Foreign and Out of Province students can stay at our school dormitory or take part in our home-stay program with families of students of the academy. We provide transportation to and from the school. All academic and ballet classes are conducted on the campus of the academy from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and from 12 to 3 pm on Sundays (choreography subjects only). Students may attend additional ballet, character dance, and stretching classes in the evenings.
Students have a one-week break every two months, and a two-week Christmas break. Boarding students are supervised at all times, except during their leisure time and school breaks.
Canadian Secondary School Education
Foreign and out of province students can earn the Secondary School Diploma of the province of Ontario, Canada. This Diploma opens the opportunity to enter universities and colleges of Canada, USA, as well as many European and Asian countries. It is one of the most highly esteemed and respected high school diplomas worldwide.
To earn the Diploma from the Ministry of Education, a student must achieve certain criteria in academic and artistic fields of education.
- A student must earn 30 credits during 4 years of secondary school studies.
- Each credit requires 110 hours of instructions in each subject of study.
- Credits that have been earned in the country of origin of the student may count towards the 30 necessary credits. The following subjects are compulsory for the Diploma:
- 4 credits in English
- 3 in mathematics
- 2 in science
- 1 in history
- 1 in geography
- 1 in the arts (such as ballet and others)
- 1 in health and physical education
- 1 in French as a second language
- 0.5 in career studies and 0.5 in civics.
There are additional credits that students can choose for their education, among them: arts (ballet, visual art, music and others), foreign languages (for example, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Hindu, and others), business, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, history and more.
The above optional credits are divided into 3 groups. The full rules can be seen on the website of the Ministry of Education
English Language for Foreign Students
Canada is home to tens of thousands of students from countries all around the world. Many of them come to Canada to learn English. Our educational system accommodates students who have limited command of the English Language. The educational program for foreign students whose first language is not English is designed to immerse students in a stress-free English environment. ASAC offer an intensive English study course for those interested. These rules instruct schools how to accommodate foreign students in learning English.
The combined academic and ballet school tuition fee for non-Canadian residents is 19,000 CAD per year. Scholarships or financial assistance may be granted to certain students at the sole discretion of the academy. The boarding or home-stay fee is $1,200 CAD per month, this fee includes transportation to and from the school.
As the first step, an assessment (audition) of the child’s physical and creative potential needs to be scheduled. Local students must take an auditioning class. Out-of-country and out of province students are invited to send a video of their ballet class conducted by a ballet teacher. You can call us at 1-905-707-7580 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can write in your language. We will contact you as soon as possible.
The Canadian Government gladly provides visas (Study Permit) to young people who are accepted to Canadian educational institutions. Students who successfully auditioned for Victoria International Ballet Academy and enrolled to study at the school, get our Letter of Enrollment and all necessary documents in order to apply to a Canadian consulate in their country and get the Study Permit. With this Study Permit, students arrive to Toronto International Airport, and our representatives meet the arriving students and bring them to their place of stay.
Students who graduate our school with a Diploma can continue their university or college studies in Canada or another country. Those who stay in Canada may obtain a permit to work on campus of their university or college, and later apply for permanent status in Canada. Our graduates who obtained the Artist of Ballet Diploma, can be invited to join the Victoria Ballet Company (http://victoriaballet.ca) as ballet dancers.
Victoria International Ballet Academy is inspected by Ministry of Education of the province of Ontario as Arts and Science Academy of Canada. Ontario school number 667420.