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!

Why do we have a Dress Code? July 20, 2016

For Discipline An important aspect of dance training is the development of discipline which begins with students arriving on time for their classes neatly presented in the proper attire and appearance. For Unity Dress codes also create unity among the students, much like a school uniform policy, instead of causing a few students to stand out.  As […]

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School Shows – Being a Student Helper June 20, 2016

Student helpers play a very important role in our Academy performances. In the Primary School Show, we assign two helpers to every class.  They are their helpers for the whole week, helping them change into and out of costume, making sure that they are in the right place at the right time, keeping them occupied with […]

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The Simplicity of the Pirouette May 26, 2016

The complexity of the thoughts and movements that need to be considered in order to execute a correct pirouette are very nicely summed up in this excellent illustration Notes on Pirouettes by A Ballet Education.  Visit their site for more of these wonderful sketches.

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What is Production Week? May 25, 2016

Production Week is the week leading up to a main performance.   For the Annual School Show, Production Week is between the end of classes (Photo Day weekend) and the School Show.  During the rehearsal days, there are no classes.  We concentrate on rehearsing for the school shows, practicing any quick-changes, and ensuring all costumes, props […]

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School Photo Days with Revival Arts May 17, 2016

Find out everything you need to know to navigate our school photo days with revival arts photography…. When is School Photo Day? Each year in June, on the weekend before our school performances, we hold our School Photo Days.  Check the Events listings for the dates and for the schedule.  All classes have a scheduled group photo […]

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FVAD students average 4 classes each week April 27, 2016

Did you know that our students currently attend an average 4 classes with us each week?   Our 3-year-olds take one 45-minute class weekly, and our Pre-Professional Academy students train over 20 hours of classes each week.  In between them, our families bring their children to an average of four classes each week. It’s no […]

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