Summer Programs

Children’s Weekly Summer Dance Workshops

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.

Virtual option also available for select workshop themes!

Vancouver, Themes & Dates for 2020

  • July 6-10, 2020 – Frozen;
    From 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • July 13-17, 2020 – The Little Mermaid;
    From 9:00am-12:00pm
    Also available as a virtual workshop from 11:00am-1:00pm
  • July 20-24, 2020 – Virtual Workshop: Frozen;
    From 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • July 20-24, 2020 – Cinderella;
    From 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • July 27-31, 2020 Frozen 2 *New*;
    From 9:00am-12:00pm
  • August 4-8, 2020 Sleeping Beauty;
    From 9:00am-12:00pm
  • August 10-14, 2020 The Lion King;
    From 9:00am-12:00pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • August 24-28, 2020 Beauty and The Beast;
    From 9:00am-12:00pm

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.

$275 + GST per 2 hour weekly workshop.
$345+GST per 3 hour weekly workshop.

Pre-School Summer Ballet

July 6 - August 1, 2020
Ages 4 & 5

Budding, young dancers ages 4 and 5 will explore the fun of ballet while developing and improving their understanding of basic technique. Class work will focus on simple movements to help boost balance and coordination. A great introduction to the world of ballet, during these fun and lively classes students will develop a sense of musicality and rhythm, alongside being encouraged to use their imagination and show creativity.

Classes will be delivered once per week, making this program perfect for families who’s busy schedules cannot accomodate a week-long workshop this summer!

Classical Ballet Summer Program

July 6 - August 1, 2020
Ages 6-10

For students who would like a program to propel them to work to their best potential, this four week accelerated program is a wonderful chance to learn and build foundational ballet skills and vocabulary with our esteemed faculty. This stimulating program delivered twice weekly is perfect for helping aspiring dancers to reach the next step in their development!

Ballet Star Level 1, 2 & 3

July 6 - August 1, 2020
Ages 5-11

A new summer training program for students ages 5 through 11 who would like to dance twice weekly!

Over the course of this four week program, students will focus on refining the fundamentals of their ballet technique and expanding their dance vocabulary as well as developing a deeper understanding of musicality and performance interpretation.

Be a “Star” this summer and take part in this opportunity most suitable for younger students looking for a program with less frequency but who wish to continue dancing over the summer. Classes will be delivered two days a week from July 6 - August 1, 2020. Jazz classes are offered as part of Star Level 2 & 3 to further enhance expressiveness and confidence.

Learn story telling through mime and ballet vocabulary, build on coordination and concentration. Dance with us and shine!

This program is also available virtually. Please contact us for more information.

Senior & Junior International Summer Intensives - Vancouver

Comprehensive summer programs for dedicated students and aspiring professionals.

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. The 2020 Summer Intensives will run from Monday, July 6th through Saturday, August 1st.

“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 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.

Goh Ballet is committed to fostering talent and supporting families needing financial assistance. Scholarships are available for both national and international students. 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 faculty members. Training six days a week this intensive features a curriculum that includes Classical Ballet, Musical Theatre, Mime/Dance Acting, Pas de Deux, Pirouette Technical Development, 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 propels 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
  • Technique Development
  • Pas de Deux
  • Progressive Ballet Technique
  • Pirouette Technical Development
  • Contemporary
  • Character/National Dance
  • 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 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

Ballet Through Time Units

August 10 – 29
Students Ages 9-19

Weekly stylistic units of dance focusing on the influential eras of ballet throughout time.

Introducing a journey through the evolution of ballet! Students will study technical elements and stylistic influences of some of the most prominent and distinguished choreographers from various eras of ballet, expanding their artistic interpretation. Grouped by age and ability, classes will explore the repertoire, techniques and styles of certain periods in dance history.

Delivered in three different units of interest with each spanning the course of six days, students can either register to join all three weeks, or pick and choose between their favourite units!

Dates & Themes

  • Unit 1: Reviving the Romantic Ballets;
    August 10 – 15, 2020
  • Unit 2: Mastering the Classical Ballets;
    August 17 – 22, 2020
  • Unit 3: Neoclassical and Beyond;
    August 24 – 29, 2020

Groups & Pre-Requisites

  • Group 1: Ages 15 to 19
    Students must have completed RAD Advanced 1 and/or 2 or Equivalent. Strong pointe work necessary.
  • Group 2: Ages 12 to 14
    Students must have completed RAD Intermediate Foundation/Intermediate or Equivalent. Knowledge of pointe work required.
  • Group 3: Ages 9 to 11
    Students should have completed RAD Grade 3/4/5 or Equivalent. Knowledge of pointe work not necessary.

Toronto Summer Programs