This Friday, August 9, our Ballet Summer Intensive will come to an end with a beautiful performance by all students who have enjoyed these last three weeks of their summer with us. All parents are invited to come at 4 p.m. and see what their kids have been working on for the last three weeks. After the show we will present all dancers with a certificate. At Victoria International Ballet Academy, we would like to thank everybody who participated and made this a wonderful Summer Intensive. We hope everybody has learned and improved their dancing skills with our great teachers, and that you will continue being part of our great family during our after-school programs, our academic and artistic day school, or during our next Summer Intensive 2014!
Keeping Kids Safe Online A message from Victoria International Ballet Academy Written by Mrs. Thalassinos, mother of two young ballerinas Internet – The door that never locks: The web can be a wonderful place once we understand the dangers involved. We use it in different ways to educate our ballet students. Children can see ballet dancers in all parts of the world and freely communicate with them, exchange pictures and videos. Foreign and non-local students audition for our programs online, avoiding expensive and time consuming traveling. However, we should always remember that while the internet is like an open door to a world of great information, communication and entertainment, it can also be a direct passage to danger. With the summer here, chances are our children will have more leisure [...]
Last June 10, Victoria International Ballet Academy presented its traditional Gala Concert where students had the opportunity to display their talent and skills acquired throughout the 2012-2013 ballet year. Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty ballet were performed during the first act on the stage of the beautiful Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. During all 4 acts that were part of the show, parents and friends had the opportunity to enjoy and be delighted by the charm of the little ones who start dancing at age 3 at the Academy, the happiness and beauty of the Intermediate groups, all the way to the captivating skills of the most advanced dancers from both the After-School and Day School programs. With beautiful coreographies by Elena Dmitrieva and under the excellent [...]
Throughout its history, Victoria International Ballet Academy has transformed and improved how ballet is taught and learned. One of the most special and unique features of the Academy has been the recent creation of Victoria Ballet Company. The idea of establishing our own company emerged from the desire to provide our graduate students with an opportunity to showcase their talent while providing them at the same time with rewarding employment prospects as professional dancers. If you are attending our Pre-Professional or Professional Ballet programs, and will also register for our Summer Intensive 2013 session, you will be eligible to apply for an apprentice position with the Company. Students of Victoria International Ballet Academy with a successful record as apprentices will be able to audition and will be granted priority for [...]
FOR DANCERS IN ACT 2: All dancers participating in Act 2 will meet with their teacher or volunteers at the Theatre's Plaza Suite (on the left, right after entering the theatre) during intermission, once Act 1 is over. If your child is not watching the show with you, you may drop them earlier at the same place. We kindly ask you to bring your daughters ready with a nice hair bun and the make up they will use on stage. Boys who participate in Act 2 in Contemporary Dances should come ready in their dancing attire. Please bring them to the backstage door during Intermission after Act 1. We have received many questions in regards to how to make a nice ballerina bun, especially for our little ballerinas in Recreational [...]