Wear your costumes to class on Friday, Saturday and Monday to celebrate our Halloween Dance Days!
Our Halloween Dance Days 2018 continue to Wednesday, October 31!
- Students are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes for classes.
- Please be sure students’ movements will not be hindered by their costume, if wearing them in class.
- Students can also just arrive in their costume to show their class, and then change into their class uniform for the class.
- PPA students may not wear costumes in their 1pm-3:30pm classes due to the professional nature of their training.
Our younger families might also be interested in the Downtown Mission’s “Safe Trick-or-Treating” from 3pm-5pm on October 31.
- We welcome over 500 trick-or-treaters in just 2 hours – come out and join the fun downtown!
- Shops and businesses downtown with an orange pumpkin on their window or door are participating.
- For more information: https://www.mission.ca/event/safe-halloween-trick-treating-downtown-mission/
Pre-School Performances Dec 2018.
Join us for our Pre-School Performances Dec 2018!
All of our Pre-School dance students will be performing in costume at the Academy on Saturday, December 1, in their end-of-session presentation.
Join us in Studio B (upstairs in the main building) at 9:45am to enjoy their wonderful display of dances from the Nutcracker.
Family and friends are all welcome. Video and photos are ok too!
Arrive by 9:30am to get the best seats. 🙂
Enjoy previous pre-school dances on our Gallery page.
P.S. It’s going to be super cute!
It’s time for Winter Assessments 2019
Our Winter Assessments 2019 take place in all classes this week. FVAD organizes Assessment Weeks twice each year: once in the Fall Term and once in the Winter Term. Teachers formally assess students based on defined skill sets for each class.
Fraser Valley Academy of Dance has developed its own syllabus for each grade and dance style. In ballet, while the syllabus incorporates the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, it expands greatly on that book-based training to include the more advanced techniques taught by former professional dancers at the Vaganova Academy and Royal Ballet Schools. In tap and modern theatre dance, the syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is incorporated with more advanced techniques to provide challenging and flexible skill sets.
Report cards are emailed (or mailed if no email is on account) to all students by the start of the next term.
Our Winter Assessments identify any difficulties students may be having, alert parents to issues such as lack of knowledge resulting from absences, and also confirm selected students for more advanced training.
Following the assessments, students will be assigned their Pre-Approved classes for the next school year. The list of possible classes for each student will then appear in their online account for easy selection for September. Registration for September begins by April 15 for existing students, and May 1 for new students.
Our school is closed on Family Day 2019 for the BC public holiday. Classes resume Tuesday.
Our school is closed for Winter Holidays 2018 from Sunday, December 16, to Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Our Pre-School Dance students ages 3-4 may register online for the next session which will run from January to March. Students in other age groups wishing to enrol at our Academy from January should please contact the office to discuss class options.
We wish all of our families and staff a wonderful holiday season!