For Ages 6 and Older

From beginner to advance levels, the Shelley Shearer School of Dance offers a wide range of classes for any new student in Winnipeg. All instructors are qualified professional teachers who bring years of experience to each class in order to safely guide students through the art of Ballet. Following the internationally recognized syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, each class has live piano accompaniment. Designed to enrich our students Ballet experience, you’ll find that two teachers are present in every class to ensure the highest level of instruction and individual attention for each student, beginner or advanced. At the beginning levels, students learn the foundation of Ballet technique. Proper dance posture, positions of the arms and feet and how to properly turn out their legs. Whether recreational or working towards a professional dance career, Shelley Shearer School of Dance is proud to deliver the highest quality Ballet program to everyone. Every student’s year culminates in the annual performances in June at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall where everyone becomes a star. We’ll see you on stage!

The Shelley Shearer Advantage:

23 years of successful experience entering beginner to advanced professional students in International ballet examinations with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

Ballet faculty has professional teaching accreditation with ISTD, Royal Academy of Dancing and Cecchetti

Professionally accredited and experienced teachers

Two instructors in every class and limited class sizes ensures individual attention

Full range of class levels in each discipline and lots of class times to choose from

All programs have been developed through years of experience and are updated on an ongoing basis

Teachers receive leading edge training at national and international conventions and classes

World-class facilities: Studios have sprung dance floors and professional dance flooring to help prevent injuries

Live piano accompaniment

Viewing Gallery with large windows and ample seating

Annual Parent Open House provides added insight into student progress

Lots of free parking

Live piano accompaniment in preschool and ballet classes

June recital for all students aged 3 and up at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall

Award winning choreographers and teachers

Director’s Invitational programs in all disciplines for more intensive training and other performing and competing opportunities

Decades of Provincial, National and World Champions

 More Adjudicator’s Choice Awards and Scholarships than any dance school in a single year and in Manitoba Dance Festival history

 More World Champions than any school in Manitoba

In-house assistant and teacher training program in all dance styles and levels

World famous guest teachers and workshops held at our own studios

All dance classes qualify for your child’s fitness tax credit. Please see the FAQ section for more information.