The School of Dance

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

The School of Dance is a registered, non-profit charitable, educational organization currently celebrating its 38th anniversary season in Ottawa, Canada.

The School of Dance ballet auditions

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Professional Ballet Studies

 
The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Diploma

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Contemporary Dance Diploma

 

The School of Dance is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
The Contemporary Dance Programme is approved as a vocational training program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Ballet Auditions Season 2017-18

Ballet Auditions Learn More

Audition registration form PDF

Contemporary Auditions Season 2017-18

Contemporary Auditions – August 21, 2017

Learn More

Apprendre encore plus

Audition registration form PDF

Formulaire d'inscription à l'audition PDF

Auditions Season 2017-18 at The School of Dance

The School of Dance Adult Classes

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Adult Classes

Choose from an array of classes and get moving!

 

 
The School of Dance Children

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Children

Spin! Leap! Dance!

 

 
The School of Dance Youth

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Youth

Dance...
friends forever!

 

 
The School of Dance Seniors

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Seniors

You're NEVER too old to dance.

 

The School of Dance would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, a government agency, for its ongoing support.

Forms 2016 - 2017

Children and Youth Winter 2017 Registration Learn more

Children and Youth Winter 2017 Dress Codes Learn more

 

Adult Winter 2017 Registration Learn more

Adult Dress Codes and Class Descriptions Winter 2017 Learn more

 

Piano Lessons Winter 2017 Registration

- Information Sheet Winter 2017 Learn more

- Registration Form Winter 2017 PDF

 

Connecting with Dance, new course designed for people with Parkinson's

- Information Sheet Winter 2017 Learn more

- Connecting with Dance Registration Form Winter 2017 PDF

 

Dance is BEST for Seniors

- spring Information soon

 

PD Dance 2016 PD F

 

Professional Ballet Audition Form PDF

 

Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme Audition Registration Form PDF

Summer 2017

The School of DanceContemporary Summer Programme

 

Summer Hip Hop! with Laura Sam

Hip Hop

Ages 8‐12

6 week session: $135

Mondays, June 19‐July 24, 2017 | 6:00‐7:00pm

Registration Form

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TED Hip Hop

Ages 13‐16

6 week session: $135

Mondays, June 19‐July 24, 2017 | 7:00‐8:00pm

Registration Form

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The School of DanceContemporary Summer Programme

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Contemporary Summer Programme

Registration Form

Formulaire d'inscription

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The School of Dance Dancing Around for 4-6 year olds

 

Dancing Around

Summer evening classes for 4-6 year olds

Registration Form

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The School of Dance Summer for Kids and Teens

 

Summer for Kids and Teens

Registration Form

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The School of Dance Summer for Kids and Teens

 

Summer for Kids and Teens

Registration Form

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The School of Dance Adult Summer

 

Adult Summer

Registration Form

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The School of Dance ballet auditions

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Summer Ballet Intensive for Serious Young Dancers

(Elem, Inter & Adv Levels)

Learn more

Registration Form

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The School of Dance Summer Ballet Intensive Junior Programme

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Summer Ballet Intensive Junior Programme

(Grade 3 Cecchetti level or equivalent)

Learn more

Registration Form

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Dance Delights Integrated Arts Programme for children in 3rd to 5th year of Ballet

The School of Dance Dance Delights Integrated Arts Programme

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Learn more

Registration Form

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Magic & Mystery Interactive Arts Programme for children 4-8 years

The School of Dance Magic & Mystery Interactive Arts Programme

Photo: G. Louis

Learn more

Registration Form

The School of Dance thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support.

What's Happening

RMT Siri Bandhu will be offering Massage Therapy at The School of Dance

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We are delighted to announce that

RMT Siri Bandhu

will be offering Massage Therapy at The School of Dance on Mondays, beginning October 24, 2016!

Call The School of Dance at 613-238-7838 to
book your appointment!

Learn more >

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The School of Dance Virtual Campus

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Virtual Campus

Instructional videos

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The School of Dance DragonFly® Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

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DragonFly®

Our Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

Learn more >

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The School of Dance and DanceONTour®

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DanceONTour®

Your students can
enjoy their own dance experience

Learn more >

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Gallery 200

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Gallery 200

Public art space

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The School of Dance thanks the Conger Family for their support.

Workplace Charitable Campaign

Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign and The School of Dance

 

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

The School of Dance thanks the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

Artist in Residence Programme

Audrey Greyeyes

Artist in Residence Programme Audrey Greyeyes

Audrey Greyeyes

Learn more >

- The School of Dance Artist in Residence Programme -

Neera Huckvale

Artist in Residence Programme Neera Huckvale

Neera Huckvale

Learn more >

- The School of Dance Artist in Residence Programme -

Maryse Maynard

Artist in Residence Programme Maryse Maynard

Maryse Maynard

Learn more >

- The School of Dance Artist in Residence Programme -

Beth Ross

Artist in Residence Programme Beth Ross

Beth Ross

Learn more >

The School of Dance thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support.

The School of Dance thanks the City of Ottawa for their ongoing support.

