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Hello RPA Families,

As you know we are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and doing our best to keep our staff and families safe and well. We have decided to move forward with remote learning and not have students attend classes in person until March 28th. At that time we will reassess the situation. All registered students will receive an email tomorrow, March 16th, with instructions on using Zoom for remote learning. We are holding staff training March 16-17th. Therefore, classes will not be held March 16-17th and we will begin remote learning Wednesday, March 18th. We did a trial yesterday with Teacher Brina teaching Tavin (our son) ballet at home and it was absolutely wonderful. Tavin was engaged and loved seeing his teacher up on the TV. This will keep the students progressing and caught up with their choreography for the June performance. 

Not only will your student have access to their regularly scheduled class, they’ll have access to ALL of our classes with the exception of Youth Dance Company and Theatre Troupe. This means your child can try hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, acro dance, contemporary, musical theatre and acting for all ages! This applies to adult classes too! Classes will also be recorded and accessible with a password so you can take class when it works for you. We’ll also be offering discounted private dance lessons.

We know this is a very uncertain time for everyone, especially the children whose routine has been completely disrupted. We want to give them some normalcy and keep up their training and performing arts education. As always, we appreciate your understanding and continued support during this difficult time. Our top priority is giving your child the best performing arts education possible while thinking of our community as a whole. 

Please email with any questions and thank you again for your support!

Warm wishes,

Annie Warf
Owner/Artistic Director

Scott Craig
Owner/Executive Director


RPA continues to monitor the status of this virus along with following recommendations from the CDC set forth at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html 

For more information about what you can do, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


2020 – 2021 Preschool registration now open for current students.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins March 2nd for new students.

Riverside Performing Arts is the first all inclusive dance, theatre and music training academy and Preschool in Vancouver and equal emphasis is placed on each performing art. Classes focus on artistry and collaboration, valuing process over product. RPA instructors are encouraged and supported to be working artists in their fields, bringing a rich professionalism and detailed technical knowledge to each class. RPA is a place where children explore their own interests as well as being challenged in a safe and nurturing environment.