About Dance Classes

At any stage of life, or any stage of your career, we'll give you the foundation and freedom to joyfully express yourself through movement and dance. Right in the heart of Halifax.

Since 1947 the Maritime Conservatory School of Dance has been providing exceptional dance classes with a focus on classical ballet in both our General and Professional programs. We offer opportunities for a variety of students, from those just beginning their dance training through aspiring professionals. Our curriculum includes a unique folk dance program and classes in a variety of dance styles including including breakdance, modern, jazz, tap, composition, and ballroom.



The School of Dance at the Maritime Conservatory also offers a highly respected post-secondary Teacher Training Diploma Program. Graduating students are given guidance on job opportunities, negotiating contracts, and self-employment. The Conservatory is frequently sent teaching opportunities and employment listings from schools around the world.


We also offer a full time Professional Ballet Program, designed for dancers aged 12-17 years looking to explore a professional career in dance.

The Maritime Conservatory in Performance

In addition to our annual end of year recital, the School of Dance at the Maritime Conservatory offers many performance opportunities for students, ranging from community outreach performances to in-house recitals, special events to original full-length children’s ballets..

Dance Classes at the Maritime Conservatory