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Junior Cycle
Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

The junior cycle is the first cycle to the professional division in classical dance performance. It emphasizes excellence, a glimpse of self-transcendence and pleasure in movement.

Classes take place after school, starting at 4:30 pm, and Saturdays.

Standard schedule :

Age as of September 30
Hours / weeks
10 years old
4:30 - 7:15 pm
4:30 - 7:15 pm
4:30 - 7:15 pm
9:00 - 12:15 am
11 years old
4:30 - 7:15 pm
4:30 - 7:15 pm
4:30 - 7:15 pm
9:00 - 12:15 am
Courses include among others :
  • Ballet
  • Creation
  • Character dances
  • Physical training

An assessment is conducted each year, the student must meet set objectives and comply with established requirements to be promoted to the next level or to continue on to the intermediate cycle. Otherwise, the student can opt to continue to dance in the recreational division.

Admission for 2024-2025

With or without a background in dance, Junior Cycle candidates are students in grades 5 or 6 in 2024-2025.

Auditions in Montreal
  • Sunday, January 28th, 2024
  • No latecomers.

There will be no on-site registration on the day of the audition.
Parents will not be allowed to watch the audition. The results will be 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


1. Prepare two photos
  1. A portrait
  2. A full-length photo, arms against the body
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 (if applicable)
  • Hair bun
  • White T-shirt
  • Black shorts or tights
  • Ballet slippers
Admission Fees

As soon as admission is confirmed, students must complete their registration at L'École supérieure.

In 2024-2025, annual fees will be as follows:

  • Level 5 and 6 : $3,850

These fees do not include materials and fees associated with some activities that take place during the year.

Summer Intensive

This period allows students to experience daily training at the École supérieure, including classes in physical development, ballet, repertoire and other dance forms (e.g. jazz or hip hop).

The summer session is compulsory for all students in the professional division.

Students registered in Junior 5 and 6 in 2024-2025:
2 weeks - July 1 to July 12, 2024


Miya is always really happy to go to her ballet classes. She feels like it’s the perfect training for her aptitudes (she’s 8 years old).

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For more information, please contact Catherine Lafortune, Junior Cycle Manager.
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