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Nutcracker - Open Rehearsals with Fraser Valley Academy of Dance

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Fraser Valley Academy of Dance

Mission, BC

Directions: Parking is available on the street for 2-hours or in the Welton St parking lot. The rehearsals are in an upstairs studio. There is one flight of stairs (about 20 steps).



Offered in English.

Has gender-neutral washrooms.

The studio is on the second floor, approximately 20 steps up.


Join us at Fraser Valley Academy of Dance as students prepare to learn and rehearse the enchanting choreography of the Nutcracker! Now in its 12th season in Mission, this full-length ballet has been performed for thousands of audience members.

The challenging patterns and complex steps of the "Snowflakes" and "Waltz of the Flowers" will be on display as these talented young students display their advanced technique and skill in ballet. Having received over 80 student invitations to prestigious ballet company schools since 2013, the high-calibre training at Fraser Valley Academy of Dance will be on display for all to enjoy!

Artistic Director, John C. Carney choreographed this version of the Nutcracker in 2005, influenced by his many years dancing professionally with English National Ballet after training full-time in London, England, as a student at the Royal Ballet School.



Fraser Valley Academy of Dance

Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, under the artistic direction of John C. Carney, offers superior dance training with specialized focus on classical ballet, contemporary dance and musical theatre.

The Academy provides students with varied training in classes throughout the year in the Classical Ballet School, Musical Theatre School, Pre-Professional Academy, and Summer Programs.

With a teaching staff of professionally trained former dancers, as well as teachers with international diplomas in Performing Arts and Teacher Training, the Academy offers students an exceptional opportunity to achieve their highest potential, resulting in over 80 invitations to ballet company schools and performing arts colleges since 2013.

Since 2016, the international student program has welcome dozens of students from Japan, as well as France, Mexico, USA, and Canada.


Carolyne Carney