Faculty

We are proud and excited to be sharing the talent, experience, and diversity that our faculty brings to our vision of a dance community. We are also very excited to be offering the Diane Jarmolow System for dance training and group teaching that we believe gives our students the greatest and most effective learning opportunity available.

Dale NealeDale Neale is the Dance Director of the Vancouver Academy of Ballroom Dance.  As our Head Master Instructor, Dale is teacher, choreographer and coach.  Dale comes from an extensive competitive dance background and has competed in International Latin, Standard and American Smooth and has won several titles including the U.S. Open Smooth Championship, numerous Rising Star Championships and is a 4-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Championships. Dale has danced in movies, commercials and music videos; and has performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He also spent time traveling extensively through Europe performing and teaching Salsa with American Latin All Stars. His dance philosophy involves improving the quality of your life through the joy of dance and improving yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to be the best you can be. You are never too young or too old to start!

 

Bea RhodesBea Rhodes is certified with Dance Vision International. In 1996 Bea founded Rhodes Wellness College, the home of  The Vancouver Academy of Ballroom Dance. She holds a Masters of Education (Adult Education) from the University of British Columbia and is a certified Life Skills Coach trainer and college instructor. Bea has designed and instructed many Life Skills, Wellness and Personal Development programs over the past twenty-five years. Bea is Dale’s ProAm Smooth Ballroom Dance Partner; she is an award-winning competitive amateur ballroom dancer with over twelve years experience. You can find out more about Bea by visiting her website at www.RhodesCollege.ca.

 

Diane JarmolowOur dancing instruction program is based on Diane Jarmolow‘s Ballroom Dance Teachers College Curriculum. Diane is a member of National Dance Counsel of America (NDCA). Diane has been consecutively awarded the prestigious “Teacher of Teachers” award for top North American Ballroom Dance Teacher. Diane is currently a guest instructor and program advisor for the Vancouver Ballroom Dance Teacher Training program. For more information visit: www.TeachBallroomDancing.com and www.ProDVIDA.com

  • 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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