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The School of Alberta Ballet's Intensive Training program offers classes for students ages 6 and up who wish to train at a more serious level. The program is designed to prepare students to one day audition for the School of Alberta Ballet's Professional Division or to pursue other high level training. Classes include preparation for Cecchetti exams, and those students who are ready for an exam will be offered the opportunity to take it. Please note that class prices do not include exam fees.
Character Class (first half of the year) Incorporating ballet technique with an emphasis on traditional folk or national dance from European countries. The class includes barre work, study of port de bras and combinations in the centre. Turns from the corner are emphasised in every class as well as patterns and different dance forms. Character Dance is often found in classical repertoire.
Contemporary Class (second half of the year)Explores the principles and complex rhythmical structure of modern dance. Emphasis is on technique, placement, body alignment and performance quality. Includes travelling movement sequences and movement combinations. Modern class is an essential complement to our ballet training program. A fusion of contemporary movement and ballet technique, Modern fosters a freedom of movement, develops flexibility, and works core strength and conditioning.
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