YDP - Open Dance 

Explore movement and freedom of expression through the Open Dance stream! This stream of part-time programming offers flexibility for young dancers ages 5-17, both in time commitment and genres of dance offered. With emphasis on nurturing a love for dance, students can customize their classes to suit their schedules and interests. No audition is required for entry to the Open Dance Stream.

Dancers will experience:

  • The incredible social, physical, and benefits of dance that will set young dancers up for success in all areas of life
  • Opportunities to explore a range of dance forms including ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and more
  • Customizable schedules to suit each student’s time commitment and interests
  • Exceptional facilities at Canada’s National Ballet School’s campus in Toronto
  • High-calibre dance educators with expertise in a range of dance forms
  • ​Beautiful live accompaniment in all ballet classes
 


Registration is NOW OPEN!

Term Dates: September 12-June 9

To register click on the drop-down menu for your child’s level and follow the regsitration link.

Foundation

For dancers ages 5 – 8, the foundation levels are designed to spark a young dancer’s joy of movement. With emphasis on musicality and creativity, these engaging dance classes introduce concepts and techniques that establish a strong foundation for dance training.
 
Foundation classes include Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop. 
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet (option 1) Saturday 9:00 - 9:45 am $1,295.00
Ballet (option 2) Sunday 9:15 - 10:00 am $1,295.00
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet (option 1) Saturday 9:45 - 10:45 am $1,295.00
Ballet (option 2) Sunday 9:00 - 10:00 am $1,295.00
Hip Hop Saturday 11:00 - 11:45 am $905.00
Jazz  Sunday  10:15 - 11:00 am $905.00

Multiclass discount: For every additional class you register for after the first, a $55 discount will be applied to your registration.

Register
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet (both classes are required) Friday
Sunday
6:15 - 7:15 pm
9:00 - 10:00 am
$2,415.00 
Jazz Sunday 10:15 - 11:00 am $905.00
Hip Hop Monday 6:15 - 7:00 pm $905.00

Multiclass discount: For every additional class you register for after the first, a $55 discount will be applied to your registration.

Register
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet (both classes are required) Friday
Sunday
6:30 - 7:45 pm
11:15 - 12:30 pm
$2,415.00 
Jazz Sunday 12:45 - 1:45 pm $905.00
Hip Hop Monday 6:15 - 7:00 pm $905.00

Multiclass discount: For every additional class you register for after the first, a $55 discount will be applied to your registration.

Register
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet  Sunday 2:30 - 3:30 pm $1,295.00
Jazz (option 1: ages 6-7) Sunday 10:15 - 11:00 am $905.00
Jazz (option 2: ages 7-8) Sunday 10:15 - 11:00 am $905.00
Jazz (option 3: ages 8-9) Sunday 12:45 - 1:45 pm $905.00
Hip Hop (option 1: ages 6-7) Saturday 11:00 - 11:45 am $905.00
Hip Hop (option 2: 7-9) Monday 6:15 - 7:00 pm $905.00

Multiclass discount: For every additional class you register for after the first, a $55 discount will be applied to your registration.

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Junior

The junior levels are for dancers aged 9 to 13. Building from the foundation level, the junior program establishes fundamental technical skills and supports dancers in developing their unique, individual artistry. Through a warm, inclusive approach, these classes encourage students deeply explore their physical and artistic potential.
 
Junior classes include Ballet, Pointe* (for students age 11 and up), Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary. 

Please note, dancers must be enrolled in Ballet to register for Pointe and/or Ballet Repertoire 
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet (both classes are required) Wednesday
Sunday
6:45 - 8:00 pm
1:00 - 2:15 pm
$2,415.00 
Hip Hop Monday 7:00 - 8:00 pm $905.00
Contemporary Thursday 6:15 - 7:15 pm $905.00
Jazz Sunday 2:30 - 3:30 pm $905.00

Multiclass discount: For every additional class you register for after the first, a $55 discount will be applied to your registration.

