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Ryerson has the best ballet program in Ontario, or that is what I've heard. I believe Nadia Potts is the director there. Ryerson used to be a college, and now it's a 'polytechnic' university. They're most known for media arts programs. York University (both York and Ryerson are in Toronto) has a dance program, but it is more geared towards modern. I have 2 friends who were in it that wanted to do ballet, and both were quite dissapointed with the ballet training there. York does however, have a joint program with the National Ballet School if you're interested in teaching.

I'm not sure about Concordia (Montreal) but they do have a fine arts program with dance. There are a few dance programs out west too (Simon Fraser? Arts Umbrella? both in BC).

If you don't want a degree, there are a lot of programs. There is something called the 'aspirant' program at Royal Winnipeg Ballet School for dancers that are done their training but need more experience before entering a company. It's supposed to be very good.

I hope this helps, I supposed the best thing to do would be to search the internet. Try also www.danceinternational.org , or better yet, try and find a copy of it on the newstands because they have a lot of ads from canadian dance schools. Good Luck!

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Living on the West Coast, I can add some additional information to Paquita's post. Simon Fraser University, located in Burnaby (a 'suburb' of Vancouver), offers a BFA in dance. The address for the School of Contemporary Arts is: http://www.sfu.ca/sca.


Arts Umbrella is not a university program, but rather a performing arts institute for those aged 2-19. However, it does offer a "Graduate Intensive Training Program" for those aged 17+. I am not sure about the upper age limit for this program, but their web site can give you some more information.



Hope that helps a bit ;)

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Does anyone know of a good dance studio or program (anything?) that is close to the Université Laval in Quebec? I'm thinking of doing an exchange program for next summer, but I don't see that they have a dance program and I wouldn't dream of going the summer without ballet. So since I'll have to make use of public transport or my feet does anyone have suggestions of where to look?

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I realize I should probably give more information. I'm doing the exchange for my French studies. Like several others on the boards I'm studying and taking academic dance classes, and then dance at my home studio. For the summer I don't care whether the university has a specific dance program or not (although that would be convenient) just as long as I can find a good studio either close by or with easy transportation where I can take class.


These are the universities available to us, but from the academic perspective, Universite Laval looked like the best option.



Anglophone Universities


Bishop's University http://www.ubishops.ca/

Concordia University http://www.concordia.ca/

McGill University http://www.mcgill.ca/



Francophone Universities


Universite Laval http://www.ulaval.ca

Universite de Montreal http://www.umontreal.ca/

Universite de Sherbrooke http://www.ulaval.ca

Ecole de hautes etudes commerciales de Montreal (HEC) http://www.hec.ca

Ecole polytechnique http://www.polymtl.ca

Universite du Quebec http://www.uquebec.ca

UQ a Chicoutimi http://www.uqac.uquebec.ca/

UQ a Hull http://www.uqah.uquebec.ca/www/index_flash.shtml

UQ a Montreal http://www.uqam.ca/

UQ a Rimouski http://wer.uqar.qc.ca/uqar/index.html

UQ a Trois-Riveres http://www.uqtr.ca/

Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temisamingue http://www.uqac.uquebec.ca

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Guest Paquita

I don't know very much about Quebec City, but I'm guessing that you will have more options in Montreal. Concordia has a fine arts program with dance. There is a ballet studio in Montreal called Ballet Divertimento (a search on google should turn up their website) that is supposed to be quite good, it offers adults classes in ballet and other disciplines like pilates and flamenco. Good luck!

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George Brown College in Toronto offers three certificate programs. They are affiliate with Ballet Jorgen (A Toronto based dance company).


According to the web site, credits from their programs can be transfered to York University.

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