Goh Ballet Youth Company

Overview

As one of Canada’s leading professional youth ballet organizations, the Goh Ballet Youth Company Canada (GBYC) was formed as a bridge for students who desire continued intensive training and professional performance opportunities. For those 16 years old and above, GBYC offers the opportunity to refine technical and artistic skills while providing the support and guidance needed to pursue a rewarding dance career. The schedule is intensive, with 40 hours a week of classes and rehearsals consisting of advanced classical ballet technique, pointe work/male technical coaching, variations, pas de deux, and contemporary dance. The program focuses on building technical and artistic excellence showcased through a wide-ranging and ever expanding repertoire of classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, character and Chinese dance. With many performance opportunities and tours as well as educational outreach, the program is further enhanced through the influence of internationally renowned guest teachers and choreographers who create original repertoire and instruct master classes.

Goh Ballet Youth Company Canada aims to:

  • Give dancers the opportunity to perform locally and internationally in professional settings
  • Provide dancers with a broad knowledge of the dance world
  • Provide guidance as to appropriate rehearsal etiquette, coping strategies, work ethic and the responsibilities expected of professional dancers
  • Assist dancers in transitioning from students to professionals
  • Provide support and references for auditions and interviews

Goh Ballet’s GBYC program is a fully accredited program approved by the Private Training Institution Branch of British Columbia (PTIB). The GBYC program is also approved for British Columbia Quality Assurance (EQA) designation.

Curriculum

The Goh Ballet Youth Company program consists of the following curricula:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Dance Repertoire/Variations
  • Technique Development
  • Pas de Deux/Partnering
  • National Dances
  • Contemporary/Jazz
  • Pointe or Men’s Work
  • Body Conditioning
  • Workshops/Master Classes
  • Creative Process with Choreographers
  • Performance Tours

Admission Policy

  • Admission into the Goh Ballet Youth Company Program is by audition only. Prospective students may audition by video or in person.
  • Applicants are to be 16 years of age or older
  • Applicants must have participated in dance training of 5 years or more.
  • Domestic applicants must pay a CAD $30 + GST non-refundable registration fee upon acceptance into the course of study. International applicants must pay a CAD $997.50 non-refundable registration fee upon acceptance into the course of study. Cheques are to be made payable to Goh Ballet Inc.
  • Applicants, after confirmation of acceptance into the program, must read and certify that they have read a copy of the school’s student handbook as well as the enrollment and registration agreement.

GBYC’s Annual Tuition Fee (September to June)

Domestic Canadian & US Students 2018 – 2019

  • Registration Fee: CAD $31.50
  • Tuition Fee: CAD$10,531.00

International Students 2018 – 2019

  • Registration Fee: USD$1,050.00
  • Tuition Fee: USD$15,650.00

Goh Ballet’s GBYC program is a fully accredited program approved by the Private Career Training Institution Agency of British Columbia (PTIB). The GBYC program is also approved for British Columbia Quality Assurance (EQA) designation.