Parent Pointers

Learn of helpful hints, tips and tricks for navigating with ease through the Academy year. Make the transition to an Academy parent seamless with our blog for parents!

New Dress Codes for 2017 April 12, 2017

We’re very excited to announce our new dress codes being introduced over the next two years in wonderfully bright new colours and styles! For 2017-18, we have new leotards and colours for Grade 4, Grade 6, Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced ballet: For 2018-19, we will be introducing new dress codes for Primary, Grades 1-3, […]

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Registration 2017-18 April 11, 2017

Registration 2017-18 begins April 15, and opens for new students on May 1. Class Schedules The printable class schedule is now online for viewing.  The online class schedule will be accessible from April 15.  Only classes on a student’s Pre-Approved Class list will be visible during priority registration 2017-18, until May 1 when the schedule […]

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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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School Snow Closures December 8, 2016

As winter weather approaches Mission, it is helpful to be aware of our procedures for school snow closures.

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Dance as Sport or Performing Art? October 30, 2016

Should we view dance as sport or performing art, or both?   If the main goal of a student’s dance training is to win trophies and accolades rather than provide audience entertainment, do we need to re-define some presentations of dance as a sport?  Or is it still a performing art?  Or can it be both? In this series, […]

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Performance video access August 20, 2016

All performance video access is online and free of charge.  This includes the annual school performances, as well as Nutcracker and musical productions.  It’s now much easier to share with friends and family.  You can also enjoy our videos anywhere, anytime! While most of our online videos have free access for everyone, due to copyright and […]

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