Fall 2017 Classes

Thanks for your interest in our community classes! 

While ORI classes are geared to adults, they are open to students 16 years and older.

PLEASE NOTE: We are still confirming our 2017 fall session schedule. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  Stay tuned for updates regarding Monday night Beginner and Intermediate classes.

Classes take place at 1309 Carling Avenue (Westgate Shopping Mall, Capital City Dance Studio).

Advanced Beginners (3+ years)  |  7:30 PM – 8:30 PM  EB5042-002

You’ve mastered the basic rudiments/fundamentals, can shuffle-off-to-buffalo, and are ready to do more! You’re combining multiple-sound steps and dancing short rhythmical combinations and routines. Expect friendly and fun classes with others who love to tap dance have studied for at least 3 consecutive years…or who may be a bit rusty and are brushing up their skills!  Cost:  $180 (That’s $15/class x 12 weeks. 3% PayPal admin fees additional. Drop-in rate $20).


ORI Ensemble Class | 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM  Carmelle Dancing

Work collaboratively with professional musicians, artists, choreographers and Ottawa’s community of advanced tap dancers.  Explore a wide range of concepts to inform your development as a percussive dancer:  music and composition, historical tap dance repertoire, choreography and the creation of new works are part of what is offered. Participation by audition only.  Sound like something for you? For more information email ottawarhythminitiative@gmail.com.


The ORI is a volunteer-supported community and operates on a full cost-recovery basis. Learn more here.

Session Registration:

      • Online via PayPal links above.  (Admin fees apply when using PayPal)
      • Money e-transfer.  How?  Start by emailing ottawarhythminitiative@gmail.com to confirm your desired class before you send payment – we need to ensure that the class you want to register for is not full! When we get your email, we’ll put you on a class list, and send you a confirmation email requesting you to send your e-transfer.
      • Cash, payable at your first class. How? Start by emailing ottawarhythminitiative@gmail.com to confirm your desired class – we need to ensure that the class you want to register for is not full!

Drop-in students:  Cash only. $20/class. (When applicable: $25/class for classes with live music.)

CANCELLATION POLICY:  No refunds are issued for missed or cancelled classes, or if you decide to stop taking classes at any point in the session. Classes may be canceled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen emergencies.  A substitute teacher may be provided from time to time and without notice.

Questions? Email ottawarhythminitiative@gmail.com