Intensive Training

Our Intensive Training Program is available for dancers ages 6 and up who desire a high level training program to develop their skills and further explore the world of dance and ballet. Students in this program attend 3-6 classes per week including ballet, jazz and/ or modern dance. Our highly experienced faculty provide top level training in order to develop technique, artistry and foster a lifelong love of dance. All ballet classes are accompanied by live musicians.

*Students in this program may be eligible to participate in examinations and audition to participate in Alberta Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” and various other productions. 

Intensive Training Base Program

Intensive Training Program students attend a minimum of two ballet classes per week. Once a dancer reaches Intensive Training level 2 a Modern dance class is added to the base program.  Students will also attend a Workshop class where they prepare choreography for performances. Students are also able to add an Enrichment ballet and pointe class are added to the base program to accommodate the increased workload and technical expectations of the work.

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) or Cecchetti Examinations

Alberta Ballet School offers students the ability to train towards examinations in the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti methods of training. Both organizations are recognized worldwide and students will have the opportunity to pursue these examinations as young as age 8. Students in Intensive Training level 3 and up who would like to be assessed for examinations must be in the Intensive Training Program and are required to register for the corresponding Enrichment class for their level.

YYC Dance Project Jazz Enrichment

This class is for dancers who want the opportunity to begin training towards auditioning for YYC Dance Projects. Dancers who are registered in Intensive Training ballet as well as a second jazz class will be considered to perform in the YYCDP Annual Performance in the spring.

Optional Enrichment (Additional) Ballet and Jazz Classes

Students in the Intensive Training Program Levels 3 and up have the option of enrolling in a corresponding Enrichment class. Enrichment programming offers students an additional ballet class each week where students will further develop and refine the details of classical technique and artistry. This program allows students to progress at a faster rate and accomplish a superior understanding of the art of ballet. Students who are interested in being assessed for examinations in the Cecchetti or Royal Academy of Dance methods are required to enroll in the corresponding Enrichment class.

Enrichment (Additional) Jazz 

Jazz is a fun, invigorating class set to contemporary music. The jazz classes will follow the YYC Dance Project curriculum and will focus on increasing the student’s movement skills, flexibility and style. These classes will be overseen by the YYC Dance Project Directors.

Performance Group

Intensive Training students ages 8 and up are eligible to audition for the Open Division Performance Group. This group will rehearse weekly beginning in January of each season and will offer dancers additional performance opportunities. This is a great way to become more involved in the school and gain further performance experience.

Intensive Training Base Program 2018 - 2019 Schedule

Classes will run September 7, 2018 to June 1, 2019

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 1A

6 - 7

Mondays
Ballet- 6:00-7:00pm

Thursdays
Ballet - 5:00-6:00pm

None, students will be
assessed for placement at the
beginning of the year

$1,409 

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IT Ballet 1B

6 - 7

Thursdays
Ballet- 6:00-7:00pm

Saturdays
Ballet - 9:30-10:30pm

None, students will be
assessed for placement at the
beginning of the year

$1,409 

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Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 1A

6 - 7

Mondays
Ballet- 5:00-6:00pm
Modern - 6:00-7:00pm
Thursdays
Ballet - 5:00-6:00pm

None, students will be
assessed for placement at the
beginning of the year

$1,409 

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IT Ballet 1A

6 - 7

Mondays
Ballet- 5:00-6:00pm
Modern - 6:00-7:00pm
Thursdays
Ballet - 5:00-6:00pm

None, students will be
assessed for placement at the
beginning of the year

$1,409 

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Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 1A

6 - 7

Mondays
Ballet- 5:00-6:00pm
Modern - 6:00-7:00pm
Thursdays
Ballet - 5:00-6:00pm

None, students will be
assessed for placement at the
beginning of the year

$1,409 

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IT Ballet 1A

6 - 7

Mondays
Ballet- 5:00-6:00pm
Modern - 6:00-7:00pm
Thursdays
Ballet - 5:00-6:00pm

None, students will be
assessed for placement at the
beginning of the year

$1,409 

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Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 2A

7 - 8

Mondays
Ballet- 5:00-6:00pm
Modern - 6:00-7:00pm

Thursdays
Ballet - 5:30-6:30pm
Workshop - 6:30-7:00pm

None, students will be
assessed for placement at the
beginning of the year

$2,495 

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IT Ballet 2B

7 - 8

Thursdays
Ballet- 5:00-6:00pm
Modern - 6:00-7:00pm

Saturdays
Ballet - 10:30-11:30pm
Workshop - 11:30-12:00pm

None, students will be
assessed for placement at the
beginning of the year

$2,495 

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Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 3A

8 - 9

Tuesdays:
Ballet - 5:00-6:00pm
Workshop - 6:00-6:30pm

Thursdays:
Modern - 5:00-6:00pm
Ballet - 6:00-7:00pm

None, students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. Enrollment in an Enrichment Class is required to be considered for an exam.

$2,495 

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IT Ballet 3B

8-9

Tuesdays:
Modern - 5:00-6:00pm
Ballet - 6:30-7:30pm

Saturdays:
Ballet - 9:00-10:00am
Workshop - 10:00-10:30am

None, students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. Enrollment in an Enrichment Class is required to be considered for an exam.

$2,495 

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Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 4A

9+

Mondays:
Ballet - 5:00-6:15pm
Modern - 7:00-8:00pm

Thursday:
Ballet - 5:00-6:15pm
Workshop - 6:15-6:45pm

Minimum one year of ballet experience, students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. Enrollment in an Enrichment Class required to be considered for an exam.

