The School of Dance, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shall we dance!


Dance promotes fitness, imparts poise and creates self-confidence.

Join us on the dance floor and learn more about the fascinating world of dance.

We have fantastic teachers, amazing musicians and an atmosphere that inspires learning.

Discover the magic of dance!


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

Season 36

2014-2015 Registration

The School of Dance Season 36

Photo credit: D. Brian Campbell



Adult Registration PDF

PD Dance Days PDF

Piano lessons PDF

Children and Youth Registration

Please see Summer in Ottawa 2015 below.

Twirling Tots (ages 2-3) Term 3 PDF


NEW POD Programme (Parents of Dancers) PDF


Professional Ballet Studies

Auditions Age 15+ at The School of Dance

Photo credit: D. Brian Campbell




Programme 2014 - 2015 Learn more>



Auditions Learn more>


Contemporary Dance Diploma


Photo credit: Sarah Schorlemer and Gilles Vézina




Programme 2014 - 2015 Learn more>


Auditions Learn more>


Prospectus <English> <Français>


Summer in Ottawa 2015

Summer in Ottawa 2015

DragonFly Summer

Registration PDF


Magic & Mystery Dance Camp (ages 4-8)

Registration PDF


Dance Delights Integrated Arts Programme (ages 8-12)

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Registration PDF


Elementary 3 Summer School (Grade 3 Cecchetti or equivalent)

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Registration PDF


Summer School for the Serious Dancer

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Registration PDF

CD of classical music performed by Miss Elena and Mr. Wright


For the dancer or music lover in your life

A few of our favourite things

CD of classical music performed by our very own Miss Elena and Mr. Wright!

$20 + HST

CD Order Form

James Wright
Elena Ilin
The School of Dance on Facebook
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Our Twitter and Facebook pages are frequently updated with new information about classes, performances, people and projects.


Arts Education and Outreach

Arts Education and Outreach

Photo credit: Gilles Vézina





Gallery 200 Public art space


Did you know? Your child's Tuition for Dance Education is TAX Deductible. P.S. Save your receipts.


txt the word DANCE to 20222 to donate $10.


What's Happening

Term 2 classes begin January 5, 2015.


A round of applause for our Fall 2014 Silent Auction Donors Learn more>


Where in the World are the Grads? visit our facebook page and add your name to the map


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


Artist in Residence Programme

Audrey Greyeyes Learn more>


Neera Huckvale Learn more>


Maryse Maynard Learn more>


Beth Ross Learn more>


DragonFly Programmes for Learners with Down Syndrome


Photo credit Barbara Legowski



Ottawa Citizen Article Link to the Article


About the DragonFly Programme Learn more>


DragonFly Dance – Circles, Squares and Triangles PDF registration


Research Opportunity Learn more>


I Feel Fire

Photo credit Barbara Legowski

Legowski book

I Feel Fire, a book of photographs by Ottawa photographer Barbara Legowski, is now on sale at The School of Dance.

These images capture the enthusiasm, grace and love of dance and learning portrayed by DragonFly students.

The gift that gives twice; a unique book of photography for a friend or family member that also supports innovative programmes that expand learning for young people with Down Syndrome.

For more information contact The School of Dance.


Stuart Conger Learning Centre

Stuart Conger Centre for Learning




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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Scholarships and Awards

Gabrielle Lachance 2014 winner Celia Franca Award!



Congratulations to Gabrielle Lachance, the 2014 winner of the Celia Franca Award!


Announcing the 2014 winners of the Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Learn more>



The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.



The School of Dance Helps the Community Learn more>


The SODA Network. Calling all graduates! Learn more>


Studio Rental Learn more>


A round of applause for our Fall 2014 Silent Auction Donors Learn more>



Dances By Youth For Youth

March 25, 26 and 27, 2015, 7:30pm

Arts Court Theatre

Featuring students from Earl of March Secondary School and Bell High School (March 25), Canterbury High School and École secondaire publique De La Salle (March 26 and 27) and dance artists from Compagnie ODD and dancer-choreographer Nicola Henry.

For tickets and more information –


Gallery of Song: Spirit of the Land

Featuring composer/pianist James Wright, forty young dancers from The School of Dance, and the Canterbury High School Choir, under the direction of James Caswell and Barbara Clark. Narration by Rosemary Thompson with text compiled and written by Ottawa Artist and Printmaker William F. Danard.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 11am & 1:30pm

Carleton University Kailash Mital Theatre

Both Performances SOLD OUT!


Tableaux Tea

Featuring our youngest students performing on stage in a charming family event.

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00p.m.

The School of Dance, Celia Franca Studio

Tickets on sale now - Contact The School of Dance


The School of Dance 36!

Saturday June 6, 2015, 7p.m.

Canadian Museum of History

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Dance of Life Health!

Physiotherapy for Dancers Learn more>


Mental Performance in Dance Learn more>


About The School

History Learn more>

Staff Learn more>

General Information Learn more>

Accessibility, Privacy, Policies and Procedures Learn more>

Donate to The School of Dance Learn more>

TEXT the word DANCE to 20222 to donate $10 to The School of Dance

Wikipedia article Learn more>


We would like to thank

Ministry of Culture for Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts, Cultural Human Resources Council, Ministry of Culture for Ontario, 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, 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


txt the word DANCE to 20222 to donate $10.


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 36th anniversary season.