The School of Dance, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shall we dance!


Dance promotes fitness, imparts poise and creates self-confidence.

Join us on the dance floor and learn more about the fascinating world of dance.

We have fantastic teachers, amazing musicians and an atmosphere that inspires learning.


Discover the magic of dance!


Merrilee Hodgins A.R.A.D. Artistic Director


Season 36

2014-2015 Registration

Adult Registration PDF

Children and Youth Registration PDF

PD Dance Days PDF

MELT Workshop PDF

Piano lessons PDF

Home Schooling Network PDF

Fall into Winter

Professional Ballet



Programme 2014 - 2015 Learn more >


Auditions Learn more >

Diploma Programme in Contemporary Dance


Programme menant à un diplôme en danse contemporaine


Programme 2014 - 2015 Learn more >


Auditions Learn more > Prospectus <English> <Français>

The School of Dance on Facebook

The School of Dance on Twitter

Our Twitter and Facebook pages are frequently updated with new information about classes, performances, people and projects.

Arts Education and Outreach

Arts Education and Outreach


Gallery 200 Public art space


Did you know? Your child's Tuition for Dance Education is TAX Deductible. P.S. Save your receipts.


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What's Happening

Registration is underway.

Alberta Ballet's

The Nutcracker AUDITIONS

Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:00-4:00pm

The School of Dance, 200 Crichton St., Ottawa

Any student wishing to audition for Alberta Ballet Company's The Nutcracker must pre-register. Registrations at the door will not be accepted.

Registration deadline: Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5pm

Information PDF

Registration Form PDF

Alberta Ballet's

Casse-Noisette AUDITIONS

Dimanche le 19 octobre 2014 13h00 à 16h00

The School of Dance, 200, rue Crichton, Ottawa

Tout élève qui souhaite auditionner pour Casse-Noisette de l'Alberta Ballet doit se pré-enregistrer. Aucun enregistrement ne sera accepté sur place.

Date Limite pour l'enregistrement: jeudi le 16 octobre 2014 à 17h

Renseigements PDF

Formulaire d'inscription PDF

The School of Dance Adults Only Campaign

Adults Only Campaign

Learn more >


Dance Talks

A new project of The School of Dance answering YOUR questions about dance. Join us and have fun learning!

Check out Dance Talk #1 (how to stretch your feet) and Dance Talk #2 (teaching Dad) on our Facebook page.


Scholarships and Awards

Announcing the 2014 winners of the Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Learn more >

The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.


We couldn't do it without you! Learn more >


Where in the World are the Grads? visit our facebook page and add your name to the map


Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign and The School of Dance Learn more >


Artist in Residence Programme

Audrey Greyeyes / Neera Huckvale / Maryse Maynard / Beth Ross Learn more >


The School thanks a former member of the National Ballet of Canada for their generous donation.


DragonFly Programmes for Learners with Down Syndrome

About the DragonFly Programme Learn more >

DragonFly Dance – Move Dance Learn PDF registration

DragonFly Dance – Circles, Squares and Triangles PDF registration

Stuart Conger Centre for Learning

Stuart Conger Learning Centre

In 2007, The School announced the opening of the Stuart Conger Learning Centre. The Centre, named for Stuart Conger to acknowledge his years of dedicated support of The School, is located on the second floor of The School. Learn more >


The School of Dance Helps the Community Learn more >

The SODA Network. Calling all graduates! Learn more >

The School of Dance is going GREEN! Learn more >

Studio Rental



ODD BOX, Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:30pm

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:30pm

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 7:30pm

Call 613-238-7838 for tickets and more info.

Fall into Winter

Canadian Museum of History, 100 rue Laurier, Gatineau

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00pm


Call 613-238-7838 for tickets and more info.

Winter Tableaux Tea

Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm

Call 613-238-7838 for tickets and more info.


Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30pm

Call 613-238-7838 for more info.

Dance of Life Health!

Physiotherapy for Dancers Learn more >

Mental Performance in Dance Learn more>

About The School

History Learn more >

Staff Learn more >

General Information Learn more >

Accessibility, Privacy, Policies and Procedures Learn more >

Donate to The School Learn more >

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Wikipedia article Learn more >

We would like to thank

Ministry of Culture for Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts, Cultural Human Resources Council, Ministry of Culture for Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Ontario Arts Foundation, City of Ottawa, The Celia Franca Foundation, The Chawkers Foundation, Cold Nose Productions, The Harold Crabtree Foundation, The George Lunan Foundation, The Community Foundation of Ottawa, Acacia Fund, Gunther & Inge Abrahamson Fund, Betty Davison Fund, The Ottawa Citizen, Shirley and Stuart Conger, Joyce Conger Fund for the Arts, MDS Nordion, Canada Post Corporation, J.P. Bickell Foundation, TD Canada Trust, Cross Border Management, TELUS, CIBC, mbna, Victoria and Walter Prystawski, Michael Potter, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Bridgewater Systems, Spiteri & Ursulak LLP, Kathleen Grimes, Iain Trevena, anonymous, Anonymous, Learn more >

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I love The School of Dance

I Love The School of Dance Campaign

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