Senior Professional School

Overview

The Academy’s Senior Professional School consists of distinctive and comprehensive programs designed to produce graduates who are capable of integrating effortlessly into dance companies all over the world. Exceptional training and dedicated attention to each student provides a strong technical foundation in classical ballet and encourages uninhibited artistic expression in all disciplines of dance. Students thrive in an environment that includes international performance tours, educational outreach presentations, numerous performance opportunities throughout the year, workshops and master classes as well as participation in festivals and international dance competitions.

We believe that our experience in training and our capability to properly guide our students at various stages of their development paired with emphasis in offering performance presentations, access to innovative choreography, and individualized coaching is what sets Goh Ballet’s delivery and the student’s learning outcomes at a level that propels them for career advancement.

Our training is not only in the studio where solid foundations are built; it is our strong belief that gaining performance opportunities regularly at professional venues, becoming fluent through exposure to the great classical repertoire, and pushing boundaries in new creations is the best way to ensure our students’ success.

We believe in celebrating individual bests and building versatility through a well-rounded curriculum; we do not make “cookie cutter” dancers.

Scholarships are available for both national and international students. Goh Ballet is committed to fostering talent and supporting those needing financial assistance. More information is available upon acceptance into the program.

Curriculum

The Senior Professional School Program consists of the following curricula:

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

Combined Academic/Ballet Program (PB, PA1-4)

Aspiring dancers need to be prepared for the challenges and demands of a professional career, while successfully completing their academic education. The Academy’s commitment to developing a well-balanced and educated dancer is reflected through our Academic/Ballet Program. In 1987, the Goh Ballet pioneered the first integrated half-day academic program to allow students the opportunity to continue school studies and professionally train simultaneously.

The program combines an academic curriculum provided by Vancouver School Board secondary schools with intensive professional dance training. It also offers students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to complete the academic requirements for graduation and post-secondary entrance. This combined academic/ballet program is suitable for high-achieving, artistically motivated students who are seriously committed to both academic education and dance training with approximately 25 hours of dance class/rehearsals each week. The capability to properly guide our students at various stages of their development paired with emphasis in offering performance presentations, access to innovative choreography, and individualized coaching is what sets Goh Ballet’s delivery and the student’s learning outcomes at a level that propels them for career advancement.

Scholarships

Goh Ballet Academy believes in assisting families who are in need of financial aid as well as rewarding students with artistic merit and achievements. Applications for scholarships and financial assistance are accepted from Senior Professional School students who have been enrolled for at least one year. Extensive evaluations are conducted by the Academy’s Director and Artistic Staff prior to making decisions on recipients and awarded amounts.

Those requesting scholarships or financial assistance who fall outside of the above mentioned criteria are welcome to contact us with any questions. However, we ask that families respect our policies as exceptions are rarely made.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions, call 604.872.4014 ext. 0 or email our administrative associates for any additional information.