Youth Dance Program


489 Queen St West 3rd Floor. Toronto ON. M5V2B4

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The Collective Dance Company

AGES 16 - 26

Toronto’s first company training program for aspiring dance professionals. This is a year long program designed to train, mentor and expose serious dancers to the professional dance industry. 

The objective of the company is to provide strong technical training in a number of related and mutually supportive dance disciplines.  Dancers will develop their artistic abilities through an individually-tailored curriculum which emphasizes personal growth under the guidance of industry professionals.  Dancers attain knowledge in accordance with current industry standards relating to, professionalism, performance skills, casting requirements, audition training and etiquette.  

Dancers train in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, House, Salsa, Bollywood, Modern, Musical Theatre, Conditioning, and more. Technique classes are designed specifically to nourish each dancer’s skills and abilities.  Performance skills are honed through workshops and performances.  Enrollment to the company is granted through audition. 

Curriculum includes:

  • Weekly technique class and rehearsals

  • Repertory rehearsals with rotating choreographers

  • Performance and choreographic opportunities

  • Contact network-building with top choreographers, teachers, and directors

  • Personal mentoring and guidance

  • Body conditioning classes including Yoga/Pilates/Stretch/Ballet Boot Camp/Power Barre

  • Professional Development Seminars regarding practical issues such as nutrition, body conditioning, injury prevention, creating and writing resumes, audition preparation, make up application and more!

  • Access to workshops


  A Day in the life of a Company Member 

The dance company meets every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. The afternoon begins with a Floor Barre class designed to warm up, strengthen and improve overall endurance, technique and flexibility. The class is then followed by a specialized choreography class with a professional choreographer. The choreography ranges in various styles of dance that eventually become part of the company's performance repertoire. Dancers have access to seminars such as Professionalism and Industry Standards, Casting, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Improv and Make Up Application. Head shots and costumes are also included. The program strives to vary it's faculty and educational seminars so that dancers are exposed to industry professionals while developing a well rounded foundation.