Summer Programs

Junior & Senior Summer Intensives (Ages 7-16+)

July 3– 29, 2023

Comprehensive summer programs for dedicated students and aspiring professionals

Comprehensive summer programs for dedicated students and aspiring professionals Goh Ballet’s International Summer Intensives for Senior and Junior level students offer comprehensive educational programs that are specifically designed to assist each dancer gain technique, learn new choreographic repertoire and challenge themselves to strive for excellence. Opportunities are offered for varying levels of students.

“Our state of the art studios, located in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, provide the perfect setting for your dancer to grow their professional dance education! We offer the most sought-after guest teachers, a strong classical curriculum and a selection of opportunities for your dancer to develop their talents and reach their full potential.” Chan Hon Goh C.M., Director

During our four-week summer program, students will be assessed for possible acceptance into Goh Ballet’s annual programs including the Junior School and Senior Professional Division.

Scholarships are available for both national and international students. Goh Ballet is committed to fostering talent and supporting families needing financial assistance. More information is available upon acceptance into the program.

Senior International Summer Intensive

Goh Ballet’s International Senior Summer Intensive is especially designed for students age 14+ who are focused on exploring a professional career in dance. Participants are instructed and mentored by some of the most distinguished annual faculty members as well as prominent guest instructors. Training six days a week this intensive features a curriculum that includes Classical Ballet, Musical Theatre, Mime/Dance Acting, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Contemporary, Men’s Work, Pilates and Health and Well-being. Programs are structured to nurture each student’s individuality to best prepare them for their future careers. Through dedicated instruction which propell progress, participants will reach new artistic heights and gain invaluable mentorship to aid career development.

Admittance is by invitation only. Please visit our Auditions page for details. If you are unable to attend any of the auditions in person, video auditions are accepted for students residing out-of-town or international students.

  • Classical Ballet
  • Ballet Repertoire/ Variations
  • Progressive Ballet Technique
  • Technique Development/ Men's Work
  • Musical Theatre/Theatrical Performance/Mime
  • Pilates/ Body Conditioning
  • Showcase Demonstration Presentation

Junior Summer Intensive

The Junior Summer Intensive for students ages 7 to 14 is a unique program designed to accelerate technical ability and performance skills. Classes with guest and annual faculty members are held five days per week, tailored to elevate artistic understanding. Introduction to stylistic influences such as Bournonville, Petipa and Balanchine will be incorporated into weekly training and repertoire work.

Also included in the curriculum are National Dances, Stretch and Body Conditioning as well as Dance Acting supporting students with a well-balanced outlook into the world of dance! The culmination of student’s progress and achievements will be shown at a special presentation for friends and family during the final week.

For children younger than 7, please see information on our themed week long Children’s Summer Dance Workshops.

  • Classical Ballet
  • Ballet Repertoire/Variations
  • Technique Development
  • Character/National Dance
  • Musical Theatre/Theatrical Performance/Mime
  • Pilates/Body Conditioning
  • Demonstration Presentation

Children’s Weekly Summer Dance Workshops (Ages 4-7)

Ages 4-7

Nurture your child’s creativity and love for dance with Goh Ballet’s summer workshops designed for budding dancers aged 4-7. 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. These summer workshops will develop confidence and kindle imagination. Seven fun and familiar themes to choose from.

2023 Workshops:

Dates & Themes:

July 3 to 7 2023 - Encanto
July 10 to 14 2023 - Frozen 1 and 2
July 17 to 21 2023- Tangled
July 24 to 28 2023 - Moana
August 14 to 18 2023 - The Little Mermaid
August 21 to 25 2023 - Brave

How to Register

These weekly workshops do not require an evaluation assessment for placement. Please contact us to register today. Spaces fill quickly due to class size restrictions.

Star Level 1, 2 & 3 Summer Ballet (Ages 5-10)

July 10 – August 5, 2023
Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10

A program for students ages 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 to nurture a passion for dance!

Over the course of this four week program, students will focus on refining the fundamentals of their ballet technique, expanding their dance vocabulary as well as developing an understanding of musicality and performance interpretation. Students will learn story telling through mime, whilst developing their balance, coordination and focus. Jazz classes are also included for Star Levels 2 & 3 to encourage versatility and expressiveness.

The Star Level ballet programs are tailor-made for students looking for a program which meets less frequently, but who wish to keep up their dancing over the summer. Star Level 1 & 2 classes will be delivered twice per week between July 3 – 29, 2023. Star Level 3 will meet three times per week.

Pre-School Summer Ballet (Ages 4 & 5)

July 3 – 29, 2023
Ages 4&5

A program for students ages 4 and 5 to inspire a love of movement, music and creativity!

