Instructors lead a group of young dancers.

The full-time Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School extends from September to June. 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.

Teacher Training Program 2021-2022
Significant Dates and Holidays

NOTE: On Fridays preceding long weekends or breaks, all TTP classes run until normally scheduled finish times.

Term 1

Date Event
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Virtual Orientation Day
Thursday, September 9, 2021 Classes begin
Saturday, October 9 - Monday, Oct 11, 2021 Thanksgiving weekend; No AP classes (Oct 8-11)
TBD Creative Movement Workshop
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 TTP day off; AP assist as usual
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 TTP day off; AP assist as usual
Thursday, November 18, 2021 TTP day off; AP assist as usual
Friday, November 26, 2022
TTP day off; AP assist as usual
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Last day of classes before Winter break
Thursday, December 16, 2021 – Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 Winter Break

Term 2

Date Event
Thursday, January 6, 2022 TTP classes resume
Monday, February 14 - Thursday, February 17, 2022 David Leventhal Dancing with Parkinson’s Introductory workshop for 3rd year students
Saturday, February 19 – Monday, February 28, 2022 Family Day weekend and mid-term break; TTP classes run until usual finish times on Friday; Feb 22-28 - AP  as usual
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 Regular classes resume
Friday, April 8, 2022 – Monday, April 18, 2022 Easter Weekend and Spring Break; TTP classes run until usual finish times on Thursday

Term 3

Date Event
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 TTP classes resume
TBD (late April, early May) Second Stage Auditions
Friday, May 20– Monday, May 23, 2022 Victoria Day long weekend; TTP classes run until usual finish times on Friday
TBD Sharing Dance Day  - TTP potentially involved
Friday, June 10, 2022 Final day of classes for graduating students
Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2022 (TBC) AP final on stage presentations – all TTP involved
Thursday, June 30, 2022 Last day of TTP classes (TBC)
*All dates are subject to change