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. Come Dance with Us!
For the dancer seeking their first professional full time job in a dance company
BY AUDITION ONLY
Summer Intensive I
Suggested Ages 9 to 11
Summer Intensive II
Suggested Ages 12 to 14
Summer Intensive III
Suggested Ages 15 and Up
George Brown College Facilities – Studios
Our Studios are located at George Brown College – Casa Loma Campus, 160 Kendal Ave. Building C Rooms 126 – 131 Toronto ON, M5R 1M3. We are tucked into a corner of the basement near Campus Management; on the first day leave yourself extra time to locate us. Our office phone number is 416-961-4725. We have 4 studios named A,B,C & D. Studio A & D are smaller in size, Studio B is medium in size and Studio C is the largest studio. All studios have Marley flooring.
Change Rooms & Lockers
There are women’s and men’s change room facilities located right by the studios. They each have a limited number of lockers in the change rooms that you can use to store your things, if you decide to use one please bring your own lock. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and George Brown College are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items while attending the programs. It is advised that you keep all personal effects such as wallets, IPods, jewelry on you in the studios. Additional lockers outside of the change room can be assigned upon request.
Washrooms & Water Fountain
Washrooms are located just a short walk down the hallway from our studios as well as a water fountain.
Cafeteria & Convenience Store
There are 2 cafeterias available for meals and snacks in the college; the first is located in the basement, the same as our studios. The second cafeteria is located one floor up from us. Also a convenience store is located within the college in the basement adjacent to the cafeteria facilities. Outside on the perimeter of the college is located a full service Tim Horton’s, a second convenience store and a Pizza Nova. Near the subway station are further deli, café and restaurant options.
Class Scheduling (SUM II, III, IV and JC)
You should be at the school and ready to start at 9:00am; official warm-up starts at 9:10am. Part of your training during the summer program is a 15 minute group warm up, you are welcome to arrive earlier than 9:00am to do your own warm up but the group warm up is mandatory. Studios will be open by 8:15am every morning. Classes are in ballet, pointe, modern, yoga, conditioning, repertoire, variations (SI IV only) and creation (JC only). Your class schedule runs Mon – Fri, 9:00am to 5:15pm for Summer Intensive II-III and 5:30pm for both the Junior Company & Summer Intensive IV.
NOTE: For July 1st holiday weekend, the College is closed for holidays on the Monday (we however will still be having classes), access for us is through the main entrance off of Kendal and all students will be placed on the security list allowing them access to the building. Students will need to sign in with the security desk upon entry on this day only. You may be asked to show identification on sign in so please make sure you have some form of photo ID with you. The cafeterias will be closed on these days so you will need to make arrangements for food.
*Please note that all schedules are subject to change. Detailed schedules will be posted on the bulletin board outside the office. Please check them daily to see if any changes or updates have been made.
There is no dress code per-say but it is recommended that you wear presentable dancewear and have options. Baggy warm-up wear is strongly discouraged once class has started. You’ll need ballet slippers and pointe shoes (women).
If you are ill or going to be absent from a class or for the day, you must phone the office and leave a message informing us by 9am with the reason for your absence. The office phone number is 416-961-4725. If you reach voicemail please state clearly your name, which program you are in and the reason for your absence.
Cancellation Policy for Summer Dance Programs
Once a student has auditioned (Summer Intensive IV & Junior Company) or applied (Summer Intensive I, II, III) and been offered a position in the program: A non-refundable deposit fee is due within 5 business days of registering for the program and this will hold the student’s spot in the program.
Full tuition fees are due to keep your spot in the program, please check the individual Summer Intensive I, II, III, IV and Junior Company pages for payment fees and due dates.
Please check our Cancellation, refund and withdrawal policy page for program and residence details.
Residence Information, Rules and Guidelines, Travel Instructions, FAQs, Residence Forms and more.
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus
160 Kendal Avenue
Building C, Room 126
Toronto ON M5R 1M3
Telephone 416 961 4725
Fax 416 415 2865
Once you arrive at George Brown College follow these directions to Canada’s Ballet Jörgen & George Brown Dance:Casa Loma Maps