Payment Options

2022-23 Dance Season

The full dance season runs from September 12th, 2022 to June 15th, 2023. Please ensure that you register for all sessions to ensure your child has a reserved space for the full dance season. 

1. Full payment for the dance year prior to September 12th, 2022. A 5% discount will be applied for payment for the full season made prior to September 12th, 2022.

2. Payment by session.

Must be paid in full within 7 days of registration or 30 days prior to the beginning of the session.
ANY ACCOUNTS OUTSTANDING 7 days past the due date, are subject to a $25.00 late fee.

  • Session 1 – September 12th, 2022 to December 4th, 2022
  • Session 2 – December 5th, 2022  to March 12th, 2023
  • Session 3 – March 20th, 2023 to June 15th, 2023


Summer Camps & Workshops

Payment is due within 7 days from receipt of invoice to secure the camp/workshop spot.


Forms of payment

     • E-Transfer to
     • Credit Card over the phone at 343-552-2432
     • Interac/Debit/Visa or MasterCard in person


If your account is past due, we reserve the right to not allow your dancer to participate in class. We do not release costumes or recital tickets to students with past due accounts or allow them to register for new classes.  



Tuition, camp and workshop fees are non-refundable (exceptions may be made for unprecedented situations, at CGDA’s discretion). If there is a health directive requiring studio closure, classes may resume virtually where possible. CGDA reserves the right to assess the situation and determine if a refund or credit will be given. Teachers are subject to change without notice.  

CGDA reserves the right to make schedule changes, with reasonable notice. This is including but not limited to regular season classes or other offerings including private lessons, summer camps, and workshops. A full refund may be issued if the studio cancels or changes a class day and time, and no alternative class is offered.  



PLEASE NOTE – missed classes, days (i.e. illness, vacation or other) by the dancer are non-refundable.  During the regular season, dancers are able to take a make-up class should their schedule allow for it, in a class at the same level or lower level as offered by CGDA. Please speak to a teacher for class options.

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.