XBa Centre of Dance offers the International Certification in Dance Studies award to dedicated XBa dancers, ages 11+. Being admitted to the Certification Program at XBa means that dance education is the first priority after school.
New for the 2022/23 Dance Season, there are 3 streams XBa dancers can select from:
5.5 hours of dance training per week.
Classes in advanced Contemporary, Choreography, Ballet and Creative Movement on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
2. Hip Hop
4 hours of dance training per week.
Classes in advanced Hip Hop and Breakdance on Fridays and Saturdays.
3. Joint Contemporary & Hip Hop
6 hours of dance training per week.
Classes in advanced Contemporary, Choreography, Ballet, Creative Movement, Hip Hop and Breakdance on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Every season, XBa Certification dancers participate in the X-Ball (Christmas Fundraiser, December), the CID Evaluation Event (March), the InFormal & Pro Show (March), International Dance Day (April), and the XBa...Live? Year End Performance (June). Performances at outside venues such as Canada Culture Days, White Rock Festival of Lights, and art gallery openings to name a few will be discussed on a per event basis.
For dancers new to XBa considering the Certification Program, the requirement is a minimum of one dance season training recreationally in multiple styles. The Certification process is a serious, long-term commitment, and dancers must be fully dedicated to the longevity of the program.