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Dance Performance

The Dance Performance program follows a student-centered approach to developing dancers. You will gain technical and artistic skills in ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap, and explore your creative potential through dance composition and improvisation. The program includes acting and voice lessons, expanding your opportunities through interdisciplinary work. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your career or continue training in a conservatory or university setting.

Campus Tour Day & Open Studio Day
Friday, November 9, 2018

Campus Tour Days give you a chance to visit us and find out more about our programs. If you would like to meet instructors and students in the Music Performance program on Campus Tour Day, contact Liam Corcoran by email.

Don’t miss Open Studio Day for the Dance Performance, Theatre Performance, and Performance Foundation programs! Drop in to participate in a class on Friday, November 9. To register for Open Studio Day, contact performingarts@confederationcentre.com

Check out these videos created or featuring our dance performance students:

Average Week” featuring the music “A Great Big World—This is the New Year”
The Dance Studio” featuring choreography by Megan Connors and the music “Youth” by Daughter.
“It’s Your Dream“, Videographer and editor: Emma Zinck. Conceptualizers/choreographers: Instructors Taryn Verkerk & Sarah Wendt

Watch the School of Performing Arts featured on CBC Compass.

School of Performing Arts homepage


The Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA) is a partnership between Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Audition Requirements

Audition Day 1:  Sunday, February 24 2019
Audition Day 2:  Sunday, April 14 2019

All auditions are by appointment. To audition, contact Peggy Reddin by email or by phone at (902) 629-1196.

To get an appointment to audition, you must apply for the program.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Confederation Centre of the Arts and Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Dance Performance
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Performance audition.
  • Résumé including related training, work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates may find employment with dance companies across the country, in the cruise ship and entertainment industries, and as self-producers.


Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Dance Performance program, contact Peggy Reddin.

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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