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Posted March 22, 2022

Updated April 12, 2022

Updated April 22, 2022

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

2121 Cadboro Bay Rd


  •  Updated April 12: The Theatre Covid Guidelines from the GVPAFestival.

    As of right now with the current ease of restrictions and guidelines in BC, we are allowing NO masks on stage and off of the stage, although we do encourage mask wearing while dancers/participants are warming up and moving throughout the backstage area. Doesn't hurt to be extra safe! 

At this time we also will NOT be scanning vaccine passports for audience members, dancers/participants or volunteers.  


  • Audience Admission Cost Information - Cash only - $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Seniors/students / no charge for children under 5 years of age.

  • Photography and videography is prohibited in the theatre.

  • Food & Drinks are not permitted in theatres unless otherwise stated.

  • Only Dancer permitted in the backstage area.


  • Due to the small dressing area please be mindful or your items. Keep your bags closed and your costumes/pieces together.

  • Dancers please arrive with your hair and makeup done.

  • Please keep your area organized.

  • Please Keep your bag zipped up.

  • Tap Dancers: Please do not wear tap shoes anywhere in the Dave Dunnet Theatre or Oak Bay High School other than when performing on the stage. This is to protect the school's floors and respect their beautiful facility. You can wear socks over top of them then take them off once backstage.Company & CREW Dancers please have your competition team jacket during awards and if you go into the audience.

  • Dancers are expected to stay for the award session they are involved in.

  • We are proud to share the stage with all dancers from every studio. We look forward to cheering for everyone. 

Highlights Concert is May 1, 2022. 2:00pm. Venue Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. There’s a good chance KCDS will be asked to perform in the Highlights Concert.  Please mark this date down on your calendar.  KCDS will be sent and email on 4/25 from the GVPAF outlining our involvement in the Highlights Concert.  Once the email is received we will post the info here. Please watch this site 4/25. Being asked to perform in the Highlights Concert is an honour - it's were the awards are given out.  

The Festival is different from a competition.  Dancers are adjudicated on stage. Over all awards are given after all the performances are finished. 



Competitions can run early - we need to be ready.



Saturday April 23


Sweet Disposition

Enter The Sandman

Permission to Dance



How How

It’s All Right

Jailhouse Rock

Tangled Up


Mama I’m a Big Girl now

Poor Unfortunate Souls

Crowd Go Crazy

The Winner Is



It’s a Wonderful Life


Call me Cruella



Used to be Mine


A Thousand Miles




Da Girls


Sisters Being Sisters

Black Widows



Two & Four

Down to the Roots

Visiting Hours


1:30 pm

Too Close

Let it Be


Hold me While you wait



I Hope

The Fresh Princesses


Kix Crew




Run the World


Let’s Go




Q & A

Q: Do we have to stay the whole time

A: You can stay the whole day and cheer on your studio.  We'd love that!  Our Dancers do need to be there for their competition time and their awards / adjudication.  

Q: Can we come and go?

A: You might be able to do that.  Please watch the timing. It is best to not rush and have time for your Dancer to arrive relaxed and ready to take part in the competition experience.  

Q: If we don't like our competition day / time can we have it changed.

A: No we don't have any control over the schedule. 

Saturday, April 23

Acro 4B - 

Sat 300-430

class is cancelled.

We wil see you the GVPAFestival

Posted April 22, 10:40pm

Received this note from the GVPAF - just now:

Hello Everyone, I have been told we will not have access until 8:30am tomorrow morning into Oak Bay High School. Hopefully, none of your dancers come earlier than that as I won't want them to wait outside in the cold.  See you tomorrow!! :-Bethany

We will see everyone that was arriving at 830 around 835am - no sense standing out side waiting,  

Sleep well, 

Nite, nite!

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