Join the Northern Institute of Dance's Year Program!

Are you passionate about ballet? Ready to take your skills to the next level? The Northern Institute of Dance is excited to announce our 2024-2025 Year Program, starting this August and running through June for ages 4+!

Check the schedule below for time and pricing!

Don't miss your chance to be part of our dynamic ballet family. Spaces are limited, so sign up now to secure your spot in the Northern Institute of Dance's Year Program. Fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

2024-2025 Schedule & Pricing

Pre-Ballet (ages 4 - 5)

$132 a month

Monday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Introduction to Ballet

Wednesday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Introduction to Ballet

Junior Program (ages 6 - 8)

$200 a month

Tuesday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Ballet

Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Ballet

Friday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Ballet

Intermediate Program (age 9+)

$400 a month

Monday

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Ballet/Pointe

Tuesday

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Ballet/Pointe

Thursday

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Ballet/Pointe

Friday

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Ballet/Pointe

Half-Day Program (Advance)

$682.50 a month

Monday

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Ballet/Pointe
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Contemporary

Tuesday

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Ballet/Pointe
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Contemporary

Wednesday

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Ballet/Pointe
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Contemporary

Thursday

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Ballet/Pointe
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Contemporary

Friday

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Ballet/Pointe
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Contemporary

Ready to Elevate Your Ballet Skills? Sign Up for Our Ballet Classes Today!

Message us using the contact form below, and we’ll respond within 24-48 hours and help sign you up!

Congratulations to Sylvie Swanson for her acceptance to National Ballet of Canada summer program

We are thrilled to announce that our talented student Sylvie Swanson has been accepted to attend the National Ballet of Canada summer program! At Northern Institute of Dance, we are dedicated to providing professional ballet training that prepares dancers for prestigious opportunities like this. Our programs start on August 6th and are open to students of all ages, starting from 4 years old. If you're ready to take your dance skills to the next level and follow in Sylvie's footsteps, contact us at 778-513-0283 or email us at info@northerninstituteofdance.com to register today!

Exclusive Interview with CKPG: Discover the Northern Institute of Dance

Join the Northern Institute of Dance 2024-2025 Season

Training the Next Generation: Igniting Passion and Precision in Ballet

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Season Duration: August to June

Our 2024-2025 season spans from August 6, 2024, to June 2025, providing an extensive and enriching dance experience for our students. With nearly a full year of training, you'll have ample time to develop your skills, build strength, and grow as a performer.

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Annual Performance Showcase

Every student at the Northern Institute of Dance will have the opportunity to shine in our grand annual performance in June. This showcase is a highlight of our year, where dancers from all levels come together to present their hard work and talent to family, friends, and the community.

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Local Dance Festival Participation

Students in our Intermediate and Advanced programs will get the unique opportunity to participate in local dance festivals. These events allow dancers to gain performance experience, receive valuable feedback, and engage with the broader dance community.

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Expert Instruction

Our faculty comprises experienced and passionate dance educators who are dedicated to fostering a supportive and challenging learning environment. With their guidance, you'll be encouraged to push your boundaries and reach new heights in your dance journey.

  • UNESCO Certified Excellence

    Our program is certified by UNESCO, ensuring that our curriculum meets the highest standards of dance education and cultural enrichment. This prestigious certification guarantees a world-class training experience that is recognized globally.

  • Expert Leadership

    Our Artistic Director holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Classical Ballet and Contemporary and Modern Dance. Her extensive academic background and professional experience provide our students with top-tier instruction and insightful guidance, fostering artistic and technical growth.

  • Focus on Ballet Excellence

    At the Northern Institute of Dance, we emphasize ballet training to help dancers excel in this foundational style. Our focused approach ensures that students develop strong technique, discipline, and artistry, laying a solid foundation for success in any dance genre.

$682.50 per month

Half-Day Program at Northern Institute of Dance

Our Half-Day Program offers dedicated dancers intensive, high-quality training in ballet, contemporary, and modern dance, while allowing time for academic studies or other commitments. With expert instruction and a focus on technique, artistry, and performance skills, this program prepares students for advanced opportunities in the dance world. Join us to elevate your passion for dance!

