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509 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M4X 1P3, Canada

Charitable Number: 119218816RR0001

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Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre proudly hosts 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 the COVID-19 outbreak, the 509 Dance building will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17. We will be monitoring developments in order to make plans to reopen and further decisions for the rest of our season. For the time being, all summer programs are still on.

Our staff are currently working from home so please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. 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

JULY 6 - 24, 2020

Ages 8 - 19

Join us for the 23 edition of SunDance, the only summer intensive in the world to combine RAD Ballet and Limón Modern. This three-week auditioned program for ages 8-19 offers unparalleled training from internationally renowned faculty at one of Canada's premier dance facilities. SunDance is presented in association with the Royal Academy of Dance.

Video auditions will be accepted from now until June 1.

Visit the SunDance page for details.

JULY 26 - 31, 2020

Ages 15+


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.

Video auditions will be accepted from now until May 29

Visit the Ignite! website for details.

August 4 - 8, 2020

Ages 4 - 8

This week-long program offers full or half day sessions for 5 to 8-year-olds and half-day sessions for 4-year olds. Both groups experience each of the disciplines in the morning while full-day students then enjoy creative story time labs and Musical Theatre in the afternoon.  Programs culminate in a day of sharing as we welcome parents into our studios to observe their child's activities!  The expert faculty of Summer Arts encourage children's' natural joy in movement and imaginative play while introducing the youngest to elementary technique and refining the skills and expressive qualities of the more advanced.

Visit the SummerArts page for details.

Photo by Francesca Chudnoff