Professional Training Program (PTP)
The Professional Training Program (PTP) is geared towards the serious student who wishes to pursue a professional career in dance. The Program is founded on the Vaganova Method, and takes Classical Ballet & Contemporary dance as it's 2 cornerstones of training. We offer an optimum environment for the young, developing dancer, by providing an experienced and knowledgeable faculty and a well-rounded curriculum.
The ballet program is based on the fine art of Vaganova classical ballet technique. The Vaganova method is world renowned for its aesthetic beauty, purity of line and physical prowess. Students will be tutored in musicality, artistic expression, physical coordination, movement dynamics and the precise positioning of the body.
The Contemporary program is comprised of Modern, Contemporary Jazz, Improvisation & Composition. The Modern program is based on Horton and Graham techniques, with the Contemporary Jazz drawing influence from Release Technique, Street Dance, and Post-Judson practices. The Improvisation & Composition program is based on Anna Wyman’s own unique choreographic practice, and draws on the Laban Method and Laban Notation. Students will acquire a strong understanding of music, complex rhythms, and self-expression through centre-work, floor-barre and across the floor combination work. Students will expand their creativity with spontaneous movement, improvisation, and composition by exploring the history of Modern dance practices.
Entrance to the PTP Program is by audition only and is determined by the level of ability demonstrated in a general class. Please contact us to schedule an assessment.
Due to the intensive nature of the program, these classes are suitable only for the conscientious student. Those wishing to apply must be prepared to make a full year commitment to the program.
Ballet Coordinator: Annelise Rios
Teachers: Annelise Rios, Maiko Miyauchi, Carolyn Schmidt, Bonnie Stewart.