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Summer Programs

The Summer programs in Performing Arts provide the essential training over the long summer break to ensure students retain their dance fitness and enhance their performance techniques.


Summertime Teachers

Students have an exceptional opportunity to be trained by an international staff of former professional dancers, as well as certified teachers with national diplomas from full-time performing arts and teacher-training colleges.  Learn more about our teachers.

Out-of-Town Students

For out-of-town students, we offer Homestay with our Academy families, or can recommend hotel accommodation at the Best Western Plus Mission City.

Tiny Tots Dance Camps

Enjoy a fun-filled week of dance!  Our dance camps provide a fun and creative environment for younger students to explore movement, musicality and dance-related arts and crafts.

We offer traditional training for your child, providing an introduction to the dance studio in a safe and nurturing environment.  Our Tiny Tots studio has several viewing windows so you can enjoy the experience with your child.

  • August 7-11 (Tue-Sat)
  • August 27-31 (Mon-Fri)
  • $135 per week of classes

9:00am-11:00am daily in Studio C
Ages 3-5 yrs : No experience necessary

  • Costumed Performance each Friday at 11am for Family & Friends. Register Now!

Junior Ballet Workshops

For younger students who simply love to dance!  A fun-filled week in the dance studio learning Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Modern Theatre Dance, Jazz, Choreography, Floor Barre, and Creative Movement.

At the Academy, we provide traditional training for your child, in a disciplined and nurturing environment.  And it’s always a great place to make new friends!

  • August 7-11 (Tue-Sat)
  • August 27-31 (Mon-Fri)
  • $235 per week of classes

12pm – 4pm daily in Studio C
Ages 5-8 yrs : Pre-Primary Ballet to Grade 1 Ballet (previous experience not required)

  • Costumed Performance at end of week at 4pm for Family & Friends.  Register Now!

Ballet Intensive Levels I-III

Ballet Intensives offer students an opportunity to expand on their dance training with additional exposure to professional performance skills such as balletic mime, stage make-up and choreography. Students have a wonderful opportunity to work directly with choreographers, experiencing first-hand the creative process that is involved in the development of dance.

Our summer intensives enable students to train with former professional dancers, strengthening technique and enhancing artistry.  Students study the highly advanced art of Classical Ballet from the British Royal Ballet School and Russian Vaganova Academy, as well as Modern Theatre Dance, Jazz, Contemporary Ballet, Character Class, Dance History, Stage Make-up, Balletic Mime, Repertoire, Gymnastique, Floor Barre, and Choreography (*class selection varies per week)

Each session (July and August) runs for 2 weeks with specific focus for each week, and a costumed Showcase Presentation on the final Saturday in August, and Presentation Classes on the final Friday in July.  Students may take one week or both weeks, however additional performance opportunities will be available to students enrolled in both weeks of a session.

Week 1 – Technique plus Solos & Variations

Week 1 concentrates on strengthening technique, perfecting presentation and enhancing the artistry essential for an excellent performance.  All students will learn a classical variation and a contemporary or modern solo to perform in their upcoming competition season (for students joining us from other studios), or simply to add to their repertoire.

Private and semi-private lessons are also available for students wishing to further develop their solo performance, or to learn an additional solo.  Additional fees apply.

Week 1 ends with Observation Classes open for Family & Friends on Friday.  Students enrolling in both weeks of the session may also perform their solos in the week 2 Presentation Classes.

Week 2 – Technique plus Choreography & Repertoire

Week 2 concentrates on advancing technique and artistry while working directly with choreographers developing new works.  All students have the opportunity to learn challenging choreography, both new and existing repertoire, in a variety of dance styles to perform at the final Showcase Presentation.

Private and semi-private lessons are also available for students wishing to learn a classical, contemporary or modern solo to take back to their own studios for their upcoming competitive season, or simply to improve their dance quality and repertoire.  Additional fees apply.

Week 2 ends with a presentation for Family & Friends on Friday evening, allowing students to showcase their accomplishments and improvements achieved in the session.  Students enrolled in both weeks of a session may have additional performance opportunities.

July Ballet Intensive Session
  • July 9-13 – Week 1 – Solos & Variations
  • July 16-20 – Week 2 – Choreography & Repertoire
  • Friday, July 20 – Presentation Classes
  • $800 per 2-week session or $445 for a single week
August Ballet Intensive Session
  • August 7-11 – Week 1 – Solos & Variations (Level III only)
  • August 13-17 – Week 2 – Solos & Variations (Level III only)
  • August 20-25 – Week 3 – Choreography & Repertoire
  • Saturday, August 25 – Showcase Presentation at 11:30am
  • $800 per 2-week session or $445 for a single week

Level-appropriate classes are scheduled 9:00am-5:00pm.

The following is a guide for level placement based on upcoming school year.  Students will be placed in their appropriate level during the first class of each week based on their ability and experience.

  • Level I :  RAD Grades 2-3 Ballet, or equivalent
  • Level II:  RAD Grades 4-5 Ballet, or equivalent
  • Level III: RAD Vocational Ballet (Int Fnd to Adv), Grades 6-8, or equivalent
  • Where Levels A & B are indicated on the schedule, Level I is A and Level III is B.  Please contact us for placement of Level II students.
  • Performance/Presentations at end of each session for Family & Friends.

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Musical Theatre Camps

Join us for an exciting week of singing, acting and dancing, and be part of a mini-musical at the end of the week!  Students have an exceptional experience with lessons in Vocal Training, Chorus, Music Reading, Acting, Character Development, Broadway Dance, and Choreography, while meeting new friends and having a fantastic week of high-energy musical theatre!

  • August 7-11
  • Saturday, August 11 – Musicals presentation
  • $365 per week

9:00am-5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, Studio A

  • Juniors – Ages 7-10 yrs
  • Seniors – Ages 11-18 yrs
  • No experience necessary – students will be divided into groups as needed

Musical Theme: Broadway Medley including Lion King, All Shook Up and Annie Get your Gun (subject to change)

  • Performance on Saturday at 4:30pm for Family & Friends.  Register Now!

Choir Camps (available again in 2019!)

Do you love to sing, or know someone who does?  Join us this summer for a fabulous week of Vocal Training, Chorus, Harmonies and Music Reading.  This half-day camp is offered within our full-day Musical Theatre Camp.  Learn the techniques that will advance your singing ability and performance techniques.  And you’ll be ready to join the new FVAD Children’s Choirs in September!

  • Dates To Be Announced
  • $195 per week

9:00am-12pm, Monday to Friday, Studio A

  • Juniors – Ages 7-11 yrs
  • Seniors – Ages 12-18 yrs
  • No experience necessary – students will be divided into groups as needed
  • Performance on Saturday for Family & Friends.Register Now!

*Rates include taxes. Fees are due upon registration.
*Fees are refundable if cancellation received in writing at least 30 days prior to session start. *For cancellation within 30 days of session start date, only 50% of fees are refundable.

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