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 2021):

Ballet
Inter-Foundation and Grades 6-9 (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet classes plus available Kirkwood pointe/pre-pointe class for level. KAPP students do not attend IF ballet choreography outside of KAPP.
Intermediate (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet/pointe classes.
Advanced Foundation (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet/pointe classes.
Advanced 1 (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet/pointe classes and are strongly encouraged to take the additional senior ballet tech class.
Advanced 2  (both exam and non-exam) students must take 2 Kirkwood ballet/pointe classes and are strongly encouraged to take the additional senior ballet tech class. PLEASE NOTE: There is no Advanced 2 exam class in season 2021-22

Senior ballet  Students who have completed their exams must take senior ballet tech to participate in senior ballet choreography.

Modern/Contemporary/Jazz*
Ballet is the prerequisite for all classes including modern and jazz. As such, students must be enrolled in Kirkwood ballet classes* in order to be eligible for registration in modern and jazz.  Additionally, students must be enrolled in a Kirkwood modern class in order to be eligible for registration in a contemporary class.  *All ballet prerequisites listed above must be fulfilled in order to enrol in these optional classes.

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.

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 2021-2022 dance season for Kirkwood will start:

* the week of September 13 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.