Our New Name

The name of a school plays a critical role in shaping its identity and establishing its place in the dance community. As an institution that has been a formative presence in Canadian dance for many years, we recognize the significance of this change. This transition marks a new era, grounded in our rich history but with a clear vision towards the future. It is an opportunity to reaffirm our values and call on our community to unite around our shared objectives, as we strive to create, collaborate, and dance together.

While the School and the Company were founded together, we have operated as separate organizations since 1978. We have collaborated and will remain as strong partners in dance in the community. Our transformation serves to highlight our independent identity and growing organization.

Our Value Proposition

Dance Arts Institute prides itself on its progressive approach to education, offering a curriculum that is responsive to the ever-changing landscape of the dance and art sector. We are dedicated to expanding our range of Contemporary dance practices while placing a strong emphasis on research and developing career skills. Our commitment to advocating for and legitimizing Contemporary dance practices as a viable professional pursuit is a core value that drives us.

To achieve this, we engage renowned faculty and guest artists who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our students. Through our Artistic Research Residencies, our faculty and guests share their research with our community, enriching our collective knowledge and understanding of contemporary dance practices.

Our Value Proposition

At Dance Arts Institute, we believe in equipping our students with the tools they need to succeed as emerging artists in today’s world. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of creative careers, providing them with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience necessary to navigate the competitive and constantly evolving dance industry.

Our impressive alumni, who have made a name for themselves both nationally and internationally, continue to find a home at Dance Arts Institute as we continue to grow and innovate. Our institution is future-focused, embracing change and innovation as we strive to be at the forefront of the dance and art sector.

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