To pursue passion, integrity and knowledge through the beauty of dance

Kirkwood Academy’s Pre-Professional Program’s goal is to grow an already inherent love of dance into one that is technically proficient, passionate and knowledgable. Our students are given the tools to expand their abilities through daily classical instruction, personalized support by qualified instructors and opportunities to share their love of dance to audiences locally and abroad.


Auditions for the 2018-19 will take place on April 22.  The audition fee is $20 payable at audition.

  • Junior Audition (8-12yrs) 300-400pm
    • Check-in/registration/warmup 230-3pm
  • Intermediate/Advanced Auditions ( ages 13+) 415pm – 530pm
    • Check-in/registration/warmu 345-415pm

All dancers should arrive in audition attire (black bodysuit, pink tights, hair in ballet bun). No skirts needed.
Intermediate/Advanced candidates also require pointe shoes.

  • Juniors must have a 4×6 photo standing in 2nd position a terre
  • Intermediate/Advanced must have a 4×6 photo of them placed in 1st arabesque en lair
  • Each child auditioning must complete the online form (please no family forms)

Talented & driven students can:

  • receive an exceptional level of daily dance training
  • complete their academics with on and off-site options
  • participate in regular evening classes at Kirkwood or their home studio
  • be involved in peer teaching and mentoring
  • receive personalized written feedback for dance


  • potential opportunity to pair KAPP with academics at NCS or neighbourhood schools or
    updated K-12 ConnectED with academics at Mount Benson school
  • younger dancers can now start their intensive training at an earlier age
  • Monday-Thursday schedule allowing academics to follow high school block rotations

KAPP Faculty

Chantelle Norris

Chantelle Norris ARAD RTS, AISTD Dip.

KAPP Artistic Director

Carole Martyn

Carolé Martyn ARAD RTS

KAPP Director

Beverley Martyn

Bev Martyn ARAD RTS

KAPP Program Coordinator

Our Vision: To enliven the spirit of dance in today’s youth through family, friendship and fun.