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 two-week long intensive that simulates life in a professional dance company. Offered in August each year.

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News from ODCS

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Thank you for your donations!

ODCS presented its Holiday Open Houses in December, where students showcased their talents to friends and family while also fundraising for the school.

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And we’re off!

In November, we organized our inaugural Workshop Weekend, offering an immersive experience for our Ballet Intensive Students.

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Fantastic Results

Our Level 5 Ballet Intensive students received their fantastic Intermediate Royal Academy of Dance exam results. We are so proud of everything they have achieved.

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Dancing with the Stars

Congratulations to Olivia and Madeleine, Ballet Intensive students, on their successful auditions for The Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet!

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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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