Frequently Asked Questions
Can my child try a class before we register?
Yes, you are welcome to come try your first class for free. Please contact us to set up a time.
Will I be able to watch my child dance and perform?
Yes, there will be three opportunities to watch your child throughout the dance year. There will be open house before Winter Break and Spring Break to watch classes and a live year end production performance at a theatre.
Do I have to buy a ticket to watch the year end production?
Yes, renting the theatre for our dress rehearsal and year end production performance costs thousands of dollars. The tickets cover this cost.
Do you offer exams?
Yes, at Mi-Cher Dance Academy, we believe an exam is a great goal for your child to work towards. We offer Royal Academy of Dance Children’s and Vocational ballet exams, as well as ISTD modern exams.
Does my child have to take a ballet or modern exam?
We are happy for your child to have the opportunity to take a dance exam, but it is not mandatory. When it comes time for registering for a ballet or modern exam, if your child's teacher feels that they can be ready for an exam, you will receive an "Intent to Enter" form with information on what taking an exam requires. For those who do not want to take the exam, they will continue with classes as usual. At a certain point (when the dancers get older) they would need to take an exam if they wanted to be able to do any further exams, but we would let you know all the details regarding exams and prerequisites at that point.
Successful completion of a Royal Academy of Dance Graded ballet exam, gives the student a certificate, mark sheet, and medal pin.
For Royal Academy of Dance Vocational ballet exams, successful completion would earn BC School credit. You can see here which levels apply to which grades and credit value: https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/datacollections/course_registry_web_search/search-result.php?txtDBAName=*Royal%20Academy%20of%20Dance*&lstCourseType=2936
Where can I park?
We have three designated Mi-Cher parking spaces (space number 214), located to your left upon entering the parking lot. There are additional VISITOR spaces you can park in. There is also some parking available along Croydon Drive, but please use extreme caution in crossing the road, as people tend to go very quickly around that corner.
When do classes start? What holidays does the studio close for?
You can click here to see our Important Dates page, which is kept updated with all the important dates you need to know. You can even mark in your calendar when the year end dress rehearsal and show are!
How many dances will my child have in the year-end production? Can my child have a solo in the show?
Your child will have a group dance for each class they have per week. For example, if your child dances three times per week, they will have three group dances in the year end production.
Only the dancers' whose home class is our most senior class have a solo dance in the show. For example, the dancers who are enrolled in three Advanced 2 ballet classes per week, will each have a solo in the show.