We are open for in-person learning and welcoming students back in classes.
All classes at our Kanata location will resume on January 31st. NCAC/Bells Corners location will reopen the following Monday, February 7th.
Kanata Studio from February 16th / NCAC from February 22

2024 - 25 dance season 

competitive team auditions

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

5:00 - 6:00PM: Ages 5 - 11

7:00 - 8:30PM: Ages 12 - 17

Fee: $15 + HST

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Summer CAMPS

summer CAMPS

SMD dance camps offer an immersive and fun experience for all ages and skill levels. Dive into the world of dance through exciting workshops, creative choreography, and the joy of movement. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced dancer, our dance camps have something for everyone.
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Day Camps

Summer Camps for kids ages 5 to 17 in Recreational and Competitive levels.
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Sleepaway Camp

Only 40 minutes from downtown Ottawa, surrounded by nature - a truly incredible summer vacation!
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Programs

The SCHOOL OF MODERN DANCE offers classes for children as young as 2 years old as well as for adults. Dancers can choose to take classes for leisure or become part of our competitive teams.

In addition, our annual year-end recital provides an exciting opportunity for all students, regardless of age or experience level, to showcase their skills on stage.

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Urban Choreo Workshop

Location: Kanata studio 1 (main floor)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate, suitable for Teens and Adults ages 14+

Urban Choreo Workshop with SyrineBen Khaled, talented teacher and choreographer who just moved to Ottawa from Tunisia where she led her students to the first place in the "World Of Dance" competitions.

To register, go to Student LogIn -> Register for Classes -> Workshops Tab -> "Urban Dance Workshop"

Programs

Our programs are deigned for kids as young as 2+ and adults. We offer multi-class discounts and free trials for all our kids programs. In addition, our annual year-end recital provides an exciting opportunity for all students, including the Adult Sessions, to showcase their skills on stage.

Rising Stars & Toddlers

Introductory classes to the world of dance for dancers as young as 2 yrs old. These include Toddler classes in Ballet and Hip Hop (with one parent) and Rising Stars in Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap and Acro & Jazz.

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COMPETITIVE

Academ & Street styles Programs for those who love taking part in performances and competitions
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Recreational

Dance for pleasure in a more casual and non-competitive atmosphere. Choose between a variety of classes for kids and adults.
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Adult Sessions

for adults and teens

6 to 13 week classes - an exciting way to try multiple styles! Designed mainly for adults, but some sessions are suitable for Teens.

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summer camps

weekly & sleepaway camps

Day Camps for kids and youth ages 5 to 17 for all levels

Sleepaway (overnight) Dance Camp

Competitive camp August 19-23
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About

About us

School Of Modern dance

SMD opened its doors in January 2013, initially catering to the Eastern-European Community, where the most popular styles were Eastern-European Folk and Ballet. Over the years, the school has expanded its offerings and now includes a wide range of classes, such as Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Contemporary, Lyrical, Heels, Dancehall, House, Latin Fusion, Stretching, Fitness classes, Summer Dance Camps, and more. We offer a great selection of classes  for Adults! 

Whether you're looking for fun or seeking to join a performing team, we have options for you!

With two convenient locations: Kanata South and Bells Corners (NCAC). Choose your preferred style and become a part of our close-knit dance family. Stay tuned for exciting developments in the world of dance.


Our Instructors

Meet our talented team - a group of passionate dancers who have created a stunning community around them.

Multiple winner of various dance competitions in Europe, master of sports in rhythmic gymnastics, graduate of Lviv National Ballet School, adjudicator of international dance competitions. Anna was involved in multiple famous shows and projects as a dancer and choreographer in Ukraine. After moving to Ottawa was a soloist of Svitanok Dance Ensemble for 7 years. Anna has over 20 years of teaching experience and is very passionate about sharing her knowledge with students.

Competitive Academ Styles, Acro, Heels, Stretching.

