Established in 2003, Pro Arté Centre is best known for its commitment to providing holistic and inspired training to young dancers intending to pursue a career in dance. Pro Arté offers vibrant training programs for those just beginning dance and for those who are training as professionals. The Centre provides caring, engaging, excellence in training for dance students from ages 4 through adults — all ages are served by certified and experienced teachers that are passionate about sharing their love of dance.
Our graduates have been accepted into companies and dance programs within Canada, the United States and Europe including to name a few; Juilliard, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Alvin Ailey, Ballet BC, Alberta Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Philadanco, Ballet Theatre UK, Rambert and Rudra Bejart.
Students participating in Pro Arté programs have been awarded BC Provincial titles in the classical ballet, contemporary and stage divisions and have also been recognized for outstanding performance and technical ability in internationally acclaimed competitions in the USA and Europe. Pro Arté sees students achieve high distinction in Advanced 2 level international ballet and modern Examinations with both the lmperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Students are also trained for the Solo Seal and Genée Awards.
Our internationally recognised teaching faculty come highly qualified with professional performing careers, international teaching accreditation (RAD; ISTD and AFSA International), and are actively involved with the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and Healthy Dancer Canada. They have been recipients of numerous choreography and school awards at events held in New York, Berlin, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, Portland, Seattle and Florida.
Pro Arté Centre offers an on-site Full DAY Dance/Academic Professional Program Grades 4 – 12 as well as a Half Day Program and after school programs. The Centre also has on-site physiotherapy and a fully equipped Pilates gym with a team of holistic support staff for dance conditioning & rehab, nutrition and mental training.
Dancing stimulates the Mind, Body and Soul. It has been proven to increase cognitive strengths and prolong life; That is the Miracle of Dance. – Lai Rupe