2018-2019 ACADEMY CALENDAR - Richmond Location

September 8
Classes commence

October 8
Thanksgiving Day – School closed

November 11
Remembrance Day – School closed

December 24-January 7
Winter Break – School closed

January 2
Showcase 2019

January 8
Classes resume

February 10
Year End Show Sponsorship Deadline

February 18
Family Day - School closed

March 15
Year End Show Ticket Sales Commence

March 18-31
Spring Break – School closed

March 31
Photo Day

April 1
Classes Resume

April 19-22
Easter- School closed

April 23
Classes Resume

May 20
Victoria Day - No Classes
Year End Show – Dress Rehearsal Show 1&2

May 31
Year End Show – Day 1

June 1
Year End Show – Day 2

June 2
Last Day of Classes


Attention: Students of VAD’s Performance/Competitive Division

Please note these dates in your calendar as all students in the Performance/Competitive Division are expected to attend ALL assigned competitions/conventions. It is at the discretion of the teachers to determine which classes, dance numbers and competitions/conventions they will enter. Students will be notified of the exact dates and times of competitions/conventions as soon as they are made available to us.

Jump Dance Convention/Competition

  • October 26 – 28, 2018

  • Vancouver, BC

  • Vancouver Convention Centre

Groove Street Dance Convention

  • November 10 – 11, 2018

  • Vancouver, BC

  • Sheraton Guildford Hotel

Youth American Grand Prix

  • January 4 – 6, 2019

  • Seattle, WA

  • Venue TBA

Spotlight Dance Cup

  • March 1 - 3, 2019

  • Tacoma, WA

  • Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Surrey Festical of Dance

  • April 7, 2019

  • Surrey, BC

  • Surrey Arts Centre Theatre

Quantum Acro Competition

  • April 14, 2019

  • Burnaby, BC

  • Michael J. Fox Theatre

Dance Power

  • May 6 – Mar 12, 2019

  • Burnaby, BC

  • Michael J. Fox Theatre

Festival du Ballet

  • May 12 – 15, 2019

  • Surrey, BC

  • Surrey Arts Centre Theatre

*Out-of-town Competitions/Conventions: Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and accommodations. Students are to meet at the venue at the assigned meeting times. VAD families will be notified of the host hotel via email. Classes selected to participate in any out-of-town competitions/conventions will be emailed in October with further details.


Our Year End Show occurs May 31st and June 1st, 2019 at the Richmond Gateway Theatre. Call the venue or go online to get your tickets.


The 2019 Open House is coming up! Join us for a day of free dance classes on June 10th (UNSURE??) at our Richmond location. Registration is required.

If you have any questions about our Richmond calendar, we welcome you to give us a call today.


If you’d like to learn more about our dance academy, our faculty or our programs, give us a call

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