Children’s Recreational Classes

Children 4-12

April 10 – May 29 (no classes May 22)

Saturdays 10:45 am-11:30 am

7 classes for $70


We aim to keep our costs accessible so that all people, regardless of income, can participate, and subsidies may be available on request. 

Co-Teachers: Shara Weaver and Moni Hoffman 

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.

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.

This year, we are keeping our classes digital so that we can continue to stay connected safely while reaching a wider audience! In person classes in Ottawa will resume once it is safe to do so. Please sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date on reopening plans. 

This program generously supported by 


Harry P. Ward Foundation