Fall 2018 Assessment Week

It’s time for Fall 2018 Assessment Week

Our Fall 2018 Assessment Week occurs for most 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 Fall 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.  The subsequent Winter Assessments will place students into Pre-Approved classes for the next school year.

Nutcracker 2018 Production Week

During Nutcracker 2018 Production Week there are no classes as the studios are used each day for our Nutcracker Performances.

Students in the Nutcracker pay a Production Week fee.

Students not in the Nutcracker are not charged for any classes in this week.

Fall 2018 Observation Week

Join us for Fall 2018 Observation Week

Our Fall 2018 Observation Week invites family and friends into the dance studio to watch their child in class.  FVAD organizes Observation Weeks during the Fall and Winter Terms.  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.

Please note that we do not hold 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.

Fall 2018 Term Begins

Our Fall 2018 term begins today for our 2018-19 school season as well as our September-November Pre-School Dance sessions.

Nutcracker auditions are this month!   Check out the Event Listing for details.

Welcome back everyone!  We look forward to getting to know our new families!


The Nutcracker 2018

Fraser Valley Academy of Dance presents two performances of the Nutcracker 2018 on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Clarke Theatre. 

  • Matinee Performance:   1pm-2:45pm
  • Evening Performance:   5pm-6:45pm

Buy Tickets

Information for Performers, including cast lists and rehearsal schedules.

Enjoy our Nutcracker trailer: https://vimeo.com/147947832

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A true winter tradition in Mission, Artistic Director John C. Carney returns with the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance for its 11th season to the Clarke Theatre on December 8, 2018 to present his choreography of the Nutcracker ballet.

Having danced many roles in the Nutcracker with English National Ballet every winter season in London during his many years with the company, Mr. Carney brings an in-depth professional knowledge of this full-length classical ballet to this local stage.  Over 100 students from his Academy will perform alongside professional guest artists (soon to be announced!).

Join the Stahlbaums’ festive party and follow Clara into her dream to witness the magical battle between Soldiers and Rats.  Travel along with the mysterious Drosselmeyer through Snowflakes and across the serene Ocean to the Kingdom of Sweets to meet the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy.  Be enchanted by the colourful and exciting dances of the Candy Canes, Flowers, Arabian, Spanish, Chinese, Smarties and Russian accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s imaginative score.

All the family will enjoy the magic of this traditional winter classic!  

For more information on the Academy or the Nutcracker, please visit fvad.ca or call 604-826-0097.

Schools can now book our in-school mini-Nutcracker during school days.  Learn More.

Ticket prices (plus taxes & fees):

  • $28 Adults
  • $24 Seniors (65+)
  • $22 Students (13+)
  • $18 Children (12 & under)
  • Children under 2 are free if they do not have their own seat

Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at fvad.tix.com or at the Academy at 33219 1st Avenue in Mission.

Contact the Academy for further information at 604-826-0097. 

Looking for information for performers, including cast lists and rehearsal schedules?  Visit our Performers’ Corner blog post for details.

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Nutcracker Auditions 2018

Nutcracker auditions 2018 will be held Saturday, September 15, for students in the following ballet classes wishing to participate in the Nutcracker:

  • Pre-Primary Ballet
  • Primary Ballet
  • Ballet 1-4
  • Ballet 5-7 Ballet
  • Vocational Ballet  – Students in Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Ballet please sign up on the Vocational Ballet Nutcracker Sign-Up sheet in the lobby.

Visit our Performers’ Corner for Audition times for each level, and additional information.

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Students must be taking the recommended number of classes for each level in order to be eligible for the Nutcracker.  Please check the Class Information Sheet for your class if you are unsure.  Exceptions may be possible, so please ask at the office if you need an exception.

Watch videos on our Gallery page and our Vimeo site.