Student Teacher-in-Training

This level of membership is designed for the senior student who has aspirations to pursue a teaching career. This is entry-level teaching certification.

Student Teacher-in-Training Requirements:

  • 16+ years old
  • Applicants must have passed the Society of Russian Ballet Pre-Elementary exam
  • Applicants must be sponsored/mentored by an existing member of the Society who has Associate or higher certification
  • Applicants must submit the Teacher’s Exam Application form with two copies of their resumé
  • Examination fee $80.00 payable six weeks prior to exam date
  • One examiner required
  • The examination consists of:

a) Teaching a ¾-hour class for four students up to and including Level 4 which must include the presentation of a small enchaînement. (Maximum length of enchaînement is 60 seconds.)
b) A 15-minute oral question and answer to include work for males

  • Once passed the Student Teacher-in-Training may present students for examination up to and including Level 4
  • Once Student Teacher-in-Training membership is granted the Student Teacher has a 5-year grace period to acquire their Associate Teacher certification. Student Teacher-in-Training status with the Society will be revoked if Associate membership is not acquired before the end of the five-year grace period
  • Student Teachers may use the S.R.B. St. T. accreditation after their names and the Society’s logo in documents and advertising materials for the five-year grace period prior to attaining Associate membership
  • Student Teacher-in-Training annual membership fee: $50.00
  • 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.