The School of Alberta Ballet Announces Extensive Boys' Scholarship Program

CALGARY, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Artistic Director Edmund Stripe is pleased to officially announce the School of Alberta Ballet's Boys' Scholarship Program. Designed to attract outstanding international and local talent, the program offers up to 25 full tuition scholarships to talented male dancers ages nine and older. In addition, the School of Alberta Ballet is proud to announce boys preschool classes in Calgary and Edmonton for only $80 per year.

"I am delighted to announce these scholarships to further encourage and assist talented male students to develop and hone their dance and performance skills at the School of Alberta Ballet," says Edmund Stripe.

To be considered for these scholarships, male dancers ages nine and up are invited to audition for the School of Alberta Ballet's Professional Division. Up to 25 full-tuition scholarships will be awarded each year, giving aspiring dancers the extraordinary opportunity to train full-time and receive their academic education at the official training centre of Alberta Ballet. All aspiring male dancers are encouraged to attend an upcoming audition in Ottawa, (March 29) Toronto, (March 30) Edmonton, (April 6) or Calgary (April 13-14).

To engage a new generation of male dancers, the School of Alberta Ballet is delighted to offer preschool boys an opportunity to attend the Open Division for only $80 per year. Boys ages 3-5 can attend classes that will cater to their high energy and learning style while giving them a chance to train with world-class teachers.  

Registration opens April 1 for returning students and April 15 for new students. Further information can be found at schoolofalbertaballet.com.  

About The School of Alberta Ballet
For over 20 years, the School of Alberta Ballet has been consistently recognized as a world class training facility and charitable organization. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Edmund Stripe, the School has an annual enrolment of more than 500 students in its Foundation Training Program and Professional Division. The School of Alberta Ballet has an active community profile with free outreach and community programs reaching thousands of children every year.

SOURCE Alberta Ballet

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