TYPES OF CLASSES AVAILABLE

Dance classes are available for ages 1 to Seniors.

Types of dance we cover include ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, acro, hip hop, break dance, music & movement, Discover Dance, baton twirling, contemporary, lyrical, modern, song & dance, stage/musical theatre, Highland, Zumba, Bollywood, robotics, ballroom, Latin, and swing.

 
Have kids in both dance and gymnastics classes? Bring your dancers and your gymnasts at the same time! The dance studio is upstairs from the gym in the same facility.

 

FULL DANCE CLASS LIST

Annual registration fee of $20 per student or $35 per family in addition to tuition fees.

Please note that our registration site has our most up-to-date class times, availability and prices. Please visit our registration platform to confirm class information.

Mondays:

9:30 – 3:00     Studio available for personal use

3:00 – 3:45     Break Dancing Ages 4 - 9    Jan - June.

3:45 – 4:45     Break Dancing Ages 8 - 16   Jan - June. 

4:45 – 5:15      Ballet Ages 4 - 7 

5:15 – 5:45     Tap Ages 4 - 7

5:45 – 6:30    Private lesson

6:30 – 7:30     Adult/Teen Ballet

7:30 – 8:15      Salsa (couples) 8 weeks Jan 10 – March 7 skipping Family Day $200/couple
8:15 pm         Private lesson time available   


Tuesdays:

9:00 – 1:45     Studio available for personal use

1:45 – 2:15      Private Tap

2:15 – 3:00     Hip Hop Ages 8 - 13 perfect for home schoolers

3:00 – 3:30     Private tap solo

3:30 – 3:45    Solo time available
3:45 – 4:15     Private Tap

4:15 – 5:00     Contemp/Modern 11 – 17

5:00 – 5:45     Tap group 11 – 17 advanced

5:45 – 6:00     Tap solo

6:00 – 7:00     Ballet Teens/ Adults Advanced

7:00 – 7:15      Pointe

7:15 – 8:00      Adult Tap intermediate/advanced. Older teens welcome.

8:00 – 8:45     Adult/Teen Lyrical/Contemporary

8:45 – 9:15      Time Available

 

Wednesdays:

2:00 – 2:45      Private lesson time or studio avail for personal use 

2:45 – 3:00      Private Song & Dance 

3:00 – 3:45      Stage/Musical Theatre 6 – 12 

3:45 – 4:30      Jazz group 8 – 12 

4:30 – 5:15      Stage/Musical Theatre 11 – 17 

5:15 – 6:00      Jazz group 11 – 17 advanced 

6:00 – 6:45      Ballet 8 -12 

6:45 – 7:30     Adult/teen beginner tap January - June 

7:30 – 8:00     Studio available for personal use 

 

Thursdays:

9:00 – 2:30        Studio available for personal use

2:30 – 3:00        Private lesson time available

3:00 – 3:45        Intro to Dance 5 – 9

3:45 – 4:30        Hip Hop Group 6 – 10

4:30 – 5:15         Hip Hop Ages 8 – 13

5:15 – 6:00         Lyrical Group 11 – 17

6:00 – 6:45        Hip Hop Group 11 – 17

6:45 – 7:00        Stage Duo

7:00 – 7:30         Highland ages 8 – 14 beginners  Jan-June Sword Dance
7:30 – 8:15         Bollywood style dancing Adults  Join any time.

8:15 – 9:00        Zumba fitness Teens/Adults     


Fridays:

9:00 – 9:45       Moms' Dancercise – wear your babies or let them sleep, or let them dance! Moms with babies up to 2 years. Starts January.

10:00 – 10:45    Music and Movement 2 – 4 

11:00 – 11:30      Teddy Bear Ballet  Ages 18 - 36 months

11:30 – 2:15 Studio available for personal use

2:15 – 3:00        Home School classes

3:00 – 3:30        Ballet 6 – 10 January to June

3:30 – 4:15        Tap group 8 – 13 Intermediate

4:15 – 4:45        Mother/Daughter duo tap

4:45 – 5:30        Acro beginner 6 – 12

5:30 – 6:00        Hip Hop solo

6:00 – 6:30        Beginner Tap 8 – 13 $39/mo. Combine with Jazz for $59/mo (ages 11 - 13 only)

6:30 – 7:00        Jazz 11 – 17  $39/mo. Combine with Tap for $59/mo (ages 11 - 13 only)

7:00 – 7:15        Solo

7:15 – 7:30        Jazz solo

7:30 – 7:45        Contemporary solo

7:45 – 8:30        Acro teens/adults January to June

8:30 – 9:00        Private lesson time available


Saturdays:

