509 Parliament Street Toronto, ON M4X 1P3
... where aspiring young dancers come to grow
About the School of CCDT
The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre was launched in 1983 by Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark. She began her career as a protégé of Saskatoon’s leading Royal Academy teacher, Sonja Barton, and was greatly inspired by the work of Rachel Browne, founder of Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers. Lundmark was a member of Ryerson Polytechnic’s first graduating class and went on to head Brian Foley Studios’ ballet department until 1982.
The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading dance training centres, was founded in 1983 by Artistic Director, Deborah Lundmark. It aims to provide a creative home for young bodies, minds, and spirits. Ms. Lundmark has over forty years of experience guiding young dancers from first steps to stage premieres.
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. Encouraging recreational students, pre-professional students, and everyone in-between, the School’s objective is to foster not only the “thinking dancer” but also the self-directed and physically confident young person. Our pre-professional program incorporates our resident Company’s vision of strong ballet and modern dance training. This combination leads to a well-rounded dancer who is able to perform the work of diverse choreographers and to succeed in a wide range of post-secondary training opportunities. Full-time students considering entry into performing arts schools and post-secondary training will assuredly receive precisely the required preparation.