WELCOME TO RECREATION DANCE!
Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s community-based Recreation Dance program offers exceptional ballet and dance classes for everyone. Our professional instructors from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and the Quinte Region are dedicated to providing excellence in training without compromising the fun. Regardless of age, skill or experience, all are welcome to embrace the joy of dance!
A number of our Recreation Division’s Ballet program graduates have successfully streamed into QBSC’s Professional Division, and have gone on to realize active careers in the dance world.
QBSC’s recreation division offers a diverse selection of dance training, from beginner to advanced, for young people to adults in dance forms including:
- Contemporary Jazz
- Hip Hop
- Junior Dance
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE (RAD)
Quinte Ballet School of Canada is pleased to offer the option of Royal Academy of Dance certification from primary to advanced ballet levels. All students within the ballet program receive this training, however the examination process is optional.
Students choosing to enter into the RAD stream must register for both weekly classes within their level (i.e. Tuesday and Thursday classes) for both terms, and be diligent in their attendance in order to qualify for the examination process. Certified RAD test instructors rate students on technique, musicality and performance. Examinations are held at QBSC at the end of the winter/spring term (term 2).
Students who pass their exam receive a results form, level-attained certificate and either a bronze, silver or gold medal.
QBSC enjoys a cooperative relationship with the International Student Program (ISP). Professional recruiters from the Quinte area travel internationally to actively promote both the QBSC Professional (Audition required) and Recreation programs to high school students who are interested in continuing their academic and dance training at CSS/QBSC. International students from all areas of the globe have trained at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada, including Japan, Germany, Britain, Australia, South America, Mexico, USA and Europe.
Recreation division students are housed through the International Student Program. No audition is required to enter into recreation dance classes.
At the end of term 2, the students of the Recreation Division look forward to their year-end performance! Presented in Centennial Secondary School for the Arts’ excellent theatre auditorium, this annual event is full of magic, lights and the achievements of our students. All levels with the exception of weeDance and adult classes participate, with over 20 newly choreographed works created by their dance instructor.
The title Assemblé was chosen by Artistic Director Catherine Taylor because “it is a dance term that implies ‘to bring the feet and legs together.’ It represents all the work that the students have accomplished with their teachers to bring their dances together; to bring all of us together to watch and enjoy!”
Assemblé 2018 will take place in early June, in a matinee performance at Centennial Secondary School’s theatre auditorium. Visit the EVENTS page for more information.