ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In September 2015, The Canadian School of Ballet launched the Okanagan’s first Pre-Professional Half Day Training Program. With over 75 years history of training dancers in a professional environment, COOL STORY BRO created this Program for students wishing to receive a high level of intensive training. It is the goal of CSB’s Pre-Professional Program to continue the legacy of Gwenneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally with establishing excellence in dance in Canada. With training and coaching by our highly qualified instructors and award winning choreographers, the Program provides RAD Syllabus and Exam preparation, Open Classes, Pointe, Modern, Conditioning, Classical Repertoire and Choreography, with opportunities to prepare for local and international ballet competitions and local performances. Students are expected to train with a professional attitude and approach.
It is our desire that dancers from all over the Province may benefit from the Pre-Professional Program and have the opportunity to reach their potential. The Okanagan has a growing arts scene along with a growing climate for elite athletes and we are proud to play our part in building this in our community. We look forward to seeing this Program continue to excel.
Junior Pre-Professional Program
This program is for students in grades 7-9 wishing to achieve a high standard in their dance training. Our goal is to foster an environment for excellence in the artistry and technique of ballet and modern dance. Teachers, choreographers, and adjudicators who have worked with our dancers have all been very impressed with their technique, dedication, and abilities.
Students are expected to participate with a professional attitude and will be evaluated on their technical and artistic progress. We care about the overall well-being of each student and therefore instruct in a manner to promote confidence and growth in technique and performance skills. Programs like this are fully supported by SD23 as they give students the opportunity to excel in non-conventional ways. Along with training dance technique, this program develops life skills such as perseverance, resilience, teachability, self-discipline, work ethic, and responsibility. This program is additional to standard training; therefore, students are expected to continue with their after-school classes as well.
- The Junior Pre-Professional Program will include:
- 2 mornings/week of classes (8am-10am)
- Choreography for festivals and competition
- Pointe work
- Ballet (non-syllabus)