Rosemary James and students of the School © Cylla von Tiedemann

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The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Summer Intensive Programs offer dancers the opportunity to study at one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance schools.

Given the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 and the advice from public health officials regarding the need to maintain physical distance, the School has made the difficult decision to cancel both Summer Intensive programs scheduled for July 6-31, 2020. This includes the Pre-professional program (July 6-17) and the Teen Intensive (July 27-31).

We regret sharing this disappointing news however we feel strongly that it is the only responsible decision for the health of our students and community. This is the first time since the 1970s that we will not be hosting a summer intensive!


Our Summer Intensive Programs provide unrivalled technical training to help develop any motivated dancer. Working with highly regarded faculty, dancers will participate in challenging, energetic classes in an unforgettable training experience. Both programs offer the opportunity to perform on our mainstage here at the Winchester Street Theatre.

Use the menu on the right to find out more about each of the programs.

“It blows my mind that these students have the opportunity to learn from dancers that have shaped the landscape of modern dance in this country.” — Michelle, high school dance teacher



Interested in auditioning for our three-year, college-level Professional Training Program?

Our three-year Professional Training Program (PTP) is a full-time, post-secondary program that provides education and training in dance. The program provides a broad curriculum, a solid foundation of knowledge about dance, physical and intellectual instruction in the art form, extensive performing experience, and an environment for learning that prepares students for a professional career.