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Superior Cycle
Superior Cycle

Superior Cycle

In Quebec, L’École supérieure is the only institution authorized to offer high-level professional training in classical dance, in partnership with Cégep du Vieux Montréal since 1979.

On average, students do 30 hours of dance per week.

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

The student has the possibility to choose the dance-only curriculum, which consists exclusively of professional training in ballet. He or she is then following correspondence courses.


Candidates of all levels can audition. However, the later a student enters the program, the stricter the technical requirements. For girls, mastering the pointe technique is essential.

Candidates must audition according to their current academic grade level.

Preselection by Video
  • Deadline: Sunday, 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


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 $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.


" This is to all those who, in any way, played a part in the great pleasure I experienced in being hired by the Nederlands Dans Theater 2, in short, to the entire staff of L’École supérieure.

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