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JDdance by Craig Chambers

Student Matinees

Every season, DanceWorks presents Student Matinees and Workshops to Toronto and surrounding area students and teachers.

Matinees provide students with the experience of attending a professional contemporary dance show, followed by a lively question and answer period with dancers and choreographers. Attending a live performance offers students the opportunity to expand world perspectives and cultivates the skills to watch, analyze, and appreciate performance experiences.

Workshops allow for further enrichment as students work directly with artists and explore movement, composition, and themes presented in our matinee presentations. Workshops take place at your school, inside a dance studio, gymnasium, or even classroom and run for 60-75 minutes. Workshop prices vary, depending on location (proximity to Toronto) and duration.

In addition to Matinees and Workshops, DanceWorks’ Study Guides provide teachers with contextual information about artists and dance genres, and a variety of cross-curricular classroom activities. Our innovative Study Guides can be used in tandem with teachers’ lesson plans and are adaptable to meet students’ needs.

Here is the line-up for DanceWorks 2019/20 season:

Dancers of Damelahamid, Mînowin

October 18, 2019 @ 12:30pm @ Harbourfront Centre Theatre

$10.00/Student and FREE/Teacher 


JDdance and Sharon Moore, In Absentia                                                          

November 22, 2019 @ 12:30pm @ Harbourfront Centre Theatre

$10.00/Student and FREE/Teacher 


William Yong/Zata Omm, Eden Planted                                                    

February 6, 2020 @ 12:30pm @ Harbourfront Centre Theatre

$10.00/Student and FREE/Teacher 


Propeller Dance, Flesh & Spokes / Spasticus                                                            

March 12, 2020 @ 12:30pm @ Fleck Dance Theatre

$10.00/Student and FREE/Teacher 


Holla Jazz, Dances for Trane                                                                           

April 1, 2020 @ 12:30pm @ Toronto Centre for the Arts (North York)

$10.00/Student and FREE/Teacher 

Interested in booking a Student Matinee or in-school workshop? Would like to be notified about upcoming Student Matinees? Email Catherine Romano, Education and Outreach Manager