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 Fall registration <PDF>

PD Dance Days <PDF>

Children’s Dress Code <PDF>


Adult Classes

The School of Dance Adult Classes

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

Adult Fall registration <PDF>

Adult Dress Code <PDF>


Youth Classes

The School of Dance Youth

Photo: TSOD Archives

Youth Fall 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>

 

Upcoming Performances

The School of Dance Fall into Winter

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Fall into Winter

November 17, 2018, 7:00pm
Canadian Museum of History Theatre
100 rue Laurier, Gatineau QC
An eclectic, family-friendly performance featuring students from The School of Dance’s Professional Ballet Programme
$25 Adults | $20 Students/Seniors
For more information Contact The School of Dance

Fall into Winter Silent Auction

We are pleased to announce the advanced bidding for the Fall into Winter Silent Auction is NOW OPEN!

Please see the list of auction items here <PDF>.

Advanced bidding will close on Friday, November 17 at 4:00pm and bidding will re-open at our Fall into Winter event at the Museum of History prior to the performance at 7:00pm.


The School of Dance Fall into Winter

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Winter Fun

December 8, 2018, 10:00am
Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance
200 Crichton St., Ottawa, ON
$10 per person, children under 12 years old are free. Tickets are on sale in the office on a first-come, first-served basis.


Winter Fantasy

December 8, 2018, 12:30pm
Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance
200 Crichton St., Ottawa, ON
$10 per person, children under 12 years old are free. Tickets are on sale in the office on a first-come, first-served basis.


Winter Wonderland

December 8, 2018, 3:00pm
Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance
200 Crichton St., Ottawa, ON
$10 per person, children under 12 years old are free. Tickets are on sale in the office on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information Contact The School of Dance


The School of Dance Fall into Winter

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Winter Tableaux Tea

 

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:00pm
Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance
200 Crichton St., Ottawa, ON

$10 per person, children under 12 years old are free. Tickets are on sale in the office on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more 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

<Learn more>

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

<Learn more>

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


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>


Celia Franca Award

2017 Celia Franca Award

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

Congratulations to Robin Treleaven <PDF>


2017-2018 Award Recipients

The School of Dance announces 2017-18 Award Recipients
The School of Dance announces 2017-18 Award Recipients

The School of Dance announces 2017-18 Award Recipients

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

 

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.