Visit our Nutcracker Rehearsal during Dundas Arts Weekend  to see  how a full Ballet is put together.  Costumes exhibits at the Dundas Museum and the Carnegie Gallery and Dundas BIA.

The Nutcracker

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts in partnership with Hamilton City Ballet presents Hamilton’s own Traditional Version of this most loved classic. Evening performances with the live music of the Hamilton City Ballet Orchestra.

McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, 135 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton.  Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2 pm and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $15 and up. Available at


Open House

The Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts is holding an Open House for students who are considering attending our school.  Come and spend the day with us and experience what it is like to attend a Performing Arts School.  Please call to arrange your visit. Students will spend the day attending all classes and be introduced to the students at their grade level. Call 289-238-9855 now to book your visit. 

Year End Recital

Join us for our annual year end recital in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall at the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, 108 Park St. W. Dundas ON.

Recital begins at 7:30 p.m. with refreshments to follow. Cost is a pay what you can donation.

Summer Camp

International Ballet Summer Camp. Two or four week sessions July 3 to July 14 & July 17 to 28. Kids Dance, Junior, Intermediate, Senior Intensive (by audition only) and Adult evening program.


Hamilton City Ballet presents “Cinderella” music by Sergei Prokofiev staged by Max Ratevosian and Melania Pawliw with dancers from Hamilton City Ballet, the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts and guest artists.

Saturday May 27th 7:30 p.m. and Sunday May 28th 2 p.m. at Mohawk College’s McIntyre Theatre.

For tickets go to

Auditions for International Ballet Senior Intensive Summer Camp

Audition Date: Sunday, March 5th & April 9th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.
Please arrive by 11:30am to register and warm up. Bring your dance attire and pointe shoes.
Students who have missed the audition date may audition at a later time only by calling (289) 238-9855. Audition Fee $25.

The level of a student is determined by the artistic directions and teachers on technical abilities, not necessarily by age and may change at the discretion of the artistic staff.

The Spring Ball

Please join us for this enchanting fundraiser at the beautiful Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club,10 Woodley’s Lane, Dundas. A feast for the senses, this elegant evening will feature top level Dance and Music performances, followed by a full service Dinner, Auction, and Ballroom dancing. Black Tie Optional.


  • $65 – adult
  • $40 – child (12 and under)

For tickets go to Tickets include a sunset reception with champagne and hors d’oeuvres, and a 3 course dinner.