The School of Toronto Dance Theatre
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre was established in 1968, and is devoted to providing a broad spectrum of movement classes.
Our YOUNG DANCERS' PROGRAM (YDP) is designed to introduce children and young people ages 3 to 17 to creative movement and contemporary dance. Dancers are encouraged, both individually and in groups, to explore the dance experience in a focused and fun environment. The YDP is a non-competitive program which focuses on young dancers’ imaginative and creative potential and aims to develop each child’s full expressiveness through movement. Children are placed in levels based on their age; in some cases, a child may be put in a younger class if he or she is new to dance. Our ADULT RECREATIONAL PROGRAM of contemporary dance classes is designed for individuals who want to experience the joy of movement through contemporary dance. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings. They are suitable for dancers aged 16+, with any level of experience (including complete beginners), and offer you the chance to learn in a stimulating and supportive environment. Focusing on use of breath, weight, energy, flexibility, and the thrill of jumping and moving through space, these classes include work based on the techniques of Martha Graham and José Limón, as well as other contemporary styles. Participants experience increased strength, flexibility, and endurance, as well as improved body awareness and self-confidence. Students learn from inspiring teachers and dance to live accompaniment.