Programs

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Dance is the best exercise for both your body and your mind. Being a cognitive AND physical activity, it reduces the risk of many health problems by improving flexibility, strength, endurance, and memory as well as giving you a sense of well-being.

Recreational Program

This program is designed for beginners aged 2.5 years and up to realize the benefits of dance in a casual, creative and non-competitive environment. This program offers a wide variety of classes: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. Recreational classes are geared towards fun, fitness and creativity.

Part-Time Competitive

This program is for students who enjoy and thrive in a competitive environment with part time availability. Students have a chance to be part of the exciting competitive world of dance are exposed to different styles and choreographers. A part-time competitive program provides students with well rounded dance training and consists of Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop.

Full-time Competitive

This program provides dancers with full training (9 hours and up per week) and prepares them for the professional world of dance. Competitive training includes: Ballet, Pointe, Adagio/Partnering, Jazz Technique, Stretch/Body Conditioning, Contemporary, Tap, Acro, Lyrical and Hip Hop. It is available by audition only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your dance instructors trained? Yes! We train and carefully screen and select our faculty. In Ontario, Canada there is no licence for dance teachers and anyone can open up a dance studio. This is why it is very important to really get to know your instructors and your studio. Reputation and word of mouth is your best guide. Most dance teachers will gladly share their bios and dance experience with you and many have videos where you can see their work. You are always welcome to observe a class. Just remember to ask the front desk first and not stop teachers in the middle or between classes.
How will I know how my child is progressing? We believe in open communication with all of our clients. You can always book an appointment with any instructor to discuss your child’s progress. We can talk on the phone or email, whatever works best for you.
What type of floor do you have? We have wood top raised sprung floor in 4 studios and a marley dance floor in 1. This way you have proper support for all dance styles (marley is not great for Tap but is much preferred for pointe work)
Floor is VERY important. Community centers do not have sprung floors as they are mostly used for sports that require supportive foot ware. Dance foot ware does not have much support that’s why a good floor is a must! Jumps and leaps can be very damaging on your joints. We do not recommend signing up your child for dance at a place without proper flooring.
Can I see what my child is doing in class?  Can I watch my child dance? Yes! We have closed circuit video monitor in our lobby where you can observe all classes. We also have a special viewing week where parents are allowed inside the classroom.

My 11 year old daughter Marlee has been a part of Vlad's Part Time Competitive team for 2 years.During that time, she has gown up immensely as a dancer, been exposed to the benefit of working within a team environment and has been supported to challenge herself in ways that have built her self esteem, athlethicism and grace. She has been taught discipline and tenacity in a fun and safe environment and I never have to encourage her to go to class; she is super excited when it's a 'dance day'. Thank you to Vlad's amazing teachers for a fantastic experience

Lori Schwartz

Thank you also for pulling us aside when we needed encouragement. We appreciate your sensitivity to kids' feelings and insecurities, and ours of feeling lost and unfamiliar. You all seem to really care about helping our kids succeed, in a healthy, human way, despite all the incredible pressures

My husband and I are so happy with the creativity, discipline, fun and caring that Julianne is experiencing thru Vlad's. She is fit, healthy, and is even more confident and socially thriving due to the nurturing environment here. She calls all her teachers 'dance mom's, dad's and uncles'. She looks up to the juniors and seniors, who know her by name and hang out with them in the hallway and change rooms. Her own group gets along well and always linger together after classes. We call VDC our kids country club