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.

*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.

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 ans 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 Exam Ballet Classes

Students in the Foundation or Intensive Training Program Levels 3 and up have the option of enrolling in a corresponding exam class. Exam programming offers students an additional ballet class each week where students will further develop and refine the details of classical technique and artistry. This program allows students to progress at a faster rate and accomplish a superior understanding of the art of ballet. Students who are interested in being assessed for examinations in the Cecchetti or Royal Academy of Dance methods are required to enroll in the corresponding exam class.

2019-2020 Full Year Foundation+ Intensive Programs - Edmonton

September 2019 - June 2020

Level Age Schedule Prerequisite Price Registration
Foundation Training 1 (formerly IT1) 6 - 7 Mondays: Ballet: 4:30-5:30 pm Saturdays: Ballet: 11:45 am-12:45 pm none $1,455.00 or $116.00/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional FT 1 Contemporary Mondays: 5:45-6:45 pm Must be a current FT 1 student $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
Optional FT 1 Jazz Saturdays: 1:00-2:00 pm Must be a current FT 1 student $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
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Foundation Training 2 (formerly IT 2) 7 - 8 Mondays: Ballet: 4:30-5:30 pm Contemp: 5:45 - 6:45 pm Saturdays: Ballet: 11:45am-12:45 pm Foundation Training 1/ Primary RAD or equivalent $2,020.00 or $161.00/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional FT 2 Jazz Saturdays: 1:00-2:00 pm Must be a current FT 2 student $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
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Foundation Training 3 (formerly IT3) 8 - 9 Mondays: Contemp: 5:45-6:45 pm Ballet: 7:00-8:00 pm Saturdays: Ballet: 9:00-10:00 am Foundation Training 2, passed Cecchetti Primary/RAD Grade 1 Exam or equivalent $2,020.00 or $161.00/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional FT 3 Jazz Saturdays: 10:30-11:30 am Must be a current FT 3 studen $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
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Foundation Training 4 (formerly IT 4) 9 - 10 Wednesdays: Ballet: 4:15-5:30 pm Contemp: 5:45-6:45 pm Saturdays: Ballet: 9:00-10:15 am Foundation Training 3, passed Cecchetti Standard/RAD Grade 2 Exam or equivalent $2,065.00 or $165.20/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional FT 4 Jazz Saturdays: 10:30-11:30 am Must be a current FT 4 student $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
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Foundation Training 5 (formerly IT 5) at least 10 Wednesdays: Contemp: 5:45-6:45 pm Ballet: 7:00-8:30 pm Saturdays: Ballet: 10:15-11:45 am Foundation Training 4, passed Cecchetti Standard 2/RAD Grade 3 exam or equivalent $2,190.00 or $181.20/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional FT 5 Jazz Saturdays: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm Must be a current FT 5 studen $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
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Foundation Training 6 (formerly IT 6) At least 11 Wednesdays: Contemp: 4:15-5:15 pm Ballet: 5:30-7:00 pm Pointe: 7:30-8:00 pm Saturdays: Ballet: 10:00-11:30 am Foundation Training 5, passed Cecchetti Grade 2/RAD Grade 3 exam or equivalent $2,475.00 or $198.00/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional FT 6 Jazz Saturdays: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm Must be a current FT 6 student $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
Optional FT 6 Ballet Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 pm Must be a current FT 6 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
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Intensive Training (IT) 7 At least 12 Wednesdays: Contemp: 4:15-5:15 pm Ballet: 6:00-7:30 pm Thursdays: Ballet: 6:30-8:00 pm Pointe: 8:00-8:30 pm Saturdays: Ballet: 12:15-1:45 pm Pointe: 2:00-2:30 pm Foundation Training 6, passed Cecchetti Grade 3/RAD Grade 4 exam or equivalent $3,385.00 or $270.80/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional IT 7 Jazz Mondays: 5:15-6:30 pm Must be a current IT 7 student $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
