Oliver Dress Rehearsals

Oliver dress rehearsals are April 25 to 27.  The full cast of Oliver is required to attend the Clarke Theatre rehearsals this week, Wednesday to Friday.

Rehearsal times for each day (Wednesday, April 25 to Friday, April 27) are:

  • 3:30 – All Cast Arrive
  • 3:45-5:45pm Tuesday Musical Theatre Classes – (Primary MT, Junior I MT, Junior II MT)
  • 3:45-7:45pm Friday Musicals Classes – Junior Cast
  • 3:45-8:30pm Friday Musicals Classes – Senior Cast

Please arrive on time.  Thank you!

For further details, please see the Oliver! Performers’ Information page.

Winter Assessments 2018

It’s time for Winter Assessments 2018

Our Winter Assessments 2018 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 April 1 for existing students, and April 15 for new students.

Observation Week Winter 2018

Come to the school and watch classes during Observation Week Winter 2018!

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.

Lamondance & Friends 2018 Gala

Lamondance & Friends 2018

Lamondance & Friends 2018 GalaFraser Valley Academy of Dance is proud to be taking part in this year’s Lamondance & Friends 2018 gala in Vancouver.

Our Pre-Professional Academy Level III students will be performing Mr. Carney’s choreography of Blue Danube.  Tickets on sale now!

Lamondance & Friends is a night to celebrate Vancouver’s  extraordinary dance community.  A silent auction starts at 6:00pm and the show begins 7:00pm.  Bring your family and celebrate with us!  BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University.

Tickets online: capilanou.ca/centre
By phone: 604.990.7810

Wellness Workshops Basic Nutrition II

Presenting the second in our series of Wellness Workshops! 

Join us Saturday, January 27, 12:15pm for Wellness Workshops Basic Nutrition II.

This second workshop in our Wellness Workshop series is presented by Brianna Thielmann, a Vancouver-based health and wellness coach as well as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Kinesiologist.   Brianna graduated UBC with a degree in Human Kinetics and Psychology and is part of the BC Association of Kinesiologists.  She continued education at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition as well as Precision Nutrition.

These workshops are open to all of our students and parents, and are a required part of our Pre-Professional Academy program.

Wellness Workshops Basic Nutrition II expands on lessons learned in the previous workshop, which provided parents and students with a foundation of knowledge in nutrition required for athletes and non-athletes alike.  Building on the basics of good nutrition, this workshop explains how to determine portion sizes and how to build the perfect meal.

Subsequent nutrition workshops will continue delving into more specific areas, covering the particular requirements of elite athletes and dancers.


Admittance is free of charge to our families and staff, and $25 for non-FVAD attendees.  We would like as many people as possible to expand their knowledge and understanding of health & wellness in general, and also as specifically relates to dance training.

Those not currently enrolled at FVAD may attend if space is available as of Friday, January 26.

Entry donations of $5 (or any amount) will be gladly accepted to cover the costs of running these workshops.

Pre-School Dance Performances 2018

All of our Pre-School dance students will be in costume at the Academy on Saturday, March 17, for their end-of-session presentation in our Pre-School Dance Performances 2018.

Join us in Studio B (upstairs in the main building) at 9:45am to enjoy all seven pre-school classes presenting their wonderful display of Dances of the Flowers.

Family and friends are all welcome.  Video and photos are ok too!

Our Pre-school students should arrive by 9:30am to change into costumes.

As always, all costumes are provided free by the Academy. 🙂

Arrive early to get the best seats. 🙂

P.S. It’s going to be super cute!  

Check out our past pre-schoolers’ performance in our Gallery

View more videos at www.vimeo.com/fvadance