Ontario Secondary 

Don't forget about OSSDF's upcoming board member's election on June 25th, 2020. This election will be to appoint a new OSSDF board of directors.

Please read the important information below about Roles and Responsbilities and OSSDF Board Member Expectations.

3 Days
(Thursday - Saturday)
20+ Workshops
Scotiabank Conference Centre, Niagara Falls
6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9
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Celebrating Original Dance Choreography

Our Mission is to provide an educational forum for dance students and dance educators as they develop an appreciation for the art form of dance through collaborative dance creation, performance and workshops.

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Windsor Star Video at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts in 2017


Teachers accompany students to OSSDF to share their original dance compositions with friendly and empowering adjudicators, dance artists/professionals and students of like mind from across the province.  

OSSDF provides opportunities to learn, perform and increase skill levels, creativity and confidence by working with this beautiful art expression in collaborative workshops led by amazing leaders."

Laurel Brown
President at OSSDF

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Dancing Through the Years at OSSDF!

May 7th, 2020 marks the day that OSSDF DANCEFEST 2020 would have happened at the Scotiabank Conference Centre in Niagara Falls. To celebrate the success of our dancers and choreographers from previous DANCEFEST events, we are sharing a few of the most recent OSSDF Montages created by our incredible videographer, Jordan Hill of HillsFilms.

We hope these montages help bring a smile to your face during these uncertain times and remind you of your passion for dance and how much you have learned from challenging yourself to be your best YOU - as a dancer, choreographer and human being.  And, even though at this time we are isolated from one another, find comfort that we are united by our love to dance and our desire to further develop our instrument and creativity.

Together in spirit, we will watch these videos, recall the friends we have made, the lessons we have learned and the FUN we had at Ontario Secondary School Dancefest.

See you all next year at OSSDF 2021!

Coming soon! GRADS will be able to share their final dance solo with us by sending their recorded choreography to their teacher for review before posting. If you're interested in submitting your own Dance video click the link below, let us know in the message box that you want to submit a video, and a member of our staff will be in touch with you.

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Hours of Workshops and Dance Performances


Amazing Workshop Leaders


Days of Dancing, Learning and Celebration


OSSDANCEFEST to Empower our Student Choreographers and Dancers

Scotiabank Conference Centre, Niagara Falls
6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9
7 - 9

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Nancy Francis

NANCY FRANCIS has devoted her extensive career as a teacher and university professor to promote dance education as a right for all students.

Donna Marie Baratta

DONNA MARIE BARATTA is a director, choreographer, producer, dramaturg, educator and performer who makes Toronto and Thunder Bay her home.

Sarah Vance

SARAH VANCE is a creative powerhouse. Sarah is a choreographer and triple threat performer originally from Waterloo Ontario.

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It's finally here! OSSDF2020 will have brand new merch. Check out the new Dancefest Sweatshirts which can be pre-ordered until March 1st, 2020.

Just $45 for a sweatshirt with the logo on the front and $50 for a logo on the back and front.

Order today and pick them up at registration the day of the event!

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