Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

Address 1
6199 Chebucto Road
Postal/Zip Code
B3L 1K7
(902) 423-6995
(902) 423-6029
Contact Person
Janet Bradbury, Dean of Dance
Accredited By
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts is a registered private career college with the Labour and Advanced Education Department of Nova Scotia. The Teacher Training Program is an approved diploma program under the Private Career College Act, 2018.
Year Founded
Founded in 1887 the Conservatory added the School of Dance in 1947
Average Class Size
no more than 12
Degrees / Certificates / Licenses Offered
Teacher Training - Diploma program
Entrance Requirements
Please see our website
Tuition Fees
Academic Year
Sept – June

At the School of Dance we hold the art of teaching in the highest regard. The Teacher Training Diploma Program is a two year course of study developed for those individuals who are inspired to share their love and knowledge of dance with others through teaching. The program provides a sound foundation in both technical and creative approaches to teaching dance. Curriculum has been carefully developed to explore elements of technique and artistry, with emphasis on an array of pedagogical topics relevant to the dance teacher of today.
During the academic year (September to June) students in the Teacher Training Diploma Program can expect daily dance and academic classes. The two year program students explore and expand their knowledge in areas such as teaching pedagogy and methodology, human anatomy, dance history, music theory and its application. Teaching is explored through all ages and levels of dance. In addition to their courses, students in the program will assist experienced teachers in the studio and be assessed on this as a part of their pedagogical course work. Technique classes include: classical ballet, pointe, modern dance, jazz, character, composition and conditioning for the dancer’s body. Participation in our annual Summer Dance Intensive is highly recommended.
Graduating students are given guidance on job opportunities, negotiating contracts, and self-employment. The Conservatory is frequently sent teaching opportunities and employment listings from schools around the world. Graduates of our program can be found teaching in a variety of arts organizations, schools and private studios.
Upon successful completion of the program graduates are eligible to apply for entry to the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Pathway to Registered Teacher Status (RTS) program.
Successful graduates of the program are also recognized by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s George Brown Dance program with advanced standing upon acceptance into the Dance Performance Diploma Program. This is reciprocated by the Conservatory towards graduates of George Brown’s Dance Performance Diploma Program. Please inquire for further information.
Financial assistance, Funding and scholarships are available to students