Thanks for your interest in our community classes! 

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

Our 2017 summer session classes take place at 1309 Carling Avenue (Westgate Shopping Mall, Capital City Dance Studio).

WEDNESDAYS – MAY 24 to JULY 26, 2017  (10 WEEK SESSION) 

Intermediate (5+ years)  |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Shoes

You are developing a good technical foundation and enjoy fun rhythmic play. You’re working on more intricate rudiments, rhythmical combinations, advanced steps and routines.  Expect friendly and fun classes with others who are eager to expand their tap dance terminology, and improve speed, clarity, and dexterity. Cost:  $150 (That’s $15/class x 10 weeks. 3% PayPal admin fees additional; Drop-in rate $20)



Advanced Beginners (3+ years)  |  7:00 PM – 8:00 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:  $135 (That’s $15/class x 9 weeks. 3% PayPal admin fees additional. Drop-in rate $20).

ORI Ensemble Class | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM  

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


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 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 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


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