The Dance Academy of Prince Rupert has been sharing the joy of dance for over 30 years. Many of our former students have gone on to successful professional careers as performers and teachers. The professionalism, positive and encouraging atmosphere creates a real sense of camaraderie and family at the studio.
The Dance Academy building is a bright cozy practice space with natural lighting and sprung wood floors which are ideal for dance as they cushion bones and joints from impact. All studios are equipped with sound systems and mirrors for good visual corrections. Our main studio also boasts a TV and AV equipment for instant feedback and results through video corrections. We have three studios, two large and one small, change rooms, a student lounge, and a kitchen. The Academy is situated in a safe neighbourhood with a convenient bus stop at the front door.
We offer year-round programs to suit the age and commitment level of each and every student. The Academy ensures that every dancer receives the same high quality training and careful instruction from our certified teachers through either our recreational or competitive program, called the DAPR Dance Team. Parents can select the dance education best suited to their needs.
The Academy has taken programs to the high school, pre-schools, Strong Start, Kaien Anti Poverty Society, cross-training for figure skating and hockey teams, parades and in flash mobs. We are proud of our involvement in our community and hope to continue providing these excellent dance opportunities.
DAPR has an excellent festival and exam record. The DAPR Dance Team students annually participate in several festivals taking home numerous prizes while having a lot of fun and learning from master teachers. All our students work hard to excel in their exams in ballet, jazz, tap, and acrobatics each year, which allows them to earn high school credits for their dance training.
We have a wonderful and active parents group named “Backstagers”. They are dedicated and helpful parents who organize and participate in our fundraising efforts, Christmas Show, and calendar showcasing photos of our students in action.
Dance is the perfect activity for anyone who wants a lifelong fitness program because it adapts to any age or fitness level. Enlivening the imagination, enriching the spirit, and strengthening the body is our mandate and the Dance Academy is committed to continuing to provide dance opportunities for everyone for years to come. Let us enhance your life with dance!