Intensive Programs

About the Program
Program Dates

September 2023 – June 2024

Sessional Program Dates

Fall 2023: Monday, September 11 – Sunday, December 17
Winter 2024: Monday, January 8 – Monday, March 11
Spring 2024: Monday, April 8 – Sunday, June 23

Program Location

Granville Island

Intensive Programs

Intensive Program

Ages 8-10 | Levels 3IP, 4IP, and 5IP

The Intensive Program is designed for students who wish to advance their technique, with classes in ballet, jazz, character, contemporary, conditioning, and Cecchetti Exam Preparation. All dancers are required to take the full program as designed, attending 3-5 classes per week.

After completing Level 5IP, students may audition for Pre-Elementary, APT Junior, or continue with General Program Level 6.

Dancers enrolled in 3IP, 4IP, and 5IP must attend one week of our Junior Summer Dance Intensive each summer.

Admissions are made in consultation with Dance Faculty.


Ages 11-12 | Levels 6-7

This after-school program introduces dancers to the rigour and physical demands of professional training, with a primary focus on ballet. Students take 12-16 hours of class per week, receiving an in-depth education with an emphasis on technique, vocabulary, and style. Performances are an integral part of the program, through which students develop a strong sense of community and a thorough understanding of their craft.

Dancers enrolled must attend one week of our Junior Summer Dance Intensive each summer. Admissions are by audition.

Afternoon Professional Training Program

Ages 11-18

This after-school program is designed for committed teen dancers. The APT student is interested in devoting time to the development of their dance education and performance opportunities. Discipline, focus, and time management are required, as students will maintain a full-time school schedule while dancing 12-15 hours per week, including three classes and a weekend rehearsal.

Dancers enrolled must attend one week of our Junior or Teen Summer Dance Intensive each summer, depending on age. Admissions are by audition.


For uniform requirements, please visit our Dance Uniforms page.

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