Summer Intensive

Our Ballet Summer Intensive program 2017 will take place from July 24 through August 11 at the premises of Victoria International Ballet Academy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

This comprehensive choreography program follows the Vaganova syllabus and  includes master classes with renowned international ballet stars and teachers.  For 2017, we are proud to announce as our guest teachers Ms. Anna Linnik and Sergey Basalaev; both danced for many years with the Mikhailovsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia, and both have taught at the National Ballet School of Warsaw, Poland.

Classes will be taught as well by our teachers who have received their Master’s Degrees in Education from the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg: Ms. Victoria Mironova, founder of Victoria International Ballet Academy, and Ms. Elena Dmitrieva, senior ballet teacher and choreographer of the Academy. In 2017 we will also have Elizabeta Mironova, alumna of VIBA and currently a professional dancer with the Moscow State Company. For boys class and duet/partnering we will have Kirill Lordski, also an alumnus of our Academy and professional dancer with Victoria Ballet Company.

Example of our Schedule

 
  • 10:00 – 10:50     Stretching
  • 11:00 – 12:30      Ballet Technique
  • 12:30 – 1:30        Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:30         Variations, Character or Contemporary dance.
  • 2:30 –                  Break
  • 3:00 – 4:30        Repertoire, duets, partnering, male technique, rehearsals for the final performance

The school opens for students’ drop-off as early as 8 a.m. Late pick-up: 5 p.m. Art lessons, theatrical make up, and photo sessions among other activities will take place on different days throughout these exciting 3 weeks!

3 Week English (ESL) Program

 

Students who sign up for the 3 Week English as a Second Language Program will receive 20 hours of instruction on campus. A major advantage of our ESL program is that all students are immersed in an English speaking environment and can immediately practice what they have learned in class.

The program will focus on conversation skills and usable vocabulary through a series of interest based and cultural seminars, grammar, pronunciation, and writing skills.

The program will include stretching, classical ballet, repertoire, pas de deux, male class, and an end-of-program performance with all participants.

We will also offer weekend day trips to downtown Toronto,  Niagara Falls, and Canada’s Wonderland among others.

You can apply via an in-studio or video audition.  Once you know the results of your audition, you may download your Summer Intensive 2017 Form, fill it in and send it to us.  You will be registered once all fees have been paid. If you would like more information please call us at 1-905-707-7580. We can help you in your own language.

Dormitory / Home-stay

 Subject to availability, you may choose to stay at our dormitory or with a family of one of our students or teachers (Homestay program).  At the dormitory, you will stay in a shared bedroom and enjoy a very pleasant and comfortable common space and a quiet and relaxing backyard surrounded by nature.  At the end of each day of rigorous ballet training you can relax and replenish your energy in this harmonious environment.  After this Summer Intensive you will experience growth in both physical ability and conceptual understanding of ballet.

Summer Intensive Fees

  • Summer Intensive   $520 (per week)
  • Home stay or dormitory  $490 (per week)
  • Transportation to and from Pearson International Airport   $150
  • Weekend day trips   $450
  • 3 Week ESL program   $980

The Home Stay or Dormitory fee includes meals and transportation to and from the school. Transportation to and from Toronto Pearson International airport includes supervision during check-in at the airport

Our Team

Ms. Victoria Mironova, founder and principal teacher of VIBA, and Artistic Director of Victoria Ballet Company.

Ms. Elena Dmitrieva. Principal teacher of Ballet and Character Dance

Elizaveta Mironova, Ballet teacher at Victoria Ballet Academy and Principal Dancer of Victoria Ballet Company

Guest Teacher Sergey Basalaev

Guest Teacher Ms. Anna Linnik

Kirill Lordski, Boy’s Technique and Partnering