Dance Performance

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
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

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $5,852 $5,852
Student Union $168 $168
Private Lessons $460 $920
Health Insurance Fee $410 $410
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
Graduation Fee $ – $90
Total $6,970 $7,520
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 3,814 $ 4,134
2ndinstallment due January 7 $ 3,156 $ 3,386
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.

Degree Pathways

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

Program Overview

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

Audition Dates

Audition Day 1:  Sunday, February 24, 2019
Audition Day 2:  Sunday, April 14, 2019

To get an appointment to audition, you must apply for the program. To audition, contact Peggy Reddin by email at or by phone at 902-629-1196.

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



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