Professional Dance Intensive: By Audition Only

The Professional Dance Intensive is for talented, serious, students ages 12 and up. Led by VAB’s internationally acclaimed faculty, classes are offered in a variety of styles, with an acute focus on advancing students’ technique while developing their artistry. Entry into the Professional Dance Intensive is by audition onlyHomestay accommodations for out-of-town students offered. 

This summer program may be used as an audition period for acceptance into our Full Year Professional Training (PTP) and Post-Secondary Bridge Programs (BP). Students enrolled in the PTP or BP for the 2021-2022 school year must attend a forth week until August 27th.


Summer Students:  August 2-20, 2021

PTP and Bridge Students:  August 2-27, 2021

Ages 12+

Homestay Orientation:  Date TBA.

*All dates and times are subject to change.

Sample Day:

9:30-11:00 Ballet class

11:15-12:15 Classical variations or male virtuosity/floor barre (less advanced students)

1:15-2:30 Classical repertoire

2:45-4:15 Contemporary

4:30-5:30 Pas De Deux* for select advanced students


Domestic:  $1,900 plus $125 Mandatory Activity Fee (includes Summer activity and VAB T-Shirt)

International:  $2,225 plus $125 Mandatory Activity Fee (includes Summer activity and VAB T-Shirt)

3-Week Homestay Accommodations/Monitoring: Contact for fees

Students staying for a full year program will have an additional week of training August 23-27th.

*All payments are non-refundable.



We are accepting auditions by video. Your video should not exceed 15 mins. Click here to contact us for more details.


  • Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and set the privacy viewing settings for
  • Or you may send the YouTube or Vimeo directly to
  • Wear a leotard, tights and ballet shoes (no skirt) and introduce yourself at the beginning of the video
  • Demonstrate both sides with a short Barre; plies, tendus with degages, adage with port de bras, grand battements
  • Centre work; 1 pirouette exercise, 1 adage, 1 petit allegro, 1 grand allegro
  • Show, if possible, a solo of your choosing in either ballet or contemporary
  • Photos: include a head shot, first arabesque or tendu à la seconde with your résumé

*You will be notified within 2 weeks of your audition. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please contact the office.