Performing Artists
Dance, Music, Performance Art, Theatre, Venues


Kingston School of Dance

J.K. Tett Centre
370 King St. We
Telephone: 613.548.8272
Email: [email protected]

For choreography confidence, look to the Kingston School of Dance where learning Classical Ballet (Cecchetti Syllabus), Pointe and Jazz is done in small classes, to live piano accompaniment and with professional instructors.

5,6,7,8 Dance Studio

259 Queen St, Kingston
Telephone: 613.547.5678
[email protected]

For those just learning jazz or hip hop to the advanced classical ballerina, 5 6 7 8 Dance Studio offers workshops all year, including the summer and also offers acting and singing classes.

Bailinho Dos Acores -- Azores Islands Dance Group Group

Contact Information
Address Our Lady of Fatima Parish Roman Catholic Church
588 Division St
Kingston, ON K7K 4B6

Folklore dance groups representing the Azores Islands and the mainland "Dricanaf Do Minho". Uses the Portuguese Hall for practices and performances. Performs for Providence Manor, Extendicare
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Kingston
Eligibility All welcome
Application Dance demonstrations can be arranged by phone
Fees None
Languages English ; Portuguese

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Canadian United Kingdom Dance Club

Description A ballroom dancing club which aims to promote the art and pleasure of old time, sequence, and line dancing. Instruction and programs are available upon request.
Sup. Description Holds socials at RCAF Club, church halls and other locations.
Eligibility All welcome

I've Got Rhythm School of Dance

6 Speers Boulevard,
Amherstview Heritage Square
Telephone: 613.634.0536
email: [email protected]

Learn ballet, tap, jazz, pre-dance as well as limbering and theatre classes. There are no registration fees and you will work with caring and qualified instructors.


Kingston Classical Ballet School

Telephone: 613.384.8371
Offering tap, Jazz, Modern and Pre-dance skills

Leisa's School of Dance

31 SteveFonyo Drive

Maky Ukranian Dance Ensemble

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Mind, Body and Soul Dance and Theatre Company

Monica Morrow, Director
(613) 536-5231
MBS Dance and Pilates Centre,
300 Bath Rd, Kingston ON K7M 4X4

The MBS Dance and Music Theater Company is in its 5th year at its mother location in Kingston, On. This company has put on four productions and will begin working on its 5th production and begin their tour in April.
This program draws students from as far as Ottawa to Belleville to train in this environment. This program has helped the students begin their careers in the performing arts industry.
Many of the students are currently auditioning and with their training are now working in commercials, theater work, print work and are being accepted into post secondary institutions for the performing arts.

Queen's Highland Dance Club

President: Lesley Ruthven
email: [email protected]

The Highland Dance Club endeavours to teach Highland Dancing, a Scottish tradition unique to Queen's, to students, faculty & staff members. It is a fun, healthy form of exercise and depending on the abilities of the class, a total of six different dances are taught.

Queen's Breakdancing Club

President: Jonathan James
email: [email protected]

Known as "Qkids, the newly sanctioned Queen's Recreational Breakdance Club is designed to provide an outlet for breakdancers in the Queen's Community to practice, perform and learn more about the culture behind breakdancing.

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Queen's University Dance Instructions

Recreation Coordinator: Brenda Willis
Tel: (613) 533-6289
E-mail: [email protected]

BALLROOM DANCE Learn how to do the Fox Trot, English and Viennese Waltz, Tango, Rumba and the Cha Cha.
HIGHLAND DANCE This class provides an introduction for beginners and intermediates. Dancers will learn the basic steps and movements including, Highland Fling and Sword Dance.
SALSA DANCING Feel the Latin beat! This class provides an introduction for beginners to the moves and grooves of Salsa. You and your partner will be a hit in the clubs when you learn to swing those hips.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (Kingston Ontario Branch)

TK Danceworx

McAdoo Park
For Tap, Jazz and Ballet lessons, offering the chance to perform and compete with your new skills.

Mind, Body and Soul Dance and Theatre Company

Monica Morrow, Director
(613) 536-5231

MBS Dance and Pilates Centre

300 Bath Rd, Kingston ON K7M 4X4

The MBS Dance and Music Theater Company is in its 5th year at its mother location in Kingston, On. This company has put on four productions and will begin working on its 5th production and begin their tour in April.
This program draws students from as far as Ottawa to Belleville to train in this environment. This program has helped the students begin their careers in the performing arts industry.
Many of the students are currently auditioning and with their training are now working in commercials, theater work, print work and are being accepted into post secondary institutions for the performing arts.

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Kingston Jazz Society

Craig Jones(613) 545-0761 or
Dave Coon (613) 546-6018 or
email: Kingston Jazz Society

The Kingston Jazz Society is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of jazz music as a distinctive North American art form in the Limestone City.

