Our exciting Choreography Program is back for Winter 2020!
*There are very limited spots in this program so sign up quickly to avoid disappointment*

This popular program is all about learning how to build a routine for both soloists as well as group choreography. In this course you will work with Rachel, the owner of Passion and Performance as she guides you through concepts/themes and story lines, levels, dynamics, music assessment, lighting and design, audience mannerisms and expectations, note taking, cleaning, stage use and useful techniques on how to build an engaging and thoughtful routine. All genres of performance will be welcome. Whether you are a hip hop dancer, belly dancer, or burlesque performer, this class will give you the skills you need to become a better choreographer.

**PAYMENT** Early Bird Pricing is in effect until January 6th, 2020. Payment plans are available if you wish to pay in installments. A $100 deposit is required to secure a spot in this course. To get early bird pricing, use the promotion code EARLYCHOREO at the check out.

Early Bird Pricing (ends January 6th, 2020) – $400 – use promo code EARLYCHOREO
General Pricing – $500
Payment Plan options are available. A $100 deposit is required to secure booking.

REGISTER ONLINE OR AT THE STUDIO – Only 6 spots for students in this program!

**Our online registration can be tricky! First you will need to create an account for yourself. Once you’ve done that, go the Enrollments tab. Select the date that the course begins on the right hand side (October 10th, 2019) and the courses should pop up.


The teaching methods of this class include classroom, mentorship and peer review. Students will be required to build their own routine either to be performed themselves or with other students. During the choreography process, students will be mentored one on one by Rachel for one hour twice a month. This will be flexible scheduling. Finally, this course will culminate in a “share and learn” studio show where students will have their work peer reviewed. There will be opportunities to take student work to a Passion and Performance main stage show after the peer review. All registered choreographers will be able to use our studios for rehearsal and will have access to our costume catalogs should they wish to purchase costumes.

Classroom dates:
Thursday, January 16 – 6:00-7:00
Thursday, January 23 – 6:00-7:00
Thursday, January 30 – 6:00-7:00
Thursday, February 6 – 6:00-7:00
Thursday, February 13 – 6:00-7:00
Thursday, February 20 – 6:00-7:00

Performance date: April – TBA


All genres of performance will be welcome. Whether you are a hip hop dancer, belly dancer, burlesque performer or teacher. This class will give you the skills you need to become a better choreographer. It is the general requirement that all those who participate are involved as a performer themselves or a teacher. All participating students must have performed a routine on stage (of their own choreography or of someone else’s) prior to taking this class. This program is best suited for people new to choreography. If you are an experienced choreographer – Rachel is exploring the idea of some group forums so please feel free to reach out to her.


Rachel Paish is the founder, CEO, and artistic director of Passion and Performance Arts Inc. Rachel began her career as a dancer when she was 4 years old. At the age of 13 she became a hip hop teaching assistant at her local studio and began learning how to choreograph and teach numbers. At 14, Rachel won her first young choreographers award at the Cowichan Valley Music Festival. Rachel has always been driven and at the age of 15 she started her first dance company called Vibe Dancers. This company was her part time job throughout high school and by the time she graduated she won 6 choreography awards throughout the island in local festivals. She has also been nominated for an Ovation Award for her choreography in the Vancouver Production of Reefer Madness. Upon moving to Victoria, where Rachel relocated to go to the University of Victoria (Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies, 2012), she opened Passion and Performance at the age of 21 in 2010. Since opening Passion and Performance, Rachel has choreographed over 400 routines that have been performed on stage. She has choreographed national level fitness competition routines, burlesque routines, dance routines of various genres in group sizes from 1-40, flash mobs, wedding choreography, theatrical productions and has even created her own genre of erotic dance; Tie up and Tease. In October 2018, The Jungle Room a show created by Rachel and co-choreographed with Carlene Brick and Jocelyn Kay went on tour to Kelowna and the Cowichan Valley. In 2017 Rachel won Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce. She has been featured on the cover of Monday Magazine as well as other publications and has been a key speaker at various women in business events including YoUnimited March Conference in 2012.

About the author : Rachel