Welcome to The Vancouver Academy of Ballroom Dance!

We are the first and only Ballroom Dance Training in Vancouver offering the internationally recognized Ballroom Dance Training Program created by Diane Jarmalow.

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Aside from private and group classes we teach the DVIDA professional certification system from Dance Vision for the dancer who wants to learn to teach or the dance enthusiast who wants to “dance like a teacher”.

A note to the dancer who is interested in keeping their “amateur” status – becoming CERTIFIED does not make you a PROFESSIONAL!  You maintain amateur status until you accept payment for teaching dancing.  The BONUS of becoming certified is that your technique becomes impeccable and if you do decide to go professional, you have your certification in place and you are on your way in a career in the dance world.  And, at any time the Dance Enthusiast can choose to add examinations.

Diane Jarmolow’s Program is known as the easiest, most effective way to learn how to dance and how to teach dance.  This ensures that the training you receive will contribute to you becoming a knowledgeable, experienced and well-respected dancer and/or dance teacher.

Become the best Dancer that you can be, the best Teacher that you can be, or do both at the same time!

Vancouver Academy of Ballroom Dance Students

Only a love of dance is required to join our program; no previous experience necessary!

The Program consists of four 4-month long semesters in which Intensive Trainees (we call these dancers Enthusiasts!) and Teacher Trainees learn a total of 16 dances in the American Smooth, American Rhythm and Nightclub Styles ~ for Program details please use the Menu Bar above.

The Program is delivered by The Vancouver Academy of Ballroom Dance Studio Dance Director, 4-Time Canadian Smooth Champion, Dale Neale.

Private Classes will always accelerate your learning curve.  Privates are available to all, from beginner to experienced competitor.


For more information call Dale Neale at dale@dalenealedance.com or call 604-358-5652.

Thank you, happy dancing and we’ll see you on the dance floor!

  • Katya Virshilas

    Dance Ambassador and Master Guest Instructor
    Katya Virshilas

    Katya Virshilas

    A Canadian Championship winning dancer, Katya has also been seen on the big screen with Antonio Banderas in the real-life inspirational story of a dance instructor and Imagen award winning movie "Take The Lead", as well as in the movie "Shall We Dance".

    We're honoured to be working with Katya to bring you the very best in instructional technique.

  • Just Wanna Dance!

    Just Wanna Dance?

    Just Wanna Dance!

    If you're in it for the fun and fitness we offer social dance classes with the most efficient and respected teaching methods with friendly, experienced instructors.

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