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Ballet Victoria Conservatory is a not-for-profit school operated by the Ballet Victoria Society.  

The students at BV Conservatory have the opportunity to learn from the Ballet Victoria professional dancers. The BV Conservatory develops young dancers’ potential by providing role models and sharing their passion for ballet everyday.

This live experience of the art inspires and motivates young dancers to learn. It provides the fun of learning and the satisfaction of seeing their efforts reach artistic excellence.

I3 Intensive Division 3 Ballet

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Register now! We have openings in our First Dance Class and Primary 1 Ballet class beginning in January 2024! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to join BVC! For our First Dance class, students aged 3+ will develop their sense of musicality while engaging in imaginative play. This class will ...encourage students to explore aspects of movement including space, size and shape.
In our Primary 1 class, Dancers aged 4+ will learn the basics of ballet technique, music and movement.

DECEMBER 15th Zoom auditions for @balletvictoria Aspirant Program!

The Aspirant program is a two-year post-secondary program that has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

The program ...challenges emerging artists and prepares them for the professional world. Dancers will develop their artistic and technical skills in ballet, pointe work, pas de deux, repertoire and all facets related to the profession. Students will study classical and contemporary variations as well as Ballet Victoria’s current repertoire and participate in company rehearsals as required. They will also have the opportunity to be cast in all of BV’s mainstage productions both in Victoria and on tour across North America.

Aspirants will take daily company classes led by BV’s Artistic Director Paul Destrooper. Additionally, students will work one on one with Artistic Director of the Ballet Victoria Conservatory, Andrea Bayne. Andrea was Ballet Victoria’s Prima Ballerina for over a decade and is currently BV’s Artist in Residence.

Ballet Victoria is now offering zoom auditions for our Aspirant program. The Aspirant program is a professional, PTIB certified, two-year post secondary program. The program challenges emerging artists and prepares them for the professional world. Dancers will develop their artistic and technical ...skills in ballet, pointe work, pas de deux, repertoire and all facets related to the profession. Students will study classical and contemporary variations as well as Ballet Victoria’s current repertoire. They will also have the opportunity to be cast in all of BV’s mainstage productions.

Aspirants will take daily company classes led by BV’s Artistic Director Paul Destrooper. Additionally, students will work with BV’s former Principal Dancer and Artistic Director of the Ballet Victoria Conservatory, Andrea Bayne. They will participate in company rehearsals as required.

Dates to be announced soon!

“Behind every dancer who believes in themselves is a teacher who believed in them first”
Our BVC students are so lucky to be surrounded by professionals who truly care.

We still have spots left for our incredible First Dance Class @balletvictoriaconservatory ! Don’t miss out on the chance to ignite your child’s the passion of movement!

Happy Thanksgiving from @balletvictoriaconservatory!
Ms. @andreabayne and Ms. @_bethany_danielle_ are thankful for all our incredible students, their dedicated parents and our talented professional faculty! There is so much to be thankful for here at BVC.
We hope you had an amazing weekend... with your family.
Classes resume Tuesday Oct 10th!

For Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, The Ballet Victoria Conservatory is taking the time to reflect and educate ourselves on the rights, teachings and practices of Indigenous people and to honour the survivors of Residential Schools and their families.
All classes on ...Saturday, September 30th will be suspended to facilitate a day of reflection and learning for all of our students and faculty. Learning and development is a critical part of @balletvictoriaconservatory mission and we encourage all of our BVC family to continue to learn and grow.

Congratulations to Elena Fuerbringer on receiving an apprentice contract with Ballet Victoria for their 2023/24 season! Elena graduated from the Ballet Victoria Conservatory’s Intensive Division and was accepted directly into the Aspirant Program where she trained for another two years. We look ...forward to watching you onstage Elena!

BVC is excited to share that @megan.cairns07 and @rexdances have been accepted to The National Ballet School of Canada and @lilika_sophia_ballet has been accepted to The Royal Winnipeg School of Ballet. All three students have trained at BVC since they were tiny children. We are thrilled to have ...Lilika stay with BVC for 2023/2024 and wishing Rex and Megan a good year at NBS. Congratulations to Rex on receiving a full scholarship! We are excited to see where your dance journeys take you and BVC will always be here for you along the way!

“That’s a wrap for Ballet Victorias Summer Intensive 2023! great job everyone!!!

