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Armstrong Dance Academy

Explore your passion for dance!

3440 Okanagan St., PO Box 143  

Armstrong, BC  V0E 1B0


Half Day Ballet Program

 Click here to download our Audition Application Form

Armstrong Dance Academy offers a Ballet Program which coordinates an intensive dance training schedule with academic schooling at Pleasant Valley Secondary School.  This program is for serious dance students who are considering a career either teaching or performing classical forms of dance.


Acceptance into the program by audition only.  Audition date is set for Saturday April 14th 2018 - 9:30am

If you miss the audition date, please contact us to arrange an audition. There will be a fee of $25 for auditions after April 14th.


Classical training is the focus of the ballet program.  Ballet classes are Cecchetti based, and students will be entered into ballet examinations (entry into examinations at the discretion of the dance teacher).  Modern and jazz are also part of the program.  Successful completion of the program is dependent on consistent attendance; dance reports and reflections on dance performances; participating in master classes; and auditioning for other classical programs (e.g. National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School).

There will be opportunity for students to assist classes (on a volunteer basis). Opportunity to teach will be offered to students who show commitment, leadership, maturity and strong organizational skills.


Students will earn 8 course credits upon completion of the one-semester program.  Students are also eligible to earn IDS course credits for after-school dance program in other styles: hip-hop, tap, etc.  Students taking the ballet program may use credits towards P.E. requirements.


For Further Information Please Contact:

  • Heather Leask – Education Outreach Program - Phone: 250-832-0662
  • Susan Bensmiller – Ballet Program Director - Phone: 250-546-0308

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