VAD’s basic program emphasizes technique, artistic expression and the joy of dance. All students will perform in VAD’s Annual Year End Production held in May/June. At the discretion of the faculty, selected classes will have the opportunity to participate in one local dance competition.
Students in the performance/competitive division will have the opportunity to perform, travel and compete in various events and competitions throughout the year. Entrance into this program is by invitation or audition only. Students are required to attend all scheduled performances and competitions (approximately 2-5 competitions every school year).
Entrance into this program is by director/instructor’s approval only. Students work towards taking their examinations and are permitted for examination entry at the discretion of the director/instructor. Vancouver Academy of Dance is recognized as an Approved Centre for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Imperial Society Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and Acrobatic Arts (AAC) curriculums. Students who successfully pass their graded examinations and reach a certain level of study will be eligible to receive Fine Arts Credits towards their Secondary School graduation, as recognized by the B.C. Ministry of Education. Students will also perform in VAD’s Annual Year End Shows held in June. At the discretion of the faculty, selected classes will have the opportunity to participate in dance competitions.
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