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Teacher Training

Are you a high school dance major? A professional dancer looking to make a career change? Are you a practicing ballet teacher seeking to enhance your knowledge and teaching skills? Are you interested in obtaining Registered Teacher Status with the RAD, a Cecchetti or ISTD teaching qualification, NBS accreditation and a university degree?

Canada's National Ballet School has a Teacher Training Program for you!

For over four decades, Canada's National Ballet School has been successfully training teachers, ballet masters and artistic directors who now hold posts in schools and companies across Canada and around the world.

We are at the forefront of dance education, constantly evolving our programs to fuse ballet traditions with the latest advancements in the science of movement, sports medicine and care for the dancer.

As a student of the Teacher Training Program, you will:

  • Benefit from the experience of international faculty who have trained many of the world's great dancers;
  • Work with acclaimed pianists who are experts in music for dance;
  • Learn from specialists in anatomy and conditioning for dance students;
  • Receive individual attention and career placement assistance;
  • Gain practical hands-on teaching experience with both recreational and professional students.

We offer several full-time and part-time Teacher Training Programs to suit a variety of backgrounds and career goals.

  • Three-Year Diploma
  • Five-Year Joint Diploma/Degree
  • Professional Dancers' Program
  • Professional Development Program


The Teacher Training Program at Canada's National Ballet School is approved as a Private Career College by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and is governed by the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. As such, our full-time teacher training programs are required to meet the standards of the act, including specific criteria for the programs that are offered, instructor qualifications and fee collection policies. Our designation as a Private Career College ensures that student rights are protected through policy, and that the quality of the training we provide is of the highest standard.

School Year, Accommodation & Meals

The full-time program extends from September to June. Students have the option of applying for living accomodations at NBS's newly renovated residence located one block from campus at 113 Maitland Street. A meal plan is included with residence accommodations. Returning students are responsible for their own accommodation and meals. Meals are also available for purchase in the Mona Campbell Square Café located in the Celia Franca Centre.

More Information

  • Teacher Training Program Information Day
  • TTP FAQs
  • 2014/15 TTP Entry Procedures
  • 2013-2014 TTP Term Dates
  • 2013/14 Professional Programs Fees

Teacher Training Program Information Day. Learn more or View on YouTube.



Why you should audition for NBS' Teacher Training Program. View on YouTube.


A look at NBS' Teacher Training Program:
A student & grad talk about the audition & the program. View full-size.


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