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Intensive Ballet

Intensive Ballet - Young Dancers Program


Created for young dancers aged 9-17, our part-time Young Dancers Intensive Ballet Program is about exploring your potential and achieving your ballet goals.


Entrance to the Intensive Ballet stream is by audition or invitation. It is a program well-suited for young dancers interested in structured ballet training with renowned dance educators; more training hours to develop their artistry and technique, as well as performance opportunities to showcase their achievements.

 

Dancers of our Intensive Ballet Program experience:

  • The incredible benefits of a dance education sets young people up for success in any career of their choosing: time management, focus, discipline, teamwork, goal-setting and achievement

  • Teaching principles and curriculum informed by NBS’ internationally renowned Professional Ballet-Academic Program.

  • Opportunities to explore other dance forms.

  • Performance opportunities.

  • Exceptional facilities at Canada’s National Ballet School’s campus in Toronto.

  • High-calibre dance educators.

  • Beautiful live accompaniment in all ballet classes.

The Young Dancers Intensive Ballet Program also connects dancers to additional pathways for their future, which may include audition opportunities for NBS’ Professional Ballet-Academic Program, NBS’ Teacher Training Program; further education in university dance programs and/or potential careers in performance and entertainment

Audition

Auditions will take place in Spring 2023. Join our contact list to stay updated.

 

The half-day young dancers audition takes place at our campus in Toronto, where participants will enjoy the experience of two dance classes including ballet and movement style. They will also have a chaperoned snack and activities break. Prior dance experience is not required for children 12 and under.

Financial
Assistance

At NBS we believe that dance education should be accessible to all members of our community and work to remove barriers that may deter potential students from pursuing their passion and talent for dance. We welcome you to learn more about financial assistance for our Young Dancers Program.

Financial
Assistance

At NBS we believe that dance education should be accessible to all members of our community and work to remove barriers that may deter potential students from pursuing their passion and talent for dance. We welcome you to learn more about financial assistance for our Young Dancers Program.

Rachael Karker, Alumni and Olympian

I would definitely recommend dance. I think it’s such a fun sport to start out in and to continue in as well. Dance is so much fun, and you learn so many skills. I think it’s a great way to get exercising or to just try something new, and I think it’s a great basis for a lot of other sports.

Parent, YDP

The teachers create an environment that is supportive and kind while at the same time inspiring the young dancers to keep learning, striving and extending themselves as they learn technique.

Charlie, YDP Student

Working with a live musician has been great. So far the teachers I’ve had have been very inspiring. When I dance I feel happy and determined to get better

Parent, YDP

Being a motivated and effort oriented learner, Lauren has been able to thrive in NBS' ballet environment and feels welcome, appreciated, and cared for. She absolutely loves the teachers and has built strong friendships with her fellow dancers.

Let's Get In Touch

Do you have any questions about the Young Dancers Program? Complete the email form, or contact youngdancers@nbs-enb.ca.