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An Important Note About COVID-19:

This summer, we will be switching up our normal schedule to accommodate the enhanced health and safety of our students, families, and faculty while also providing students with a new and exciting approach to learning many styles of dance. 


In addition to studio-wide sanitizing systems being installed, we will be minimizing the number of students in the studios at one time by holding only one class group at a time and will be giving breaks between each class to provide time for faculty to sanitize the studio. Also, we will continue to offer online versions of all classes for those who prefer to remain at home. We will be sending a separate email with a full COVID-19 safety plan.

What Makes us Different?

"What do I like about Yanlai Dance Academy? Why Yanlai of course.  She is a born teacher, a true artist and a kind and caring person whose artistic vision is very special."

                                          Parent Survey

Yanlai Dance Academy is like no other school in this area


First, it was founded by Yanlai Wu, a world-acclaimed professional dancer who was hand-picked to attend the most prestigious dance academy in all of China. Ms. Wu studied ballet under masters of the renowned Bolshoi Ballet, and she went on to perform and choreograph throughout the globe.


Second, Ms Wu has created a learning environment that extracts professional-caliber performances from all dancers – regardless of skills or experience. The instructors at Yanlai Dance Academy teach with a foundation of support, encouragement and kindness – respecting the spirit and self esteem of each student. Our students thrive in self confidence as they learn and appreciate the beauty of dance.


Finally, we are the ONLY dance school in Pittsburgh to offer dance instruction in both the Western and Eastern traditions. Ballet is offered to ALL students as an important foundation to train the body and improve carriage, flexibility and strength. American/European (Western) dances such as jazz, lyrical, modern and tap are offered. And we are praised for our exquisite Chinese dance instruction and performances. We explore many traditions of Chinese dance- both folk and classical.

Upcoming Events

2019-2020 School Year

Begins August 24th

Class Schedule

Performance Schedule

What We Offer

Yanlai Dance Academy


2260 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA15237


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