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CBJ Summer Dance Programs – Come Dance with Us!

April 30, 2019

This Summer, Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen will be working with summer students in creating the world premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™


Applications and auditions are open for CBJ’s 2019 Summer Dance Programs. CBJ offers four specialized Summer Intensive programs to dancers of various levels and ages, beginning at age 9, and a Junior Company program for pre-professional dancers, ages 18 and up. Residence is also available for all programs, excluding Summer Intensive I. Learn more below about the program that is right for you, and your next steps to apply/audition to dance with us this summer!



Intensive Short Programs


Photo by Bryan Pereira.


Summer Intensive I – Ages 9-11
July 5-8, 2019 or July 19-22, 2019

Learn new steps, experience a different teacher, and enjoy live accompaniment with our experienced faculty in ballet, jazz, modern, and repertoire! Click here to learn more and apply today.

“I think this camp is better than all my other dance camps. I would like to come back because I learned so much and I want to learn more.”
Summer Intensive I Dancer, 2018


Summer Intensive II – Ages 12-14
Program A: August 6-16, 2019
Program B: August 6-10, 2019
Program C: August 12-16, 2019

Expand your range and skills with daily ballet, pointe & repertoire classes, and train with our talented faculty in jazz, modern, conditioning, and hip hop! Click here to learn more and apply today.

“CBJ is a great place to further your technique in all styles. I got so much help and attention this summer. I really grew as a dancer and as a person.”
– Summer Intensive II Dancer, 2018


Summer Intensive III – Ages 15 and up
August 6 – August 16, 2019

Dance six hours a day focusing on strengthening your classical technique while pushing your versatility in modern, jazz, hip hop, repertoire, composition and conditioning; taught by our dynamic faculty! Click here to learn more and apply today.

“The ballet classes really pushed me and brought out strength I didn’t know I had. I feel a lot more confident.”
– Summer Intensive III Dancer, 2018



Intensive Ballet Programs


Summer Intensive IV – Ages 16 and up
July 1 – August 2, 2019
(1, 3, and 5-week options available)

Dance seven hours a day in this intensive ballet training program with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen professionals, including company dancers. You will advance your classical technique and learn company repertoire in a program that also includes specialized coaching classes, one-on-one privates, modern, yoga, and conditioning. Acceptance is by audition only. Click here to learn more.

“I loved how many different classes we had. I appreciate the variety. I also loved having the privates. One-on-one time is important in order to grow. My favourite thing of all was learning the repertoire from Swan Lake and Coppélia. It makes me feel very free and powerful.”
–Summer Intensive IV Dancer, 2018



Summer IV program working on choreography, photo by CBJ.



Junior Company—Ages 18 and up
July 1 – August 3, 2019
(1, 3, and 5-week options available)

Junior Company is for the dancer seeking their first professional full-time job in a dance company. Dancers will work with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen company dancers and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to create new works, hone repertoire, and put professional poise to technique, etiquette, and work habits. All CBJ company apprentice contracts are filled through this program. Acceptance into Junior Company is by audition only. Click here to learn more.

“It’s a great program and very detailed. It is strong on classical technique while also exploring other dance styles. I liked the process of being in Junior Company and feeling like I am a member of a company.”
– Junior Company Dancer, 2018



The Junior Company learning choreography from Bengt Jörgen's Coppélia, photo by CBJ.



Still have questions?
For questions regarding Summer Intensive I-III Programs, contact Elise Tigges: cbjeducation@balletjorgen.caor 416-415-5000 ext. 4928.

For questions regarding Summer Intensive IV and Junior Company, contact Danielle Bourgon: auditions@balletjorgen.caor 416-415-5000 ext. 4928.


Written by Victoria Campbell Windle, CBJ Communications Contributor.

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