Movement for Every Body

Adult Dance Fitness Classes in Richmond, BC

Class Offerings


Morning Strength & Stretch

Our Morning Strength & Stretch class is designed specifically for adults who want to kickstart their day with a burst of energy, improved flexibility, and a stronger, more resilient body. This lower-impact, dance and yoga-inspired class is the perfect way to embrace the morning with positivity and vitality.

No equipment needed. Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet or socks.

Beginners welcome.


DG Dance Fit

Welcome to DG Dance Fit - the ultimate adult dance class designed to make fitness fun and accessible for everyone!

Whether you're a complete beginner or you used to dance as a kid, this class is your ticket to a fantastic workout.

We've combined the best of both worlds – the joy of dancing and the benefits of a full-body workout. You'll groove to exhilarating beats while improving your cardiovascular health, coordination, and flexibility.

Don't let the kids have all the fun! Jump into a judgement-free zone where you can let loose and have a blast.


Defy Gravity Ballet

Exactly as labelled!  You will be defying gravity by building muscle tone, flexibility and poise.  Every wonder how dancers have such amazing posture?  They spend more hours at the barre than on their phones!

Join us for an amazing weekly Ballet class that is sure to boost your energy, help calm your mind and truly allow you to both reverse the signs of aging and the social media scrolling neck!  (we said what we said)

Wear leggings/bike shorts and a tight fitting shirt or bodysuit and tights with bare feet, socks or go all in and get Ballet slippers from us (we fit them on site and have some second hand too!)

Beginners welcome.

Adult Dance S1-2

DG Dance Sculpt

Ever wonder why dancers have amazing balance?  Core strength friends, functional core strength.

In DG Dance Sculpt, we bring together a zippy dance warm up (you'll be singing along!), followed by barre-inspired conditioning, optional light weights, stability-focused core work (with a smile) and some functional flexibility building in this awesome class.

Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet (we are building strong feet too!)

Weights optional, giggles mandatory.

Beginners welcome.


Coming Soon - Adult Jazz Dance

You guessed it, Jazz hands, Jazz pants, chainés across the floor and a whole lotta 5, 6, 7, 8!

Jazz dance class coming soon. Beginners welcome.

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Coming Soon - Mediation & Mindfulness

Busy brain?  We've got you. Sometimes it's really hard to turn off your brain and ease into relaxation.  Join us for mediation workshops and mindfulness chats.

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Coming Soon - Nutrition & Wellness Chats

Join us for honest conversations about what wellness looks and feels like, eating nutritiously with a busy lifestyle and how to keep feeling fabulous as we dance into middle age.

Sound Healing

Coming Soon - Crystal Sound Bowl Workshops

90 mins of Relaxation, Mind Reset and Energy Clearing

Guided mediation including individual Heart Opening with tuning forks, grounding with essential oils and clearing with crystal sound bowls.

Each person will receive a heart opening before we begin, as well as some grounding techniques followed by a journey much like a guided meditation with reflective questions and visualizations.

We lead you into a deep place of relaxation where you will listen to the bowls for 45 mins, then be brought into awareness gently with affirmations.

Class Schedule

7:15-8:15pm  |  DG Dance Sculpt with Rishell

7:45-8:45pm  |  DG Ballet with Christine

7:15-8:15pm  |  DG Dance Fit with Rishell

9:00-10:00am  |  DG Stretch & Strength with Rishell


Allow yourself to be whisked away from daily obligations & stress with these fab humans:


Rishell O'Brien

Studio Director, Master Movememnt Educator, Avid Yogi, Leadership Coach
Rishell has been dancing joyfully for most of her life and sharing her passion for dance with others for the last 27 years. Join her in fun-filled classes where weights and signing are optional but a senseof humour is required. Defy Gravity started as the creation of a space Rishell recognized she needed as a child and has grown into the space she needed as a stressed-out-single-Mom-CEO that she is humbled to share with you.

Clea Jonquil Hargreaves

MAS, E-RYT 500+, Somatic Practitioner, Trauma Informed, Grief Counsellor, Archivist
As an archivist, grief counsellor, yoga and dance instructor, somatic practitioner, complex trauma survivor, and compassionate human it is my desire to provide a safe space for witnessing and healing as we journey together through this beautiful, and at times heartbreaking, gift of life. I am passionate about movement as a way to uncover and bring us closer to the innate connection between mind, body, and soul, igniting acceptance and love for self and others. It is an immense honour to guide you home to yourself, thank you. Learn more about Clea.
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Christine Wu

Ballet Educator, Cecchetti Ballet BC Exam Coordintor, Dog Mum

Pricing, Packages & Policies

Commit to yourself each week, building the ritual of self care and connection with your dance family.

Trial Class - First class FREE

Choose "Trial Class" from the drop down menu once you have chosen your class.

Ballet, Dance Fit, Dance Sculpt, Strength & Stretch

$80 + gst 1 hr class for 4 weeks


coming soon priced per event

Nutrition/Wellness, Meditaion/Mindfulness

2 hour workshops priced per event

4 week sessions
60 minutes per week for 4 week sessions beginning Sept 25, 2023

Trial Classes  |  Your first class is FREE!
We are so sure you will love our dance fitness classes as much as we do that we invite you to try the first class free! Choose "Trial Class" from the drop down menu once you have chosen the class day/time you wish to try!

Registration Policies
Reserve your spot in class now - spaces are limited.  All classes must be reserved online before coming to the studio.  

Classes are held in 4 week sessions. Workshops and Chats are one-time events

Cancelation Policies - Winter/Spring 2023
We do not offer refunds on 4 week sessions purchased.  We will offer credit for a future session in the case of medical concerns.

Workshops are separate from classes and are an amazing way to try new healing modalities, meet new friends and dedicate time to yourself.  Fees are listed per workshop.


We have three gorgeous studios with high ceilings, natural light, central heat & air conditioning and medical-grade air sanitizers.


Our common space has a large sofa, comfortable seating options and gorgeous natural light - the perfect place to quiet the mind before class or sip your water after class.  We have a touchless water-filling station to help keep our dancers hydrated. 


We keep our studios uncluttered by providing cubbies in our change room area and hallways.  Please leave outerwear and shoes in the cubbies provided - they are sanitized regularly.  For simplicity, please only bring valuables and water with you in the studio.


Parking: There is ample parking - please park in any guest spot in the parking lot or those numbered 29 or 30 (directly in front of the building).

Dance the night away! Reserve your class now.

Defy Gravity Dance Company Inc.
30 - 11151 Horseshoe Way
Richmond, BC  V7A 4S5

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