$450 per month

Intermediate Ballet Program at Northern Institute of Dance

Our Intermediate Ballet Program offers focused, high-quality training exclusively in ballet. Designed for dancers aiming to elevate their skills, this program emphasizes technique, artistry, and performance. Students will also learn pre-pointe exercises, preparing them for the next level of ballet training. Join us to take the next step in your ballet journey!

$200 per month

Junior Ballet Program at Northern Institute of Dance

Our Junior Ballet Program provides young dancers with focused, high-quality training in ballet. This program is designed to develop foundational skills, technique, and artistry in a supportive and nurturing environment. Students will engage in exercises that prepare them for more advanced levels of ballet, fostering a love for dance and building confidence. Join us to start your ballet journey on the right foot!

$132 per month

Pre-Ballet Program at Northern Institute of Dance

Our Pre-Ballet Program introduces our youngest dancers to the joy and discipline of ballet. Through fun and engaging classes, children will learn basic ballet positions, movements, and coordination. This program emphasizes creativity, musicality, and the development of motor skills, providing a solid foundation for future ballet training. Join us to ignite a lifelong passion for dance in your child!

Testimonials

  • ★★★★★

    "Worth their weight in gold!"

    This ballet school has been monumental from day one. Constanza and Miguel pour their heart and soul into the training and performances as well as create a welcome environment for all of their students to thrive.
    Worth their weight in gold!

    Halle Hart

  • ★★★★★

    "Best decision we ever made."

    Best decision we ever made. My daughter first started with little dance experience and has since flourished beyond our dreams in the short time that she has been there. Miguel and Constanza have created such a warm, creative and welcoming environment that makes the kids absolutely love being there.

    Kayla Woyciehouski

  • ★★★★★

    "Highly recommend, coming from a dancer."

    The best teachers I have ever gotten to work with. Been dancing 13 years but have seen the most improvement in 1 month with them. More strong and more flexible than ever! Highly recommend, coming from a dancer.

    Hannah Swanson

  • ★★★★★

    "Amazing Teachers"

    “Miguel and Constanza were Nina’s dance teachers. They are amazing teachers and Nina had advanced tremendously under their mentorship. I’m sad that we have lost them in GVA but a great opportunity for folks up North to get top-notch training!”

    Lilach Marom

    Leadership Team

    NID Artistic Director - Constanza Aguirre Hayes

    Constanza Aguirre Hayes was born in Resistencia Chaco, Argentina. Starting her dance education at a young age, she grew a passion for the performing arts and spent her formative years studying in Argentina. After training in Chaco, Constanza received a full scholarship from the cultural minister of Buenos Aires to attend Teatro Colon in 2003. While studying in Teatro Colon, Constanza worked specifically with Lidia Segni, a world-renowned teacher, director, and international judge of the Prix de Lausanne. Constanza completed her Master of Classical Dance degree in 2007 through the guidance of Lidia.

    Motivated to continue improving her studies, Constanza would complete courses with the Foundation of Julio Bocca, the Academy of American Ballet, and extracurricular classes in Teatro Colon. In 2006 she auditioned and was accepted to the Ballet Contemporary Institute of San Martin, where she would complete her Contemporary Dance Technique Bachelor Diploma. Passionate about dance, she spent four hours with Teatro Colon and four hours with San Martin daily; with her dedication and motivation, she was considered one of the most hard-working dancers of her generation.

    During her time in San Martin, she would also immerse herself in other courses such as music and movement, functional autonomy, improvisation and composition, and dance history. While in San Martin, Constanza became certified in contemporary techniques such as Cunningham, Graham, Laban, Flying Low, contact improvisation, contemporary partnering, and jazz. After spending over 15 years in her dance education, she competed and won a soloist contract with Ballet Centro del Conocimiento in 2010. She would spend her next eleven years dancing with this company leading to career highlights as Aegina in Spartacus, Mercedes in Don Quixote, Suite of Angels, and Myrtha in Giselle. As well as having a successful career as a dancer, Constanza was constantly travelling as a desired choreographer. She worked with the Cultural Minister in Brazil promoting contemporary dance in Brazil in 2012 and is currently working with Promodança as a consultant and Contemporary Program Director.

