2014 to 2017


Taking 3 or more classes per week including Ballet



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  • “We found this studio when we moved to Markham in 2007. I was looking for a dance school that would teach you to love and appreciate Dance that would remain with you even into adulthood. This studio does just that. The staff are a family of dancers who love dance and foster that love in the hearts of all their students. The focus is on artistry and personal development not on winning competitions as is the focus of most dance studios today. The emphasis is on the joy and satisfaction of dance. From age 2 up to 72, dancers enjoy the time at the studio, building warm relationships and lasting friendships. Truly a place where "every body can dance".”

    Dance Parent

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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

  • “They are a wonderful studio. Their classes are tailored to students of all ages, from age 2 to adults. Jackie is the director and she is trained in all styles of dance taught at the studio (tap, ballet, acro, jazz, pointe, etc). The studio's slogan is "Every Body can dance" and the emphasis is on doing exams and individual growth, not competition. I always feel safe in the classes. I have been taking adult ballet with Ms Pfeiffer. She teaches the adult level 2/3. Very patient teacher, I've learned a lot from her.

    Each June, there is a chance to participate in the annual recital. Each class performs a dance and has their own costumes. It's really a lot of fun and a great opportunity for students to perform in front of their friends and family. The recital is held at Markham Theatre.

    MSD also runs many workshops/camps. There's special parties and events that kids can participate in as well. Outside of dance, there's some international performing opportunities. Last year (2014), a small group went to Disney to perform at Disneyland. There's also a dance company which performs many shows around the GTA. This year (2015) there is a New York City trip.”

    Adult Student

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

    Former Adult Student

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Former Adult Student

  • “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 our 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


...is committed to offering a dance education which  has a strong technical foundation for all dance styles, is age appropriate and values inclusion, community  & healthy living. Markham School of Dance is committed to teaching students how fun and enjoyable dance and movement can be. Dance values hard work, perseverance and community through our classes and programs. Our teachers strive to help each student work towards their best potential.  

It’s more than just dance…it's where

"Every 'Body' Can Dance"...

...and gain the benefits of dance education, whether they are working towards a professional dance career or they are taking a once a week class.

Our Studio Values:

1 - Inclusion -  Our motto is "Every Body Can Dance". Dance includes everyone of all ages & abilities; judgement free.
2 - Respect - Respect for the dancers, the parents, the teachers, the school, & respect and appreciation for arts.
3 - Community - Our dance school is a community of like minded individuals. We are proud to offer local community performances. 
4 - Family - Our dance studio is our family! We offer family friendly performances including music, costumes and dances, plus we offer family friendly scheduling and monthly payment plans. 
5 - Personal Growth- Our focus is on healthy living & growth as a person and a dancer. 

Join us for our 19th Dance Season in 2019!

Markham School of Dance is a local dance studio in Markham Ontario, Canada, offering a variety of dance classes for pre-school (ages 2+), youth, and teens. 

  • Classes are offered in Classical Ballet Dance,  Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet Classes, Jazz Dance, Tap Dance, Modern Dance, Lyrical Dance,  Contemporary Dance, Acro Dance (Acrobatics), Hip Hop Dance, and Musical Theatre

  • Class placement on age (Show Stars), or ability and level (Dance Intensive)

  • Students benefit from highly trained, Professional, Certified Staff

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

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

  • Family friendly environment with age appropriate costumes, movements and music

  • Annual Recital at the Markham Theatre,  2020 Recitals: Sunday May 31st and Sunday, June 7th

  • Student Dance Company for youth ages 7-18

  • International performance opportunities such as Disney World Florida Summer 2017, New York 2019 and Europe 2021

  • Dance Workshops and Parades

  • Annual Community Dance Mob

  • Conveniently located near Warden and 14th Ave. 

  • Dance Wear available for purchase at the studio for your convenience

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday 3-8pm, 
Saturday 10-3pm

Note: our office hours will change due to holidays and studio schedules. Please contact us by phone to confirm hours of operation.