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

Adult Registration PDF

Children and Youth Registration PDF

PD Dance Days PDF

Piano lessons PDF

Home Schooling Network PDF


Can't wait for spring?

March Break Dance Camp - Registration PDF


Can't wait for summer?

Children's Summer Dance Camps - Registration PDF

Professional Ballet

Fall into Winter



Programme 2014 - 2015 Learn more >


Auditions Learn more >

Diploma Programme in Contemporary Dance

Programme menant à un diplôme en danse contemporaine




Programme 2014 - 2015 Learn more >


Auditions Learn more >


Prospectus <English> <Français>

The School of Dance on Facebook

The School of Dance on Twitter

Our Twitter and Facebook pages are frequently updated with new information about classes, performances, people and projects.

Gifts for the dancer in your life!

The School of Dance USB 8 gig flash drive

For the techno student in your family


The School of Dance USB 8 gig flash drive




The School of Dance bag with drawstring

Great for /dance supplies/pointe shoes/other stuff

The School of Dance bag with drawstring

$20.00 (bonus notebook included)



The School of Dance long sleeved crew shirts

Keep someone cozy


The School of Dance long sleeved crew shirts in black and grey (Youth sizes only)


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

The School of Dance Gift Cards


Gift Cards


Surprise the dancer in your life with the

gift of classes, available in the amount you choose

Arts Education and Outreach

Arts Education and Outreach



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

A few of our favourite things…

CD Launch: A few of our favourite things…


Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:00-8:00pm Studio 5, The School of Dance


Meet the artists James Wright and Elena Ilin.

RSVP call 613-238-7838 or email


CDs will be available for purchase - $20 + HST

All proceeds to The School of DanceONTour Arts Education projects in the schools.


Adults Only Campaign

The School of Dance Adults Only Campaign


We have daytime and evening classes from which to choose


Classical Ballet Learn more >

Contemporary Dance Learn more >

Evening courses Learn more >

Barre Burn Learn more >

Find out what the buzz is about Learn more >

Dance Talks

A new project of The School of Dance answering YOUR questions about dance. Join us and have fun learning!


Check out Dance Talk #1 (how to stretch your feet) and Dance Talk #2 (teaching Dad) on our Facebook page.


We couldn't do it without you! 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


About the DragonFly Programme Learn more >


DragonFly Dance – Circles, Squares and Triangles PDF registration


Research Opportunity Learn more >


I Feel Fire

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 call us at 613-238-7838.

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. Learn more >

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 >


Winter Tableaux Tea

Our youngest dancers onstage!

Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm

Call 613-238-7838 for tickets


Be moved by great contemporary dance!

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30pm

Call 613-238-7838 for information

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 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, Learn more >

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.