If you are looking for lessons in fiddle & stepdance, fiddle music, or related upcoming performances & events in the Manotick (Ottawa) region, you've come to the right place!
Ottawa Valley Stepdancing is a lively and entertaining regional form of dance, inspired by Irish Dance, which first began in the early 1900's and continues today thanks to schools across Ontario. It is traditionally danced to fiddle music which is also a very significant part of our rich Canadian heritage. Students are taught with their personal goals in mind, whether they are just learning for fun, to perform or to compete. Chad's students have won national titles and have entertained alongside some of today's headlining Celtic acts.
Lessons are offered in-person & online.
Chad Wolfe is a Canadian open stepdance champion and award winning fiddler who has performed across Canada and abroad. He was a principal dancer in the Mirvish production, The Needfire, and toured with, Memories of a Don Messer Jubilee. He has performed with Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Ashley MacIsaac, The Great Canadian Fiddle Show, and Oh Canada EH?!
Chad has dedicated his career to preserving these time-honoured Canadian traditions not only through performing, but also teaching. The Chad Wolfe Studio of Fiddle & Stepdance has been in operation since 1996. He has also taught at fiddle camps and workshops from Halifax to Yellowknife.
Fiddle & Stepdance competitions and festivals were a major part of Chad's development as a musician and dancer. Serving on the board of directors for the Ottawa Fiddle & Stepdance Competition, Metcalfe Fair Competition, and the Fiddles on the Rideau Music Festival, he is now actively involved in keeping these important Canadian cultural events alive.