9:00 - 9:30 am       Boys Gotta Dance! Tap, hip hop, and more. Boys ages 3-6. January to June

9:30 - 10:00 am     Intro to Hip Hop and Jazz Ages 6 – 10 January to June

10:00 - 10:30 am   Tiny Ballerinas Ages  2 - 4 

10:30 – 11:15         Ballet Ages 4 – 7

11:15 – 12:00         Intro to Dance 3 – 7 Tap, ballet, jazz, and hip hop
 

12:10 – 2:00           Dance Birthday Party! Book by calling 604-795-6009. $140 for the first 10 kids; $10 ea for extra kids. $40 immediate deposit required

 

PERFORMANCES AND COMPETITIONS

Competitions

If your dancer has been invited by the teacher to participate in the Surrey Festival of Dance or any other competition, you have the right to accept or decline.

Entry fees apply to dance competitions and range from $15 - $80 per student in 2021 at competitions, depending on whether it is a group, trio, duo, or solo entry. Plus extra admin costs and rental of rehearsal space.


Please let us know whether you would like to be a part of this. Fees due Nov-Dec each year for competitions happening in Feb-May.


Recital

In June we will have a year-end show. There is no extra fee to participate, but audience members, including parents, will need to purchase a ticket.


All tickets $12 each, but children 4 and under are free. 

Maximum $30 per household family rate for those living at the same address. During Covid when seats are limited there are no discounts for groups or children.

Parents helping with tickets and other recital tasks: most tickets are free, but please confirm with Donna if you would like a free ticket

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Our year runs September to August and we charge each dancer an annual registration fee of $20. ​​If you are registering several people in the same family at the same time we offer a discounted rate of $35 per family.

Your registration fee covers both gymnastics at Chilliwack Gymnastics Club, which is in the same building, and dance at Chilliwack Dance School.


If you have already registered for gymnastics this year, you do not have to pay the $20 registration fee for dance classes.

 

DANCE CLASS FEES

Group Classes

All regular group classes have the same fee structure.

All prices include GST and apply to our 10-month dance season from September to June​

  • Weekly 30 min classes: $390 per year, or $39 per month

  • Weekly 45 min classes: $490 per year, or $49 per month

  • Weekly 60 min classes: $590 per year, or $59 per month

Solos and Duos

  • Weekly 15 min solo time: $520 per year, or $52 per month 

  • Weekly 15 min duo time: $350 per year, or $35 per month per dancer

  • ​Half Hour Private Lesson: $26

  • Half Hour Semi-Private Lesson: $17.50 each ($35 total)


Multiple Classes of One Style

If your dancer participates in two group classes of the same style of dance you pay for the total time of that style, not for two classes.

Example: If your child takes tap choreo for ages 8 - 10 and tap choreo for ages 10 – 12 and tap technique for a total of 90 minutes, you will be billed for 90 minutes. However, please note that solos and duos are calculated separately.

Prices are as follows, with "year" meaning ten months from September to June:

  • 90 min per week of one style: $790 per year, or $79 per month

  • 1 hr 45 min per week of 1 style: $890 per year, or $89 per month

  • 2 hours per week of one style: $990 per year, or $99 per month

  • 3 hours per week of one style: $1360 per year, or $136 per month

Free Classes

Pay for 3 classes of dance covering 3 styles for any one dancer, and get a 4th class free. Example: pay for hip hop, ballet, and tap. Get baton or jazz or acro for free. One of your paid classes may be gymnastics,  downstairs in the Chilliwack Gymnastics Club. Solos and duos not included.

For details about short-term classes and rates, see the prices on the schedule.

 

DANCE FAQS

Dance Attire

You are responsible for providing your dancer with proper dance clothing and footwear for class. This includes tap shoes for tap classes, and ballet shoes for ballet classes. Come dressed to move - stretchy clothing is ideal, particularly body suit and tights. For hip hop classes running shoes are fine. Baton classes: you must purchase a baton that fits your dancer. We can supply one if that makes it easier. Cost will be whatever the going rate is at the time, probably about $25 - $30.


Costumes

Costumes are required for participation in competitions, parades, and in the year-end show/recital in June. We encourage all students to participate. 

We make an effort to keep costume costs down to $40 - $75 per dancer per dance. Some could be a bit more or cheaper. For solos and small groups there may be costumes available for rent. Rental price is $12 per full costume. 

Most of our costumes are purchased from a costume company.
It is the teacher's choice whether you will be expected to find or sew your own costume, rent from the studio, buy one on your own that the teacher has chosen, or buy one that the teacher has purchased.