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 39th 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

Photo: Sarah Schorlemer and Gilles Vézina

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.

Fall 2017

Connecting with Dance

Connecting with Dance 2017-2018 registration PDF

- Early Bird Fall 2017 at The School of Dance -

Children's classes

PD Dance Days PDF

Winter Holiday Dance Camp PDF

Children’s Fall 2017-2018 registration PDF

Children’s Dress Code PDF

- Early Bird Fall 2017 at The School of Dance -

Adult classes

Adult Fall 2017-2018 registration PDF

Adult’s Dress Code PDF

- Early Bird Fall 2017 at The School of Dance -

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

Photo: TSOD Archives

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.

What's Happening

Celebrating Culture Days in Canada!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

3:00-4:00pm

Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance

200 Crichton Street, Ottawa

RSVP

613-238-7838

aide@theschoolofdance.ca

Learn more >

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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

Photo: Gilles Vézina

Virtual Campus

Instructional videos

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The School of Dance DragonFly® Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

Photo: Barbara Legowski

DragonFly®

Our Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

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The School of Dance and DanceONTour®

Photo: Gilles Vézina

DanceONTour®

Your students can
enjoy their own dance experience

Learn more >

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Gallery 200

Photo: TSOD Archives

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.

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 >

- 2017 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 >

- 2017 Rich Little Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Awards -

2016-2017 Award Recipients

The School of Dance announces 2016-17 Award Recipients < 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.

Upcoming Performances

The School of Dance Solos

Photo credit: Gilles Vézina

Solos

November 3 and 4, 2017, 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 are on sale NOW at The School of Dance!

$20 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $10 Children

- The School of Dance Upcoming Performances -

The School of Dance Fall into Winter

Photo credit: Gilles Vézina

Fall into Winter

November 18, 2017, 7:00pm

Canadian Museum of History Theatre, 100 rue Laurier, Gatineau

An eclectic, family-friendly performance featuring students from our Professional Ballet Programme.

Tickets are on sale NOW at The School of Dance!

$25 Adults/ $20 Students & Seniors

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The School of Dance Traces

Photo credit: Gilles Vézina

Traces

December 15 and 16, 2017, 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 Sylvie Desrosiers, Darryl Tracy, Jocelyn Todd, and Apolonia Velasquez performed by students in The School’s Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme.

Tickets are on sale NOW at The School of Dance!

Tickets: $25 Adults/ $20 Students & Seniors/ $10 Children

- The School of Dance Upcoming Performances -

Winter Fantasy at The School of Dance

Photo credit: Gilles Vézina

Winter Fantasy

December 2, 2017, 1:00pm

Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street, Ottawa

Featuring The School’s Student Division in a delightful winter performance.

Tickets will be on sale at The School of Dance.

$10 General Admission / Children under 12 years are free

- The School of Dance Upcoming Performances -

The School of Dance Winter Wonderland

Photo credit: Gilles Vézina

Winter Wonderland

December 2, 2017, 4:00pm

Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street, Ottawa

Featuring The School’s Student Division in a delightful winter performance.

Tickets are on sale NOW at The School of Dance!

$10 General Admission / Children under 12 years are free

- The School of Dance Upcoming Performances -

The School of Dance Winter Wonderland

Photo credit: Ken Bell

Winter Tableaux Tea

December 3, 2017, 3:00pm

Celia Franca Studio, The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street, Ottawa

Featuring the youngest students of The School of Dance in a charming family event.

Tickets are on sale NOW at The School of Dance!

$10 General Admission / Children under 12 years are free

The School of Dance thanks the Province of Ontario for their support.

Dance of Life Health!

Physiotherapy for Dancers Learn more>

 

Massage Therapy Learn more>

The School of Dance would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, a government agency, for its ongoing support.

About The School

History Learn more>

 

Staff and Faculty Learn more>

 

Guest Teachers and Choreographers Learn more>

 

General Information Learn more>

 

Accessibility, Privacy, Policies and Procedures Learn more>

 

Donate to The School of Dance Learn more>

 

Wikipedia article Learn more>

 

- The School of Dance and the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant program -

Ottawa Seniors, Canadian Stories

We are excited to announce the launch of our unique new Dance Programme for Ottawa Seniors in collaboration with the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant program and Bruyère Continuing Care. Learn more>

 

Canadian Stories Company PDF

Compagnie Histoires Canadiennes PDF

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 39th anniversary season.
Charitable Registration Number: 119253391RR0001.