CITADEL DANCE PROGRAM

ABOUT

The Citadel Dance Program (CDP) is a series of weekly dance classes for young people, run by a professional dance company in professional dance studios at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Our mandate is accessibility, inclusiveness and excellence. We welcome young people with extensive as well as no background in dance, and ensure that their experience and training takes them to new levels.

Full scholarships are available for students who live in Regent Park and subsidized rates are available for low-income families. Contact us to talk about either of these options.

The 2018/19 Citadel Dance Program year includes a variety of ballet opportunities. If you or your child are interested in hip hop, or contemporary dance classes, please let us know. With 4-5 interested students, we may be able to add a class to our schedule.

A $25 administration fee is charged on top of regular class fees, once per year. Questions? Reach us at cdp@citadelcie.com  or 416.364.8011 x5

Download the registration form here.

IMPORTANT DATES

TERM 1 2018/19
September 22, 2018-January 26, 2019

TERM 2
February 2-May 25, 2019

FAMILY & PUBLIC VIEWINGS
Winter concert: December 15, 2018
Spring recital: May 25, 2019

BREAKS & HOLIDAYS
Winter Holidays: Last class December 15 – first class after holidays: January 12, 2019
March Break: week of March 11, 2019

*The Citadel Dance Program continues through long weekends

Classes:
SATURDAY
9-9:30am Ballet 3-4 yrs (beginner) 

9:30-10:10am Ballet 5-7 yrs (primary) 

10:15-11:10 Ballet 8-10 yrs (Level I) 

11:15am-12:30pm Ballet 11-14 yrs (Level II)

12:30-1:15pm Pointe Class 

Note: all ballet classes are ABT (American Ballet Theatre)

Dates and times subject to change

LOCATION

Jean Soper Studio 304 Parliament Street (Parliament/Dundas) Toronto ON M5A 3A4

YOUR EXCEPTIONAL INSTRUCTOR

 Ms. Portia Sophia Wade

Ms. Wade has 20 years of teaching experience. Her training includes Canada’s National Ballet School Teacher Training Program and Royal Academy of Dance Certificate. Ms. Wade is an American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the National Training Curriculum. She has been on staff at University of Toronto Hart House since 1998 and has been teaching ballet as far away as Nairobi, Kenya in 2005. Ms. Wade has lived most of her life in Toronto, training dancers throughout the city at schools such as Interplay School of Dance, Havergal College, and Randolph School for the Performing Arts. In 2008, Ms. Wade founded Urban Ballerina, a private coaching company where she is Artistic Director (www.urbanballerina.ca).

REGISTRATION AND QUESTIONS

Registration is open. Register now and secure your spot in a class.


 

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE 

The Citadel Dance Program is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Ms. Portia Sophia Wade, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

THIS PROGRAM BENEFITS FROM GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:

 


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Contact cdp@citadelcie.com, or 416.364.8011