Halloween Dance Days 2018

Halloween 2015 (s)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/

Kind regards,

FVAD Pre-school dance class in red tutus with white stars. Photo by Revival Arts.

Pre-School Performances Dec 2018

Pre-School Dance Performances Nov 2016Pre-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!

Winter 2019 Observation Week

Come to the school and watch classes during Winter 2019 Observation Week!

FVAD organizes Observation Days in the Fall and Winter terms, when family and friends are invited into the dance studio to watch their child in class.

These days are also opportunities to meet with teachers and discuss students’ progress and any questions.  Parents are encouraged to attend at least one of your child’s classes during each Observation Week.

There are no Observation Days in the Spring Term as students are preparing for the School Show and wish to keep their performances a surprise for their show.

Winter Assessments 2019

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.

Family Day 2019 – School Closed

Our school is closed on Family Day 2019 for the BC public holiday.  Classes resume Tuesday.

Winter Holidays 2018 – School Closed

Winter Holidays

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.

New Registrations

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.

Happy Holidays

We wish all of our families and staff a wonderful holiday season!