Senior School & Transitional Trainee
Begin the journey toward Pre-Professional Training, or continue to grow your passion for dance
Canterbury Ballet's Senior School is filled with students who have an epic passion for dance and take their training seriously.
Senior School classes are primarily taught by Senior Faculty who have a proven track record of helping dancers succeed in their dance endeavours. Even if dance is not your chosen career, the Senior School classes offer a supportive and energetic environment which encourages individuality. Canterbury Ballet's Senior Dancers learn advanced technique, explore a range of different styles and have the opportunity to discover who they are as a dancer.
The Transitional Trainee Program is geared towards dancers who are considering taking their training to the next level, but are not yet ready for the Professional Trainee Program.
Students in the Transitional Program are eligible to attend Full-Time classes alongside Professional Trainee students.
Students in this program are able to construct their own timetable to meet their individual needs, while achieving a minimum number of hours to continue to challenge and advance them in their training.
Classes We Offer
ABT Level 4-7 Classical Ballet
The Senior Level classes of the ABT Syllabus are focused on consolidating advanced Classical Ballet technique alongside developing sophisticated artistic qualities.
Both Intermediate and Senior Level Pointe classes are available. These classes focus on extending the technique and ability of students in a safe and encouraging environment, as well as preparing them for audition level classes.
Variations & Repertoire
Variation and Repertoire classes are available to all Senior School students. These classes explore Classical Repertoire which enables students to begin to become familiar with Variations which are performed in major Classical Ballet competitions.
Advanced classes in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics & Musical Theatre are available to all Senior School students. These classes focus on advanced technique and choreography, improvisation, and essential Modern Dance vocabulary.
Stretch & Body Conditioning
Strength, conditioning and stretch are vital aspects of a Senior Dancer's program. These classes incorporate exercises which are targeted specifically toward dancers and are Physiotherapist approved.
Audition/Invitation Only: Senior School students are eligible to be considered for training towards competing in Classical & Modern Dance competition teams and solos.