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About us

Artistic Director, Tyra Sergeant

“I feel extremely honoured to be the Artistic Director of the Academy.
I am passionate about dance and continuing to teach the art form.
It is extremely rewarding to see each dancer work toward their personal best and achieve their goals.
I feel privileged to meet children at the young age of three or four and watch them mature into young adults,
seeing their talent blossom and their love for dance grow every year.”

Our guiding principles

Our Guiding Principles



  • EXCELLENCE – Achieving personal artistic growth and excellence
  • CONFIDENCE – Developing confidence, self-esteem, and life skills
  • PASSION – Inspiring a lifelong love for the arts

Our Core Values

  • SAFETY – We hold the emotional and physical safety of our dancers paramount
  • RESPECT – We demonstrate respect for instructors, students, parents, and the community
  • QUALITY – We commit to excellence in training and program quality
  • PROFESSIONALISM – We demonstrate a professional atmosphere and customer care
  • COMMUNITY – We foster, build, and support a sense of belonging at the Academy
Our values
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Our Achievements

Upholding the highest standards in technique allows our dancers to achieve:

  • High Graded & Vocational Royal Academy of Dance Exam Marks every year
  • BC Provincial Representatives yearly in Ballet, Modern, and Stage categories
  • High placement & scholarships awarded in local competitions
  • Participation & finalists in international competitions including Youth America Grand Prix & Fonteyn (formerly Genée) International Ballet Competition
  • Many graduates continue to professional dance careers performing, teaching, & choreographing

Our Rich History

The Academy was founded in 1976 by Flora Pigeau in North Delta and originally named the Flora Pigeau Dance Academy. Starting in the Delta Recreation Centre and her home garage, the Academy quickly grew to our current location. Over the years, Flora Pigeau trained many dancers who later became professional dancers, dance instructors, and choreographers. She inspired a generation of dancers before retiring.

In 2011, Miss Tyra Sergeant, a graduate of the Academy and longtime instructor, purchased the Academy. She continued to pursue the legacy that Miss Pigeau established many years earlier. Under Miss Tyra’s direction, the Academy continues to flourish and produce highly esteemed dancers. In the summer of 2016, the Academy once again expanded, offering even more classes and dance disciplines.

In the summer of 2018, the name of the Academy changed to the Central Dance Academy. Moving forward, the Academy continues to pursue the tradition of excellence in dance at all levels, fostering creativity, confidence, personal growth, and discipline.

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