International Students & Short-Term Studies

Overview

The Goh Ballet Academy hosts dancers from all over the world in our many annual programs including the Junior School, Senior Professional School and Goh Ballet Youth Company. International students are also welcome to join our International Summer Intensive Programs (no student visa necessary) or any of our short-term study opportunities listed below (no student visa necessary).

International Students

3 – 6 month programs

Students seeking a three to six month exceptional opportunity to expand on their technique and artistic skills while enhancing performance abilities will benefit tremendously in our short term study programs. Please note that any specially requested dates outside of the opportunities listed below will be reviewed and must be approved by the Academy’s Director.

Short-Term Study Opportunities

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

Receive four months of intensive training in the Senior Professional School and rehearsals with the Goh Ballet Youth Company. Perform in Goh Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre accompanied by the Vancouver Opera Orchestra featuring choreography by Emmy-Award choreographer, Anna-Marie Holmes.

JANUARY – MARCH

Receive three months of professional study with classes and rehearsals consisting of over 25 hours per week and coaching on select variations. Participate in local dance festivals and competitions in a variety of categories and genres.

JANUARY – JUNE

Receive six months of intensive training and rehearsals. At the end of training, perform in Goh Ballet's annual showcase performance at the Vancouver Playhouse which may include classical and contemporary original choreography as well as possible repertoire by George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, and some of today’s most sought after choreographers.

JANUARY – FEBRUARY (INTEGRATED LANGUAGE STUDIES)

This four week dance training and language studies course offers a sampling of studying in Vancouver. Daily dance classes are offered with English tutoring as well as weekend sightseeing and excursions.

JULY 6TH – AUGUST 29TH 2020 (CHILDREN’S SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOPS)

Nurture your child’s creativity and love for dance with Goh Ballet’s summer workshops designed for budding dancers aged 3 – 6. Themed weekly workshops held for boys and girls incorporate familiar characters, stories, music, as well as arts and crafts sessions to encourage self-expression and inspire the imagination. For students between the ages of 3 and 6 years, these Summer workshops will develop confidence and kindle imagination.

These weekly workshops do not require an evaluation assessment for placement. Please call us at 604.872.4014 ext. 0 or email us to register today. Spaces fill quickly due to class size restriction.

JULY 6 – AUGUST 1 2020 (SUMMER INTENSIVES)

Goh Ballet’s International Summer Intensives for Senior and Junior level students are comprehensive educational programs specifically designed to assist each dancer to gain technique, learn new choreographic repertoire and challenge themselves to strive for excellence. Opportunities are offered for varying levels of students. Admittance is by invitation only. Please visit our auditions page for details.

Curriculum
  • Classical Ballet
  • Ballet Repertoire/Variations
  • Technique Development
  • Character/National Dance
  • Musical Theatre/Theatrical Performance/Mime
  • Pilates/Body Conditioning
  • Pas de Deux
  • Progressive Ballet Technique
  • Contemporary
  • Showcase Demonstration Presentation

During this four-week program, students will be assessed for possible acceptance into the Goh Ballet’s annual programs including the Junior School and Senior Professional Schhol. The Goh Ballet is committed to fostering talent and supporting those needing financial assistance. Scholarships are available for international students. More information is available upon acceptance into the program.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE VOCATIONAL STUDIES COURSE

The Goh Ballet Academy enhances student education through the highly respected Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) graded and vocational examinations. The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organizations in the world with more than 13,000 members spread across 79 countries.

The examination syllabus is taught to more than a quarter of a million students around the globe and is one of the most widely used classical ballet syllabi in professional academies and college dance programs throughout Canada and the United States. Participation in the RAD Exam system is possible only through officially registered and certified RAD teachers and schools.

Upon annual assessment to ensure optimal progress, Junior School and Senior Professional School students are given the option to prepare for graded or vocational examinations.

Goh Ballet offers a dedicated two week Royal Academy of Dance Examination Studies course each June. Under the guidance and tutelage of an RAD vocational examiner, this program is geared to assist and to optimize syllabus understanding. It will focus on more precise execution and improvement of technique as well as coach artistic nuances with musical phrasings. Classes will also concentrate on Examination Specific Criteria for each level and the comprehension of French terminology used for Free-Enchainment. Students wishing to join this course must be enrolled or ready to enroll in the Academy’s annual program.