Live Song & Dance

Dance and Play is an exciting way for you and your child to enter the dance world and join the TDC family!


The Dance and Play class is for your 3 year old dancer. The class begins in September and wraps up at the end of April. It is a beautiful start to dance as thru Dance and Play the students get a feel for the studio, music and the movement of dance once a week in a 30 minute class.


The Dance and Play class requires in studio participation only as this group of students will not compete in Dance Experience or participate in Recital. 


Acro Dance

​​Jazz

Jazz is an athletic style of dance that provides strength and flexibility training for a dancer. 


TDC teaches The Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) syllabus with the option of taking exams.


Ballet is necessary foundation for jazz and becomes a pre-requisite at the junior age level of dance at TDC. 

Class/Genre explanations

Dance and Play: Age 3 - 30 minutes classes

(this time slot allows for 5mins to help the little dancers in and out of class)

Tiny Tots & Tiny Tap: Age 4 - 30 minute classes

(this time slot allows for 5mins to help the little dancers in and out of class)

Beginner Dancers: Age 5 & 6 - 30 minute classes

(this time slot allows for 5mins to help the little dancers in and out of class)

Primary Dancers: Age 7 & 8 - 45 minute classes


Junior Dancers: Age 9 & 10 - 45 minute classes


Intermediate A Dancers: Age 11 & 12 - 45 minute classes


Intermediate B Dancers: Age 13 & 14 - 45 minute classes


Senior Dancers: Age 15 thru 18 - 45 minute  classes

Strength & Conditioning

Live Song and Dance is a theatrical performance class combining singing and dancing. Ages 10 and up

Modern dance is an interpretive style of dance best described as a contemporary and theatrical dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.


Ballet is necessary foundation for modern and becomes a pre-requisite at the junior age level of dance at TDC. 

Tap is a fun and exciting form of dance where your feet make the music! This genre provides dancers with a strong sense of musicality and rhythm. 


TDC teaches The Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) Syllabus with the option of taking exams. 


It is recommended that students start tap at a young age to learn the skills. Our studio does not accept new tap students over the age of 12.

Ballet is the foundation of all dance. Through ballet dancers learn poise, grace, self-confidence and a self-discipline that they carry throughout all dance and into life.


The Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) Syllabus is taught at TDC with the option of taking exams. R.A.D. provides students with a sound knowledge of ballet steps, emphasizes a high standard of performance and encourages a love for dance and the art of movement. 


Dancers who already take a regular ballet class and ballet exam class can progress toward pointe work at the appropriate level. 

Arco Dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. 
We are very fortune to have two of our own Teachers, Dana Mutimer and Chelsea Edwards CDTA certified in Acro Dance!

Arco Dance is offered to all dancers aged 5 and up via class group options.

NEW: Recreational Jazz & Hip Hop 

Age Groups & time Length:

​​Modern

​​Tap

Never miss a chance to dance

Classes offered at TDC

​​Ballet/Pointe

Tisdale Dance Centre

Lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques as it is "cousin" to those styles. 


Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions. 


Ballet is necessary foundation for lyrical and becomes a pre-requisite at the junior age level of dance at TDC. ​​

classes available to you:

Tisdale Dance Centre offers classes in 8 different genres of dance under the extremely qualified instruction of Dana Mutimer (Instructor & Artistic Director), Chelsea Edwards (Instructor) and Sarah Chalus (Instructor). 


The genres of dance that TDC offers are: Arco, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Pointe, Song and Dance and Strength & Conditioning.


TDC is also a CDTA and RAD qualified studio offering exams in Jazz, Tap and Ballet and Acro.

Dance and Play

​Lyrical

​​Hip Hop

Strength & Conditiong class is the perfect environment for a dancer to be nurtured to grow as a dancer as the class focuses on turnout, flexibility and strength which in turn aids and fosters all dance disciplines.


TDC offers the S&C class for those dancers beginner age and up as the schedule allows. 


We are very excited to be able to offer a Recreational Jazz & Hip Hop Class!

This class will take place at the studio once a week and alternate between and Jazz and Hip Hop Styles.


There will be no competition attended or costumes required.

Dance attire will be comfort clothing (whatever is easy for the dancer to move in) as well as jazz shoes and indoor runners. 


This will be a low key 30 minute dance class taught by our head instructors for students aged 10 and up!


​Hip-hop is a popular style of dance that refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture.


Hip Hop students learn a funky style of dance of which incorporates a wide range of styles including breaking, locking, popping, levels and tricks.  

Dance and Play: Movement thru music


Boys Hip Hop: Boys ages 6-10 


Arco Dance: Acrobatics married with Classical Dance


Live Song and Dance: a theatrical performance combining singing and dancing. Ages 10 and up


Tiny Tots: Ballet (tiny tots), Tap (tiny tap)


Beginner Dancers: Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop


Primary Dancers: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Strength & Conditioning


Junior Dancers: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Strength & Conditioning


Intermediate A Dancers: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Pointe (invited class), Strength & Conditioning


Intermediate B Dancers: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Pointe (invited class), Strength & Conditioning


Senior Dancers: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Pointe (invited class), Strength & Conditioning