Holland College | Dance Performance

Dance Performance

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus, Confederation Centre of the Arts
Credential: Diploma, Dance Performance
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Performance audition. View the detailed list of audition requirements. 
  • 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

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2022-2023. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $5,970 $5,970
Student Union $168 $168
Private Lessons $460 $920
Health Insurance Fee $410 $410
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
Graduation Fee $ – $100
Total $7,088 $7,648
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 3,873 $ 4,203
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 3,215 $ 3,445
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $250 $250
Total $250 $250

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

Graduates may choose to continue their studies through one of the programs degree pathways. Dance Performance has agreements with Berklee College of Music, University of Limerick, UNB - Saint John, York University, and Dalhousie University.

Degree Pathways

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

Program Overview

Please note: There will be no intake into this program in September 2021.

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.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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 Artsis a partnership between Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts.



Performing Arts Foundation

The one-year Performing Arts Foundation program will help you discover your career options in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Learn to dance, sing, act and Improvise, and explore the technical side of theatre, including stage management, prop construction, and makeup.

Theatre Performance

In this two-year course, you will gain the acting, voice, and dance skills required for interdisciplinary performers, as well as a comprehensive understanding of associated careers in the performing arts. Develop your own artistic voice through courses in creativity and improvisation, while also learning business and communication skills related to the performance industry.


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