Season 2016/2017 Newsletter

Registration Calendar 2016

Registration takes place September 6-10. Please see our Registration page for details.

Used Dance Apparel for Sale – Saturday, September 10

If you have any outgrown dancewear or footwear that is still in good condition and you would like to sell, please bring it to the Academy during our registration days in a clear plastic bag in which you have also enclosed an envelope with your name, telephone number, item description and size, and price desired. We will have them on display for you on Saturday, September 10, from 1pm – 4pm for any interested buyers. Those who have items which sell will be contacted by the office to arrange for payment collection and any items that remain unsold can be advertised on our bulletin board.

CAD Calendar 2016/2017

Please see the Schedule for an up-to-date calendar for the coming year.

Academy Fee Policies — Please Read

Updated fee policies are posted here.


Academy Etiquette

Please visit our Etiquette page for the rules and expectations for students at CAD.

Ballet Students take note…

Pre-School and Primary students must wear pink bodysuits, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. A pink ballet skirt is preferred but not mandatory. Level one and up must wear black spaghetti or tank styled bodysuits with scoop or simple backs. Level one students may continue to wear pink bodysuits until they have outgrown them. Pink ballet tights, and slippers are also required. Convertible tights are preferred if available in your dancer’s size. Hair must be in a bun, or if not long enough, pinned back off the face.

Parking Lot

Please enter and exit the parking lot slowly and with extreme caution as it is a very busy area. There is to be no parking in front of the Community Services building at the back. Thank you.

Pre-Professional Program

We are pleased to be able to continue our Pre-Professional Program which is unique in BC in that it encompasses many dance disciplines and leads to the dancers finishing with Advanced 2 Tap and/or Modern and the possibility of a teaching diploma. This year the Program will continue with classes being held during the evening and regular intense workshops on Pro-D Days. The students will be exposed to many different choreographers and will be given numerous performance opportunities. If you are interested in the program requirements or enrollment please contact the office.

Pre-Professional Program Winter Show

We are excited to announce that the Pre-Professional Program will be putting on a Winter Show on February 5 at the Heritage Playhouse Theatre in Gibsons. There will be two shows and will feature this year’s Pre-Professional students and our Competitive Dance Team. There will also be guest artists and choreographers, so watch out for more info and ticket sales!


Those of you with internet access may keep current with the latest Academy news by visiting this website. Our telephone answering machine is always available for you to leave messages, (604-885-2263) or email us at

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

— Julie Izad