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The School of Dance

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


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The School of Dance
200 Crichton Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1M 1W2

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The School of Dance is a registered Canadian charity (reg. #119253391RR0001). All cash gifts or material gifts of a substantial nature are charitably receipted so that the individual donor can include the receipt in annual tax documents. We are grateful for the support shown by our donors over the years as it is their generosity and thoughtfulness that has permitted The School to accomplish its mission to foster education in the art of dance and to reach out into the community with a broad spectrum of important projects.

Each season, the Board of Directors of The School sets the fundraising goal. The current goal is $150,000 and the Board, School administration, volunteers, parents and students will spend 12 months working towards achieving that end.

Project or Programme funding is most welcome and could be in the form of a donation towards our DragonFly® programme for learners with Down syndrome or Connecting with Dance for people with Parkinson’s or Dance is BEST® for seniors. Donations towards our scholarships for students in need are always welcome. A donor might choose to help us with the expenses of a special guest choreographer or the production costs of our performances in a theatre. A business may choose to become a sponsor of an event. Every penny counts. Every penny is put to good use.

The School is able to accept multiple financial instruments including gifts in-kind and publically-traded stocks, items which can be most beneficial to the donor and The School of Dance. Ask us for details on how to do this.

Since the beginning, The School has depended on the support of volunteers, people who have given generously of their time, knowledge and expertise. If you have a skill or an interest that you would like to share with The School, please contact Fern Villeneuve at 613-238-7838 to register into our volunteer bank. We need volunteers 52 weeks of the year to help in the office, work on our fundraising events, assist the students and/or just generally advocate on behalf of The School.

To become involved, to learn more about the different ways you can encourage up and coming Canadian dance talent and to find out more about The School’s many Community Outreach Programmes, please contact Merrilee Hodgins, Artistic Director.


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