The 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 and RBC and held annually across Canada, participants will be given professional training and thought-provoking coaching that focuses on emotional artistic expression by a Canadian ballet superstar.
This prestigious opportunity for young performers to be mentored by Ms Goh is one that is especially needed in our current situation, as youth bear the strain and stress of what is going on in the world. As the pandemic forces some isolations and lock downs, the feeling of much uncertainty in their lives can lead to a sense of self-doubt – especially in high-achieving youth who may already be prone to certain anxieties. Ms Goh can empathize and offer thought provoking motivational strategies; her Masterclass series surges forward virtually this year, aiming to reinvigorate dancers’ dreams and goals, and assist youth in building confidence, coping skills, and mental resilience through dance.
All participants and parents are invited to join Ms. Goh for a special Q&A as a part of the Masterclass. New for 2021, students will have the chance to submit questions for Ms. Goh to answer on the day ahead of the session.
Two sessions are available for each region:
PIQUE (Junior Level) - Ages 11 - 14 & completed RAD Grade 5 to Intermediate Foundation or equivalent
JETE (Senior Level) - Ages 15 - 18 & completed RAD Intermediate to Advance 2 or equivalent
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. New for 2021, the Reitmans’ 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 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.
The 2021 Canadian Masterclass Series has finished. Please check back for more information, dates and locations for 2022!