Durham School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

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The Durham School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance is a new and innovative performing arts organization in the GTA east, whose aim is to help students to discover passion for dance while guiding them towards their full artistic potential.

We are an award winning studio, achieving the highest awards in choreography throughout Ontario and The United States. 

In just our third season as of 2016, we are proud to announce that 9 of our students have been accepted into The Joffrey Ballet School and 5 students into Alvin Ailey in New York City.

Dance is an Art form that requires extensive post-secondary training and years of experience  in order to be taught at the highest level, at DSBCD we pride ourselves in being able to offer our community the highest level of training with leading professionals in the industry.

We offer Recreational, Part-time Competitive, Full-time Competitive and Pre-professional Programs

Exceptional training in ALL genres of dance
• R.A.D Ballet
• Contemporary
• Modern
• Jazz
• Acro
• Tap
• Hip-hop
• Musical Theatre
• Vocal training


We offer classes for ages 2 – 18 years old and take pride in providing different classes for different levels of commitment.

Whether you are a beginner and want to study recreationally, a serious student looking to pursue an Elite Competitive Program or a dancer preparing for University auditions – we have a program for you.

In addition to our faculty, we believe in bringing in leading guest teachers and choreographers to compliment our students training. Versatility is a vital component of success in a student’s training, and we believe in exposing our students to as many different artistic perspectives as possible.

DSBCD believes that a solid and strong foundation in ballet and contemporary dance allows for students to reach heightened levels of excellence in all genres of dance. High levels of achieved ballet and modern technique allows students to have an added advantage in pursuing training in all genres of dance.

In addition to our competitive season, we believe in placing great value on performance opportunities. With our established relationships with schools and organizations in Toronto and New York City, we are looking forward to creating unique situations to further broaden our students perspective in the global dance community.

The DSBCD Youth company has recently performed at The Surrender Gala, The Regent Theatre for Project Brave, Durham DayTime TV, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Moving Traffic: Healing in motion and The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival.


We understand that not every student plans to pursue a professional career; however we believe that the discipline, strength and creativity instilled by the study of dance prepares students to succeed in any field they choose.

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