Markham School of Dance & Performing Arts

Register for our Online or In-Person Dance Classes Today - Starting September 14!

Contact our remote office by phone or e-mail - Monday to Friday from 1-6pm or Saturday and Sunday from 10-2. 

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Fall Registration Has Begun!

New Fall Programs begin September 14th. Choose from in-person or online options. 

Graduated Back 2 Dance:
Select in person programs start as of September 14th. More in person programs will be added as we roll out our graduated Back 2 Dance program. 

  • Online Options including Evening and Daytime Classes
  • In Person Classes & Dance Exams including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Hip Hop
  • NEW 3 in 1 Sundays! Music, Art and Dance Program
  • Dance Company: Performance & Competition Team
  • Musical Theatre Program: Acting, Singing and Dance

Select your childs age or school grade from the boxes below. 

We Have Moved!

50 McIntosh Dr. Unit 115,
Markham, ON, L3R 9T3

Program Information- Select Your Child's Age or Grade from Below

See what classes and camps are offered for your child's age and school level below. Or Select from the program in the menu above for more details on our programs and classes. 

Twinkle Stars
Ages 2 to Grade SK

Join the online classes or in-person

Twinkle Stars - In Person 

Twinkle Stars - Online 

Show Stars
Classes Grades 1-12

Join the online classes or in-person

Show Stars - In Person

Show Stars - Online

Dance Intensive
In-Person /Hybrid/ Online

For Grades 1-12


NEW! In Person Arts Union

3 in 1 Sunday Arts Classes
Ages 3 and up

Arts Union - In Person

Dance Company

Performance & Competition Team

Dance Company

Musical Theatre

Join an in person or online
Musical Production for Grades 1 -12

MUSICAL THEATRE - Online or In Person

Back to Dance Starts September 14th - Safety First! 

We know that your child cannot wait to get "back to normal" and start dancing again. But we also know that their health is the most important thing to consider.  At MSD we implemented a comprehensive safety first plan including additional cleaning, disinfectant sprays, hand santizing, small class sizes, contact tracing, cohorting and more! Click below to see what we are doing to keep all of our dancers and staff safe!

Click Here to Learn More
about our Safety First - Covid Dance Protocols

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  • 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

MARKHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE... 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 20th Dance Season in 2021!

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), 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)

  • Small class sizes 
  • 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 (RAD), Jazz, Tap, and Modern (BATD)

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

  • Annual Recital at the Markham Theatre

  • Student Dance Company (Performance and Competition Team) for youth ages 6-18

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

  • Dance Workshops and Parades

  • Annual Community Dance Mob

  • Conveniently located near Woodbine and Hwy 7. 

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.