Class Schedules

Our dance class schedule is updated seasonally. Please see below for our current class times and schedule!

Child and Youth Classes

Learn more about our child and youth classes.

*This class requires a pre-requisite or is by invitation. Please contact us to learn more.


Mini Acro
5-7 years old
Monday | 5:45-6:45pm

Junior Acro
8-11 years old
Monday | 6:45-7:45pm

Intermediate Acro
12+ years old
Monday | 4:45-5:45pm

* Aerial Hoops
Monday | 7:45-8:45pm


-9:Pre Primary Ballet
5-6 years old
Saturday | 11:15-12:15pm

Primary Ballet
6-7 years old
Saturday | 11:00-12:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00-6:00pm

Grade 1 Ballet
7-8 years old
Wednesday | 5:00-6:00pm

Grade 2 Ballet
8-9 years old
Monday | 5:00-6:00pm

Grade 3 Ballet
9-10 years old
Monday | 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00-7:00pm

Grade 4 Ballet
10-11 years old
Monday | 7:00-8:30pm
Wednesday | 7:00-8:30pm

Grade 5 Ballet
11-12 years old
Monday | 7:00-8:30pm
Wednesday | 7:00-8:30pm

Rec Intermediate Ballet
12+ years old
Thursday | 4:45-5:45pm

Intermediate Foundation
12+ years old
Tuesday | 4:30-6:00pm
Thursday | 4:30-6:00pm

Intermediate Ballet
13+ years old
Tuesday | 7:00-8:30pm
Friday | 4:45-6:15pm

Ballet Repertoire
Tuesday | 8:30-9:15pm

Pre Pointe
Wednesday | 6:00-7:00pm

* Pointe
Monday | 4:30-5:15pm

* Pointe 1
Thursday | 6:00-7:00pm

* Pointe 2
Tuesday | 6:00-7:00pm

Advanced 1 
13+ years old
Tuesday | 7:00-8:30pm
Friday | 7:15-8:30pm

Advanced 2                          

13+ years old
Wednesday | 8:30pm-9:30pm
Friday | 8:30-9:30pm


Stretch & Strength
8+ years old
Thursday | 6:45-7:46

Junior Conditioning
8-11 years old
Saturday | 12:15-1:15

Intermediate Conditioning
12+ years old

Contemporary & Modern

Junior Contemporary/Modern
8-11 years old
Thursday | 6:45-7:45pm

Intermediate Contemporary/Modern
12+ years old
Thursday | 8:00-9:00pm

Hip Hop

Rec Mini Hip Hop
5-7 years old
Friday | 4:45-5:30pm

Rec Junior Hip Hop
8-10 years old
Friday | 5:30-6:15pm

Rec Pre Intermediate Hip Hop
10-11 years old
Friday | 6:15-7:00pm

Rec Intermediate Hip Hop
Friday | 8:30-9:30pm


Rec Mini Jazz
5-7 years old
Tuesday | 5:15-6:00pm

Rec Mini Jazz/Tap Combo
5-7 years old
Friday | 5:30-6:15pm

Rec Junior Jazz
8-11 years old
Friday | 6:15-7:15pm

Rec Intermediate Jazz
11+ years old
Thursday | 5:45-6:45pm

ADAPT Junior 2 Jazz
9-10 years old
Wednesday | 6:00-7:00pm

ADAPT Junior 3 Jazz
10-11 years old
Wednesday | 5:00-6:00pm

ADAPT Pre Intermediate 1 Jazz
11-12 years old
Tuesday | 7:00-8:00pm

ADAPT Pre Intermediate 2 Jazz
12-13 years old
Tuesday | 5:00-6:00pm

Jazz Jumps & Turns

Mini Jazz Jumps & Turns
5-7 years old
Saturday | 12:30-1:15pm

Junior Jazz Jumps & Turns
8-11 years old
Thursday | 5:45-6:45pm

* Pre-Intermediate Jazz Jumps and Turns
Monday | 6:00-7:00pm

* Intermediate 1 Jazz Jumps & Turns
Thursday | 7:00-8:00pm

* Intermediate 2 Jazz Jumps & Turns
Friday | 6:15-7:15pm


Mini Tap
5-7 years old
Tuesday | 6:00-6:45pm

ADAPT Junior 2 Tap
9-10 years old
Thursday | 5:00-5:45pm

ADAPT Junior 3 Tap
9-10 years old
Wednesday | 7:00-8:00pm

ADAPT Pre Intermediate 1 Tap
11-12 years old
Friday | 7:15-8:15 pm

ADAPT Pre Intermediate 2 Tap
11-12 years old
Tuesday | 8:00-9:00pm

Little dancers

First Steps
2-3 years old
Saturday | 9:00-9:45am

Little Steps 
3-4 years old
Saturday | 10:15-11:00am

Bounding Boys
3-6 years old
Saturday | 11:15-12:00pm

Creative Movement
4-5 years old
Saturday | 9:15-10:00pm
Saturday | 10:00-10:45pm
Monday | 5:15-6:00pm


Kids Zumba
All Ages (Child & Youth)
Sunday | 10:00-10:45pm

Adult Drop-In Classes

Learn more about our adult dance classes.


Adult Beginner Ballet
Thursday | 7:45-8:45pm


Adult Tap
Wednesday | 8:00-9:00pm

Hip Hop

Adult Hip Hop
Friday | 7:30-8:30pm


Adult Zumba
Friday | 11:00-12:00pm

Considering dance classes?

Common Ground Dance Academy is a place for dancers of all ages and stages to grow and learn in a judgement-free environment. Whether you’re interested in dance classes for your child, or trying something new for yourself, we’d love to have you in our studio.

Common Ground - Elisabet White

Elisabet White, RAD RTS

Owner & Artistic Director

Elisabet has been teaching dance for over 10 years and dancing for more than 25 years. Born and raised in Ottawa, Elisabet danced locally where she successfully completed her RAD Advanced 2 Ballet and ADAPT Advanced Jazz examinations while attending Canterbury High School - Performing Arts – Dance program. In 2012 Elisabet went on to attend the prestigious Ailey School Professional Division, NYC where she received a Certificate of Dance with Honours. After graduating she pursued a certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). She has also trained at Alonzo King LINES, San Francisco, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Summer Professional Programs. During her dance training she had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers such as: Alonzo King, Sidra Bell, Matthew Rushing, Darrell Moultrie, Amy Hall, Ray Mercer, and Carlos Dos Santos.

While studying dance at The Ailey School, Elisabet had the privilege of teaching children in The Ailey School First Steps Program, and travel to Florida as a guest teacher. These opportunities ignited her passion for teaching dance. After graduating from The Ailey School, she went on to expand her teaching skills in Halifax, NS and the surrounding area, teaching various methods of ballet, and jazz styles of dance, to children and adults, and choreograph for national competitions and local performances. While in Halifax she also volunteered at local schools to engage students in dance activities.

Over the years, Elisabet has had the opportunity to perform in the Tri-State area of New York, Canada and Mexico.

Elisabet has now returned home to Ottawa and in pursuing her passion for dance and vision to explore dance with children, she opened the doors to Common Ground Dance Academy in 2020.

Her passion for teaching children the art of dance is evident in her guidance and support for her students.

As Elisabet continues to pursue her passion for dance and to teach the art of dance, she now sees her vision to offer her love for dance to children of all ages and opened the doors to Common Ground Dance Academy to pass on her passion to the community.

“No matter where you come from or who you are, when we’re in the studio, we’re all on common ground” is the founding vision of Common Ground Dance Academy.