Protégé Program

The Pro Arte Protégé Program is a new 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.

For Intermediate & Advanced Students ages 12+

  • Training hours may be done with a commitment to full program training or on a drop-in basis (charges per class are higher).
  • 5 days Half Day Training / 14.5hrs required, 20 hrs recommended
  • Class size is limited to 7-9 students in Protégé classes and preference will be given to those taking the full program.
  • Students may select to participate in competitive groups. These do incur additional charges and hours and are not mandatory. For students planning on more than 3 international individual events, they are NOT recommended.
  • We do recommend that students take additional High School Accreditation Examination classes from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) methods.
  • Students may perform solos at any festivals/competitions with Pro Arte approval and administration. We do, however, recommend no more than 3 competitions during a training year and that consideration is given to the science for the best training cycle (we want to optimize the peaks and avoid the dips).
  • Students may have outside choreographers with approval from Pro Arte. Rehearsals will be arranged at Pro Arte studios.  Pro Arte does have a recommended list of industry-recognized choreographers.

Schedule of Training:

Monday:

  • 1.30 – 3.30 Ballet Technique – Beverley Bagg
  • 3.45 – 4.45 Pointe/Pas de Deux/Variations* (Beverley Bagg)
  • 4.45 – 5.15 Dance Conditioning/PBT  (Beverley Bagg) OR 5.00 – 6.30 ISTD Intermediate syllabus (Astrid Sherman)
  • 6.30 – 7.30 ISTD Modern Syllabus (Sophia Curalli)

Tuesday:

  • 1.30 – 3.30 Ballet Technique – Beverley Bagg
  • 3.45 – 4.45 Pointe/Pas de Deux/Variations* (Beverley Bagg)
  • 4.45 – 5.15 Dance Conditioning/PBT  (Beverley Bagg)
  • 5.30 – 7.00 Contemporary Techniques Workshops (Guest Teachers)

Wednesday

  • 1.30 – 2.30 Enrichment Classes**:  Mental Training & Dance Psychology/ Character/ Flamenco/ Yoga/  Nutrition/ Dance Science/ Career Guidance  
  • 2.30 – 3.30 PBT/Floor Barre (Beverley Bagg/Astrid Sherman)
  • 3.45 – 5.30 Ballet Technique
  • 5.30 – 6.30 Pointe/Pas de Deux/Variations* (Beverley Bagg)
  • 6.30 – 7.30 Contemporary Competitive Group Choreography Class (Astrid Sherman)***

Thursday:

  • 1.30 – 3.30 Ballet Technique (Beverley Bagg)
  • 3.45 – 4.45 Pointe/Pas de Deux/Variations* (Beverley Bagg)
  • 5.00 – 6.00 Dance Conditioning/PBT  (Beverley Bagg)
  • 6.00 – 7.00 Ballet Competitive Group Choreography Class (Astrid Sherman)***

 Friday:

  • 1.30 – 3.30 Ballet Technique (Beverley Bagg)
  • 3.45 – 4.45 Pointe/Pas de Deux/Variations* (Beverley Bagg)
  • 4.45 – 5.15 Foot Conditioning: Strength for Jump & Pointe
  • 5.15 – 6.45 RAD Intermediate 

 

  • Black = Protégé exclusive classes
  • Red = Elective additional Syllabus Classes for Additional High School Arts Credits that are shared with Accelerated and Streamed Program Students
  • Blue = Recommended additional classes that are shared with Accelerated and Streamed Program Students
  • Purple = elective competitive groups

Note: Only the Intermediate Syllabi are reflected in the schedule. For this inaugural year, all advanced examination classes will only be done in a private/semi-private setting. While it will be difficult to determine the time required for exam commitments until we have the opportunity to work one-on-one with each individual students, our faculty’s experience with the Advanced Syllabi would indicate that preparation for exams take between 5-9 hours if a student is in a high-performance streamed program.