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 2013/2014

First day of classesTuesday, September 3, 2013
Classes end for Winter BreakFriday, December 20, 2013
Classes resumeMonday, January 6, 2014
Classes endMonday, June 9, 2014
Repertory startsSaturday, September 28, 2013
Group RehearsalsNov.9, 16, 23 & 30, 2013
March 29, April 12, 26 & May 3, 2014
First day of Jazz/Modern classesweek of September 9, 2013
Jazz/Modern classes end for Winter breakweek of November 11, 2013
Jazz/Modern classes resumeweek of January 6, 2014
Jazz/Modern classes endweek of March 3, 2014
No classesOctober 14, 2013(Thanksgiving)
Week of December 2, 2013(Elem.2 and up)
February 17, 2014(Family Day)
March 10-15, 2014(March break)
April 18, 2014(Good Friday)
April 21, 2014(Easter Monday)
May 19, 2014(Victoria Day)
Week of May 5, 2014 (Elem.1 and up)
Ballet examsApril 2014
Centrepointe Theatre Rehearsalsweek of December 2, 2013
week of May 5, 2014
Centrepointe Theatre PerformancesSchool performances: Dec.6, 2013 & May 9, 2014 (12:30 pm)
Girl Guide performance: Dec.6, 2013 (7:00 pm)
Public performances: Dec.7, 2013 & May 10, 2014 (1:00 & 7:00 pm)

Dress Code

Ballet: (Girls)

Ballet: (Boys)


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.