Classes ARE IN SESSION Good Friday April 2
NO CLASSES Easter Monday April 5
In light of recent developments concerning the important watershed and ancient forest at Fairy Creek, we have chosen to feature the important message below. Please take a moment to learn about this issue and decide how to take action.
I feel responsible to share with this community that this week a court decision will be made regarding the logging of one of the last remaining Ancient forests and watersheds at Fairy Creek. If you are wondering how you can support the protection of these elder trees, or if you would like to learn more about why this matters, please check out the links below:
To get involved more directly in the frontline resistance, you can visit https://www.fairycreekblockade.com/ to find out what is needed at the blockade
Speak up for old-growth! Phone Premier Horgan or Forests Minister Conroy using this easy click-to-call tool here, from Ancient Forest Alliance: https://www.ancientforestalliance.org/.../call.../
Donate to the Fairy Creek Blockade Gofundme campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/.../direct-action-for-ancient...
Quality Performing Arts Education
in the Cowichan Valley
Warmland Arts Academy
Independent Middle and High School
Programs for grades 5-7 and 8-12
Part-time and full-time options
BC credit courses in Arts AND Academics
Blended with DL, Self-Design/online/other home-learning programs
Limited cohort sizes, BC CDC cleaning protocols
Financial support available
**Qualified Educators** offer FREE extra hours to support student studies
Warmland Youth Company
The Warmland Youth Company was formed to bring together skilled, committed dancers in an intensive and dynamic choreography-based program. Dancers will train and collaborate in an enriched environment, exclusively with world class choreographers. These dancers are highly driven, build confidence, and develop leadership skills to inspire others through a variety of performances, competitions and workshops. Company members are expected to represent Warmland Dance in the greater community with a positive attitude, and high level of ethic.
My kids had an absolutely wonderful time in class today. They are dying to come back!
-Bonnie Louden, Parent
The technique these dancers have is something to be proud of... great training. These dancers are so clean, and have such chemistry onstage, you can tell they love it.
-Justine Fraser, Cowichan Music Festival Adjudicator - Ballet
It was very evident that the attitudes and educational perspective that informs your work is beautifully child-centered, and approaches what movement, body image and the spirit of performance can be, for maximizing the health and well-being of the young people you and your staff work with.
"Too often dance instruction focuses on sexualizing or trivializing children, and the framing of life. Your approach is refreshingly the opposite, and developmentally honours children. So, thank you for your supportive methods in engaging kids in the joy of movement and dance."
We tried dance classes in the Valley when my daughter was young and it didn't work for us. Our friends told us to try Warmland Dance, and now she can't stop dancing. She's found a passion here!