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 37th anniversary season in Ottawa, Canada.

The School of Dance ballet auditions

Professional Ballet Studies

 
The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Diploma

Contemporary Dance Diploma

Approved as a vocational training programme under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

The School of Dance Adult Classes

Adult Classes

Choose from an array of classes and get moving!

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The School of Dance Children

Children

Spin! Leap! Dance!

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The School of Dance Youth

Youth

Dance...
friends forever!

PDF

 
The School of Dance Seniors

Seniors

You're NEVER too old to dance.

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

Forms

 

Children and Youth Winter Registration PDF

 

Adult Winter Registration PDF

 

Adult Dress Codes and Class Descriptions PDF

 

Piano Lessons Registration PDF

 

Homeschooling Classes Registration PDF

 

PD Dance Days Registration PDF

 

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

 

Seniors (CFUW) Registration PDF

 

Professional Ballet Audition Form PDF

 

Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme Audition Registration Form PDF

 

Watch this space for upcoming announcements and information!

 

Summer School

 

Children's Dance Camps Registration Form
(ages 4 to 8) PDF

 

Dance Delights
(ages 8 to 10 with dance experience) PDF

 

Summer Ballet Intensive For Elementary Students PDF

 

Summer Ballet Intensive
For intermediate and Advanced Dancers PDF

 

Summer Contemporary Dance Intensive

English PDF / PDF français

 

DragonFly Summer PDF

 

DragonFly Academic Refresher PDF

 

Adult Summer PDF

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

The School of Dance Virtual Campus

Virtual Campus

Instructional videos

 
The School of Dance DragonFly Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

DragonFly

Our Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

 
The School of Dance and DanceONTour

DanceONTour

Your students can enjoy their own dance experience

 
Gallery 200

Gallery 200

Public art space

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

What's Happening

Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign and The School of Dance.

 

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Artist in Residence Programme

Audrey Greyeyes

Neera Huckvale

Maryse Maynard

Beth Ross

 

Community

The School of Dance Helps the Community Learn more>

 

The SODA Network. Calling all graduates! Learn more>

 

Studio Rental Learn more>

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

The School of Dance Scholarships and Awards

City of Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum presenting Julia Stein with the 2015 Celia Franca Award.

Scholarships and Awards

The School of Dance is proud to collaborate with the City of Ottawa in the important role of supporting young dance artists. The winners of the 2015 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts, provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration: Robin Treleaven and A.J. Ayson.

 

Rich Little Endowment Fund PDF

 
Stuart Conger Learning Centre

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.

 

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

Essays

STAGES

The training of a dancer

During May and June of 2016, The School of Dance may be seen on stage at the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Canada in 14 exciting performances.

 

Please give us a call at

613-238-7838 for full details.

 
Taking Flight

Taking Flight

In collaboration with the Vyhovskyi Strings

Featuring choreographies by Mary Ross

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00pm

Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

$20 general admission, $15 seniors and children under 12

 

Tickets are available at The School of Dance.

 
Action

Action

Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7:30pm

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa

 

Our last Contemporary Dance performance of the season, and for our graduating students, their last performance before entering the professional world of dance. ACTION will include a great variety of new works by dynamic local choreographers Yvonne Coutts, Cathy Kyle Fenton and Lana Morton, as well as a new creation by renowned Canadian choreographer Robert Desrosiers.

 

Tickets will soon be available on the Arts Court website.

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

Dance of Life Health!

Physiotherapy for Dancers Learn more>

 

Mental Performance in Dance Learn more>

 

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

 

About The School

History Learn more>

 

Staff and Faculty Learn more>

 

Guest Teachers and Choreographers Learn more>

 

General Information
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Accessibility, Privacy, Policies and Procedures Learn more>

 

Donate to The School of Dance Learn more>

 

Wikipedia article Learn more>

 

Ottawa Seniors, Dance is BEST

We are excited to announce the launch of our unique new Dance Programme for Ottawa Seniors, Dance is BEST, in collaboration with Bruyère Continuing Care and funded by the Government of Ontario as part of the Seniors Community Grant Program! 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

Pick up your free button in the office.

The School of Dance is a registered, non-profit charitable, educational organization currently celebrating its 37th anniversary season.
Charitable Registration Number: 119253391RR0001.