ODCS offers General School programs from Pre-Ballet to Grade 5 RAD*, Adult Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary/Modern and more.

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Silver Swans® Ballet Classes 2022-23

silver swans
Specially designed for older learners, Silver Swans® ballet classes will help improve your mobility, posture, coordination, and energy levels.

Silver Swans® will be held on Wednesdays from 7:15 - 8:15 PM at our DLS (Centretown) studios.

NOTE: Adult programs commence Oct.1. Register now!

by appointment with ODCS office August 22 t0 Sept 2

Formal Registrations (at ODCS OFFICE):
Multiple Class, and Intensive Study students:
Friday Sept 2:4:00-6:00 p.m

Sat. Sept.3-12:00pm-3:00 p.m.

Classes commence Saturday, September 17

Please Note classes will be cancelled with insufficient registration. Students will be referred to another class of comparable level, or refunded.

ODCS continues to observe COVID guidlines to limit spaces in Classes, therefore classes will be filled on a "first come first served basis"

Please complete application form and mail OR email along with deposit of $70 on fees, plus a $30 non-refundable registration fee (total amount $100) by etransfer to odcs@ottawadancecentre.ca
(*no password is required)
enclose a cheque or money order payable to ODCS, and mail with completed application form in an envelope clearly labeled to:

Ottawa Dance Centre Schools,
500 Old St. Patrick St. Unit #3, Ottawa, K1N 9G4

Balance of first semester fees MUST be paid by class commencement, 2022.
(applications will not be processed without payment and signature)

Application for Fall 2022:

For the most recent information regarding Fees and Registration, contact ODCS at 613-293-2240 or email odcs@ottawadancecentre.ca

General School: RAD Ballet Grades, All contemporary (Students and Adults), ODCS Vocational level courses and training programs (Non -Intensive) & Adults.
Please Note: ODCS Academic Year runs for 36 weeks of classes.

Academic Year 2022-23
Ottawa Dance Centre Schools*

ODCS believes all children deserve a Chance to Dance and to follow their dream. We therefore attempt to keep our fees as low as we can possibly manage to insure that no child is left behind.

Now in it's 50th academic year, ODCS looks back with pride to see the number of professional dancers, choreographers , teachers, and professionals at large, who are alumni and have benefited from our philosophy and highly regarded faculty members' classes.

Program Class/Length
(One Class per week)
Half Year**
(18 weeks semester)
PreSchool to Pre-ballet, Pre-primary RAD levels 45 min.
General Courses 1 hour
General Courses: Gr 2 & higher 1 hour
General Courses 1.25 hr.class $400
General Courses 1.5 hr. class $475
General Courses 1.75-2 hr. class $550
Gr.4 & 5 Character
& Variations, Senior Courses
3/4 hour $245
Adult studies
(academic year 16 week semester)
1 hour
1.5 hour

*Plus an Annual $30 non-refundable Registration Fee

** Intensive Study/Enrichment programs: By acceptance only.
Ask for separate fee and schedule pamphlet for more details.

Discounts are available on additional classes.
Family Discount: a 10% discount will be applied to the fees of each additional child in a family enrolled with ODCS (class at lesser amount)

Fee Payment Terms:
Fees are payable in full for the Academic Year (2 semesters) upon registration.
ODCS accepts e-transfers, cheques , cash, and money orders.

IMPORTANT: A completed and signed application form MUST be submitted before registration can be accepted.
Please include ALL required information.

ODCS fees are eligible for the Child Arts credit with CRA and Vocational Training fees are tax deductible for ages 16 years upwards.
ODCS has a not for profit mandate and is a registered Educational institution.

Examination fees: Royal Academy of Dance examination fees are paid separately. Further information is available at www.radcanada.org

Central site: ODCS offers General School programs for children and teens from Pre-ballet to graded Vocational Advanced levels, RAD, as well as Contemporay Dance techniques including Broadway (Musical theatre) Jazz. Adult Courses are offered in classical ballet and Contemporary.

Ottawa South/Greenboro site: Children's courses are offered from Pre-school creative, Pre-Ballet to grade 5 level Classical ballet RAD.Tiny Tappers (age 5 to 10 years).
Intensive and Enrichment training programs upon audition and consultation only. (Grades 5 RAD to Advanced RAD) and Contemporary Stream (min. age 14).


(Subject to minor changes. Please print this PDF and keep for reference throughout the year)

* = important dates


Final Registration Dates:

Central Site office

By Appointment : September 1-24 or ONLINE

Saturday, September 17, 2019 - Classes commence at Ottawa Central/Ecole secondiare De LaSalle.

September/October - Auditions for Nutcracker
See website (www.balletjorgen.ca) for details on Nutcracker auditions!

*September 15 - Deadline for entry for Fall session for Intermediate Foundation to Advanced II Vocational exams.

October 1 - Adult Dance Programs commence at De LaSalle site.

October - Auditions for National Ballet School. Watch for notices. (check RWB and Quinte sites for theirs)

*Saturday, October 8 - Monday October 10 inclusive
Thanksgiving weekend - NO CLASSES)

*November 17 - December 16 - R.A.D. Vocational Exams (Intermediate - Advanced)

November 15 - Second fee payment (30% of total annual fee) due for students taking three or more classes per week. A late fee of $30 will apply after this date. Students with outstanding fees may be prohibited from classes. Accounts must be in good standing in order to participate in the Holiday recital.

November - EXAM ENTRY DEADLINE for February RAD Graded exams: Primary to Grade 8 Award incl. Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate.
**All entries must include examination fee.

Saturday, December 17 HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE
Mini-Performance & Fund-raiser at Central Site - Ecole secondaire De LaSalle from 2:00 - 4:00pm.
: Timetable will NOT be as usual on this day - specifics TBA.

*December 23 - January 8 inclusive - HOLIDAY BREAK - NO CLASSES
Classes resume on January 9 at De LaSalle.




General School
February 4 to June Closing Concert (TBA)
Adult Programs
February 4 to June

(February 4 to June Closing Concert dates: TBA )

February 1 - Final payment is due on ALL student accounts, no exceptions.
A late fee of $30 will apply after this date. Students with outstanding fees may be denied entry to classes. Accounts must be fully paid up in order to participate in any RAD exams (please refer to ‘Policies: Fees’ for more details).

*Monday February 20 Family Day - All centres will be closed. NO CLASSES

February 16 - March 13 - RAD Grades Exams: Specific days TBA
Mark your calendar now!

*Sunday, March 12 - Sunday, March 19 - MARCH BREAK: NO CLASSES(with the possible exception of exam coaching TBA)

*Friday, April 7 - Monday, April 10 - Easter Weekend: NO CLASSES

April/May - RAD graded Exams and Vocational exam dates TBA

Saturday, June 3 - final day - Adult Courses.

June (TBA) - ’Invitation to the Dance’ - Year End Performance Final Week: Dress rehearsals will take place during the week of Saturday, May 27 through to June 3 inclusive, during class times as well as some extra TBA (Final Performance date TBA)

Please note: ODCS does NOT close long weekend Saturday May20, EXCEPT FOR the Holiday Monday when All CENTRES ARE CLOSED

Dress rehearsals and performances will be held in the theatre of Ecole secondaire publique DeLaSalle. And will include all General School and Intensive Program students.

Specific schedules for rehearsals/Performance days - TBA

(Summer Dance Camps and Summer Intensive
dates - July/August TBA)