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Dance Academy


About the Dance Academy

Beginning in September 2014, the North Vancouver School District formed a partnership with Seymour Dance to offer a Dance Academy at Windsor Secondary School. The Dance Academy is parallel in design to existing academies, and provides for the participation of all students, male and female, regardless of their dance experience.

Goals and Highlights

  • Dance-Centered program aimed at developing the whole dancer consistent with the educational goals of leadership, fitness, active living and personal and social responsibility
  • Encompasses individual training for balance, flexibility and strength as well as endurance, agility, body awareness and coordination
  • Provides professional dance training in a wide variety of dance styles that will result in a well-rounded and diverse dance education
  • Uses a passion for dance as the basis for becoming lifelong learners
The program is held at Seymour Dance Studio and consists of the Dance Curriculum as set out by Seymour Dance and the Physical and Health Education curriculum established by the B.C. Ministry of Education. Students earn their grade level P.H.E. credit upon successful completion of the program.

HERE is a PDF of the Dance Academy Presentation. You can also view is as a video below.

Who can Participate

The Dance Academy is open to students in Grades 8-12.

Selection for the Dance Academy

Priority 1: Returning students

Priority 2: Wait-listed students from the previous year

Priority 3: Lottery for remaining students per Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to Schools

The total number of spots available will be dependent upon the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize the school timetable to meet enrolment and programming requirements.


Classes are held at Windsor Secondary/Seymour Dance Studio.*

Schedule to be determined.

*Transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the student and/or parent/guardians.


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.

Ready to Apply?

New and returning academy students must complete the online application via School Cash Online. Applications will be accepted from January 27th, 2023 to February 27th, 2023.

International students can contact to apply.

Out-of-district applicants can contact to receive an application link.


If you have any questions about our Dance Academy, please contact 

We look forward to hearing from you!