Youth program

Learn, grow, express yourself—and have fun, too.

Youth Program classes are open to young people 3-to-18 years old.

New students for the youth program are accepted throughout the year.

Initiation to ballet

(ages 3 and 4 years)

This course is the first step for budding ballet dancers. Students focus on correct posture and body awareness, as well as musicality, rhythm and movement. It serves as an introduction to ballet placement and more structured movement while emphasizing imagination and creativity. Musical instruments and other accessories are used to stimulate creativity and group games.

Pre-Ballet

(ages 4 and 5 years)

This course is the next step for budding ballet dancers. Students focus on correct posture and body awareness, as well as musicality, rhythm and movement. It serves as an introduction to ballet placement and more structured movement while emphasizing imagination and creativity.

Ballet

(ages 6 years and older)

Classical ballet is renowned for its rigorous technique and purity of line. Through progressively more challenging ballet exercises, students build muscle strength and develop better balance and grace of movement as they increase their flexibility. Ballet also helps develop coordination, memory skills and musicality. The courses are a great way to encourage self-discipline and the development of healthy bones, muscles and joints.

Flamenco

(ages 11 years and older)

Flamenco is a traditional art and creative discipline with a well-defined technique. This course helps students develop new skills plus coordination, control and concentration. Learning takes place in an atmosphere of respect, fun and camaraderie.

Urban dance

(ages 11 years and older)

Cecchetti (NEW!!)

(ages 10 years and older)

The Cecchetti method in Classical Ballet is rich in both its heritage and the history of ballet. Enrico Cecchetti, the founder, had an important influence on the fundamentals of classical dance. Created in the 19th century, this method remains today very pertinent in a dancer’s training. This approach places special attention on musical and stylistic details.

Preparation program (NEW!!)

(ages 10 years and older)

This program offer passionate young dancers the opportunity to explore more deeply dance technique, while still allowing quality family time evenings and weekends. These classes will be held after school from 4:00 to 5:15 pm at Ballet Divertimento.

BD Junior Troup

(for advanced students in ballet)

Students who are in the Advanced level in ballet in the Youth Program are invited to join the “BD Youth Troup”. In order to encourage our young dancers, BD established this new Troup with the objective of allowing students to experience creation and preparing performances  well as in appearing in a new choreography in our show at the end of the year. Students will be initiated in contemporary dance and into creative process in choreographic workshops.

Schedule

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On stage, please !

Year-End Show

We offer Youth Program students the opportunity to participate in a show at the end of the school year. Past performances include an original creation by Brydon Paige, The Wizard of Oz.

Scholarships

Each year, the Ballet Divertimento School awards a limited number of scholarships to the most promising students, taking into account attendance, progress and potential.

2018 Recipients

Brydon Paige Scholarship • Stella Wang

Incentive Scholarship • Victoria Coccimiglio

Incentive Scholarship • Yixin Zhang

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2018-2019 Calendar

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Adult program

Stay fit, pursue your passion or perfect your art
in a fun and professional atmosphere!

Have you always wanted to dance ?

Ballet Divertimento offers seven levels of ballet classes alone,
including the highly popular Intro-Ballet

The Courses

Intro-Ballet

This introductory ballet course is for adults with no prior knowledge of classical ballet. Step-by-step, participants learn the basics of classical technique and the movement vocabulary. The exercises include barre work, ports de bras, allegro and jumps, and make for an enjoyable pastime for students as they gain the confidence to progress.

Ballet

Classical ballet is renowned for its rigorous technique and purity of line. Through progressively more challenging ballet exercises, students build muscle strength and develop better balance and grace of movement as they increase their flexibility. Ballet also helps develop coordination, memory skills and musicality. Our courses are a great way to keep fit and improve posture in a professional, social and encouraging atmosphere. Ballet classes also can help adult learners maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.

Contemporary dance

These dance classes focus primarily on the basic principles of modern dance, such as the concepts of gravity, fall and recovery, and contraction and relaxation. Awareness of body weight is approached through different dynamics and movement qualities, and a varied vocabulary composed of imbalances, balances, rebounds, etc. In a freer style, the dancer is encouraged to express his or her individuality. Modern dance develops abdominal strength, spinal mobility, body flexibility and coordination, spatial awareness and freedom of movement.

Force & Flex

The Force and Flex course is an excellent complement to ballet classes as it works to deeply strengthen the different muscle groups. This class reinforces the spinal column, the supporting muscles and the core. By correcting and strengthening the core, it is much easier to avoid injuries while working in class. This class also addresses deep stretching. This work contributes greatly to the consciousness of movement and proper placement. Each exercise is directly related to different dance movements to enhance one’s understanding….

Schedule

AUTUMN
August 20th, 2018
to December 22, 2018

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WINTER
January 5, 2019
to June 8, 2019

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SUMMER
June 10, 2019
to July 20, 2019

Coming soon

Learn at your own pace !

À la carte classes, a flexible way to continue your education!
Purchase a series of classes, valid for six months, and then set up a schedule that’s right for you.

No more lost classes !

Thanks to our wide range of courses and our flexible schedule, the 10 or 20 classes you purchase may be taken in any course (except Intro-Ballet) and at the time you like (series purchases are valid for six months). *Certain conditions apply.

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