The Kingston Jazz Society mounts regular monthly sessions featuring the finest jazz instrumentalists and vocalists from the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal and New York City axis. In recent years we have featured some giants in the Canadian jazz scene including: Oliver Jones, Peter Appleyard, Jim Galloway, Rob McConnell, Fraser MacPherson, Ed Bickert, Dave Young, , Guido Basso, Ranee Lee, Richard Ring, Timewarp, Charlie Mountford, Arlene Smith, Doug Riley, Reg Schwager, Ian Bargh, Tabby Johnson, Kathryn Moses, Bernie Senesky, Lorne Lofsky -- the list goes on.

In addition the KJS also features up-and-coming jazz talents, some of whom are famous on the world jazz circuit but are yet to make their presence felt in Canada, including Levon Ichkhanian, Kevin Barrett, William Carn, Lina Allemano, Duncan Cooper, Del Dacko, The Jivewires, Los Gringos ... and on and on.

The Kingston Jazz Society also nurtures and encourages local musicians, including Susan Graf, Andy Poole, Dave Barton, Greg Runions and Mike Cassells.

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Kingston Symphony Association

Andrea Haughton, General Manager or
Glen Fast, Conductor
11 Princess Street, Suite 206
P.O Box 1616
Kingston, ON K7L 5C8
Box Office: (613) 530-2050
Contact by email.

There is nothing like the emotional power of a live musical performance. Join the Kingston Symphony for its full season of music from September to May, and the summer spectacular at Fort Henry. Hear the best of Kingston's musicians as well as well-known Canadian artists perform for you.

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The Melos Choral Ensemble

David Cameron, Music Director
Contact: David Cameron
Email: [email protected]
View their Bio Page.

Founded in 1984 by Music Director David Cameron as an ensemble of sixteen singers, Melos expanded in 2000 to become The Melos Choral Ensemble, a mixed-voice choir of 40-50 members. Melos performs four concerts per year, which take place at city churches or at one of the two Kingston cathedrals. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, from September to May, at MacCallum Hall, Chalmers United Church, and membership is by audition.

Queen's Student Opera

Courtney Cauthon email: [email protected]
Queen's Student Opera
C/O Queen's School of Music
39 Queen's Crescent
Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6
(613) 533-2558
The Queen's Student Opera celebrates five wonderful seasons this year and is committed to making opera accessible to many people. This year's gala performances promise to be a celebration of the arts as members of many artistic groups across campus have come together to enhance the production. These groups include: The Queen's Dance Club, The Cantabile Choir, Queen's Music students, Queen's Drama students and Queen's Fine Arts students. Students from these groups and more are working together to create an evening of entertainment that will not soon be forgotten. This year Queen's Student Opera is proud to present a fantastic double bill featuring Michael Nyman's The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, an opera based on the neurological case studies of Oliver Saks. Along with this opera that documents, through music, the degenerative process of the mind we will be featuring the classic fairy tale Hänsel und Gretel set to music by Englebert Humperdinck. Both performances promise to be entertaining as they bring together music, drama, and art.

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The Barefoot Players

Dan Dumsha, Project Manager
(613) 453-7837 or for further information contact Theatre Kingston at (613) 544-2021
For the past two summers, Theatre Kingston, in conjunction with Queen's University, has sponsored a group of students to provide both entertainment and an interactive workshop series for young people.Both the 2000 and the 2001 seasons provided a wealth of opportunities for Kingston's youth and earned rave reviews from all members of the Kingston Community.

Last year the Players presented to the community, Tall Tales from the Brother's Grimm, an original and hilarious collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales adapted and directed by Theatre Kingston's artistic director, Dr. Craig Walker. Walker is directing this year's Barefoot Players in some more of his newly adapted Tales.

Partners in Crime Murder Mystery Dinners

Ila Dalcourt
Partners in Crime is a company of writers, actors and production staff based in Kingston, Ontario, and dedicated to the presentation of high-quality, interactive, murder mystery dinners. You provide the location and the meal, we provide a complete, original mystery.

Purple Dragon Puppet Troupe

Annie Milne
PO Box 1853
Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3V2
Day Phone: (613) 542-9988
The Troupe is well known in Kingston for their fabulous performances, with enormous puppets and live music that captivate people of all ages.

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Queen's Performing Arts

Myrna Raymond, Departmental Assistant
Box Office: (613) 533-2558T
he Queen's Performing Arts Office brings for your entertainment a variety of the top touring professional performers in music and dance. Whether international or Canadian artists, you are guaranteed an opportunity to enjoy glittering performances at a price that is most affordable.

Queen's University Drama Department

Lee Atkinson
Department of Drama
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
(613) 533-2104
The Queen's University Department of Drama, established in 1947, is one of North America's oldest university programs devoted to the study of drama and theatre.
In its fifty years of existence, it has educated and trained hundreds of Canadian and inter-national theatre artists, practitioners, and teachers. Their contributions to theatre and theatre education in Canada, the United States and around the world have been immense.
At Queen's, we look at drama as a starting point for understanding human behavior in all its aspects. We believe that drama has always been the central form of human creative expression, and that its artistic, literary, and performance activities provide one of the most effective approaches to understanding the world and individual experience.

