DanceXpress—An Essential Foundation
A Ballet BC initiative since 2015, DanceXpress provides children in Vancouver access to dance and the freedom of self-expression through movement. In partnership with KidSafe Project, Pacific Coast Resource Society, Vancouver Community School Teams and Parent Advisory Councils, DanceXpress offers dance/movement programming to at-risk children and to youth whose access to dance specifically—and arts and culture more broadly—is otherwise limited.
DanceXpress is not about learning steps, a style or technique—it’s about moving, finding rhythm, connecting, listening and learning. Through dance students learn to communicate with each other and their self. Maintaining a strong body-mind connection is fundamental to good health; understanding what the body is communicating is an essential foundation to developing a sense of inner strength and emotional wellness.
“DanceXpress was the best summer program we’ve had! Please come back again next year!”
“The kids were so engaged – I’ve never seen some of these kids so into something.”
“It is truly exciting to hear that Ballet BC is able to continue this amazing gift to vulnerable children in school break and after school frameworks! Access to the skills and knowledge of Ballet BC is not a thing that comes along every day in the life of the kids we work with, and makes a huge difference in terms of creative development and perception of what place movement arts can have in their lives.”
This program is made possible in part through funding provided by the Government of British Columbia and support from the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA).
Fall Ballet Class Series
Ballet BC is delighted to be offering our fifth session of adult ballet classes! Look forward to our fall classes from September 9 – December 16, 2019.
This is a beginner and beginner-plus adult ballet class. Led by Ballet BC artists, this series will be an introduction to ballet and an opportunity for those with prior experience to improve their technique. Each class will begin with a ballet barre and continue with a multitude of centre exercises. Enjoy learning ballet with live piano accompaniment!
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 21
November 4, 25
Dec 2, 9, 16
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street, Birmingham Studio, 3rd floor
What to bring
Comfortable dancewear, soft ballet shoes, and a bottle of water.
Drop-ins available at $20 per class, space permitting.
Please bring exact change if paying by cash.
For all activities listed above, Ballet BC acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia for Ballet BC’s Outreach and Education Program.