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Intermediate Cycle
Intermediate Cycle

Intermediate Cycle

From grade 7, the student embarks on a dance-study path.

Dance training in the morning includes the following classes:

  • Ballet
  • Pointes or boys’ technique
  • Character dance
  • Contemporary dance
  • Physical training
  • Classical, neo-classical and contemporary repertoire

While most of the courses are conducted in French, many teachers also speak another language, such as English, Spanish and Russian.

In the official curriculum, the academic training, in the afternoon, is offered by the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie.

Learn more about the Pensionnat

The student enrolled in the dance-only curriculum, which consists exclusively of professional training in ballet, has the possibility of taking correspondence courses.


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.

Preselection by Video
  • Deadline: January 22, 2024
Finale Selection in Montreal
  • Sunday, January 28, 2024
  • No latecomers

Parents will not be allowed to watch the audition. The results are communicated later.

Selection criteria

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

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

The parents of candidate selected by the jury and chose after the Summer intensive, have to communicate with the admission of our school partner, the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie.


1. Prepare two photos
  1. A portrait
  2. A full-length photo, tendu à la seconde (facing front)
2. Fill out the form
Registration Form
3. Make a payment of $45

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 1 to August 2, 2024

All successful applicants to the auditions who intend to enter the Intermediate, Advanced or Superior cycles in 2024-2025 must attend the entire summer intensive program, which is a decisive step in the admission process. The Summer Intensive is the decisive step in the admission process. As students experience the daily training they would receive at L’École supérieure, they are subjected to an in-depth artistic, technical and biomechanical evaluation. At the end of the summer intensive program, they can be admitted for the school year or invited to apply again the following year.

For more information, please contact Mr. Youri de Wilde, Manager - Registrar’s office and Student.
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