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Huge Success at Dance Power

June 6th, 2017

thumb Reprinted from the Aldergrove Star

The efforts and dedication of students and staff at Kick It Up A Notch Academy of Dance paid off recently with huge successes at the Dance Power competition in Surrey.

The Aldergrove dancers performed well against their competition, which involved studios from around the Fraser Valley.

Academy owners-director Tonya Wejr was proud of all the dancers: “They ...

Registration for 2016-17

June 4th, 2016
After another incredible year at KIUAN, it is now time to register for summer programs and classes for the 2016-17 season.  We are excited to offer a Zootopia themed dance camp for children aged 4-7 as well as Summer Drop-in Classes for junior, intermediate, and senior students. More info here


Registration Dates:

Returning students: Wednesday, June 22nd 4:00pm-8:00pm

New and late-returni ...

New 8-Week Programs Starting in April

March 21st, 2016
thumb We are excited to announce that we are offering 3 different 8-week programs starting in April.

  • Lil’ Ballerinas - Fridays 3:30-4:15   (starting April 1)
  • Tiny Tumblers - Mondays 3:00-3:45   (starting April 4)
  • Teen Hip Hop - Thursdays 7:00-7:45   (starting April 7)

Only $80 with no registration fee. Email us now to reserve your spot! 


A Former Dancer Shares the Love of Dance

July 13th, 2015
Graciously reprinted from the Langley Times. See the original article 


From roles in music videos to dancing live on stage, working alongside the likes of Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams and the Far East Movement has given Mao Kawakami a resumé that reads like a who’s who of the hip hop world.

Not bad for a 22-year-old from Langley, who packed up and headed for Hollywood while the in ...

Upcoming Events for June-August 2015

June 8th, 2015
We have another fantastic summer planned for the students of KIUAN!  We acknowledge the importance of family time in the summer so we are offering weekly drop-in classes along with a Tiny Tots Dance Camp. Check out our events page for information on our Year End Performance, registration dates, drop in classes, camp, RAD syllabus weeks, and solo choreography.  Please contact us for more infor ...

New Opportunities for January 2015!

January 1st, 2015

Tiny Tumblers! HAPPY NEW YEAR... and some exciting news!  

Want to be a part of our KIUAN family?  Want to add another class?

We are pleased to announce that we have a few classes that are now open for registration:

TINY TUMBLERS!! 8 Week winter session!! 10% OFF!!

  • 3-5 years - Thursdays 3:30-4:15 - Starting January 8th 

Tiny Tots Ballet 

  • 3-5 years - Fridays 3:30-4:15 (January-Mid June) 

Tiny ...

We are expanding!

August 20th, 2014
Due to the many requests for additional classes, as well as our growing family at KIUAN we have decided to expand our studio once again.  We are excited to announce that we will be opening a third studio space just a few doors down from our main studios. Work has started and we will be up and running with 3 beautiful dance studios for the 2014-15 dance season.

With the additional studio space, ...

KIUAN Wins 2013 Ultimate Peak Challenge

May 27th, 2013

Come Home

Contemporary dancers from the Aldergrove's Kick It Up A Notch Academy of Dance were the overall winners of the Ultimate Peak Challenge at the Abbotsford Peak dance competition at the Abbey Arts Centre recently.

Studios from throughout the Fraser Valley were represented in over 1,000 different dances in the week-long event.

The judges decide the overall first place pieces in each age cat ...

2012 Ballet Syllabus Week Information

August 23rd, 2012
All students registering or registered for competitive lines are required to participate in the ballet syllabus week.  This year, the syllabus week runs August 27-31 OR September 4-8 (depending on grade level).  

For more info, please click on the following links:


Announcing the 2012-2013 KIUAN Faculty!

July 26th, 2012

Kick It Up A Notch is pleased to announce the following faculty members for 2012-2013.  We are looking forward to another great year!


owner/director/instructor (ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, tap)

An award winning-choreographer and certified RAD instructor, Tonya has been teaching dance on Vancouver Island and in the Fraser Valley for 18 years. Afte ...

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