$2,845 

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IT Ballet 4B

9+

Tuesdays:

Ballet - 5:00-6:15pm
Workshop - 6:15-6:45pm
Modern - 7:00-8:00pm

Thursdays:
Ballet - 7:00-8:15pm

Minimum one year of ballet experience, students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. Enrollment in an Enrichment Class is required to be considered for an exam.

$2,845 

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Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 5

9+

Mondays:
Modern - 5:00-6:00pm
Ballet - 6:15-7:45pm

Wednesdays:
Ballet - 5:00-6:30pm
Workshop - 6:30-7:00pm

Minimum two years of ballet experience, students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. Enrollment in an Enrichment Class is required to be considered for an exam.

$3,175 

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Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 6

10+

Wednesdays:
Modern- 5:00-6:00pm
Ballet - 7:00-8:30pm

Fridays:
Ballet - 5:00-6:30pm
Pre-Pointe- 6:30-7:00pm
Workshop - 7:00-7:30

Minimum three years of ballet experience. All students must be assessed for placement by our teachers. Enrollment in an Enrichment Class is required to be considered for an exam.

$3,545 

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Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 7

10+

Monday:
Ballet- 7:00-8:30pm
Pointe - 8:30-9:00pm

Wednesdays:
Modern - 6:00-7:00pm

Fridays:
Ballet - 5:00-6:30pm
Workshop - 6:30-7:00pm

Minimum four years of ballet experience. All students must be assessed for placement by our teachers. Enrollment in an Enrichment Class is required to be considered for an exam.

$3,545 

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Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 8

11+

Mondays:
Ballet - 5:00-6:30pm
Pointe - 6:30-7:00pm
Modern - 8:00-9:15pm

Fridays:
Ballet- 7:00-8:30pm
Workshop - 8:30-9:00pm

Minimum four years of ballet experience. All students must be assessed for placement by our teachers. Enrollment in an Enrichment Class is required to be considered for an exam.

$3,700 

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Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 9

12+

Mondays:
Ballet - 7:00-8:30pm
Pointe- 8:30-9:00pm
Workshop - 9:00-9:30pm

Wednesdays:
Enrich Ballet - 5:00-6:30pm
Enrich Pointe - 6:30-7:00pm
Modern - 8:00-9:15pm

Thursdays:
Ballet 7:00-8:30pm
Pointe - 8:30-9:00pm

Minimum four years of ballet experience. All students must be assessed for placement by our teachers.

$5,460 

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Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT Ballet 10

13+

Mondays:
Ballet 7:45-9:15pm
Pointe - 9:15 - 9:45pm

Wednesdays:
Enrich Ballet - 5:00-6:30pm
Enrich Pointe - 6:30-7:00pm
Modern - 8:00-9:15pm

Thursdays:
Ballet 6:45-8:15pm
Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Workshop 8:45-9:15pm

Minimum four years of ballet experience. All students must be assessed for placement by our teachers.

$5,460 

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Enrichment Class

To be considered for R.A.D. or Cecchetti examinations, you must register for the corresponding Enrichment Class for your level:

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

Enrichment Ballet  IT 3/4

N/A

Wednesdays: 6:30-7:45pm

 Must be current IT Ballet 3 or 4 student.  This is an optional class however enrolment is required to be consideredfor an exam.

$880 

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Enrichment Ballet  IT 3/4B

N/A

Wednesdays 5:45-7:15pm

Must be current IT Ballet 3 or 4 student. This is an optional class however enrolment is required to be considered for an exam.
Class begins October 10th 2018.

$785 

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Enrichment Ballet IT 5/6

N/A

 Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30pm

Must be current IT Ballet 5 or 6 student. This is an optional class however enrolment is required to be considered for an exam.

$1,095 

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Enrichment Ballet IT 7/8 and Enrichment Pointe

N/A

Wednesdays: 7:30-9:30pm

Must be current IT Ballet 7 or 8 student. This is an optional class however enrolment is required to be considered for an exam

$1,445 

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Enrichment Ballet IT 7/8 and Enrichment Pointe

N/A

Thursday: 4:30-6:00pm

Must be current Preparation for Professional Division student (optional class)

$1,095 

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Jazz

To complete your training, we recommend to enroll in the corresponding Jazz Class for your level:

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

IT 1/2 & Flex 6-8 Jazz

6-8

Friday: 5:00-6:00pm

N/A

$645

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IT 3/4 Jazz & Flex 9-10 Jazz

9-10

Friday: 6:00-7:00pm

N/A

$645 

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IT Jazz 7/8

10+

Fridays: 8:00-9:00pm

N/A

$645

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Preparation for Professional Division Jazz

Grades 5 & 6

Fridays: 7:00-8:00pm

N/A

$645 

Enrichment Ballet IT 7/8 and Enrichment Pointe

N/A

Thursday: 4:30-6:00pm

Must be current Preparation for Professional Division student (optional class)

$1,095 

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OPTIONAL ENRICHMENT JAZZ CLASSES

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration

JR YYC Jazz Enrichment

9-12

Saturdays 1:00-2:15pm

Must be an Intensive Training student. Previous jazz experience required.

$788

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SR YYC Jazz Enrichment

13+

Saturdays: 2:15-3:45pm

Must be an Intensive Training student. Previous jazz experience required.

$788 

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OTHER OPTIONAL CLASSES

Level Age Schedule Price Registration

IT 1 & Flex 6-8 Modern

6-8

Thursdays: 7:00-8:00pm

$473

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IT 5-10 Conditioning and Stretch

9-13+

Wednesdays: 7:00-7:30pm

$315

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