Performing Arts Mentorship Program

A unique curriculum for aspiring dance professionals!

What is the Performing Arts Mentorship Program (P.A.M.P)

During this two year progressive program, participants will work with professional dance instructors, while gaining supplemental theoretical knowledge through research, reflection and analysis. Our rich program will prepare participants for related post-secondary studies while giving them valuable skills applicable to any career!


Who Should Apply for P.A.M.P?

Our Performing Arts Mentorship Program is carefully designed for anyone wishing to pursue further studies in the performing arts. Participants will accumulate 80 or more hours of field-related experience. The goal is to give youth performing arts job experience and knowledge, while helping to develop their resumé, portfolio, references, and network of dance professionals.

Practical & Theoretical Activities for a Multi-Faceted Experience!

Journaling, planning, research, in-class experience, and more make for a dynamic program!

Year 1


Participants will develop teaching methods through observation and practice, working with a number of professional instructors to obtain a well-rounded perspective on teaching in the performing arts. In order to acquire instructional skills, candidates will create class lessons, and learn about safe movement practices, classroom control, motivation, and constructive feedback. Candidates will progressively gain more leadership within the class.

  • 15 hours of observation with at least 3 different instructors
  • 15 hours of teaching practice
  • 10 class exercise plans
  • 5 hours of workshop/master class participation
  • 5 hours of professional performance observation
  • Supplementary reflection and research

Year 2


In their second and final year, program participants will choreograph a full-length piece, choosing artistic elements including costuming under the guidance of a professional instructor. Participants will stay current in the field of dance by attending workshops and professional performances, while exploring their post-secondary options.

  • Completion of one choreographed piece
  • 10 hours of observation with at least 3 different instructors
  • 10 hours of teaching practice (choreography time cannot count towards teaching practice)
  • 5 hours of workshop/master class participation
  • 5 hours of professional performance observation
  • Supplementary reflection and research

Application Requirements

  • Candidates must be 15 years or older
  • Candidates must have four or more years dance experience
  • Candidates must be enrolled in ballet and at least three other different dance styles during the fall and spring/summer terms of each P.A.M.P. year.
  • Candidates must submit an application form (contact us for details). Forms must be signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Candidates must submit a reference letter along with their completed application form.
  • The program cost is $250/year.

Applications for Year 1 Candidates are due by September 1st, 2018.  Only 5 candidates will be accepted into the program each year.

For an application form, click here.