Stepanova Ballet Academy classical ballet program is for children with an interest in dance or students who dream of a life as a ballet dancer. Our program is based on the Vaganova Method of training, where students receive a comprehensive dance education in a nurturing, well rounded environment. Highly qualified instructors work with each dancer in a step-by-step approach instilling the solid foundations of classical ballet, along with character building qualities such as focus, a strong work ethic, determination, and self esteem.
Ballet classes are offered for ages 3 and up. Students are placed in their respective ballet levels based on a variety of factors. Classical ballet program begins with the joy of moving to music, and is supported with a foundation in classical technique and instructions in basic ballet terminology. Students progress through training stages designed to increase technical skills, stamina, and disciple in accordance with the students’ age and physical development.
Pointe work for girls is introduced when the students are physically ready.
As students master each level and progress to the next, classes become increasingly challenging and incorporate, repertoire/pointe, character dance, contemporary dance, conditioning, and musicality.
Why Join us?
- Highly skilled, truly talented teachers
- A strong ballet curriculum
- Perform in professionally-staged productions
- Comprehensive dance education in a nurturing, well rounded environment
- Injury-free training emphasizing the simultaneous development of both technical proficiency and individual artistry
- Classically trained ballet dancers can go anywhere in the world and take class anywhere they choose.
Stepanova Ballet Academy is now accepting new students. Please contact us to arrange for an appointment and tour of our facility.
Location: 85 Glen Cameron Rd, Thornhill, Ontario
Telephone: (905) 731-3808
Stepanova Ballet Academy has taught me the beauty and physicality of classical ballet. The Vaganova training is intense and pushes you to the very best of your abilities focusing on clean and strong technique. Madame Stepanova nurtures her students teaching them how to work smart and effectively.