DANCE INTENSIVE

This two-week summer DANCE INTENISVE program is for students ages 12+ with at least three years of ballet training who wish to improve their technique and artistic development. Classes are offered in ballet, jazz, contemporary, pre-pointe/pointe work, character, and conditioning. Dancers are joined by students from around the world, and as a group enjoy various social activities and outings. This intensive is taught by internationally renowned faculty and some of VAB’s most successful Alumni. The Intensive concludes with a demonstration during which students showcase their learnings and works in progress. No auditions are required.

For additional program information, please contact admissions@vaballet.ca

MONDAY JULY 15 – FRIDAY JULY 26, 2024

SAMPLE DAY

9:00 – 10:15 Ballet
10:30 – 11:45 Contemporary
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 Pointe/Pre-Pointe/Jazz
2:00 – 3:00 Conditioning

NUTRITIONS & MEALS

Students pack a healthy lunch, snacks and water each day. Students are not supervised during the lunch hour and are free to eat their lunches at VAB or go out and purchase food nearby. VAB is near many amazing cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores:

  • Fairway Market – 2635 Quadra Street Gigi’s Cafe – 1002 Hillside Avenue
  • Bubby Rose’s Cafe – 2571 Quadra Street Caffe Fantastico – 965 Kings Road
  • Part and Parcel – 2656 Quadra Street 5th St. Bar & Grill – 1028 Hillside Avenue

ACTIVITIES

Students have the opportunity to participate in activities outside of program hours. Activities may include a tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, a visit to the local dance store, a trip to get icecream, and more. We will announce the various options during your orientation.

DEMONSTRATION

Students participating in the Dance Intensive will perform in a demonstration on the final day of the intensive. Class schedules may alter on this day. More information will be available closer to the date.

ACCOMMODATION

Visiting students may choose to travel to Victoria with family and find their own accommodations while participating in the intensive, and others may want to take part in our Homestay Program.

HOMESTAY PROGRAM

Homestay service is available through VAB and is a lovely way for students to become acquainted with Victoria while being in a family atmosphere. The support and understanding of a caring host family provides a great experience while at the Professional Dance Intensive. VAB takes care to offer students screened and experienced host families for the duration of their time in the program. VAB host families are chosen for their ability to provide a warm and supportive home environment, and for their willingness to treat each visiting student as a member of their family. Host family premises are inspected regularly, and host parents undergo criminal record checks. Each host family participates in an intensive orientation program which focuses on cultural understanding and how to help students adjust to a new environment. VAB staff assist all students and host families for the duration of the student’s stay, should any issues or emergencies arise. Most host families have been with VAB for many years. Host families provide three meals a day and healthy snacks and pick their students up from the airport at the start of the program and drop them off at the airport at the end of the program. Parents/guardians traveling to Canada may drop the student off at the host family house and meet the host parents.

SAFETY & SECURITY

The welfare and of each individual student is our greatest concern. Procedures and responsibilities for fire and emergency safety are clearly reviewed with students each year and evacuation and lock-down drills, equipment testing, and first aid procedures are regularly checked and documented. All staff keep a cell phone on their person for emergencies while in the studio. It is commonplace in Victoria for students to use public transportation to move around the city and to and from their summer accomodation and the studios. Bus tickets and passes are available at several pharmacies and corner shops and can be purchased when they arrive in Victoria.

SAFETY & SECURITY

The welfare and of each individual student is our greatest concern. Procedures and responsibilities for fire and emergency safety are clearly reviewed with students each year and evacuation and lock-down drills, equipment testing, and first aid procedures are regularly checked and documented. All staff keep a cell phone on their person for emergencies while in the studio. It is commonplace in Victoria for students to use public transportation to move around the city and to and from their summer accomodation and the studios. Bus tickets and passes are available at several pharmacies and corner shops and can be purchased when they arrive in Victoria.

REGISTRATION FORMS

REGISTRATION FORM FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Student InformationStep 1 of 8
*AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR PASSPORT
*AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR PASSPORT
*This is the name you want to be called.
Example: She/Her, He/Him, They/Them
*Please make sure you are selecting the correct size as sizes cannot be adjusted.

REGISTRATION FORM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Student InformationStep 1 of 8

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM IN ENGLISH; thank you.

*AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR PASSPORT
*AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR PASSPORT
This is the name you want to be called.
Example: She/Her, He/Him, They/Them
*Please make sure you are selecting the correct size as sizes cannot be adjusted.