The Vancouver Academy of Dance holds 2 intake periods per year:
Summer School – July to August
Annual School Year – September to June
VAD’s Summer School is highly recommended for new students considering joining the Academy for the upcoming school year.
#118 - 12838 Clarke Place, Richmond, BC, V6V 2H6
Cantonese & Mandarin: 778-822-8203
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.
VANCOUVER ACADEMY OF DANCE 2021–2022 POLICIES
No refunds or credits will be issued after October 15th, 2021. Withdrawals made prior to October 15th, 2021 must be made in writing. Prorated tuition will be refunded/credited less a $45 Administration Fee and $65 non-refundable registration fee. No refunds will be issued after October 15th, 2021. 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 prorated 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.
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.
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.
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
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 lilac 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 ballet 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
VAD Black bodysuit with black boy shorts, jazz shoes/foot undies
VAD Black bodysuit with black boy shorts, bare feet
Fitted long-sleeved t-shirt, leggings, bare feet
VAD Black bodysuit, black leggings or shorts, tap shoes
Active clothing, indoor running shoes; no jeans permitted; please bring a clean pair of sneakers to change into every class