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Open Division Edmonton

Intensive Training

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The School of Alberta Ballet’s Intensive Training program offers classes for students ages 6 and up who wish to train at a more serious level. The program is designed to prepare students to one day audition for the School of Alberta Ballet’s Professional Division or to pursue other high level training. Classes include preparation for Cecchetti exams, and those students who are ready for an exam will be offered the opportunity to take it. Please note that class prices do not include exam fees. Detailed descriptions of the classes offered are below.

2017-2018 Season registration opens April 9 for new students.

Priority will be given April 1 to returning students.

If you email or hand in forms, please note that it can take up to 5 business days for your registrations to be processed. We recommend that you register online for real time class registration. We accept Cash, Cheque, Debit, Credit and Pre-authorized debit payment.  If necessary, please contact us for a paper form for the 2017-2018 Season.

Read the 2017-2018 HANDBOOK

Open Division Discounts

Early-Bird: Register by May 15, 2017 for a 5% discount.

Multi-Family Discount: Register multiple family members and receive 5% off the second and subsequent children registered

2017-2018 Intensive Training Class Schedule

Refer to your child's age as of  December 31, 2017.

(Subject to change)

Level Schedule Prerequisite Minimum Age Price
IT 1

Saturday:

Ballet- 11:00am-12:00pm

Jazz- 12:30-1:30pm

Preschool 2 6 $1294.00
IT 2

Saturday:

Ballet- 11:00am-12:00PM

Jazz- 12:30-1:30PM

 

IT 1/Primary RAD or equivalent 7 $1294.00
IT 3

Monday

Ballet- 6:00-7:00pm

Saturday

Jazz- 10:30-11:30am

Ballet- 12:00-1:00PM

IT 2, passed Cecchetti Primary/RAD Grade 1 exam or equivalent 8 $1816.00
IT 4

Wednesday

Ballet- 6:00-7:00PM

Saturday

Ballet- 9:00-10:00am

Jazz- 10:30-11:30am

IT 3, passed Cecchetti Standard 1/RAD Grade 2 exam or equivalent 9 $1816.00
IT 4 Character & Contemporary (optional)

Wednesday

7:00-8:00pm

Must be current IT 4 student (option class) 9 $438.00
IT 5

Wednesday

Ballet- 6:00-7:00pm

Saturday

Ballet- 10:00-11:00am

Jazz- 11:30am-12:30pm

IT 4, passed Cecchetti Standard 2/RAD Grade 3 exam or equivalent 10 $1816.00
IT 5 Character & Contemporary (optional)

Wednesday

7:00-8:00PM

Must be current IT 5 student (option class) 10 $438.00
IT 6

Wednesday

Ballet- 4:30-6:00pm

Character/Contemporary- 7:00-8:00pm

Saturday

Ballet- 1:30-3:00pm

IT 5, passed Cecchetti Grade 2/RAD Grade 3 exam or equivalent 11 $2256.00
IT 6 Jazz (optional)

Saturday

11:30am-12:30pm

Must be current IT 6 student (option class) 11 $355.00
IT 7

Monday

Ballet- 7:00-8:30pm

Character/Contemporary- 6:00-7:00pm

Thursday

Ballet 4:30–6:00pm

Saturday

Ballet 12:00-1:30pm

IT 6, passed Cecchetti Grade 3/RAD Grade 4 exam or equivalent 12 $2772.00
IT 7 Ballet (Optional)

Wednesday

4:30-6:00pm

Must be current IT 7 student (option class) 12 $232.00
IT 7 Jazz Ensemble (Optional)

Friday

5:45-7:15pm

Must be current IT 7 student (option class) 12 $232.00
IT 8

Monday

Ballet: 4:30–6:00pm

Character/Contemporary:

6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday

Ballet:  6:30-8:30pm

Thursday

Ballet:  6:00–7:30 pm

Workshop: 7:30-8:30pm

IT 7, passed Cecchetti Grade 4/RAD Grade 5 exam or equivalent 12+ $3108.00
IT 8 Ballet (Optional)

Saturday

12:00-1:30pm

Must be current IT 8 student (option class) 12+ $232.00
IT 8 Jazz Ensemble (Optional)

Friday

5:45-7:15pm

Must be current IT 8 student (option class) 12+ $232.00
IT 9

Monday

Ballet: 4:30–6:00pm

Character/Contemporary: 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday

Ballet: 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday

Ballet:  6:00–7:30pm

Workshop: 7:30–8:30pm

(All Ballet classes include pointe)

IT 8, passed Cecchetti Grade 5/RAD Inter Foundation exam or equivalent 12+ $3108.00
IT 9 Ballet (Optional)

