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Ages 8 & older

Exceptional training for the focused and dedicated young dancer committed to working toward technical and artistic excellence in Ballet and Modern dance.

Our Pre-Professional Program features a proven balance of Royal Academy of Dance Ballet and Limón Modern dance classes led by some of Canada's preeminent teachers and enriched with inspiring live accompaniment. This training program prepares students for a wide range of opportunities including:

  • Royal Academy of Dance examinations

  • unique world-class instruction in Limón Modern Dance beginning at age 8

  • membership in the award-winning CCDT performing company or its Apprentice Programs

  • admission to regional performing arts schools

  • auditioning for elite national and international post-secondary dance programs

  • auditioning for professional dance companies    

Pre-Professional Classes

Limón Modern Dance

(1-2 classes per week)

Elementary Modern

Pre-Intermediate Modern 

Intermediate Modern

Advanced Modern

RAD Ballet​

(2-4 classes per week)

Grades 1 – 4 Ballet
Grade 5 & Intermediate Foundation Ballet

Intermediate Ballet

Advanced Ballet

CCDT Company & Apprentice Programs

Professional & Pre-professional training with a strong emphasis on creation and performance.

Acceptance to CCDT's Company and Apprentice Programs is by audition only. Auditions are held annually in February/March for the following September-June Season. Click here to learn more.


Accelerated Training Program (10-14 yrs of age)

  • Limón Modern Technique

  • Conditioning

  • Repertoire (choreography for annual performance)

Company & Company Apprenticeship (14-19 yrs of age)

  • Limón Modern Technique (taught by Company Instructor)

  • Modern & Contemporary Technique (taught by Guest Instructors)

  • Repertoire (choreography for home/touring season; approx. 30 annual performances)

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