Dance Arts Institute (formerly The School of Toronto Dance Theatre) is a national leader in performing arts training. Established in 1968, we continue to serve as the foundation and inspiration for generations of dancers. Our goal is to provide the most compelling, challenging, and comprehensive training for our students, enabling them to succeed as artists.

For this to be possible, we need your help. Donations support all of our programs and activities, including training these talented young dancers, delivering outreach projects with local schools through our pedagogy program, and engaging talented faculty, guest artists, and choreographers who contribute to the larger cultural fabric of Canada. 

Your donations directly benefit our students and help us continue to deliver inspired training and develop young emerging artists today, and into the future.

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We are always looking for volunteers for Dance Arts events and performances. Interested in volunteering? Please contact or call us at (416) 967-6887.

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For further opportunities to increase your impact such as major gifts, sponsorship, dedicated scholarships and bursaries or planned giving, please contact us at