Burnaby Dance Studio reopens to young dancers

Burnaby nonprofit is bringing back programs for dancers ages 6 to 18 after a long hiatus during the pandemic.

After a successful eight-week free run in April, nonprofit dance studio Dance Imagination in Burnaby is opening its doors to kids eager to groove this month.

The studio was hoping to celebrate its 30th anniversary in a big way, until COVID-19 rained down on its runway. With lessons online and outside the studio, Chris LePage, the co-artistic director, is excited to bring the kids back to the studio.

Children and teenagers aged 6 to 18 can enroll in modern dance classes at different levels that run from this month until June 2023.

The dance studio has produced notable artists over the years who have performed on different stages around the world. Studio organizers hope to help foster another generation of dancers after the two-year pandemic hiatus.

Unlike many dance associations that prepare their young students for competitions, the Creative Dance Association’s primary focus is performance-oriented and stays away from the “competitive” spirit.

The full-year program begins September 26 and concludes with a special showcase in June 2023 at the Shadbolt Center.

The studio encourages children and teens to put their best dancing foot forward by opening its doors to dancers of all levels of experience, through registration on their site.

Imagination dance class

Where: 5135 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC

When: September 26; Mondays until the showcase in June 2023.

Cost: $350 for the year (including costumes and showcase fees)


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