Kirkwood Academy was established in Nanaimo by Dolores Kirkwood in 1976. Lindsay and Carolé Martyn bought the studio from Dolores in 1990. They renovated the old Fire Hall on Bowen Road and moved the studio there from a small church on Townsite.

We now have 3 large studios as well as an academic program room for those attending the Academy Pre-Professional Program.

WATCH: A Kirkwood History

Our Vision: To enliven the spirit of dance in today’s youth through family, friendship and fun.