Vocational Program

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Enhance your dance training and performance with our leading edge dance training.


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Our Vocational program strives to enhance each individual dancer's training and performance from pre-intermediate Ballet through pre-professional. Weekly Ballet classes include both Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (I.S.T.D) and Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) methods of Ballet training. 

For students who who wish to learn classical repertoire and enhance their pointe work are encouraged to participate in our Variations class, which provides dancers a glimpse into the professional world of Ballet. Our Modern (and Contemporary) classes are a key component of the Vocational program. Students explore foundational Modern and Contemporary dance techniques including: Limón, Horton, Graham and Release technique. As well, Vocational students are introduced to improvisation, choreography methods and mentorship, modern dance history and human anatomy.


Research has repeatedly shown that dance training alone does not provide the required strength, power, speed and endurance necessary for dancers. Injuries are reduced and performance increases when dancers engage in regular strength/resistance training. At Crossings we offer cutting edge dance specific Strength & Conditioning class in order for our students to establish a foundation of strength and endurance on which to further build technique and artistry. This class is available for dancers in our Child and Youth program and Vocational program.

  • VOCATIONAL BALLET

    I.S.T.D & R.A.D (Intermediate to Pre-Professional)


    Our comprehensive program uses both the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (I.S.T.D) and the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) methods of Ballet training to provide the student with a solid understanding of classical technique. Ballet exams are offered for students who are deemed ready by their instructor, and additional classes are required in preparation for examinations.

  • VOCATIONAL MODERn & CONTEMPORARY

    I.S.T.D, Modern (Limon and Horton based) & Contemporary


    Aspects of Modern dance include use of the torso, space, weight and the development of a strong grounded sense of movement. Students will explore the many styles of Modern dance (Limon, Horton, Graham and Release) as well as Contemporary dance techniques and exploration.


    *Ballet is a co-requisite for Vocational level Modern/Jazz classes.

  • variations

    Variations class is for Vocational 3 & 4 dancers who wish to learn classical repertoire and enhance their pointe work. It provides dancers with a glimpse into the professional world of Ballet. 


     *Vocational 3 & 4 Ballet is a co-requisite for Variations class. 

  • strength & conditioning

    Research has repeatedly shown that dance training alone does not provide the required strength, power, speed and endurance necessary for dancers. Injuries are reduced and performance increases when dancers engage in regular strength/resistance training. This dance specific conditioning class will establish a strength and endurance foundation on which to further build technique and artistry.