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@ Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts

Live | Love | Dance

Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts, aims to provide the highest quality dance instruction to children and young adults in a diverse, nurturing environment. We believe that the arts enrich the life of the student and family by building self esteem, lasting friendships and life skills. Our students are encouraged to become technically proficient and at the same time build self esteem, cooperation and leadership skills.

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The Kirkwood Academy Open Division provides classes for every dancer, ages 7 to 18, for those with any level of dance experience. Ballet is fundamental training for all students wishing to dance and it is one of the classes almost every student takes. Additional classes include: modern, tap, jazz, pointe, contemporary, variety and musical theatre.

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Some notes from our Kirkwood families:

Our daughter loves the KAPP program at Kirkwood. We are so grateful to have this specialized level of training in Nanaimo.

Nicole K.

Our daughter has been dancing at Kirkwood for the past 8 years, she started in the little preschool program. We appreciate the dedication, love and support from the amazing faculty. Our daughter has learned life skills that will be with her forever; how to be humble and kind, how to deal with disappointment and push forward, forever friendships, confident and driven in everything she does.

Kirkwood has been our other family, we are forever grateful.

Sarah & Jason

Kirkwood is a lovely place to dance and hang with friends lots of kind people there I am really glad I changed studios.

Neisji, Google review

My daughter started dance at Kirkwood 7 years ago and her passion for dance continues to grow every year. Kirkwood’s talented teachers are kind and supportive and strive to bring the best out of each dancer. My daughter’s confidence, focus, determination and friendships developed at Kirkwood are priceless. From recreation classes to competitive pre-professional programs Kirkwood supports learning, community, creating and performing.

Carla B.

We switched to this school for our daughter after a very poor experience at another local school. We have been thrilled with the decision.

Our kid loves the teachers, her class mates and the structure of the programs. We are also seeing significant growth from her with her dance.

I recommend this school 100%

Daniel F., Google review

My daughter’s skill and confidence has continued to grow this year, under the professional instruction of her teachers. She was warmly welcomed to the studio by the staff and her peers, and looks forward to each day she gets to spend at Kirkwood. She is always treated respect, positivity and kindness and has been inspired to look towards her future as a dancer.

Jennifer D.

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