    Constanza was invited to Grupo Corpo in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2014 to take classes and expand her contemporary knowledge. She was a guest teacher and ballet mistress in Contemporary Ballet of Chaco in 2016. She was invited to Netherlands Dance Theatre in 2017 by Thiago Bordin to study contemporary techniques. From 2012 to 2018, Constanza was the Contemporary Program Director for Academia Ballet de Moscú del Parque del Conocimiento. In 2018 Constanza opened her studio Posadas Ballet Studio, where she trained professionals and aspiring dancers till 2020. Constanza currently lives in Prince George, Canada, with her family and is looking forward to nurturing and educating future aspiring dancers.

    Founder and Ballet Master - Miguel Nguyen

    Miguel was born in Abbotsford, BC, and began his passion for the performing arts at a young age, studying disciplines such as hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and ballet. He attended several dance schools including the National Ballet School of Canada, Goh Ballet, and other local dance studios. After completing his high school education, Miguel participated in the IDO (International Dance Organization) in Oslo, Norway where he won the gold medal for his contemporary solo choreographed by Rachael Poirier and the silver medal for self-choreography for jazz.


    After training for a year in Goh Ballet’s professional youth company, Miguel competed in the finals of YAGP New York under the guidance of Yao Ping Zhu. He received an invitation to train at Orlando Ballet II under the direction of Peter Stark, where he danced roles in Cinderella by Peter Stark, Bolero by Fernando Bujones, Nutcracker, Battle of the Sexes, and Le Corsaire by Robert Hill. During his time in Orlando, Miguel once again competed in YAGP Orlando, winning first place for his self-choreographed contemporary solo, and was awarded a scholarship to Jacob’s Pillow. During his time in Jacob’s Pillow, the Director, Anna-Marie Holmes, helped Miguel receive his first professional contract as a soloist in the State Ballet of Georgia under the direction of Nina Ananiashvili. During his time in Tbilisi, Georgia from 2010 to 2011, Miguel performed works by Yuri Possokhov, August Bournonville, Alexei Ratmansky, and George Balanchine.


    Miguel returned home to Canada in 2012 and worked as a freelance dancer throughout the year. As a freelancer, he guested in Ballet of Montreal, under the direction of Eddy Toussaint, where he toured Mexico performing classical and contemporary work with the company. At the end of 2012, Miguel was accepted into Coastal City Ballet, where he refined his artistry and technique under the leadership of Li Yaming. Miguel was also invited to adjudicate for the Institute of Culture, Promodanca, located in Brazil.


    In 2013, Miguel moved to Argentina and danced for seven years as a Principal Dancer in Ballet Centro del Conocimiento while also guesting throughout Paraguay and Brazil. He was well known for his strong technique and charismatic personality, portraying lead characters such as Basilio in Don Quixote, Albrecht in Giselle, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Lucien in Paquita, and Solor in Bayadere. Miguel continued his work with the Institute of Culture Promodanca as a consultant, judge, and guest choreographer. In 2015, Miguel was invited to compete in the Helsinki International Ballet Competition and was also a guest dancer for the Seoul International Ballet Competition. Miguel spent two weeks training and perfecting his ballet technique at the Korea National University of Arts during his time in Seoul.

    Miguel spent most of his late 20s performing as a guest artist before discovering his passion for teaching. In 2018, he and his wife, Constanza Aguirre Hayes, opened Posadas Ballet Studio, a professional school where Miguel served as the associate director. He spent his evenings training professional dancers and students in classical, jazz, and contemporary dance styles. In 2020, Miguel helped transfer the school to his former student, Valentina Sosa, who now leads it to continue its legacy as one of the best professional schools in the region.


    From 2021 to 2022, Miguel served as the Artistic Director of Pro Arte, located in North Vancouver. Currently, he resides in Prince George, where he teaches at Northern Institute of Dance. Though Miguel excelled as a classical dancer, he finds pleasure and satisfaction in teaching the younger generation and nurturing their passion and confidence for dance.