The curriculum at Yanlai Dance Academy encompasses a range of dance forms, and is suited for students who aspire to dance professionally as well as those who study for their own pleasure. Students are grouped by age, ability, and experience in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary as well as traditional folk and classical Chinese dance classes. Yanlai Dance Academy students' ages span from three years to adult, and their level of skill ranges from beginner to pre-professional dancers.
Yanlai Dance Academy was established in 2004 as one of Pittsburgh's premier professional dance schools. In addition to the dedicated training by Academy instructors, students gain on-stage experience through
participation in Yanlai Dance Academy's annual
performance. Also, students are often invited
to perform at regional events, an honor few
other dance programs in the area can claim.
The staff at Yanlai Dance Academy is
committed to preparing students
for confidence-building performance
opportunities that fit their individual
and group skill levels. Many students
from Yanlai Dance Academy
participate in local, regional,
and national dance
have won many awards.
Private lessons are offered by arrangement
Students at Yanlai Dance Academy are immersed in the training of grace, elegance, and confidence through movement and body technique-regardless of age or level of experience. The teaching methods are grounded in the world-class training and professional career of founder Yanlai Wu, and are designed to spark students' imaginations while improving their physical well being.