Half-Day Intensive Training Program

The Half-Day Intensive Training Program begins in the early afternoon, Monday-Friday, and Saturday morning. The school season begins on Thursday after Labour Day in September, and ends after the second weekend in June each calendar year. It consists of 18+ hours of classes per week and up to 6 hours of rehearsal time on weekends prior to upcoming performances. Admission to the Half-Day Intensive Training Program is by audition only and it requires a high level of previous dance training, personal commitment and dedication. The courses included in the program are Ballet, Pas de deux, Technique, Repertoire, Men’s Technique, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Stretch and live performances.

Pacific DanceArts’ Half-day Intensive Training Program is one of the most successful programs of its kind in Canada, with students arriving from the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Holland, Japan, China, and across Canada to train specifically with this program at Pacific DanceArts.

- Photos of 2012-2013 Season1/2 Day Intensive Training Students -

Half-Day Intensive Training Program is for students who wish to pursue a professional career in the field of dance. All instructors for this program have a professional background and classes are taught in a unique, nurturing environment with attention to all students. Pacific DanceArts recognises and respect each student’s unique creative artistic path, thereby providing individual attention to students in the classes.

As a result, Pacific DanceArts’ Half-Day Intensive Training Program has had an exceptionally high percentage of its students move on to professional dance companies around the world in countries including Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Japan and Brazil.

For information regarding the Half-Day Intensive Training Program, please call 604-738-8575 or EMAIL US

Half-Day Intensive Training Program is a PTI designated program in Vancouver BC Canada >>MORE INFO


"Pacific DanceArts truly helped me realize my dream of becoming a professional dancer. I received all the intense training and discipline of a big school, in a small school environment that was very personalized and nurturing. I would recommend PDA to any aspiring student hoping to become a professional dancer." - Taylor -

Alumni of the Half-Day Intensive Training Program

Alumni of the Half-Day Intensive program have joined companies such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Staatsballett Berlin, Milwaukee Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Houston Ballet, Osnabruck Dance Theatre, Ballet de Monterrey and Compañía de Danza Clásica y Neoclásica de Jalisco, as well as careers with musical theater companies and Hollywood dance specialists.

Yoko Kanamat / Mark MacKillop
Katrina Bois
Anna O'Callaghan / Thiago Santos