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2016 News and Information

Richmond Arts Centre dancers pass the test

07 November 2016

DancersThe Richmond Arts Centre is proud to announce the success of its first group of youth ballet dancers to take exams with the national Cecchetti Society of Canada.

All 17 dancers who were sent to Grade 2, 3, 4 and 5 examinations passed with flying colours and received internationally recognized certificates.

Head instructor, Miyouki Jego, remarked “This is a huge milestone and puts the Richmond Arts Centre on the map in the dance world” while dancer Mina Yang (age 12) exclaimed, “Having the privilege to be assessed by an amazing examiner is an experience I will never forget.”

Ballet registration at the Richmond Arts Centre has increased significantly since the implementation of a Cecchetti-based syllabus during the 2013/2014 school year. There are now more than 500 students in the program with another 90 wait-listed for beginner classes.  Programs range from weekly entry level classes all the way to the auditioned Richmond Youth Dance Company which rehearses a minimum of three times a week.

The Richmond Arts Centre School Year Dance Program runs from September to June and also offers jazz, tap and musical theatre classes. The school year program is best known for its conservatory approach with each dance style and large scale three-show recital at Gateway Theatre.

For more information about the programs offered at the Richmond Arts Centre visit www.richmond.ca/artscentre.