Dance Ontario Website
A provincial forum with listings for all aspects of dance; provides lists of occasional courses and regular classes offered in a range of styles all over the province, and has the odd listing for other provinces.
Toronto, Dance! Website
A municipal forum with listings for occasional courses and regular classes in dozens of dance forms.
Toronto Dance Classes Website
Search for dance classes in and around Toronto.
Dance Saskatchewan Website
A forum that lists dance sessions offered in most Canadian provinces.
Dance Manitoba Website
Lists dance workshops offered around the province, and offers detailed information about the province’s dance festival.
Dance! Nova Scotia Website
A provincial umbrella organization for all forms of dance that provides lists of teachers and schools by dance form and maritime region.
Many community centres, colleges, and universities offer instruction for children, youth, and adults in many forms of African Canadian dance and other arts. Check in your area for programs or occasional sessions.
Below is a mere sampling of the range of dance schools available across the country.
Maritime Centre for African Dance
2594 Aricola St. Suite 2
Halifax NS B3H 4C6
Classes for all ages.
114 Woodlawn Plaza
Classes in hip hop, jazz, and tap, as well as ballet and modern for all ages.
1-866-326-7883 (toll free)
Lantz Studio: 4 Frederick Allen Drive, Lantz NS. 902-883-2499
Truro Studio: 10 Glenwood Drive, Truro NS. 902-895-2827
Bedford Studio: Suite 2110 - Bedford Place Mall, Bedford NS. 902-835-5025
Clayton Park Studio: 278 Lacewood Drive, Halifax NS. 902-443-6544
Classes in hip hop, urban breakdancing, jazz, and tap, as well as ballet and creative movement for children and adults.
Dance Beat Studio
Falmouth Community Centre: 147 Dyke Road, Falmouth NS B0P 1L0
Hantsport Legion: Main Street, Hantsport NS B0P 1P0
Classes for children and adults in jazz funk, hip hop, tap, jazz, bellydance, etc.
Antigonish Creative Dance Association
PO Box 1045
Antigonish NS B2G 2L6
Non-profit charitable organization; associated with St. FXU. Classes in hip hop, jazz, tap, and several other forms.
Dansexpress Dance Center
RR#5 140 Armstrong Road
Berwick NS B0P 1E0
Kingston Studio: Bridge Street, 902-760-1683
Digby Studio: 109 Montague Row, 902-245-6011
Classes for children and adults in hip hop, jazz, ballet, etc. Summer camps offered.
1019 Roy Ave.
New Minas NS B4N 3R7
Classes for adults and children in funk, hip hop, breakdancing, African, bellydance, jazz, and other forms of dance such as ballet, as well as yoga and pilates; studios in New Minas and Kentville.
185 Commercial St.
Classes in hip hop, street jazz, jazz, tap, and ballet for all ages—programs for babies, children, adults, and seniors.
248 Highway #2
Enfield NS B2T 1C9
Classes in hip hop, jazz, tap, and other forms for all ages. Classes held in Enfield as well as Brookfield.
Belindance Belly Dance Studio
Suite 21A West End Mall
6960 Mumford Road
Halifax NS B3L 4P1
Adult classes in hip hop, jazz, and West African, as well as bellydance and middle eastern dance.
Quebec and Ontario
Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata
4374 Bld. St. Laurent, 3rd Floor
Montreal QC H2W 1Z5
toll free: 1-877-NYATA-08
Classes from the beginner level to advanced, drum and dance summer workshops, and 2-year Professional and Artistic Training Program in African Dance.
24 Mount Royal Ouest #704
Montreal QC H2T 2S2
Classes in breakdancing, house, and jazz, yoga and pilates.
Baobab Tree Drum and Dance Community
99 Fifth Ave. Unit 5 Suite 131
Ottawa ON K1S 5P5
Classes in drumming and dance for children and adults.
The Cultural Arts Studio School of Afro-Caribbean Dance
Classes for all ages, including training for the performance company.
151 Chapel St.
Classes in hip hop and many other dance forms.
DREA Productions Ltd.
132 Pickwick Dr.
Nepean ON K2J 3C7
Offers workshops, classes, and school programs in and around Ottawa.
