THE DANCE INSTITUTE

Serving Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill  area, ages 3-17.

We specialize in  Ballet and Pointe (Cecchetti Method),  Hip Hop,  Jazz,  Musical Theatre,  Lyrical,  Tap,  Acro and Contemporary.

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CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 competitive
team for achieving FIRST OVERALL at all our age levels!

Our Competitive Program is designed to teach more
than just dance technique training, we are committed
in pulling out the best qualities in each and every student whilst helping them find their creative and artistic voice alongside delivering the valuable life skills that are found within dance. Join our dance family - find your voice - discover your art.

TDI offers competitive
training options to let students be as competitive as they want

Part-time….approx 3-5 hours per week (2-3 classes)
Full-time…..approx 10-12 hours per week

Some of our TDI graduates are now attending Professional Dance Programs at Ryerson & York Universities.

Qualifications

To join the TDI Competitive Dance Company, dancers are invited to the Company OR chosen through audition by the Director and Faculty members.
Note: Most of our competitive students sprouted from the TDI recreational program.

“NEW DANCER” AUDITIONS FOR THE 2018/2019 COMPETITIVE DANCE COMPANY to be held:

MONDAY AUGUST 20 THRU FRIDAY AUGUST 24

( Please email or call if you are interested)

TDI’s Different Approach

TDI ‘s faculty boasts an enviable list of professional dancers and choreographers that not only provide the latest in technical instruction but also inspire our young students to a new level of dance.

Beyond developing a strong technical base, we teach our competitive dancers how to tell a story through expressive dance movement. This is the ultimate in dance performance, engaging the audience in an emotive response to your work.

Guest Choreographers

Talented teachers improve technique but we understand that amazing choreography wins awards. TDI invites some of Toronto’s finest choreographers to augment our own talented team. The sophistication, intricacy and emotive expression of our competitive dance numbers is highly recognized and awarded accordingly.

Our Competitive Classes

Match your child’s talents with our competitive dance class options. Come out and TRY A CLASS FOR FREE! Simply pre-register or call us @ 905 472 4443 so our Director, Sharon Mehaffey, can arrange to be there to help you.

Registration

Help us to help you by indicating the dance styles of interest and your child’s dance history on our Query Form. This is not a commitment, simply your request for information and we will respond with recommended classes as soon as possible.

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I just wanted to take the time to send you off this short note regarding The Dance Institute and our experiences thus far. We have been a part of the TDI family for the past six years. Both of our daughters, Taylor and Chloe started in the recreational program and over the years have now moved into the competitive dance program. We decided to join the TDI program because it was a very friendly and family oriented dance school. Our kids have always been encouraged and supported during their time at the institute. Dancing has brought discipline, strength and confidence to both our children. The staff of teachers/instructors at The Dance Institute has been extremely talented and knowledgeable in the latest dance techniques. We look forward to another successful 2009-2010 dance season. Thank you.

ELAINE & SCOTT E.

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My daughters have been a part of the TDI family for almost 10 years now. We call it the “TDI family” because this wonderful dance school has indeed become a second home for my daughters. While TDI offers all the benefits of the larger professional dance schools, with highly qualified and skilled dance instructors offering a wide array dance techniques, we especially love the school because it allows us the scheduling flexibility as well as the opportunity for the girls to learn in the intimacy of a smaller dance school environment.

JACKIE M.

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My daughter is beginning her 9th year at TDI and my son is beginning his 3rd. The TDI staff is extremely qualified and professional, always making sure the kids are learning, growing, and most important...having fun. Being a part of TDI means more than just belonging to a dance studio...we're a part of a dance family.

SHARI B.

Award winning programs

TDI ‘s faculty boasts an enviable list of professional dancers
and choreographers that not only provide the latest in technical instruction
but also inspire our young students to a new level
of dance. Beyond developing a strong technical base, we teach our competitive dancers how to tell a story through expressive dance movement. This is the ultimate in dance performance, engaging the audience in an emotive response to your work.

Experienced instructors

Talented teachers improve technique but we understand that amazing choreography
wins awards. TDI invites some of Toronto’s finest choreographers to augment
our own talented team. The sophistication, intricacy and emotive expression
of our competitive dance numbers is highly recognized and awarded accordingly.

TDI DANCE SCHOOL

TRAIN YOUR SKILLS TO THE MAX

For 25 years, The Dance Institute (TDI) has proudly provided a school for dancing that maintains a friendly, family atmosphere while still being passionate about the quality of instruction in our dance classes and the overall dance experience for our patrons.