Coastal Dance Theatre

WOW CONGRATUATIONS CDTS DANCERS what a way to start the Holiday season !! SOLD OUT SHOWS!!!

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

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