George Brown College
Casa Loma Campus Building C
Studio B & C Room 129- Lower Level Dance Studios
160 Kendal Avenue
Toronto ON M5R 1M3
Open classes or private lessons in hip hop and street jazz from beginner to advanced; discount offered for students. The school is associated with George Brown Dance and classes are held at George Brown’s professional dance studios.
375 Dovercourt Road
Toronto ON M6J 3E5
Classes in percussion and various forms of dance (African/Caribbean, Jazz, Modern, Capoeira) from beginner to professional, and children’s arts camps and adult’s dance camps offered during the summer. Student co-op opportunities in arts administration, performance and touring management, and professional dance, and an apprenticeship program also available.
Caribbean Folk Performers
416-728-5545 or 905-672-1263
Caribbean dance classes for all ages at Aurora Live Studios, 392 Queen St. East.
COBA: Collective of Black Artists
610 Queen St. West, 2nd Floor
Toronto ON M6J 1E3
Classes for all ages, as well as professional program. Camps offered in summer.
ADE/African Dance Ensemble
304 Assiniboine Road #1601
Toronto ON M3J 1L2
ADE creates instructional/educational workshops for community, arts, and educational groups of any size.
Street Dance Academy
160 Spadina Ave 2nd floor
Toronto ON M5T 2C2
Classes for beginners and intermediates/adults and children in breakdancing, hip hop, liquid, stomp, funkstyles (popping and locking), Afro; camps offered in summer.
436 Brock Ave
Toronto ON M6H 3N3
416-901-1340 or 416-884-8805
Classes in African drumming and dancing for all ages; private lessons; workshops; demonstrations/lectures; choreography instruction; residencies.
DLM Dance Studios
1610 Bloor St. West
Classes in hip hop, jazz, reggae, breakdance, salsa, popping and locking for adults and children.
Instruction in a variety of dance forms, including Ethiopian, Congolese, Belly Dance, and African Fusion (combination of African, Belly, and Hip Hop). Private lessons for individuals up to groups of five, and workshops for large groups. Classes held at a variety of locations in Toronto.
O.I.P. Dance Centre
190 Richmond St. East, 2nd Floor
Toronto ON M5A 1P1
Classes in hip hop, breakdancing, reggae, salsa, tap, jazz, etc. Pre-professional groups for adults and children age 9 and up.
Afro-Caribbean Dance Group
Seneca Village Community Centre
1700 Finch Ave. East
Toronto ON M1V 5A1
Instruction in African and Caribbean dance, drumming, and theatre in both traditional and modern forms for adults and children.
City Dance Corps.
539 King St. West #103
Toronto ON M5V 1M1
Classes for adults and children in hip hop, breakdance, reggaeton, jazz, tap, belly, ballet; summer camps offered.
Superfly Dance Fitness
2 locations in Yonge/Bloor area.
Classes in hip hop, African fusion, etc.
Kaiyotes Dance Inc.
112 Mojave Cr.
Richmond Hill ON
Instruction for adults and children in hip hop, jazz, popping and locking, etc. Locations in Toronto, North York and Markham.
ViBE Dance and Fitness Studio
1450 Clark Ave. West #2-8a
Thornhill ON L4J 7R5
Classes in hip hop, breakdance, tap, jazz, and other dance and fitness forms for adults and children.
Dance Fusion Studio
3785 Kingston Rd. #B1
Scarborough ON M1J 3H4
Recreational and competitive classes in hip hop, tap, breakdance, and ballet for children and youths.
Olympic Stars Dance Academy
7883 Keele St. #9
Vaughan ON L4K 1Y6
Classes in hip hop and breakdancing, as well as other forms.
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James St. South
Hamilton ON L8P 2Z4
Classes in hip hop, jazz, and tap, as well as ballet, modern, etc. for all ages.
Sutherland Studio of Dance
1615 North Routledge Park #30
London ON N6H 5L6
Classes in hip hop and primarily Celtic dance forms for adults and children.
Stoney Brook Dance Company
Clearspring Centre Highway #12
Steinbach MB R5G 1R9
Classes in hip hop, jazz, and tap, as well as ballet and pilates for adults and children. Satellite studios run in other cities around Manitoba.
