Proof of vaccination: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following questions only apply to our in-person Dance and Movement classes and private lessons, both at Place des Arts and Evergreen Cultural Centre.

My child was 11 at the start of their in-person dance and movement program but will be turning 12 between September 13, 2021 and January 31, 2022.  Will I be required to provide proof of vaccination after my child turns 12?

Yes. Place des Arts will require parents to provide proof of vaccination as soon as their child(ren) receives their first dose of the vaccine. We will send out a reminder email to parents with instructions on how to provide proof of vaccination. Parents will need to confirm that they intend on vaccinating their child(ren) to be able to continue to participate in their in-person program.

If parents do not intend on vaccinating their child(ren), they will not be permitted to continue participating in their in-person class or private lesson after their child(ren) turns 12. We recommend moving to an online class or private lesson if one is offered and space is available. If you anticipate having to change your class or private lesson, please advise us as soon as possible by emailing or by calling 604-664-1636 ext. 0. Requests to withdraw from a program, will be guided by our Withdrawal/Cancellation policy.

Do I need to provide proof of vaccination for a dance private lesson?

Yes. In the interest of the health and safety of our faculty and students, we are implementing a proof of vaccination policy for in-person private lessons for participants 12 years of age and up. If you are not vaccinated, we recommend moving to online private lessons. Please email or call us at 604-664-1636 to inquire about availability.

I’m a parent and want to sit in on my child’s dance class or lesson. Am I allowed?

If a parent wishes to sit in on their child’s dance private lesson or group class or attend an end-of-class student demonstration they need to provide proof of vaccination. Please report to the Check-In Desk to show proof. Please note: this needs to be pre-approved. Send your request to

Are PdA staff and teachers required to be fully vaccinated?

Currently in British Columbia there is no specific legislation requiring employees to get vaccinated. At this time, PdA is not implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for our employees or self-employed contracted teachers.

I don’t have my BC Vaccine Card yet. Can I show other forms of proof of vaccination?

To give everyone time to get their BC Vaccine Card, up to and including September 26, 2021 you can show any of the following forms of proof of vaccination:

Beginning September 27, 2021 only the BC Vaccine Card (digital or secure paper option) will be accepted. Get the BC Vaccine Card.

What ID will I need to provide along with my or my child(ren)’s proof of vaccination?

Note youth aged 12 to 18 are NOT required to show valid government photo ID along with their proof of vaccination.

Adults 19 years of age and older must present one of the following valid government-issued photo ID:

  • BC Services Card
  • BC driver’s licence
  • Passport

People from other Canadian provinces or territories attending a program or event must show:

  • Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record
  • Valid government-issued photo ID from same province or territory

International visitors attending a program or event must show:

  • Proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada
  • Passport


Do I have to show my vaccination status every time I and/or my child(ren) participate in/or attend an in-person Place des Arts program?

If you provide consent to Place des Arts documenting your or your child(ren)’s vaccination status on your customer account in our registration system, then you won’t need to show proof on subsequent visits, however you will have to check in each time. Please refer to our privacy statement for details regarding the collection of your personal information.

Please note: we can only receive consent from participants 19 years of age or older.

If you prefer we do not document your status, please be prepared to provide your proof of vaccination at the Check-In Desk before attending every class or lesson.

I’m attending an event at Place des Arts. Do I need to show my proof of vaccination?

We will be asking  attendees to show their proof of vaccination at events with more than 50 people.

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