Welcome to the ORI

Our program is designed to deepen your connection to the art of tap dancing! Click-Here-shutterstock_76066543


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We’re a tap dance hub and community, not a studio. Above all, we spread tap love.

We offer varied programming for all who enjoy the art of tap dancing. We collaborate with local, national and international artists, teachers, performers and ambassadors to create and deliver our programming.

Our program focuses on developing dancers musically, rhythmically and technically through exploration of tap technique and form (movement for tap dancers), improvisation, repertoire and choreography. Wherever possible we work with live music.  Learn more.

Our program also supports the individual artistry of Ottawa’s professional tap dancers, and provides opportunities for them to explore and further develop their unique voice as rhythm tap artists.

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 or call 613.799.0386