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 2019-2020
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 4, 2019 Orientation Day
Thursday, September 5, 2019 Classes begin
Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14, 2019 Thanksgiving weekend; No AP classes (Oct 11-14)
Monday, October 28 – Thursday, October 31, 2019 MAL Workshop; AP assist as usual (PBP Mid-Term Break)
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 TTP day off; AP assist as usual
Monday, November 4, 2019 TTP classes resume
Thursday, November14, 2019 TTP day off; AP assist as usual
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 TTP day off; AP assist as usual
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 TTP day off; AP assist as usual
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Last day of classes before Christmas break
Wed, December 18, 2019–Sun, January 5, 2020 Christmas Break

Term 2

Date Event
Monday, January 6, 2020 TTP classes resume
Thursday, January 9 & Friday, January 10, 2020 David Leventhal Dancing with Parkinson’s Introductory workshop for 3rd year students
Saturday, February 15–-Sunday, February 23, 2020 Mid-term Study Week (including Family Day); AP assist as usual (Tues 18-Sunday 23)
Monday, February 24, 2020 Regular classes resume
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – Monday, April, 13, 2020 Spring Break; TTP classes run until usual finish times on Friday; No AP classes
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Regular classes resume
Monday, April 27-Thursday, April 30 2020 Second Stage Auditions
Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 10, 2020 AssemblĂ©e Internationale – TTP schedule adjusted
Saturday, May 16 – Monday, May 18, 2020 Victoria Day long weekend; TTP classes run until usual finish times on Friday; No AP classes
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 TTP classes resume
TBA Sharing Dance Day – all TTP involved, regular classes canceled
Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14, 2020 AP final on stage presentations – all TTP involved
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Last day of TTP classes
Thursday, June 18, 2020 TTP Graduation

*All dates are subject to change