Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, where aspiring young artists come to perform. 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. As part of the Toronto-based company’s twelve year Ontario Arts Access initiative they have introduced 180,000 students to contemporary dance, from Windsor and Lion’s Head to Kapuskasing and Kenora. Other presentation highlights include featured appearances at Toronto’s Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres for the Creative Trust and Dancers for Life Galas, tours to Singapore, Malaysia and China, and five invitations to the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa.
The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, where aspiring young dancers come to grow. 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 dancewear offerings online, click here for store hours. Or shop in person at 509 DanceWear at 509 Parliament Street!
A recently-renovated historic theatre in Toronto's 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.
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.