Academy Calendar

Parent Watch Day Schedule


Parent Watch Days – Kent and Federal Way:

Parents are welcome to view their dancer’s class on the first class of each month.

The last parent watch day of our school year is first week of March so we can get ready for the show!

No parent watch days in December.

Scroll down to view our school year calendar!



 ­­Labor Day Weekend – No Classes

Tuesday 4th — BDA Meet and Greet!  Kent Studio

4:00-7:00 pm  

(Pre- School -Pre Primary 4:00-5:30

Primary and above 5:30-7:00)

Thursday 6th  — First day of classes!


Monday 22nd – Saturday 27th — Exam information: 

Parents of students in levels below please attend class this week:

*Primary ballet and above.  

*Bronze tap and above.

*Grade 3 modern and above. 

Wednesday 31st — HALLOWEEN — No classes


 Wednesday 21st– Friday 23rd Thanksgiving Break  — No Classes

Saturday 25th -Normal Class Schedule

Monday 26th – Costume fee balance is due. 

*After this date $25 late fee applied.* 


Monday 3rd – Exam consent forms due.

Saturday 16th –Nursing Home performances

Wednesday 19th – Holiday Showcase at Highline Performing Arts Center

Wednesday 19th – Monday January 1st — Winter Break

No classes


Wednesday 2nd – Classes resume

 January – March exam coaching classes

(Schedule to be announced)



Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd -NUVO Convention Weekend (Invitation only)

Monday 25th -Exam Fees Due


Exams: Schedule to be announced. (Possible schedule changes for exam classes)


Monday 8th – Saturday 13th Spring Break   No classes

Monday 15th — Classes resume

Monday 22nd – Saturday 27th –  Show information packets issued


Wednesday 1st — Ticket sales begin for BDA families

Pre-registration begins for 2017-2018 school year

Friday 24th – Monday 27th   -Memorial Weekend  –No classes


Saturday 1st –Rehearsal schedule begins at the Kent Studio

Friday 14th-Tuesday 18th –Dress Rehearsals at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien

Shows at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien:

Thursday, June 20th – Cast A  Show 7:00pm

Friday, June 21st – Cast B Show 7:00pm

Saturday, June 22nd – Cast C Show 1:00pm

Saturday, June 22nd – Cast D Show 7:00pm

Sunday, June 23rd – Cast F Show 5:00pm


Workshop – 8th ~ 12th

Tuesday 9th -Summer classes begin for Junior Students 

Tuesday 16th – Open Classes begin for ages 13+

Special Summer week-long workshop intensive — Stay tuned for dates!