Coastal Dance Theatre


Our “In Concert” Mixed Repertoire shows were held at Alderney Landing Theatre this weekend and were a spectacular success. After two years of having the shows cancelled only days before by Covid we final got the moment we / I was waiting for ! Packed shows of beautiful dedicated dancers living their best lives infant of a live audience. Thank you to everyone who made it out to see the shows and thank you to the dancers and Miss. Carol, Miss Jenna and all the other Coastal Faculty who jumped in when needed!  It’s been a long two years and this year was  extra hard and I am so grateful for being able to be there to see the incredible performances!

All the photos were taken during our Covid friendly tech rehearsals! 


Performance Opportunities


Our dancers performance careers start with performance classes.

Dancers may audition at the age of 9 (grade 4 level of dance) and can progress through the levels until they are technically ready for a full Coastal Dance Theatre (CDTS)company membership.
Youth Performance class dancers participate in the CDTS Christmas productions like “Nutcracker”, “Alice in Winterland” and “The Snow Queen”. They also perform in the CDTS Spring Season “In Concert” series.
Youth Performance class dancers may also prepare “Peter and the Wolf” for an elementary school tour in the Spring.



Coastal Dance Theatre Society (CDTS) is a Dartmouth based, not-for-profit, youth performing company.   CDTS provides an opportunity for aspiring young dancers to perform in a professional setting. The dancers perform both classical and contemporary works by local and nationally acknowledged professional artists  in a full theatre setting. The first major production supported by the Canada Council Grants to Emerging Choreographers was “STRUCTURE IN DANCE…AN ARCHITECTURAL EXPLORATION”.  “CELTIC MASS FOR THE SEA”  was choreographed to local composer Scott Macmillan’s glorious music with Live music and Children’s Choir. The full length story ballets produced every holiday season for the  “CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN” series have been an unqualified success, with colourful and popular productions such as CINDERELLA, THE SNOW QUEEN,  ALICE IN WINTERLAND and  NUTCRACKER.   Thousands of N.S children have enjoyed their first theatrical  experience with us at the beautiful Alderney Landing Theatre.The Company’s “IN CONCERT” Spring Showcase offers a challenging amalgamation of Contemporary and Classical pieces.   Each year, the dancers perform an adaptation of one of the great classics, such as Swan Lake, Giselle or La Bayadere… a challenge indeed and a delight for dancers and audience alike. As well, the dancers perform exciting Contemporary pieces by local and national artists.

Coastal Dance Theatre Society Dancers 2021/2022 Season

CDTS Poster Gallery