|Performing Arts Venue |||School|
|Payment |||Cheque, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||College/Gerrard streetcar|
|Cross Street |||Jarvis Street and Carlton Street|
|According to Schedule - Check Listings|
Profile Last Updated: July 11, 2008
It’s the only school in North America that offers its students elite dance training as well as residential care and academic tutelage. The School prides itself on maintaining a progressive curriculum and emphasizing, in a gruelling field, personal, physical and emotional well-being. This approach to education is part of what keeps the National Ballet School at the top of the pile when it comes to international dance training.
Plie Your Way Through School
The Professional Ballet Program is a two-stage program. Phase one is a core program, designed for dancers from grades six to eight, which combines academic instruction with a rigorous professional dance program. Phase two is a post-secondary program that prepares dancers for professional careers by focussing on elements such as ballet, pas de deux, repertoire and a philosophical examination of the role of the artist in society. Graduates of this program may wish to go on to complete the teacher training program, a full-time professional development class for future dance instructors.
Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
The school also offers recreational ballet classes for kids aged six-17. These classes are offered after school and on the weekends and emphasize musicality and enjoyment of the art form. As students advance through certification levels, the focus tends to be on artistry and technique. The multi-level adult program caters to a variety of different skill levels from beginner to advanced. Open classes give teens from junior and intermediate skill levels a chance to get together and simply enjoy dancing.
Amenity Types: Wheelchair accessible, parking