About Yanlai Dance Academy
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.
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 competitions, and
have won many awards.
Private lessons are offered based on a
student's interest and the instructor's availability.