2023/24 LYRICAL

Lyrical is a relatively new form of dance that fuses Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet. Dancers will learn how to express emotion and interpret the significance of lyrics through flowing, controlled movements. Upper body positions are generally different from a traditional ballet style, body angles unfamiliar to jazz or ballet technique. Constantly evolving, Lyrical can be performed with flexed or pointed feet, and relies heavily on the use of soft contraction and release of diaphragm, head, shoulder, hip rotation, off centre turns and layouts.

Our 2nd semester begins the week of Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.


RECREATIONAL:These are non-competitive, recreational classes available to all students of the appropriate age. View our Student Placement Guidelines for additional information. Open classes are intended to accommodate a wide range of skill levels--from beginner to advanced.

TROUPE (Audition Required)

TROUPE: Dancers receive intensive training geared toward a competition environment. Classes and competitions require substantial dedication, commitment, and financial investment. Admission by audition ONLY. Contact office staff for additional details.

  • Select a Register link to begin your online registration process.
  • If the class has reached maximum enrollment, a Waitlist link will be displayed. Waitlisted students are given first consideration should a spot become available or if a similar class is added to the schedule. A large waitlist will often dictate when a new class is created. Joining a waitlist is free of charge.
  • If no link is displayed, the class may require a special enrollment process (admission by audition, for example). This also occurs during the final months of each semester, when classes are no longer accepting new enrollment.

Upon submission of online registration, fees will NOT process immediately. Expect an email confirmation within three (3) business days. This will include the total amount owing, with applicable taxes and discounts. This confirmation will also schedule a date for the processing of your initial payment using the provided billing method.


When multiple classes share the same name, each class is assigned a number (in brackets). For instance, Junior Ballet (1) and Junior Ballet (2). These numbers exist only to differentiate the classes on the schedule and have no impact on student placement.

2023/24 Season

The 1st semester of our season begins on September 5th, 2023 and ends on December 16th, 2023. The 2nd semester begins on January 2nd, 2024 and ends on June 15th, 2024. Unless otherwise noted, classes will continue for the entire season provided minimum enrollment is maintained.


Though our 2023/24 season runs from September 2023 to June 2024, registration does NOT commit you to the entire 10 month period (6 months for second semester). Tuition is paid on a monthly basis. Students are free to add classes, transfer to a new class, and/or withdraw from class at any time. Important: Enrollment and billing will continue through to the end of the season unless office staff are otherwise notified by the registrant.

Initial Fees & Monthly Tuition

Initial fees will be posted at the time of registration. Subsequent tuition fees are due on the 1st of each month. Initial fees include the first month's tuition (prorated if joining mid-month), a $40 registration fee per family, and costume fees as detailed below. Listed fees DO NOT include GST, taxes are additional. Families will be discounted for multiple students/classes.

Tuition is calculated based on class length and day of the week. For example: Monday classes offer fewer lessons due to stat holiday and long weekend closures, resulting in a lower tuition fee. 45 minute classes will likewise feature a lower fee compared to 60 minute classes.

Costume Fee

Costume fees are paid at the time of registration, $45 + GST per class/per student ($22.50 for second semester enrollment). No upfront costume fees are required for highland, troupe, adult, or pre-introduction (My Grown Up & Me) classes.

For each recital performance (two per season), students shall receive one costume per class as provided by Excalibur's in-house seamstresses. This is a RENTAL fee ($22.50 per recital), all costumes provided by Excalibur are to be returned following the performance for which they are intended. These fees offset associated costs and labour; including materials, construction, fittings, alterations, repairs, and cleaning, as well as the organization and distribution of costumes to the student base.

Fixed Payment Plan

Tuition fees are calculated as part of a "fixed" payment plan (also known as an equal payment plan). Fees are calculated by determining the total cost of the season, minus all studio closures, divided equally across the 10 month period between September 2023 and June 2024. The registrant pays the same fee each month regardless of how many classes are attended. Note that all scheduled closures are subtracted prior to the calculation of fees, thus reducing the average monthly tuition.

Don't See the Class You're Looking For?

If we do not offer an appropriate class, please let us know. Be sure to join a wait list if the class of your choice is full! New options will often be added to the schedule based on demand.

Monday 18-Dec-23 19:53:30 PST