Special note to all Adults dancing at Maple Leaf.

This is a sad message to let you all know that at Maple Leaf we are grieving right now. Our wonderful “Carpenter Diem, and dear friend, Jeff Hunter, passed away suddenly a few days ago. The beautiful studios in which we dance were created by him. The beautiful wood finished floor and walls of Studio One were finished and refinished to perfection…his love of wood shines out of his work.

His work for us was on-going…together we had such plans for every corner of Maple Leaf’s home in St. Saviour’s Heritage Church. The planks on the carpet in the Sanctuary were laid ready by him mere days ago as he worked on creating our stage-front stairs. At Maple Leaf, we are surrounded by Jeff’s skill at creating beauty for the rest of us to enjoy.

Jeff was special, the kind of man whom everyone just plain likes. He leaves behind his family members, and especially his Mom, Shirley, and his wee son, Anthony, 3 1/2, who meant the world to him. The world, our ballet world at Maple Leaf, is so much the poorer without Jeff.

Maple Leaf School of Russian Ballet's adult classes provide well structured classical ballet education based on the Vaganova ballet method, which is the same method used in our Professional Program.  The adult program has been adapted by our Artistic Director to suit the needs and development of adult dancers while ensuring the same standard of training as our Professional and Youth programs.  We offer lessons for adults 19 years old and up for those who have no dance experience to those with more experience.  Our certified instructors give exceptional attention to detail in a fun environment so that there is complete and proper development of the student.

ADULT CLASSES AT MAPLE LEAF SCHOOL OF BALLET 2019-2020:

NOTE changes!

Tuesday, Adult Contemporary now 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Adult Jazz now 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

NEW:

We now offer Adult Contemporary and Jazz Classes

Returning Adult students:

We have made changes in the way the Adult Program is being offered. Please check below!


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* Class schedule subject to change.

Registered classes are open for drop-in students if the class is not full. BE SURE TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL AHEAD OF TIME TO ASSURE A PLACE IN A Drop - in CLASS. Students may combine registered and drop in classes but payment for registered classes cannot be transferred to drop in classes.  New students are accepted at any time depending on experience and availability of space in the correct class for their level. Limited programs are available during the summer months. Students may take drop-in class in any level equal to or below their current level.

BALLET CLASSES:

  • Fundamentals of Ballet - Level 1A: WEDNESDAY, 7:15 TO 8:15 p.m., THURSDAY: 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. For individuals with little or no ballet experience, or for those who wish to re-visit the basics. These classes emphasize the basics of classical ballet using the Vaganova method and ballet vocabulary, as well as focus on physical and mental development. Classes are 1 hour long.

  • Fundamentals of Ballet - Level 1B: WEDNESDAY: 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and/ or SATURDAY: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. For individuals with a little ballet experience and who have already learned some of the basic steps of the Vaganova method and ballet vocabulary in Level 1A. We strongly recommend that students attend at least 2 classes a week (Level 1A and Level 1B or 2 Level 1B for better development. Classes are 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

  • Fundamentals of Ballet - Level 1C: MONDAY: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For students who would like to progress beyond Fundamentals of Ballet 1A and 1B. We recommend this level for dancers who have one or more years of recent ballet training and were preferably taking class twice a week for the past year. Classes include full barre and some centre and are 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

  • Fundamentals of Ballet - Level 1D: TUESDAY: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and/or FRIDAY: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. We recommend that Level 1D students register for one or more 1D classes or a 1D and a 1C.. For students who would like to progress beyond Fundamentals of Ballet Level 1C. We recommend this level for dancers who have two or more years of recent ballet training and were taking class at least twice a week for the past year. Classes include full barre and some centre and are 1 hour and 30 min long.

  • Advanced Adult Open Ballet: For students with several years of dance and ballet training in the Vaganova/Russian method, the Cecchetti method and/or RAD . Classes will include full barre and full centre. Please contact us for more details about this class.

    CONTEMPORARY AND JAZZ CLASSES:

  • Adult Contemporary: TUESDAY: 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. and THURSDAY: 6:45 to 7:45p.m.

  • Adult Jazz: WEDNESDAY 6:15 to 7:15p.m.

DROP IN CLASS FEES:

Fundamentals Level 1A:              $22.00

Fundamentals Level 1B:              $25.00

Fundamentals Level 1C:              $25.00

Fundamentals Level 1D:              $25.00

Adult Contemporary $22.00

Adult Jazz $22.00

Advanced Open Ballet:          $30.00

RAD Vocational Levels:                  By Request                

REGISTRATION/RESERVATION FEE: Annual fee of $25 due September 1. This confirms your place in the Class(es) you have chosen on the Registration Form.