Anna's classes:

Anna Kamsha

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dance Teacher

Specializes in Street styles, such as Jazz Funk, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Vogue and Heels. Ksenia started her dance career as a professional synchronized swimmer and then transferred to street dance styles and fitness. She is a multiple winner of dance competitions and has been teaching in Eastern Europe and Canada for over 10 years. Always stylish and creative choreography, with a fresh twist. No matter which of her classes you'll choose- you'll go home in a positive mood, full of energy!

Competitive Street Styles, Femme Choreo

Ksenia's classes:

Ksenia Kondratova

Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Dancer

Raven is a seasoned dancer with over 20 years of experience in the dance industry. She has expertise in a multitude of dance styles but specializes in acrobatics, lyrical and jazz. She has danced competitively for 9 years and has been teaching/choreographing for 7. Raven has a passion for teaching and inspiring others in the art of dance, as well as sharing her knowledge of the dance industry with new generations.

Competitive Academ Styles, Acro

Raven's classes:

Raven Saville

Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Dancer

Local street dancer from Ottawa. Celeste has been dancing since the age of 3 in various styles and started teaching 11 years ago. She is experienced in Popping and Hip Hop and is the only female dancer/teacher of Popping in Ottawa area. Celeste continues to grow as a dancer by being involved in the street dance community in Ottawa and battling in different cities such as Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. She wants to share her knowledge and love for dance to the younger generation.

Competitive Street Styles, Recreational Street Styles

Celeste's classes:

Celeste Ferguson

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer, Freestyler 

With over 12 years of dance experience, including eight years as a professional ballroom dancer, Asal discovered her true calling in street styles dance. Exploring genres like hip-hop, jazz funk, reggaetón, dancehall, and R&B, she developed a distinctive and captivating style. Her journey includes participating in the Culture Shock International Choreographers Showcase in 2022, the winner of multiple international ballroom dance championship in Central Asia. Asal's passion lies in nurturing the talents of both youth and adults in expressing themselves through dance.

Asal Khashimova

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Experienced dancer and choreographer in contemporary, lyrical, ballet, pointe and jazz. Amy began dancing in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 2 and has completed her ADAPT and RAD examinations as well as a fine arts certificate while attending a pre professional training program during high school. With over 20 years of combined competitive dancing and teaching experience across Canada she has won awards for her choreography at national competitions, she loves using her creativity through choreography and storytelling.

Amy Kopp

Choreographer, Dance Teacher and Front Office Manager

Toddler Ballet, Beginner Ballet Adults, True Beginner Adults

Baylie's classes:

Experienced dancer and choreographer with a great passion in ballet. Baylie studied ballet, contemporary, and many other styles and pursued dance at a postsecondary level education. Practices ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and other dance styles at her classes. Working with little kids takes a special place in her heart.

Baylie Karperien

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Syreen is a passionate dancer and choreographer, specializing in Urban dances and particularly jazz funk, contemporary and heels. She has been dancing since the age of 5 and began teaching at the age of 13. She has been taking part in dance competitions and musicals since the age of 9. Led her Urban Dance Tunisia academy students to the national championship and to first place in the World of Dance qualifications. Her greatest passion is passing on her love of dance to her students and teaching them self-confidence and creativity.

Syreen Ben Khaled

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Anna began her dancing career at the age of 9 in Ukraine and has been dancing since. Participated in many competitions and battles all over Ukraine, Europe and China. More than 10 years of teaching experience. Anna can't imagine her life without dancing and is very excited to share her knowledge with the students.

Specializes in Street Styles- Dancehall and Hip Hop

Anna's classes:

Anna Korol’

Dance Teacher, Choreographer

Highly passionate and professionally trained Belly dancer, Kathak dancer(Indian Classical), Lavani dancer(Indian folk), teacher and choreographer Rashmi has experience of over 16 years as a dancer and has participated in many international dance events including Mood Indigo and Sinhgad Carnival in India. Rashmi is very excited to share her knowledge of professional Belly Dance.

