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.


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Residency
Residency
Indigenous
Indigenous
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Performance
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Workshop
Senior
Seniors
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English
French
French Immersion

Chance Dance: Group Dance Making with Music of Your Choice

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

This workshop dives into the creative process of making a dance through collaboration. The group as a whole chooses one piece of music, then breaks into smaller groups to create unique interpretations of the music. Physical inventiveness is encouraged and the professional dancers guide the students by demonstration and engagement. The workshop structure is designed to create dynamic energy and promote positive self-esteem.
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:
Half day: One 2 hour session $335 + HST
Full day: Two 2 hour sessions $510 + HST
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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 Howard B Wigglebottom Listens to his Heart by Howard Binkow (Grades 1 - 3), What do you do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada (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:
One hour session: $235 + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions (2 artists) $335 + HST
Full day: four 1 hour sessions (2 artists) $510 + HST
Request a Booking