Register
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet (both classes are required) 1-2 years ballet training recommended*  Wednesday
Sunday
6:45 - 8:00 pm
12:45 - 2:15 pm
$2,415.00 
Pointe** (for students age 11) Wednesday 8:15 – 9:00 pm $680
Hip Hop Monday 7:00 - 8:00 pm $905.00
Contemporary Thursday 6:15 - 7:15 pm $905.00
Jazz Sunday 2:30 - 3:30 pm $905.00

Multiclass discount: For every additional class you register for after the first, a $55 discount will be applied to your registration.
 
*  If you have a beginner dancer, please contact youngdancers@nbs-enb.ca so we can help you find the appropriate level. 
** Pointe classes will begin after Thanksgiving. Students will be assessed in September on their readiness to begin Pointe. If you register for Pointe and your child is not assessed as being ready for Pointe come Thanksgiving, your Pointe registration will be refunded.

Register
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet (both classes are required) 1-2 years ballet training is required* Tuesday
Sunday
6:45 - 8:15 pm
12:45 - 2:15 pm
$2,415.00 
Pointe** Tuesday 8:15 - 9:00 pm $680.00
Hip Hop Monday 7:00 - 8:00 pm $905.00
Contemporary Thursday 6:15 - 7:15 pm $905.00
Jazz Sunday 2:30 - 3:30 pm $905.00

Multiclass discount: For every additional class you register for after the first, a $55 discount will be applied to your registration.
 
*  If you have a beginner dancer, please contact youngdancers@nbs-enb.ca so we can help you find the appropriate level. 
** Pointe classes will begin after Thanksgiving. Students will be assessed in September on their readiness to begin Pointe. If you register for Pointe and your child is not assessed as being ready for Pointe come Thanksgiving, your Pointe registration will be refunded.

Register

Senior

In the senior levels, dancers ages 14 – 18 apply their skills and artistry to explore increasingly challenging vocabulary and complex choreography. Senior program staff support each dancer as they take-on the challenges and reap the rewards of rigorous dance training in a vibrant, artistic environment. 
 
New students looking to join our senior levels must contact youngdancers@nbs-enb.ca for support selecting the appropriate level.
 
Senior classes include Ballet, Pointe*, Ballet Repertoire*, Hip Hop, Contemporary. 
 
Please note, dancers must be enrolled in Ballet to register for Pointe and/or Ballet Repertoire 
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet* (both classes are required)  Monday
Saturday
6:45 - 8:15 pm
1:30 - 3:00 pm
$2,415.00
Pointe** Monday 8:15 - 9:00 pm $680.00
Repertoire Saturday 3:15 - 4:00 pm $680.00
Contemporary Thursday 7:15 -8:15 pm $905.00
Hip Hop Friday 7:15 -8:15 pm $905.00

Multiclass discount: For every additional class you register for after the first, a $55 discount will be applied to your registration.
 
*  Please contact youngdancers@nbs-enb.ca so we can help you find the appropriate level. 
** Pointe classes will begin after Thanksgiving. New students will be assessed in September on their readiness to begin Pointe. If you register for Pointe and your child is not assessed as being ready for Pointe come Thanksgiving, your Pointe registration will be refunded.

Register
Class Week Day Time Price
Ballet* (both classes are required) Monday
Saturday
6:45 - 8:15 pm
1:30 - 3:00 pm
$2,415.00 
Pointe** Monday 8:15 - 9:00 pm $680.00
Repertoire Saturday 3:15 - 4:00 pm $680.00
Contemporary Thursday 7:15 -8:15 pm $905.00
Hip Hop Friday 7:15 -8:15 pm $905.00

Multiclass discount: For every additional class you register for after the first, a $55 discount will be applied to your registration.
 
*  Please contact youngdancers@nbs-enb.ca so we can help you find the appropriate level. 
** Pointe classes will begin after Thanksgiving. New students will be assessed in September on their readiness to begin Pointe. If you register for Pointe and your child is not assessed as being ready for Pointe come Thanksgiving, your Pointe registration will be refunded.

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