Belly Dance/Oriental

Rashmi's classes:

Rashmi Khade

Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Dancer

Lidia is certified fitness instructor and gymnastics coach, graduate of Choreographic Institute of Ukraine, founder of multiple fitness and dance groups and projects in Ukraine. After being a part of Circus Theater troupe in Finland, Lidia also traveled with Cirque du Soleil for 7 years, where she had an amazing opportunity to take multiple fitness and dance workshops along with circus artists. Lidia's passion is fitness and she gives it all when it comes to her classes.

Barre Fitness, Fitball Pilates, Stretching, Yoga

Lidia's classes:

Lidia Hrynchenko

Fitness Instructor, Dance Teacher

Multiple winner of various dance competitions in Europe, master of sports in rhythmic gymnastics, graduate of Lviv National Ballet School, adjudicator of international dance competitions. Anna was involved in multiple famous shows and projects as a dancer and choreographer in Ukraine. After moving to Ottawa was a soloist of Svitanok Dance Ensemble for 7 years. Anna has over 20 years of teaching experience and is very passionate about sharing her knowledge with students.

Competitive Academ Styles, Acro, Heels, Stretching.

Anna's classes:

Anna Kamsha

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dance Teacher

Specializes in Street styles, such as Jazz Funk, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Vogue and Heels. Ksenia started her dance career as a professional synchronized swimmer and then transferred to street dance styles and fitness. She is a multiple winner of dance competitions and has been teaching in Eastern Europe and Canada for over 10 years. Always stylish and creative choreography, with a fresh twist. No matter which of her classes you'll choose- you'll go home in a positive mood, full of energy!

Competitive Street Styles, Femme Choreo

Ksenia's classes:

Ksenia Kondratova

Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Dancer

Raven is a seasoned dancer with over 20 years of experience in the dance industry. She has expertise in a multitude of dance styles but specializes in acrobatics, lyrical and jazz. She has danced competitively for 9 years and has been teaching/choreographing for 7. Raven has a passion for teaching and inspiring others in the art of dance, as well as sharing her knowledge of the dance industry with new generations.

Competitive Academ Styles, Acro

Raven's classes:

Raven Saville

Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Dancer

Local street dancer from Ottawa. Celeste has been dancing since the age of 3 in various styles and started teaching 11 years ago. She is experienced in Popping and Hip Hop and is the only female dancer/teacher of Popping in Ottawa area. Celeste continues to grow as a dancer by being involved in the street dance community in Ottawa and battling in different cities such as Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. She wants to share her knowledge and love for dance to the younger generation.

Competitive Street Styles, Recreational Street Styles

Celeste's classes:

Celeste Ferguson

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer, Freestyler 

With over 12 years of dance experience, including eight years as a professional ballroom dancer, Asal discovered her true calling in street styles dance. Exploring genres like hip-hop, jazz funk, reggaetón, dancehall, and R&B, she developed a distinctive and captivating style. Her journey includes participating in the Culture Shock International Choreographers Showcase in 2022, the winner of multiple international ballroom dance championship in Central Asia. Asal's passion lies in nurturing the talents of both youth and adults in expressing themselves through dance.

Asal Khashimova

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Experienced dancer and choreographer in contemporary, lyrical, ballet, pointe and jazz. Amy began dancing in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 2 and has completed her ADAPT and RAD examinations as well as a fine arts certificate while attending a pre professional training program during high school. With over 20 years of combined competitive dancing and teaching experience across Canada she has won awards for her choreography at national competitions, she loves using her creativity through choreography and storytelling.

Amy Kopp

Choreographer, Dance Teacher and Front Office Manager

Toddler Ballet, Beginner Ballet Adults, True Beginner Adults

Baylie's classes:

Experienced dancer and choreographer with a great passion in ballet. Baylie studied ballet, contemporary, and many other styles and pursued dance at a postsecondary level education. Practices ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and other dance styles at her classes. Working with little kids takes a special place in her heart.

