Now Accepting Registrations for our 2019/2020 Dance Programs

Registration For All Locations Must Be Made Through The Richmond Location

The Vancouver Academy of Dance holds 2 intake periods per year:

 

Session

Intake Deadline

Duration

Summer School – July to August

July

5-week Commitment

Annual School Year – September to June

September

9-month Commitment

VAD’s Summer School is highly recommended for new students considering joining the Academy for the upcoming school year.

Register Now!

2020/21 General Division - Programs

To start registering for a class at VAD, download our registration form.
Please use the contact details below for more information or to book an assessment:

VAD Administration Office

#118 - 12838 Clarke Place, Richmond, BC, V6V 2H6

English: 604-231-8293

Cantonese & Mandarin: 778-822-8203

Email: register@vancouverdance.com

 

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration form must be submitted and payment must be received to confirm registration. There is a $65 non-refundable registration fee applicable to all registrants. All families are required to be a member of the VAD Dance Society ($10 Annual Membership Fee). Returned cheques are subject to a $40 Handling Fee. GST is applicable on all fees. PST is applicable on selected merchandise.

VAD Policies

VANCOUVER ACADEMY OF DANCE 2020–2021

Policies Section D

General Policies

  • The school year is from September 13th, 2020–June 5th, 2021. Students are expected to commit to the program for the FULL duration of the program. Please see Academy Calendar for holidays.
  • Taxes are applicable on all fees.
  • A non-refundable 2020-2021 School Registration Fee of $65 is required per registrant.
  • All students are required to be a member of the VAD Dance Society, $10non-refundable Annual Membership Fee is due upon registration.
  • A $45 Administration Fee is applicable on all withdrawals and class transfers initiated by the student.
  • All competitive division students are required to purchase the latest VAD Team Jacket.
  • Returned cheques are subject to a $40 handling charge.
  • Additional costs such as costume fees, competition fees, exam fees, etc. are the responsibility of the student.
  • The VAD faculty reserves the right to determine the appropriate level of study for each student.
  • VAD reserves the right to cancel/combine classes should registration be insufficient.
  • Students must have the Director’s permission to attend any dance classes, workshops or auditions outside of VAD.
  • Students must dress in the appropriate attire for dance class. No jewellery.
  • No food, drinks or gum permitted in the dance studios and changing room areas.
  • Please turn off all electronic devices during class time.
  • No littering, smoking, alcohol, or drugs permitted on school premises.
  • Foul language, rude, disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • The Vancouver Academy of Dance and its staff are not responsible for any injuries, damage or loss of property.
  • VAD reserves the right to refuse admittance and services; and to dismiss any student/parents at the teacher’s/director’s discretion. 


Refund/Cancellation Policy


No refunds or credits will be issued after October 18, 2020. Withdrawals made prior to October 18, 2020 must be made in writing. Pro-rated tuition will be refunded/credited less a $45 Administration Fee and $65 non-refundable registration fee. No refunds will be issued after October 18, 2020. There are no refunds for missed lessons (by student), costume fees, competition/performance fees, examination fees. All fees are non-transferable. 


Withdrawal Due to Medical Reasons


A pro-rated credit less a $45 administration fee will be issued if withdrawal request is accompanied by a physician’s note within 2 weeks of illness or injury.


COVID-19 Safety Measures


The health and safety of our community is our priority. Our safety measures are in constant review and will be revised in accordance with the latest BC Health Guidelines. 


In-studio:

  • 14 day quarantine is required for any student who has travelled outside Canada. Travel documents with date of entry into Canada are required to be presented to VAD office upon return to the studio.
  • Students and staff showing any symptoms of illness are not permitted to attend in-studio lessons.
  • Frequent washing hands and physical distancing must be practiced by all members of the VAD community.
  • Changing rooms and lobby will be off-limit during this period. Students are to arrive dressed for class with hair done and proceed directly to their assigned studio upon entrance. No loitering inside the building.
  • Students are required to bring their own equipment and filled water bottles, VAD’s water distiller tap is not available during the pandemic.
  • Temperature checks will be taken upon arrival, any members displaying a fever will not be permitted entry.
  • All classes will finish 5 minutes prior for students to wash their hands and teachers to sanitize the studio.
  • Parents are to drop off and pick-up outside VAD’s front/reardoors while practicing social distancing. VAD is NOT responsible for supervising students outside of their class time.
  • To minimize traffic, entrance and exits will be from the rear door for studios 1 and 3 and from the front door for studios 2and 4.
  • Although not mandatory, we encourage students and staff to wear masks.
  • In the event of further COVID-19 restrictions, all in-studio lessons will be delivered via Remote Learning.


Remote Learning:

  • Remote Learning will be delivered via Zoom with a private link and password.
  • Students are required to dress appropriately for dance class with hair up and appropriate footwear.
  • Parents are to provide the child(ren) with a safe environment free of dangerous or hazard obstacles for where the activity will take place.
  • Parental/carer attendance is required during screen time.
  • Classes will finish 5 minutes prior for students to prepare for their following class and sanitization of studios.
  • Recordings and taking of images of the virtual class are NOT permitted without prior permission from the school.


