The Canadian Masterclass Series returns from October 2022 - February 2023. Please check back soon for tickets.
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Schedule & Tickets
Calgary - Sunday, October 16, 2022 (1:30PM-4:30PM MST)
Edmonton - Monday, October 17, 2022 (4:30PM-7:30PM MST)
Ottawa - Friday, October 21, 2022 (TBC)
Saskatoon - Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (4:30PM-7:30PM CST)
Toronto - Friday October 28, 2022 (5:00PM-8:00PM EST)
Victoria - Sunday, November 6, 2022 (2:30PM-5:30PM PST)
Vancouver - Friday, January 27, 2023 (4:30PM-7:30PM PST)
Kelowna - Friday, February 10, 2023 (TBC)
We believe that dance education should be accessible to all members of our community, and the Goh Ballet Canada Society is working to remove all barriers that may prevent promising students from accessing the training that they need to pursue a flourishing career in dance. There are currently two funding streams available as part of the Canadian Masterclass Series:
The National Scholarship Award is sponsored by the Goh Ballet Canada Society. Any student taking part in the Masterclass is automatically eligible. Criteria for awarding scholarships is based on level of output, performance and technical ability as demonstrated during the class. Awardees are selected solely at the discretion of Ms Goh. A total amount of $5,000CAD will be awarded in scholarships to participants across the country.
The Diversity Scholarship is available to gifted and persevering students who belong to or identify with underrepresented populations in the art of classical ballet. Goh Ballet Canada Society recognizes that racial, gender and physical biases may prevent promising students from accessing resources to further their dance goals. The Diversity Scholarship, with a total of $5000 to be awarded, is the start of initiatives to foster inclusion and diversity in the art form of ballet and provide those with the will a way to pursue excellence.
The Canadian Masterclass Series is an unforgettable opportunity for aspiring dancers all over the country to take part and train with one of this generation’s most gifted and prolific artists, Ms. Chan Hon Goh C.M. D.Litt., former Principal Dancer of The National Ballet of Canada, Artistic Director of Global Dance Challenge and Director of Goh Ballet Academy. Presented by the Goh Ballet Canada Society together with RBC, and held annually across Canada, participants are given thought-provoking coaching by a Canadian ballet superstar.
This year, Ms. Goh will show participants how to find their voice using the language of dance repertoire. Using select variations from the comedic ballet, Coppélia, Ms. Goh will nurture characterization, performance presentation and build individual expressiveness, unveiling unique qualities in each dancer.
As well as being a valuable tool for growth, the Canadian Masterclass Series is a wonderful chance for students to audition to study at the pre-eminent Goh Ballet Academy and be eligible to receive a scholarship to further their dance training. Raise the curtain to a world of opportunity – propel professional development in a curriculum that features performance tours, preparation for professional contracts, and working with esteemed guest instructors and choreographers. All participants will be considered.
New this year as the Canadian Masterclass Series celebrates its 10th season, the CMCS Dancer Ambassador initiative will be launched to create additional access to mentorships and to fostering inclusiveness as well as support in the world of ballet. A CMCS Dancer Ambassador will be named in each masterclass city to continue the essence of what the masterclass is meant to cultivate throughout the year.
Discover first-hand from Ms. Goh what it takes to become a distinguished Principal Dancer. All participants are invited to join an exclusive Q&A as a part of the Canadian Masterclass Series. Participating students may submit their questions for Ms. Goh to answer on the day ahead of the session.
Don’t miss this chance to enhance your artistry and technique working with one of the world’s greatest dance artists!
Two masterclasses are available for each region:
PIQUE (Junior Level) - Ages 10 -13 & completed RAD Grade 4 to Intermediate or equivalent
JETE (Senior Level) - Ages 14 - 19 & completed RAD Intermediate to Solo Seal or equivalent