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Dancing In Post Secondary

Are you about to graduate high school but still want to continue dance in post-secondary? Then look no further, we have a list of institutions that have dance programs! Whether its recreation, competitive, pre-professional or academic we have you covered. We know you love dance as much as we do and we want to help keep you dancing.

1. Ontario University/College Competitive Dance Teams
2. Ontario University/College Academic Dance Programs
3. Ontario University Recreation Dance
4. Pre-Professional Dance Programs in Canada (Ballet Focus)

Ontario University/College Competitive Dance Teams:





Want to head to post secondary for dance? Yes that's a thing! Here are the schools that offer post secondary dance programs. 

Ontario University Recreation Dance Programs

Pre-Professional Dance Programs (Ballet Focus)
1. National Ballet of Canada
a. Teacher Training Programs:
i. One year certificate-
ii. 3 year diploma-
iii. 5 year joint diploma/degree-

b. Professional Dancers’ Programs ( )
i. One year certificate
ii. 2 year diploma

2. Quinte Ballet School of Canada
a. Professional Training Program- September to July

3. Royal Winnipeg Ballet
a. Aspirant Program
i. Full Time, 2 year post-secondary training program (transitioning from student to professional)

b. Teacher Training Program
i. 3 year post-secondary program
c. Professional Division Summer Session

4. Alberta Ballet
a. Post-graduate program
i. 2 year program (pre-professional) before auditioning for professional dance companies
b. Trainee Program
i. 1 year program to train further for professional careers
c. Teacher Training Program
i. Obtain their teaching accreditation through Cecchetti Canada


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