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, modern with the option of jazz. Our highly experienced faculty provide top level training in order to develop technique, artistry and foster and lifelong love of dance. All ballet classes are accompanied by live musicians.

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

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

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, 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.

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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 where they prepare choreography for performances. 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

Foundation Training 1

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 1 Minimum 6 yrs old Mondays Ballet: 4:30 - 5:30 pm Contemporary: 5:35 - 6:35 pm Saturdays Ballet:10:40-11:40 am Preschool 2 $2,060.00/year or $164.80/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
FT 1 YYCDP Jazz 6-7 Saturdays 11:50 am - 12:50 pm Must be a current Foundation Training 1 student. $385.00/year or $30.80/month after deposit Registration

Foundation Training 2

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 2 Minimum: 7 years of age Mondays Contemp: 4:45-5:45 pm Ballet: 5:50-6:50 pm Saturdays Ballet: 10:40-11:40 am FT1/Primary RAD or equivalent $2,060.00/year or $164.80/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
FT 2 YYCDP Jazz 7-8 Saturdays 11:50 am - 12:50 pm Must be current FT2 ballet student $385.00/year or $30.80/month after deposit Registration

Foundation Training 3

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 3 Minimum 8 years of age Mondays: Contemp: 5:05-6:05 pm Ballet: 6:10-7:10 pm Saturdays Ballet: 9:20-10:20 am FT 2, passed Cecchetti Primary/RAD Grade 1 Exam or equivalent $2,060.00/year or $164.80/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
FT3 Ballet Enrichment 8-9 Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:45 pm Must be a current FT3 ballet student $875.00/year or $70.00/month after deposit Registration
FT 3 YYCDP Jazz 8-10 Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am Must be a current FT 3 or 4 ballet student $385.00/year or $30.80/month after deposit Registration

Foundation Training 4

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 4 Minimum: age 9 Thursdays: Contemp: 4:30-5:30pm Ballet: 5:40-6:55 pm Saturdays Ballet: 12:00-1:15 pm FT 3, passed Cecchetti Standard 1 / RAD Grade 2 exam or equivalent $2,105.00/year or $168.40/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
FT 4 Ballet Enrichment Minimum: age 9 Tuesdays 4:30-5:45 pm Must be a current FT 4 ballet student $875.00/year or $70.00/month after deposit Registration
FT 4 YYCDP Jazz Minimum: age 9 Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am Must be a current FT 4 ballet student $385.00/year or $30.80/month after deposit Registration

Foundation Training 5

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 5 Minimum: age 10 Wednesdays Ballet:4:30-6:00 pm PrePointe:6:00-6:30 pm Contemp: 6:35-7:35 pm Saturdays Ballet:10:25-11:55 am FT4, passed Cecchetti Standard 2/RAD Grade 3 Exam or equivalent $2,525.00/year or $202.00/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
FT 5 YYCDP Jazz Minimum: age 10 Saturdays 12:00-1:00 pm Must be a current FT 5 student $385.00/year or $30.80/month after deposit Registration

Foundation Training 6

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 6 Minimum: age 11 Wednesdays: Ballet: 4:30-6:00 pm PrePointe: 6:00-6:30 pm Contemp: 6:35-7:35 pm Saturdays Ballet: 10:25 am - 11:55 pm FT 5, passed Cecchetti Grade 2/RAD Grade 3 Exam or equivalent $2,525.00/year or $202.00/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
FT 6 Ballet Enrichment 11-12 Tuesdays 7:00-8:45 pm Must be a current FT 6 ballet student. BY PERMISSION ONLY $1,225.00/year or $98.00/month after deposit Registration
FT 6 YYCDP Jazz 11-12 Saturdays 12:00 -1:00 pm Must be a current FT 6 ballet student $385.00/year or $30.80/month after deposit Registration

Intensive Training 7/8A

September 2021- June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training 7/8 A 12 Wednesdays Ballet: 4:40-6:10 pm Pointe: 6:10-6:40pm Workshop: 6:45-7:45 pm Thursdays Contemp: 4:40-5:40 pm Ballet: 6:10-7:40pm Saturdays Ballet: 11:10-12:40pm Pointe:12:40-1:10 pm Pre-PD, IT 7, passed Cecchetti Grade 4/RAD Grade 5 Exam or equivalent $3,765.00/year or $301.20/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
IT 7A Ballet Enrichment 12+ Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 pm Must be a current IT7 ballet student. BY PERMISSION ONLY. $1,050.00/year or $84.00/month after deposit Registration
IT 8A Ballet Enrichment 12+ Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 pm Must be a current IT8 student $1,050.00/year or $84.00/month after deposit Registration
IT 8A Pointe 12+ Tuesday 6:00-6:30pm Must be registered in IT8A ballet enrichment $360.00/year or $28.80/month after deposit Registration
IT 7/8 YYCDP Jazz 12+ Saturdays 1:15-2:30 pm Must be a current IT 7 ballet student $480.00/year or $38.40/month after deposit Registration

