Training Programs

Class Schedule for the 2019-2020 Year: Pro Arte Class Schedule

Pro Arté Centre offers a number of programs to suit the individual needs of each dancer.  In addition to offering a variety of classes in different dance techniques that can be taken on their own or in conjunction with other classes, we provide the opportunity for students of all ages to participate in streamed programs that lead to festival and special events activities.

For students who are interested in training that is supported by world-class, accredited faculty with professional career experience, Pro Arté  offers programs that are internationally recognized as establishing a dancer for a vocation in performing arts.  These programs are open to students by audition. Auditions for the 2019-2020 year are ongoing through the end of August.

Below is a “snapshot” of the programs for all age groups.  For further information on specific programs, please contact us at programs@proarte.ca.

PROTÉGÉ PROGRAM 

The Protégé Program is a Full-Day (with optional on-site academics) or Half-Day program for students who want to focus on independent, intensive classical & contemporary ballet training.  This technique intensive program is designed to maximize the success of the individual student in the international dance scene.

Classes include focused training in classical ballet & pointe supported by a strong holistic approach to training with dance conditioning, PBT, pilates and enrichment studies alongside opportunity to broaden stylistically with classes in contemporary,    contemporary ballet and modern.  With lectures & training from current dance science teachers students develop knowledge and understanding, core strength and stability, flexibility and muscular balance  to dance stronger and LONGER!

Intermediate & Advanced levels for Ages 11+.

  • Training hours may be done with a commitment to full program training or, with permission of the Director of the Program, on a drop-in basis (charges per class are higher).
  • 5 days Half Day Training available with optional additional hours
  • Class size is limited and preference is given to those taking the full program.
  • Students may select to participate in competitive group choreography, but this is not mandatory.
  • We do recommend that students take additional High School accreditation examinations in the RAD and ISTD methods.
  • Competitive work available if wanted
  • For students who may be commuting from a distance, with permission of the Director, a Compressed Program is available that is one weekday half-day as well as Friday / Saturday.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Industry Program

  • Ages 11-19 Years

The Industry Stream offers world-class instruction and competitive opportunities in the dance disciplines of jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tap and acrobatics that can lead to performance as stage dancers, in music videos, careers on cruise ships and shows.

Led by faculty who are dance and choreographic professionals in the industry, the program embraces the Pro Arté core values of excellence in instruction and professional, respectful and engaging instruction. Students in the program will work on up-to-date, current skills and moves that are TODAY’S industry standards.

Intermediate Programs

  • Ages 8-11 Years

Students in these Programs are offered opportunity to work at the Grade 4 & 5 Ballet/Modern levels.  In addition, classes in Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Acting, Musical Theatre and Acrobatics  are available.  Festival participation is an option and students are encouraged to audition.  Depending on the selection of festival classes, students participate in three to four days of classes.  Auditions for the 2019-2020 year will be held at the beginning of May and in August.  

Junior Programs

  • Ages 6-8 Years

Students in these Programs are offered opportunity to work at the Grade 2 &3 Ballet/Modern levels.  In addition, classes in Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Acting, Musical Theatre and Acrobatics  are available.  Festival participation is an option and students are encouraged to audition.  Depending on the selection of festival classes, students participate in two to four days of classes. No Auditions are Necessary for this program.  Instead, parents are encouraged to speak to the Director on participation. 

Future Stars

  • Ages 5-6 Years

Students in these Programs are offered opportunity to work at the Primary- Grade 1 Ballet/Modern levels.  In addition, class “combos” (multi-discipline) are available in Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz/Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre and Acrobatics  are available.  Festival participation is an option on request.  Depending on the selection of festival classes, students participate in one to two days of classes.  No Auditions are Necessary for this program.  Instead, parents are encouraged to speak to the Director on participation.

Creative Movement

  • Ages 3-5 Years

Students in these classes are provided instruction that encourages imaginative movement and creative expression.  Faculty nurture the individual spirit of each child and work toward developing motor skills that provide the foundation for future dance and athletic endeavours.  The goal of these classes is to establish a love of dance and foster positive and affirming social engagement.  No Auditions are Necessary for this program.

FOREIGN STUDENT ESL TRAINING SESSION

Full-Day (with on-site academic facility) or Half-Day program for international students. This technique intensive program is designed for the ESL exchange student program to maximize the success of the individual student in the international dance scene.  Students in this program are able to participate for the entire academic year or for a shorter period should their time in Canada be more limited.

Classes include focused training in classical ballet & pointe supported by a strong holistic approach to training with dance conditioning, PBT, Pilates and enrichment studies alongside opportunity to broaden stylistically with classes in contemporary, contemporary ballet and modern.

  • Levels: Intermediate Foundation – Advanced Ages 12 – 18
  • Private coaching also available
  • Homestay Options

Contact international@proarte.ca for more information