Huge shout out and thank you to our guest teachers for this incredible summer intensive we couldn’t have done it without you! We had teachers from all over as well as some of our main BVC staff.
This... summer at BVC students had the pleasure of working with:

@angelamousseau -contemporary

@caitd_griffin -contemporary

@kyasa1197 -jazz and musical theatre

@olenaz8 -vaganova ballet teacher

@andreabayne -Artistic Director of Ballet Victoria Conservatory -Ballet Variations and musical theatre

@paul_destrooper-Artistic Director of Ballet Victoria-Ballet and pas de duex class

@_bethany_danielle_ -BVC teacher-Ballet and variations

@isabelle_jutras-company member of Ballet Victoria and teacher at BVC-stretch and strength class

Thank you for another great summer!

It is week 4 of BVC Summer Intensive 2023!

Let’s celebrate with a picture challenge. 🩰❤️📸 here are some examples of some of bvc students posing outside 🥰

What to do:
1. Post a dancing pic, inside or outside
2. Tag @balletvictoriaconservatory
3. Be as ...creative as you can!!!

Some BVC students dancing abroad are wrapping up their summer intensive experiences at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and The National Ballet School of Canada. Congratulations to all of their hard work! We look forward to reconnecting upon your return, safe travels home!

🌟 Exciting News! 🌟 Ballet Victoria Conservatory is thrilled to announce our summer programs for dancers of all ages and levels! 🩰✨

🔥 Improve your technique, unleash your artistry, and gain confidence on stage with our intensive training. 🌟🔝

Sign up now and take... your dancing to the next level!

#BalletVictoriaConservatory #SummerPrograms #IntensiveTraining

The Ballet Victoria Conservatory Year End Recital is just around the corner and promises to be an unforgettable experience for all.

This eagerly anticipated showcase is your chance to witness the incredible growth, dedication, and progress they have achieved throughout the year.

... Prepare to be captivated by their refined technique, expressive performances, and breathtaking artistry. Each student, from our youngest First Dance students to our Aspirant Program dancers will be showcasing their hard work and achievements.

This is an exceptional opportunity to support emerging ballet stars and experience the fruits of their labor firsthand. Don't miss out on witnessing the beauty and passion that will unfold on stage.

Congratulations to all BVC dancers for dancing and competing in the BC Provincials of Performing Arts this past week!
BVC had lots of talent selected to perform and compete.
Congratulations to:
Ballet Level 1: Isabelle, Romy, and Colette
Ballet Level 2: Katharine and Armathea and ...Alternate Megan
Stage level 1: Ayla and Alternate Jamia

BVC is so proud of Isabelle in Ballet level 1 for making top 3 for Ballet level one and then being awarded runner up! What an amazing accomplishment in her first year at festival.

Bravo dancers! These are incredible memories being built, looking forward to next year already! #bvcstrong #bvcdancers #bvcfuturestars #victoriadance #ballet #ballerinas #beinspired #inspire

Get your tickets now! Come and support BVC faculty members and students in another amazing collaboration with Ballet Victoria! BVC student breaking boundaries with her strength <3

Congratulations to BVC intensive 3 student Eila and intensive 2 student Deanna for BOTH winning the title of “Young Choreographers Award” @gvpaf in their respective age category. Both girls had some tough competition! 🙌🏻
The @balletvictoriaconservatory strongly promotes creativity ...and individuality amongst all of their students and we are so incredibly proud of both Eila and Deanna for sharing their unique talent! Brava ladies ! #choreography #creativity #nextgeneration #dance

Congratulations BVC students you all shone and rocked the stage ❤️🙌🏻

Registration is now open for our Summer Programs! The BVC’s summer camps are an incredible way to dance your summer away while gaining quality and individualized training! Register now! Spots are limited!! @balletvictoria #summerintensive #dancecamp #balletintensives

“To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession.”
Walt Disney ❤️

@armathea2020’s working Wednesday with Ms @andreabayne

BVC kids getting ready for @balletvictoria upcoming production @royalmcphersontheatres Dec 27, 28 and 30th of the Gift!! We are so excited to perform with Ballet Victoria and the @vicsymphony !! Get your tickets!

