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 39th anniversary season in Ottawa, Canada.

The School of Dance ballet auditions

Photo: D. Brian Campbell

Professional Ballet Studies

 
The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Diploma

Photo: Sarah Schorlemer and Gilles Vézina

Contemporary Dance Diploma


Fall 2018 Auditions

Professional Ballet Children's Programmes PDF

The School of Dance is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
The Contemporary Dance Programme is approved as a vocational training program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

January 2018

Term 2 begins Monday January 8, 2018

Connecting with Dance For Parkinson's

Connecting with Dance registration PDF

Children's Classes

Children’s Winter registration PDF

Winter Holiday Dance Camp PDF

PD Dance Days PDF

Children’s Dress Code PDF

Adult Classes

Adult Winter registration PDF

Adult’s Dress Code PDF

POD Studio Fitness Mondays PDF

POD Yoga Saturdays PDF


 

March Break begins Monday March 12, 2018

March Break

Poetry in Motion PDF

Poetry in Motion registration PDF


 

Summer School begins Tuesday July 3, 2018

Summer Ballet Intensive

Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Students PDF

Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Students registration PDF

Junior Programme PDF

Junior Programme registration PDF

Dance Delights Integrated Arts Programme

Dance Delights PDF

Dance Delights registration PDF

Magic and Mystery Dance Camp

Magic & Mystery PDF

Magic & Mystery registration PDF

- Classes at The School of Dance -

The School of Dance Adult Classes

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

Adult Classes

Choose from an array of classes and get moving!

 

 
The School of Dance Children

Photo: Lisa Hebert

Children

Spin! Leap! Dance!

 

 
The School of Dance Youth

Photo: TSOD Archives

Youth

Dance...
friends forever!

 

 
The School of Dance Seniors

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

Seniors

You're NEVER too old to dance.

 

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

Upcoming Performances

The School of Dance Traces

Photo credit: Gilles Vézina

Traces

December 15 and 16, 2017, 7:30pm

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

 

A dynamic performance of dance works created by some of Canada’s leading contemporary choreographers, including Sylvie Desrosiers, Dana Gingras, Cathy Kyle Fenton, Darryl Tracy, Jocelyn Todd, and Apolonia Velasquez performed by students in The School’s Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme and MIND Programme.

 

Tickets are on sale NOW online at http://artscourt.ca/events/traces

Tickets: $25 Adults/ $20 Students & Seniors/ $10 Children

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

What's Happening

RMT Siri Bandhu will be offering Massage Therapy at The School of Dance

Photo: TSOD Archives

We are delighted to announce that

RMT Siri Bandhu

will be offering Massage Therapy at The School of Dance! Call The School of Dance at 613-238-7838 to book your appointment!

 

Learn more >

- What's Happening! -

The School of Dance Virtual Campus

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Virtual Campus

Instructional videos

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

Photo: Barbara Legowski

 

DragonFly®

Our Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

DragonFly® is a programme of The School of Dance devoted to learners with Down syndrome. Classes for babies & parents, toddlers, children, youth and young adults.

DragonFly® Director of Education: Barbara Roblin

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- What's Happening! -

The School of Dance and DanceONTour®

Photo: Gilles Vézina

DanceONTour®

Your students can
enjoy their own dance experience

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- What's Happening! -

Gallery 200

Photo: TSOD Archives

Gallery 200

Public art space

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The School of Dance thanks the Conger Family 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. Learn more >

The School of Dance thanks the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

Artist in Residence Programme

Audrey Greyeyes

Artist in Residence Programme Audrey Greyeyes

Audrey Greyeyes

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- The School of Dance Artist in Residence Programme -

Neera Huckvale

Artist in Residence Programme Neera Huckvale

Neera Huckvale

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- The School of Dance Artist in Residence Programme -

Maryse Maynard

Artist in Residence Programme Maryse Maynard

Maryse Maynard

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- The School of Dance Artist in Residence Programme -

Beth Ross

Artist in Residence Programme Beth Ross

Beth Ross

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

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

2017 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards

The School of Dance 2017 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards

Alix Latour and Haley Ticknor

Congratulations to Alix Latour and Haley Ticknor, recipients of the 2017 Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards, provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration! < PDF >

- Awards -

Celia Franca Award

2017 Celia Franca Award

Robin Treleaven, winner of the 2017 Celia Franca award,
pictured with Artistic Director Merrilee Hodgins

The School of Dance announces the winner of the

2017 Celia Franca Award,

Robin Treleaven

< PDF >

- Awards -

2016-2017 Award Recipients

The School of Dance announces 2016-17 Award Recipients < PDF >

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

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.

Dance of Life Health!

Physiotherapy for Dancers Learn more>

 

Massage Therapy Learn more>

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

About The School

History Learn more>

 

Staff and Faculty Learn more>

 

Guest Teachers and Choreographers Learn more>

 

General Information Learn more>

 

Accessibility, Privacy, Policies and Procedures Learn more>

 

Donate to The School of Dance Learn more>

 

Wikipedia article Learn more>

 

- 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 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

 

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The School of Dance is a registered, non-profit charitable, educational organization currently celebrating its 39th anniversary season.
Charitable Registration Number: 119253391RR0001.