VDA Pre-Professional Program
The VDA Pre-Professional Program offers dancers the opportunity to train virtually with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen year-round. Dancers will take class with CBJ faculty to develop strong technique and artistry through a variety of dance styles which is supported by stretch, conditioning, and yoga classes to build strength and prevent injury. All classes will take place via Zoom through which dancers will participate from their own locations.
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Fall Session 2021
Session Dates: September 27-December 13, 2021
Trial Weeks: September 27-October 8
This is a registered program (no drop-in classes). Students will be able to attend unlimited classes during the trial weeks (September 27-October 8, 2021) before registering for the remaining 9 weeks of the Fall Session.
Please scroll down for tuition fees and registration details.
This schedule is subject to change. Please note that classes will require four students to run.
All classes will be chaperoned by CBJ staff who are there for administrative support.
Private Lessons are available. Please reach out to Nina Milanovski, email@example.com, for details.
Dancers will be taken through a ballet barre and some center work which will focus on developing strong ballet technique.
Ballet, Ages 13+ – 4:30-5:45pm EDT
Ballet, Ages 9-11 – 5:00-6:15pm EDT
Ballet, Ages 12-14 – 6:00-7:15pm EDT
Ballet, Ages 14+ – 4:45-6:00pm EDT
Ballet, Ages 13+ – 4:45-6:00pm EDT
Ballet, Ages 11-13 – 11:20-12:35pm EDT
Ballet, Ages 14+ – 11:20-12:35pm EDT
Dancers will focus on pointe work at the barre to build and maintain the strength and technique required for pointe work. Students who have not started on pointe are welcome to register and take class in their flat shoes in order to prepare for starting on pointe. Students will be split into Pointe level 1 or Pointe level 2 at the discretion of the Education Manager.
Pointe, All Ages (lvl 1 and 2) – 5:50-6:20pm EDT
Pointe, All Ages (lvl 1 and 2) – 7:20-7:50pm EDT
Pointe, All Ages (lvl 1 and 2) – 12:45-1:15pm EDT
Modern classes will engage a variety of contemporary and modern dance techniques while going through exercises and combos.
Modern, Ages 9-13 – 6:15-7:30pm EDT
Modern, Ages 14+ – 6:15-7:30pm EDT
These classes will focus on solidifying jazz technique through warmups and progressions to advance alignment, flexibility and strength to improve turns, jumps, and transitions.
Jazz Technique, All Ages – 6:15-7:30pm EDT
Students will learn ballet repertoire with a focus on taking the technical steps and building a character around that to tell a story.
Ballet Repertoire, Ages 9-12 – 6:20-7:20pm EDT
Ballet Repertoire, Ages 9-12 – 1:30-2:30pm EDT
Ballet Repertoire, Ages 13+ – 1:30-2:30pm EDT
Classes will explore styles such as broadway/theatre jazz, latin, contemporary. Classes will all have an improvisational component that will allow students to delve into movement dynamics, and develop personal artistry.
Jazz/Contemporary Repertoire, All Ages – 7:45-8:45pm EDT
Cross-training is a fundamental part of building strong technique. This class will focus on building and maintaining the strength necessary for injury prevention and success in dance.
Conditioning – 5:00-6:00pm EDT
This class is designed for people of all ages who are looking to add a little more movement into their lives. Participants will be lead through a gentle class to create mobility in your muscles and joints, offering various adaptations for those at different stages in their practice. Participants are welcome to keep their cameras on or off during class.
Yoga – 10:00-11:00am EDT
Private Lessons are available to all VDA pre-professional students who are currently registered for at least one class per week. These lessons are scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Private lessons are available as 20, 30, and 45 minute options. For more information, please reach out to Nina Milanovski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fall Session Deposit: $60.00 (+HST) – the session deposit covers unlimited class attendance during the trial weeks (September 27-October 8, 2021)
Remaining tuition fees are based on the total registered class hours per week over the 9-week session (October 12-December 13, 2021). Please add up your total class hours per week and calculate your remaining fees owing based on the chart below.
*If registering siblings, please contact Nadia Spaziani (email@example.com) for sibling fee information.
20 minutes = $30.00 +HSt
30 minutes = $40.00 +HST
45 minutes = $60.00 +HST
All new students to the VDA Pre-Professional Program must complete an application form. Please click the New Students – Apply Here button below. Once completed and if accepted to the program, you will receive an email with details on how to register and pay for classes.
We are offering a trial week for our Fall Session. Pay a $60.00 (+HST) deposit fee and get unlimited access to classes to find the ones that work for you!
Questions, didn’t get the zoom link, or having tech trouble during your class? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For program information, please contact Nadia Spaziani, email@example.com