Summer Dance for Adults from beginner to advanced!!


Are you interested in Dance and live on Vancouver Island?

Well I have a list for you.

Below is a communal list of dance summer classes that cater specifically to adults. They range in times, levels and styles but all are part of the wonderful Victoria dance community.

Ballet at Cedar Hill with Jenna Holmes

Dates: July and Augustdp

Where: Cedar Hill Rec

Type of class: Ballet

Level: Level 1 (beginner) Thursday from 6:45-7:45pm Level 2/3 (beginner continuing/pre-intermediate) Monday 7:50-8:50pm Level 4 (Intermediate) Monday 6:30-7:45pm

Instructor: Jenna Holmes

Description: From beginner to advanced keep up the technique or dive in to a new style all through the summer.(Drop ins welcome)

*sign up online

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Passion and Performance

Dates: June 20-July 30

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Type of class: All types of sassy classes

Description: Passion and Performance believes that adults can enhance their sensuality and fitness through dance. They hold true to this belief by offering classes with two unique focuses regardless of a dancer’s skill level, gender, or age.

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* Fun Fact: they have Donation days where people can come and try a selection of classes for a donation.

Tap and Hip Hop intensive with Kristen Low 12239871_1034602809924204_23910044119942104_n

Dates: July 25-29

Where: Lifetree Center 6021 West Saanich Rd.  Victoria BC

Type of class: Tap 6:30-7:30 and Hip Hop 7:45-8:45

Level: All levels

Instructor: Kristen Low

Descriptions: Join together with other adults who want to learn to move and groove to the beat during two fantastic Summer classes.

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Raino Dance Summer Workshop Series

Dates: July to August (intensive)12294637_1060796587273496_5973361639041718176_n

Where: Raino Dance

Type of class: Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Flamenco

Levels: From beginner to advanced

Instructors: Amanda Zink, Kathy Lang, Dyana Sonik-Henderson, David Roland, and Lia Crowe

Descriptions: This Summer Workshop Series allows you to choose from five unique 5-day intensives. You join us Monday to Friday evening for your chosen week. By engaging with a style for five consecutive days, students consistently leave excited by the results, as well as having connected with a new, creative community. Take one week or take all six!

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Jazz Tech and Contemporary with Angela Mousseau

Dates: All summer long starting June 20th11165102_842193322533086_7138826953133556198_n

Where: The Canadian College of Performing Arts

Type of class: Jazz Tech Mondays and Contemporary Wednesdays

Level: intermediate to advanced

Instructor: Angela Mousseau

Jazz Tech Mondays and Contemporary Wednesdays!! 7-815 at The Canadian College of Performing Arts ALL SUMMER LONG.

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Rhythmical Contemporary with Dyana Sonik-Henderson 

Dates: August 11,18,25 Thursdays from 5:30-7:30IMG_6241

Where: Raino Dance

Type of class: Rhythmical Contemporary (new style)

Level: intermediate to advanced

Instructor: Dyana Sonik-Henderson

Description: Developed by Broken Rhythms artistic director, Rhythmical Contemporary is a style that was born and developed in Victoria. Its influences include Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop with inspiration from animalistic movement and a focus on connecting mind, music and body.

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Rhythm & Soul Dance with Desiree Williams and Caleigh Hunter

Dates: July 6- August 2413315752_10157029344230038_2969134733717003691_n

Where: McTavish Academy of Arts

Type of class: All types, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, African and heels

Level: Beginner Wednesday Nights 6:30-7:30 Advanced 7:30-8:30

Instructors: Desiree Williams and Caleigh Hunter

Description: Rhythm and Soul Dance is a creative duo who are bringing drop in adult dance classes to the Peninsula. Our vision is to create a fun, inclusive, and creative environment where dancers from the community can come together to DANCE.



Red Hot Swing

Dates: June, July, and August …and more IMG_20150327_220903-1-1024x768

Where: Dance Victoria Studios at 2750 Quadra Street, just north of Hillside

Type of Class: Swing dance lesson series, as well as weekly social dances

Level: Beginner to advanced

Description: The best place to begin is at the weekly Friday night dance.  That’s the one pictured here btw!  It starts with a 45 minute drop-in beginner lesson at 8:35pm (no partner or experience necessary), and then we have open dancing until 12:30am.

When you’re ready to dig in and get more, the class series are the place to go.  You begin at Swing 1 and learn your way up to Swing 5 over the course of several months.  Our next six-week Swing 1 session kicks off on Monday July 11th at 7pm.  You can get more information and reserve your spot on our website below.


Maple Leaf School of Ballet

 Dates: July 4- July 2911899877_758017727640429_7095707890785236534_n

Where: Maple Leaf School of Ballet 310 Henry Street,

Type of class: Ballet

Level: Beginner to advanced

Instructors: David Beales & Julian Montenegro

Description: The classes happen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m. There are twelve classes in the program. Classes start on Monday July 4th and finish on Friday July 29th.Each instructor will teach for a full week each, giving the students the opportunity to work with two high qualified instructors.


Whitespace Dance Summer 2016 Contemporary Classes 

Dates/Days: July 5-28th; Tuesdays and Thursdaysmodern-dance-215x300

Where: Dance Victoria Studios, 2750 Quadra Street (north entrance) Victoria,

Type of class: Basic and Intermediate Contemporary

Instructor:Leah Wickes

Times: Basic Level 6-7:30pm (minimal experience) and Intermediate Level (experience required) 7:30-9pm

Description: Come join us this summer for either Basic or Intermediate Contemporary classes! Classes will be taught by Leah Wickes and will be held at Dance Victoria Studios. Classes are for ages 16+.


*this list was created to highlight the many dance classes taking place in Victoria during the summer. All classes selected responded to a call out on the Vancouver Island Dance Teacher Association. Want to be added or have any feedback? Contact