Dear Parents,   We are now accepting registrations for our after-school programs for the period September 2012-June 2013.  We offer an early registration discount until April 30.  If you make one single payment for the total cost of your child’s program (September 2012 to June 2013) you will get one month for free and you will avoid any price increases. Please come to the office to pick up the registration form or call us if you have any questions.   Thanks, Victoria Ballet Academy   

By | April 2nd, 2012|Academy, camp, Events, School|Comments Off on EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

Photo-Session at Victoria Ballet Academy

This year our Photo-Session will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2012. If you would like to bring your child to be photographed in a beautiful ballet costume provided by the school, please send us an e-mail indicating that you are comming or call us at 905-707-7580. The cost is of $100 for one large portrait and three more pictures in different ballet positions. We will give you the exact time for your private session when you register. Don`t miss this opportunity to have a professional photographer take beautiful pictures of your child! Victoria Ballet Academy

By | March 20th, 2012|Academy, School|Comments Off on Photo-Session at Victoria Ballet Academy

Summer Intensive Ballet Program 2012

Dear Ballet Students, Victoria Ballet Company and International Ballet Academy of Canada would like to invite you to our Summer Intensive Ballet Program that will take place from July 23 till August 10, 2012. During our three week program we will choose, from among the best international students, a few dancers who will be invited to participate in Victoria Ballet Company's staging of the Nutcracker in 2012. If you are chosen you will be invited to come to Canada and participate in the Nutcracker with all the expenses paid by the Company! (Students of Victoria Ballet Academy and Arts and Science Academy of Canada do not participate) For more information about our Summer Intensive Ballet Program 2012 please watch our video invitation on YouTube

By | March 2nd, 2012|Academy, camp, School|Comments Off on Summer Intensive Ballet Program 2012

Thoughts After The Nutcracker

As parents we are always doing what we believe is best for our children. I think that one of the most important things we want for our children is for them to be happy. But what about the “learning” experiences, the values, the discipline we all know are needed to be a complete, mature, and productive human being? A very interesting, and even ambivalent point, is how we want to protect our children from any harm knowing, at the same time, that it is unimaginable for anybody to grow and mature without experiencing at least some hardship. To me, everything requires an effort. The difference between a fruitful effort and a futile one resides on how much we enjoy what we do to achieve what we want. For my daughter, [...]

By | December 24th, 2011|Academy|Comments Off on Thoughts After The Nutcracker

Some facts about The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has been one of the most widely performed ballets in history. It’s first staging took place more than 100 years ago at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, in December of 1892. Alexandre Dumas ―writer of Three Musketeers and The Count of Montecristo, among many other works― adapted the tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A Hoffman. His version: “The tale of the Nutcracker” was the story used by renowned Ballet Master and Choreographer Marious Petipa and his assistant Lev Ivanov for the choreography. The music as it is well known was commissioned to the famous Russian composer Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky by Petipa with whom Tchaikovsky had already worked in Sleeping Beauty. The most popular rendition of the Nutcracker was adapted by Vassily Vainonen, [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|Academy, Events, School|Comments Off on Some facts about The Nutcracker

PA Days in schools: students’ days off

Dear parents! Professional Activity day may be a good news for students because they do not have to go to school, but it can be a problem for parents to make an accomodation  for their children on those days. Arts and Science Academy and its division International Ballet Academy have a lot of experience in accommodating young children during the PA Days. Your child will get additional academic, ballet and social experience and a lot of fun at our school. We offer a day full of meaningful and exciting activities, meals and supervision for your children and a chance to get a glimpse into the life of our school. PA Days during the 2011-2012 academic year are as follows: York Region District Public and Catholic schools: October 24, 2011       November [...]

By | October 13th, 2011|Academy, School|Comments Off on PA Days in schools: students’ days off

Victoria Ballet Academy Students Enjoy La Bayadere

This time Ottawa was the centre of our ballet student’s thoughts and excitement as they were anxiously waiting for the presentation of La Bayadere by the Mariinski Theatre. A trip to Ottawa to enjoy what they love best, with special backstage access after a mesmerizing performance, pictures with some of the dancers, skating on the Rideau Canal and a comfortable stay at the Marriot Hotel, was all part of this unforgettable experience. And the joy didn’t end there; once back in Toronto our students were invited and attended a rehearsal of The Swan Lake ballet, performed by the Mariinsky (Kirov) company at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Also, thanks to a special request put forward by the Academy, our students were allowed to attend a unique ballet class. [...]

By | March 7th, 2011|Academy|Comments Off on Victoria Ballet Academy Students Enjoy La Bayadere