Learn How to Dance Online
Markham School of Dance and Performing Arts provides online dance classes for children from Grades 1-12.
What are the benefits of joining our online dance program?
Physical Fitness - children need to have physical activity and what better way to do so then to DANCE
Creativity - our developmentally appropriate dance curriculum teaches movement skills and encourages students to express themselves
Skill Building - each day students learn new dance movement skills that are fun and progressive
Confidence - dance builds confidence, as the act of dancing and repetition of moves becomes more familiar students build confidence in their movements and expressions
FUN! - dancing is fun and our dance curriculum puts the fun in every class.
Our Next Trial Date is:
Saturday, May 22nd
Register Below and Join the Fun!
What is included in the online dance program?
- Live online classes from the comfort of your home
- Unlimited weekly classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre
- Fun monthly themes
- Focus on skill building with fun choreography
- Each class will consist of a warm up, stretches, skill building and choreography
- Dance Activity Sheets and Colouring Pages
- Access to pre-recorded dance practice videos with our staff
- Monthly dance parties and more!
Classes focus on skill building and choreography. Students will learn different choreographies as they delve into the wonderful world of dance.
Live Online Classes with Teacher Feedback
The staff includes Jessica, Asha, Christie, Corey and James. All have extensive backgrounds in dance and either hold a certification with various dance associations, a degree in Dance or Musical Theatre or are currently being mentored in the specialized teacher training program. Many staff have grown up at the studio so they know and have lived the studio motto “Every ‘Body’ Can Dance”.
The teachers goal is to bring the love of dance into their classrooms to encourage, inspire and educate students in this new world of online learning.
Students Practicing at Home
Classes incude Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre
You can connect with an I Pad
Cast it to your TV
Or Join from a Laptop
Markham School of Dance was established in October 2001. Offering dance classes as well as examination programs in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. We have trained over 10,000 students in the Markham area 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 Training. We also have an International Performance Program which we offer every 2-3 years giving students the opportunity to perform internationally.
Who is this program suitable for?
- Children in School Grades 1-12 who love to dance
- If you have a child in Grades SK or below please Click Here
- Parents who want online dance options for their children
- All Parents who want their child to develop a love of movement and dance
Register for an Online Trial Class
To join the online trial please enter your details below.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:
Are these online classes going to be offered in person?
No, these classes are a separate program from our in-person classes. These classes are only offered online.
How old do you have to be to join?
Classes are offered for Grades 1-12. If you are interested in classes for ages 3 to Grade SK please click here.
What is the best way to join the class?
Classes can be joined from any device. Students can join from a Computer, a Tablet or a Phone. You can also cast or connect to your device to your TV.
When is the best time to start dancing?
You can start dancing at anytime! The classes are set up in monthly themes and skill building and each class includes a new choreography each month. So it is suitable to join at anytime.
Do you need to have any special dancewear or clothing?
No, we recommend wearing something comfortable and easy to move in. For footwear, please select something that is suitable for your flooring and not slippery; you can dance barefoot, in socks, running shoes or dance shoes if you have them.
Is there any equipment required?
You will require a device to connect to the class. For Ballet for Grades 1 and up we recommend a sturdy chair or table that students can use for a ballet barre.
What platform do students use to join the class.
The classes are hosted through Zoom.
Do you have to live in the Markham Area to take classes?
No. The great thing about online classes is that all you need is a computer to join! These classes are online only so you can join from any device and any location.
My child is in SK can they join the Grade 1 class?
Students in SK would only be eligible for the Twinkle Stars program until the school year is over (after June). The Grade 1 program is for grades 1-3 so even though you may be joining in the spring, there are students up to age 9 in the Grade 1-3. Especially if you are joining the program late in the year such as April, May or June, please stay with your child's current school grade until the summer.