Fraser Valley Academy of Dance
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School Programs

Since opening in 2008, FVAD students under the direction of Mr. Carney have been accepted into full-time professional programs at Canada’s National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, School of Alberta Ballet, Rambert Academy of Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, as well as numerous international summer programs.

Pre-Professional Academy for the most serious ballet students.  Exceptional training in ballet, boys’ ballet & virtuosity, pointe, variations, pas de deux, modern, tap and contemporary, as well as dance history, music appreciation and russian gymnastique.  Students train from 1pm for 20+ hours each week, plus weekend rehearsals.  Performance opportunities throughout the year.   Download your Pre-Professional Application.

Classical Ballet School for dedicated students training in after-school hours for ages 3+.  Superior training in classical ballet (RAD, Vaganova and Royal Ballet styles), contemporary ballet, and character class by former professional dancers and certified teachers.  Selected students are entered into RAD examinations.  Annual Nutcracker performances with professional guest artists at the Clarke Theatre.   Learn More.

Musical Theatre School  Sing! Act! Dance! Perform in a Musical!  Junior and Senior divisions offer Acting, Showtime!, Chorus, and Chorus Choreography.  Audition classes in Lead Vocals and Musical Dancers. Syllabus classes in ISTD Tap and Modern Theatre Dance.  Selected students are entered into ISTD examinations. Junior and Senior Musicals performed each May at the Clarke Theatre.  Learn More.

Summertime Dance provides the essential bridge in training through the long summer weeks.  Themed dance camps for younger students.  Four weeks of Ballet Intensives for Grade 2 to Advanced.  Costumed performances at the end of each week.  Learn More.

Registration for September opens April 1st for existing students and May 1st for new students.  Registration for summer opens March 1st.

Upcoming Events

Feb 13 - Harlem Globe Trotters!

  1. FVAD contemporary students perform Blue Monday for the Half-time Show

  2. 7pm Abbotsford Sports Centre

  3. Discount tickets available to FVAD families - contact the office now!

Feb 21 - Mission Optimist Talent Show

  1. 7pm Clarke Theatre, Mission

  2. FVAD performs  Da Beat & Bamboleo

Feb 28 - Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

  1. Cirque de la Musique

  2. Coast Hotel - Chilliwack - 6pm

  3. FVAD performs Albinoni Adage

Mar 28 - Abbotsford Youth Orchestra

  1. FVAD performs Sorrowful Songs & Albinoni Adage

  2. Saturday, March 28, 2pm & 7pm

  3. Gateway Church, Abbotsford

Apr 3-5 - Easter Performances

  1. FVAD performs Sorrowful Songs

  2. Easter Sunday (tba)

  3. Good Friday (tba)

  4. more details coming soon...

April 17-20 - Surrey Festival of Dance

  1. FVAD Pre-Professional students perform ballet and contemporary ballet.

  2. See School Calendar for times

Jun 26-27 - Annual School Shows

Check the Calendar page for more events

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Purchase reserved seating tickets to our Annual School Performances

Tickets also on sale at the office - additional fees apply.

Daily Academy students.

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33219 1st Ave, Mission BC