Dance is an important art form for adolescents, growing into their bodies and vision of the world. By emphasizing the poetic and symbolic aspects of the body, dance encourages students to explore reality through their senses. It also provides them with an opportunity to express their emotions, ideas, aspirations, dreams and personal world-view as they create, perform and appreciate dances.


Teaching and Learning Tools

Learning and Evaluation Situations LES

Tanz in 3D: Pina Bausch - by Martin Labrie - Secondary Cycle 1 and 2 Download

Professional Learning

Spotlight on the Arts

An annual effervescent art education happening organized by the MAD2 DEEN subcommittee, featuring guest speakers, workshops in all four Arts subjects, a round-table discussion and on the spot art-making. Go to page 

Professional Organizations

CODE - Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators
Although their resources are not directly linked to the QEP, this Ontario educators association has a very robust website and an annual conference. Go to site  

AQEDÉ - Association québecoise des enseignants de la danse à l'école
A French-language organisation from UQAM with lots of Quebec-specific information Go to site  

MEES Program Information

Quebec Education Program

QEP Dance Secondary Cycle 1 Download 

QEP Dance Secondary Cycle 2 Download 

Progression of Learning

Dance Sec. Cycle 1 and 2 Download 

Framework for the Evaluation of Learning

Framework for the Evaluation of Learning - Dance Sec. Cycle 1 and 2 Download 


Take the 30 Days of Art challenge! A great way to inspire everyone to engage with the arts every day. 


A poster designed to inspire students to choose various careers in the Arts. Available from you Arts consultant, or download the Tabloid PNG.