Victoria Academy of Ballet (VAB) is designated by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. Under the ownership and direction of Bleiddyn Del Villar Bellis (Artistic Director, Fellow & Examiner CC-CICB, Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma), VAB offers specialized dance instruction for children ages 3 through to professional level. Offering the highest caliber of professional instruction in dance training and performance, all faculty are highly experienced, qualified teachers with a passion for dance. Students of all ages and ability are trained to their fullest potential. VAB
Recreational program for dancers ages 3 to teen.
Professional Training Program
An intensive half-day program combining academics and dance for the student who wishes to pursue a career in dance. Age 12+. Acceptance by audition only.
Post-Secondary Bridge Program
A 3-year post-secondary diploma in Classical Ballet and Contemporary approved by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Private Training Institutions Branch. Bridge the gap from student to professional. Acceptance by audition only.
Summer 2020 Programs
Storybook Ballet Camps (Ages 4 – 7)
Come and explore ballet’s most beautiful and imaginative tales in our Storybook Ballet Camps. Ballet, creative movement, arts and crafts, imaginative play and musical exploration set to some of ballet’s most well-known tales. Students ages 4 to 7 explore the exciting, dramatic and energetic world of Storybook Ballets. This ballet camp offers children an enriching environment focused on creativity, group interaction and the joy of self-expression.
Storybook Ballet Camp A (Ages 4 – 5)
July 6-10, 2020
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Storybook Ballet Camp B (Ages 6 – 7)
July 13-17, 2020
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Junior Dance Intensive (Ages 8 – 12)
A two-week, full day, intensive program. Classes are offered in ballet, character, contemporary and preparation for pointe. The Junior Dance Intensive is for students with previous dance experience who wish to take their technique to a new level in this fun and action packed Intensive. The program culminates with an in-studio demonstration for family and friends of choreography learned throughout the two weeks.
July 6-17, 2020, Monday to Friday
VAB current level 1, 2, 3, 4
Summer Dance Intensive (Ages 12+)
A two-week, full day, intensive program. Classes are offered in ballet, repertoire, pointe, contemporary, character and strength/conditioning. The Summer Dance Intensive is for students with at least 3 years of ballet training who wish to take improve their technique and artistic development. The program culminates with a performance for family and friends of choreography and repertoire learned. Students attend the Summer Intensive from Japan, Mexico, USA, Britain and France. Homestay Accommodations for out-of-town students offered.
July 20-31, 2020, Monday to Friday
VAB current level 5, 6, 7, 8