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 2019/2020

First day of classes Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Classes end for Winter Break Thursday, December 19, 2019
Classes resume Monday, January 6, 2020
Classes end Monday, June 8, 2020
Repertory Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - November 30, 2019 & Week of January 6-May 2, 2020,
Group Rehearsals Nov. 9, 17, 23 & 30, 2019
No classes October 14, 2019 (Thanksgiving)
October 31, 2019 (Halloween) Elementary 3, 4/5
Week of December 2, 2019
Week of December 3, 2018
February 17, 2020 (Family Day)
March 16-21, 2020 (March break)
April 10-13, 2020 (Easter weekend)
May 18, 2020 (Victoria Day)
Meridian Theatre @ Centrepointe Rehearsals Week of December 2, 2019
Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe Performances School performances: December 6, 2019 (12:00 pm)
Girl Guide performance: December 6, 2019 (7:00 pm)
Public performances: December 7, 2019 (1:00 & 7:00 pm)

Dress Code

Ballet: (Girls)

  • Plain black leotard; Sleeveless (tank style): Preparatory 2 to Elementary 4/5. Spaghetti straps: Elementary 6, 7/8 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 2 - Elementary 6. Canvas for Elementary 7/8 - 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.

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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.