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 38th 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

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Contemporary Dance Diploma

 

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.

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

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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.

March Break 2017

Poetry in Motion

A full-day Interactive Arts Programme with Tanis Waller,

for boys and girls ages 4 to 8 years

Learn more

2017 March Break at The School of Dance

Forms 2016 - 2017

Children and Youth Winter 2017 Registration Learn more

Children and Youth Winter 2017 Dress Codes Learn more

 

Adult Winter 2017 Registration Learn more

Adult Dress Codes and Class Descriptions Winter 2017 Learn more

 

Piano Lessons Winter 2017 Registration

- Information Sheet Winter 2017Learn more

- Registration Form Winter 2017PDF

 

Connecting with Dance, new course designed for people with Parkinson's Disease

- Information Sheet Winter 2017 Learn more

- Connecting with Dance Registration Form Winter 2017 PDF

 

Dance is BEST for Seniors

- Information Sheet Winter 2017 Learn more

- Dance is BEST for Seniors Registration Form Winter 2017 PDF

 

PD Dance 2016 PD F

 

Professional Ballet Audition Form PDF

 

Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme Audition Registration Form PDF

The School of Dance thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation 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 on Mondays, beginning October 24, 2016!

Call The School of Dance at 613-238-7838 to
book your appointment!

Learn more >

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The School of Dance Virtual Campus

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Virtual Campus

Instructional videos

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The School of Dance DragonFly Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

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DragonFly

Our Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

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The School of Dance and DanceONTour

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DanceONTour

Your students can
enjoy their own dance experience

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Gallery 200

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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

Learn more >

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

Community

The School of Dance Helps the Community Learn more >

 

The SODA Network. Calling all graduates! Learn more >

 

Studio Rental Learn more >

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

2016 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards

2016 Celia Franca Award

Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum, Buddy Bolton, Merrilee Hodgins

City of Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum presenting

Buddy Bolton

with the

2016 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Award,

provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration.
< PDF >

- 2016 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards -

2016 Celia Franca Award

Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum, A.J. Ayson, Merrilee Hodgins

City of Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum

presenting

A.J. Ayson

with the 2016 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Award,

provided by the City of Ottawa to The School of Dance for administration.

< PDF >

- 2016 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards -

2016 Celia Franca Award

2016 Celia Franca Award

City of Ottawa Councillor Tobi Nussbaum, Nikita Koziel Ly, Merrilee Hodgins

The School of Dance announces the winner of the 2016 Celia Franca Award, Nikita Koziel Ly < 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.

 

Learn more >

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

Performances

The School of Dance Winter Tableaux Tea

Photo: Jenna Switzer

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 of Dance's students performing on stage in a charming family event!

 

Tickets will be available at

The School of Dance - $10.00

- 2016 Performances -

The School of Dance Traces

Photo: Gilles Vézina

 

 

Traces

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 of Dance's Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme.

 

Tickets will be available at Arts Court
$25 Adults/ $20 Students & Seniors/ $10 Children

- 2016 Performances -

The School of Dance Expressions

Photo: Gilles Vézina

EXPRESSIONS

December 18, 2016, 2:00pm

Arts Court Theatre

2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

 

 

Expressions is a showcase of Contemporary Compositions created by students of The School of Dance, along with two works for the students by Ottawa choreographers

Cathy Kyle Fenton

and

Nicola Fridgen.

The performance will also include a new piece by internationally renowned choreographer

Julia Sasso,

performed by the second and third year students from the Contemporary Dance Programme.

 

Tickets will be available at Arts Court

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students/seniors, $10 children under 12 years

The School of Dance gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Foundation.

Dance of Life Health!

Physiotherapy for Dancers Learn more>

 

Massage Therapy Learn more>

 

Connecting with Dance, new course designed for people with Parkinson's Disease

- Information Sheet Learn more

- Registration Form PDF

 

About The School

History Learn more>

 

Staff and Faculty Learn more>

 

Guest Teachers and Choreographers Learn more>

 

General Information
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Accessibility, Privacy, Policies and Procedures Learn more>

 

Donate to The School of Dance Learn more>

 

Wikipedia article Learn more>

 

Ottawa Seniors, Canadian Stories

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.

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

 

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.

The School of Dance is a registered, non-profit charitable, educational organization currently celebrating its 38th anniversary season.
Charitable Registration Number: 119253391RR0001.