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  • University of Calgary

[Alberta]

University of Calgary

Audition Location:

Calgary, Alberta

Registration Deadline:

March 1, 2022

Information:

University of Calgary offers a post-secondary study program in dance practice and theory. Varied course offerings include technique (contemporary, jazz, West African, ballet), choreography, performance, production, dance and the camera, anatomy, dance science, pedagogy, somatics, among others. The program culminates in either a bachelor of arts in dance, four years; bachelor of fine arts in dance, four years; combined bachelor of arts in dance and bachelor of education, five years; or combined bachelor of arts in dance and bachelor of kinesiology, five years.

Contact: 

Marie France Forcier, Associate Professor and Division Lead, Dance, mariefrance.forcier@ucalgary.ca

Website:

arts.ucalgary.ca/creative-performing-arts/future-students/undergraduate-dance/how-apply/how-audition

[British Columbia]

Arts Umbrella


Audition Location:

Vancouver, British Columbia; New York City, New York.; Toronto, Ontario; Amsterdam, Netherlands; London, United Kingdom

Registration Deadline:

Jan. 10, 2022

Information:

Arts Umbrella post-secondary dance programs deliver rigorous dance training for dedicated students working towards a professional career in dance. Arts Umbrella students are given the opportunity to work with locally, nationally and internationally renowned guest artists.

Throughout the year, students perform world-class choreography through participation in the Arts Umbrella Dance Company. Performances are an integral part of our post-secondary programs as they develop in our dancers a sense of community and a thorough understanding of their chosen art form.

Contact:

Natalie Kardum, Admissions Specialist, nkardum@artsumbrella.com

Website:

artsumbrella.com/programs/dance

SFU School for the Contemporary Arts 


 

Audition Location:

Vancouver, British Columbia

Registration Deadline:

April 15, 2022

Information:

The School for the Contemporary Arts offers a dance program in contemporary dance training, creation and performance that is uniquely interdisciplinary, intercultural and that caters to today’s imaginative dance artists. We are looking for students interested in exploring multiple creative ways of approaching contemporary movement and composition and in expanding their versatility with the challenge of reshaping the landscape of the contemporary dance scene. Auditions for the dance program run January 7, February 25 and April 15, 2022.

Contact: 

Julie Beauvez, Undergraduate Program Assistant, ca@sfu.ca

Website:

sfu.ca/sca

Victoria Academy of Ballet


Audition Location:

Victoria, British Columbia and virtual

Registration Deadline:

May 1, 2022

Information:

Victoria Academy of Ballet (VAB) offers a half-day professional training program designed for students aged 12+. Students attend academic school in the morning and training classes in the afternoon. VAB also offers a three-year post-secondary bridge program that bridges that gap between studio dance and a professional career. Students earn a diploma in classical ballet and contemporary techniques. VAB holds designation status with the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, Private Training Institutions Branch and Education Quality Assurance.

Contact:

Megan West, Registrar, admissions@vaballet.ca

Website:

victoriaacademyofballet.ca

[Manitoba]

Royal Winnipeg Ballet School


Audition Location:

Video

Registration Deadline:

May 1, 2022

Information:

Audition to join one of three full-time professional training programs: ballet academic (ages 11-17), aspirant (ages 18+) or teacher training (ages 18+). Our unique curricula develop versatile artists prepared for life on and off the stage. Live (digital) auditions taking place in October and November 2021 and January 2022. Private video auditions accepted until May 1, 2022. 

Contact: 

Office Administrator, school@rwb.org

Website:

rwb.org/audition

[Ontario]

Quinte Ballet School of Canada


Audition Location:

Belleville, Ontario

Registration Deadline:

April 1, 2022

Information:

Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s summer dance intensive will run July 3-23, 2022. Classes are taught by our artistic staff and special guest faculty. Classes are offered in a wide variety of styles including ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, flamenco and hip hop. Audition in person at one of our locations or by submitting an audition video.

Contact:

Catherine Taylor, Artistic Director, info@quinteballetschool.com

Website:

quinteballetschool.com

The School of Cadence Ballet


Audition Location:

Toronto, Ontario

Registration Deadline:

Ongoing

Information:

The School of Cadence Ballet offers three programs: the junior training program for children in preschool to Grade 2, the professional training program for children grades 2-12 and the studio training program for children grades 5-12. The core classical training is based in the Vaganova method with the opportunity for dancers to take additional training and examinations in Royal Academy of Dance, Cecchetti and American Ballet Theatre methods.

