For GBYC Apprentices and Members, 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, contemporary dance and improvisation. The program focuses on building technical and artistic excellence to create professionally valued artists able to understand the requirements of professional settings.
Experience is developed and showcased through a wide-ranging and ever-expanding repertoire of classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, character, and Chinese dance. Going beyond just dance with the aim to foster well-rounded development, students participate in various skill-building seminars with focuses such as mental skills training, competition preparation, resume building, and other career development topics.
With performances being a vital part of ensuring dancer’s success, vast opportunities, tours and educational outreach offer on-stage experience throughout the year. The program is further enhanced through the influence of its internationally renowned faculty, guest teachers and choreographers who create original repertoire and instruct master classes. The GBYC Program is currently only offered at Goh Ballet's studio location in Vancouver.