Providing dance classes to the Leslieville, Riverdale and Riverside communities since 2004, Artists’ Play school of dance focuses on proper dance technique and the fostering of creativity. We offer professional dance lessons in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, aerial silks and creative movement. All our instructors are professionally-trained dance and aerial artists working actively in Toronto.


At Artists’ Play, children and youth are respected as creative beings and are taught in a joyful atmosphere as they work toward technical excellence. Through weekly classes they acquire healthy body image, leadership qualities, the ability to take direction, teamwork, and respect for themselves and their peers. As well, two main performances per year provide children with valuable performance and life skills.

Artists’ Play is also proud to have a repertoire of dynamic performance projects under the direction of Elizabeth Dawn Snell.

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“To communicate with the audience is the essence of performance. One can more clearly achieve this with technical and creative excellence”

– Elizabeth Dawn Snell,
Artistic Director of Artists’ Play