The Leslieville School of Dance

The Leslieville School of Dance offers a thorough and thoughtful dance education in a creative and nurturing environment. Director Kristen Dennis is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School and a former professional dancer of the National Ballet, Alberta Ballet and Ballet British Columbia.

Over the years Kristen has trained in many dance disciplines including ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, character and flamenco. She has travelled the world training and performing, is certified through the Imperial Society of Teachers in Dance, and has nearly two decades of dance teaching experience.

Whether you seek recreational classes or more structured training, the Leslieville School of Dance has something for everyone in the Leslieville and East York communities. Classes run weekly in East Toronto for students aged 20 months to adult.

The primary concern at our studio is the growth of your children, not only in dance but in life. It is an incredible process to watch your child come out of their shell, to see their confidence bloom and the effect that this has on their interaction with the world.

Class sizes are kept small so that each child receives a high level of individual attention. We emphasize positive body image and encourage attaining personal bests. Our instructors have been carefully selected for not only their professional training and industry experience, but also for their temperament, patience and ability to inspire children and adults alike. Every staff member at our studio is truly a great role model for their students.

From The National Ballet of Canada, the prestigious Ryerson University Dance Program, the Royal Danish Ballet, Petrouchka School of Ballet, and the renowned Deborah Colker Centre of Movement to name only a few, our educators are of the highest calibre. With their help, we customize our curriculum to be above and beyond the traditional RAD standard.

Our school offers a boutique-style setting, with studio viewing windows, professionally sprung dance floors, loads of natural light, and a comfortable waiting area. Our convenient location offers ample parking nearby and is in close proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, and coffee shops.

Serving East Toronto families for more than five years, join our community to see why the Leslieville School of Dance should be your first choice of neighbourhood dance schools.