REGISTERED CLASS FEES and PAYMENT OPTIONS for each class:***

YOU MAY CHOOSE FROM THREE PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  1. Full year : September to June: Total amount is due September 1. See the total amount beside the class choice below.

  2. Three payments throughout the year, 1/3 of total is due September 1, December 1. and March 1. See amount per class beside class choice below.

  3. Monthly payments. If you choose this option, September and June payments are due September 1, then monthly payments are due the first of each month October 1 through May 1.

COST OF CLASSES:

1A : one hour class, $68.00 per month, due the 1st of each month, September and June payment due September 1, or choose $227.00 due September 1, December 1, and March 1 , or total for the full year: $680.00 due September 1.

1B, 1C, and 1D: 1 1/2 hour classes $84.00 per month, due the 1st of each month, September and June payment due September 1, or choose $280.00 due September 1, December 1, and March 1, or total for the full year :$840.00 due September 1.

Adult Contemporary: 1 hour class, $68.00 per month, due the 1st of each month, September and June payment due September 1, or choose $227,00 due September 1, December 1. and March 1, or total for the full year: $680.00 due September 1.

Adult Jazz: 1 hour class, $68.00 per month, due the 1st of each month, September and June payment due September 1. or choose, $227.00, due September 1, December 1, and March 1, or total for the full year : $680.00 due September 1.

***IF REGISTERING IN MORE THAN ONE CLASS, PLEASE ADD THE FEE PER CLASS TO SEE THE TOTAL DUE

For example, if you are registering to take one 1B class and one 1C class, your monthly payment would be $84.00 plus $84.00 or $168.00.

your 3 times a year payment would be $560.00

your Full year payment would be $1680.00

OPTIONS FOR MAKING YOUR PAYMENTS:

  1. By Cheque or Cash at the school. Please place in an envelope provided and label with your name, date, and classes for which you are paying.

  2. By e-transfer to <financial@mapleleafballet.ca

  3. By credit card ( add 3%) by calling 1-250-766-3736

    There will be a $40 NSF charge and an additional $10 late payment charge for all late payments.

WITHDRAWAL:

Students may withdraw up to October 31st for a full refund of classes not taken, minus a $25 Administration Fee. There will be no withdrawal after October 31st.

REGISTRATION:
Registered Classes:  Students must sign up for these classes by clicking on the registration link above.  Registered classes are designed to ensure that students' progress and development are consistent and carried through the whole year without interruption.  The classes are progressive, so although new students are accepted, the instruction will continue based on previous classes.

Drop-In Classes:  Please select class on the form at the top of this page when you would like to take a Drop-In class. You may also choose to just come by, but may run the risk of a class being full or possibly cancelled.  

New students are always welcome to the drop-in classes.

Trial class: You may try a drop in class at no cost at any time.  Please call to book a FREE TRIAL CLASS or use the link to register for a drop-in class at the top of this page.

Drop-In Class Payments: Drop-In Classes may be paid for by:

1. Cheque or cash at the school office. Upon your arrival please place your payment into an envelope provided, label with your name and the date and name of the class taken, and place in the indicated receptacle.

2. Purchase of pre-paid Adult Ballet Class Cards. You may purchase any number of cards ahead of time for the Adult Classes you may want to take. Please be sure to keep your pre-paid Adult Ballet Class Cards safe as lost or stolen cards cannot be re-issued.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Class is right for me?
Please email info@mapleleafballet.ca and provide us with a brief description of your previous dance education/experience and we will be happy to place you in the class which best suits your needs.   Remember, the first class is a TRIAL class and is FREE! Please add your phone number in case we need to contact you by phone.

What should I wear? 
Tight fitting clothing such as yoga wear is preferred. If you are not comfortable wearing tights and leotards, then you don’t have to wear them! There is no uniform. However, we strongly recommend split-sole, non-stretch canvas ballet slippers. If you have never done ballet before, try it wearing socks during your trial class.

Do I have to perform?  
Adult Ballet students may be invited to guest in our annual Christmas and Year End performances. These performance opportunities usually consist of character roles or in choreography. There is never any pressure or requirement to participate in any of the performances and the level of participation is completely up to the individual student. Extra classes and rehearsals may be requested by the instructor. Adults who want to participate will need to make a firm commitment for any extra rehearsal or class times.

Professional dancers: Please contact the school prior to attending any classes and special class arrangements will be made.