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to be at the forefront of professional dance training. Our program provides competition-level ballet training that produces dancers with an authentic artistic style and the highest calibre of technique, balanced with an unparalleled degree of complete dance education.
in the Lower Mainland; we offer a very specialized one-on-one training program whilst creating a safe, nurturing and inspiring environment. We understand how much a Petit Danseuse/Danseur loves to dance, and how dedicated the Maturité Danseuse/Danseur is. At every level our dancers are introduced to the new and exciting stages in dance, from the start of their first competition, up to and beyond Vocational RAD Exam work. We strive to challenge, encourage, and inspire our dancers, and every provision is made for them to be the best artist and performer they can.
programs and offer classes in the Vaganova and RAD methods, Pointe/Allegro work, Conditioning, Ballet/Contemporary Repertoire, and Private Coaching for exam and/or competition preparation. Our training program produces artistic, educated, and exceptional dancers of the highest international standard. We instill a love of dance, inspire the soul, and create well balanced creative personalities. Get in touch with us to find out how.
Jocelyn had the honour of dancing professionally on the international stage before turning her sights on teaching/mentoring in her hometown area of the lower mainland. Jocelyn holds the highest accreditation awarded to teachers with her RAD RTS. She feels privileged to be able to pass on her expertise and devotion of ballet to the students of today.
Janine is an accomplished professional ballet dancer turned teacher. Janine has graced the stages internationally and worked with some of the most highly respected artists/choreographers in the ballet world. Janine is excited to share her passion and love of ballet to the future generations of dance.
to create dancers who inspire and aspire at every level. With Avant’s flair, every dancer gets to experience training in their chosen style and taste, while developing and encouraging their very own expression.
ensures that the beginners and experienced dancer alike can grow and mature in their dance career in a way that suits their individual abilities, all while being professionally mentored and guided toward success.
makes it easy for you to fit you love of dance into your busy lifestyle. We are conveniently situated in Burnaby, serving the entire tri-cities area and greater Vancouver regional district. We have a schedule that works for every student.
This program is for the youngest of dancers, aged 3-5, incorporating diverse classical ballet training together with a love of the arts. In addition to classical ballet, students are also introduced to creative movement, the art of imagery and music theory.
The Junior Elite program is for dancers aged 5-12 years old. This program is for the young dancer who shows an absolute love of ballet. A comprehensive ballet program is offered at this level; once the student reaches the grade 4 level they are invited to attend further class work in the Vaganova method, Jr Pointe/ Pre Pointe and a Conditioning class. Dancers at the Grade 2 level and higher are encouraged to participate in the local Dance Competitions.
For the most serious of dancers, who have chosen ballet as their craft. This program is offered to dancers aged 13+ and runs from mid day onwards- 6 days a week. Students are offered daily ballet classes trained in the Vaganova method, Pointe Technique, Ballet and Contemporary Repertoire, as well as Conditioning. Along side the open classes, Vocational RAD ballet classes are introduced from Intermediate Foundation up to and including the Solo Seal. Dancers who are in GR.11 academia and upwards are invited to participate in our Company Drop In Class. We also encourage our dancers at this level, who are eligible, to participate in local and international ballet competitions. The Senior Elite program is by audition only.
Unlike any other training program of its kind, Avant Dance Co offers a 3X weekly ballet drop in class to the pre professional and professional dancers in and around the Lower Mainland. Dancers who would like to stay in shape, hone their craft and be introduced to new and innovative teaching are invited to attend. This class is charged on a drop in basis.
Each month, we aspire to offer a Saturday Master Class Series with teachers at the forefront of their respected craft. One month it may be Ballet and Modern and the next Jazz. We would like to invite dancers from around the Lower Mainland to attend this master class series.