Vlad’s Dance Company, leading dance studio in Richmond Hill, Ontario, understands the importance of nurturing dancers at every level. Whether you want to enroll your child in recreational lessons or are interested in part or full-time competitive dancing, this family-owned dance studio will inspire you to leave it all on the dance floor.
Led by artistic director Vlad, who trained at the Ballet Academy (Vaganova System) and Rimski-Corsakoff Conservatory and is known for innovative choreography, Vlad’s Dance Company has an incredibly talented staff. Our instructors have years of professional experience, have competed around the world and been behind the dance scenes of various TV shows and movies. They are also truly passionate about fostering students’ individual strengths and assisting with weaknesses.
We are proud to have an impressive roster of alumni students who have gone on to have successful careers, including superstars such as Jordan Clark, winner of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
With our numerous options, you will find something for you. One of the most popular programs at VDC is our recreational program, which allows anyone 2.5 years and older to realize the benefits of dance in a casual and creative way. Students are encouraged to have fun as they learn about musicality, self-confidence, discipline, posture, etiquette, grace, balance and more. This recreational program includes a range of dance styles (ballet, jazz, tap, Acro, hip-hop and contemporary) so that students may find their personal favourite. While the dance world is typically competitive, the recreational program ensures a focus on sheer enjoyment and self-discovery.
The part-time competitive program sees students train five hours per week in ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop. The full-time program is more intense with dancers training nine or more hours per week and includes ballet, Pointe, adagio/partnering, jazz technique, stretch/body conditioning, contemporary, tap, Acro and tumbling, lyrical and hip-hop.
In addition to year-round programs, VDC offers additional options including adult classes as well as summer programs such as summer arts camp and birthday parties.
Vlad’s Dance Company is proud to create exceptional experiences for all our dancers, not only through our experienced staff and wide range of offerings, but also with our facilities. Raised and professionally designed dance floors, high ceilings that allow for more oxygen and a spacious layout guarantee that our dance studios are among the best in the Greater Toronto Area.
A warm and nurturing approach sets Vlad’s apart from other dance companies when it comes to training tomorrow’s brightest stars, helping kids to discover the joys of movement and encouraging all students to dance their way through life.