Our goal is to foster a genuine love of the performing arts in each student. The S.P.A.C.E. is a small, but growing studio, with classes of no more than 12 students to ensure that everyone receives the individual attention they need to become the very best performer they can be. 

Whether you’re serious about pursuing the arts, or just want to learn something new, the experience of our staff of qualified, trained, professional actors, dancers, and singers offers a unique and exciting opportunity to you and your family – the chance to learn about the world of performing from actual working performers.

During studio hours, you're invited to drop by to meet our staff and to observe classes. You’ll see that The S.P.A.C.E. provides quality performing arts instruction that focuses on building self–esteem in each student, and you’ll see classes in action, which is a great way to tell if a class is right for you. Whether you love to dance, sing, or act; if you’re three or seventy–three, we’ve got the class that’s sure to be just right for you. Please visit us soon to see all that we offer!


We offer classes for children, teens, and adults in Ballet (Cecchetti examinations offered, teacher recommendation required for Pointe), Jazz (Stelio Jazz Technique examinations offered), Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Acting, Vocal, and Creative Movement. We also offer Parents + Babies and Parents + Tots classes.

Students perform twice a year, at our Christmas show and at our Annual Year End Show in June. Serious about performing? You can also audition for our Student Performing Artist Company Ensemble. Some of Toronto’s top talent – guest directors, choreographers, and music directors – work with Company members on numbers for the Christmas show, the Year End Show, in studio events, and local community performances.


Welcome to The S.P.A.C.E. – The School of Performing Arts for the Community of East York! My name is Linette Doherty, and I founded The S.P.A.C.E. in 2004 as a place where students can learn from industry professionals in a warm and supportive atmosphere. While we now offer more classes than ever before, our commitment to small class sizes where each student receives personalized instruction remains the same, and we have now watched students grow and develop over the years into wonderful performers and even more wonderful people.

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