CCDT is a
Toronto youth repertory company of gifted
next-generation artists who train, perform, and tour in the same manner as do their adult colleagues.
The School of CCDT
is the CCDT Toronto dance training centre where we also provide dance classes for
children ranging from recreational to
pre-professional in such disciplines as Royal Academy of Dance Ballet classes, Limón
Modern (contemporary) classes, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop classes. Modern dance classes and Pilates Adult Drop-In dance classes are also offered in our Toronto Dance Studio.
CCDT is a
repertory company founded by Artistic Director, Deborah Lundmark and
Managing Director, Michael deConinck Smith in 1980 to present gifted
next-generation artists in professional productions. While still in
their teens CCDT dancers enjoy performing the work of such dance
luminaries as David Earle, Carol Anderson, Danny Grossman, Margie
Gillis, Peggy Baker and Peter Chin in forty shows annually.
I saw a school and performing company bursting with talent, young dancers being given specialized training in Limón technique, ballet and improvisation and at the same time given the freedom to develop themselves, and a company of young artists, challenged artistically to their maximum, who understood and demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism. When a young dancer finishes at CCDT, they not only have completed their training as dancers in specialized techniques, but they have been given a foundation for a life in the professional world…I was overwhelmed by what I saw and experienced. -- Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director of the Limón Dance Company
"What all the works share is substance and artistic integrity. "-- Paula Citron
Click below for video excerpts from prior performances.
Founded in 1983 to provide a creative home for young bodies, minds and spirits. The School offers evening and weekend classes in Music and Movement, Creative Dance, Royal Academy Ballet, Limón Modern, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop, always with a live accompanist and qualified instructors. Summer dance programs, student teacher internships and classes for adults are also available.
Visit our on-site dancewear store - 509 Parliament Street - for all your dancer's attire. We stock all the necessities from shoes, bodysuits, leotards and accessories. Special Orders Welcome
Click here for store hours. 416-924-9533, Call Store Manager/Buyer, Celeste.
A renovated historic theatre located in Toronto's historic Old Cabbagetown district, 509 Dance is available for rental. Home to the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, the School of CCDT, and hundreds of emerging and renowned dance artists including the Fujiwara Dance Inventions.
509 DANCE is a 10,000 square foot complex offering state of the art Harlequin-surfaced sprung flooring, spacious studios with 20-foot ceilings and computerized climate control.
4 Studios from 900 – 3300 square feet
Pianos, Barres (floor/centre), Mirrors - M/F Changerooms with showers
Lobby Seating for 15 and Reception Counter with phone in lobby
Restaurant & Shops within a one block radius
Contact Olivia or Michael at: 416-924-5657
Without public funding and community support the arts cannot flourish.
We would like to thank the following agencies for their generous contribution to our art:
CCDT gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, which receives annually $100 million in government funding granted through Ontario's charity casino initiative...and The Ontario Arts Endowment Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Arts Foundation.