This platform is being used as a form of communication to the NSAD Community with regards to Dylan Steyns' recent diagnosis of testicular cancer. As more and more people have been finding out about this situation, there has been an increasing outpour of concern and care for the Steyns Family.  A group of parents, Pip Bruce, Lorna Williams, and Karen Schafer have put together this platform of communication. This can be a space where everyone can be kept up to date and also channel their love and well-wishes. If you wish to send an email or reach out a helping hand this email address below can be used to navigate the best way to do so: steynsfamily@nsad.ca

During this Dylan's of treatment, he will be sharing the Artistic Director duties on and off-site with his wife, the Programs and Communications Director, Alicia Steyns. Arrangements for the dance classes taught by Dylan Steyns are being taken care of by the trusting hands of the NSAD Faculty. While Dylan will not physically be at the studio during his treatment period, he is there in spirit every day.  He is bound and determined to overcome this challenge and carry on with his usual routine as soon as possible. Fortunately, this type of cancer has a high success rate, however, it still requires a tremendously difficult road to recovery; he will be working hard to fight for good health.

Dylan has completed his fourth and final round of chemotherapy at the BC Cancer Agency and has now returned home. His team of Doctors are pleased with the results Dylan has shown so far,  Dylan's immune system and strength are increasing each day. He is now preparing for two upcoming lung surgeries and an abdomial surgery.  He remains positive in his healing process and continues to presevre with a positive outlook. 

Dylan is a very resilient person both mentally and physically, he would like to thank everyone for helping him out by staying strong and positive, and it is with this that keeps the NSAD community happy, safe and loving space that it is. We are overwhelmed with the kindness and care of this beautiful community. Your positive thoughts during this difficult journey have helped in so many ways. Dylan can feel the love and well wishes from everyone rooting for his strong recovery and good health - thank you! Your support in helping our family through this chapter is beyond appreciated, there aren't enough words to express our gratitude and we are forever grateful.

A huge thank you to everyone's support through the Meal Train Program's during the period of time Dylan was in and out of chemotherapy and the delivery of The Steyns family's third baby boy! Thank you ?