IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: COVID-19
The School of CCDT and the 509 Dance building will be closed until further notice. We are monitoring developments in order to make plans to reopen. We will post updates on our website and social media channels as needed.
To Our Students: Visit the Dance At Home page for videos, the live class schedule, and other resources to keep you dancing!
The access password can be found in our weekly newsletter
or current students can email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to helping our staff get through the COVID-19 pandemic financially, and to maintaining our wonderful 509 Dance building, which has infused the Cabbagetown community with movement and art for the past 25 years.
Please visit The School of CCDT on Distantly, a free platform that accepts contributions on behalf of small businesses. Your generous support will ensure we can continue to pay staff wages and property expenses, and thus, ensure we will have a dance school to return to.
The School of CCDT
The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading dance training centres, was founded in 1983 by Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark.
The School’s expert faculty seeks to make an art of the natural joy of movement found in every child, providing a unique alternative to competition-based training. The School offers children's dance classes, adult dance classes, pre-professional programs, and summer dance programs. Classes include RAD Ballet and Limón Modern techniques, as well as Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, and Hip Hop.
ABOUT OUR SPACE
509 DANCE in the heart of the historic Old Cabbagetown is the perfect rental space in Toronto for dance classes, ballet classes, auditions, rehearsals, photo and film shoots, and more. Among Canada's foremost dance centres, 509 DANCE is a 10,000 square foot complex with four studios, boasting 17'-20' ceiling heights and top-tier sprung marley flooring. The building is also home to 509 Dancewear, the downtown boutique for your dancewear needs.
Our studio is the creative home to hundreds of emerging and established dance artists including resident company Fujiwara Dance Inventions, Kenny Pearl's GMD open professional dance classes, the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and CCDT's annual Resident Guest Artists, which have included Sylvie Bouchard, Hanna Kiel, Louis Laberge-Côté, Ryan Lee, Andrea Nann and Jera Wolfe, among many others.