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Competitive Classes

Competitive Classes (7+yrs)

North Calgary Dance Centre is proud to offer an extremely high quality of training for our competitive dancers in an atmosphere that is focused on team work, sportsmanship and open communication.  Our program is divided into 9 levels; Pre-Mini, Mini, Pre-Junior, Junior, Pre-Inter, Inter, Teen and Senior A & B.  Dancers are placed into classes based on technique and skill level, and all dancers must audition to be accepted into these classes. 

An attendance expectation of 90% is set to ensure that all dancers are moving forward at the same rate.  All dancers in our competitive program must take all the classes recommended to them in their level.  Acro class may be taken over and above their regular training schedule at an additional cost.

Dancers in the Pre-Mini, Mini, Pre-Junior and Junior levels may train in those levels and choose not to compete, but instead focus on exams and/or recital performances.  All dancers in the Pre-Inter or higher levels MUST participate in our full competitive program to take part in those classes.  Dancers who complete a Junior year without competing, must remain in Junior for the following season to begin competing.  If a dancer chooses not to compete after 2 years in the Junior program, they will be recommended into our recreational program.  Dancers in the Pre-Inter, Inter, Teen and Senior levels will not perform in a recital, instead will present a Competitive Showcase at the end of the season.

Competitive Classes Level Breakdown;

Pre-Mini: Ages 7-8, Grade 1 RAD Ballet.  Students from Primary or Recreational programs may be recommended for the Pre-Mini program.  Invitational competitive group and ballet exam. 3.25 hours of training/week with optional 45-minute Acro.

Mini: Ages 8-10, Grade 1 or 2 RAD Ballet.  For current Mini students from 2020/2021 season.  Invitational competitive groups and ballet exam. 4 hours of training/week with optional 45-minute Acro.

Pre-Junior: Ages 9-11, Grade 2 RAD Ballet. For current Pre-Junior students from 2020/2021 season.  Invitational competitive groups and ballet exam. 5 hours of training/week with optional 45-minute Acro.

Junior: Ages 10-12, Grade 3 RAD Ballet. For current Junior students from 2020/2021 season. 5.75 hours of training/week with optional 1 hour Acro.  

Pre-Inter: Ages 11-13, Grade 4 RAD Ballet. For current Pre-Inter students from 2020/2021 season.  Mandatory competitive groups and ballet exam. 6.5 hours of training/week with optional 1 hour Acro.  

Inter: Ages 12-14, Intermediate Foundation RAD Ballet. For current Inter students from 2020/2021 season.  Mandatory competitive groups and ballet exam. 7.5 hours of training/week with optional 1 hour Acro.  

Teen: Ages 13-15, Intermediate RAD Ballet. For current Teen B students from 2020/2021 season.  Mandatory competitive groups and ballet exam. 8.5 hours of training/week with optional 1-1.25 hours of Acro.  

Senior B: Ages 14-16, Advanced 1 RAD Ballet. For current Teen A students from 2020/2021 season.  Mandatory competitive groups and ballet exam. 9.25 hours of training/week with optional 1-1.25 hours of Acro.  

Senior A: Ages 15+, Advanced 1 & 2 RAD Ballet. For current Senior A & B students from 2020/2021 season.  Mandatory competitive groups and ballet exam. 9.25 hours of training/week with optional 1-1.25 hours of Acro.  

Registration for new families is open on June 15!

For students interested in joining our competitive training program, please email us at northcalgarydance@gmail.com for more information about our program and to be added to audition interest list.

​RAD Ballet exams are regularly offered to students in our program.  Competition opportunities are available for most dancers  by invite only.  We compete in 4 competitions each season and occasionally participate in National Events over the summer.   

Our competitive dancers are regularly recognized for their outstanding work and talent, and are known for being polite, sportsman-like, humble and supportive to all dancers both at NCDC and other studios at the events we attend.

If you are new to NCDC and interested in auditioning for our competitive team, dancers are expected to attend one of our summer camps for level assessments.  You can find more information on our summer programs HERE.  Please do not hesitate to contact our office to set up a meeting to discuss the program and audition process.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Covid-19 Statement

At North Calgary Dance Centre, we understand the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, and take our student's and staff's health very seriously. We have been closed for business since March 15, 2020, and are currently working closely with AHS and our local government as we develop a safe and strategic re-opening plan. Please visit our COVID-19 page (link below) for information about our phased re-opening and our commitment to our students, families and staff during this time. We appreciate your understanding, support and can't wait to see your dancer back in the classroom soon! - North Calgary Dance Centre Staff.