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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The School of Dance would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, a government agency, for its ongoing support.
The School of Dance thanks the City of Ottawa for their ongoing support.
City of Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum presenting Julia Stein with the 2015 Celia Franca Award.
Scholarships and Awards
June 10, 2016 The School of Dance today announced the names and home communities of its 2015-2016 Award Recipients. Each year, for the past 37 years, The School of Dance has been privileged to provide scholarships and bursaries to young people in the community through the dedicated hard-work of its Directors, individual and corporate donors and grants and gifts received from Canadian Foundations.
Stuart Conger Learning Centre
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.
The School of Dance would like to thank the Government of Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program.
Celebrating Culture Days
October 1, 2016, 3:00pm
Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street, Ottawa
Free event! Join us we celebrate Culture Days in Canada with demonstrations from students in our Professional Ballet Programme and Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme. The event will also include presentations by Councillor Tobi Nussbaum of the 2016 Celia Franca Award and the 2016 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Scholarships, provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration.
November 4 and 5, 2016, 7:30pm
ODD BOX, Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa
Up close and personal in the ODD BOX, witness The School of Dance Contemporary students' choreographies as they unleash their creative energy and put to the test their compositional knowledge. Learn about their experience as creators… in this new world of dance.
Tickets will be available at The School of Dance - $20 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $10 Children
Fall into Winter
November 19, 2016, 7:00pm
Canadian Museum of History, 100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau
An eclectic, family-friendly performance featuring students from our Professional Ballet Programme.
Tickets will be available at The School of Dance - $25 Adults/ $20 Students & Seniors
Winter Tableaux Tea
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00pm
Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance
200 Crichton Street, Ottawa
The youngest of The School’s students performing on stage in a charming family event! Tickets will be available at The School of Dance - $10.00
December 16 and 17, 2016, 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 Serge Bennathan, Julia Sasso, Sylvie Desrosiers and Charles Cardin-Bourbeau, performed by students in The School’s Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme.
Tickets will be available at Arts Court - $25 Adults/ $20 Students & Seniors/ $10 Children
The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Foundation.
We are excited to announce the launch of our unique new Dance Programme for Ottawa Seniors in collaboration with Bruyère Continuing Care. Watch this space for more information.
The School of Dance thanks the Province of Ontario for their support.
The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following:
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.
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The School of Dance is a registered, non-profit charitable, educational organization currently celebrating its 38th anniversary season.
Charitable Registration Number: 119253391RR0001.