"designed to provide students with a deeper connection to and investment in their own learning"
"we are meeting a very real need for quality, affordable, alternative education options... for this age group"
Flexible Performing Arts Day Program in the Cowichan Valley
Developed by experienced educators and passionate artists, Warmland Dance offers their Performing Arts Day Program to Cowichan Valley families looking for quality, arts-infused education.
What do we offer?
The Warmland Dance faculty together with special guests and partners such as Victoria Academy of Ballet, Broken Rhythms Dance, and Ballet Jorgen, offer intensive performing arts programs for Cowichan Valley learners in grades 5-12. Students select from quality classes to create full or part-day training programs offered up to 4 days per week at the Downtown Duncan studios, 225 Canada Avenue. The blended curriculum is designed to provide serious students with a deeper connection to and investment in their own learning through innovative movement and joyful performing arts experiences blended with BC curricular subjects. Students study in the areas of Science, Social Studies, English, Leadership and Career Planning, Applied Design/Technologies, Physical Education, and of course, the Arts. Dance and performing arts classes include ballet, PBT, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, modern, acro, cirque, technique development, strength and flexibility, urban street, hip hop, latin jazz and more.
Under the guidance of the school’s founder and Artistic Director, Leah Burley, M.Ed., Warmland Dance works directly with parents, supervisory teachers and learning consultants to help students earn credit for their areas of study. "We are meeting a very real need for quality, affordable, alternative education options in the Valley for this age group”, says Burley. Grade 11 and 12 students receive support in their post secondary applications and grant research, and one graduating student will be chosen to receive the Warmland Foundation for the Arts Scholarship in the amount of $2000 toward their post secondary educational pursuits.
Schedules & Learning Groups
Tuesday-Friday 10am-2pm September 11 to June 21.
For academic classes, students learn with same-grade peers. For movement classes, students are placed in classes based on their current ability level and peer group. Scheduled classes run Tuesday -Thursday 10am-2pm from September to June. Students also have open access to the studios and shared study spaces for practice, solos, peer and teacher support on Fridays from 10am-2pm.
Who is it for?
This program is available to students in grades 5-12 who are:
- enrolled in public/private schools offering part-time learning opportunities
- registered home-learners
- enrolled with any distributed learning (DL) provider
- international students
How do I enroll?
Step 1: Enroll with your local school as a part-time student or home learner, or with a distributed learning provider - we recommend Self Design
Warmland Dance has been working in connection with Self Design Learning foundation, and supports their mission to "facilitate lifelong learning and holistic personal growth through programs, opportunities, and support for people of all ages, with an emphasis on choice and self-direction." For more information on how Self Design works with Warmland Dance Day Programs, or to enroll with Self Design, please click here.
Step 3: Await your confirmation email and select your first term classes from the schedule
Step 4: Sign your enrollment paperwork, make tuition arrangements and attend classes!
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Tuition & Financial Aid
View our 2023/24 tuition schedule here.
Warmland Dance provides financial aid to those in need, and no student is turned away for lack of funds. We receive funding from Warmland Foundation for the Arts, the Canadian Tire Jump Start Foundation, and the Province of British Columbia Distributed Learning Fund. If you require financial assistance, please contact us at email@example.com