North Vancouver School District
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Dance Academy

Located at Windsor Secondary, Grades 8-12


The Dance Academy is scheduledfor Day 2 Block 8 for the 2020-2021 school year.

*subject to change




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.

Click here to view the 2020/21 Dance Academy flyer 


Dance Academy 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.

The Academy is open to students in grades 8 – 12, and will be held in either Block 4 or 8 of the secondary school timetable, depending on the cohort and location.

* Transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian.

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Application Procedures


Parents/Guardians of North Vancouver School District students must apply online here. Out of District applicants should contact academies@sd44.ca to receive the application link.

Returning students must complete the online application.

Applications will be accepted from January 20 to February 24, 2020.


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.


Fees for the Dance Academy


The total cost for the Dance Academy is $1,575 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Deposit: The non-refundable deposit is required on or before May 6, 2020 to confirm your child's registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that non-payment by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the balance in full or set-up installments any time between May and August 2020 through School Cash Online. Please note that failure to pay the balance in full or set-up installments by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

An additional Programming Fee of approximately $935 may apply to Out of District students.

More information about Academies, including fees and withdrawal procedures, is available here.


Questions?


If you have questions or require further information, please contact:

Krista Wood
NVSD Academy Teacher
Windsor Secondary School
kwood@sd44.ca 

or  academies@sd44.ca​​