Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts, aims to provide the highest quality dance instruction to children and young adults in a diverse, nurturing environment. We believe that the arts enrich the life of the student and family by building self esteem, lasting friendships and life skills. Our students are encouraged to become technically proficient and at the same time build self esteem, cooperation and leadership skills.

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Registration prerequisites (updated July 2020):

Ballet
Inter-Foundation and up (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet classes plus available Kirkwood pointe/pre-pointe class for level. KAPP students will not attend choreography or ballet tech classes.
Intermediate (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet/pointe classes plus Kirkwood ballet tech class. KAPP students will not attend ballet tech classes.
Advanced Foundation (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet/pointe classes and 1 Kirkwood ballet tech class. KAPP students will not attend ballet tech classes.
Advanced 1 (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet/pointe classes and 1 Kirkwood ballet tech class. As senior students, all dancers must enrol in all 3 classes offered to them. KAPP students are not required to attend ballet tech class.
Advanced 2 (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet/pointe classes and 1 Kirkwood ballet tech class. As senior students, all dancers must enrol in all 3 classes offered to them. KAPP students are not required to attend ballet tech class.

Modern/Contemporary
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of one Kirkwood ballet class in order to be eligible for registration in a modern class.

Students must be enrolled in a Kirkwood modern class in order to be eligible for registration in a contemporary class.

Jazz*
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of one Kirkwood ballet class in order to be eligible for registration in jazz, hiphop tech or jazz fusion class.

Please note that classes taken outside of Kirkwood do not count towards eligibility requirements.

*Notes
Ballet is the core technique for all other genres of dance. For this reason, students must be enrolled in both ballet exam and ballet choreography classes in order to be qualify for any additional classes (i.e. jazz, modern, contemporary, tap).

New and Potential Students

We are looking forward to hearing from you to discuss our dance classes. Contact us any time by:

* email (registration@kirkwoodacademy.com or info@kirkwoodacademy.com)
* phone (250-668-2623 or 250-713-9184)
* meeting scheduled in person at our centrally-located studio (2138 Bowen Road, Nanaimo)

We look forward to meeting you and your young dancer 🙂

Registered or Returning Students

The 2020-2021 dance season for Kirkwood will start:

* the week of September 14 for all classes

Please ensure you have reviewed your DSM account for any scheduling changes that may have occurred over the summer months. Please email registration@kirkwoodacademy.com for registration questions.