Markham School of Dance was established in October 2001. Offering dance classes including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. We also teach performing arts in acting and vocal training.

We have trained over 10,000 students and trained many students for obtaining their teachers certifications with various dance associations. We offer 5 main programs: Twinkle Stars Dance for ages 2-5, Show Stars Recreational Dance for Grades 1-12, Dance Intensive Examination program for Grades 1-12, Dance Company - Performance Team, Performing Arts program for Musical Theatre, acting and vocal. We offer an International Performance Program every 2-3 years giving students the opportunity to perform internationally.

Our dance school values: family, community, inclusion, respect and personal growth

We want to be sure that students develop their dance skills and have lots of fun doing it. Our goal is that all students will leave their classes with a smile! Students

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Mission Statement

MSD is committed to offering a dance education which  has a strong technical foundation for all dance styles, is age appropriate and values inclusion & healthy living. MSD is committed to showing the value of hard work, perseverance and community through our classes and programs and our teachers strive to help each student work towards their best potential.  

It’s more than just dance…

Vision Statement

Where "Every Body can Dance" and gain the benefits of dance education, whether they are taking an intensive examination program or a once a week class.

Values

Inclusion: Our motto is "Every Body Can Dance". Dance includes everyone of all ages & abilities; judgement free.

Respect: Respect for the dancers, the parents, the teachers, the school, & respect and appreciation for arts.

Dance Community: Our dance school is a community of like minded individuals. We are proud to offer local community performances. 

Family: Our dance studio is our family! We offer family friendly performances including age appropriate music, costumes and dances, plus we offer family friendly scheduling and monthly payment plans. 

Personal Growth: Our focus is on healthy living & growth as a person and a dancer. 


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  • Students benefit from highly trained, Professional, Certified Staff
  • Classes structured to include warm up, technique, and choreography with every class
  • Class placement on age or ability and level of dance
  •  Progressive Class Curriculum
  •  Dance Examinations in: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Modern through the dance intensive program.
  • Age Appropriate costumes, movements and music
  • Teacher Training Programs
  • Annual Recital at the Markham Theatre
  • Professional sprung dance floors
  • Family, friendly environment
  • Student dance company for youth ages 7-18
  • International performance opportunities
  • Dance Workshops and Parades

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.