The School of Dance

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

Professional Ballet Studies

The School of Dance ballet auditions

Photo: D. Brian Campbell

We are accepting boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14 years who wish to train.<Learn more>

The School of Dance is registered as a private career college under the
Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Contemporary Dance Diploma

The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Diploma

Photo: Sarah Schorlemer and Gilles Vézina

<Learn more>

The Contemporary Dance Programme
is approved as a vocational training program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

April 2018

Connecting with Dance For Parkinson's

In recognition of World Parkinson’s Day, please dance with us in a simple, seated movement sequence celebrating the vastness of Canada.

Connecting with Dance registration <PDF>

Connecting with Dance is a registered programme of Dance is BEST®


Internship Opportunity
The School of Dance Children

Photo: TSOD Archives

Classroom and Administrative Intern for DragonFly® for learners with Down syndrome.

April 11, 2018: The School of Dance is very happy to announce that we are accepting applications for our 17-week DragonFly Intern position, for young Canadians between the ages of 16-30 years.

This position has been made possible through the
Young Canada Works at
Building Careers in Heritage
(Arts administration, Cultural Management and Arts Practices) Internship Programme, co-ordinated by CHRC.

Please contact Fern Villeneuve for the details on how to apply for the position.


Children's Classes
The School of Dance Children

Photo: Lisa Hebert

Children’s Winter registration <PDF>

PD Dance Days<PDF>

Children’s Dress Code <PDF>


Adult Classes
The School of Dance Adult Classes

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

Adult NEW! Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness <PDF>

Adult Winter registration <PDF>

Adult’s Dress Code <PDF>

POD Studio Fitness Fridays <PDF>

POD Yoga Saturdays <PDF>


Youth Classes
The School of Dance Youth

Photo: TSOD Archives

<Learn more><PDF>


Classes for Seniors
The School of Dance Seniors

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

You're NEVER too old to dance.

Registration form <PDF>

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

Summer School 2018

The School of Dance Seniors

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

Summer School begins Tuesday July 3, 2018

Summer Ballet Intensive

Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Students<PDF>

Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Students registration<PDF>

Junior Programme <PDF>

Junior Programme registration<PDF>


The School of Dance Dance Delights Integrated Arts Programme

Photo: John Nolan

Dance Delights Integrated Arts Programme

Dance Delights <PDF>

Dance Delights registration<PDF>


The School of Dance Magic and Mystery Dance Camp

Photo: John Nolan

Magic and Mystery Dance Camp

Magic & Mystery <PDF>

Magic & Mystery registration<PDF>


Adult Summer

Registration<PDF>

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

Upcoming Performances

Rhythms & Rhymes
The School of Dance Essays

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Friday, May 4, 2018

10:30am – SOLD OUT!

12:30pm – limited tickets available

Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

Rhythms & Rhymes - Special Student Matinee performances featuring young dancers from The School of Dance. Join us for a fantastic journey through music, poetry, dance and mathematics!

Special ticket price: $2!

Tickets are available at The School of Dance.


in Performance
The School of Dance Essays

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Friday, June 8, 2018, 7:00pm

Canadian Museum of History Theatre

100 rue Laurier, Gatineau QC

An eclectic, family-friendly performance featuring students from our Professional Ballet Programme.

Tickets: $25 Adults/ $20 Students & Seniors

Tickets are available at The School of Dance.

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

Virtual Campus

The School of Dance Virtual Campus

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Instructional videos <Learn more>

 

DragonFly®

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

Photo: Barbara Roblin

Our Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

<Learn more>

The School of Dance thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

DanceONTour®

The School of Dance and DanceONTour®

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Your students can
enjoy their own dance experience

<Learn more>

The School of Dance would like to thank the City of Ottawa for its ongoing support.

Gallery 200

Gallery 200

Photo: TSOD Archives

Public art space <Learn more>

 

Artist in Residence Programme


Maryse Maynard
Maryse Maynard

Artist in Residence Programme Maryse Maynard

<Learn more>


Beth Ross
Beth Ross

Artist in Residence Programme Beth Ross

<Learn more>

The School of Dance thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation 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.

Community

The School of Dance Helps the Community

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The SODA Network. Calling all graduates!

<Learn more>

Studio Rental

<PDF>

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

Awards


2017 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards
The School of Dance 2017 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards

Alix Latour and Haley Ticknor

Congratulations to Alix Latour and Haley Ticknor, recipients of the 2017 Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards, provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration!
<PDF>


Celia Franca Award
2017 Celia Franca Award

Robin Treleaven, winner of the 2017 Celia Franca award,
pictured with Artistic Director Merrilee Hodgins

Congratulations to Robin Treleaven <PDF>


2017-2018 Award Recipients
The School of Dance announces 2017-18 Award Recipients
The School of Dance announces 2017-18 Award Recipients

The School of Dance announces 2016-17 Award Recipients

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

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 of Dance. <Learn more>

The School of Dance thanks the Conger Family for their support

Dance of Life Health!



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About The School

History
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Staff and Faculty
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Guest Teachers and Choreographers
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- The School of Dance and the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant program -

Government Support

The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:

City of Ottawa

OAC

Ontario

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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.

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I Love The School of Dance Campaign

I love The School of Dance

 

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(and a second one two)
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On backpacks and shoes
(we’re spreading the news)
The School is where dancers belong

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