As the world around us is ever-changing, new beginnings are upon us in these exceptional times. The arts in all forms have helped us remain connected through all the uncertainty. IDA is pleased to take the stage and share a little joy through the artistry of dance.
Island Dance Academy was established in 1993 and has a long-standing reputation for excellence in both dance instruction and student’s technical development. IDA is the only registered facility with The Royal Academy of Dance as well as the Canadian Dance Teachers Association on the island. IDA specializes in both RAD and CDTA syllabuses and examinations focusing on classical ballet, contemporary, and jazz.
Our fully accredited Artistic Faculty brings with them extensive qualifications, training, and performance experience. IDA students have gone on to professionally train and perform with such schools as The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Alberta Ballet, Juilliard, and Broadway Dance Center in NY just to name a few.
The health and of our patrons and employees is our top priority. Please review the below guidelines or take a few moments to watch our COVID messaging video prior to your arrival.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn at all times (unless eating or drinking)
Please stay in your designated seat inside the theatre. If you have to leave, please follow the guidance of staff for direction
Kindly observe capacity limits in washrooms and elevators
Refrain from gathering in groups in common areas
Please maintain physical distancing of 6 ft. between parties when possible and observe directional signage throughout the building at all times
Please do not attend this event if you are experiencing any COVID related symptoms
Upon arrival, enter via Upper Plaza off Queen/Grafton Street. All tickets will be assigned a specific entrance and entry time. Please note the colour listed on your ticket at time of purchase.
YELLOW | GREEN – Arrive between 6 – 6:15 p.m.
PINK | PURPLE – Arrive between 6 – 6:15 p.m.
BLUE | RED – Arrive between 6:15 – 6:30 p.m.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.
The Story of Confederation
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
What are Relaxed Performances?
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.
Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival: