This program gives children the opportunity to develop their own interests in creative expression, explore their unique styles of moving, gain dance skills such as cause and effect, musicality, extension, and repetition, plus create dances within an integrated setting in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Live percussion inspires children to move in this class.

The classes are structured so as to offer a balance between expression and dance technique. Students are assisted by adult teaching assistants with disabilities, providing valuable role models to young dancers.

Creative dance is extremely effective in teaching children communication skills. For example, by linking emotions to dance – “how would you dance when you are angry… happy… scared…” – we give children the opportunity to communicate through non-verbal means. We have created dances over the years using themes from polar bears and chickens to the human skeleton, from doctors’ offices to beautiful bodies.

All sites are in accessible locations for people who use mobility aids. All children who choose to dance are welcome.

If individual support is required, we welcome you to arrange for a care person to accompany you or your child. Support people are welcome at no extra cost.

We aim to keep our costs accessible so that all people, regardless of income, can participate. Class fees are $12 per class per student, and are paid at the beginning of each seasonal session. Subsidies may be available on request.

Children’s Recreational Classes

For ages 4 to 12
Saturday mornings, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Rotating locations (more information will be provided at classes)
Centennial Public School Gymnasium, 376 Gloucester Street, Ottawa
GCTC Studio (2nd Floor), 1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
Both locations are accessible and have accessible facilities.

2016-2017 Schedule (tentative):

  • Fall session: September 17 to November 26 (no class October 8) including the option of participating in a performance opportunity at Community Day (tentative date December 3); 10 sessions plus Community Day for $132
  • Spring session: February 25 to May 6 (no class March 18 or April 15) plus a unique public performance opportunity in conjunction with Hintonburg Happening on May 13; 9 sessions plus Hintonburg event for $120

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