Ottawa Dance Directive

About the Artist

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.

Artist's Programs

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.

Artistic Disciplines



Culturally Diverse, Francophone, Men+, Women+


Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Language Proficiency

English, French

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