Upcoming events:

  • Fri
    26
    May
    2017

    NSSSE Evening Concert

  • Mon
    29
    May
    2017

    Adult Dance Recital

  • Sun
    04
    Jun
    2017

    School of Dance Final Recitals

    1:00 & 4:00pm
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The moment you enter the Conservatory you become aware of the building’s history and its atmosphere of vibrant artistic activity, created through the outstanding quality and dedication of the entire faculty. The School of Dance’s teaching staff includes a wonderful blend of national and international backgrounds that bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the training of students.

As a student, The Conservatory was an inspiring place for me to grow and develop as an artist. The technical training I received there, enabled me to pursue my passion. Returning to teach is like coming home. The students are incredibly thoughtful and eager in their approach while upholding the quality of training that The Conservatory is known for.
Johanna Hillchie, Professional / Private Ballet Instructor - Toronto, ON
Since joining the Conservatory over 30 years ago I have been amazed to see the Dance Program grow from five students to a vibrant, nationally and internationally respected ballet training location. It is the team of extraordinary dance faculty that has worked this magic. I am delighted to see children from three years old grow in the programs, and likewise to see seniors thrive in this rich atmosphere of dance and music.
Barbara Dearborn, Dean of Dance, the Conservatory
As a young dancer at The Conservatory, I was always surrounded by inspiration and imagination. The warm, nurturing environment of the school was crucial in helping me build a solid foundation of dance technique, as well as being a perfect incubator for my passion and artistry to grow.
Hanna Mae Cruddas, Professional Dancer with Canada's Ballet Jorgen
Conservatory dance students excel because of excellent instruction, small class sizes and fantastic opportunities. Students shine in spring recital, special performances, camps and clinics and the annual production. It’s the complete dance experience.
Lori, Parent

The School of Dance, under the direction of Barbara Dearborn, continues to focus its instruction
 on ballet as the principle style in order to provide a strong basis for developing other forms of dance. Barbara Dearborn has been the Director and Head Teacher of the School of Dance for thirty years and is currently Dean of Dance. Through her knowledge, dedication and commitment, 
the school has developed an outstanding Classical Ballet training program that embraces
 all three major styles of classical dance; Cecchetti Society of Canada (CSC), Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA). Also offered are a unique Folk Dance program and our very highly respected post-secondary Teacher Training Program, which is the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

Graduates of the School of Dance have continued their careers with professional dance companies and major teaching institutions across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Important Dates

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017
  • Mon
    29
    May
    2017
    Lilian Piercey Concert Hall
  • Sun
    04
    Jun
    2017
    1:00 & 4:00pmSpatz Theatre
  • Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017
    5:00 to 8:00pmThe Conservatory
  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017
    8:00 PM

    Please be sure to join us on June 8th and 9th at 8pm in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall for our fully staged musical production of SEUSSICAL starring the combined casts of our Elementary and Junior Broadway Company Players. Now one of the most popular and performed shows in North America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favourite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favourite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little girl with a big imagination – Jojo." Tickets are available now at our Main Administration Desk!

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  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
  • Sun
    11
    Jun
    2017
    2:00 PMLilian Piercey Concert Hall, the Conservatory

    The Conservatory’s annual Convocation will be held on Sunday afternoon, at 2:00 PM in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall. It is at Convocation that Scholarships and Prizes are awarded, including the Association’s many awards. All members of the Association are invited to attend Convocation.

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