Author Archives: Carolyne

FVAD launches Academy Homestay Program January 22, 2017

As part of the new FVAD International Student Program, we are very excited to announce the launch of the Academy Homestay Program. With support from both Mission and Abbotsford School Districts, the Academy Homestay Program places international students, as well as out-of-town Canadian students who apply to train with us, with like-minded families who are connected to FVAD.  This […]

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When is Dance a Performing Art? January 21, 2017

In our previous post (Dance as Sport or Performing Art?), we set out the difference between sport and performing art.  To now answer the question, “when is dance a performing art?”, we must understand when it fits into the definition of a performing art. Is the Dance a Creative Activity? Dance must be a creative activity in order to be […]

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Academy Newsletter – January 2017 January 19, 2017

Keep up to date on all of the latest news with our Academy Newsletter January 2017: FVAD Academy News – January 2017

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Winter holiday renovations January 3, 2017

What did you do over the holidays?  We organized winter holiday renovations! Studio A Viewing Area We built a wall!  We have wanted to offer our families a viewing area for Studio A for many years, and now we have it.  An entry cubicle with two sets of double doors – one set in glass doors […]

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School Snow Closures December 8, 2016

As winter weather approaches Mission, it is helpful to be aware of our procedures for school snow closures. Determining School Snow Closures If the Mission School District closes schools in the morning due to snow, our school closes that day too. At other times, we will make the decision to cancel our classes by 1pm on weekdays, and […]

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Fraser Valley students invited to top ballet company schools November 21, 2016

Fourteen ballet students at the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance are a step closer to achieving their goals having successfully auditioned for Canada’s top ballet company schools, the most direct route to a professional career.  Considering how few are invited into these prestigious schools, 14 students being accepted from one ballet school in Mission is even more impressive. Isabella Almarez (Hatzic […]

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