Welcome to the ORI

We are Ottawa’s tap dance community and hub, and the voice of Ottawa’s tap dance community.

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We are an inclusive community that offers opportunities for all who enjoy the art of tap dancing.

We collaborate with local, national and international artists, teachers, performers and ambassadors to deliver a variety of programming. The ORI is volunteer led and supported community.

Our program varies throughout the year.  We offer classes, jams, workshops, seminars, etc., which focus on developing dancers through the exploration and connection with music and rhythm, improvisation, tap dance repertoire, as well as tap technique and form (movement for tap dancers), and choreography. Whenever possible we work with live music. Learn more.

We support the individual artistry of Ottawa’s tap dancers, and provide opportunities for them to explore and further develop their unique voice as percussive dancers.

Dancers and musicians of all ages and levels (absolute beginners, too) are welcomed to join and share in our growing community. Find us on Facebook to get invited to all of our events!

Are you new-to-Ottawa tap dancer?  Or a tap or percussive artist or musician coming to Ottawa and looking to offer classes, workshops, or want to join in our jams?  We look forward to hearing from you!  Contact us at ottawarhythminitiative@gmail.com.