Join the movement.

We are Raising the Barre and seizing the opportunity to build a centre of excellence for our community.

 
 
 
 
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Our Mission

Halifax Dance is dedicated to the development of dance, for all ages and abilities, through high quality training and outstanding performances.

We aim to foster a diverse, vibrant dance community where everyone can experience and appreciate the joy of the art form.

 

Inspire.

 
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Excellence

A beautiful art form deserves an inspired space. In our new studios, the dance community will train and rehearse in a modern, thoughtfully designed, and well-equipped facility. We will invest in high-quality dance flooring, studio lighting, sound systems, and ballet barres. In addition to ensuring beautiful and functional studios, we will create important support spaces such as an inviting lobby, and functional, purpose-built costume creation and storage spaces. Our students will train in facilities that are comparable to leading studios across the country.

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Inclusivity

Halifax Dance strives to provide programming that allows for inclusive access to the unmatched benefits of dance, including students with special requirements. Studios will be designed with the acoustics and lighting to support the needs of our Inclusive Movement program for students with disabilities, and Intensive Training scholarships will be expanded to equip talented young dancers with the support needed to reach their goals. Further, we will establish and promote an ongoing bursary program for youth experiencing financial barriers to recreational dance.

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Sustainability

This is the moment to build a strong legacy for the future, ensuring that Halifax Dance students and the wider dance community can enjoy this outstanding facility for the longterm. Through Raising the Barre we will capitalize on the enhanced profile that a new space will generate, and move Halifax Dance to a new level of programming excellence and operational stability. Halifax Dance will initiate a legacy fund to enhance training initiatives, create residencies, provide professional development opportunities, and support essential outreach and performance opportunities, now and into the future.

 
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The Plan

This new, state-of-the-art facility will directly address the needs of our local artists and dance students across several disciplines and will allow the school to grow and improve their outreach initiatives. Our new space will allow us to expand on the important work we do in our community.

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New studios

Our 5 new studios will feature enhanced studio lighting, specialized dance flooring, high-quality ballet barres and sound systems and acoustic improvements

 

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Halifax Dance Members

Halifax Dance students and alumni are engaged members of their community who apply the skills they have acquired through dance toward careers both inside and outside of the performing arts. 

 
 

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Opportunity to raise the Barre

Offering scholarships for talented young dancers and bursaries to enhance accessibility.  Increasing opportunities with guest artists and creative residencies.