North and South Affiliates Program 2023-2024

The Affiliates Program is open to experienced dance students aged 9-16 who aspire to deepen their practice of classical ballet.

Who is this program for?

Dance students across Alberta, ages 9 - 16, who:

  • have a minumum of 1-2 years of ballet training
  • are eager to commit additional studio time to advance their ballet technique
  • are able to commit one Saturday per month in Calgary or Edmonton for intensive training

The goal of the program is to supplement the dance training happening throughout Alberta. Students train in Calgary or in Edmonton at the Alberta Ballet Studios for intensive full-day programs with Alberta Ballet and Alberta Ballet School faculty.

This unique training regime gives dance students outside of these major centres supports students who want to deepen their training pursuits by engaging the Alberta Ballet School curriculum in addition to their other weekly dance activities.

The program is entering its third year in Calgary and has newly expanded to Edmonton for 2023/24 to help reach more communities.

Dance students who are interested in the program can audition by video. To review the requirements for a video audition, please see the brochure.

To learn more about the Affiliates Program, please email

Affiliates 23-24 Brochure