Foundation + Intensive Training

Our Foundation and Intensive Training Programs are available for dancers ages 6 and up who desire a high level training program to develop their skills and further explore the world of dance and ballet. Foundation Training levels are for dancers ages 6 through 12 and focus on building a strong technical foundation of classical ballet training while promoting a love of dance and music. Intensive Training levels are for dancers ages 12 and older who are passionate about dance and wish to participate in a high level training program to develop their skills and further explore the world of dance and ballet.

Students in these programs attend 3 – 6 classes per week including ballet and modern with the option of jazz. Our highly experienced faculty provide top level training in order to develop technique, artistry and foster a lifelong love of dance. All ballet classes are accompanied by live musicians.

Students in these programs may be eligible to participate in examinations, assessment and audition to participate in Alberta Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” and various other productions.

Dancers in high school can achieve academic credits for their time in the studio. Visit our High School Credit Programs page for more information.

A production fee is included in your registration and is non refundable. Participation in the Year End Performance is not mandatory but strongly recommended. This fee includes all wardrobe and costume charges, theatre rental fees, videographer and photographer, and any other costs associated with the Year End Performance.

All Foundation and Intensive programs qualify for our monthly payment plan. A 20% deposit is required to participate.

Foundation and Intensive Base Program

Foundation and Intensive Training Program students attend a minimum of two ballet classes per week. Once a dancer reaches Intensive Training level 2, a modern dance class is added to the base program as well as a Workshop class. Students are also able to add an exam ballet and pointe class (when ready) to the base program to accommodate the increased workload and technical expectations of the work.

Examinations and Assessments

All Foundation and Intensive training levels follow the Alberta Ballet School Open Division curriculum designed by Artistic Advisor Diane van Schoor and members of the artistic faculty. Students in Foundation Training Levels 1 and 2 will participate in assessment classes to monitor progress and receive productive feedback. Students in Foundation Training level 3 through Intensive Training Level 12 may be offered the ability to train towards examinations in Royal Academy of Dance or Cecchetti methods of training in addition to their ABS curriculum. Students in these levels who would like to be assessed for examinations must be in the Foundation or Intensive Training Program and are required to register for the corresponding exam class for their level.

Optional Jazz Classes

Jazz is a fun, invigorating class set to contemporary music. All jazz classes follow the YYC Dance Project curriculum and will focus on increasing the student’s movement skills, flexibility and style. These skills are complementary to the dancer’s ballet training and help to build a versatile dancer.

Performance Group

Foundation and Intensive Training students level 4 and up are eligible to audition for the Open Division Performance Group. This group will rehearse weekly beginning in January of each season and will offer dancers additional performance opportunities. This is a great way to become more involved in the school and gain further performance experience.

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Foundation Training 1

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 1A 6-8 Tuesdays Ballet: 5:15 - 6:15 pm Saturdays Ballet: 9:30-10:30 am There are no prerequisites for this class. Students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. $1,550.00/year or $124.00/month after deposit. Registration
Foundation Training 1B 6-8 Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm Fridays 6:30-7:30 pm There are no prerequisites for this class. Students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. $1,550.00/year or $124.00/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Jazz 1/2 A 6-8 Fridays 5:15-6:15 pm none $680.00/year or $54.40.month after deposit Registration

Foundation Training 2

September 2021-June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 2A 7-9 Tuesdays Modern: 5:15 - 6:15 pm Ballet: 6:15 - 7:15 pm Saturdays Ballet: 9:00-10:00 am Workshop: 10:00-10:30 am There are no prerequisites for this class. Students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. $2,690.00/year or $215.20/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Jazz 1/2A 6-8 Fridays 5:15-6:15 pm None $680.00/year or $54.40/month after deposit Registration

Foundation Training 3

September 2021-June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 3 8-9 Tuesdays Ballet: 5:00-6:00 pm Modern: 6:15-7:15 pm Saturdays Ballet: 10:45-11:45 am Workshop: 11:45 am -12:15 pm There are no prerequisites for this class. Students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. $2,690.00/year or $215.20/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
FT 3/4 Exam Class 8-11 Wednesdays 5:15-6:30 pm Must be a current Foundation Training 3 or 4 ballet student. This class is optional, however you must be enrolled in it to be considered for an exam $1,070.00/year or $85.60/month after deposit Registration
Jazz 3/4 8-11 Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm None $680.00/year or $54.40/month after deposit Registration

Foundation Training 4

September 2021-June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 4 9 - 11 Mondays Modern: 5:00-6:00 pm Ballet: 6:00-7:15 pm Fridays: 5:15-6:30 pm Workshop: 6:30-7:00 pm Minimum one year of ballet experience required. Students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. $3,030.00/year or $242.40/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
FT 3/4 Exam Class 8-11 Wednesdays: 5:15-6:30 pm Must be a current Foundation Training 3 or 4 ballet student. This class is optional, however you must be enrolled in it to be considered for an exam $1,070.00/year or $85.60/month after deposit Registration
Jazz 3/4 8-11 Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm none $680.00/year or $54.40/month after deposit Registration
Open Division Performance Group TBD $460.00/year or $36.80/month after deposit Registration

Foundation Training 5

September 2021-June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 5 10+ Tuesdays Ballet: 5:30-7:00 pm Workshop: 7:00-7:30 pm Modern: 7:30-8:30 pm Fridays: Ballet: 5:00-6:30 pm Minimum two year of ballet experience required. Students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. $3,375.00/year or $270.00/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Conditioning + Stretch 10+ Wednesdays 6:30-7:00 pm Must be registered in Foundation Training 5 or 6 $335.00/year or $26.80/month after deposit Registration
Jazz 5/6 10+ Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm Must be a current Foundation Training 5 or 6 ballet student. Previous jazz experience is required. $680.00/year or $54.40/month after deposit Registration
Open Division Performance Group TBD Registration

