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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The Dance Institute, Markham

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

The Dance Institute

There are no prerequisites. Anyone can learn dance. No matter what age, no matter what dance experience, your child will find whatever joy and challenge they desire.

Some of our TDI graduates have pursued a professional dance career but most graduate with the sense of accomplishment, self confidence & discipline that helps them stand out in whatever endeavour they pursue. We are very proud of them all. Most recently graduates have been accepted to the Ryerson university dance program. 


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.



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.



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.


Competitive Dance Classes

TDI offers competitive training options to let students be as
competitive as they want:
• Part-time….approx 3-5 hours per week (2-3
• Full-time…..approx 10-12 hours per week

Recreational Dance Classes

Most young dancers come to TDI for fun, friendship and
to experiment with dance. They love the attention and inviting attitude
of the staff. A year end performance at Markham Theater
displaying accomplishment and pride is the highlight for our dancers.

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.



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.

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