Welcome to the ORI

Our program is designed to deepen your connection to the art of tap dancing! 


We are excited to announce that our WINTER 2020 community class schedule IS NOW POSTED!  Classes start January 15, 2020.  

We’re a community and a tap dance hub. Above all, we are the voice of Ottawa’s tap dance community.

We offer varied opportunities for all who enjoy the art of tap dancing. We collaborate with local, national and international artists, teachers, performers and ambassadors to create new work and deliver our programming. We are a volunteer-led, volunteer supported community.

Our program (including classes, jams, workshops, seminars, etc.) focuses 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 and 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.