Pre-professional Program

Introduction

Les Petits Ballets' pre-professional program offers classical ballet training from beginner to advanced levels based on the Vaganova style. Students are accepted through auditions and are expected to maintain a high caliber of commitment and dedication.

Society of Classical Ballet examinations are part of the pre-professional program. Please visit Society of Classical Ballet for more information.

Les Petits Ballets is a non-competitive ballet school and does not participate in competitions. Students from the pre-professional program are eligible to join Les Petits Ballets' Performing Company.

Students from this program have been accepted into professional dance schools as well as university and college dance programs.

Auditions for the 2024-2025 Season

For Dancers Ages 3-5: Please check out our Child Program Page to find classes that will best suit your aspiring young dancer (no audition necessary)!

For Dancers Ages 6+: Auditions for this age group are being held on Friday, August 23rd, 2024. If you would like to audition for this program, please sign up HERE by August 16th, 2024. If you have any questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pre-Professional Program
Pre-Professional Program
Pre-Professional Program
Pre-Professional Program
Pre-Professional Program
Pre-Professional Program
Pre-Professional Program
Pre-Professional Program

Registration for Pre-Professional Program

Registration will open soon for current pre-professional students only. If you would like to audition for this program, please sign up HERE. If you have any questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Syllabus & Repertory Program 2024-2025

Click HERE for 2024-2025 Schedule (subject to changes)

**NEW** Conditioning Class for Elementary 6 - Advanced! Conditioning classes help dance students craft a balance between the strength and flexibility required to make ballet movement effortless. The class will use a variety of strength building methods drawing upon Pilates, yoga, exercise ball work, floor barre, and more.

Preparatory 1

Syllabus class: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Preparatory 2

Syllabus class: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm

Elementary 2

Syllabus classes: Tuesdays 4:45-5:45pm, Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Repertory class: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm

Elementary 3

Syllabus classes: Tuesdays 5:45-6:45pm, Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm

Repertory class: Tuesdays 5:00-5:45pm

Elementary 4

Syllabus classes: Mondays 5:00-6:00pm, Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm

Repertory class: Tuesdays 7:45-8:30pm

Elementary 5

Syllabus classes: Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm, Thursdays 5:00-6:15pm + Stretch & Strength class: Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm

Repertory class: Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm

Elementary 6

Syllabus classes: Tuesdays 7:45-9:15pm, Thursdays 6:15-8:00pm + Stretch & Strength class: Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm

Repertory class: Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm

Elementary 7

Syllabus classes: Tuesdays 6:45-8:15pm, Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm + Stretch & Strength class: Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm

Repertory class: Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm

Intermediate 1

Syllabus classes: Mondays 6:00-8:00pm, Thursdays 8:00-9:30pm + Pointe class: Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm

Repertory class: Saturdays 10:00am-1:30pm

Advanced

Syllabus classes: Tuesdays 8:15-9:45pm, Thursdays 8:00-9:30pm + Pointe class: Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm

Repertory class: Saturdays 10:00am-1:30pm

Holidays - No Classes

Click HERE for full 2024-2025 Calendar of Important Dates

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation September 30, 2024
Thanksgiving October 12-14, 2024
Winter Break December 21, 2024 - January 5, 2025
Family Day February 17, 2025
March Break March 10-16, 2025
Easter April 18-21, 2025
Victoria Day May 17-19, 2025

Ballet Examinations

We value the growth and commitment of our students. We offer Society of Classical Ballet examinations, for students in Elementary 4 and up as a part of our Pre-professional Program. This year, examinations will be held on Friday, February 28th - Sunday, March 2nd, 2025.

Examinations are mandatory for all students enrolled in our Performing Company / Repertory program. All examination fees are non-refundable.

Dress Code

Ballet: Girls/Women

  • Plain black leotard; Sleeveless (tank style): Preparatory to Elementary 4. Spaghetti straps: Elementary 5 to Advanced
  • Tights without seams in "ballet pink" or the appropriate colour to match one's skin tone (no cut-offs or socks)
  • Ballet shoes with elastic in pink or the appropriate colour to match one's skin tone (leather full-sole for Preparatory - Elementary 4 and canvas split-sole for Elementary 5 - Advanced)
  • Nude-coloured spaghetti strap bodysuit: for performance; repertory students only
  • ALL pointe shoes must be approved by your teacher before sewing on the ribbons and elastics
  • Sweatshirts, T-shirts, shorts, and jewellery are not permitted
  • Hair must be placed high in a bun. No bangs or loose hair.

Please visit our blog post How to Make a Ballet Bun

Ballet: Boys/Men

  • White short sleeve fitted T-shirt or capped sleeve or tank style bodysuit
  • Black tights or leggings
  • Black ballet shoes with elastic (leather full-sole for Preparatory - Elementary 4 and canvas split-sole for Elementary 5 - Advanced)

The Les Petits Ballets Code of Conduct can be viewed below.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

  • All programs are subject to change in date, fee, time and location.
  • Cancellations – classes are subject to cancellation due to insufficient registration – if this occurs a full refund will be issued.
  • Withdrawals/refunds - no refunds after December 31st except for medical reasons or family transfer. Prior to Dec 31 refunds will be as follows: Prior to Oct 15: 75% of total fees, Oct 16 to Nov 30: 50% of total fees, Dec 1 to Dec 31: 40% of total fees. Prorated refund for Summer registrations; no refund after the first week of classes. Click here to fill and submit the withdrawal form.
  • Natural disasters and severe weather events - no refund for classes cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of Les Petits Ballets, including natural disasters, severe weather events, and the closure of the Nepean Creative Arts Centre studios.
  • Teacher illness/absence - no refund for classes cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of LPB teachers, including illness and family emergency.
  • Attendance policy; - it is the responsibility of the pre-professional student to maintain excellent attendance for all syllabus and repertory classes. If a student cannot attend a class due to illness or family emergency, they / the family must inform the teacher or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible before class. If a dancer does not adhere to this important policy of strict attendance, they may not be permitted to participate in the performance, repertory program, and/or the pre-professional program at the discretion of the Artistic Director and Choreographer. In the event that a student is dismissed from any /all classes of the pre-professional program, fees will be forfeited – no refunds