Teacher Training Program

Courses for Dance Teachers

Enrich your dance teaching education

NBS’ part-time Continuing Professional Development Program (CPD) offers dance teachers the opportunity to further invest in their practice, embrace the opportunity for lifelong learning and add to their teaching qualifications.

 

Classes are almost full! If you are interested in joining a class, please email the Teacher Training Program Artistic Administrator.
 

Note: Contemporary attendees can use the link(s) below for immediate enrollment, selecting from our 4-class pass.

Contemporary

Darryl Tracy is a Master Teacher based in Toronto. His highly kinetic class infuses modern dance principles (primarily in Limon Technique), alignment, efficiency of movement and performance quality. His class incorporates various choreographic styles leading the participants through a systematic and challenging dance exploration. Darryl is a practicing physiotherapist - he promotes a healthy learning environment to allow all participants the freedom to explore, grow and develop their full potential.

  • 3 sessions available, in March, April and May

  • $60

Dates

Weekday

Time

Registration

Session 1: Mar 6, 2024 - Mar 27, 2024

Wednesday

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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Session 2: Apr 10, 2024 - May 1, 2024

Wednesday

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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Session 3: May 8, 2024 - May 29, 2024

Wednesday

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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*Prior dance experience required

Anatomy

An in-depth study of functional human anatomy as it applies to the needs of the dancer and the dance teacher, providing a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body.

  • September - June

  • $1,320

Weekday

Time

Monday

4:45 - 6:15 PM

Wednesday

4:45 - 6:15 PM

 

 

Ballet Technique

An introductory class designed to familiarize all incoming students with the NBS style and approach to ballet training. Focus is on increasing strength and technical proficiency.

  • September - June

  • $1,320

Weekday

Time

Tuesday

1:30 - 3:00 PM

Wednesday

9:00 - 10:30 AM

 

Benesh Movement Notation

Introduces Benesh Dance Notation, emphasizing the abilities to read, write and interpret notated dance.

  • January - June

  • $440

Weekday

Time

Friday

9:15 - 10:45 AM

 

Cecchetti Intermediate

Emphasis is placed on artistry, style and technique; this course can be used as preparation for an externally assessed exam with Cecchetti Canada.

  • September - June

  • $1,320

Weekday

Time

Monday

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Thursday

1:15 - 2:45 PM

 

History of Ballet I

Explores the development of dance from its origins as a form of communication, community celebration and storytelling through its development as the theatrical art form up to the end of the Romantic Period.

  • September - June

  • $660

Weekday

Time

Monday

3:00 - 4:30 PM

 

Pedagogy I Cecchetti

Studies the syllabus of the Cecchetti Society. Focuses on developing a technical and stylistic understanding of the material covered in Grades 1-6.

  • September - June

  • $1,320

Weekday

Time

Tuesday

11:00 - 12:30 PM

Thursday

11:00 - 12:30 PM

 

Music I

An introduction to music theory for dance teachers. Emphasizes the skills required to work effectively with a ballet accompanist and to integrate musical forms into practical dance class situations.

  • September - June

  • $1,320

Weekday

Time

Tuesday

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Wednesday

3:00 - 4:30 PM

 

Pedagogy I RAD

Studies the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance Pre Primary-Grade 5 and Intermediate Foundation. Emphasizes the systemic and logical progression of dance movements in the RAD syllabus.

  • September - June

  • $1,320

Weekday

Time

Tuesday

11:00 - 12:30 PM

Thursday

11:00 - 12:30 PM

 

National Dance Intermediate

This course is based on the syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing National Branch. In addition to an in depth study of the Intermediate level, participants will also be introduced to a study of the first 2 levels of the Graded syllabus.

  • September - June

  • $660

Weekday

Time

Monday

11:00 - 12:30 PM

 

NBS Curriculum I

This course is a pedagogy class that explores the curriculum of Canada’s National Ballet School’s Young Dancers Program (YDP) with a focus on the Open Dance stream. T The course involves practicum elements, with participants designing, delivering and providing feedback on exercises and enchainement based on their learning.

  • September - June

  • $1,320

Weekday

Time

Wednesday

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Friday

1:15 - 2:45 PM

 

RAD Intermediate

Focuses on artistry and technical application of the RAD syllabus material both from a dancer and teacher perspective. Provides preparation for an externally assessed exam with the RAD.

  • September - June

  • $660

Weekday

Time

Friday

11:00 - 12:30 PM

 

RAD Advanced II

Focuses on artistry and technical application of the RAD syllabus material both from a dancer and teacher perspective. Provides preparation for an externally assessed exam with the RAD. Prerequisite: RAD Advanced I

  • September - June

  • $1,320

Weekday

Time

Tuesday

9:15 - 10:45 AM

Thursday

9:15 - 10:45 AM

 

More Professional Development Opportunities

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LEAD

Regional and national leadership workshops empowering young women ages 16-25 to make a difference through dance!

Addressing Racialization in Ballet Symposium

Addressing Racialization in Ballet Symposium

In this Canada-United States Symposium, participants engage in meaningful and solutions-oriented discussions of equity, diversity and inclusion.

A teacher leads a creative movement class

Educator Resources and Courses

Bring the joy of dance to your classroom! Our ongoing courses and resources for educators will support you in preparing to engage your students through dance.

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