The Vancouver Academy of Dance (VAD) has been Richmond’s premiere dance school for over 20 years. Our world-class instructors offer a multi-disciplinary curriculum including ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, tap, ballroom and acrobatics. We also teach traditional Chinese Dance, for which we are internationally acclaimed. All dancers from pre-school age up to adult are welcome.

VAD was founded to inspire creativity, develop potential, promote cultural diversity, and foster an appreciation for the performing arts within the community. We provide high-caliber dance education in a friendly, professional and nurturing environment. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential while learning to become versatile, technically proficient and expressive dancers.


VAD also provides workshops to private and public schools across the Lower Mainland.