About The School

Our Story

Dance Virtuosa School of Dance, owned and artistically directed by Kashena Bartlett B.R., was established in 2009 and has quickly evolved as one of the most recognized schools of dance on Prince Edward Island.

DV presents consistency & dedication to providing high quality instruction in many facets of dance. We are committed to providing a progressive, well-rounded curriculum of instruction in a positive, friendly environment to all aspiring dancers, in the two largest centres on the Island – Charlottetown and Summerside!

We cater to students age 3 through adult, from beginner to pre-professional level. Students may study a variety of dance styles from our highly diversified, & professional teaching staff. Our DV Instructors assess student’s strengths and areas for growth, and apply teaching skills in such a way to maximize students’ enjoyment and help them reach their ultimate potential! We are here to motivate young minds, and develop skilled, happy and healthy dancers.

Our Beliefs

The Art of Dance offers limitless opportunities. We believe that introducing and enriching your child in dance is a wonderful gift that will last forever! Dance teaches poise, promotes good posture, body alignment, musical awareness, and develops rhythm and coordination. It is a craft that increases strength, flexibility and exercises cognitive abilities. Involvement in many forms of dance allows the student to explore movement, music, and creative expression as they learn to dance in a structured environment.

Dance is an athletic art form that strengthens the student mentally, physically and artistically. Additionally, dance fosters personal development, confidence, and creates a positive self-image; leadership skills begin to emerge through the natural process of following direction and creating movement with the dynamic and synergy of team building. Our dancers of all ages and levels share one common factor:  They love dancing at Dance Virtuosa.