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2 NEW HIP-HOP CLASSES (ages 8 to 10 yrs)

BreakdancerArtists’ Play Dance has been teaching dance to the Riverdale/Leslieville are for over the past 12 years. We take pride in teaching high quality dance classes that are fun! As the genre of Hip-Hop becomes more diverse so do our classes. This year, we are adding 2 new classes of Hip-Hop 3.

1) Hip-Hop 3 : Breakdancing (8 to 10 yrs) on Mondays at 6:30pm to 7:30pm w/ Jason Cozmic Yorke. This will allow our younger students to get a more in-depth training in the techniques of breakdancing. Cozmic has been a great addition to our our team and we are happy to have him back!

2) Hip-Hop 3: Groove Class (8 to 10 yrs) on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm w/ Caitlin Thrasher. We are excited to have Caitlin Thrasher teach this class as she has been part of Artists’ Play Faculty for the past 3 years. Your child will have fun dancing to popular Hip-Hop songs and learn fun and age appropriate moves just like the dance videos!

We are happy to help your child find the class most suitable for them. Both are fun and if its a matter of timing and you are already enrolled in Monday then we are all set!

For more about our Hip-Hop Classes visit:

After school Ukulele Program

Ukulele Class @ Artists' PlayEvery Friday starting Feb 5th 2016

Artists’ Play After School programs everyday, now introducing…Friday Ukulele!

A playful and thoughtful after school dance program, Artists’ Play and On the Off Beat have teamed up to bring after school Ukulele classes!
Having teamed up last summer with a Musical Theatre camp both schools are thrilled to be offering more variety of arts in one program.

Artists Play offers a variety of dance classes every day of the week from ages 2 to adult! After school walking can be integrated into any of our year long classes which culminate in a year end show. After school dance club is held all year with the ability to do as many days or weeks as needed. Session classes must be for the term or the year.

Where: Artists’ Play School of Dance
Pick up: At your child’s school!
Address of Dance school: 401 Logan, unit 103 (corner of Dundas and Logan)

Cost: $20.75/day

How to sign up? Email us: dance [at]

P.A. Day Camp January 22nd

FRIDAY FLYDAY! And Teddy Bear Picnic for the little ones!

Friday January 22nd from 9am to 4pm – Before and after care is available

This is a dance day with arts and crafts, games and different styles of dance for all ages.
Hip hop styles with Breakdance and top rock, ballet and jazz with journey learning for the little ones and technical skills for the older ones. Everyone will be learning fun new moves! The day is filled with team work, creative fun and making cool art!

Cost: $72
Register here:

In-Studio Showings 2015

Hello Everyone,

We are getting close to that time again, it is almost time for In-Studio Showings.

The Scheduling is as follows:

Monday December 7th to Saturday December 12th: Studios A & C

Monday December 14th to Saturday December 19th: Studio B.

A more detailed schedule will be emailed to the parents.

About In-Studio Showings:

In-studio Showings are a chance for friends and family to see what the students are working on during class. All classes will be during class time and will be a mix of showing off skills, technique, some tricks and little dance. With a little time for hot chocolate and cookies.

Please let us know if you can’t make the scheduled in-studio. We can make arrangements for you to observe the class on a different day.

New Adult Dance Classes

Your first dance class is Monday October 19th! Come dance with us!

Beginner Hip-Hop
Monday 7:30pm to 8:30pm
w/ Jason Vanstone

Using Hip-Hop dance styles this class will boost your stamina and core strength. This high energy class will get you moving. Fun & Easy dance combinations are taught after a uplifting workout. Class is open to all levels!

Adult Bellydance fitness

Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm
w/ Caitlin Thrasher

Get your hips moving with a sassy style.

Adult Ballroom dance
Thursdays at 7:30pm to 8:30pm
w/ Christohpher Sawchyn

Introduce yourself into the world of dance as communication.

Adult Lyrical Jazz with conditioning
w/ Jennifer Robichaud
Saturdays at 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Class starts with conditioning to strengthen and tone, lengthen and stretch.
Combinations are lyrical and contemporary styles which bring out your flare.


Youth Company Auditions

Youth Company audition dates:

Due to scheduling we are moving youth company auditions to:

Wednesday October 21st from 7:30pm to 9pm.

What do you need to know to be ready for them?

Who Can Audition?

Student of Artists’ Play ages 11 & up.
Presently taking at least one ballet class a week and one other class
They must show commitment, 3 years of previous training in ballet or jazz and a passion for dance.

What day should my child audition for?
If it is their first year auditioning they should be auditioning for the Wednesday Performance company. All final placements are based off the audition (regardless of the day they auditioned)

Do I need to prepare anything?

You do not need to prepare anything, but please come ready to dance. Bring all of your dance shoes and show that you are ready to work hard and have fun.

For more information about youth company visit here:

Pictures are in

Each year we hire the wonderful Kathryn Palmateer to photograph our shows. There are many wonderful shots from this year!
PASSWORD: artistsplay

If you would like to order downloads, please email: kathryn [at]

Subject: Artists’ Play May 25th and the DSC___.jpg number shown below the gallery image.

Downloads available for purchase until: JULY 10th, 2014

PRICING Digital Download per file – $7.00 +hst *payable by Email Money Transfer or cheque.

2015/2016 Registration is now open

Hello our wonderful dancers and families of dancers!

Thank you for an amazing year full of inspiration and growth. We saw much dedication, perseverance and a lot of positive attitude this year.

We are looking forward to more next year and throughout the summer months. Our Dance Intensive (11 yrs & up) is looking amazing with teachers such as Cosmic for Hip Hop and breaking, Bluebird Variation for ballerinas, intense training on jumps and turns with Dana Bondy and more!!

Summer fun with our dance performance camp for all ages and opportunities for counsellor in training for our youth. Dance, arts and crafts, storytelling, outside play and field trips!

Registration is now open for our 2015/2016 season!
If you are not sure which class your child should go to please call or email.

Youth Performance Company Show

When: 3:30pm on Saturday March 28th, 2015

Where: DanceMakers Centre for Creation
Distillery District – 9 Trinity Street, studio 313

*Seating is Limited get your tickets in advance
$10 in advance (Eventbrite) –
$15 at the door (Cash only)

12 young dancers make up the junior and senior companies set to perform pieces which have been created for them by professional choreographers. This years choreographers are Caroline Nicolas-Gordan, Lucy Rupert, Allen Keaja and Stephen Findlay. These companies have been developed by Elizabeth Dawn Snell specifically to challenge Artists’ Play’s serious students and to expose them to different styles of choreography. These young dancers have incredible opportunities to work with respected and well known local and international choreographers.

We will be showcasing solos by these and other students who will be dancing at the Kiwanis Festival in April.

See you at the show,