Canada’s National Ballet School’s (NBS) cross country tour reaches communities across Canada. NBS will hold auditions for those aspiring to a professional dance and/or teaching career, offer open classes, and facilitate community workshops.
Auditions for NBS’ Professional Ballet Program – which offers full-time dance training, academic education and residential care for students in Grades 6 to 12, and full-time dance training to post-secondary students (Post-Secondary Program) – take the form of a specially designed ballet class where dancers are assessed for quality of movement, coordination and overall suitability for the demands of classical ballet. The minimum age to audition is 10, and no prior ballet training is required for students aged 12 and under.
For high school graduates with a dance background, professional dancers looking to make a career change, or practicing ballet teachers looking to enhance their knowledge and teaching skills, NBS also offers a full and part-time Teacher Training Program. Information detailing the application process is available on NBS’ website
Open classes are also offered for dance students who wish to experience a ballet class to live music with NBS faculty, regardless of their intent to audition for the full-time program. These open classes focus on giving participants a dynamic sense of dance and performance.
For information regarding audition times and registration please visit this link.