Studio Corps de ballet

Me? A Ballerina?

Yes, you, who's secretly telling yourself  "I would love to dance ballet but... " you always find an excuse to not do it!

I'm in!

Find your perfect class

When? Where? How much?

Other relevant information... like what to wear, the schedule and cost

Me? A Ballerina?

No more excuses

We heard them all!

  • I'm too old
  • I don't have a ballerina body
  • I have to lose some weight first
  • I'm not flexible
  • I'm uncoordinated
  • I have no dance experience 
  • I have bad knees
  • I've carried children

Your excuse is not there? Share it with us, we'll add it to the list!


Finally, we will give you a very practical exemple. Let's say that you want to start running, will you expect to be able to run the marathon before even starting to train? Obviously not! "I'can't run because I can't run the marathon" seems illogical to you as well right? Well, it's the same thing with ballet, you shouldn't expect being already flexible, musical or in "ballet shape" before even beginning to learn to dance. It's something that you will learn and work on... regardless of your age and your abilities, just like running.

Admission criteria

Just kidding! You like ballet, you want to dance? That's all you need.

Say yes to the dress

What should I wear?

Comfortable, form fitting and easy to move around clothes. Such as yoga pants and a tank top. The most important is to feel comfortable.

No need for ballet slippers, socks work just fine.


You are dreaming of wearing the classical ballet outfit? Go for it! Leotard, tights and slippers will work perfectly... because they are made for dancing! You won't be alone, we promise!

Feel free to ask us, we will be happy to help you with your shopping.


NB No Tutu please, we save it for the stage.


Our only requirement is for hair.

Please have your hair off your face: in a pony tail, bun, piggy tails... whatever you feel like!


Classes

Yoga

The practice of yoga allows you to connect with your body and your breathing. A cross-training essential for ballet, you'll become a better ballerina and reduce your chances of injury. Of course, no need to dance to take these classes!

Classical Ballet

Description on each class. Since there is no registration, you can try one and change your mind as many times as you wish. You can even attend many levels!

Ballet Workshops

Choreography, variation, Progressive Ballet Technique... A little guide to help you understand this jargon.


Classical Ballet Classes

Corps de Ballet

60 minutes

A short one-hour class that is perfect for an introduction to ballet.

No experience needed!

The first half of class will be held in the center with strengthening, stretching exercises as well as basic ballet mouvements.

The other half will take place at the barre, we will work on classical ballet basics. The more experienced dancers will enjoy this opportunity to strengthen their technique.

The perfect way to have a quick workout/dance class during your lunch break or after work!

Ballet 1

90 minutes

Traditionally, the duration of a ballet class is 1h30. The first part takes place at the barre et the second part in the center. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional ballet dancer, the class structure is exactly the same. The class starts with pliés, tendus, dégagés and so on. In this level, you will learn the basics of classical ballet technique. 

The level is an Introduction to ballet (0 to 1 year of training)

Ballet 2

90 minutes

In this level, you will learn more complexe mouvements both at the barre and in the center. Pirouettes and Petit Allergro will be introduced.

This is a beginner level. (1 to 2 years of training)

Ballet 3

90 minutes

In this class, you will expand your ballet vocabulary and work on more complex movements. There is more time dedicated to Center work, and combinations are longer. Double pirouettes and different kinds of turns will be introduced.

This is an advanced beginner/intermediate  level class. (3-5 years of training)

Ballet 4

90 minutes

Number of request: 2 (needs 6 to start)

Intermediate level class (min 5 years of experience).

This class will be added to the schedule depending on your interest! Write to us with your time/day preference. 

Pointes 1

60 minutes

You always dreamed of dancing on pointes? It's totally possible to do it as an adult! This class is an introduction to pointe work, you will stay mostly at the barre.


For this class you will need Pointe Shoes, not any Pointe Shoes, but shoes that are adjusted to your own feet. The fitting of pointe shoes is quite different than regular street shoes or ballet slippers.

Please ask us how to get appropriately fitted for shoes before your first class.


(Min 1 year of training and teacher permission)

Ballet Workshops

Formule *ENG

Class taught in English for the anglo community, or for French speakers who want to be exposed to more English. You should already be comfortable in English as it is not an ESL class.

