Advanced Teacher

An Intermediate Teacher with the Society, who wishes to enter students for examinations at the Pre-Professional Level, will seek Advanced Teacher certification. They will also have a desire to gain more in-depth knowledge of ballet history, theory and pedagogy as it applies to the Russian method.


Advanced Teacher Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Intermediate Teachers and have successfully entered students at the Advanced Level
  • Applicants must submit the Teacher’s Exam Application form
  • Examination fee $500.00 payable six weeks prior to topic submission date
  • One examiner required
  • The examination consists of a written theory paper of 4000-6000 words based upon a topic of the candidate’s choosing upon approval of the assigned examiner. The theory paper is due eight weeks from the date of topic submission. Theory papers will become part of a theoretical library of the Society of Russian Ballet for member use only. Re-publication of the theory paper, in part or whole, is subject to the written approval by the author
  • Once Advanced Teacher membership is granted the teacher may present students for examination up to and including Advanced and becomes eligible for appointment to the Examining Committee as vacancies occur
  • Advanced Teachers may use the S.R.B. ADV. accreditation after their names and the Society’s logo in documents and advertising materials
  • Annual Membership Fees: Active $150.00, Non-Active $200.00
  • Advanced Teachers become inactive after two years of without examinations.  Active status may be regained after submitting students into exams
  • All rights and privileges with the Society will be revoked when a member fails to remit their annual membership fee

The Society of Russian Ballet was founded in Canada in 1975 to preserve and promote Russian styled training in classical ballet. In the formative years the Society operated as a branch of The Society for Russian Style Ballet Schools, with its headquarters in England. In 1980, to serve the needs of Canadian teachers, students and dancers more effectively, the Canadian branch became the independent society we know today.