Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Master Classes & Workshops

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen offers master class and workshop packages for dancers of various levels

We strive to create a safe environment in our classes and workshops that adheres to the basics of proper ballet techniques and promotes the ideals common to all ballet styles. Our goals are to:

  1. Instil the values of professionalism and dedication;
  2. Encourage students to be creative and discover their individuality, while also discovering how they fit into the greater whole of an ensemble;
  3. Develop a sense of studio etiquette and carriage;
  4. Teach students to take responsibility for their work and in what they do
  5. Explain in detail elements of technique; the why, the how and the ultimate

General  availability for all master classes, workshops and clinics:

  • anytime Canadas Ballet Jorgen is near you on tour with performances
  • anytime within 250km of Toronto
TO REQUEST A MASTER CLASS, CLINIC OR WORKSHOP FOR YOUR SCHOOL, please email Clea Iveson at education@balletjorgen.ca or call 416-415-5000 ext. 4928

Master Classes and Clinics available are:

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Ballet Master Class

Grouped by age/level, and for ages 8 and up

A Company dancer will teach a ballet class to the students. Using CD’s, the dancers will take the students through the paces of a traditional ballet class while imparting his or her own personal expertise as a technical dancer. Every professional dancer with an aptitude for teaching has a wealth of experiential knowledge to share with students, helping them to see things anew and inspiring them to achieve more with their dancing.

Repertoire Class

Grouped by age/level and Recommended for age/level of age 12 and up

A Company dancer will teach choreography from the touring show to the students. Using CD’s, the dancers will take the students through the paces of learning choreography, applying musicality, personality and precision to their role – thus learning about the trade of working as a dancer and telling a story with movement This aspect really connects the students to the performance and gives them something more personal to relate to from the show.

Note:  The best scenario is a 1.25 – 1.75 hour ballet class followed by a 30 – 45 minute repertoire class. Fees are approximately $110/hour + HST/GST.

Pointe Shoe Clinic

Pointe shoes are so unique – both to the art form and to each individual dancer. This workshop provides the opportunity for aspiring dancers to hear directly from an experienced professional dancer exactly what a dancer goes through to have the best pointe!

How Do You:

  • Choose shoe brand, style, size, width, shank, vamp?
  • Adjust your shoes throughout your training and a career?
  • Decide where to sew ribbons and elastics?
  • Darn your shoes and why would you?
  • Make your shoes last longer?
  • Manage blisters, toe nails, cracked heels and more?
  • Decide what to wear inside your shoes? Tape, ouch pouch, spacers etc.

Plus we will talk about training on pointe – the muscles, the lines, the fatigue, the injuries and more.

Pointe Shoe Clinic Details:

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This clinic ideally works in conjunction with a master class.

Fee
$85 +HST
50% discount if booked with a 1.5hr master class

Time
30 minutes for a group of up to 15 students
45 minutes for a group of 16 – 25 students

Classes in Other Dance Forms

We also have faculty available to teach:

  • Chorus Repertoire
  • Composition
  • Contact Dance
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Modern

Typically these classes are booked as part of a workshop or summer program, fees and availability vary, please contact us for further details.

Classes to Support Your Dance Career

We also have faculty available to teach:

  • Acting For Dance
  • Pilates
  • Vocals for Dance
  • Yoga

Typically we will link you with our faculty member to have you set-up your schedule of classes directly with the teacher.

To request a Master Class, Clinic or Workshop

for your school, please contact Clea Iveson

education@balletjorgen.ca or 416.415.5000 ext 4928

For more information on how you can support Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, please contact Mimi Mok, Development Manager at mimi@balletjorgen.ca
or 416.415.5000 ext 2857