Baylie Karperien

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Syreen is a passionate dancer and choreographer, specializing in Urban dances and particularly jazz funk, contemporary and heels. She has been dancing since the age of 5 and began teaching at the age of 13. She has been taking part in dance competitions and musicals since the age of 9. Led her Urban Dance Tunisia academy students to the national championship and to first place in the World of Dance qualifications. Her greatest passion is passing on her love of dance to her students and teaching them self-confidence and creativity.

Syreen Ben Khaled

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Anna began her dancing career at the age of 9 in Ukraine and has been dancing since. Participated in many competitions and battles all over Ukraine, Europe and China. More than 10 years of teaching experience. Anna can't imagine her life without dancing and is very excited to share her knowledge with the students.

Specializes in Street Styles- Dancehall and Hip Hop

Anna's classes:

Anna Korol’

Dance Teacher, Choreographer

Highly passionate and professionally trained Belly dancer, Kathak dancer(Indian Classical), Lavani dancer(Indian folk), teacher and choreographer Rashmi has experience of over 16 years as a dancer and has participated in many international dance events including Mood Indigo and Sinhgad Carnival in India. Rashmi is very excited to share her knowledge of professional Belly Dance.

Belly Dance/Oriental

Rashmi's classes:

Rashmi Khade

Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Dancer

Lidia is certified fitness instructor and gymnastics coach, graduate of Choreographic Institute of Ukraine, founder of multiple fitness and dance groups and projects in Ukraine. After being a part of Circus Theater troupe in Finland, Lidia also traveled with Cirque du Soleil for 7 years, where she had an amazing opportunity to take multiple fitness and dance workshops along with circus artists. Lidia's passion is fitness and she gives it all when it comes to her classes.

Barre Fitness, Fitball Pilates, Stretching, Yoga

Lidia's classes:

Lidia Hrynchenko

Fitness Instructor, Dance Teacher

Multiple winner of various dance competitions in Europe, master of sports in rhythmic gymnastics, graduate of Lviv National Ballet School, adjudicator of international dance competitions. Anna was involved in multiple famous shows and projects as a dancer and choreographer in Ukraine. After moving to Ottawa was a soloist of Svitanok Dance Ensemble for 7 years. Anna has over 20 years of teaching experience and is very passionate about sharing her knowledge with students.

Competitive Academ Styles, Acro, Heels, Stretching.

Anna's classes:

Anna Kamsha

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dance Teacher

Specializes in Street styles, such as Jazz Funk, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Vogue and Heels. Ksenia started her dance career as a professional synchronized swimmer and then transferred to street dance styles and fitness. She is a multiple winner of dance competitions and has been teaching in Eastern Europe and Canada for over 10 years. Always stylish and creative choreography, with a fresh twist. No matter which of her classes you'll choose- you'll go home in a positive mood, full of energy!

Competitive Street Styles, Femme Choreo

Ksenia's classes:

Ksenia Kondratova

Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Dancer

Raven is a seasoned dancer with over 20 years of experience in the dance industry. She has expertise in a multitude of dance styles but specializes in acrobatics, lyrical and jazz. She has danced competitively for 9 years and has been teaching/choreographing for 7. Raven has a passion for teaching and inspiring others in the art of dance, as well as sharing her knowledge of the dance industry with new generations.

Competitive Academ Styles, Acro

Raven's classes:

Raven Saville

Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Dancer

Local street dancer from Ottawa. Celeste has been dancing since the age of 3 in various styles and started teaching 11 years ago. She is experienced in Popping and Hip Hop and is the only female dancer/teacher of Popping in Ottawa area. Celeste continues to grow as a dancer by being involved in the street dance community in Ottawa and battling in different cities such as Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. She wants to share her knowledge and love for dance to the younger generation.