Contact:

Courtnae Bowman, Co-Artistic Director, info@schoolcb.com

Website:

schoolcb.com

The School of Dance (Ballet)


Audition Location:

Ottawa, Ontario

Registration Deadline:

April 8, 2022

The School of Dance professional ballet program is a nine-year course for students eight to 16 years old. The curriculum is balanced between technical growth and creative expression through basic Cecchetti ballet training, supplemented with contemporary dance and other theatrical studies. The school’s faculty of professional teachers includes international guest artists and choreographers each season, and students have the opportunity to perform in the national theatres of Ottawa.

Contact:

Merrilee Hodgins, Artistic Director, merrilee@theschoolofdance.ca

Website:

theschoolofdance.ca

The School of Dance (Contemporary)


Audition Location:

Ottawa, Ontario

Registration Deadline:

April 8, 2022

Information:

This three-year professional training program is designed for dancers interested in pursuing careers as contemporary dance artists. Our goal is to train strong and versatile dancers adaptable to the constant evolution of the contemporary dance form. The School of Dance is a registered private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. In addition, the contemporary dance program also offers a joint diploma degree with York University’s bachelor of fine arts in dance.

Contact:

Merrilee Hodgins, Artistic Director, merrilee@theschoolofdance.ca

Website:

theschoolofdance.ca

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre


Audition Location:

Toronto, Ontario

Registration Deadline:

July 8, 2022

Information:

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading dance training centres. The school’s professional training program is a full-time, three-year post-secondary conservatory program in contemporary dance. Dancers graduate with an advanced diploma. Auditions are January 30 and July 16, 2022, for September 2022 entry.

Contact: 

Recruitment and Training Associate, Pamela Wong Shoebottom, pamela@schooloftdt.org

Website: 

schooloftdt.org

Department of Dance, York University


Audition Location:

Toronto, Ontario and virtual

Registration Deadline:

Jan. 31, 2022

Information:

The department of dance at York University is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive dance program. With bachelor of fine arts degrees in choreography/performance and dance education, we offer a diverse range of courses exploring dance technique, stage production, pedagogy and dance studies. Our students go on to develop within the professional dance milieu as emerging dance artists and dance leaders in recreational, community and private educational settings, making remarkable impacts on society and culture.

Contact: 

Michelle Johnson, Student Programs Assistant, dance@yorku.ca

Website:

dance.ampd.yorku.ca

[Quebec]

École de danse contemporaine de Montréal


Audition Location:

Montreal, Quebec or by video

Registration Deadline:

Jan. 21, 2022

Information:

The École de danse contemporaine de Montréal is holding auditions for its three-year professional training program in contemporary dance interpretation starting in August 2022. Every year, a jury recruits young dancers from across Canada and abroad. Since 1981, the school has positioned itself as a centre of excellence in the Canadian performing arts community.

A secondary school diploma is required for admission into the program.

Contact:

info@edcm.ca

Website:

edcm.ca/en/audition

École supérieure de ballet du Québec


Audition Location:

Virtual

Registration Deadline:

Dec. 17, 2021

Information:

L’École supérieure is the only francophone institution 
in North America that offers world-class training in ballet. The professional program 
in performance aims for the holistic development of students, incorporating morphological, psychological, artistic, technical and scholastic components.

Due to COVID-19, our 2022 auditions will take place on a rolling basis starting in October. Visit our website to get the upcoming dates and details about virtual and in-person auditions.

Contact:

Anne Dryburgh, anne.dryburgh@esbq.ca

Website:

esbq.ca

UNITED STATES

[Florida]

New World School of the Arts Dance Division


Audition Location:

Miami, Florida or virtual 

Registration Deadline:

June 1, 2022

Information:

New World School of the Arts is conservatory-based, grounded in classical ballet and modern dance technique. Supporting studies are choreography, music, dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, movement analysis and dance production. We are recognized internationally for our students’ exceptionally high performance and artistic levels, distinguished professional faculty, outstanding dance curricula, productive relationship with many international and national ballet and modern dance companies, the multicultural nature of our faculty and student body and excellent facilities provided for dance.

Contact:

Mary Lisa Burns, mlburns@mdc.edu

Website:

nwsa.mdc.edu

[New York]

NY Dance Project


Audition Location:

New York City, New York

Registration Deadline:

Dec. 1, 2021

Information:

NYDP is a hybrid dance company in New York City that creates opportunity and bridges divides in dance. Our dancers are freelance professionals and advanced pre-professionals taking the next step in their careers as company members and apprentices. Our trainees work intensively with the company and also train separately with our world-class faculty. All NYDP dancers get career advising and support as well as individualized mentoring.

Contact:

Davis Robertson, Artistic Director, newyorkdanceproject@gmail.com

Website:

newyorkdanceproject.org

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