“The Dance Program here at East Coast Varsity is an exceptionally grounded, open and positive place for young dancers to push past their limits. We work together to reach their highest potential and have a support system that will allow dancers to take risks and step outside their comfort zones. ECV is a place to grow, a place to create and a place to find your way as an artist.” – Ms.Brittney McCarthy
The Dance Program at ECV provides dancers with the tools and resources required to pursue dance as a professional artist. All students attending the ECV Dance Program will be given a high quality education that compliments the dedication of each individual’s training schedule. The students at ECV are assessed daily based on readiness, attendance, attentiveness, skill, and their desire to learn. We believe here at ECV that all of these qualities are highly important to building character in all students as both individuals and as artistic athletes.
The curriculum focuses daily on building a strong technical foundation while empowering students to find their artistic voice through their dancing. Dancers will receive instruction and guidance from experienced and accredited instructors. Training will focus in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Improvisation, Composition and Acrobatics to ensure versatility. At ECV, we believe in giving dancers the opportunity to grow by learning from several different instructors throughout the year as well as providing dancers with guest instructors from across North America.
ECV’s Dance Program is designed to provide students with five classes of dance each week focusing in various styles each day. Dancers are assessed and receive feedback to understand their progress and to continue to strive to accomplish their goals. ECV’s Dance students also partake in an annual showcase where their progress from the school year can be presented through professional choreography and own-choreographic works.
ECV dancers have accomplished many achievements since studying in ECV’s Dance Program including being accepted into Summer Intensive Programs across North America including the National Ballet of Canada. Dancers have also participated in several elite Dance Festivals across Canada and The United States.