Year at a Glance Dates 2018/2019
August 19-29 - Summer Split Intensive
September 4 & 5 - Uniform and Fees Dates
September 9th - First day back to classes
October 14th - no classes, Thanksgiving
October 15th - En Avant Rehearsal Fees due and Festival Applications
October 31st - no classes, Halloween
December 14th - Possible Winter Show Date TBA
December 22-January 5 - no classes, Winter Break
January 3-6th - Youth America Grand Prix
January 6th - Classes start back
January - Summer Splits Intensive Info Available
February 17th - no classes, Family Day
March 16-22 - Spring Break, one week only!
April 10-13th - no classes, Easter
May 1 - 2020/2021 Schedule and Info released, online registration begins
Early May - RAD exams TBA
May 18th - no classes, Victoria Day
June 6th - possible photo day TBA
June 13th - Possible Year End Show Date TBA
Register for 2020/2021 by June 13th and your registration fee is waived!
Students are placed into ballet and modern classes based on skill level, and into jazz by age.
Students must audition to be accepted into the half day program, En Avant pre-professional program and the Higher Grades Program
Families registered for RAD ballet and ISTD Modern need to be prepared to participate in and pay for an exam (RAD,ISTD or school) during the dance season
Faculty will decide who is ready for which kind of exam each season
Students wishing to take only one ballet class per week are asked to attend Ballet 1 or 2
The fee structure is posted on the registration page and all fees are due in at the beginning or the season along with costume and registration fees
Dancers ages 6 and under are welcome to withdraw at any time with one months notice, dancers aged 7+ are expected to finish the dance season after October 1
WAPA does have a great fundraising structure and any fundraising money earned will be held in credit towards any dance fees you choose
Please notify Ms Dana of any schedule conflicts, illnesses/injuries, issues or concerns immediately at email@example.com
Dancers are expected to wear their proper uniform to every class (hair included)
Shows: dancers need to participate in the spacing rehearsal before each performance to perform in the performance.
Photo day offers families to opportunity to get class and solo photos of dancers and videos of the performances are available to purchase before the show date.
Festival Participation: dancers in the En Avant and Higher Grades programs are expected to participate in festival. Other dancers can register for festival with the Festival Application that comes out in September.
Dancers are expected to make their festival commitment a priority over other activities
Dancers must take their rehearsals, memorization/corrections and team efforts seriously
Missing more then 2 rehearsals may result in being taken out of sections of the dance or the entire piece
Solos are chosen by the choreographer and given to students we feel are ready for the challenge. You must participate in a group in order to be chosen for a solo
Fees: Rehearsals/Choreography - $280 per group, $300 per solo; Entry fees are calculated after festival/competition registration has been solidified; Costume fees are given out one month before the first performance and usually range from $90-$120 per costume.
All festival participants must have a WAPA jacket and wear the jacket to performances
Dancers and parents/guardians are expected to be courteous and encouraging of everyone at all festivals/competitions!