Dance Shows In Ottawa You Need to See

Get ready for 2018 with our top picks of dance shows in Ottawa that are worth checking out! From timeless classics to new anticipated productions – this is a line-up that is set to impress and guaranteed to have you tapping your toes in your seat.  Here are our 5 favourites that are set to hit the stage in Ottawa starting this new year.

The Eternal Tides

For one night only, you can catch Lee-Chin Lin’s highly anticipated masterpiece “The Eternal Tides.” Experience a visually stunning tour that is inspired by the traditional religious rituals and ceremonial rites of Taiwan.  Profoundly moving and exquisite, explore the realm of unearthly beauty and sensuality. Catch this performance on January 20th at the Southam Hall Dance theatre at 8pm.


Don’t miss this unforgettable and exhilarating production that will give you a glimpse into the life and madness of Vaslav Nijinsky’s inner world.  Magically portrayed and explored on stage, this tribute is filled with passion and mind-bending choreography, that is utterly nostalgic. Join the National Ballet of Canada in this triumphant performance on January 25th and 27th at the Southam Hall Dance Ballet.

Dance Me

On February 23rd and 24th, sing along to the music and poems of Canadian legend Leonard Cohen, as displayed through music, choreography and captivating dance. Inspired by his most beloved songs, this new multimedia work will have you moving in your seat all show long. So get your tickets before they sell out and watch the BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal) dancers take to the Southam Hall Dance stage for this special tribute show.


An irresistible and dramatic tale brought to life on stage, Dracula is a timeless thriller that incorporates dancing gargoyles, flying bats, and sensual choreography to keep you entertained. Experience Dracula in a whole new way, through the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s haunting and hot-blooded piece hitting the Southam Hall stage April 12th to 14th.


Experience circus, dance, acrobatics, and lyrical movement so astounding that it will give you chills and thrills. Opus comes all the way from Australia to offer this performance of a lifetime. Be prepared to gasp in awe and be brought on a mesmerizing adventure by the Circa crew on May 5th at the Southam Hall Contemporary theatre.

This year is packed with exciting acts that will have you singing and tapping along in your seat. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today and join in on all of the best dance shows in Ottawa this year.