The Faces of the Recreation Division

Blythe Graziano

Recreation Division Dance Coordinator 

Teresa Allen

Recreation Division Admin & Production Coordinator

Growing up in Victoria B.C. Blythe has been immersed in the world of dance from the time she was born.  Having trained with Maureen Eastick at Pacific Dance Centre she established her ballet technique while exploring other forms of dance such as tap with Sherri Black and modern with Linda Raino, among many others.   Eventually this led her to programs such as Peggy Baker’s Summer Dance Program and the Toronto Dance Theatre.  After making the difficult decision not to pursue a career in dance Blythe turned her attention to raising her young family.  It was then that she discovered yoga, and soon found herself dedicated to the practice of Ashtanga.  Under the guidance of David Gellineau at Beach Yoga Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Blythe completed her teachers training and soon began to teach there.  Over the following decade it was here that she developed her own style of teaching, bringing her acute body awareness that she learned through her intense ballet  training to the practice of yoga by focusing on the alignment of the body.  When her daughter began to dance at Quinte Ballet School, she felt inspired and ready to return to her roots of ballet and to be a part of QBSC’s teaching team and RAD program. She is excited to fuse the intuitive alignment and breath control of yoga with the artistry and physicality of ballet.

Teresa is a graduate of the Theatre and Performance program at the University of Waterloo. Teresa’s main area of study was stage management, which ultimately led her to stage manage her first show with QBSC in 2018. Since then, Teresa has been working with the Recreation Division, and Professional Training Program yearly performances, as well as being the Recreation Coordinator. In her spare time, Teresa studies voice with Michael Faulkner, and performs in the local music festivals.  Teresa enjoys greeting all the families and getting people involved in dance with QBSC!

 

 

 

WELCOME TO RECREATION DANCE!

CONTACT recreation@quinteballetschool.com

613-962-9274 ext. 23

Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s community-based Recreation Dance program offers exceptional ballet and dance classes for everyone.  Our professional instructors from Toronto, 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!

We have made big changes to ensure all of our students, teachers, pianists, staff and visitors stay safe when in QBSC facilities. Below is a link to the steps that QBSC is taking so we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our building.

Visit our COVID-19 Information page to view our policies!


QBSC’s recreation division offers a diverse selection of dance training, from beginner to advanced, for young people to adults in dance forms including:

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Contemporary *NEW*
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • Adult Ballet
  • Adult Barre
  • Adult Modern
  • Adult Tap


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 Ballet level 3.  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 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 during the winter term (Term 2).

Students who pass their exam receive a results form, level-attained certificate and either a bronze, silver or gold medal.

RAD SYNOPSIS


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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, Bermuda, USA and Europe.

Recreation division students are housed through the International Student Program.  No audition is required to enter into recreation dance classes.