Open Division Calgary
The School of Alberta Ballet's Open Division offers classes for everyone from preschoolers to adult ballet, as well as Recreational and Intensve Training Programs. No auditions or experience is required for our Open Division Programs.
Young dancers aged 3-5 years can experience the joy of movement and music through our Pre-School ballet classes. Pre-School students attend one 30 – 45 minute class per week which are all accompanied by one of our talented live pianist’s. Through exploration of creative movement and music students develop coordination, understanding of rhythm and musicality while building self-esteem and confidence. Our dedicated and experienced teachers promote teamwork and structured routine while nurturing the student’s creativity. These classes provide inspiration to our youngest dancers in a fun and engaging environment. Click here for more Preschool Program information.
Flex/Recreational Program (Recreational)
Designed for ages 6 and up, no experience is required to join our Recreational Program. Students will attend classes 1 – 2 times per week in varying styles of dance including ballet, jazz and/ or modern. Whether your child is new to dance or continues to enjoy the physical fitness and fun of a dance class, our Recreational Program allow them to explore movement and music while introducing the fundamentals of their chosen dance discipline. Dance provides young students the opportunity to develop poise, self-discipline, musicality, improve teamwork skills and build confidence in a safe and nurturing environment. This program is also a great compliment to students who participate in other activities or sports looking to enhance their posture, balance and flexibility. Live music accompanies all ballet classes in this program. Click here for more Flex/Recreational Dance information.
Our Intensive Training Program is available for dancers ages 6 and up who desire a high level training program to develop their skills and further explore the world of ballet. Students in this program attend 3-6 classes per week including ballet, jazz and/ or modern dance. Our highly experienced faculty provide top level training in order to develop technique, artistry and foster a lifelong love of dance. Students in this program may be eligible to participate in adjudicated examinations as well as audition to perform alongside the Professional Dancers of our own Alberta Ballet in “The Nutcracker” and various other productions. All ballet classes are accompanied by live musicians. Click here for more Intensive Training information.
All adult classes are open to those 16 and over and of all levels of experience. Whether you are new to ballet or are looking to get back to the barre after many years we offer several levels of ballet classes that are all accompanied by our talented pianist’s. Ballet Barre Fitness is also available to those looking for an even more rigorous work out. Adult ballet classes help to improve posture, balance, strength and flexibility in a fun and relaxed environment. Click here for more Adult Classes information.