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Rogue and Peasant Theatre Co.

.Phone: (613)530-2050
Web Site:

Seat of Your Pants Theatre Company

TSOYPTC plays regularly at the Baby Grand Studio Theatre, 218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON.

Theatre Kingston

Dr. Craig Walker, Artistic Director or
Kathryn MacKay, General Manager
Box 21004 - 445 Princess Postal Outlet
Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 1G3
Subscription Orders: (613) 544-2021
Theatre Kingston Productions are in the Baby Grand Studio Theatre 218 Princess Street, 2nd Floor Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Grand Theatre Box Office: (613) 530-2050

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Domino Theatre

J.K. Tett Creativity Centre
370 King Street West
Kingston, ON
Since its unusual beginning between feature films at the old Odeon Theatre, Domino has grown to a full seven-play winter season. Each season offers an appealing mix of drama, comedy and mystery from the Canadian and world stages.
Domino is truly a "community" theatre. People from all walks of life pool their skills to present productions of a consistently high calibre.
As a member of the Eastern Ontario Drama League and Theatre Ontario, Domino is actively involved in the Ontario amateur theatre community and has acted as host to several annual festivals. Many Domino people and productions have been recognized for their excellence at the regional and provincial levels.
Starting this fall, Domino Theatre will celebrate its 50th anniversary season. As part of the celebrations, Domino plans several special events. They include a gala retrospective of Domino's past to open the season, the production of a new children's musical, The Icicle Princess, during the Christmas season, and seven performances of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, each with a different cast of familiar Kingston actors.
We will host the Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL) full-length play festival in March, 2003, and will launch a book on the theatre's history. And as usual they will bring you seven top-notch plays!
After being out of service for 6 years (and despite numerous attempts to restore it to life), Welcome Wood Productions has come along in the Summer of 2001 to breathe life into the Theatre. What was long known as a movie hall has now become the hottest spot in Kingston for live entertainment provided by the highly acclaimed theatre company Welcome Wood Productions Inc.!!

Theatre 5

Valerie Robertson, Artistic Director
Location: J.K. Tett Creativity Centre
370 King Street West
Kingston, ON
(613) 546-5460
Mailing Address: Box 1221 Kingston, ON K7L 4Y8
Theatre 5 is a not-for-profit local theatre company that believes in community involvement and in entertaining audiences. Theatre 5 is the production company behind the critically acclaimed hit comedy series Saturday Night at the Improv.

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Thousand Islands Playhouse

Greg Wanless, Artistic Director or
Hollie Stewart, Marketing Manager
690 Charles Street South
Box 241
Gananoque, ON Canada K7G 2T8
Box Office: (613) 382-7020 Fax: (613) 382-7088
Twenty years and going strong! Now entering its 21st season, the Thousand Islands Playhouse is the most popular summer theatre in Eastern Ontario.
Housed in the perfect location - a lovely old structure with deep balconies right on the St. Lawrence River, built in 1909 by the Gananoque Canoe and Motor Club. The almost derelict building was restored to its remembered glory, and a ten-week season of theatre was produced.
The Playhouse has enjoyed a reputation for producing consistently high quality professional theatre.
In addition to five regular season productions, the Playhouse offers the Monday Night Series, six evenings of eclectic entertainment with something for everyone. We host a playwright's workshop, and work with area theatre companies to bring new Canadian works to the stage.
The Playhouse gets the kids involved too. Our Young Company plays to over 10,000 area children at schools, parks and festivals every year.
During the months of July and August we offer workshops to area children in both drama and musical theatre. With it's unrivalled ambiance and stellar productions, the Thousand Islands Playhouse offers a truly unique theatre-going experience.

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Welcome Wood Productions

Beau Schwartz
(613) 531-0331

Welcome Wood is a professional theatre company operating in the Kingston and Prince Edward County. They also produce shows at the Weave Shed in Cornwall, Ontario and the Regent Theatre in Picton, Ontario.
Welcome Wood Productions Inc. has been in existence since 1998 and a resident theatre company in many venues across Eastern Ontario.
The company is comprised of a small but determined group of multi-talented individuals with ages ranging 17 to 70, who raise versatility and teamwork from 'required business concepts' to 'virtuoso artistry.'

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The Grand Theatre

Cliff Edwards, Manager
218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
Box Office: (613) 530-2050
T he Grand Theatre was purchased by the City of Kingston in 1962 and has been renovated and upgraded extensively. The Grand has seating for 826. There is also a smaller theatre space, the Baby Grand, on the second floor. Both meeting and convention space is available.


L'Octave Theatre

Francis Beaulieu, General Manger/Artistic Director
711 Dalton Avenue
Kingston, ON K7M 8N6
(613) 546-1331

Princess Court Theatre

Beau Schwartz
394 Princess Street
Kingson, ON
(613) 531-0331

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