Professional Training Program

About the Program

The Professional Training Program is designed for the committed dance student. Beginning from Grade 6 through to our post-secondary programs, this ballet-based program demands high levels of physical strength, technique, and discipline. Higher levels are for advanced dancers who are seriously considering a professional dance career.

Dancers participate in a modified school schedule or online learning to accommodate participation in the Half Day Program. Dancers in the program participate in classes Monday to Friday, including additional rehearsals throughout the week and on Sundays. For dancers interested in attending the SPARTS program at Magee Secondary, you must submit your application to the school by Thursday, December 15th, 2022. For details, how to apply, and to register for an information session, please visit the SPARTS website. Your application must be submitted in advance of your audition. Auditions will take place on Sunday, January 15th, 2023 in Vancouver.


Le programme de formation professionnelle est conçu pour l’étudiant qui s’investit dans la danse. De la 6e primaire au programme postsecondaire, ce programme fondé sur le ballet exige un niveau élevé de force physique, de technique et de discipline Les niveaux supérieurs sont réservés aux danseurs avancés qui envisagent sérieusement une carrière professionnelle en danse.

Classes with renowned guest artists

In addition to regular classes, Arts Umbrella students in the Professional Training Program are given the opportunity to work with locally, nationally, and internationally renowned guest artists. Students perform world-class choreography through participation in the Arts Umbrella Dance Company. Performances are an integral part of the program, developing a sense of community and ultimately a thorough understanding of their chosen art form.

Classes avec des artistes invités de renom

En plus des classes régulières, Arts Umbrella offre également aux étudiants en danse au niveau professionnel l’occasion de travailler avec des artistes invités de renommée régionale, nationale et internationale. De par leur participation à la compagnie de danse Arts Umbrella, les étudiants présentent des chorégraphies de niveau international. Les spectacles font partie intégrante du programme et permettent aux étudiants de développer un sens d’appartenance et d’acquérir au final une pleine compréhension de leur art.

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