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Our Purpose

Banff Dance Academy provides high-quality dance training to every student that enters our doors. The passion and care that our instructors put into each class allows our students to achieve their goals both in their dancing and life. Our highly qualified instructors focus on developing strong dance technique in a fun and energetic atmosphere, while passing on their passion for dance.

At BDA we aim to help each dancer develop their technique, challenge their minds, boost their confidence and teach vital life skills. At Banff Dance Academy, your child will not only gain dance technique and knowledge, but will also gain life skills and knowledge, growing as a person. Our dancers also learn to be part of a team, making important friendships along the way and find a place to call a second home.

“Dance is the Joy of Movement & the Heart of Life”

Why Choose Us?

Check Out Why you should choose to Dance at Banff Dance Academy.
  • Our dancers and their families become part of our own family. You will always feel like more than ‘just a number’.
  • We are invested in your child’s progress and growth every step of the way.
  • We provide individualized attention within our classes.
  • We encourage each child to be themselves and celebrate their uniqueness.
  • We promote inclusiveness in our community.
  • We aim to ensure every minute you and your family spend with us you feel welcomed and taken care of. Welcome to your second home!
  • We pride ourselves on our positive, fun and energetic classes.
  • We provide exciting classes for both the recreational and competitive dancer.
  • Our experienced and highly trained instructors love what they do! They strive to bring the best out in each dancer, promoting technique and the love of dance.
  • Our experienced instructors are qualified to enter students in RAD ballet examinations, ADAPT jazz & tap examinations, Acrobatic Arts and IDTA examinations.
  • Dance is our passion! Our passion inspires our students to find the joy, artistry  and expression through movement.
  • Most importantly, no matter the class, we work to help them reach their personal best.

There are so many benefits for all ages! Here are just a few:

  • Improved balance, coordination and bodily awareness.
  • Increased cardiovascular health
  • Flexibility and strength
  • Mood booster & Stress relief
  • Creative outlet and expression
  • Increased cognitive performance & memory skills
  • Improved sense of well-being
  • Increased agility
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves respiratory system
  • Improved posture
  • Sense of self-worth and confidence

Our dancers learn valuable life skills that help them outside of the studio. Life skills like:

  • Time management
  • How to Balance their Lives
  • Self-motivation
  • Persistence & Grit
  • Turn Taking & Sharing
  • Leadership
  • Self confidence
  • Inclusiveness
  • Resiliance
  • Discipline
  • Social Skills
  • Team Building

Whether your child is dancing for exercise, to make friends or to become a professional dancer, their experience at BDA will help prepare them for whatever life throws at them!

What We Offer

At BDA we offer a variety of classes to fit every dancer’s needs and schedule.

Recreational Classes

Preschool & Sessional Classes

Competitive Classes

Unsure of what class to take? Unsure of what suits your dancer best?

We are happy to help point you in the right direction.

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Meet the BDA Team

Rachael Tarchuk

rad rts & examiner idta fellowship

Banff Dance Academy

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