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The Conteur Academy, established in 2012 as a post-secondary training program, was built upon the need for dancers in the Canadian dance industry to continue to study and train beyond a dancer’s formative years in the studio. The Academy’s vision is to offer a program in which elite dancers may continue to grow technically, hone their skills and gain a portfolio of knowledge to aid in professional opportunities. The Academy’s program is intended to enhance the training experience of those seeking a career in dance, whether it be in performance, teaching or choreography.


Since its official launch in October 2012, The Academy continues to train and mentor bright and talented dancers across Canada and the US, who have embarked successful careers as dancers, choreographers and teachers in Canada, the US and throughout Europe.


Through its 2-year training program, The Academy enhances and further develops the skills of an already accomplished dancer with exposure a unique program, providing unprecedented training in the field of contemporary dance. Unique to The Conteur Academy, is a floor based curriculum, designed by Artistic Director Eryn Waltman. Students train vigorously to perfect the art of floor work in the contemporary style, while also training in Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Progressions, Improvisation, Pilates, Yoga, and other specialties of dance and body training.


Students are offered a unique program which aids in the existing development of their expertise and assists in building on their professional portfolio for their future aspirations in the dance industry. 


NOTE: The Academy Program is currently under review and auditions will be paused until further notice. 



First Year Subjects

  • Floor I

  • Contemporary/Composition I

  • Technique I

  • Progressions I

  • Open Ballet I

  • Pilates I

  • Dance History I

  • Jazz Technique I

  • Modern I

  • Ballet I

  • Conditioning I

  • Contemporary Technique I

  • Improvisation I

  • Jock Yoga I

  • Partnering I

Second Year Subjects

  • Historical & Current Issues in Dance

  • Floor II

  • Contemporary/Composition II

  • Repertoire

  • Choreography

  • Open

  • Technique II

  • Progressions II

  • Open Ballet II

  • Pilates II

  • Intro To Movement Analysis

  • Jazz Technique II

  • Ballet II

  • Conditioning II

  • Business for Dancers

  • Partnering II

  • Modern II

  • Improvisation II

  • Athletic Therapy and Injury Prevention

  • Jock Yoga II

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