The School of Dance

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

Professional Ballet Studies

The School of Dance ballet auditions

Photo: Gilles Vezina

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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

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

Winter 2018

Connecting with Dance For Parkinson's

Please dance with us in a simple, seated movement sequence celebrating the vastness of Canada.

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

Connecting with Dance registration <PDF>


Children's Classes

The School of Dance Children

Photo: Lisa Hebert

Children’s registration <PDF>

PD Dance Days <PDF>

Children’s Dress Code <PDF>


Adult Classes

The School of Dance Adult Classes

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

Adult registration <PDF>

Adult Dress Code <PDF>


Youth Classes

The School of Dance Youth

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Youth registration <PDF>


Classes for Seniors

The School of Dance Seniors

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

You're NEVER too old to dance.

Seniors Registration form <PDF>

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

Winter Holiday Camp

The School of Dance Winter Holiday Camp

 

Registration form <PDF>

 

March Break Dance Camp

The School of Dance March Break Dance Camp

 

Registration form <PDF>

 

Upcoming Performances

The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Performance

Photo: Marianne Duval

Traces

Contemporary Dance Performance
December 14 & 15, 2018, 7:30pm
Arts Court Theatre
Tickets:
$25 Adults, $20 students/seniors, $10 children
Arts Court Box Office: http:/artscourt.ca/events/traces/

Information Contact 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: D. Brian Campbell

Instructional videos <Learn more>

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

DragonFly®

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

Photo: Barbara Roblin

Our Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

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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

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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

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Beth Ross

Beth Ross

Artist in Residence Programme Beth Ross

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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

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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!

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Studio Rental

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

Awards


2018 Rich Little Endowment Fund
for the Performing Arts Awards

The School of Dance 2018 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards

Alix Latour, A.J. Ayson and Haley Ticknor

Congratulations to Alix Latour, A.J. Ayson and Haley Ticknor, recipients of the 2018 Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards, provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration!


Celia Franca Award

2018 Celia Franca Award

Daniel Rudenberg, winner of the 2018 Celia Franca award, pictured with Artistic Director Merrilee Hodgins and Léon Feizo-Gas, winner of the 1997 Celia Franca Award

Ottawa, September 29, 2018

Léon Feizo-Gas, winner of the 1997 Celia Franca Award presented the 2018 Celia Franca Award to Daniel Rudenberg during The School of Dance celebrations of Culture Days. The sculpture After Arabesque by Canadian Artist Anne Harris was presented during the event.

Léon Feizo-Gas was a member of Ballet BC for seven years, continuing his career as an independent artist in Europe and Asia.

The Celia Franca Award is presented annually to a young dancer showing commitment, dedication, excellent work ethic, exemplary behaviour and an outstanding love of dance.


2018-2019 Award Recipients

The School of Dance will announce the
2018-19 Award Recipients in January 2019

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

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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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