Friday

4:15-5:45pm

Must be current IT 9 student (option class) 12+ $232.00
IT 9 Jazz Ensemble (Optional)

Friday

5:45-7:15pm

An option class for IT 9, must be current IT 9 student to register 13+ $232.00
IT 10

Monday

Ballet: 4:30-6:00pm

Character/Contemporary: 7:00–8:30pm

Tuesday

Workshop: 5:30-6:30pm

Ballet: 6:30-8:30pm

Friday

Ballet: 4:15-5:45pm

(All Ballet classes include pointe)

IT 9, passed Cecchetti Grade 6/RAD Inter Foundation exam or equivalent 13+ $3180.00
IT 10 Additional Ballet (Optional)

Thursday

6:00-7:30pm

An option class for IT 10, must be current IT 10 student to register 13+ $232.00
IT 10 Jazz Ensemble (Optional)

Friday

5:45-7:15pm

Must be current IT 10 student (option class) 13+  $232.00
IT 11

Monday

Ballet: 4:00–6:00pm

Character/Contemporary: 7:00-8:30pm

Tuesday

Ballet: 4:00–5:30pm

Workshop: 5:30–6:30pm

Wednesday

Ballet: 4:00-6:00pm

Thursday

Ballet: 4:00-6:00pm

(All Ballet classes include pointe)

IT 10, passed an Cecchetti/RAD Intermediate exam or equivalent 14+ $3298.00
IT 11 Additional Ballet (Optional)

Friday

4:15-5:45pm

Must be current IT 11 student

14+ $232.00
IT 11 Jazz Ensemble (Optional)

Friday

5:45-7:15pm

Must be current IT 11 student (option class) 14+ $232.00
IT 12

Monday

Ballet: 4:00–6:00pm

Character/Contemporary: 7:00–8:30pm

Tuesday

Ballet: 4:00–5:30pm

Workshop: 5:30-6:30pm

Wednesday

Ballet: 4:00-6:00pm

Thursday

Ballet: 4:00-6:00pm

(All Ballet classes include pointe)

IT 11, passed an Cecchetti/RAD Advanced 1 exam or equivalent 15+ $3298.00
IT 12 Additional Ballet (Optional)

Friday

4:15-5:45pm

Must be current IT 12 student

15+ $232.00
IT 12 Jazz Ensemble (Optional)

Friday

5:45-7:15pm

Must be current IT 12 student (option class) 15+ $232.00

 

Class Descriptions

Ballet Class
Our progressive ballet classes start with an introduction to ballet structure through beginning barre work, port de bras, centre practice, allegro (jumping) and eventually pointe work. All classes include the development of a dance vocabulary and draw on classical repertoire. Specific attention is paid to proper skeletal alignment and muscle development to ensure correct dance technique and good health. Ballet improves body posture, grace and strength and is the fundamental training that applies to all other dance forms. A pianist accompanies each class.

Pointe Class
An exciting part of a ballet student’s training, pointe work requires strength and excellent body alignment. Emphasis is on technique and strength building through barre exercises and combinations in the centre. Participation in pointe work is by teacher approval only and criteria includes age or physical development of body, structure of the foot, level of strength and flexibility and level of technique. 

Ballet Workshop  

Ballet Workshop is for students in levels IT 8 and up All students enrolled in levels IT 8 and up (full program) will broaden their training with classes focused on stagecraft. Repertoire, history of the ballet and stage makeup will be taught within the classtime.                                                                                                                                                                        

Character Class (first half of the year)
Incorporating ballet technique with an emphasis on traditional folk or national dance from European countries. The class includes barre work, study of port de bras and combinations in the centre.  Turns from the corner are emphasised in every class as well as patterns and different dance forms. Character Dance is often found in classical repertoire.

Contemporary Class (second half of the year)
Explores the principles and complex rhythmical structure of modern dance. Emphasis is on technique, placement, body alignment and performance quality.  Includes travelling movement sequences and movement combinations. Modern class is an essential complement to our ballet training program. A fusion of contemporary movement and ballet technique, Modern fosters a freedom of movement, develops flexibility, and works core strength and conditioning.

Jazz Class
Jazz is a fun, optional class set to contemporary music, which helps to develop style and versatility while increasing flexibility, building strength and improving coordination. Classes stress alignment and functional body placement, and consist of warm-up floor and core work, centre technique progressions in kicks, jumps and turns across-the-floor patterns and a final combination movement that is physical and energetic.

Jazz Ensemble  

The Jazz Ensemble is a new intitiative to bring together the dancers from IT 7 and up with a central focus to create amd develop original jazz choreography. New compositions will explore different genres of jazz.