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Dance Performance

The Dance Performance program follows a student-centred approach to developing dancers. You will gain technical and artistic skill in ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap, and explore your creative potential through dance composition and improvisation. The inclusion of acting and voice lessons opens doors to interdisciplinary work. Upon graduation, you will be ready to start your career or to continue training in a conservatory or university setting.

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

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 are by appointment – please contact Peggy Reddin by email or by phone at (902) 629-1196 to schedule your audition.  Auditions taking place April 22, 2018.
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.

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.

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

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

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