Sketch of section 5: Robert Desrosiers © Cylla von Tiedemann

Our Professional Training Program students dance in three main-stage performances during the school year. The experience of performing on stage is an important part of the journey to becoming professional dancers. They work with professional choreographers, designers, producers, stage managers, and crew; they contribute to the creative and rehearsal process in many ways; and they learn, rehearse, and interpret iconic works by creators who have shaped the landscape of contemporary dance in Canada.



Coffee House: SHiFT 2021
January 15, 2021 at 7pm EST


SHiFT 2021: Bios and Headshots


The students of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre present SHiFT 2021, a creative online performance produced by the second year class. We are excited to show unique, innovative works made by the second and third year students of the Professional Training Program.

Each semester, the School offers students the opportunity to produce and present our own creations in a Coffee House, or student-run production. These performances contribute to our artistic growth, permitting us to get feedback on our work, and inviting us to experience some of what awaits us after our graduation. This is a well-cherished and valued school activity that we really wanted to make happen even under our current pandemic circumstances, so we have produced an online performance, making use of our newly-acquired skills in creating dance for film. For this showing, ten exciting new dance films will be presented, so please join us.

This performance is free, and will be available for replay until January 29, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

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Thank you for supporting the students of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Enjoy the show!



Check out our past performances here.