Celebrating 23 years!
MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE

Are you looking for a dance studio that offers so much more than just dance classes? Look no further! At Markham School of Dance, we are committed to providing your child with an extraordinary dance journey that encompasses confidence building, growth mindset learning, leadership training, and teacher training. Join us and become a part of our inclusive, family-oriented dance community.

It’s more than just dance…it's where "Every 'Body' Can Dance"
...and gain the benefits of dance and performance education. 

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From their first day of dance class 📅
till their high school Graduation🎓 

Building...

  • Confidence - through the Little Stars Dance curriculum for ages 2- Grade SK
  • Growth Mindset - embedded in the FUNdations Dance Curriculum for Grades 1-8
  • Leadership Skills - for Grades 7-12 students culminating in a teaching certificate through an internationally registered dance association.

...Through DANCE

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Join our Dance Family!

Where it is about more than just DANCE...

  • Confidence Building (ages 2-Grade SK)
  • Growth Mindset (Grades 1-5)
  • Leadership Training (Grades 7-10)
  • Teacher Training (Grades 11-12)
  • Values of Inclusion, Family and Community
  • Performance Opportunities!

Locations:

Markham West - Unionville
Prima Academy at 50 McIntosh Dr, Unit 115
Markham East - Box Grove 
Dance Stars at 290 Copper Creek Dr.
Toronto - Annex
Dance Annex at 509 Bloor St West, 2nd Floor


Dance Classes and Program Information

Little Dance Stars™
Born in 2021 to Grade SK

A great introduction to dance for your little dancer including Ballet, Hip Hop and Creative Movement plus Parent and Tot classes 

LITTLE DANCE STARS ✨🌟 - ages 2 to Grade SK

 Dance FUNdations™
For Grades 1 - 12

Students can select from one or all dance styles in: ballet, tap,  jazz, hip hop, modern, acro and musical theatre.  These fun, age-appropriate programs focus on establishing a strong foundation in dance

FUNdations 👟🩰 - Grades 1+

LEAD with the ARTS™
For Grades 7 -12

Students in the performance program for Grades 7 and up may be selected for the LEAD with the ARTS program and will learn leadership skills, assisting classes and mentoring younger dancers. Teacher training offered for students ages 16-18. 

LEAD with the Arts 🏆🎭 - Grades 7+

THEATRE STARS
Musical Theatre Production
for Grades 1 -12

Part of the Dance FUNdations Program - For students who love to sing dance and act. You get to be the star of the show being assigned a character to portray and act out in 3 or more performances a year.

🎭 Theatre Stars: Grades 1-12 🌟

Dance Company Program

The Dance Company is our Performing and Competition Team. We offer what part-time competition maximum of 6 hours per week and dance exams with an internationally recognized dance association called the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD).

🌟 Dance Company Performing Team 🩰

International Performance Program (IPP)

For students who want a unique and memorable dance experience they can join an additional performance opportunity every 2-3 years with our IPP Program. Destinations include: Disney World Florida 2017, New York City 2019, Disneyland California July 2024 and Paris TBA

🌎✨ International Performance Program ✨🌟

Dance Camps/ Workshops

Camps offered in Winter, March Break and Summer and mini camps on PA Days or workshops offered on select days each month. Select the Camps Link in the menu above for more details. 

Upcoming events:

  • Mini Camp at FUNLAND - February 12th
    Located at: Funland

Click Here for Mini Camp Registration

  • March Break Dance Camp - March 11-15
    Located at: Box Grove and Unionville Studios

Click here for March Break Camp

Upcoming: Summer Camps, Summer Intensives and more...

Stay tuned for next camp announcements each month. 

EXCITING NEWS! 

Markham School of Dance is expanding to Toronto! New location in the Annex opening up January 2024! This location will be run by Mr James and is operating Friday-Sunday.

Location Address: 509 Bloor St. West (near Bloor and Bayview.

Click here for the Annex Location Details

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DISNEYLAND DANCE PARADE!  Markham School of Dance has been invited to perform in the Disneyland Dance Parade in California! Dancers will be performing on Main Street USA in the Summer Dance Parade July 2024...

