How We Are Changing
We have updated the way that we operate in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. We acknowledge that the COVID-19 situation is ever evolving and are committed to actively monitoring and updating our policies in order to ensure the health and safety of our staff, students, and the community.
We have had enormous success with both our domestic and international students who have helped us transition into remote learning.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing to offer Zoom classes for the rest of the season, throughout the summer, and upcoming fall registration.
Online format classes will be available for all programs, intensives, private lessons, semi-private lessons, rehearsals, and masterclasses in order to continue to allow students to learn from home.
We will continue to offer traditional in-person instruction at our studio. In order to adhere to the health and safety protocols set out by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the World Health Organization, we have made changes to our practices.
Class sizes have been reduced to allow for physical distancing, and both students and staff will be required to wear masks and perform temperature checks. We are taking comprehensive sanitization measures and mandatory hand-washing for staff and students.
Shaping the Future of Dance
The Russian Classical Ballet Academy strives to give each student the training necessary in the pursuit of artistic excellence and classical expression. Our curriculum is based upon the classical ballet method of Agrippina Vaganova. We offer a range of training for every age group, beginning from 3 years old and up. We have adapted our training to personally support each dancer in their development in order for them to achieve mastery in their technique, artistry, discipline, and physical wellbeing.
Graduates from our programs have gone on to accept placement in secondary programs, post-secondary education, and professional company contracts within the dance field.
The Preparatory Division consists of three programs for students ages 3 – 9 to prepare children to enter professional training by levels. Students who’ve enrolled in this program have a significant advantage over students who sign up in later years without preparatory experience. This division focuses on developing a foundation for young dancers to gain the prerequisite discipline and stamina required for the physically and psychologically demanding nature of future training. In addition, these programs focus on the development of musicality and artistry from a young age.
The Pre-Professional Division consists of programs by ballet level for students ages 10 – 18. This division focuses on student’s mastery of their technique through developing muscle strength, coordination, elasticity, flexibility, and posture. Students also learn classical ballet history, musical expression, perform on stage, and prepare for life in the professional field of dance.
The Adult Division aims to offer adults classes that benefit their physical and psychological wellbeing, promote longevity and reinvigorate the body. Our classes consist of full mind-body workouts that bring together breathing techniques and exercises that strengthen and tone the muscles. We offer classes for dancers of various skill levels including those who have never danced before.