Education - Ballet Jörgen

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Education Department

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


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
Group from Good MourningPhoto By: Charlene McIntosh

Group from Good Mourning

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

Check out George Brown Dance

Junior Company & Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Apprenticeships

For dancers aged 18+ looking for their first professional job in classical ballet. 

Check out Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Junior Company and Apprenticeship Program

Mentorship Program

For graduates of George Brown Dance’s P105 program, it is a one year professional graduate program bridging the gap from training to IMG_4891working professionally as a dancer.

Check out Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Mentorship Program

Summer Dance Programs

Summer Dance Intensive IV – for dancers aged 16+ looking to train for a career in dance 

Summer Dance Intensive III – for dances aged 15 +

Summer Dance Intensive II – for dancers aged 12-14

Summer Dance Intensive I – for dancers aged 9-11

Youth Participant Programs

The NUTCRACKER Youth Touring Participation – performance opportunity
for aspiring dancers aged 12-17yrs looking to tour with the Company Burlington Show - 152_Kamal Daid

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 IMG_5527and taught by our high level professional and inspirational artists and faculty.

Check out Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Master Class and Workshops

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
Toronto, ON

"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
Burlington, ON

"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
Brockville, ON

"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."

Performance Attendee
Brantford, ON