Learn to Dance from the Comfort of Your Home
Markham School of Dance provides online ballet and hip hop dance classes
for children from ages 3 to Grade SK.
The benefits of joining our online dance program are:
Physical Fitness - children need to have physical activity and what better way to do so then to DANCE
Creativity - our developmentally appropriate dance curriculum uses imagination and play to learn movement skills and to encourage students to express themselves
Terminology - students not only learn the creative aspect of dance but will learn proper dance terminology along with creative imagery
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! - ballet dancing is fun and the Twinkle Star dance curriculum puts the fun in every class.
Next Trial Date:
Saturday, May 22nd
at 9:00am EST
Register Below and Join the Fun!
What is included in the dance program?
- Weekly live online classes in ballet and hip hop from the comfort of your home
- Access to pre-recorded ballet dance practice videos with our qualified staff
- Dance training based on internationally recognized curriculum
- Focus on skill building with fun choreography
- New theme every month
- Each class will consist of a warm up, stretches, skill building, choreography and dance /movement games.
- Dance Activity Sheets and Colouring Pages
- Monthly Online Dance Party!
Students will learn with pre-recorded and live teacher led online zoom classes. Classes focus on skill building and choreography. Each month classes will follow a cohesive theme as students delve into the wonderful world of dance.
Markham School of Dance was established in October 2001. Offering dance classes including 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 and Competition Team, Performing Arts program for Musical Theatre, Music and Art. We also have an International Performance Program which we offer every 2-3 years giving students the opportunity to perform internationally.
Live Classes with Teacher Feedback
The staff includes Miss Jessica, Miss Evi, and Miss Asha. All have extensive backgrounds in dance and either hold a certification with various dance associations or are currently being mentored in the specialized Twinkle Star 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.
In Studio and On Stage Student Photos from 2019
Who is this program suitable for?
- Children ages 3 and their parents
- Children in Grades JK and SK
- All Parents who want their child to develop a love of movement and dance
Register for a Trial Class
If you would like to experience our online program 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 ages 3 to Grade SK. We recommend parents dancing with all students ages JK and under. If you are looking for classes for School Grades 1 to 12 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.
My Child is in SK can they join the Grade 1 and up 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.