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Strong, controlled, polished and professional technique sets you free to dance your art

Our Mission for Education

Our education department builds dance knowledge and skills across age groups and geographies. We focus on dance education in every community we perform in and with our strategic partner, George Brown College

Our Fundamental Value in Dance Education

Strong, Controlled, Polished Professional Technique Sets You Free to Dance Your Art

At Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and George Brown Dance we value:

  • Clean dance technique with proper alignment executed with control, detail and professional poise
  • Disciplined training as the building block for life-long technical, artistic and personal growth
  • Dancers of all forms who commit to shared values, bringing artistic integrity to the whole
  • Personal commitment, individual expression and dramatic integrity
  • Learning together and from each other – we are home to many different dance forms

Our Dance Techniques

In Classical Ballet we use professional standards with a faculty knowledgeable in a range of teaching methods including Vaganova, Royal Academy of Dancing and Cecchetti.

In Modern we use professional standards with a faculty knowledgeable in a range of teaching methods including Graham, Limone and Horton techniques and we include training in Contact Dance.

In Jazz we focus on the core elements of classical jazz technique, using different styles to hone the movement versatility of our dancers

In Hip Hop we use rhythm and self- expression to bring out skills in the most current urban dance forms

We include training in Vocals and Acting – our dancers will have breadth and dramatic integrity in their artistic performance skills.

We commission Choreographers from any genre to create unique, challenging and artistically defining works.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Education Programs

Summer Dance Academy

Immerse yourself in one of the best summer dance programs in Canada

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The RBC Foundation offers a limited number of apprenticeship contracts to young dancers in the first few years of their career

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Youth Participant Program

Aspiring dancers will get valuable experience with professional dancers and artistic staff

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Master Classes & Workshops

Dancers get a wealth of experience and knowledge from professionals, helping them to see things anew and inspiring them to achieve more.

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George Brown Dance

The unique leadership of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s expert instructors graduates students with the skills, confidence and connections necessary for employment in a wide range of dance performance settings

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Education Auditions

It is never too late to audition for George Brown Dance and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Education Programs

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At Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, students receive unparalleled dance training from our distinguished faculty of leading professionals in dance and the performing arts. With extensive teaching backgrounds and reputable industry careers, our faculty promotes excellence in technical skill and artistic performance through exceptional dance education.

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Mentorship Program

A one-year intensive and professional graduate training program designed to bridge the gap between a GBD graduate’s training to working professionally as a dancer.

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HBE Contemporary Mentorship Program

This opportunity for emerging artists includes technique classes, composition classes, along with the opportunity to choreograph for the GBD Ensemble, and a personally designed program plan.

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Contact our Education Team

Learn more about where we are located and how to get in touch with us at Canada's Ballet Jörgen

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