Ottawa’s Premier Recreational and Intensive Classical Ballet School

Ottawa Dance Centre School is not just a place to learn dance; it’s a haven where passion, dedication, and artistic expression converge to create something extraordinary.

We believe in the transformative power of ballet. No matter if you’re a budding ballerina or have dreams of dancing professionally, our doors are open to guide you on your journey; Ottawa Dance Centre School is the place where dreams take flight. Come join us and embark on a journey of self-discovery, artistic expression, and the joy of dance. Explore our programs, meet our faculty, and take the first step towards a world of grace and beauty. We look forward to dancing with you!

Our Recreational Classes are for students aged 4-12, and adults aged 18+, who wish to experience quality dance training without the commitment of an intensive program.

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Our Ballet Intensive Program caters to students aged 12-17 who aspire to engage in an intensive training regimen in classical ballet, advancing through levels each year.

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Our Adult Classes are for dancers 18+ of all levels who want to start learning dance or revisit an interest they had during childhood.

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Our Workshop Weekends are designed for students who attend any dance school who wish to supplement their current dance schedule with monthly workshops.

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Our Summer Course is a three-week long intensive that simulates life in a professional dance company. Offered between July and August.

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News from ODCS

In this enchanting recital, our aspiring dancers channelled the spirits of renowned paintings and sculptures, breathing life into the canvas’ with every graceful leap and delicate twirl. From the ethereal elegance of Degas’ ballerinas to the vibrant vitality of Monet’s waterlilies, each performance paid a homage to the creative brilliance that spans centuries. “Step into […]

It is with sadness that we receive the news of Diane Dean’s passing. We remember her with admiration and fondness. Our South End program was located in the dance studio of Greenboro CC from 1991 to 2016, where we first met Diane as a ballet mum to her daughter Megan. Diane quickly became an integral […]

Students from ODCS participated in their Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams this month. Our Grade 5s and Intermediate Foundation’s spent many hours working hard to prepare for their exams. We are so proud of them!

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Explore Ottawa Dance Centre School

Meet our team of professionally-trained dance educators.

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Ottawa Dance Centre School has been a staple in the local dance community since 1972.

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Browse our current class selections and see important dates for this season.

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Register for recreational program classes and apply for our Ballet Intensive Program.

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