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Application Process: 2017-2018

The application process involves three mandatory steps: 
Step 1:  Select Dance Academy in Student Connect when selecting courses
Step 2:  Complete this online form: 2017-2018 Academy Online Application Form 
Step 3: Complete the dance audition & letter of intent:
If you like to dance, have extensive training, want to learn more, or are just a beginner, the Dance Academy is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.
Are you coming to the Delta School District from another District to attend one of our Academies? If so please follow this link to out Out of District Application Form.

Please note there is limited space available; apply early to avoid disappointment.

All Dance Academy students, both new and returning, must apply each year.
 The Dance Academy is in full swing this year, learning new dances, technique and loving being back in the Genesis Theatre.  If you are a dancer, gymnast, figure skater, cheerleader or even if you just like to dance, consider the Dance Academy program!
 “Letter of Intent” Instructions 

In no more than 500 words, describe why you would like to be in the Dance Academy. Your responses might be related to

-your passion for dance            -your past experiences and training

– what you want to learn at the Dance Academy   – what you expect from the Academy

– what benefits the Academy might have for you

– and/or any other information you would like to include.

Please email this letter to dedanceacademy@gmail.com or bring a paper copy to the audition in June 2017 (date TBA)

Academy Fees

International students please email phansen@deltasd.bc.ca for international application.

  • Fees are divided over 10 monthly payments
  • Monthly fees: $210/month
  • Deposit fee: $520 includes Sept and June fees plus $100 administration fee. Due June 1st
  • Dance Uniform $ 150 (non refundable after September) dated Sept 1, 2017
  • Transportation fee:  Optional bus service to and from Delta Secondary;  $ 25 per month from South Delta;  $50 per month from north end schools.  Please note:  Transportation to/from  Delta Secondary is not available from Delview or North Delta Secondary.
  • Bursaries are available with demonstrated need.  Apply early.

Refund and Exit Policy

  • Once the program has started all requests for exiting the program and refunds shall be made in writing to Paige Hansen at academies@deltasd.bc.ca and in collaboration with a counselor from the student’s home school
  • Full refund of the tuition fee (less the $100 application fee) if the Student withdraws from the program after June 1st but before September 1st
  • Deposit fee (September and June monthly fee plus the $100 application fee) is non-refundable after September 1st
  • No refund of the tuition is made if the student is dismissed from the Academy program
  • If a program is cancelled a full refund will be issued

Application Process for New and Returning Students

  1. A parent or guardian must complete the application form.
  2. Submit the completed application form and deposit fee to the Student Data Coordinator at Delta Secondary.  The deposit fee, which will be processed June 1, 2016, is non-refundable and includes a $100 registration fee, plus the first and last month’s academy fee.
  3. All applications will be date stamped upon receipt.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 10, 2017, as students will be accepted into the Dance Academy based on space availability.
  4. An audition will be held on May 31 for placement. All applicants will be notified by email of the date and time for the audition.
  5. You will receive an acceptance letter from the Delta School District after successfully completing the audition and once there is a sufficient number of applicants to run the program. Students will likely be placed in smaller groups based on dance experience, technical ability, performance experience, ability to learn choreography and age.

Out-of-Catchment Students

Out-of-catchment students may attend Delta Secondary full time or on a part-time basis, moving between two schools at lunch. Students planning to attend Delta Secondary full time must contact the Student Data Coordinator at the school and arrange to:

  • Select courses for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Bring the student’s last report card

Out-of-District Students

Out-of-district students must attend a Delta school to participate in an academy program. Once accepted to the Dance Academy, please contact the Student Data Coordinator at Delta Secondary and arrange to:

  • Complete a Delta School District registration form
  • Complete a Non School District application form
  • Select courses for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Bring the student’s birth certificate and proof of residency
  • Bring the student’s last report card
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