At the Institute of Dance, we’re known for our excellence in ballet training. We’re the only dance studio in Winnipeg that offers ballet instruction at such a high level, as we’ve trained Manitoba’s first-ever recipient of the Solo Seal Award from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Many of our students have received scholarships from the Manitoba Dance Festival.
Classical Techniques and Modern Styles – Students Aged 3 and Up
Our ballet instructors Bernadette Shum and Linda Yap teach through the RAD method, and our higher level classes are accompanied by a live pianist. We focus on classical ballet technique, emphasizing postures, lines, control and execution through both barre and centre work. Students also learn modern styles and character work.
Pointe Classes – Students Aged 12 and Up
In addition to general ballet classes, we also offer classes that focus on strengthening exercises and techniques for preparing the feet and ankles for pointe work. Dancing en pointe refers to balancing on the tips of fully extended feet.
We keep class sizes small so that we can offer individualized instruction. We do examinations through the RAD syllabus, from Pre-Primary up to Solo Seal. If you’d like to learn more, check out our weekly schedule or give us a call.