew. Our studio orders costumes ready made so parents do not have to worry about any costume hassles and any alterations required are done for you and included. Our studio also gives each parent 5 free tickets and a dvd of the show included with your showcase fee.
Conveniently order and purchase shoes, tights and dance wear all in one location. We have office staff on hand during all class times Monday through Saturday to answer your questions. All of our information is posted, with extra copies always available.