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Our Mission

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We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat Peoples. Katarokwi/Kingston remains the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.  We humbly and gratefully thank

the Indigenous community for their stewardship of Mother Earth and their contributions to our culture. We offer our deepest respect and commitment to listening, learning and reconciliation as we move forward together.

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The Conservatory delivers dance programming distinguished by artistic integrity, transparency and accountability; grounded in the principles of lifelong growth, exploration and development as artists and as people. 


The Conservatory's dance education practices reflect our deep appreciation for sustainability and responsible resource management; cultural authenticity, tradition, sensitivity and evolution; and our responsibility to listen and learn from one another as global caretakers and citizens. The Conservatory stands in solidarity with the BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and pledges our commitment to amplifying the voices of marginalized peoples, celebrating their achievements and acknowledging our historical debt to their many, varied, rich and deep, social and cultural contributions.


Our commitment to cultural awareness, preservation and promotion is reflected in our standing as invited Institutional Members of UNESCO's prestigious International Dance Council, the only member dance school in our region.


The Conservatory actively partners with members of our regional community to offer inclusive arts participation, education, performance and outreach experiences as a demonstration of our respect for the inherent dignity and value of all people. We pledge to offer safe spaces for artistic creation, representation, identity and self-expression.  

All are welcome in The Conservatory's  dance community.

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