The moment you enter the Conservatory you become aware of the building’s history and its atmosphere of vibrant artistic activity, created through the outstanding quality and dedication of the entire faculty. The School of Dance’s teaching staff includes a wonderful blend of national and international backgrounds that bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the training of students.
As a student, The Conservatory was an inspiring place for me to grow and develop as an artist. The technical training I received there, enabled me to pursue my passion. Returning to teach is like coming home. The students are incredibly thoughtful and eager in their approach while upholding the quality of training that The Conservatory is known for.
Since joining the Conservatory over 30 years ago I have been amazed to see the Dance Program grow from five students to a vibrant, nationally and internationally respected ballet training location. It is the team of extraordinary dance faculty that has worked this magic. I am delighted to see children from three years old grow in the programs, and likewise to see seniors thrive in this rich atmosphere of dance and music.
As a young dancer at The Conservatory, I was always surrounded by inspiration and imagination. The warm, nurturing environment of the school was crucial in helping me build a solid foundation of dance technique, as well as being a perfect incubator for my passion and artistry to grow.
Conservatory dance students excel because of excellent instruction, small class sizes and fantastic opportunities. Students shine in spring recital, special performances, camps and clinics and the annual production. It’s the complete dance experience.
The School of Dance, under the direction of Barbara Dearborn, continues to focus its instruction on ballet as the principle style in order to provide a strong basis for developing other forms of dance. Barbara Dearborn has been the Director and Head Teacher of the School of Dance for thirty years and is currently Dean of Dance. Through her knowledge, dedication and commitment, the school has developed an outstanding Classical Ballet training program that embraces all three major styles of classical dance; Cecchetti Society of Canada (CSC), Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA). Also offered are a unique Folk Dance program and our very highly respected post-secondary Teacher Training Program, which is the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada.
Graduates of the School of Dance have continued their careers with professional dance companies and major teaching institutions across Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Fri05May20176:45pm to 9:00pmMaritime Conservatory of Performing ArtsShow details
The MCPA Association will be holding a Jazz themed fundraiser and silent auction at The Conservatory on Friday May 5th, 2017 starting at 6:45pm. Zoe Leger, Kendall Stubbs, Antonia Pigot and David Pigot will set the mood with wonderful Jazy performances. And for some of your other senses, delectable Hors d'Oeuvres provided by Pavia Gallery will accompany a cash bar with non-alcoholic drinks also available. Don't forget about the silent auction!
The cost for the for event is $30 per person. RSVP on or before April 28th, 2017 by coming to or phoning the Conservatory office. Payments of credit card, cheque or cash are excepted.
Auction items would be gratefully accepted and can be delivered to Jeffrey or Clayton at the Conservatory office by May 1st.
Proceeds from the event and from the silent auction go to the MCPA Association Student Scholarships and Bursary Funds.
Sun04Jun20171:00 & 5:00pmSpatz Theatre
Thu08Jun2017Fri09Jun20178:00 PMShow details
Please be sure to join us on June 8th and 9th at 8pm in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall for our fully staged musical production of SEUSSICAL starring the combined casts of our Elementary and Junior Broadway Company Players. Now one of the most popular and performed shows in North America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favourite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favourite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little girl with a big imagination – Jojo." Tickets are available now at our Main Administration Desk!
Sun11Jun20172:00 PMLilian Piercey Concert Hall, the ConservatoryShow details
The Conservatory’s annual Convocation will be held on Sunday afternoon, at 2:00 PM in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall. It is at Convocation that Scholarships and Prizes are awarded, including the Association’s many awards. All members of the Association are invited to attend Convocation.