frequently asked questions
At WSD our Student Dance Curriculum includes: Classical Ballet, Classical Ballet Examinations, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acro, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. Our Adult Curriculum offers Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Hip Hop.
Both Ballet and Jazz are dance forms that balance freedom of movement and expression with attention to technical detail. However, the specific technical requirements and class structure are different between the two disciplines. Ballet is a classical art form practiced to classical music and Jazz is a contemporary art form practiced to contemporary music.
At WSD we teach Vaganova method and follow the syllabus outlined by the Society of Classical Ballet for exam purposes. We also have our own in house syllabus for all levels and disciplines within the School.
WSD has an exclusive school uniform which can be purchased on the premises at The Boutique. The uniform consists of a leotard, tights, optional skirts and sweaters. Members of adult classes are encouraged to wear form fitting clothing that is easy to move in. All classes require footwear specific to the dance discipline. Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop shoes are also available at The Boutique.
At WSD we accept students aged 3 and up. Students must turn three years old by December 31st of the current year. For more information and to register, simply telephone us at 905–851–5511 or drop by and see us. No appointment is necessary.
No. At WSD we believe that the discipline, physicality, and artistry of dance can benefit all people regardless of prepossessed skills or abilities.
Similar to academic schools, our classes run from September to May. Thus, the curriculum for each level is based on 9 months of study. Late registration is considered on an individual basis. Summer classes and workshops are available.
Students are assigned to levels according to their ability, age, prior dance training, and individual assessment by a qualified WSD faculty member.
At WSD we do not participate in dance competitions as we choose to focus our time and energy on the values of personal enjoyment, individual achievement, and artistic integrity. We do believe, however, that performance is a valuable and essential part of a dancer’s training and so in the Spring we put on Gala Performances where our students have the opportunity to show their talents and achievements.
For tuition purposes, the year is divided up into four payment terms – fall 1, fall 2, winter, and spring. The fees per term are dependent on several factors including: number of classes registered in per week, duration of the class, and program of study. There may be additional costume and exam fees if applicable.
“My daughter loves going to dance. The school is disciplined and fun at the same time.”
“If you are not interested in competition but still want a quality dance education this is the place.”
“With ITP/PPP, my girls have the chance to strive for high standards and goals without the competitive nature.”
“The teachers that have been with the studio for many years and are a wonderful group who worked very well together.”
“Great learning environment; professional yet empathetic and understanding; wonderful performances.”
“High Standards and discipline, and dedicated teachers.”
“Very professional, excellent technique, beautiful recitals, I enjoy the non competitive environment.”