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Dance Performance

Where can a career in dance take you? The answer is—anywhere!

You could be on stage in a major musical…or touring the world on a cruise ship…or a feature performer in a music video. The possibilities don’t stop there—you could become a dance teacher, or choreographer, or a dance critic. You could even use it as a base for becoming a dance therapist.

This two-year program will prepare you for every aspect of your dance career, including the business side. You’ll learn about marketing and management, how to be an entrepreneur, as well as how to prepare for auditions. You’ll also round your abilities with lessons in acting and voice essentials.

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

Join us for our Open Studio Days: November 18 and February 10, 2017.

For class schedule and to register, please contact Kayla Shaw for Dance, Theatre, and Performing Arts Foundation



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

Audition Requirements

Auditions will take place February 26, 2017 and April 23, 2017. Auditions are by appointment – please contact Peggy Reddin by email or by phone at 902-629-1196 to schedule your audition. To get an appointment to audition, you must apply for the program.

Program Facts

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

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Graduate Opportunities

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

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 5134.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Performance audition.
  • Resumé 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.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

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

For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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