Annual Production


June 2020 Production – postponed

Due to COVID-19, our June 2020 Production has been postponed and is currently scheduled for Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Humanities Theatre at the University of Waterloo.  We will update families with rehearsal details when we have more information. 

June 2021 Production

Our annual production gives students a chance to demonstrate to parents and friends how they have progressed throughout the year and a chance to share their love of dance with an audience!  Performing on stage gives students increased confidence and self-esteem.

We are very excited for our 24th season!  Our June 2021 Production will be held at Theatre of the Arts in the Modern Languages building at the University of Waterloo and we will have three shows: Saturday, June 5, 1pm and 7pm and Sunday, June 6, 1pm.

All of our students in full-year dance classes, (starting at the Kindies in Motion level), have the opportunity to participate in our year-end show.  The theatre experience can be overwhelming for little ones, so our PreSchool dancers do not participate in the year-end show; instead, they have an informal presentation in the studio during their last class each session to share with parents and family members.

In our June 2021 Production, students in Kindies in Motion, Pre-Primary and Primary levels will participate in one of our matinee shows, Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 will participate in two of our shows, and all other dancers in Grade 5 and up will participate in all three performances.

Our Production 2021 Newsletter will contain everything you need to know about our Production and will be released in January 2021!  It provides parents with a comprehensive overview of our show and what to expect! 

Every student taking full-year classes will be asked to complete our Performance Commitment Form, which will be due January 1, 2021. Exam classes do not participate in the shows.  

CSD Performance Commitment Form

A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided in our Rehearsal Newsletter, which will be made available in March 2021.  For each class, dancers will rehearse their piece once at our In-studio Rehearsal on Saturday, May 29, and once at the theatre during Theatre Rehearsals, which will be held Wednesday, June 2, Thursday, June 3 and Friday, June 4.  All rehearsals are mandatory, as it is important that dancers have time to properly rehearse together.  Our rehearsals are scheduled in short sections to help minimize time commitment by dancers and parents.

Tickets (reserved seating) will go on sale on May 1, 2021 and will be available for purchase through  If the show is not sold out, tickets will also be available at the theatre one hour prior to each show at our lobby table – cash sales only.  Tickets are $25.00 each.

We create a beautiful, high quality show programme (1000 count), which will be handed out to all audience members at both performances.  It is a great opportunity to increase publicity for your business.  Please consider advertising in our show programme – your advertisement will reach over 400 families in Waterloo region.  Ad deadline: April 1, 2021.  The advertisement booking form will be on the last page of the Production Rehearsal Newsletter. 

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Important Production 2021 Dates! 

Friday, January 1st        Performance Commitment Forms due!
Saturday, May 1st         Tickets go on sale!
Saturday, May 29th        Mandatory In-Studio Rehearsal at CSD studio
Mon. May 31st & Tues. June 1st         Mandatory Photo Days at CSD
Wednesday, June 2nd        Mandatory Rehearsals at Theatre of the Arts, UW
Thursday, June 3rd         Mandatory Rehearsals at Theatre of the Arts, UW
Friday, June 4th        Mandatory Rehearsals at Theatre of the Arts, UW
Saturday, June 5th, 1pm & 7pm         Performances at Theatre of the Arts, UW
Sunday, June 6th, 1pm        Performance at Theatre of the Arts, UW

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We just wanted to pass along our thanks for such a great show yesterday!  Grace has thoroughly enjoyed her time at CSD over the past two years and it has been so rewarding for us as parents to see her grow so much as a dancer over this time. All of the staff that Grace has come in contact with, through regular classes and Company, have been exceptional. We have seen a change in her and her desire to dance and we know that is a result of the hard work that you and your staff have put in to making both class and rehearsal time not only an opportunity to learn but also an opportunity to share the love of dance.Last night’s show was a great example of the welcoming and inspiring dance community that you have worked so hard to provide. We are feeling very lucky to have this opportunity for Grace and just wanted to add our congratulations to such a momentous anniversary! We are looking forward to many more years of dance with CSD!

– Angie and Neil Murray

Hi Christine,  I hope you are taking time to bask in the many compliments I bet you are receiving.  Let me add mine!  I was so thrilled to see Ainsley perform in the weekend shows.  I can’t speak highly enough about the quality of the production, the costumes, the music….and the creativity of the choreography.  The show was highly entertaining from beginning to end.  I loved the whole thing — and the fact that my own daughter was able to perform in such an amazing production was truly thrilling.  Thank you so much to her teachers for introducing her to the world of dance, and especially, for recognizing her for Outstanding Achievement.  That means a lot to Ainsley. Again, hats off to you and your staff for a job amazingly well done.   Thank you!

– Helen Durnin

Congratulations on an exceptional recital last night. The first half especially was truly an achievement,especially for the main girls. Well done. Our family has been involved with and attended many recitals and this was definitely the best to date. You’ve raised the bar.

– Toni Lemon

The 2008 performances were really top notch. All of my family has worked in theatre – my parents, for all of their lives. Everyone was fully impressed. We all agreed that it was in a different league than many other performances of its kind.

– Justine Heinrichsberg

Thank you for the incredible efforts you and your staff went to in putting together such a fantastic Production!  It really was impressive.  I was remarking to a friend of mine who also has a child in CSD how you make all the children look good.  Every dance had a professional quality to it. I have found this to be the case in every production I have had the pleasure of seeing over the past four years.  The dances are engaging and evoke a range of emotions on the part of the audience—they have made me laugh and they have brought tears to my eyes.  The costumes are spectacular and really add to the entire experience.  Congratulations to you and your staff for your excellent work!  Our children are so lucky to have CSD.

– Elaine Ranney

Congratulations should go to you and your dance teachers. The show was artistically balanced on all levels…colour, texture, line…all the elements were fully integrated. As well, the teachers reflect a confidence and warmth that is passed on to all dancers. There is a human touch to your school that is most valuable to all the dancers who attend.

– Jane St. Amour Raymond