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NVSD Dance Academy
We are excited to be partnered with the North Vancouver School District to offer a Dance Academy for Secondary School students that will provide training in a variety of dance genres as well as other forms of complementary physical activity. The NVSD Dance Academy offers students the ability to pursue their commitment to dance while remaining connected to their local high school and fulfilling academic requirements towards graduation. Students in Grades 8 to 12, male and female, are eligible for enrolment.
Academy instruction will address individual training for balance, flexibility, and strength, as well as endurance, agility, coordination, and spatial awareness. The program will consist of a dance curriculum as set out by Seymour Dance and will meet the BC Ministry of Education’s Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLO) for Physical Health Education. Students will earn grade-equivalent Physical Health Education credits, as well as the opportunity to gain potential eligibility for additional Ministry External Credential credits through the Royal Academy of Dance.
Registration is from January 27th, 2023- February 27th, 2023
The total cost* for the Dance Academy is $1,575 for the 2023-24 school year.
Deposit: To confirm a student's registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2023-24 school year, a non-refundable deposit of $157.50 is required by the deadline stated in acceptance letters. Please Note: Non-payment by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.
Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the remaining balance in full or set-up instalments any time between the offer of acceptance and August 2023 through School Cash Online. Please Note: Failure to pay the balance in full or set up instalments by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.
A limited number of bursaries are available for this Academy.
*An additional Programming Fee of approximately $935 may apply to out-of-district students.
NVSD Dance Academy History
The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) Dance Academy was founded in 2014 when Miss Sonia Ellis wrote a proposal to the NVSD to be able to collaborate with them in order to provide dancers in the community with an alternative to PHE (Physical Health and Education). The program has been very successful, at one time having seventy-five students enrolled in the program, and provides a chance for students to fall in love with different dance styles at any level of expertise. Seymour Dance is proud to be the sponsor of this program and offer PHE alternatives that encourages students to pursue their passions!