Tanya Howard Photo Credits

Tanya Howard with the Summer Dance Intensive participants. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

Summer Dance Intensive

Overview

The National Ballet of Canada gives young ballet students the opportunity to learn from professional dancers right in the National Ballet’s studios. Dance students ages 13 to 18, who have an Intermediate or higher level of ballet training, will participate in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Repertoire and Hip Hop classes taught by professional artists from the National Ballet and others. 

Teachers include artists from The National Ballet of Canada and other guest artists. 

 

Photos

Summer Dance Intensive Photo Gallery.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 1

    Shavar Blackwood teaching Hip Hop.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 10

    Jonathan Renna teaching Repertoire.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 11

    Jonathan Renna teaching Repertoire.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 12

    Tanya Howard  teaching Pointe.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 2

    Shavar Blackwood teaching Hip Hop.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 3

    Tanya Howard  teaching Pointe.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 4

    Shavar Blackwood teaching Hip Hop.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 5

    Shavar Blackwood teaching Hip Hop.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 6

    Kate Kernaghan teaching Pilates.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 7

    Shavar Blackwood teaching Hip Hop.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 8

    Shavar Blackwood teaching Hip Hop.

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    Summer Dance Intensive 9

    Jonathan Renna teaching Repertoire.

Date and Time

Dates: July 21 to August 1 (Monday to Friday), 2014
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Fee: $800 per person

Age: 13 to 18, intermediate level of ballet training or higher

Venue: The Walter Carsen Centre for
The National Ballet of Canada
470 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Teachers: Artists of the National Ballet of Canada and other guest teachers.

Register Now > Select "Dance Intensives" from the drop down menu. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at info@national.ballet.ca or 416 345 9595.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Attend? 

The National Ballet of Canada’s Summer Dance Intensive is not considered a pre-professional training program, but a high level recreational program taught by professionals from The National Ballet of Canada and others. We therefore do not have auditions, but emphasize that all participants must have achieved an intermediate level of ballet training or higher.

Where is the Summer Dance Intensive held? 

The Summer Dance Intensive takes place at The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada, 470 Queens Quay West in Toronto. The facility is just west of the downtown core at Queens Quay West and Spadina Avenue.

Please note: due to construction on Queens Quay as well as on lower Spadina, you should expect traffic delays. Please allow yourself plenty of travel time.

Is there parking at The Walter Carsen Centre? 

There is no designated parking for The Walter Carsen Centre where the Summer Dance Intensive is held. There are public parking lots within walking distance of the centre. 

Travelling by TTC? 

From Union Station, take the #509 bus to Spadina Avenue. From Spadina Station, take the #510 streetcar to King and transfer to the #510 shuttle bus to Queens Quay West. Please note: due to construction on Queens Quay as well as on lower Spadina, you should expect traffic delays. Please allow yourself plenty of travel time. For transit information please visit http://www.toronto.ca/ttc/ 

Is there a hotel close by? 

There are several hotels in downtown Toronto that are all about 10 to 20 minutes away by taxi or public transportation. Any travel website that lists a hotel as "downtown" will be fairly close. Dancers who have auditioned with us in the past have recommended The Bond Place Hotel and The Strathcona Hotel as they are less expensive than some of the large chain hotels. The closest major hotels are the Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Regency Toronto and a Super 8. There is also a hostel close by called Global Village Backpackers. Some hotels may not allow youths under 18 to book a hotel room without an adult. Please be sure to confirm with the hotel about their policies.

What should I wear for the classes? 

Please find below a list of appropriate dancewear for the classes:

  • Ballet - pink tights, any coloured body suit and ballet slippers
  • Pointe – pointe shoes or soft ballet slippers
  • Jazz/Contemporary - bodysuit and tights OR shorts, bare feet OR foot undies OR jazz shoes
  • Hip Hop - bodysuit OR tank top OR t-shirt with sweatpants OR lulu lemon pants OR shorts (no tights), sneakers OR jazz sneakers
  • Please wear your hair tied back for all classes
  • Do not wear or bring jewellery

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions at info@national.ballet.ca or 416 345 9595.