DEREK SANGSTER: George Brown Dances Dance Performance
program is a two-year diploma program.
It is a program that is thick in practical work.
We really concentrate on in-studio class time.
The program is well-rounded with classes in classical dance;
point for the females.
We offer pas de deux for both men and women.
It is also complimentary with heavy studies in contemporary
and jazz classes.
HANNA KIEL: In contemporary stream I teach repertoire and
So I teach them how to be more authentic and also be able
to make a decision for themselves in their creative process
as a dancer and a choreographer.
CYNTHIA MACEDO: Classical stream enables dancers that are really
serious about becoming a classical dancer and performing
in a true classical company.
It's not a class situation.
It's a coaching situation so that they can develop their skills
of turning and jumping and creating strengths and
performance quality that pertains to a classical dancer.
Successful graduates of this program will have a well-rounded
vocabulary of dance and they will be able to dance many
different genres of dance and it will make them versatile and
strong, athletic and very polished performers.
DEREK SANGSTER: Upon graduation our students go into so many
different avenues of the dance community and the
theatre community and the arts community in general.
I have students that fall into the commercial side of things.
I have students who mentor within the Canada's Ballet Jorgen Company.
What I'm most proud of is that their time here has opened up
their eyes to all the different possibilities that they have.