2016 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards

2016 Celia Franca Award

Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum, Buddy Bolton, Merrilee Hodgins

City of Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum presenting

Buddy Bolton

with the

2016 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Award,

provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration.
< PDF >

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2016 Celia Franca Award

Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum, A.J. Ayson, Merrilee Hodgins

City of Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum

presenting

A.J. Ayson

with the 2016 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Award,

provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration.

< PDF >

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2016 Celia Franca Award

2016 Celia Franca Award

City of Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum, Nikita Koziel Ly, Merrilee Hodgins

The School of Dance announces the winner of the 2016 Celia Franca Award, Nikita Koziel Ly < PDF >

The School of Dance wishes to thank those who contributed via The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign.

Stuart Conger Learning Centre

Stuart Conger Learning Centre

Stuart Conger

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 would like to thank the Government of Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program.

Performances

The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Programme students

Photo: D. Brian Campbell

Action

May 19 and 20, 2017, 7:30pm

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

 

In this ACTION packed performance, The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Programme students will dive in the world of renowned Canadian choreographers Yvonne Coutts (Ottawa), Shauna Elton (Vancouver), Cathy Kyle Fenton (Ottawa), Tedd Robinson (Ottawa) and Andrew Turner (Montreal).

 

$25 Adults/ $20 Students & Seniors/ $10 Children

Tickets available through the Arts Court Box Office

The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Foundation.

Stages: How We Begin

Stages 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017, 7:00pm

National Arts Centre Studio

Featuring the QY, P1, P2 and P3 students.

Tickets are available at The School of Dance - $25 and $22 for seniors and children under 12 years.

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Stages: For the Love of Dance

Stages 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 7:00pm

National Arts Centre Studio

Featuring the P6, SFT 1, SFT 2 and DOT students.

Tickets are available at The School of Dance - $25 and $22 for seniors and children under 12 years.

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Stages: In Performance

Stages 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 7:00pm

National Arts Centre Studio

Featuring the P4, P5 and IP students.

Tickets are available at The School of Dance - $25 and $22 for seniors and children under 12 years.

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On-Stage One

Stages 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:30am

Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada

Featuring students from Pre-Junior Ballet (Saturdays), Junior Ballet 1 (Wednesdays), Junior Ballet 2 (Saturdays), Junior Ballet 3 (Tuesdays) and TED Ballet. Tickets are available at The School of Dance - $22 and $18 for seniors and children under 12 years.

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On-Stage Two

Stages 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1:00pm

Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada

Featuring students from Pre-Junior Ballet (Thursdays), Junior Ballet 1 (Saturdays), Junior Ballet 2 (Wednesdays) and Junior Ballet 3 (Fridays).

Tickets are available at The School of Dance - $22 and $18 for seniors and children under 12 years.

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On-Stage Three

Stages 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 2:45pm

Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada

Featuring students from Cecchetti Standard 2, Cecchetti Standard 3, Cecchetti Standard 4/5 and Beginner Pointe.

Tickets are available at The School of Dance - $22 and $18 for seniors and children under 12 years.

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On-Stage Four

Stages 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 4:30pm

Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada

Featuring students from TED Contemporary, TED Contemporary 2, TED Hip Hop and Hip Hop for Kids.

Tickets are available at The School of Dance - $22 and $18 for seniors and children under 12 years.

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Stages 2017

Spring Tableaux Tea

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 3:00pm

Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance

Featuring our youngest students in a charming family event.

Tickets are available at The School of Dance - $10.00

The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Foundation.

Dance of Life Health!

Physiotherapy for Dancers Learn more>

 

Massage Therapy Learn more>

 

Connecting with Dance, new course designed for people with Parkinson's

- Information Sheet Learn more

- Registration Form PDF

 

About The School

History Learn more>

 

Staff and Faculty Learn more>

 

Guest Teachers and Choreographers Learn more>

 

General Information Learn more>

 

Accessibility, Privacy, Policies and Procedures Learn more>

 

Donate to The School of Dance Learn more>

 

Wikipedia article Learn more>

 

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Ottawa Seniors, Canadian Stories

We are excited to announce the launch of our unique new Dance Programme for Ottawa Seniors in collaboration with the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant program and Bruyère Continuing Care. Learn more>

 

Canadian Stories Company PDF

Compagnie Histoires Canadiennes PDF

The School of Dance thanks the Province of Ontario for their support.

Government Support

The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following:

City of Ottawa
 

 

OAC
 
Ontario

The School of Dance thanks the Conger Family for their support.

We would like to thank

Ministry of Culture for Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts, Cultural Human Resources Council, 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, Stephen Conger, Jane Low, 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.

The School of Dance thanks the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

I Love The School of Dance Campaign

I love The School of Dance

 

A button for you

(and a second one two)

We hope that you pass it along

On backpacks and shoes

(we’re spreading the news)

The School is where dancers belong

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The School of Dance is a registered, non-profit charitable, educational organization currently celebrating its 38th anniversary season.
Charitable Registration Number: 119253391RR0001.