Student Apprentice Program

A Student Apprentice Program is offered by Premiere Dance Academy for Calgary dancers who want to take their knowledge further than what's offered in instructor-based classes. It provides an opportunity for current dancers at our studio to apprentice alongside one of our qualified teachers and assist them in instructing their classes.

This program is for dancers who are currently registered at Premiere Dance Academy and have a minimum of 5 years dance training, and who are in grade 7-9 and/or 12-14 years of age.

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Benefits of the Student Apprentice Program

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Our Student Apprentice Program is a valuable learning experience for any Premiere Dance Academy student that is serious about the performing arts. Spending studio time alongside a qualified teacher in pre-school and beginner-level classes will help improve the dancer's teaching skills and increase their understanding of instructing dance, as opposed to participating in it.

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Students in our Student Dance Apprentice Program will also be better prepared for the Student Dance Teacher Training Program also offered at the studio, which is designed for high school students and allows them to earn high school credits.

If you are interested in learning more about the Student Apprentice Program, please contact us

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Student Apprentice Program Acceptance Guidelines

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Our program pairs up apprentices and instructors in actual pre-school and beginner-level classes, so there are a limited number of positions available. The following guidelines ensure the best placement of applicants within the available spots:

  • Applicants must be currently registered as Premiere Dance Academy students
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years dance training and be in grade 7-9 and/or 12-14 years of age
  • Applicants must commit to the program for a full year in order to complete it successfully
  • Applicants will all be read by the Artistic Director and studio teaching faculty, and the decision of their acceptance will be based partly on this evaluation
  • Applicants will be interviewed by the Artistic Director and will need to sign a contract agreeing to the finer details and regulations of the position
  • Parents of applicants must read and sign the program's guideline agreement
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Applicants who are accepted into the Student Apprentice Program will not be paid faculty members, though their expectations at the studio will be similar.

  • Participants must well behaved, kind role models to the younger students and their peers
  • Participants are expected to be hard workers in the classes they're teaching as well as their own dance classes
  • Participants are expected to be helpful to fellow dancers and parents at the studio
  • Proper attire is essential in all classes
  • Full attendance is mandatory for the term and participants will follow the same procedures as the faculty when they are ill or unable to attend their scheduled classes
  • Promptness is expected for all classes
  • Participants will be evaluated on a monthly basis by their instructing teacher, and their evaluations will be screened and read by the Artistic Director
  • Participants will not be asked to sub classes if the regular teacher is absent
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In the unfortunate event that a participant is unable to follow these guidelines, they will be released from the program. If the program is found to be a poor fit for a student, they may also leave the program voluntarily; however, they will not be able to return to the program in the same season and may harm their chances of acceptance in future seasons.

We look forward to having a lot of bright and promising students take part in our Student Apprentice Program. For more information, please contact us or visit the studio to speak with a faculty member.