Ottawa Dance Directive (ODD)

Ottawa Dance Directive is a professional contemporary dance centre located on the second floor of Arts Court. The centre opened its doors on September 1, 2010. ODD houses four tiers of dance programming; Compagnie Odd, Series Dance 10, training, and inclusive resource sharing. Ottawa Dance Directive was founded by four local artists of distinction: Natasha Bakht, Yvonne Coutts, Sylvie Desrosiers and Lana Morton.

Curriculum Links

Demonstrate the use of different patterns in dance (pace, direction, symmetry); describe the skills needed to perform in public; distinguish between different dance forms; explore the relationship between rhythm and movement.

Additional Information

Workshops are given by 3 artists. Each workshop creates a welcoming and inventive environment for creative dance. The workshop begins with a short performance by professional dancers. With a focus on dance creation, these interactive workshops promote positive self-esteem and compassion with some time for individual reflection.


General Icons
New Artist
New Program
Program Type
Residency
Residency
Indigenous
Indigenous
Performance
Performance
Workshop
Workshop
Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

School Workshop: Read to Move

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

Inventive warm up and physical activities challenge both body and mind using stationary and locomotor movement. The students will dig into the creative process of making a dance through a connection with literacy. By using a book as the departure point, the group uses similar themes to investigate dance qualities, individual vocabulary and basic choreography. Inspired by the books Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Métis author Danielle Daniel (Grades 1 - 3), ish by Peter H. Reynolds (Grades 4 - 6) and Dreams of Freedom by Michael Morpurgo (Grades 7 - 8/sec I - II), students will learn to express themselves through dance with confidence and excitement.
Each workshop creates a welcoming and inventive environment for creative dance. The workshop begins with a short performance by professional dancers. With a focus on dance creation, these interactive workshops promote positive self-esteem and compassion with some time for individual reflection.

Participants:
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
One hour session: $240 + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions $340 + HST
Full day: four 1 hour sessions $515 + HST
Request a Booking

School Workshop: Concept Dance: Dance Making with Themes that Matter to You

New Program Residency Workshop English French Immersion

This workshop dives into creating a dance that expresses what is on your mind. Either as a solo or in small groups, the workshop is designed to assist in movement invention, gesture, and even text. Learn creative ways to express topics that matter to you through physical language, space, and time. The professional dancers guide by demonstration and engagement. The workshop is structured to promote self expression and compassion.
Each workshop creates a welcoming and inventive environment for creative dance. The workshop begins with a short performance by professional dancers. With a focus on dance creation, these interactive workshops promote positive self-esteem and compassion with some time for individual reflection.

Participants:
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
Half day: one 2 hour session $340 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $515 + HST
Request a Booking