For students aged 8 and up, we offer intensive technique classes, called PODS, 1 to 4 days per week from 2:30pm.
For students in school grades 8 or higher, our Half Day Training Option, Classical or Commercial Dance stream, includes training from 1:30pm every weekday afternoon.
The Caulfield School of Dance Professional Training Division Half Day Training option allows members in middle or high school, grades 8 and up, to train from 1:30 pm Monday to Friday, in addition to unlimited, but mostly optional training on Saturdays and beyond 4 pm Monday to Friday.
The Classical stream pre-4pm Monday to Friday training is in Ballet (including pointe work, pas de deux, repertoire, conditioning etc.), Contemporary Ballet, and Modern/Contemporary Dance including improvisation.
The Commercial stream training is in Ballet with optional pointe work, Modern/Contemporary Dance, and Commercial forms (Jazz/Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, and/or other non-classical forms).
The Half Day Training option is only open to serious and dedicated students. Audition and/or interview and signed Agreements (please see more regarding the program’s obligations and policies below) with students and their guardians are required.
Total Tuition includes:
- 3 weeks of Summer Intensive Weeks;
- a 3 day September workshop;
- September to June, groups instruction from 2:30 pm Monday and 1:30 pm Wednesday to Friday;
- special workshops, with regular faculty and guest instructors;
- and beyond 4 pm weekday courses that include:
- an R.A.D. syllabus ballet course for those pursuing an examination;
- a minimum of one hour of required conditioning course time;
- a minimum of 4.5 hours of required technique course work;
- and any* additional courses.
Additional courses are optional except for individuals who require a co-requisite course or courses to participate in the Half Day program by individual assessment.
Half Day program enrollment for the 2019/2020 year requires a minimum of three weeks of 2020 Caulfield School of Dance Summer Intensive Weeks, which are included in tuition, and participation in not less than 60 hours of summer training in total (e.g. summer classes and programs at Caulfield School of Dance totalling 60 hours or more; or 3 weeks of C.S.D. intensive training = 52.5 hours + proof of training at other institutions, totalling at least 7.5 hours).
* Repertoire courses are determined by Audition.
We hope that you will take advantage of the Summer Early Registration Discount of 5% by fully registering for all CSD Summer programs and classes by June 19, 2020.
All of our Summer Programs are open for registration online now.
The fee ceiling does not include semi/private instruction, special exam preparation classes, etc. Only regular group courses of any genre incur no additional tuition fees.
The Half Day Training option is part of the Professional Training Division and therefore parents and students will be required to sign a contract of commitment. The contract includes a requirement parent volunteer time. Parent(s) and Half Day program students pledge to ensure understanding of and adherence to the Professional Training Division program’s obligations and policies.