Associate Teacher

The Associate Teacher is a dance professional who is actively entering students for examination with the Society. Teachers who wish retain their professional association with the Society of Russian Ballet, but do not submit students for examinations, may become non-active members.

Active Associate members will automatically be deemed non-active members if they do not enter students for examinations for a period of two years.

Associate Teacher Requirements:

  • 18+ years old
  • Applicants must have passed the Elementary exam or be an Affiliate Member
  • Applicants must submit the Teacher’s Exam Application form with two copies of their resumé
  • Examination fee $300.00 payable six weeks prior to exam date
  • One examiner required
  • The examination consists of:

a) Teaching a 1-hour class for a minimum of four students up to and including Elementary, which must include the presentation of a small enchaînement. (Maximum length of enchaînement is 60 seconds.)
b) A 30-minute oral examination, which will include questions regarding pointe and work for males
c) A 1-hour written examination

  • Once Associate membership is granted the teacher may present students for examination up to and including Intermediate
  • Associate Teachers may use the S.R.B. ASSOC. accreditation after their names and the Society’s logo in documents & advertising materials
  • Annual Associate membership fees: Active $150.00,  Non-Active $200.00
  • Associate 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 fees

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.