NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.
Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.
First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.
|Tuition and Other Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Health Insurance Fee||$410||$410|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$80||$80|
|Graduation Fee||$ –||$100|
|1stinstallment due upon first day of class||$ 3,873||$ 4,203|
|2ndinstallment due January 6||$ 3,215||$ 3,445|
|Other Program Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
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.
Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.
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
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.
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.