The School of Dance

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


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The School of Dance
2021-22

Inspired. Learning.

 

Our dancers dance.

Janna Matoussova with Elena Ilin.

 

Professional Ballet Studies

The School of Dance ballet auditions

Photo: TSOD Archives

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The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.

Contemporary Dance Diploma

The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Diploma

Photo: Sarah Schorlemer and Gilles Vézina

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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

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Our Programmes

Children's Classes

The School of Dance Children

Photo: Lisa Hebert

Fall 2021 Children Registration <Learn more>


Youth Classes

The School of Dance Youth

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Fall 2021 Youth Registration <Learn more>


Adult Classes

The School of Dance Adult Classes

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

Fall 2021 Adult Registration <Learn more>


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®

Stay tuned for our new 2021-22 programmes.


Classes for Seniors

The School of Dance Seniors

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

NEW VIRTUAL CLASS for Seniors!
Stay Tuned!

The School of Dance would like to thank the Government of Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program.

Upcoming Performances

ESSAIS The School of Dance ESSAYS

Photo: Bill Juillette

ESSAYS

Friday, October 29, 2021, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:30pm & 7:30pm

ODD BOX, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

Tickets: $25 Adults/ $20 Students & Seniors

Tickets are available NOW online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/essays-tickets-193914943817 <pdf>

The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme presents ESSAYS, a performance of works created by the students of the Programme. Join us as we return to the Ottawa Dance Directive ODD BOX theatre, and witness the student’s choreographies as they unleash their creative energy and put to the test their compositional knowledge.

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ESSAIS

Vendredi le 29 octobre 2021 à 19h30

Samedi le 30 octobre 2021 à 14h30 et 19h30

ODD BOX, La Cour des arts, 2 avenue Daly, Ottawa

Billets: 25$ adultes/ 20$ étudiant(e)s et aîné(e)s

Les billets sont disponibles dès MAINTENANT en ligne : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/essays-tickets-193914943817 <pdf>

Le Programme de danse contemporaine présente ESSAIS, un spectacle de danse créer par les étudiants du programme. Nous sommes heureux de vous accueillir à nouveau pour un spectacle dans la ODD BOX du Centre de danse contemporaine ODD. Soyez témoin de l’élan énergique avec lequel nos étudiants libèrent leur créativité et mettent à l’essai leurs connaissances en composition.

The School of Dance thanks Microsoft for their ongoing support.

Photo Essay by
Felix and Javier

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

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The School of Dance thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

DanceONTour®

The School of Dance and DanceONTour®

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Tours will resume 2022

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

Not available at this time.

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

Awards


2021-22
Rich Little Endowment Fund
for the Performing Arts Awards

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

Miriam Benoy

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

Simone Brown

September 2021

The School of Dance announced today the winners of the Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts, provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration:

  • Miriam Benoy
    (Ward 13—Rideau-Rockliffe, represented by Rawlson King)
  • Simone Brown
    (Ward 11—Beacon Hill-Cyrville, represented by Tim Tierney)

The School of Dance is proud to collaborate with the City of Ottawa in the important role of supporting young dance artists. The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.

Congratulations to Miriam and Simone!

Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts

This program was designed specifically to assist young emerging artists in the continuation of intensive professional training in the performing arts (dance, theatre, and music).

In 2021, local arts training organizations with solid track records of providing professional arts training to young adults were invited to act as third-party recommenders in a partnership approach to the awarding of funding. Each organization selected two to three deserving students to receive a grant, funded through the Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts.


Celia Franca Award

2020 Celia Franca Award

 

Ottawa, January 1, 2020

The Celia Franca Award was presented this year to Janna Matoussova, a Level 8 student in The School’s Professional Ballet Programme (Ward 10—Gloucester-Southgate, represented by Diane Deans).

The Award, in honour of Miss Franca, a great Canadian icon and a Co-Artistic Director of The School of Dance for many years, is presented annually to a young dancer showing commitment, dedication, excellent work ethic, exemplary behaviour and an outstanding love of dance.

The Celia Franca Award is represented by the sculpture After Arabesque by Canadian Artist Anne Harris.

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!


Physiotherapy for Dancers

The School of Dance Physiotherapy for Dancers

Pamela Place PT FCAMPT CAFCI

Clients are encouraged to contact Pam Place directly at 613-899-3947 or physiopam@gmail.com

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

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

The School of Dance thanks the Province of Ontario 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, Microsoft, TechSoup, 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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