Les Petits Ballets pre-professional ballet school was founded in 1976 in response to a need to establish a performing company in Nepean. With the opening of Centrepointe Theater, the school has a showcase for two major productions at Centrepointe each year. Selected students dance at various locations and times throughout the year.

Our students are selected through auditions and are expected to maintain a high caliber of commitment and dedication.

Auditions for places in the pre-professional school are held each year in June, or by appointment throughout the year. For additional information, please call 613-321-3205.

Classes leading to the Society of Russian Ballet examinations are part of the program. Les Petits Ballets follows the Vaganova syllabus.

Syllabus Classes

Ballet Syllabus Teaching Method:

Les Petits Ballets follows the philosophy that it is very damaging to set a certain age for a certain level in any ballet syllabus, as each child is an individual whose ability can vary greatly from that of their peers.

All students are graded by mental and physical ability, NOT by their age.

Class Levels

Awareness of the feet and body co-ordination through carefully structured exercises to stretch, strengthen and maintain maximum flexibility. They learn ballet technique and terminology in form, and develop knowledge of, and a feeling for music, drama and self-discipline.

Elementary/ Intermediate / Advanced:
Consists of stretching and warming up. Carefully structured ballet exercises at the barre and in the center. They will learn the meaning of French terms, the reason for the various exercises, and the importance of correct posture.

As studentís progress through Elementary levels, they become eligible to audition for the various professional schools, e.g., The National Ballet School, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Quinte Ballet School.

It is because of our high level of teaching some of our students have been accepted to these schools. Our students have also been accepted to dance programs at universities and colleges programs.

Extended Syllabus and Pointe Classes:
The extended syllabus and pointe classes are open to serious students to improve their strength or technique.

Repertory (Performance):
Selected students become part of Les Petits Ballets' performing company. Each year the performing company stages two major productions at Centrepointe Theatre.

Pre-professional Key Information for 2015/2016

First day of classesTuesday, September 8, 2015
Classes end for Winter BreakSaturday, December 19, 2015
Classes resumeMonday, January 4, 2016
Classes endMonday, June 13, 2016
RepertorySaturday, September 26, 2015 - Saturday, December 19, 2015
Group RehearsalsNov. 14, 21 & 28, 2015
April 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2016
First day of Jazz/Modern classesweek of September 14, 2015
Jazz/Modern classes end for Winter breakweek of November 16, 2015
Jazz/Modern classes resumeweek of January 4, 2016
Jazz/Modern classes endweek of March 7, 2016
No classesOctober 12, 2015 (Thanksgiving)
Week of November 30, 2015 (Elem.2 and up)
February 15, 2016 (Family Day)
March 14-20, 2016 (March break)
March 25, 2016 (Good Friday)
March 28, 2016 (Easter Monday)
May 23, 2016 (Victoria Day)
Week of May 2, 2016 (Elem.1 and up)
Ballet examsApril 2 & 3, 2016
Centrepointe Theatre Rehearsalsweek of November 30, 2015
week of May 2, 2016
Centrepointe Theatre PerformancesSchool performances: Dec.4, 2015 & May 6, 2016 (12:30 pm)
Girl Guide performance: Dec.4, 2015 (7:00 pm)
Public performances: Dec.5, 2015 & May 7, 2016 (1:00 & 7:00 pm)

Dress Code

Ballet: (Girls)

All Les Petits Ballets classes should qualify for the Fitness Tax Credit. These will be issued at the end of the session. To request a duplicate Fitness Tax Credit receipt, please complete and submit the following form: Duplicate tax receipt refund form.pdf. A fee of $15 will be charged to issue a duplicate Fitness Tax Receipt.

Withdrawals / Refunds:

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

Prior to Dec 31 refunds will be as follows:

Click Here to view and print a Withdrawal / Refund Form.

The Les Petits Ballets Code of Conduct can be downloaded here.