Wavier and Release


As a student participant and/or parent or legal guardian of the registrant minor, I voluntarily seek services provided by Vancouver Academy of Dance and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk of possible injury and illness. In consideration of the consent given, I hereby release Vancouver Academy of Dance Inc, all of their respective, related or affiliated companies and predecessors in interest thereto, and the officers, directors, agents and employees of each of them (collectively; “Releases”), of and from any liability whatsoever for and all claims,costs, injury, illness, causes of action, losses or damages of any kind (including, without limitations, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages relating to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, damage to or destruction of property, whether due to the negligence or otherwise arising from or in connection with any classes, performances, activities and events; including without limitation, my travel to and from the destination(s). I understand that as a participant I may be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded for publicity purposes, and that his/her name, voice, image and likeness may appear in any medium or media known or hereafter devised, an unlimited number of times, without any compensation for such use. I certify that I have read Section D in its entirety including all Policies, COVID-19 Safety Measures, Waiver and Release as well as the Student & Parent Handbook Policy Manual and agree to abide to all terms and conditions.

Registration & School Policies

Register now as space is limited and classes are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. All registrations must be made in person through the Richmond Administration Office.

  1. The 2019/2020 school year for the Richmond location runs from September 8th 2019 – June 6th 2019. Students are required to commit to the full school year as all programs are progressive. Students registered at VAD are expected to remain in the program until June. Students will complete the year of training with a recital performance held at Gateway Theatre in June.
  2. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. Payment must be received to confirm registration. All students are also required to become a member of the VAD Dance Society ($10 Annual Membership Fee). There is also a $45 non-refundable registration fee applicable to all registrants. Returned cheques are subject to a $35 Handling Fee.
  3. Payment Methods:
    ○ Tuition fees paid in full: Cash, Interac, cheque or credit card accepted.
    ○ Tuition fees paid in 3 installments: Only postdated cheques accepted.
    ○ Tuition fees paid in 9 installments: Only by Pre-Authorized Debit (must submit a void cheque).
  4. Additional costs such as costume fees, competition fees, exam fees etc. are the responsibility of the student.
  5. Cancellations must be made prior to October 20th, 2019 for a pro-rated refund. Withdrawals must be received in writing. There is a $40 Administration Fee on all student initiated transfers. Please see Student & Parent Handbook/Policies Manual for details.
  6. As an integral part of the curriculum, students are required to participate in the Annual Year End Show. Students are required to purchase one costume per class/dance. A costume down payment is to be submitted at time of registration.
  7. GST is applicable on all fees and merchandise. PST is applicable on selected merchandise.
  8. VAD reserves the right to determine the appropriate level of study for each student. Instructors will be assessing students during the first two weeks of the school year and moving students to appropriate classes
  9. VAD reserves the right to cancel or combine classes due to insufficient enrollment. Class times/instructors are subject to change.
  10. VAD reserves the right to refuse admittance and services and to dismiss any student(s)/parent(s) at the teacher(s)/director’s discretion.
  11. To avoid conflict of interest and in respect to VAD and its instructors, students are asked to consult and receive the Director’s permission to attend any dance classes, workshops, auditions, contests/competitions or performances outside of Vancouver Academy of Dance.
  12. Parents and students are required to review the 2019-2020 Parent & Student Handbook/Policies Manual prior to registering.

Dress Code and Grooming

Hair is to be worn off the face and nape of the neck. Hair must be in classical style for ballet and a ponytail for all other disciplines. Absolutely no jewelry is to be worn in class.

Dance Attire Requirements

Ballet/Chinese Dance

Pre Ballet – pink bodysuit, pink tights, ballet slippers, pink tutu

Kinder Ballet – pink bodysuit, pink tights, ballet slippers, pink voile skirt

Pre-Primary – pink bodysuit, pink tights, leather ballet slippers, pink voile skirt

Primary – pink tank bodysuit, pink tights, leather ballet slippers, pink wrap skirt

Grade 1 – VAD lavender sleeveless bodysuit, pink tights, leather ballet slippers, character skirt with pink and lavender ribbons, low-heel character shoes

Grade 2 – VAD lavender sleeveless bodysuit, pink tights, leather ballet slippers, character skirt/pink and lavender ribbons, low-heel character shoes

Grade 3 – VAD turquoise sleeveless bodysuit, pink tights, leather balled slippers, character skirt with blue ribbons, low-heel character shoes

Grade 4 – VAD indigo sleeveless bodysuit, pink tights, canvas split-sole ballet slippers, character skirt with blue ribbons, Cuban-heel character shoes

Grade 5/6 Prep – VAD indigo sweetheart bodysuit, pink tights, canvas split-sole ballet slippers, character skirt with blue ribbons, Cuban-heel character shoes

Grade 6 to 8 – maroon spaghetti strap bodysuit, pink tights, canvas split-sole ballet slippers, Cuban-heel character shoes, character skirt with maroon ribbons, pointe shoes (with instructor’s/director’s approval)

Intermediate Foundation to Advanced – black spaghetti strap bodysuit, pink tights, canvas split-sole ballet slippers, pointe shoes (with instructor’s/director’s approval), soft pointe shoes

For boys – white fitted t-shirt, black spandex pants or shorts, white ankle socks, white ballet slippers

Jazz/Lyrical

 

VAD Black bodysuit with black boy shorts, jazz shoes/foot undies

Acrobatics

 

VAD Black bodysuit with black boy shorts, bare feet

Contemporary

 

Fitted long-sleeved t-shirt, leggings, bare feet

Tap

 

VAD Black bodysuit, black leggings or shorts, tap shoes

Hip Hop/Breakdancin’

 

Active clothing, indoor running shoes; no jeans permitted; please bring a clean pair of sneakers to change into every class

Classes & Schedules

We offer a wonderful variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, hip hop and breakdance

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