In 2015 Katharine Mantle Performing Arts Academy introduced a part time program tailored for students wishing to pursue a career in dance.

Part-time Elite Training allows students the opportunity to experience full-time dance training without making the commitment to leave regular secondary education. Students will need to discuss the options with their regular secondary education provider to support their desires to further develop their dance training during selected school hours. This is often considered as an alternative to some school physical education or sporting subjects.

Students who attend on a part-time basis will continue their schooling through their regular high school or through distance education. Students are expected to maintain a high schooling mark while participating in the program.