Foundation Training 6

September 2021-June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 6 11+ Mondays: Ballet: 5:15-6:45 pm Pre-Pointe: 6:45-7:15 pm Fridays Ballet: 6:15-7:45 pm Workshop: 7:45-8:15 pm Modern 8:15-9:15 pm Minimum three years of ballet experience required. Students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. $3,760.00/year or $300.80/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Conditioning and Stretch 10+ Wednesdays 6:30-7:00 pm Must be registered in Foundation Training 5 or 6 $335.00/year or $26.80/month after deposit Registration
Jazz 5/6 10+ Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm Must be a current Foundation Training 5 or 6 ballet student. Previous jazz experience is required. $680.00/year or $54.40/month after deposit Registration

Intensive Training 7

September 2021-June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training 7 11+ Mondays: Ballet 7:30-9:00 pm Pre-Pointe 9:00-9:30 pm Thursdays: Ballet: 5:30-7:00 pm Workshop: 7:00-7:30 pm Modern: 7:30-8:30 pm Minimum three years of ballet experience required. Students will be assessed for placement at the beginning of the year. $3,760.00/year or $300.80/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Jazz 7+ 11+ Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00 pm Must be a current Intensive Training 7 or higher Ballet student. Previous jazz experience is required. $680.00/year or $54.40/month after deposit Registration
Conditioning + Stretch 11+ Wednesdays: 6:00-6:30 pm Must be registered in Foundation Training 6 or Intensive Training 7-10. $335.00/year or $26.80/month after deposit Registration
IT 7/8 Exam Class 11+ Wednesdays: 6:45-8:45 pm Must be a current Intensive Training 7 or 8 Ballet student. This class is optional, however you must be enrolled in it to be considered for an exam. $1,475.00/year or $118.00/month after deposit Registration
Open Division Performance Group TBD Registration

Intensive Training 8

September 2021-June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training 8 11+ Tuesdays: Ballet 7:30-9:00 pm Pointe: 9:00-9:30 pm Fridays: Modern 6:30-7:30 pm Ballet: 7:30-9:00 pm Workshop: 9:00-9:30 pm A minimum of four years ballet experience is required for this program. All students must be assessed for placement by Alberta Ballet School teachers. $3,760.00/year or $300.80/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Jazz 7+ 11+ Wednesdays: 5:00 - 6:00 pm Must be a current Intensive Training 7 or higher Ballet student. Previous jazz experience is required. $680.00/year or $54.40/month after deposit Registration
Conditioning + Stretch 11+ Wednesdays: 6:00-6:30 pm Must be registered in Intensive Training 7+ $335.00/year or $26.80/month after deposit Registration
IT 7/8 Exam Class 11+ Wednesdays: 6:45 - 8:45 pm Must be a current Intensive Training 7or 8 Ballet student. This class is optional, however you must be enrolled in it to be considered for an exam. $1,475.00/year or $118.00/month after deposit Registration
Open Division Performance Group TBD Registration

Intensive Training 10

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training 10 11+ Monday: Ballet: 5:00-6:30 pm Pointe: 6:30-7:00 pm Workshop: 7:00-7:30 pm Modern: 7:45-9:00 pm Fridays: Ballet: 7:30-9:00 pm Pointe: 9:00-9:30 pm A minimum of four years ballet experience is required for this program. All students must be assessed for placement by Alberta Ballet School teachers. $4,290.00/year or $343.20/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Jazz 7+ 11+ Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00 pm Must be a current Intensive Training 7 or higher Ballet student. Previous jazz experience is required. $680.00/year or $54.40/month after deposit Registration
Conditioning + Stretch 11+ Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 pm Must be registered in Foundation Training 6 or Intensive Training 7+. $335.00/year or $26.80/month after deposit Registration
IT 10/11 Exam Class 11+ Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm Must be a current Intensive Training 10+ Ballet student. This class is optional, however you must be enrolled in it to be considered for an exam. $1,475.00/year or $118.00/month after deposit Registration
Open Division High School Credit Program Grade 10+ n/a Must be in academic grade 10 $510/year or $40.80/month after deposit Registration

Intensive Training 11

September 2021-June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training 11 11+ Mondays: Modern: 6:15-7:30 pm Ballet: 7:30-9:00 pm Pointe: 9:00-9:30 pm Fridays Ballet: 5:00-6:30 pm Pointe: 6:30-7:00 pm Workshop:7:00-7:30 pm A minimum of four years ballet experience is required for this program. All students must be assessed for placement by Alberta Ballet School teachers. $4,290.00/year or $343.20/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Jazz 7+ 11+ Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00 pm Must be a current Intensive Training 7 or higher Ballet student. Previous jazz experience is required. $680.00/year or $54.40/month after deposit Registration
Conditioning + Stretch 11+ Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 pm Must be registered in Foundation Training 6 or Intensive Training 7+. $335.00/year or $26.80/month after deposit Registration
IT 10/11 Exam Class 11+ Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm Must be a current Intensive Training 10+ Ballet student. This class is optional, however you must be enrolled in it to be considered for an exam. $1,475.00/year or $118.00/month after deposit Registration
Open Division High School Credit Program Grade 10+ Must be in academic grade 11 $510/year or $40.80/month after deposit Registration

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