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Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

The junior cycle is the introduction 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.

Level
Age as of September 30
Day
Hours
Hours / weeks
3
8 years old
Tuesday
Thursday
16:30 - 18:30
16:30 - 18:30
4
4
9 years old
Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday
16:30 - 18:30
16:30 - 18:30
9:45 - 12:15
6 1/2
5
10 years old
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
16:30 - 19:00
16:30 - 19:00
16:30 - 19:00
12:30 - 15:30
10 1/2
6
11 years old
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
16:30 - 19:15
16:30 - 19:15
16:30 - 19:15
9:00 - 12:15
11 1/2
Courses include among others :
  • Ballet
  • Creation
  • Dances of the world
  • Physical training

Evaluated 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, he can opt to continue to dance in the recreational division.

Admission

Candidates, with or without a background in dance, must be between 8 and 11 years old by September 30, 2020.

Auditions in Montreal
  • Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Duration: about 2 hours
  • No latecomers

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

Selection criteria

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

  • Coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Musicality
  • Expression

Process

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 $40

Credit card or electronic check

Outfit

Girls
  • Dance leotard
  • Pink tights
  • Ballet slippers and pointe shoes (if applicable)
  • Hair bun
Boys
  • White T-shirt
  • Black shorts or tights
  • Ballet slippers
Summer Intensive

June 29 to July 10, 2020

Two intensive weeks to start training! An open class and short presentations to parents are held on the last day of the summer intensive program.

Candidates selected after the first auditions are required to participate in the entire summer intensive program. For more information, consult the summer intensive guide.

Miya

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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