Our Half Day Program provides serious training and technical advancement while maintaining the NSAD focus on cross-trained and well rounded dancers. Participants enjoy the benefit of a more condensed schedule that allows them to train seriously while freeing up more after school and weekend time. This dance program is for dancers aged Grade 7-12 looking to advanced their skills into a multi-genre dance training program. Focus on building technique and strength, indulge in performance opportunities all while working in high calibre classes with like minded students. Learn in a positive environment where friendships bloom and surround yourself in supportive community. Take your dance education to the next level and gain life long skills that transpire into all aspects of your future no matter where that takes you! Check out a highlight video about this program featuring some alumini: click here

For students interested in applying for the 2024/2025 Half Day Program, please email [email protected]. All applications are reviewed and accepted on an individual basis and each applicant new or returning is required to attend an audition in the spring (May 26th - times to be determined). The program offers a minimum of 15 hours of training per week in conjunction with the requirements of both the North Vancouver School District's Peak Performance Program and the West Vancouver School District's Super Achievers Program. 

For the North Vancouver School District's Peak Performance Program information and application form, please click here. For the West Vancouver School District's Pursuit Program information and application form, please click here. Both school districts have the deadline for applications of mid-spring, for both returning and new applicants. Please be sure the section of the school district’s application form that needs to be filled out by Artistic Director, Dylan Steyns, has been arranged by the front desk administration.

The classes listed below are exclusive to the Half Day Program, and are offered Monday to Friday between the hours of 1:30pm - 3:45pm. The remaining classes to fill the 15-20 hours required by the school districts are to consist of: four performance groups, two syllabus classes (R.A.D. Ballet or I.S.T.D Modern) and any additional classes of the students choice. Students choose their remaining classes from our General Class schedule in which classes are offered after 3:45 and on Saturdays. To view our schedule, please click here. To view our Fee Structure, please click here. Our Half Day Program is a monthly cost of the 2023/2024 Season is $685.00 plus GST which covers 15+ hours of dance classes, including a weekly industry workshop! The additional payment of four performance group costume fees and competition entry fees are paid separately over four months.

To print a copy of the 2023/2024 Half Day Schedule of classes, please click here. To view the 2023/2024 Schedule of classes, please click here.

Class Schedule