Blossoming little dancers will explore the magic of dance while developing their understanding of basic ballet technique. Classes will focus on simple movements to help improve flexibility, balance and coordination. A great introduction to the world of ballet, during these energetic classes students will also develop a sense of rhythm and musicality, alongside being encouraged to use their imagination and show creativity.

Classes will take place once per week, making this is program perfect for families whose busy schedules cannot accommodate a week-long workshop!

Starting Classical Ballet (ages 8+)

July 3 – 29, 2023

A four-week fast track program taking place twice weekly between July 3 – 29, 2023 for students ages 8 and up with little or no dance experience who are ready to progress! For new students seeking a program to propel them to work to their best potential, Starting Classical Ballet is a wonderful chance to build foundational ballet skills and learn vocabulary whilst working with our esteemed faculty.

Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of ballet including beginning steps, terminology, musicality, focus, and expression preparing them for progression into our annual training programs. Throughout the Starting Classical Ballet program students will gain strength, focus, coordination and self-confidence. This stimulating program delivered in-studio twice weekly is perfect for helping aspiring dancers to reach the next step in their development, and fall in love with ballet along the way.

Competition & Choreographic Workshop (Ages 9-16+)

August 14-19, 2023
Ages 9-11, 12-14, 15-19+

During this exclusive week-long Competition and Choreographic Workshop, students will be challenged to expand on their technical and artistic development to explore diverse approaches to the creative process. This six day workshop will guide students through two competition variations and two choreographic creations which will enable tremendous insight on professional etiquette and expectations.

For the choreographic portion, the focus will be on learning structural themes and physical codes through phrasing from a choreographer. Featuring daily classes in ballet and contemporary, students will be challenged to create and put concepts to form to gain an added layer of physical and emotional personification.

Over the course of the week, participants will be encouraged to embrace their creativity which will allow for artistic advantages, attaining a better grasp of the competition and choreographic process.

Goh Get Ready: Jump Start to the New School Year & Stay Ahead (Ages 5-16+)

August 21-26, 2023
Ages 5-10, & 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 15-19+

Prepare to get back to ballet for the new school year during this pre-season workshop designed to reinvigorate students’ goals. Refresh your knowledge of vocabulary, brush up on technique and execution and get back in to shape before the beginning of the new term so that you are ready to challenge yourself to push personal boundaries in the studio.

Through classes in ballet, pointe/ men’s work, contemporary, yoga, Pilates and cardio with stretch students will be encouraged to reconnect with their artistry and musicality as well as rebuild strength, stamina and improve flexibility.

Working with Goh Ballet’s esteemed faculty, don’t miss this opportunity to prepare for success and give yourself a head start on your training for the new dance year! (Full day and half day options available)

Groups A-C Goh Get Ready

For students who would prefer a less intensive refresher to dance, the Groups A-C Goh Get Ready workshops will meet for classes three times a week between August 21-25, 2023. Classwork will focus on a review of ballet steps and vocabulary coupled with pilates and conditioning or jazz stretch to make sure students are prepared to put their best foot forward when they get back into the studio in September!

Group C - Ages 5&6
Group B - Ages 7&8
Group A - Ages 9&10

Guest Instructors

Part of Goh Ballet’s focus is to provide students with opportunities to work with different artists and in different choreographic styles, developing their versatility and preparing them for life as part of a professional dance company.

We are proud to invite internationally renowned guest artists, teachers and choreographers to join us to provide valuable new ideas, insight and techniques to stimulate our student’s learning, grow their confidence, and build adaptability.

Please see below for confirmed guest instructors and featured faculty for July and August 2023!

Guest Instructors & Featured Faculty

Eva Draw, former Principal Dancer with Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Theater, celebrated Ballet Mistress

After graduating from the Bolshoi Ballet School with honors, Eva joined Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Theater in 1979 and was promoted to Principal in 1981. After retiring, Ms. Draw became a Senior Teacher and Senior Student Advisor for the National Ballet School of Canada. In 2009, she joined the Royal Danish Ballet as ballet mistress and teacher where she had the responsibility to teach company classes, lead rehearsals, coach principal dancers and stage productions. Draw joined Goh Ballet's full-time faculty in 2022 and currently guides and coaches students training in the Goh Ballet Youth Company, and Senior Professional School.

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Health & Safety

The health and safety of our students, staff and community are of the utmost importance to us at Goh Ballet. We follow and adhere to all provincial government and health authority guidelines. Health/safety protocols are in place. Self-screening prior to arrival and on-site screening upon entry is requested. We are committed to actively monitoring and updating our solutions to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all our students, families, faculty, pianists, and staff.