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Repertoire offers dancers the opportunity to develop personal artistry and performance quality beyond technique, in a class focused on interpretation 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 more.

Repertoire students acquire excellent first-hand knowledge of the styles of ballet’s leading schools and choreographers, as well as repertoire for performance, auditions and post-secondary study.  Students are introduced to concepts regarding professional production, including lighting, sound, staging, props, human resources, sustainability, costuming and cultural sensitivity.  Highlights include creating effective communication and storytelling, understanding historical progressions and context, exploring  choreographic intent, finding artistic freedom through individual expression, developing holistic acting and performance strategies, and melding technical clarity and artistry as intrinsic aspects of dance expression.  Rather than conformity to traditions, the aspiration is to introduce and secure the knowledge and experience of fundamental precepts in each piece, enhancing each dancer’s own interpretations, and respect for the dignity of their unique and irreplaceable capacity for authentic expression.

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Enrolment in Repertoire is by permission of the instructor only, and limited to students in Levels V, VI and Adult Ballet, taking a minimum of two weekly ballet technique classes, and former (pre)professional dancers. Students enrolled in Pointe II/II may take Repertoire en pointe with instructor permission . Repertoire is not a technical training class. While Repertoire is complementary and supplemental to technique classes, it is not offered in lieu.  Choreography learned will be at the discretion of the instructor, in accordance with what is safe and appropriate for the dancers' age and technical level.

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