Each year, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s programs for schools encourage hundreds of students to experience and explore the physical movements of contemporary dance.
We are delighted to offer a range of educational activities as the perfect complement to your arts curriculum, including:
Featuring dancers from our Professional Training Program in new works and classic repertory; all performances are held in our on-site theatre, located in the heart of historic Cabbagetown.
Designed for a creative learning experience; our student matinées cost $5.50 per student (including HST)**. During the matinée, your students will experience:
2013/14 Student matinée schedule*
On-site classes with our highly regarded faculty and talented live accompanists, are tailored to meet the individual needs of your school group. These classes usually take place before a matineé and last for one hour, providing a fulfilling, whole-day learning experience for your students. Please contact us for class costs and availability.
For small groups of students, the School can provide students considering a career in contemporary dance the opportunity to observe select professional classes. Students will be exposed to a variety of contemporary dance techniques and gain a better understanding of a professional training program. During their visit, a tour of our heritage designated facility will be arranged with a member of staff.
A limited number of outreach visits are arranged throughout the year for local schools. These visits include a class led by a member of faculty, assisted by second year Professional Training Program students. Our students will work with small groups within your class to develop a short phrase of choreography and develop movement, rhythm, and musicality.
The Educator's Notes provide background information on the School and contemporary dance, how to book, theatre etiquette, dance resources, and suggested activities to follow up on your visit. It's a document with helpful information for teachers and dance educators to better prepare your students for their visit.
To book for any of the above programs or for more information, please contact:
Please have the following information ready:
* All dates, times, and choreographers are subject to change.
** Upon booking, a first deposit (50% of the grand total) will be due within four weeks.