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Ballet Victoria

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Victoria
Languages: English, French

Kids love dance but few of them know that professional dancers train like Olympic athletes or that studies link dancing to brain development. As Vancouver Island's premier professional ballet company, Ballet Victoria has been enlightening youth since 2002 on the benefits of dance to physical and mental fitness, self-esteem and appreciation for the arts. Under the direction of acclaimed artistic director and choreographer Paul Destrooper, Ballet Victoria continues to captivate audiences of all ages.


Destrooper's genius for interpretive movement portrayed near avant-garde theatrics.
Ballet Victoria's all about continually tossing choreographed art onto the stage, chucking raw emotion into each piece. Peter Rusland, Cowichan New Leader

Performances & Workshops

Intersections of Dance and Sport

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: Indoor space with level floor minimum 30' x 30'
Fee Range: $635 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Teachers and students alike are frequently surprised at how fascinating ballet is, especially for those who have never seen ballet before. Through demonstrations and performances, professional dancers show students the techniques and training behind ballet. We explain the "art of line", flow and dynamics of choreographic sequences. By the end, students have a greater appreciation for dance. More importantly, girls and boys leave with an enthusiasm to participate in this healthy and positive activity.

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