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
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
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
We are now distributing the consent forms for our 2012 Gala Concert. We kindly ask all parents to sign this form and return it to the office accompanied by the $30 costume rental fee, in case you would like your child to participate in this event. The deadline to bring your consent form to the office is February 17, after this date, the administration will presume that your child will not participate, and later submissions will not be accepted. Also you are invited to learn more about our activities by becoming friends and visiting our Facebook and following us on Twitter.
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, [...]
You are cordially invited to enroll your children (4-8 years old) for Winter Break Camp. The program will run from January 3 (Tuesday) to January 6 (Friday) 2012. You can choose any or all of the days. Our full-day program runs from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. Ballet classes and hot meals will be provided. The fee is $60 per day. The camp is located in Thornhill at the intersection of Yonge and Centre streets. We are very close to public transportation. Please contact us at 905-707-7580. Vladimir Demine, Principal Victoria Ballet Academy Canada 7751 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON L3T 2C4, www.victoriaballet.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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, [...]