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For 50 years, we have been training and educating contemporary dance artists, inspiring them with the passion and physical power of the human body in motion. We have many things to offer you as a student in our Professional Training Program:

  • a focus on artistic development, interpretation, and performance
  • a conservatory-style education with a concentration on studio work – you spend your day dancing
  • a healthy and supportive learning environment
  • strong and challenging technical training, led by highly regarded teachers
  • workshops with national and international guest teachers
  • technique classes accompanied by some of Toronto’s finest dance musicians
  • many performance opportunities
  • an affiliation with York University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (B.F.A. Hons) program in dance
  • support to create your own choreography
  • a close relationship with Toronto Dance Theatre, and exposure to the vibrant Toronto dance community
  • a performance series with admission to shows by top Canadian and international artists
  • an on-site theatre that hosts performances by a variety of dance companies and independent artists
  • a versatile education that prepares you to perform independently or with contemporary dance companies

This is the place where you can train to be a performer, if you too are inspired by this passion.

                            

Patricia Fraser, Artistic Director                    Michelle Yeung, Managing Director

The School aims to provide a safe, positive, and welcoming learning environment. The School reserves the right to refuse admittance to any person who jeopardizes our ability to provide such an atmosphere. The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.