Programs and Tuition
PRE-Professional Training Program
The pre-professional training program is the core of the school and developed for students wanting to pursue a career in ballet or contemporary dance. An audition is required each year for acceptance into this prestigious program. Students in academic grade 5+ are eligible to audition. Season runs September-June.
In the program, students will train 6 days per week in:
Our unique program includes a series of extra learning opportunities throughout the year to contribute to a diversified education as well as enhancing the classical foundation. Some of the subjects will include: Music Conducting/Understanding Music for Class, Fueling the dancers body, Special genres, Character development/Artistic refinement, Choreography Creation, Stress Management and Perfectionism (taught and presented in person by a Medical Doctor specializing in mental health), Guest Lectures and Q&A with professional dancers.
2019-2020 Season Tuition
Season Total: $7,650 + GST
OPen dance program-BALLET AND CONTEMPORARY
This program has been developed for students in school grades 4-5. Dancers will develop a superior technical foundation and a love for the art of movement. Lessons are held 3 days per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday mornings. Season runs September-June.
2019-2020 Season Tuition
Season Total: $4,050 + GST
Complimentary technique & flexibility workshop: coming again JUNE 2020!
Date: Summer 2020 TBA
Dancers will join our director, Miss Melissa, for an in-depth study of mobility, technique, and the common myths/misunderstandings concerning flexibility. Whether you struggle with areas of flexibility or are dealing with the lack of stability that can occur with hyper-mobility, this workshop will help you work through those weak points. Come learn in a relaxed and fun environment focusing on one of Miss Melissa's favorite subjects: How to increase flexibility without constant over-stretching. Come discover how flexible you really are!
Tuition: N/A This workshop is designed for competitive and pre-professional students ages 11+ No audition is required
Examples of basic work with minimal instruction:
This student was originally using external force ( e.g. manual stretching from partner or teacher, foot stretcher, pushing the top of the foot toward the floor etc.) in an attempt to increase range. This was counterproductive and unsafe. Changes were made without force or stretching. In addition, calf activation was corrected to achieve desired result. The time between the photos being taken was 15 minutes.
The before picture was taken at the beginning of a lesson. Notice the increase in range of the middle-split with the low back no longer straining in order for the student to sit upright. The after picture was taken 1 hour later. No stretching was done during the hour. Instead, placement in both standing and demi plié positions were adjusted with a change in which muscles were being activated. This resulted in the student’s own movements increasing mobility, rather than holding a split or external force being used to improve the range of the middle split. This should be the result at the end of each ballet class.