Choreographer: Gaile Petursson-Hiley
Photo: Rodney S. Braun


“The quality of the various courses offered is exceptional.” – Canadian Heritage Assessor

Core courses:

  • Contemporary Dance Techniques
    (including Limon influenced) with barre
    – with centre warm-up
    – with traveling warm-up
  • Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
  • Contemporary Repertory
  • Contemporary Performance

Additional courses:

  • Improvisation
  • Composition (optional)
  • Dance Paedagogy (optional)
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Partnering
  • Voice
  • Body Mechanics
  • Conditioning
  • Dance Legacy
  • Individual Coaching
  • Lighting Design
  • Production & Grant Application
  • Bridging into the Profession

4th Year Special Projects

  • Professional projects available for all students entering Fourth Year.
  • Scholarship awards for all Fourth Year students to support the transition from student to emerging professional artist.

Spring Dance Intensive:

The annual Spring Dance Intensive is designed to provide an intensive dance program for members of the Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers, for other professional contemporary dance students and for professional contemporary dancers. The Intensive offers courses with guest teachers of renowned repute. The Spring Dance Intensive has attracted professional dancers and professional dance students from across Canada and beyond.