Optional IT 7 Ballet Tuesdays: 4:45-6:15pm Must be a current IT 7 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
Optional IT 7 Workshop Tuesday 7:15-8:15 pm Must be a current IT 7 student $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
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Intensive Training (IT) 8 12+ Mondays: Ballet: 6:45-8:15 pm Tuesdays: Ballet: 4:45-6:15 pm Pointe: 6:30-7:00 pm Workshop: 7:15-8:15 pm Thursdays: Ballet: 4:15-5:45 pm Pointe: 6:00-6:30 pm Contemp: 6:45-7:45 pm Intensive Training 7, passed Cecchetti Grade 4/RAD Grade 5 exam or equivalent $3,680.00 or $264.40/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional IT 8 Jazz Mondays: 5:15-6:30 pm Must be a current IT 8 student $375.00 or $30.00/month Registration
Optional IT 8 Ballet Wednesdays: 6:00-7:30 pm Must be a current IT 8 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
Optional IT 8 Ballet Saturdays: 12:15-1:45 pm Must be a current IT 8 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
Optional IT 8 Pointe Saturdays: 2:00-2:30 pm Must be a current IT 8 student $350.00 or $28.00/month Registration
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Intensive Training (IT) 9 13+ Mondays: Ballet: 4:15-5:45 pm Pointe: 6:00-6:30 pm Tuesdays: Ballet: 4:45-6:15 pm Pointe: 6:30-7:00 pm Workshop: 7:15-8:15 pm Thursdays: Ballet 4:15-5:45 pm Pointe: 6:00-6:30 pm Contemp.: 6:45-7:45 pm Intensive Training 8, passed Cecchetti Grade 5/RAD Inter Foundation exam or equivalent $3,880.00 or $310.40/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional IT 9 Jazz Mondays: 6:45-8:00 pm Must be a current IT 9 student $470.00 or $37.60/month Registration
Optional IT 9 Ballet Wednesdays: 6:00-7:30 pm Must be a current IT 9 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
Optional IT 9 Ballet Saturdays: 12:15-1:45 pm Must be a current IT 9 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
Optional IT 9 Pointe Saturdays: 2:00-2:30 pm Must be a current IT 9 student $350.00 or $28.00/month Registration
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Intensive Training (IT) 10 13+ Mondays: Ballet: 4:15-5:45 pm Pointe: 6:00-6:30 pm Tuesdays: Ballet: 4:45-6:15 pm Pointe: 6:30-7:00 pm Workshop: 7:15-8:15 pm Thursdays: Ballet: 4:15-5:45 pm Pointe: 6:00-6:30 pm Contemp: 6:45-7:45 pm Intensive Training 9, passed Cecchetti Grade 6/RAD Inter Foundation exam or equivalent $3,880.00 or $310.40/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional IT 10 Jazz Mondays: 6:45-8:00 pm Must be a current IT 10 student $470.00 or $37.60/month Registration
Optional IT 10 Ballet Wednesdays: 4:00-5:30 pm Must be a current IT 10 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
Optional IT 10 Ballet Fridays: 4:00-5:30 pm Must be a current IT 10 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
Optional IT 10 Pointe Wednesdays: 5:30-6:00 pm Must be a current IT 10 student $350.00 or $28.00/month Registration
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Intensive Training (IT) 11 14+ Tuesdays: Ballet: 4:00-5:30 pm Pointe: 5:45-6:30 pm Wednesdays: Ballet: 4:00-5:30 pm Pointe: 5:30-6:00 pm Contemp: 6:45-8:00 pm Thursdays: Ballet: 4:00-5:30 pm Pointe: 5:45-6:45 pm Fridays: Ballet: 4:00-5:30 pm Workshop: 5:45-6:45 pm Intensive Training 10, passed an Cecchetti/RAD Intermediate exam or equivalent $4,080.00 or $326.40/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional IT 11 Jazz Mondays: 6:45-8:00 pm Must be a current IT 11 student $470.00 or $37.60/month Registration
Optional IT 11 Ballet Mondays: 4:15-5:45 pm Must be a current IT 11 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
Optional IT 11 Pointe Mondays: 6:00-6:30 pm Must be a current IT 11 student $350.00 or $28.00/month Registration
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Intensive Training (IT) 12 15+ Tuesdays: Ballet: 4:00-5:30 pm Pointe: 5:45-6:30 pm Wednesdays: Ballet: 4:00-5:30 pm Pointe: 5:30-6:00 pm Contemp: 6:45-8:00 pm Thursdays: Ballet: 4:00-5:30 pm Pointe: 5:45-6:45 pm Fridays: Ballet: 4:00-5:30 pm Workshop: 5:45-6:45 pm Intensive Training 11, passed an Cecchetti/RAD Advanced 1 exam or equivalent $4,080.00 or $326.40/month (includes Production Fee) Registration
Optional IT12 Jazz Mondays: 6:45-8:00 pm Must be a current IT 12 student $470.00 or $37.60/month Registration
Optional IT12 Ballet Mondays 4:15-5:45 pm Must be a current IT 12 student $1,030.00 or $82.40/month Registration
Optional IT 12 Pointe Mondays 6:00-6:30 pm Must be a current IT 12 student $350.00 or $28.00/month Registration
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