COVID 19 Response 

Dear Pro Arte Centre Families,
Pro Arte Centre is continuing to manage through this crisis, while supporting our community and our faculty who have been working extremely hard to keep classes running during these extraordinary changes to the arts industry. The measures we have taken are to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the Pro Arte Centre dancers and faculty.
We have had our doors closed since March 14th 2020 and have been working closely with BC Health Ministry, IADMS and WHO guidelines to develop a safe and strategic reopening plan. We are pleased to share that as of June 1st 2020 we are opening with limited in-class instruction. We will still be continuing to place our classes online to accommodate our community that are still not comfortable with in-class instruction.
We are also rolling out a On-Demand program for dancers that want to re-take a class, or if they are unable to make a class, it will still be available to them so there are no gaps in training. On-Demand comes with a FREE resource for Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop.
Working with recommendations from BC Ministry of Health, IADMS and the WHO, we have introduced enhanced, preventative health and safety measures to ensure all feel safe to teach and dance. You can see the preventative measures on our social media.
The issues that we have been presented with this crisis is new to all of the performing arts community. Each step of the way back into training, we have done our best to take care of our clients and support our community – and we will continue to do so.
Pro Arte Faculty

When entering our studio

  • First — if you are not well — stay home!
  • If you live with a family member who is in quarantine, please wait to attend class in person until after the quarantine period has ended.
  • Arrive 5 minutes before class begins with your hair done and in dance wear.  Please bring a wrap that covers your arms so you can cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • With apologies to parents, there are no waiting rooms available and guests/visitors to the building are prohibited.  Please advise the office should this be problematic if there is a long commute to navigate.
  • Please wash your hands on entering and exiting the building. 
  • Please do not touch any locker other than your own.
  • Enter and exit the studios singly allowing for social distancing room between yourself and others.
  • Sanitizing stations have been set up around the building for use.
  • Class length has been limited to one hour in each room after which point, students will be directed to a different studio to continue instruction.
  • 7 minutes after dancers have left a studio (for any water droplets to settle), studios are cleaned, barres sanitized and floors damp-mopped in preparation for the next class.
  • Classes for each level are linked back to back with staggered start and end times to reduce the number of individuals in the hallways. No breaks are planned however students will be allowed to stagger washroom breaks during classes and are encouraged to bring a water bottle (filled at home).  There is no kitchen access at this time. Each dancer will have a 10’x10′ dancing space marked with an additional 2′ between boxes.  Barres will not be shared.  Faculty will have their own space and will not be moving around the studio but remain in their teaching space.