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.
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.
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.
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 classes||Tuesday, September 3, 2013|
|Classes end for Winter Break||Friday, December 20, 2013|
|Classes resume||Monday, January 6, 2014|
|Classes end||Monday, June 9, 2014|
|Repertory starts||Saturday, September 28, 2013|
|Group Rehearsals||Nov.9, 16, 23 & 30, 2013|
March 29, April 12, 26 & May 3, 2014
|First day of Jazz/Modern classes||week of September 9, 2013|
|Jazz/Modern classes end for Winter break||week of November 11, 2013|
|Jazz/Modern classes resume||week of January 6, 2014|
|Jazz/Modern classes end||week of March 3, 2014|
|No classes||October 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 exams||April 2014|
|Centrepointe Theatre Rehearsals||week of December 2, 2013|
week of May 5, 2014
|Centrepointe Theatre Performances||School 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)
- Plain black leotard
- Sleeveless Preparatory 1 to Elementary 7
- Spaghetti straps Intermediate and Advanced
- Nude Capezio "Overs & Unders" repertory students only
- "Ballet pink" tights without seams (no cut-offs or socks)
- Pink ballet shoes with elastic
- Pointe shoes are purchased in consultation with Eva
- Sweatshirts, T-shirts and shorts are not permitted
- White T-shirt
- Black tights
- Black ballet shoes with elastic
- must be placed high in a bun
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 Here to view and print a Withdrawal / Refund Form.
The Les Petits Ballets Code of Conduct can be downloaded here.