Our Story

Over the years, BPAC has earned a reputation in the community as a beacon of excellence in dance education and production. BPAC is renowned for its strong dancers, unparalleled faculty, and for offering a diverse array of disciplines and repertoire ranging from beautiful classics such as The Nutcracker to thought-provoking, creative works that push the boundaries of ballet. 

BPAC is dedicated to expanding the reach of dance and performing arts while inspiring and transforming our student's lives. Arts education empowers one's character by instilling creativity, self-esteem, discipline and responsibility. At BPAC, these principles will become a part of each student for life. 

We are so very proud of the many bright young dancers who have graduated our studio with solid work ethics, personal integrity, and a positive sense of self. 

In a continued effort to contribute to the enhanced reputation and ever-increasing quality of life in our community; The Ballet & Performing Arts Centre is committed to challenge, stimulate, educate, entertain, and thereby enrich our students and audiences. 

We proudly call BPAC a family and invite you to join it!

I love BPAC, I consider it my second home.
— Caroline Borchelt, Company Member
 

School Year Program

Our School Year Program spanning from August to June, offers a nurturing and structured learning environment that encourages individuality, creative expression, and an appreciation for the art of dance. Our program promotes positive personal growth while providing unparalleled instruction and performance opportunities to students of all ages and ability.

Training up to five days a week, dancers ages 3 to 18 years old work with resident and guest instructors who are invested in each dancer’s artistic growth. Offering a wide variety of classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Variations, Stretch & Conditioning; BPAC is sure to have a class that is perfect for every student!

2019 Free Falling

2019 Free Falling

 

Summer Program

Summer is the perfect time to try something new or dive deeper into dance! We highly recommend continued study during the summer months in order to maintain level of achievement.

BPAC offers 4 day, fun and interactive dance camps for our young dancers ages 3-6. Summer Intensive camps are offered for ages 8-18.

Students who dance throughout the summer improve drastically in their abilities and are more successful throughout the school year than students that take the summer off. Continued summer study helps the student remain strong, maintain muscle memory, and continue to advance. 

Students who desire a lead role in the Nutcracker and those who would like to audition for competition teams must take a minimum of 25 hours of dance in the summer months.  These can be obtained through BPAC's Summer Workshops and/or Private Lessons. 

When auditioning for a leading role in the Nutcracker and/or for BPAC competitive teams summer hours are a strong point of consideration and weighed along with the student’s audition performance. 

A student’s loyalty to the art of dance and drive to get the most out of their ability through hard work and dedication over the summer is highly encouraged and does not go unnoticed!

Our daughter has danced at BPAC since 2003. It is her second home, and the talented, caring instructors have helped her shine! The studio stresses technique and grace over glitzy showmanship ... all while encouraging camaraderie and fun.
— ~Anna Bevis
Our daughter has been dancing at BPAC since early 2004. We love this studio. It is a great family oriented studio with AWESOME instructors!
— ~Lloyd Pugh
Wonderful studio, teachers and productions! Students are encouraged to work hard while maintaining their love of dance. So glad we found BPAC for our daughter!
— ~Marcey Davis
Truly one of the best decisions of my life to come to Bpac. It has always felt like a second home and a place where i could come and be myself. The teachers are fabulous and work super hard and truly care and love all the students. I’ve been dancing at Bpac since second grade and i have improved so much since starting here there is no other place like BPAC.
— ~Keeghan Davis, Level I Dancer
I came to BPAC after a really bad experience at another studio. It is truly like a family! All of the teachers are amazing and work really hard to help us grow as dancers. I improve more in one year than I did my whole time at the other studio. It is a smaller studio so each student gets the attention they need to improve. We have 2 amazing performances each year (The Nutcracker and a Spring show) at Reynolds Auditorium. If you are looking for a studio with a very positive and welcoming environment, this is the place to come.
— ~Annie Fulk, Level I Dancer
We love this studio...it’s like our second family! The instructors are wonderful, patient and caring.
— ~Ann Borchelt, Mom of Company Dancer
I love this dance studio! I am one of their dancers, and they are great the teachers are hard working and loving. They give everyone a fair chance. This is like a second home, so please if you are considering going here, do!!!!
— ~Emerson Culley, Level II Dancer