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 Victoria International Ballet Academy

Address: 7 Bradwick Drive, ON L4K 2T4, Canada
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description  Victoria International Ballet Academy

  • Established: 2004
  • Location: Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  • Students age: 4-18 years old
  • Programs: pre-school, elementary school, high school, summer school
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Accommodation type: host family, residence ( Boarding house)
  • Language: English.

Victoria International Ballet Academy is an educational institution in Canada where students from all over the world can receive professional education in the field of choreography, as well as classical academic education.

The school bears the name of its founder, the Russian ballerina Victoria Mironova (Evdokimova). The actress graduated from the Russian Ballet Academy. More than 20 years Mironova was the ballerina of the Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater. In 2003, Viktoria Mironova moved to Canada, where she opened her ballet school. After another year, this educational institution was transformed into a unique private school for the country, combining a professional ballet institution and a general educational institution. Officially the school is registered by the Ministry of Education of the province of Ontario as the Academy of Science and Arts of Canada. Since 2012, ASAC has acquired its premises with spacious ballet classes, where international children are still studying today. In addition, the academy has transformed into a full-fledged private school with academic programs with an artistic bias - the professional school of fine arts and music with a vocal department were added to the specialization of ballets.

Arts and Science Academy of Canada offers an intensive program of ballet, music, English language courses for local and foreign students, as well as interesting excursions to the outskirts of Toronto. In summer courses are organized in each school area, and children's camps run from 4 to 8 years old.

Since the International Academy of Arts and Sciences has a ministry registration, it has the right to grant its graduates diplomas of secondary education (Ontario Secondary School Diploma), which are listed on admission to any college or university around the world. In addition, students who pass the final exam for ballet, can receive a diploma of the Artist of the Ballet. It gives an additional advantage for further training and employment.

ASAC Private School provides its students with high-level academic and professional education that is achieved thanks to a comfortable environment and an atmosphere of mutual respect between teachers and students, as well as a competently built balanced program that combines the academic and artistic education of children.

The Academy has a brilliant pedagogical staff. In addition, they all have many years of experience on the stages of the best Russian theaters. Every teacher treats own work with love and is ready to take responsibility for the successes of each pupil of the academy.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in  Victoria International Ballet Academy

Program name
from 31 000 $CAD / year

Quick overview:

  • Age: 4-8 years;
  • Dates: September to June;
  • Duration of the program: up to 5 years.

The course for the youngest pupils of the Academy consists of an extended program, including the study at a basic level of subjects such as:

  • Mathematics;
  • English;
  • French;
  • Disciplines from the cycle of natural sciences.

Young students spend a lot of time outdoor, participate in different games and educational events.

Also for children from 4 to 8 years the academy holds a 3-week camp during the summer holidays! Pupils are waiting for a lot of ballet lessons, stretching, as well as fun, the sun, nature and communication with friends.

Brief information about elementary school:

  • Age: 8-15 years;
  • Dates: September to June;
  • Duration of the program: up to 8 years.

About the educational course: Primary school in the academy lasts from the 1st to the 8th grade, and the educational process takes place on an enriched educational program that helps the pupils to realize their potential to the maximum. Main tasks of the course are the development of intellectual and physical aspects. So, educational process in ballet classes help from an early age to acquire an excellent posture, flexibility and strength, to instill in the child healthy habits and a little discipline of a restless and inquisitive mind.

The curriculum focuses on languages ​​(English and French) and mathematics. The knowledge of the Academy's students outstrips the analogous state program, especially in the field of mathematics.

from 31 000 $CAD / year

Quick overview:

  • Age: 16-18 years old;
  • Dates: September to June;
  • Duration of the program: 3 years.

From the 9th to the 12th grade, the students of the academy attend secondary school, where they study academic subjects (emphasis on mathematics, English and French) along with artistic ones: ballet, fine arts, vocal or music. The program for older children is strong, therefore 1-2 years ahead of state standards. This gives the academy students the opportunity to be fully armed by the time they enter the university.

Mentoring teachers, their active participation in the training of each student and a good physical load create the optimal environment for obtaining knowledge. In the academy, each of the senior teachers is a specialist in their field. Some of them also teach at the university, so they know about the latest requirements for applicants in universities in Canada, Europe, the United States and other countries.

20.07.2020 -07.08.2020
from 350 $CAD / 5 days

Quick overview:

  • Age: 4-8 years;
  • Dates: July - August;
  • Duration of the program: from 1 to 4 weeks.

Within the framework of the children's camp program, the young students will be engaged in:

  • Ballet;
  • Stretching;
  • Music;
  • Arts and crafts;
  • Studying academic disciplines:
    • Mathematics;
    • Chess;
    • Logic;
    • English.

The daily routine:

  • From 9:00 to 13:00 - training sessions;
  • A lunch break;
  • From 14:00 to 16:30 - classes by ballet or other types of physical activity.

The children are engaged in small groups, where the work of each student is supervised by the teacher. Information on the success of schoolchildren and the level of preparation in choreography and artistic development to parents is reported weekly by the teacher. If necessary, you can take private lessons in any direction under the guidance of experienced teachers of the Academy.