Competitive Street Styles, Recreational Street Styles

Celeste's classes:

Celeste Ferguson

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer, Freestyler 

With over 12 years of dance experience, including eight years as a professional ballroom dancer, Asal discovered her true calling in street styles dance. Exploring genres like hip-hop, jazz funk, reggaetón, dancehall, and R&B, she developed a distinctive and captivating style. Her journey includes participating in the Culture Shock International Choreographers Showcase in 2022, the winner of multiple international ballroom dance championship in Central Asia. Asal's passion lies in nurturing the talents of both youth and adults in expressing themselves through dance.

Asal Khashimova

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Experienced dancer and choreographer in contemporary, lyrical, ballet, pointe and jazz. Amy began dancing in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 2 and has completed her ADAPT and RAD examinations as well as a fine arts certificate while attending a pre professional training program during high school. With over 20 years of combined competitive dancing and teaching experience across Canada she has won awards for her choreography at national competitions, she loves using her creativity through choreography and storytelling.

Amy Kopp

Choreographer, Dance Teacher and Front Office Manager

Toddler Ballet, Beginner Ballet Adults, True Beginner Adults

Baylie's classes:

Experienced dancer and choreographer with a great passion in ballet. Baylie studied ballet, contemporary, and many other styles and pursued dance at a postsecondary level education. Practices ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and other dance styles at her classes. Working with little kids takes a special place in her heart.

Baylie Karperien

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Syreen is a passionate dancer and choreographer, specializing in Urban dances and particularly jazz funk, contemporary and heels. She has been dancing since the age of 5 and began teaching at the age of 13. She has been taking part in dance competitions and musicals since the age of 9. Led her Urban Dance Tunisia academy students to the national championship and to first place in the World of Dance qualifications. Her greatest passion is passing on her love of dance to her students and teaching them self-confidence and creativity.

Syreen Ben Khaled

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Anna began her dancing career at the age of 9 in Ukraine and has been dancing since. Participated in many competitions and battles all over Ukraine, Europe and China. More than 10 years of teaching experience. Anna can't imagine her life without dancing and is very excited to share her knowledge with the students.

Specializes in Street Styles- Dancehall and Hip Hop

Anna's classes:

Anna Korol’

Dance Teacher, Choreographer

Highly passionate and professionally trained Belly dancer, Kathak dancer(Indian Classical), Lavani dancer(Indian folk), teacher and choreographer Rashmi has experience of over 16 years as a dancer and has participated in many international dance events including Mood Indigo and Sinhgad Carnival in India. Rashmi is very excited to share her knowledge of professional Belly Dance.

Belly Dance/Oriental

Rashmi's classes:

Rashmi Khade

Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Dancer

Lidia is certified fitness instructor and gymnastics coach, graduate of Choreographic Institute of Ukraine, founder of multiple fitness and dance groups and projects in Ukraine. After being a part of Circus Theater troupe in Finland, Lidia also traveled with Cirque du Soleil for 7 years, where she had an amazing opportunity to take multiple fitness and dance workshops along with circus artists. Lidia's passion is fitness and she gives it all when it comes to her classes.

Barre Fitness, Fitball Pilates, Stretching, Yoga

Lidia's classes:

Lidia Hrynchenko

Fitness Instructor, Dance Teacher

Instructors

Meet our talented team - a group of passionate dancers who have created a stunning community around them.
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Anna Kamsha

Artistic Director, Choreographer

Anna's classes: Competitive Academ Styles, Acro, Heels, Stretching.

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Ksenia Kondratova

Choreographer

Ksenia's classes: Street Styles, Femme Choreo, Ladies

2021-2022 SCHEDULE

Classes are offered in 2 locations - Kanata and NCAC (Bells Corners)

2021-2022 SCHEDULE

Classes are offered in 2 locations - Kanata and NCAC (Bells Corners)

DIRECTIONS

STUDIO DIRECTIONS

school of modern dance

KANATA Location

KANATA Location

65 Denzil Doyle Ct., Unit 212
Kanata, ON K2M 2G8


NCAC Location

NCAC Location

35 Stafford Rd, Studio #10
Nepean, ON K2H 8V8