The Pre-Professional Academy prepares students for professional dance careers with training by former professional classical ballet dancers. Students are assisted with preparations to audition for ballet company schools.
For the most serious dance student, the Pre-Professional Academy (PPA) provides highly specialized training in ballet, pointe, variations, repertoire, boys’ virtuosity, pas de deux, dance history, music appreciation, modern theatre dance, musical theatre, and contemporary ballet.
PPA students perform in The Nutcracker and the Annual Performances, as well as community events throughout the year such as collaborations with Calvin Dyck’s Abbotsford Youth Orchestra and Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra.
PPA students have an exceptional opportunity to be trained by an international staff of former professional dancers from such companies as:
- English National Ballet
- Rambert Dance Company
- Orlando Ballet
- Kharkiv National Ballet
- Ballet West
PPA Student Achievements
Every year, our students are accepted into full-time professional training programs at prestigious international institutions including:
- Canada’s National Ballet School
- Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
- Joffrey Ballet School (NYC)
- School of Alberta Ballet
- Randolph Academy of Performing Arts
- Rambert School of Contemporary Dance (London, UK)
Acceptance into the Pre-Professional Academy is by audition, following submission to FVAD of the Pre-Professional Application, which also includes information such as assistance for school selection and information on the commitment required for the program. Minimum FVAD Ballet 7 or RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet or equivalent level is required.
View Our Class Information Sheets for class descriptions, dress codes and payment policies.
View our Rates & Fees for current tuition rates and performance fees.
Junior & Senior Academy Programs
Students wishing to prepare for entry into the Pre-Professional Academy may begin training in the Junior Academy (Ballet 1-3) and Senior Academy (Ballet 4-6) programs.
By enrolling in the recommended set of classes for each level, students may be invited to attend Master Class with Mr. Carney for additional preparation for the Pre-Professional Academy. Upon acceptance into the Master Class, students are enrolled in the Academy Program.
View our Resources page for further information including Class Descriptions, Rates & Fees, Dress Codes.
View our About us page to learn more about our Studio, Teachers, School Policies, and Philosophies on Training.