Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre and the School of CCDT proudly host three distinct summer programs annually for dancers from age 4 up to emerging professional artists. Click on any program below to find out more and apply today.



Due to ongoing the COVID-19 outbreak, the 509 Dance building will be closed until further notice. We are monitoring developments in order to make plans to reopen.


Summer programs have been altered to run online. Please subscribe to the School of CCDT Newsletter to stay up-to-date with all news and announcements regarding our summer programs and the 509 Dance building.

Our directors and staff are currently working from home and can be reached by email during the closure period. Click here to contact us.

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July 6-24, 2020

Ages 8-19

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July 26-31, 2020

Ages 15+

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August 4-8, 2020

Ages 4-8

SunDance Online!

JULY 6 - 24, 2020

Ages 11 - 19

CCDT proudly hosts the 23rd annual SunDance, the only summer intensive in the world to combine RAD Ballet and Limón Modern.


SunDance goes virtual this year, providing renowned high-calibre technical training and artistic development through an online platform. Led by some of Canada's top dance educators with guest instruction by acclaimed international dance artists, SunDance 2020 offers an innovative and streamlined online intensive experience that will enrich and inspire young dancers ages 11-19.


The video audition deadline has been extended to June 29th. Submit your application now!

Visit the SunDance page for details.


Ignite! - Online

JULY 26 - 31, 2020

Ages 15+

As a response to the ongoing pandemic, TOES FOR DANCE will embark on their most courageous experiment yet:

Ignite! 2020 will take place online.


Ignite! is an auditioned one-week summer dance program for ages 15+ that will take you on a journey to expand your creative consciousness and refine your artistic vision. Ignite! is presented in association with TOES FOR DANCE. Through classes, movement research labs, choreographic collaborations, life-coaching sessions, and field trips (to performances, open rehearsals, art galleries, film screenings and lectures), Ignite! will challenge you to question your values, break out of your habits, accept your failures, celebrate togetherness and create a vision for your artistic future.

Visit the Ignite! page for details


JULY 27 - 31, 2020

Ages 4 - 8

Join us for SummerArts 2020 ONLINE — Bringing our one-week summer day camp right to your home via Zoom for five days of interactive creative play and discovery. Participants enjoy Creative Movement, Music Making, Visual Arts, and Story-time.

Visit the SummerArts page for details.

SunDance 2018 Photo by Francesca Chudnoff

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