Youth Dance Company


This elite dance troupe in the greater Vancouver area gives dancers the experience of being in a company, preparing them for a future in the dance field.

Youth Dance Company is currently directed by Josh Murry-Hawkins. Company dancers focus on learning and performing original choreography in a fusion of dance styles and are featured in RPA’s January and June shows. Dancers extend their artistic growth with several performance opportunities in the Vancouver community with parades, festivals, and outreach. Dancers learn about current and past dance legends, makeup and hair styles, cross training and health tips are introduced to promote education and confidence. Company members are held to a higher standard in all classes with a personal evaluation after the first show of the year.


Auditions for our 2019-2020 season are June 1st from 12:00-2:00pm. Please arrive early to fill out a registration form and get an audition number to pin to the front.

Auditions are held once a year. If you cannot make it to the scheduled audition you may try and schedule an audition with the director before the school year starts. No auditions will be held once the school year starts.

Female dress code: Black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun or pulled back in a clean hairstyle.

Male dress code: Black tights, white fitted top, black ballet shoes, hair up or clean hairstyle.

You may bring shorts or leggings to wear after the ballet section of the audition is over, bring jazz and tap shoes if owned.


Must be at a level II or higher in the Focus Track program

Take 2 Focus Classes, one being ballet, a week

Sign a contract for the entire school year

Company class and rehearsal every Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm

Ages 10-18

Summer Intensive – 2019: August 19-23rd 3:15-7:15pm