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Best Dance Classes for Kids in Toronto

Published Jul 9, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

We want to help your kids dance like no one is watching and have a blast learning some new moves. Here are some of our favourite dance classes and programs in and around Toronto. 

It is never too early to start your child in a dance class. From hip hop to ballet there is something for every child here in Toronto. So grab your best runners, dance shoes, or ballet slippers and get ready to groove.

Below are some of our favourite dance classes and programs. We highly recommended parents and young dancers check out these locations. 

Happy dancing. 

The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

The School of CCDT offers dance classes of all kinds for children, pre-professional dance classes and adult contemporary and modern dance classes. The school also offers children and youth summer programs for all different ages and skill levels. 

Encouraging students from the recreational to the pre-professional level, the School’s objective is to foster not only the “thinking dancer” but also the self-directed and physically confident young person.

Dance Kids Canada

Dance Kids Canada's mission is to make dance education affordable for all families, as well as accessible to every child, while broadening your child's abilities. It's about more than just dance; it's about building character, and enhancing lives! 

Performing Dance Arts

Performing Dance Arts extensive dance programs include jazz, tap, ballet, acro, lyrical, and hip-hop classes that promote coordination, creativity, self-confidence, and a healthy mind and body. They offer recreational and competitive dance programs for kids and teens. PDA has two locations, one in Etobicoke and the other in Vaughan. Both facilities have state-of-the-art studios and sound systems, large dressing rooms, lots of parking, a lunch area, and cameras in the dance studios so parents can watch their children practice!

Groove Creative Arts Center

Groove Creative Arts Center is committed to providing the most comprehensive programming for your entire family. Their 2019/2020 schedule includes family dance, musical theatre, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, glee music classes. They have classes for all ages starting at 2.5 years old and above. 

Ontario School of Ballet & Related Arts

Ontario School of Ballet & Related Arts provides high quality dance instruction for students of all ages, in an inspirational environment. The school is committed to nurturing students ages 2 and above from recreational to pre-professional levels of dance, by developing skills through expert programming. All classes are taught by expert accredited dance educators and limited class sizes allows for individual attention and guidance.

Innovative Rhythm Dance Studios

Innovative Rhythm Dance Studios offers classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-hop, Musical Theatre, Acro, Lyrical, and Silks. They also have Kinderdance and Primary Classes for the little ones! Their class levels are based on age (birth year, as schools do) as well as ability. Instructors may stream your child into a level of either regular or advanced, usually around age 10. This is to ensure that students in a class are both being challenged but not overwhelmed. I

Innovative Rhythm Dance Studios' Kinderdance is a general introduction to dance that includes ballet, jazz and creative movement. The children are introduced to dance steps through creative play. While learning basic dance steps they also learn how the structure of a class works - following a leader, listening to the teacher, lining up, basic social skills etc.

Pegasus Studios

Pegasus Studios has a rich history of expertise in providing children, from birth through adulthood, with a positive and fun environment where they can explore, develop and express their natural creativity. Their outstanding faculty is comprised of highly-trained, professional and dedicated teachers many of whom also have successful careers as artists. The entire faculty is passionate about their art form and committed to their continuing education both here and abroad.

The school has exemplary facilities that include three purpose-built dance studios, an art studio, two fully equipped pilates studios, a yoga studio, change rooms and a small dancewear boutique. Pegasus is committed to continually upgrading studio equipment to support the efforts of teachers and students. Many classes have live accompanists to enhance the student’s experience.

DanceLife X Centre

DanceLife X Centre puts a lot of focus on bringing in top teaching talent to make sure they have some of the most fun, high energy and welcoming group classes in the country. They’ll have you at ease, laughing and tearin’ up the floor in no time. So go ahead, pick one and dive right on in! If you’re looking for a REAL hip hop class for kids, this is it. 

Students get trained on the same foundational moves, choreography elements and body mechanics as the pro dancers they see in hit movies and videos. In fact, many of our teachers have been pro dancers in movies, major shows or music videos themselves.

Creative Children's Dance Centre 

Creative Children's Dance Centre offers classic Ballet classes as well as Hip Hop and Jazz for adults. Their Pre-School Dance & Play Program is open to children 2.5 to 4 years old, and is a three-hour morning program that runs Tuesday through Thursday. Children can enrol in a single session or multiple days per week.

For those dancers who are committed to excelling and working hard, Creative Children's Dance Centre offers Intensive Program Training, a Dance Threatre Program, and a Pre-Professional Program. 

Did you find any awesome dance camps or classes for your kids? We hope so! If not, do not despair! We have hundreds of other amazing camps and classes to browse through. Discover more here.

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