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The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is passionately committed to the training and education of contemporary dancers. We invest in the artistic potential of youth. The School is renowned as a national leader in performing arts training. Established in 1968, the School has continued to serve as the foundation and inspiration for generations of dancers.

We offer four exceptional programs for dancers of all ages and abilities, with a focus on our three-year, post-secondary Professional Training Program (PTP). In order to remain at the forefront of education in contemporary dance, and to sustain, maintain, and assist our students in their pursuit of excellence, we need your support.

Your Donation

Your donation will directly benefit our students and allow us to continue to deliver inspired training.

By designating your gift, you will be able to have a measurable impact on our programs.

Help transform the life of a student.

• Support inspired learning
• Help build a creative, dynamic community
• Provide opportunities for success
• Cultivate Canada’s next generation of artists

What your contribution means to the School of Toronto Dance Theatre:

$10 The cost of one reusable ice pack
$25 The cost of a new exercise ball
$60 The cost of a first aid/CPR training course for a first year student
$100 The cost of band aids for the year!
$150 The cost of a Dance Adventure guest lecture by a noted visiting artist
$250 The cost of a teacher and accompanist for a 90 minute core curriculum class or a scholarship to the winter term of our Young Dancers’ Program
$300 The cost of one Outreach class for a local high school
$1000 The cost of a leadership scholarship for a worthy senior student
$5000 The cost of a one week residency with an internationally renowned visiting guest artist
$10,000  The cost of sending our third year students to participate in the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa

We invite you to join us by supporting the School with a donation and becoming a part of Canada’s contemporary dance future by supporting tomorrow’s contemporary dancers, today.

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is a registered charity. Charitable Registration Number: 107962771RR0001.

The Kathryn Ash Scholarship

The KatrhynKathryn Ash Scholarship is a merit-based award made possible by donations to the Kathryn Ash Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is available to full-time students, in good standing, entering their third year of study, and is open to both Canadian and international students. Application is required when students are in second year. Senior faculty and staff will compose a short list of students and the final decision will be made by a panel of senior faculty, staff, invited guest artists, and a Board member. The award is non-renewable.

The criteria upon which the Kathryn Ash Scholarship is awarded include:

• Consistent demonstration of artistic and technical accomplishment
• Receptiveness to the learning process
• Curiosity, investigation, and exploration
• Evidence of progress
• Performance quality in class and on the stage
• Work ethic, commitment, attendance, and professionalism
• Integrity and dedication
• A passion for the craft of the dancer, and the art of dance

To see just how powerful your gift can be, we invite you to watch a student profile of Kathia Wittenborn, the first recipient of the Kathryn Ash Scholarship.

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