If your child loves Disney and Dancing be sure to register for this amazing event.

The event includes: 

  • Summer Dance Parade Performance down Main Street, U.S.A.® at Disneyland® Park

  • Original Parade choreography

  • Parade Dress Rehearsal at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

  • Magical Morning Treats to kick off the day with some Disney magic.

  • Unlimited Free Action Photo and Video Downloads

  • Spectacular Costume, Tights and Pom Poms

  • Dancers must be 7 years old by July 1, 2024

  • Dance Performance in the California Adventure Park
  • Optional: add ons include 1 day at Universal Studios California, a bus tour of LA, 

How to register? email us at markhamschoolofdance@gmail.com for details


  • MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE & Performing Arts

    “I have been at Markham School of Dance for over 10 years and this place is like a home to me. Everyone I meet treats me like family in which they are kind and welcoming. We are accepting here and that is what I like best about Markham School of Dance. "Every Body Can Dance!" just shows how inclusive it is. I have learned so much from the amazing teachers and grown not only as a dancer but as a person. I am happy to be dancing here and find that if you would like an accepting place that feels like home, this is the place for you. ”

    Age 17

  • MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE & Performing Arts

    “My 8 year old daughter has been going to Markham School of Dance for 3 years now. I've always found the staff to be friendly and helpful. My daughter enjoys her classes and has made quite a few new friends while going as well! The recitals are always lively and colourful and they put on a great show. I would recommend this school to anyone :) ”

    Dance Parent

  • MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE & Performing Arts

    “I like this school because it is very fun to come and learn new stuff. I think everyone here is friendly and I've already made so many friends! This place is very fun and calm, and all the teachers are so patient and nice. I really LOVE this place and I think it is a very good dance studio. ”

    Age 11

  • MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE & Performing Arts

    “It is a well run organization, I find the teachers great. They are professional and welcoming. I highly recommend it. ”

    Former Adult Student

  • MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE & Performing Arts

    “My daughter has been dancing here since she was 4. It's been 7 years with the school. We decided to continue dancing at this school due to the friendliness of all the teachers, students and parents. My daughter was very shy at first but the teachers are very patient and positive. Now she enjoys all the classes and this is like a second home to her. ”

    Dance Parent

  • MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE & Performing Arts

    “I have been at this studio for 2 years and so far I really like it! The teachers are really nice and help you get better in what ever you learn and help you achieve your goals. I would recommend this studio to anyone because it is really fun. ”

    Age 10

  • MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE & Performing Arts

    “Easy registration was appreciated. Instructor is really good and helps everyone and makes everyone feel included. ”

    Former Adult Student

  • MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE & Performing Arts

    “I have been at MSD for 9 years now and it has been the best thing ever! The teachers support you a lot and help you if you need help. The classes are always fun. I don't think that I have ever come out of a class and have not laughed. They also work you hard. I always sweat. I have stayed at the studio because I have made so many friends. My goal this year is to work on my turns and my splits. I always remember when I dance that "Every Body Can Dance" and everyone should think that too! ”

    Age 13


 Join us for our 23rd Dance Season in 2024!

  • Dance Classes are offered in Ballet Dance,  Jazz Dance, Tap Dance, Acro/Acrobatics (Gymnastics) Dance, Modern Dance, Lyrical Dance, Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop Dance.

  • Performing Arts Classes are offered in Acting, Vocal (Singing) and Musical Theatre Dance 

  • Class placement on age and ability

  • 2 Convenient Locations in the Markham Area
  • New in 2024 Toronto Location - Annex
  • In-Person or Online dance and performing arts classes
  • Students benefit from highly trained, Professional Staff

  • Progressive Class Curriculum including warm up, technique, and choreography

  • Dance Examinations available in: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Modern

  • Family friendly environment with age appropriate movements and music

  • Performances, 3 annual Recitals plus additional In-Person Performance Opportunities

  • Student Dance Company (Performance and Part-time Competition Team) for youth ages 7-18

  • International performance opportunities such as Disneyland California 2014 and 2024, Disney World Florida 2008 and 2017, New York 2015 and 2019, Europe TBA

  • Dance Workshops and Parades

  • Annual Community Dance Mob


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