Pre-professional Program


Les Petits Ballets offers classical ballet training from beginner to advanced levels based on the Russian (Vaganova) method. Students are accepted through auditions and are expected to maintain a high caliber of commitment and dedication.

Society of Russian Ballet examinations are part of the pre-professional program. Please visit for more information.

Les Petits Ballets is a non-competitive ballet school and does not participate in competitions. Students from the pre-professional program are eligible to join Les Petits Ballets' Performing Company.

Students from this program have been accepted into professional dance schools as well as university and college dance programs.


Students are selected by audition to the pre-professional program. Group assessment classes for children, age six and above are scheduled annually in June. We evaluate and place students in the appropriate level based on age and ability.

For more information please call 613-321-3205.

Pre-professional Key Dates for 2016/2017

First day of classes Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Classes end for Winter Break Friday, December 23, 2016
Classes resume Monday, January 9, 2017
Classes end Monday, June 12, 2017
Repertory Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Friday, May 6, 2017
Holiday Break: December 23, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Group Rehearsals Nov. 12, 19 & 26, 2016
April 8, 22, 29 & May 6, 2017
First day of Jazz/Modern classes Week of September 12, 2016
Jazz/Modern classes end for Winter break    Week of November 14, 2016
Jazz/Modern classes resume Week of January 9, 2017
Jazz/Modern classes end Week of March 6, 2017
No classes October 10, 2016 (Thanksgiving)
Week of November 28, 2016 (Elem.2 and up)
February 20, 2017 (Family Day)
March 13-19, 2017 (March break)
April 14, 2017 (Good Friday)
April 17, 2017 (Easter Monday)
May 22, 2017 (Victoria Day)
Week of May 8, 2017 (Elem.1 and up)
Ballet exams April 1 & 2, 2017
Centrepointe Theatre Rehearsals Week of November 28, 2016
Week of May 8, 2017
Centrepointe Theatre Performances School performances: December 2, 2016 & May 12, 2017 (12:30 pm)
Girl Guide performance: December 2, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Public performances: December 3, 2016 & May 13, 2017 (1:00 & 7:00 pm)

Dress Code

Ballet: (Girls)

  • Plain black leotard; Sleeveless (tank style): Preparatory 1 to Elementary 4/5. Spaghetti straps: Elementary 6/7, Intermediate/Advanced
  • Nude-coloured Capezio "Overs & Unders": repertory students only
  • "Ballet pink" tights without seams (no cut-offs or socks)
  • Pink ballet shoes with elastic. Leather for Preparatory 1 - Elementary 4/5. Canvas for Elementary 6/7 - Advanced
  • Pointe shoes are purchased in consultation with Eva
  • Sweatshirts, T-shirts and shorts are not permitted
  • Hair must be placed high in a bun. No bangs or loose hair.

All Les Petits Ballets classes should qualify for the Fitness Tax Credit. These will be issued in February. To request a duplicate Fitness Tax Credit receipt, please complete and submit the following form. A fee of $15 will be charged to issue a duplicate Fitness Tax Receipt.

The Les Petits Ballets Code of Conduct can be viewed below.

Withdrawals / Refunds:

No refunds after December 31st except for medical reasons or family transfer.

Prior to Dec 31 refunds will be as follows:

  • Prior to Oct 15: 75% of total fees
  • Oct 16 to Nov 30: 50% of total fees
  • Dec 1 to Dec 31: 40% of total fees

Click Below to view and print the withdrawal form.