Intensive Training 7/8 B

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training7/8 B 12+ Mondays Ballet: 7:00-8:15 pm Pointe: 8:15-8:45 pm Tuesday Contemp: 5:55-6:55 pm Ballet: 7:00-8:15 pm Pointe: 8:15-8:45 pm Saturdays Ballet:1:20-2:50 pm FT6, IT 7B, passed Cecchetti Grade 3/RAD Grade 4 Exam or equivalent $3,230.00/year or $258.40/month after deposit Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
IT 7/8 B Jazz 12+ Saturdays 3:00-4:00 pm Must be a current IT 7/ 8B student $385.00/year or $30.80/month after deposit Registration

Intensive Training 9

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training 9 13+ Tuesday Ballet: 4:30-6:00 pm Pointe: 6:00-6:30pm Workshop:6:40-7:40 pm Wednesdays Contemp: 5:40-6:40 pm Ballet: 6:45-8:15 pm Pointe: 8:15-8:45 pm Saturday Ballet: 9:00-10:30 pm Pointe:10:30 - 11:00 am IT 8, passed Cecchetti Grade 5/RAD Inter Foundation Exam or equivalent $3,955.00/year or $316.40/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
IT 9 Enrichment Ballet 13+ Mondays 4:15-5:45 pm Must be a current IT 9 ballet student $1,050.00/year or $84.00/month after deposit Registration
IT 9 Pointe 13+ Mondays 5:45-6:15 pm Must be a current IT 9 ballet student $360.00/year or $28.80/month after deposit Registration
IT 9 Progressive Ballet Technique 13+ Fridays 4:15 - 5:30 pm Must be a current IT 9 ballet student $480.00/year or $38.40/month after deposit Registration
IT 9+ YYCDP Jazz 13+ Fridays 5:40 - 6:55 pm Must be a current IT 9 ballet student $480.00/year or $38.40/month after deposit Registration

Intensive Training 10

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training 10 13+ Mondays Ballet: 4:15-5:45 pm Pointe: 5:45-6:15 pm Wrksp: 6:20-7:35 pm Tuesdays Ballet: 5:45-7:15 pm Pointe: 7:15-7:45 pm Contemp: 7:50-8:50 pm Thursdays Ballet: 4:00-5:30 pm Pointe: 5:30-6:00 pm IT 9, passed Cecchetti Grade 6/RAD Inter Foundation Exam or equivalent $3,955.00/year or $316.40/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
IT 10 Ballet Enrichment 13+ Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm Must be a current IT 10 ballet student $1,050.00/year or $84.00/month after deposit Registration
IT 10 Pointe 13+ Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:30 pm Must be a current IT 10 enrichment or progressive tech student $360.00/year or $28.80/month after deposit Registration
IT 10 Progressive Ballet Technique 13+ Fridays 4:15 - 5:30 pm Must be a current IT 10 ballet student $480.00/year or $38.40/month after deposit Registration
IT 10 YYCDP Jazz 13+ Fridays 5:40 - 6:55 pm Must be a current IT 10 ballet student $480.00/year or $38.40/month after deposit Registration

Intensive Training 11

September 2021 - June 2022

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training 11 14+ Mondays Ballet: 3:40-5:10 pm Pointe: 5:10-5:40 pm Wrksp: 6:20-7:35 pm Tuesdays Ballet: 3:40-5:10 pm Pointe: 5:10-5:40 pm Wednesdays Ballet: 3:30-5:00 pm Pointe: 5:00-5:30 pm Thursdays Ballet: 3:40-5:10 pm Pointe: 5:10-5:40 pm Contemp:5:45-7:00 pm IT 10, passed Cecchetti/RAD Intermediate Exam or equivalent $4,160.00/year or $332.80/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
IT 11 Progressive Ballet Technique 14+ Fridays 4:15 - 5:30 pm Must be a current IT 11 ballet student $480.00/year or $38.40/month after deposit Registration
IT 11 YYCDP Jazz 14+ Fridays 5:40 - 6:55 pm Must be a current IT 11 ballet student $480.00/year or $38.40/month after deposit Registration

Intensive Training 12

September 2021 - June 2020

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Intensive Training 12 15+ Mondays Ballet: 3:40-5:10 pm Pointe: 5:10-5:40 pm Wrksp: 6:20-7:35 pm Tuesdays Ballet: 3:40-5:10 pm Pointe: 5:10-5:40 pm Wednesdays Ballet: 3:30-5:00 pm Pointe: 5:00-5:30 pm Thursdays Ballet: 3:40-5:10 pm Pointe: 5:10-5:40 pm Contemp: 5:45-7:00 pm IT 11, passed Cecchetti/RAD Advanced 1 Exam or equivalent $4,160.00/year or $332.80/month after deposit. Registration
Optional Classes Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
IT 12 Progressive Ballet Technique 15+ Fridays 4:15 - 5:30 pm Must be a current IT 12 ballet student $480.00/year or $38.40/month after deposit Registration
IT 12 YYCDP Jazz 15+ Fridays 5:40 - 6:55 pm Must be a current IT 12 ballet student $480.00/year or $38.40/month after deposit Registration

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