The return of The Christmas Open House at Harbour Dance Centre

Saturday Dec 10 at 7:30PM we are having a Christmas Show: "Cracked Nuts" (a funny version of The Nutcracker) back at Harbour Dance Centre like in the old days!

It will feature training groups: Aviary, Endangered and Onyxx, as well as Belly Dancing by Hips Can Sway. And Tap guru Jim Hibbard as Drosselmayer!

Tickets are $10 cash at the door and the proceeds donated to the Food Bank. Stay afterwards and join us a for a drink and snack!

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Yanis Marshall comes to Vancouver (& HDC!)

We were so pleased to have Yanis Marshall here on the weekend. As his Saturday classes Sold Out right away, we were lucky to have him book more on Sunday. Some students were so inspired by Saturday's classes, they came back Sunday to get on the wait list-drop-in for Sunday. The class was attended by many of our staff, training students, regulars and some out of towners. And although he was fashionably late both days, I don't think anyone left disappointed. lt was a great experience and we hope Yanis will be back in the new year. We are hoping to bring him as a guest teacher for July's Summer Intensive 2017!

Check out some video footage of Sunday's Heels class here on our YouTube channel.



Heather Cornell Advanced Tap classes

We are excited to have Heather Cornell here from New York teaching a few classes Sundays at 2:30 October 30, November 27 and December 11. She is responsible for training many young tap artists including Mike Minery, Max Pollak, Roxanne Butterfly, Parris Mann and Jeannie Hill, as well as cast members of Manhattan Tap, Stomp, Bring in da' Noise, Bring in da' Funk, Tap Dogs, Cool Heat Urban Beat, and Riverdance. She travels extensively, mentoring new tap communities, teaching, and performing. Ms. Cornell is the Artistic Director of Manhattan Tap, one of New York City's leading tap ensembles. She recently choreographed the Tony-nominated Broadway comedy The Play What I Wrote. Heather's mentors include the great "hoofers" Eddie Brown, Buster Brown, Cookie Cook, Steve Condos and Chuck Green, and she has worked extensively with top jazz musicians worldwide, including the Ray Brown trio.

Check her YouTube:

You can pre-register for the classes here:

*There will also be a 4 week workshop on Mondays at 6PM starting November 21-December 12 for $80


Jessica Lang Dance Contemporary Master class Thursday Oct 27 at 6:30

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DanceHouse present Jessica Lang Dance from New York at the Vancouver Playhouse Oct 28 & 29. Jessica Lang Dance company members Laura Mead and Milan Misko will be teaching a repertory class in which students will have the opportunity to be guided through a warm-up and to learn movement phrases featured in JLD's upcoming performances. Only 25 spots are available for this Contemporary class. Register online to reserve your spot:


New Workshop: Progressing Ballet Technique with Nicola Earl November 5 for 6 weeks

Ballet on balls! Here is a new workshop class we are excited to have at HDC. It's called Progressing Ballet Technique. Nicola Earl is now fully certified to teach the Progressing Ballet Technique method.

Nicola describes it as a collaboration of Pilates and floor barre exercises done on an exercise ball which has been proven to be an excellent way to support ballet technique. The ball is an instant source of feedback to help any dancer at any level.

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.

It starts Saturday November 5 at 9:00-10:00am for 6 weeks until December 10. Register now for $99 until October 29, then after it will be $105.

Click here to see Progressing ballet Technique videos:



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