The half-day pre-professional dance program, the Canadian International Dance Academy, is a specialty program available to students from grades 6 through 12. The program offers 25 hours per week of pre-professional dance training aligned with the School’s academic program.
The program offers intensive training in two dance fields: classical ballet and dancesport. The classical ballet program includes pointe work, repertoire, partnering, contemporary and composition/creative dance. The dancesport program will develop the students in both Latin and Standard dances. The program combines technique, artistry and musicality alongside a theoretical approach to dance. Students will complete examinations and medal tests with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and the Canadian DanceSport Federation (CDF).