Nelson's Dance Umbrella is getting set for its fall classes.

A fall season of dance in Nelson

The Dance Umbrella Society — Nelson’s largest and longestestablished dance studio — is warming up for the new season

The Dance Umbrella Society — Nelson’s largest and longestestablished dance studio — is warming up for the new season with fall registration in classes for all ages in ballet/pointe, pre ballet/creative movement, jazz/modern, hip-hop, and partnering.

“Our faculty has decades of combined experience helping students of all ages develop the confidence, discipline, skills, and technique necessary to experience the joy of movement and reach their potential as dancers,” says artistic director and teacher Sabbian Clover.  “In addition to receiving excellent dance instruction, our students enjoy a spirit of camaraderie as they apply themselves to our ambitious and much celebrated spring production.”

The Dance Umbrella is delighted to have Sarah Miles returning to teach pre-ballet/creative classes. An alumni dancer and teacher at the Dance Umbrella, Miles is a warm and  engaging teacher with her imaginative and fun classes.

“I love working with children to stimulate their sense of wonder and creativity through movement and I am excited to have this opportunity to teach,” says Miles.

“This is is always a very exciting time of the year for us”, says Danielle Gibson, long time hip-hop and stage jazz instructor. “As we welcome back our returning students and look forward to sharing the rewards and joys of dance with a brand new group of enthusiastic kids.  This year I look forward to exploring more of the latest in contemporary hip-hop.  It’s a genre that is ever changing and that’s what makes it so fun.”

“I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization,” says Siara Berkeley, who has taken over administrative duties from founding member Jann Galliver. “It is a truly unique dance studio in so many ways. What this non-profit society has achieved in  Nelson is remarkable — the achievements of our students in the larger dance world, our success in attracting  boys to the art of dance, and our hugely popular year-end showcase are some examples of what makes Dance Umbrella so special.”

To see the schedule of classes visit or register at, 250-352-2071 or in person on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dance Umbrella Studio (Civic Centre upstairs studio).


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