20.07.2020 -07.08.2020
from 1 180 $CAD / week

Brief information:

  • Age: 9-18 years old;
  • Period of the educational program: July - August;
  • Duration of the program: 3 weeks.

The course of the summer ballet school can be held by children from the age of 9 years. The program of ballet intensity includes master classes with famous international teachers and ballet stars. The educational program of the course consists of:

Stretching classes;

Classical ballet;


Creating the program.

Schedule of the day:

  • 10:00 -10: 50 - stretching;
  • 11:00 -12: 30 - ballet technique;
  • 12:30 -13: 30 - lunch;
  • 13:30 -14: 30 - variations, character or modern dance;
  • 14: 30-15: 00 - break;
  • 15: 00-16: 30 - repertoire, duets, partnership, male technique, rehearsals for the final work.

At the weekend for international students will be organized entertainment trips to the center of Toronto, to Niagara Falls and other notable places in Canada.

In addition to the ballet lessons, a 3-week course of English as a foreign language (ESL) will work for all foreign students. Program participants will receive 20 hours of instruction on the campus, where they will train communication skills, develop vocabulary, develop grammar, pronunciation and writing skills.

Accommodation, housing and food

In the international ballet school of Canada, students are offered to settle in a residence on a campus or in a host family (Homestay program), which can become the family of one of the students or teachers.

A campus has everything for living, as well as spacious common lounges, and around the body of a beautiful courtyard surrounded by nature. Dining in the campus on the principle of full boarding - three times a day.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, English, French, maths

Events  Victoria International Ballet Academy

Arts and Science Academy of Canada prepares its students according to the program of the full course of secondary school in the areas of ballet, fine arts and music. In addition to artistic disciplines, students study general subjects, including English, as well as:

  • Foreign languages;
  • World history;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology;
  • Geography;
  • English as a Foreign Language (ESL) and others.

On the course, the visual arts students will develop their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and other fields. Also, students of this course will be able to prepare a good portfolio here that will help them enter the university in such specialties as:

  • Designer;
  • Creative Director;
  • Concept artist;
  • 3D moderator;
  • Animator;
  • Fashion designer;
  • Art director;
  • Marketing Manager;
  • Environmental Designer;
  • Industrial designer-architect.

In addition, international students can study:

  • Business;
  • Marketing;
  • Computer software;
  • Web development.

Therefore, by the time of arrival, the children will already be able to learn the basics of several popular professions.

The music course program is formed from several directions: it's vocals and playing in an ensemble or in a school orchestra. For each of the directions such classical subjects as instrumental play (as a soloist and as an accompanist), theory, solfeggio, musical history are studied. From instruments, students can choose pianoforte, guitar, violin or flute.

The vocal is used for performing the variety, harmony, vocal performance, ability to keep on stage. In the ensemble from the 2nd to the 6th grade and in the school orchestra from the 6th to the 12th grades children are engaged under the guidance of a professional conductor and musician. The repertoire will include classical works, jazz and other popular compositions: for example, the theme from the film "Star Wars", "Pirates of the Caribbean", etc. In addition to above instruments, the orchestra can play the clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, etc.

Except in addition, twice a week for students organized on-site activities and excursions in Toronto. Here you can visit many great sights. For example, the CN Tower is the highest TV tower in the world (553 m) with high-speed elevators and a revolving restaurant on top; Osgood Hall Historic Court Building, Casa Loma's Neo-Gothic Mansion, Baldwin Staircase, which descends from the terrace of the post-glacial Iroquois Lake, and many others.

Equipment  Victoria International Ballet Academy

The school is located in one of the largest and most popular cities in Canada - in Toronto, Ontario. There are many different restaurants, cafes and coffee houses in the city - just next to the campus are StarbucksCoffee, SecondCup, TimHortons, MilkStreetCafe; Bakery. Shopping is possible at:

  • The Royal Orchard Shopping Center;
  • Centerpoint Mall;
  • Thornhill Square Shopping Center.

On the campus of the school is located several spacious rooms, including unique ballet studios, sports grounds, a dining room, a main building and a residence. If the student lives outside the campus, then in the summer period, transport can be organized to and from the school for an additional fee.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Services, which are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Accommodation in a family or in a residence;
  • Air tickets;
  • Transfer from / to Pearson International Airport;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Fine arts classes;
  • Classes of music.

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to enroll in the International Academy of Arts and Science of Canada, the child needs to collect the following package of documents:

  • The education certificate (certificate for high school students);
  • Student Academic Achievement Report;
  • Cover Letter;
  • Child photo;
  • A copy of the birth certificate or passport;
  • Two characteristics per child from teachers + letters of recommendation.

Also to the school administration with the above documents will be necessary to send a video to a ballet lesson applicant under the guidance of a teacher.

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 Victoria International Ballet Academy reviews

I understand that this academy does not give higher education? We are from Russia, can you please tell us a higher institution of choreography faculty in Canada, and is there a budget one?
What she saw herself: communication with teachers is free and worthy. Level of training - I wish everyone this level. If you have the opportunity, at least one year let the child study there - this will be one of the best times of his life
Svetlana, hello. Thanks so much for a good review.

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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