Repertoire offers dancers the opportunity to develop dance artistry and performance quality beyond technique, in a class that focuses on the mastery and presentation of the classical canon.
Repertoire offers intermediate, advanced and adult students the opportunity to learn iconic choreography from the ballet canon. Repertoire students will study corps de ballet formations, and soloist/principal variations from ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The Four Temperaments, Serenade, La Esmeralda, La Bayadère, and many more.
Repertoire students acquire excellent first-hand knowledge of the styles of ballet’s leading schools and choreographers, as well as a personal repertoire for performance, auditions and post-secondary study. Students are also introduced to concepts regarding professional production, including lighting, sounds, staging, labour issues and props.
Enrolment in Repertoire is limited to students in Ballet V and VI taking two weekly ballet technique classes. Students enrolled in Pointe II/II may take Repertoire en pointe, providing that they have taken Ballet VI prior to warm-up and prepare their bodies properly.