Rising Star Dance Academy
1600 Regent Avenue W. #10
Winnipeg MB R2C 3B5
Classes for all ages in hip hop, jazz, and tap, as well as other dance forms for children only in recreational and competitive streams.
Cook’s Creek Dance Academy
573 Main St. Box 285
Oakbank MB R0E 1J0
Classes in hip hop, jazz, tap, street jazz, etc. for children and adults.
Royal Dance at the Forks
217 One Forks Market Road
Winnipeg MB R3C 4L9
Classes in hip hop, jazz, tap, and breakdancing as well as ballet, lyrical, and ballroom.
The School of Contemporary Dancers
211 Bannatyne Ave #104
Winnipeg MB R3B 3P2
General and intensive professional programs in hip hop, jazz, tap, breakdancing, African, and global, as well as ballet, etc. Supported financially by various government initiatives.
Winnipeg Dance Force
1783 Plessis Rd. #3
Winnipeg MB R3W 1N3
Classes in jazz, tap, hip hop, etc.
Promenade Dance Academy
Classes in hip hop, jazz, tap, urban styles (popping and locking, breakdance, krumping, etc.) and other forms for all ages.
def SOL Productions
215 2nd Avenue North
Saskatoon SK S7K 2C7
Extensive array of recreational classes, intensive “production” programs, youth camps, and summer programs for adults and children in all forms of street dance, including street hip hop, funk, krump, dancehall, street jazz, bboy, etc. Also has a performing ‘crew.’
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
4th Street S.W. #1514
Calgary AB T2R 0Y4
Classes in hip hop, breakdancing, funk, African, tap, and jazz, as well as ballet, yoga, etc. for adults and children; summer camps also offered.
164A Ave. #10621
Edmonton AB T5X 1X3
Courses and summer programs in hip hop (including breakdancing, funk, locking, house, Afro groove, street jazz, stomp, etc.) for all ages.
10275 Jasper Ave. Suite 4
Edmonton AB T5J 1X9
Afro-Caribbean dance classes and workshops for all ages.
Soul Funktion Dance Studio
1005 Alpha Lake Rd. #8
Whistler BC V0N 1B1
Instruction in breakdancing, hip hop, tap funk, electric boo-ga-loo (popping and locking), as well as jazz, ballet, ballroom, conventional tap, etc. Also teaches DJing. Classes and summer camps for all ages.
Masabo Dance Theatre
40 Sixth Street
New Westminster BC V3L 2Z2
Dance and drumming instruction in private sessions or in classes for beginners and intermediates. Instruction all ages; summer camps for children also offered. Lessons are held in Masabo’s studio, though one instructor also teaches at The Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC V6Z 2W3, tel. 604-713-1800.
Pacific Rim Performing Arts Studio
1835 56th Street #39
Delta BC V4L 2M1
Classes from beginner to professional in street or urban hip hop and tap, as well as jazz, ballet, salsa, and ballroom.
Moondance Dynamic Arts School
P.O. Box 439
Shawnigan Lake BC V0R 2W0
Instruction in traditional West African dance.
Dancing Moon Multicultural Arts Company
301-1821 Cook St.
Instruction in African dance, hip hop, and Afro-belly for children and adults.
Kokoma African Heritage Dance and Drum Ensemble
119 W. Pender #404
Vancouver BC V6B 1S5
Maobong Oku offers classes and workshops for children and adults.
Harbour Dance Centre
927 Granville St. 3rd Floor
Vancouver BC V6Z 1L3
Classes in hip hop, street jazz, tap, and house, as well as ballet, jazz, pilates, yoga, etc. for beginner to professional for mature teenagers and adults; has summer programs.
North Shore Academy of Dancing
175 Fell Ave. Suite 108
North Vancouver BC
Classes for children and adults in hip hop, breakdancing, funk, street jazz, tap, and several other dance forms. Has a performing group; offers summer workshops.
Northern Lights School of Dance
Guild Hall (Porter Creek)
14th Avenue #27
Box 31100 Whitehorse YT Y1A 5P7
Classes in hip hop, jazz, and tap, as well as ballet, flamenco, salsa, and ballroom.
95A Lewis Blvd.
Whitehorse YT Y1A 3J4
Classes in breakdancing, hip hop, jazz, and ballet for children age 18 months and up; performance groups in breakdancing and hip hop.