Intensive Level 3 working hard with Ms. Andrea and so happy to be back dancing again! This is going to be a great year for all BVC dancers! #bvcstrong #backtoschool #backtodance #loveballet #workhard #reachforthestars #onwardsandupwards

Intermediate level working on their Pas de Deux skills with Ms @andreabayne during week TWO of BVC summer intensive!

Week one of BVC Summer Intensive is done! Here’s a sneaky clip caught of Ms. @andreabayne class, one of the three ballet classes running this morning! #summerintensive #ballet #workhardplayhard #dance #petitallegro

Congratulations to everyone at BVC for an incredible year end Recital! We are so proud of you all! #bravo #congratulations

Last class for Ms.Andrea’s Intensive 3 students! We are so excited for this weekend!! @uvicfarquhar #recital #ballet #yearend

Thank you to those amazing parents/volunteers today for helping us unload @balletvictoria and @balletvictoriaconservatory brand NEW sprung floor! This is going to be such a huge benefit to BV and BVC! Way to go team!

BVC Aspirants and Ms Andrea working hard in a Stretch and Strength class in preparation for BVC’s year end recital coming up @uvicfarquhar on June 26th! Get your tickets to this fabulous show!! Click here to purchase your tickets

#recital #ballet #bvcstrong

Congratulations to our BVC students who were part of @balletvictoria’s production of Cinderella this weekend. We are so proud of you all and grateful to BV for the incredible opportunities it gives our students! Brava 🎉🙌🏻

Meet BVC Intensive 4 Level student!
Megan has been training at the BVC for the past 8 years and we are so proud of the lovely dancer she has grown into. She has had a very successful year and we want to brag! Megan was offered a scholarship at the RWB for their summer intensive as well as a at the NBS summer intensive where she will be going in July, followed by a week at the Royal Ballet School in England! She came top 12 in YAGP and from that was awarded a scholarship to the Rock School in Philadelphia. In the NIPAF she came 2nd place classical, 2nd place contemporary ballet, in the
MIPAF- 1st Place classical, 2nd place contemporary and is the 1st place winner and provincial representative for Victoria Danceworks festival! Congratulations @megan.cairns07, you have proven to all that hard work pays off!

Meet BVC intensive 3 level students Rex and Josephine! Both students love ballet and spent their weekend training with Ms. Andrea!
@rexdances @dr.corina_aesthetics @andreabayne

Happy New Year to all of our BVC family. To ensure the safest possible return to classes, we have decided to postpone class start until January 10th. Until then stay safe and healthy. Love you BVC faculty ❤️

What a great Christmas Eve class!!! Thank you everyone who joined us dancing this morning and thank you Andrea Robyn Bayne for teaching with me!!

Merry Christmas from us!!

Not just for my adult Ballet Victoria dancers, BVC dancers and parents are welcome too! Join us on December 24th at 10:00am for a virtual Christmas Eve Ballet class!! Message me with any questions!

******Christmas Gift from Ballet Victoria!!********

I am thrilled to announce that ...I have asked a VERY special guest to help me put together a Christmas Eve class just for you this Christmas Eve!!! Please join me and special guest...the spectacular prima ballerina and Sugar Plum Fairy from Ballet Victoria, Andrea Robyn Bayne!!! Join us in a FREE virtual class this Friday at 10:00am. Put your Santa hat on, and come dance with us by your Christmas tree at home in this virtual class!

ANY level, and dancer welcome! Friday Dec 24th 10:00am-11:00am
Message me now for the zoom link!

See Andrea Bayne perform in The Gift of the Nutcracker (yes it's still happening!! Wahoo!) next week at the Royal Theatre with the Victoria Symphony playing the original Tchaikovsky score.

Merry Christmas from us to you! 😀 and Happy Holidays

Three dancers! And three days before Christmas!! BVC teachers and students working up until the very last day!! Rehearsals for BVC students are tomorrow for their debut in @balletvictoria The Gift Of the Nutcracker @royalmcphersontheatres with @vicsymphony #happyholidays #bvcstrong #nevergiveup

Merry Christmas from I3 BVC students and a festive Ms. @andreabayne 💝 🧑🏻‍🎄🎅🏽🎄🎄Wishing all our BVC families a safe and happy holiday!!
#merrychristmas #santa #balletschool #bvcstrong #happyholidays

Intensive 4 student, @megan.cairns07 Twirling into Sunday with Ms @andreabayne like.. #weekendwork #ballet #pirouette #bvcstrong

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