March 28, 2024

Photo of dancer in class reaching backwards in a bridge. Text reads "Giving Tuesday"

Thanks to your instrumental contributions, Dance Arts Institute has been able to embark on an impactful revitalization journey this past year. Your continued investment ensures we not only sustain but excel in providing quality dance education for all. We invite you to donate or renew your investment into the school as we continue to progress through this new chapter of our history.

56 years and evolving

Embracing innovation with recent changes to our holistic curriculum positions the school to remain competitive in the international dance milieu. One of the remarkable changes implemented in the past year was our relocation to our own studios within Daniels Spectrum–a vibrant hub in the heart of the Regent Park neighborhood. This strategic move has opened doors to a variety of rental partners, allowing us all to expand the footprint of dance in a welcoming and accessible space. These pivotal shifts are reflected in our name change to Dance Arts Institute, a name we believe speaks to our commitment to the future possibilities of the dance art form, while preserving our important legacy. 

Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

Leading with holistic values

​With an understanding of our role within the local and larger dance ecosystems, our Professional Training Program curriculum and recreational programming prepares students with multiple skills to engage with the art form and field. Shifts to our vision and values better address the evolving needs and circumstances of dance students today. This is especially evident in the student-centered curriculum implementation that will be completed next academic year. With an emphasis on smaller cohorts, we offer an optimal student-teacher ratio that facilitates individual study and career development. However, schools depend heavily on tuition to continue, and it is the generosity of our donors that enables us to maintain smaller focused cohorts. Your donation today prioritizes quality education to sustain the next generation of dance artists.

Making dance education more accessible

We are pleased to announce that a total of $28,495 was awarded to students in the form of scholarships and bursaries last year with $10,995 prioritized for IBPOC and/or racialized students. These financial awards are only made possible through a secure institutional structure. Should you have the capacity to contribute to increasing accessibility to dance education, we warmly welcome your donation today.

Donate today and make a lasting impact!

These changes and innovations are a testament to our resilience amidst the unprecedented global challenges of recent years. They underscore the necessity for adaptation and innovation in order to sustain Dance Arts Institute as a leader in Contemporary dance education.

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When you make monthly gifts of $10, $25 or more, you can see the real impact your donation is making. It helps you stay connected with us and more deeply connect to transformation and our programs. When you make a recurring donation to Dance Arts Institute, you know you’re empowering students to become engaged emerging dance artists by supporting their education.

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