Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Mission for Education
The mission of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Education department is to build dance knowledge and skill across age groups and geographies – with a focus on Education in every community we perform in and with our strategic partner, George Brown College.
Our Fundamental Value in Dance Education
STRONG, CONTROLLED, POLISHED PROEFESSIONAL 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.
We encourage all dancers to be exposed to and to explore the many and wonderful forms of dance the world of art offers us.
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Education Programs
George Brown Dance
For post secondary students looking to gain a college diploma or certificate, graduating for a career in dance.
Dance Performance Preparation (P101) Ballet, Modern, Jazz
Dance Performance (P105) – Ballet, Modern
Commercial Dance (P106) – Jazz, Hip Hop
Junior Company & Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Apprenticeships
For dancers aged 18+ looking for their first professional job in classical ballet.
For graduates of George Brown Dance’s P105 program, it is a one year professional graduate program bridging the gap from training to working professionally as a dancer.
Summer Dance Programs
Youth Participant Programs
The NUTCRACKER Youth Touring Participation – performance opportunity
for aspiring dancers aged 12-17yrs looking to tour with the Company
The NUTCRACKER Youth Local Participation – local performance opportunity for aspiring dancers aged 8-17yrs
ANASTASIA Youth Local Participation – local performance opportunity for aspiring dancers aged 11-17 yrs.
Master Classes and Workshops
A dance class or series of dance classes offered in your studio or at our studio and taught by our high level professional and inspirational artists and faculty.
What people are saying about our Education programs
"The teachers at George Brown Dance pushed me not only as a dancer but to grow as a person. They inspired me and prepared me for the dance world. "
Dance Performance Preparation Graduate
"Lauren fell in love with Jörgen with her first Summer Intensive I last year. Then continued that love with The Nutcracker…She would live at Jörgen if I gave her the choice."
Mother of Summer Intensive Student and Local Participant
"Once again, Ballet Jörgen did not disappoint. This unique opportunity has allowed our daughter to connect with dancers that are an encouragement, and an example of the possibilities she can achieve."
Parents of Local Participant
"I would like to say how grateful and impressed I am with your Company’s outreach to smaller communities and youth in dance. Truly amazing how you reach out to kids like this. Thank you."