Do your kids love to move and groove? If you’ve got a budding ballerina or a kid who’s totally into hip-hop, Rogue Dance Studio is a warm, supportive, inspiring and totally fun place for your kids to develop their creativity through dance. We’ve shared it with you before, but it’s worth mentioning again, because it’s a great choice for anyone looking for dance classes for kids in Vancouver.
East Side Style
Rogue Dance Studio is a relative newcomer to the kids’ dance scene in Vancouver. Vanessa Mayrand, the studio’s director, opened the Commercial Drive studio in Fall 2011. They have since attracted a loyal following of local parents who love the amazing teachers and convenient location. Rogue offers classes for preschoolers and parent and tots in the morning, and Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Breakdance and Contemporary dance in the afternoons and evenings. Home learner classes are also available during the daytime if there are at least five kids registered for a class.
Expressing Creativity Through Dance Classes for Kids
Dance classes for kids are a great way to help little ones be more creative. Lots of physical activity helps kids use their energy in a positive way, and kids often focus better on academics when they get enough exercise. Dance is a great opportunity for kids to direct their physical energy in a focused, creative activity. Dance is also a great introduction to working towards a creative goal as a group. My daughter especially looked forward to the twice-yearly recitals where she could show off what her class had been working on together.
Dance for Everyone
Rogue Dance Studio believes that every child should have the opportunity to dance if they want to. To make this dream possible for low-income families in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood they have partnered with YWCA Semlin Gardens to provide scholarships for six kids to attend classes this year, which were funded by generous donations from the community. The YWCA Semlin Gardens is a housing community that caters to single mothers participating in YWCA programs, providing affordable housing to mother-led families in both the short and long term.
When we moved out of the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, our weekly trips to Rogue Dance were something we really missed. Vanessa and the teachers’ warm welcomes always made us feel right at home. Dance can be serious, but when it’s for kids it should be fun and empowering. Rogue Dance Studio is a great local studio where your kids can develop their love of dance in a friendly, inspiring environment.
Rogue Dance Studio
Michelle Carchrae is often asking those important life questions: "who moved the scissors?", "how would you do that differently next time?" and "are you finished with the glitter glue?" Homeschooling two girls, ages 6 and 3, is her full time job. The rest of the time Michelle can be found blogging at The Parent Vortex, hiking in the forest or knitting and reading simultaneously. She recently published her first ebook, The Parenting Primer: A guide to positive parenting in the first six years, and moved to Bowen Island.