Bring your own child *BYOC

Children (12 years and under) are welcome in the classroom. They can take the class with you (at no extra charge), or play, do their homework, run around, cry... 

Variation and repertory (coming soon)

Wake the Swan, the Sleeping Beauty, or the Sugar Plum Fairy inside you. In this class, you will learn the "real" choreography of famous ballets (such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker ...)

Open to Ballet 1 and up.

Can be done on pointe.

Choreography (coming soon)

Ballet is a performing art. Learning and performing is an amazingly rewarding experience you can have as a dancer. Sure, you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone, but that's what you need to become a better dancer.  


Registration required

Open to ballet 1 and up!

Progressive Ballet Technique

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.  It is sometimes difficult for students to feel what muscles initiate the correct alignment in ballet their training. However, as the fit ball is continually mobile under the student’s’ body it gives the students a proprioception for their posture and weight placement whilst feeling each correct muscle groups.

Yoga

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature.  Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. Other yin-yang polarities include cold-hot, down-up, calm-excited. 
In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) is yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. 

Yin Yoga works on the Yin tissues - also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time, the body will respond by making them a little longer and stronger—which is exactly what you want. Remember the principle of exercise is to stress the tissue so the body will respond by strengthening it.

Note: Yin Yoga requires the muscles to relax around the connective tissue in order to get a stretch, so not all yoga poses can be done safely or effectively when practicing Yin style. Thus Yin asanas have different names


A Yin yoga class consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. In a Yin yoga class, the poses are held for up to five minutes and possibly longer. Yin yoga is almost entirely passive, although some Yin asanas contain some Yang elements. During the asanas, muscles are relaxed to avoid muscle spasm, which could result from engaging muscles for long periods.


Look at all the benefits of Yin Yoga:

  • Increase circulation and improves flexibility
  • Stillness: Calms and balances the mind and body
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Fascial release
  • Deeper relaxation
  • Greater joint mobility
  • Meridian stimulation brings balance to the organs

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa, like all yoga styles, originated from Hatha yoga. The term vinyāsa refers to the alignment of movement and breath, which turns static asanas (poses) into a dynamic flow. Modern Vinyasa flow yoga (also known as power yoga and flow) is best described as freestyle Ashtanga as it doesn’t adhere to the rigid structure of Ashtanga set out by K. Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga can be traced back to 200BC.


Vinyasa classes are  quite dynamic, which requires the mind to stay focused in the present. The practice itself is like a moving meditation.
The pace can vary and there is no one particular sequence that teachers follow, so if you tried a Vinyasa class and didn’t like it, try another teacher!


So many benefits:

  • Calming - The steady cycle of inhales and exhales provides you with a calming, mental focal point.
  • Purification of body -The continual movements, from one pose to another, gives you an added cardiovascular benefit creating internal heat. The increased circulation and sweat leads to purification of the body.
  • Increase muscle strength & flexibility - the routines, weather they are slow paced or fast paced are a great workout for your body.
  • Brings you to the present - Yoga opens you up to this moment, which is all there is and which is the doorway to experience truth and real happiness.

source: www.ekhartyoga.com

Where? When? How much?

Price list

The majority of classes don't require registration. Class cards are a very flexible option for adults, as you can come anytime, the same classes are given several times a week. 

No need to sign up ahead of time, just show up 15 minutes before the beginning of your class.


1h Classes

a la carte 20$

6 classes card 108$*

12 classes card 180$*


1,5h Classes

a la carte 24$

6 classes card 126$*

12 classes card 216$*


3 months Membership - access to ALL classes anytime  600$*


Private Lesson - Ballet

65$/h

Get all the attention from the teacher! Get ready for your first class, or work on something specific!

Package available.


*2h Indoor parking is included, you will have to provide your License Plate to the studio.

Access

You can access the studio by using the indoor parking that located under 830 Ernest Gagnon. Next, take the Edifice 2 elevator and go to Level One. The studio will be on your right.


There is also a lot of free parking in the surrounding streets. Do not use the parking located behind Edifice 2 (15 minutes periods only).

Schedule

Schedule