For over three decades, the Linda Jamieson School of Dance has provided professional instruction to young dancers in the greater Ottawa area of Ontario. Situated in the community of Kanata, the Linda Jamieson School of Dance trains recreational dancers and pre professional talents alike, and many of its graduates have enjoyed professional dance careers in ballet, theatre, and television entertainment. The school also presents professional productions of classical ballets such as Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker and sends teams to competitions such as the Youth America Grand Prix International Ballet Competition and the American Dance Awards Regional and National Championships.
The Linda Jamieson School of Dance acceptsts as young as three years old and offers several levels of dance education. The Young Dancer Program for children up to six years old includes classes in creative movement, ballet, tap, and jazz. The Linda Jamieson School of Dance’s Recreational Program for students aged 5 to 19 encompasses junior, intermediate, and senior-level classes in ballet, tap, and jazz as well as courses in lyrical/contemporary dance for senior-level students aged 13 to 19. For its most promising pupils, the Linda Jamieson School of Dance offers a Pre-Professional Program, which prepares students for dance examinations and professional careers as performers or teachers. In addition, the school provides a summer program during the months of July and August.
At the Linda Jamieson School of Dance, students train under the care of Director and Choreographer Linda Jamieson,B.A., BCE, who leads a staff of highly trained instructors and acclaimed guest artists. Ms. Jamieson is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in London, England, and has attained her RAD Teaching Certificate with distinction. She has conducted dance workshops in Canada and the United States. Her professional credits include choreographing the musical Peace Child and performing in numerous shows televised by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.