Studio Profile


Driftwood Dance Academy genuinely enjoys the process of learning.
In the studio, instructors and students experience this meaningful process together, creating a challenging yet nurturing environment from the very beginner to the advanced mover.
Our own teachers had high expectations for their students, and worked with kindness to unlock each individual dancer’s personal potential.  We aim to emulate this example fully.
It is our privilege to watch students develop with us as we grow!
Driftwood’s directors, Miss Jen and Miss Laura, continue to update their teaching abilities through ongoing professional development, such as teacher registration with the RAD (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies), Brain-Compatible dance education courses, Acrobatique AcroDance Certification (Junior Level in progress), and innovative workshops for creative learning tools.
Both Miss Laura and Miss Jen come with deep roots in the joys of choreography and stage performance.  Miss Laura was the Executive Choreographer for the Laurier Musical Theatre Club, in Waterloo, Ontario.  As Artistic Director of the contemporary dance company Give Me Brilliance, Miss Jen has created and performed all over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Driftwood Dance Academy is a pleasant, organized and growing school.  Our small staff is diverse and experienced – ready to share their knowledge with you in every class.  We have many returning students who also enjoy private coaching, in addition to their group lessons.
Stemming from this love and experience, Driftwood continues to develop our Performing Company + Ensemble.  This additional weekly commitment enhances their creation and performance skills, awarding them the prospect of participating in festivals and other special events. Now in our third year, we look forward to creating more dance to share with the North Shore community.
Driftwood Dance Academy works tirelessly to build students up, provide them with opportunities to shine, and mentor them to appreciate the performing arts. We are passionate about shaping sensitive and strong-willed dancers and young people.
Discover the Driftwood Difference for yourself!