51 Forest Hills Parkway Dartmouth, NS B2W 6C6


Register by visiting halifax.ca/myrec or by coming in to see us.

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Dance programs are offered at Cole Harbour Place through the co-operation of Dartmouth Dance Academy and Cole Harbour Place for ages 3 to adult.

There will be 2 dance terms offered for 2019/2020:
Term 1: Sept. 23 - Jan. 26
(no classes Dec. 16 - Jan. 6)
Term 2: Jan. 27 - May 24
(no classes Mar. 16-22 & Apr. 10-16)

Contact Lisa Hart at lhart@coleharbourplace.com for more information


Please note DDA 2019/20 has an attendance policy in effect. Please see welcome/policy package for details. Dance classes run for 15 weeks.

Note: Ages are as of registration dates.

New Students

*Free placement consultation

To receive the most benefit and enjoyment from our dance program, your child’s placement in the correct level, based on their individual skills is critical.

Please note the following:
New students 3-5 years of age : please enroll your child in the applicable pre-school level based on your child’s age as of Oct. 1, 2019.
New students ages 6 years and up or students transferring from another school can contact Lisa Hart for a no-cost placement test prior to registering to ensure correct placement. Exams, training, maturity, and experience are all criteria affecting placement.

Dress Code

Creative Movement

Pink body suit, pink tights, pink ballet leather shoes are mandatory and pink skirt is optional.

Pre-School / Children's Combo / Level 1 & 2

Pink body suit, pink tights, pink ballet leather shoes, beige tap shoes are mandatory & pink ballet skirt is optional.

Level 3 & Up (also includes Beginner Ballet/Jazz for older dancers)

Black tank bodysuit

Ballet: pink tights, pink ballet leather shoes are mandatory and a ballet skirt is optional. *pointe shoes required for those taking pointe classes.


Jazz/Lyrical: beige tights, beige jazz shoes, black jazz pants or shorts are optional.


Beige tights, beige tap shoes, black jazz pants or shorts are optional.

Hip Hop

Jazz or sweat pants, white soled sneakers, t-shirt.


Black bodysuit, black jazz pants or shorts,bare feet

Boys (all levels)

White t-shirt, black pants or tights, black ballet, jazz and tap shoes


Comfortable attire, correct shoes for the disciplinetaken (see level 3 & up for appropriate shoes)


Although not compulsory, they prove to be an invaluable tool for students, parents and teachers to measure success. Due to the high standard of CDTA (Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association) exam students may not be ready to take an exam in each discipline at each level. Exams are taken at the teacher’s discretion. Exams in Grade 2 and up require at least 2 classes per week to be eligible.

Students enrolling in more than one class in any one discipline are requested to contact a member of the Dartmouth Dance Academy staff before enrolling to ensure correct placement.


Children will perform in two recitals: one in November, one in May. Watch for details!