STUDENT MATINEE PERFORMANCES
Providing students a gateway to experiencing professional theatrical performance and understanding the value of contemporary dance
CCDT presents two distinct touring programs each year: WinterSong -- dances for a sacred season in December, and a spring production, this year entitled Teasing Gravity (2020). Both programs feature dances selected from the work of over 35 international choreographers, with performances held at beautiful local theatres in Toronto and around Ontario. Student audiences grades 1-12 will delight in a diverse presentation of age-appropriate contemporary dance, ranging from classic modern dance to urban street dance fusion to comedic dance theatre.
Performances, including a Q&A session, last about 60 minutes and are animated by CCDT Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark, who introduces each piece with a brief description and explanation of its history. A comprehensive corresponding Performance Guide for teachers is made available for both programs.
CCDT presents these programs annually each December and May at Toronto's prestigious Fleck Dance Theatre. Additionally, our spring program tours to a selection of cities in Ontario, with performances at local theatres. These excursions will excite students grades 1-12 to see CCDT's Company dancers -- still in their teens -- perform live on stage. Visit our Repertoire Page for video excerpts of recent performances.
Click below to download the 2019 WinterSong performance guide.
Our tours are made possible by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council's Ontario Touring Program.
Thinking of booking tickets to a Student Matinee Performance? Why not pair your excursion with an EVERYDAY MOVEMENT Workshop or Masterclass?
Performing arts schools qualify for FREE masterclasses with the purchase of 100 or more tickets to one of our Student Matinee Performances (2 free masterclasses per 100 tickets booked).
All photos on this page by David Hou