2017-2018 ACADEMY CALENDAR - Richmond Location

September 9 (Sat)
Richmond Location – Classes commence

October 9 (Mon)
Thanksgiving Day – School closed

November 11 (Sat)
Remembrance Day – School closed

December 23-January 5
Winter Break – School closed

January 2 (Thurs)
Showcase 2017

January 6 (Sat)
Classes resume

February 12 (Mon)
Family Day - School closed

February 16 (Fri)
Chinese New Year - School closed

February 10 (Sat)
2018 Year End Show Sponsorship Deadline

March 16 (Fri)
Year End Show Ticket Sales – VAD Students

March 17 (Sat)
Year End Show Ticket Sales – General Public

March 17-April 2
Spring Break and Easter – School closed

March 17 (Sat)
Photo Day

April 3 (Tues)
Classes Commence

May 21 (Mon)
Victoria Day - No Classes
Year End Show – Dress Rehearsal Show 1&2

June 1 (Fri)
Year End Show – Show 1

June 2 (Sat)
Year End Show – Show 2

June 3 (Sun)

Last Day of Classes

2017-2018 ACADEMY CALENDAR - Vancouver Location

September 11 (Mon)
Vancouver Location – Classes commence

October 7-9
Thanksgiving – School Closed

October 10 (Tues)
Classes Resume

October 31 (Tues)
Halloween – No Classes

December 24 – January 7

Winter Break – School Closed

January 8 (Mon)
Classes Resume

February 10-12
BC Family Day Weekend – School Closed

Church Event – No Classes

March 17-April 2
Spring Break and Easter – School Closed

March 17 (Sat)
Photo Day at Richmond Location

April 3 (Tues)
Classes Resume

May 19-21
Victoria Day Weekend – School Closed

May 21 (Mon)
Dress Rehearsal at Richmond Location

May 22 (Tues)
Classes Resume

June 1 (Fri)
Year End Show

June 16 (Sat)

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.

Groove Street Dance Convention

  • November 4 – 5, 2017

  • Surrey, BC

  • Venue TBA

Radix Dance Convention/Competition

  • December 1 – 3, 2017

  • Vancouver, BC

  • Venue TBA

Youth American Grand Prix

  • January 5 – 7, 2018

  • Seattle, WA

  • Venue TBA

Dance Power

  • Feb 27 – Mar 4, 2018

  • Burnaby, BC

  • Michael J. Fox

Celebrity Competition

  • April 27 – 29, 2017

  • Seattle, WA

  • Highline Theater

Surrey Festival of Dance TBA

Festival du Ballet

  • May 13 – 16, 2017

  • 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 June 1st and 2nd, 2018 at the Richmond Gateway Theatre. Call the venue or go online to get your tickets.


The 2018 Open House is coming up! Join us for a day of free dance classes on June 10th 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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