The Department of Dance is located in the Accolade East Building on Keele Campus. Opened in 2006, the building houses a wide range of specialized facilities for performance, including:
The Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre
(proscenium theatre, 360 seats)
The Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre can accommodate a variety of events such as dance, theatre, musicals, conferences and lectures. The theatre offers a generous stage, sidestage, wings and backstage space, an orchestra pit, fly system and traps, loading dock, dressing rooms, and a comprehensive array of technical equipment.
McLean Performance Studio
(black box studio, 90 seats)
The McLean Performance Studio is dedicated to dance performance. It features a dance lighting plot, sound system and moveable black draperies.
Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre
(black box studio, 150 seats)
The Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre, located in the Centre for Film and Theatre, is a multi-purpose space ideal for small-scale events, productions and rehearsals. Seating configuration is adjustable to suit the layout of individual productions. The theatre has a fixed lighting grid and comprehensive selection of technical equipment, and access to dressing rooms.
- The Grant Strate Studio
- The Walter and Robert Carsen Studio
- Three additional rehearsal studios
- Two additional choreography studios
In addition to performance space, the building is also home to production and healthcare facilities, including:
- Conditioning room (with resistance weights, Pilates/Gyrotonics/cardio equipment)
- Athlete’s Care (a physiotherapy, massage and sports medicine clinic)
- Recording facilities (for audio and video)