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Advanced Cycle

Advanced Cycle

In the advanced cycle, the student’s schedule allows him to concentrate exclusively on his studies on Monday and to devote himself entirely to dancing on Saturdays.

The dance training, in the afternoon, includes the following courses:

  • Ballet
  • Pointes or boys'
  • Contemporary dance
  • Physical training
  • Repertoire
  • Choreographic workshop
  • Pas de deux

The student has the possibility to choose the dance-only curriculum, which consists exclusively of professional training in ballet.

While most of the courses are conducted in French, many teachers also speak another language, such as English, Russian and Spanish. The student enrolled in the dance-only curriculum hasthe possibility of taking correspondence courses.

The academic training, in the morning, is offered by the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie.
Learn more about the Pensionnat

Candidates of all levels may audition.

However, the later a student enters the program, the stricter the technical requirements. Candidates must audition according to their current academic grade level.

Audition in Montreal
  • Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • About 2 hours
  • No latecomers

Parents will not be allowed to watch the audition, but are invited to attend an information session.

Selection criteria

Composed of the artistic director and teachers of L’École supérieure, the jury evaluates the following criteria:

  • Coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Musicality
  • Expression
  • Motivation to pursue a career in dance


1. Prepare two photos
  1. A portrait
  2. A full-length photo, 1st arabesque in profile
2. Fill out the form.
Registration Form
3. Make a payment of $40

Credit card or electronic check


  • Dance leotard
  • Pink tights
  • Ballet slippers and pointe shoes
  • Hair bun
  • White T-shirt
  • Black shorts or tights
  • Ballet slippers
Summer Intensive

July 13 to 31, 2020

Candidates selected after the first auditions are required to participate in the entire summer intensive program, which is a decisive step in the admission process. As candidates experience the daily training they would receive at L’École supérieure, they are subjected to an in-depth artistic, technical and biomechanical evaluation. They can be admitted for the school year or invited to apply again the following year. For more information, consult the summer intensive guide.

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