CITADEL DANCE PROGRAM

Due to COVID-19, the Citadel Dance Program is on hiatus until January 2021. We are working on a plan to offer safe classes. Please check back for updates.

ABOUT

The Citadel Dance Program (CDP) is a series of weekly dance classes for young people, run by a professional dance company in professional dance studios at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Our mandate is accessibility, inclusiveness and excellence. We welcome young people with extensive as well as no background in dance, and ensure that their experience and training takes them to new levels.

Full scholarships are available for students who live in Regent Park and subsidized rates are available for low-income families. Contact us to discuss either of these options.

The 2020/21 Citadel Dance Program will include a variety of ballet and tap opportunities. If you or your child are interested in hip hop, or contemporary dance classes, please let us know. With 4-5 interested students, we may be able to add a class to our schedule.

A $25 administration fee is charged on top of regular class fees, once per year. Questions? Reach us at cdp@citadelcie.com  or 416.364.8011 x7

IMPORTANT DATES

Due to COVID-19, The Citadel Dance Program is on hiatus until January 2021, but we are working a plan to offer safe classes for all of our participants.

THE DATES FOR 2020/21 REGISTRATION AND CLASSES HAVEN’T YET BEEN DETERMINED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

Thank you to all families who were able to respond to our recent survey. Please contact cdp@citadelcie.com with any questions you might have.

LOCATION

Jean Soper Studio 304 Parliament Street (Parliament/Dundas) Toronto ON M5A 3A4

YOUR EXCEPTIONAL INSTRUCTORS

 Ms. Portia Sophia Wade: Ballet
Ms. Wade has 20 years of teaching experience. Her training includes Canada’s National Ballet School Teacher Training Program and Royal Academy of Dance Certificate. Ms. Wade is an American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the National Training Curriculum. She has been on staff at University of Toronto Hart House since 1998 and has been teaching ballet as far away as Nairobi, Kenya in 2005. Ms. Wade has lived most of her life in Toronto, training dancers throughout the city at schools such as Interplay School of Dance, Havergal College, and Randolph School for the Performing Arts. In 2008, Ms. Wade founded Urban Ballerina, a private coaching company where she is Artistic Director (www.urbanballerina.ca).

 

Ms. Sofia Sereno: Tap
Ms. Sereno is a Mexican dancer and performer. She began practicing dance at the age of three, however her love for tap dance began under Maria Nava’s instruction ten years later. She advanced her training internationally at The Chicago Human Rhythm Project, L.A. Tap Fest, and finally moved to New York City for the ISVP Program at Broadway Dance Center and complimented her instruction at Steps on Broadway and Peridance. She has taught in Mexico, Guatemala, New York City and Toronto.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION AND QUESTIONS

Registration is open now and continues throughout the year. 


AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE 

 

The Citadel Dance Program is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Ms. Portia Sophia Wade, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

 

THIS PROGRAM BENEFITS FROM GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM: 

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Contact cdp@citadelcie.com, or 416.364.8011