XBa Centre of Dance offers the International Certification in Dance Studies award to dedicated dancers who have trained with XBa for a minimum of one season before applying for the program. Being admitted to the Certification Program at XBa means that dance education is the first priority after school.
For prospective dancers 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.
There are 3 streams of Certification to choose from:
Senior A - ages 14 to 17 - 6.5 hours of dance training per week
Classes in Contemporary, Choreography, Ballet, Pointe and Improvised Movement on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Senior B - ages 11 to 13 - 5.5 hours of dance training per week
Classes in Contemporary, Choreography, Ballet and Improvised Movement on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
NEW: Junior - ages 8 to 10 - 3.5 hours of dance training per week
Classes in Contemporary, Ballet and Choreography on Tuesdays and Thursdays
2. Hip Hop
4.5 hours of dance training per week
Classes in Hip Hop, Breakdance and Improvised Movement on Wednesdays and Fridays.
3. Joint Contemporary & Hip Hop
7.5 hours of dance training per week
Classes in advanced Contemporary, Choreography, Improvised Movement, Hip Hop and Breakdance on Mondays, Wednesdays 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.