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 & RBC and held annually across Canada, participants will be given thought-provoking coaching by a Canadian ballet superstar.
This year, Ms. Goh will mentor participants on how to rekindle the vibrancy of performing variations. With the world gradually embracing a return to live performances, the focus of Ms. Goh’s masterclasses will be to nurture students to refine technical execution and elevate performance interpretations empowering them to let individuality shine. Accessing select variations from the iconic classical ballet, Swan Lake, Ms. Goh will nurture emotional artistic nuances, whilst celebrating the unique qualities of every dancer.
All participants are invited to join Ms. Goh for an exclusive Q&A as a part of the Masterclass Series and students will have the chance to submit their questions for Ms. Goh to answer on the day ahead of the session.
Two sessions 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
As well as being a valuable tool for improvement and growth, the Canadian Masterclass Series is a wonderful opportunity for students to receive scholarships to further their dance training with 2 funding streams available.
The National Scholarship Award is sponsored by the Goh Ballet Canada Society. Any student taking part in the class is automatically eligible. Criteria for scholarship award is based on level of output, performance and technical ability 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. This Diversity scholarship award 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.