Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts. The Directors consider academic records, the school visit as well as a student’s talent when accepting students into the Performing Arts Program.

We accept applications on an ongoing basis, however, we encourage families to begin the process early as classes offered often depend on numbers enrolled.

Should you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the us at (289) 238-9855.

Application Process

  • Book a visit
  • Meet with the principal and artistic directors
  • Complete the application form
  • Submit the application form with the application fee
  • Attend an orientation session the first day of the school year

Tuition & Fees

During the school year we hold open house days that coincide with the Hamilton Wentworth District Public and Catholic School Board’s PA Days.

However, we will arrange another day for your student to visit us if that is more suitable to your current school schedule. Students spend the day participating and attending all classes at their level.

Please call us to book your open house or visiting day ahead of time. The student will be given a brief orientation and be Introduced to students in their grade level. Parents will fill out a visiting student form. Students will be required to bring a lunch and proper attire for dance class.

*School fees do not include the cost of dance attire, costumes, school supplies and school trips.

Invoice for registration fees and books are to be paid in full before the start of the school year.
Upon acceptance, non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,500.
Seven equal monthly payments including 7% interest in post dated cheques.

For more information on bursaries contact the school office.

School Fees do not include the cost for dance attire, costumes, school supplies, and school trips.

Invoice for registration fees, books, and insurance to be paid in full before the start of the school year.

Payment Plan Available

Non refundable tuition deposit of $1,500.00 upon acceptance

Seven equal monthly payments including 7% interest in post-dated cheques.

For information on bursaries, contact the school office.

Full-Time 
Registration Fee$150.00
Returning Student$75.00
Tuition Fee, Grade 1 - 8 (General Stream)$11,200.00
Tuition Fee, Grade 9 - 12 (General Stream)$12,500.00
School UniformTBA
Text Book Materials$300.00
Residence/Home Stay FeeUnder 16: $6,500.00*
16+: $5000.00*
16+: $5,000.00*
Meal Plan (3 times a day, 7 days per week)$5,000.00*
Music Instrument RentalAs Required
Accident Insurance$50.00
Part-Time 
Registration Fee$150.00
Returning Student$75.00
Tuition Fee (one credit course, secondary school non-dance)$1,525.00
Tuition Fee (dance credit, dance - ballet)$2,400.00
School UniformTBA
Text Book Materials$300.00
Accident Insurance$50.00

National & International Students

We accept students into our Secondary School Ballet Program through an audition process. Families of International Students are required to obtain student visas, insurance, copy of passport and report cards translated into English for the last two years of school. Please see the Information sheet below for information on the audition process.

Students audition by attending an audition class. Students from out of province/country may audition by submitting a video.

*The level of a student is determined by the artistic directors & teachers on technical abilities, not necessarily by age, and may change at the discretion of the artistic staff.

Audition Requirements – via Audition Class

  • Audition Form
    • To be filled out prior to the audition class. Please bring a photo in a ballet pose.
  • Audition Fee
    • A $35 Canadian fee (non-refundable) to be submitted with the audition form. Cash or certified cheque payable to the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts
  • Ballet Dress Code
    • Ladies – leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, pointe shoes, hair in ballet bun.
    • Men – black tights, black/white fitted t-shirt, black/white socks and ballet shoes.
  • Audition Schedule
    • 11:30 AM: Registration
    • 12 noon – 1:30 AM: Ballet class (group audition)

Audition Requirements – via Video Submission

  • DVD auditions should be no longer than 10- 15 minutes and must include an introduction with name, age, years of study and places of study.
  • The DVD should have some barre, center work, pirouettes, allegro, pointe work and variation for the girls. Male students should include tour en l’air and grandes pirouettes. (if applicable)
  • Students must submit an audition form, check for $50 payable to Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, and a photo in a ballet pose.
International Full-Time 
Registration Fee$150.00
Tuition Fee, Grade 4 - 8
(Ballet, Music, Vocal, Drama)
$15,000.00
Tuition Fee, Grade 9 - 12
(Ballet or Drama)
$16,500.00
School Uniform$250
Text Book Materials$300.00
Residence/Home Stay FeeUnder 16: $6,500.00*
16+: $5000.00*
16+: $5,000.00*
Meal Plan (3 times a day, 7 days per week)$5,000.00*
Accident Insurance$50.00