Studio Series. Photo by Kristy Kennedy


Toronto Dance Theatre is committed to creating meaningful cultural and learning experiences for our audiences. We offer several programs for students and the public which aim to contextualize our performances, demystify the creative process, break down common misconceptions about contemporary dance, and make the art form accessible to a wide range.


October 26-27, 2016
November 9-11, 2016 
March 1-2, 2017
April 12-13 & 18, 2017


$5 / student (includes HST)
*Special LOI priority school pricing available

Book your group by emailing


Designed to give students a taste of contemporary dance from both sides of the curtain and to show the breadth of the company’s diverse repertoire, Studio Series comprises a 45 minute performance for students in the Winchester Street Theatre, followed by a 60 minute movement class are team taught by TDT Company members, giving students the opportunity to embody and reflect on what they have witnessed on stage.

These special student performances are introduced and contextualized by Artistic Director Christopher House and include time for dialogue between artists and the audience. No previous dance experience required.

Suitable for grades 7-12

I felt like a true dancer being in the space that professional dancers work in, create in, and perform in. The live musicians were a cherry on top of the well-rounded experience. The instructors even treated us as dancers and put us in a mind frame that all you need to do is try your best without the judgement of those around you or even yourself.
— Student, Downsview Secondary School

November 3, 2016

Full day: 10:00am-2:00pm
Half day: 12:30pm-2pm

Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

$16 / student (includes HST)

Contact the School Visits Registrar at 416-973-4091


April 7, 2017

TBD (performance + Q&A)

Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St.

$10 / student (includes HST)


School Visits

Animated is a programme of short works by Christopher House that show a range of styles. This special, student matinee includes Martingales, a playful, athletic work based on game structures; Animated Shorts, a kinetic classic from 1984 set to the lyrical dance music of Michael J. Baker; and Colder Ink, a quartet from the mid-nineties that focuses on physical control and sculptural counterpoint. For the full day experience students participate in gallery visit and a workshop with dancers from the Toronto Dance Theatre Company.

Make it a day!

Enjoy a full day of dance by purchasing a Harbourfront Centre School Visits ticket – including a dance workshop with TDT, a gallery tour, and the 12:30pm matinee. $21/ticket. Visit the website for info.



When it premiered in 2007, Chiasmata marked a departure for choreographer Christopher House with its eccentric new vocabulary and "radical asymmetries" (Georgia Straight). Danced to a score by Phil Strong and inspired by the films of the Brothers Quay, it was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography. This new version is the first in a series of reimagined works supported by funds from The Metcalf Foundation. Christopher House says: "I am excited to be diving back in to Chiasmata this season with a fresh perspective, new insights, and twelve very inspiring dancers."



$200 in Toronto
$300 outside of Toronto area

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Master Classes can be scheduled by request throughout the year or in conjunction with a student matinee. Classes are designed by our experienced instructors to meet the needs of your students, from complete beginner to advanced, or multilevel. Master Classes may cover company repertoire, composition and/or improvisation.

All Master Classes are accompanied by a live musician and are 90 minutes long.