Grounded in classical ballet technique, the Professional Training Program (PTP) provides innovative and versatile training to develop focus, discipline, and creativity through instruction from an accredited teaching faculty, many of whom have a professional stage career. Students are exposed to a diversity of dance styles and educated in the interpretation of music and choreography. Students are nurtured in their goals within QBSC’s supportive environment.
Students are required to take the full program appropriate for their level. The program is comprised of three semesters annually:
Semester 1: September -January 31
Semester 2: February 1-June 12
Semester 3: July Summer Dance Intensive
The curriculum includes the following:
- Ballet Technique
- Pointe Work
- Classical Repertoire
- Hip Hop
- Repertoire and new creations
- As part of the students’ education, field trips to see live performances are planned.
Throughout the year, QBSC Students are busy with opportunities to perform in a variety of settings. This is a very important part of a student’s education, from the initial learning of the work, through the rehearsal process, into the on-stage technical phase to finally the full performance in front of an audience. Throughout this 4-part process, they learn a broad spectrum of repertoire and choreographic styles.
December Holiday Presentation
A highlight of the year comes when QBSC mounts its December production, featuring excerpts from The Nutcracker. This performance takes place in Belleville at Centennial Secondary School’s Theatre Auditorium and is an annual community event.
Spring Showcase is always an exciting time for the students as they have the opportunity to work with both choreographers and teachers on a mixed program of various repertoire and new choreography. These popular performances showcase the professional students as the culmination of their year’s work comes to fruition. This performance takes place in Belleville at Centennial Secondary School’s Theatre Auditorium and is an annual community event.
Summer Dance Intensive Demonstration
On the last day of the Summer Dance Intensive, families of the students are invited to the in-studio SDI demonstration, giving students the opportunity to show their class work and repertoire. The demonstration takes place in QBSC’s performance studio and is for families only.
Summer Dance Intensive demo rehearsal- July 2016
Each year Quinte Ballet School of Canada students may perform at a variety of indoor and outdoor community events, further helping to promote awareness of dance within the Quinte area.
To request a performance, CONTACT the Artistic Director
STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM
QBSC strongly believes in the importance of a healthy mind and body in the production of a successful dancer. To this end, students have access to a broad range of medical and health professionals within the Quinte community and through QBSC’s association with Quinte Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Specialists including general practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists and massage therapists. It is the responsibility of students and their parents to supply health care professionals with any extended health insurance coverage and provincial coverage information, and to make payment arrangements.