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

DragonFly® Totes

DragonFly® Totes, The School of Dance

These beautiful Canadian-made tote bags are created
from artwork by students in our DragonFly programme
for learners with Down syndrome.

The 16” x 13” tote bags feature vegan leather straps, a magnetic closure and a cotton sateen lining with inside pockets and a zippered welt pocket.

$65 + HST

Shipping for a fee

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the DragonFly Students’ Scholarship Fund. Orders must be submitted by email to archive@theschoolofdance.ca by Monday, November 29, 2021.

DragonFly Totes will be available for pick-up at The School of Dance.

Learn more

<http://www.dragonflydownsyndrome.com/>

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Our Programmes

Children's Classes

The School of Dance Children

Photo: Lisa Hebert

Term 2 2021 Children Registration <Learn more>


NEW Twirling Tots

Twirling Tots The School of Dance Children

Photo: TSOD Archives

Beginning January 2022, Twirling Tots for children ages 2-3 years with a parent or caregiver <Learn more>


Youth Classes

The School of Dance Youth

Photo: TSOD Archives

Term 2 2021 Youth Registration <Learn more>


Adult Classes

The School of Dance Adult Classes

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

Term 2 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

Traces The School of Dance Traces

Photo: Bill Juillette

Traces

December 17 & 18, 2021, 7:30pm

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

Tickets: $25 adults, $20 students/seniors

Tickets are available NOW online: Traces - Tickets

See a new generation of dance artists as they dive into the inventive worlds of internationally renowned contemporary dance choreographers: Sylvie Desrosiers, Alya Graham, Cathy Kyle Fenton, Alexandra “Spicey” Landé, Riley Sims and Calder White. Traces, a dynamic performance by The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme students

Traces

le 17 et 18 décembre 2021, 19h30

Théâtre de la Cour des arts, 2 avenue Daly, Ottawa

Billets : Adultes 25$, étudiant(e)s/aîné(e)s 20$

Les billets sont disponibles dès MAINTENANT en ligne: Traces - Billets

Voyez une nouvelle génération d’artistes de la danse contemporaine plonger dans les mondes inventifs des chorégraphes de renommée internationale : Sylvie Desrosiers, Alya Graham, Cathy Kyle Fenton, Alexandra « Spicey » Landé, Riley Sims et Calder White. Traces, un spectacle dynamique présenté par les étudiants du Programme de diplôme en danse contemporaine de The School of Dance.

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

History
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Staff and Faculty
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Guest Teachers and Choreographers
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General Information
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Accessibility, Privacy, Policies and Procedures
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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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