We Are Dedicated To Our Dancers, Musicians & Families

Simply put, we thrive on making CDM the most complete and trusted Dance & Music School in North York.

At CDM Dance & Music, we are committed to nurturing and encouraging the appreciation, education and love for the performing arts. We are a diverse, family-friendly and community-driven environment that is aimed at creating and inspiring young artists of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Through dance and music, we aim to foster the discovery of life’s lessons and life’s journey to be the best version of ourselves possible.

We’d love to show you our space so you can get a feel for the friendly and welcoming atmosphere at CDM. We have built an environment that cultivates the very best in dance and music instruction.

Please contact us to arrange for a studio walkthrough with one of our team members.

We have built an environment that cultivates the very best in dance and music instruction. We inspire our students to be the best that they can be in every class they take.  Our level of professionalism, our personable, certified staff and warm, friendly atmosphere proudly make us unique and special.
Established in 1988, The Conservatory of Dance & Music was founded by Cynthia Fisher in the Richmond Hill YMCA with only 30 students. Since it was founded, CDM has been inspiring students, to achieve their fullest potential in life.  CDM has been a proud member of the Willowdale community since its inception and has been in the same location for the past 15 years.

Our season is continuous throughout the school year starting September – June. Tuition may be paid in 3 installments. Payments are due before the start of each term or upon enrolment. Each installment pays for approx. 12 weeks. New registrations for the Fall Season are welcome at any point during the year. However, new registrations in April and May may be encouraged to enroll for our Summer Term.

Commitment is generally for the full school year. However, students 6 years and under may register by paying for the first installment, if they choose.

We offer free trial classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, hip hop, tap and acro dance. This trial class can ensure that your child is happy with their chosen dance class before you complete registration.

Dance can add joy to any child’s life. Choosing the class with a teacher they like is important. But every child’s journey is different. In general, ballet is the basis of many dance forms. It is a great place to start with fundamental dance technique and students can easily transition to other dance forms. If you need help deciding, feel free to contact us for more info.

Contact us at 416-497-1793 or info@cdmdance.com to apply for your free trial class. We will get back to you asap to schedule your free class and answer any questions you might have.

Join us at CDM for an incredible experience for your Dancer or Musician!

Are you interested in dance & music? Schedule your dance or music class to experience how CDM can help inspire your child to cultivate their passion within our positive environment.

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Amazing Commitments To Build Awesome Dancers

  • Providing a positive learning experience in the performing arts for all students.
  • Providing certified teachers, in a caring atmosphere which will inspire each student and challenge them appropriately to their individual abilities.
  • Creating an atmosphere where enjoyment enhances the learning experience.
  • Supporting the development of self-esteem.
  • Equipping young people with the tools for success in the modern world.
  • At CDM, we are committed to you.

Dance & Music student

Over 30 years of Experience, Let’s See What Some Members Have To Say?

We love our dance families and are fully dedicated to keeping them updated and supported throughout their dance journey!

This is the second year My daughter takes Ballet class in CDM. She’s having a wonderful time while dancing with all those same age girls. CDM has many professional dance teachers. They pass their skills along with their different styles and same passions to our little dancers. Every Tuesday while I’m waiting in the CDM hallway, having different age dancers walking by, I can feel the happiness of dancing. I also like the CDM summer camp. It gives a great opportunity to have fun and try different dances.
Grace, Sally's Mom
After contacting several dance schools, I felt that CDM would be the best fit for me and my daughter. Cheryl, the school director, offered sound advice and gave us a starting point that allowed my daughter to explore her talent. This will be our 5th year with CDM and I can truly say that our overall experience has been positive. Over the years, I have always found the staff and instructors to be approachable, fair and open. Apart from the dance training, which allowed my daughter to apply and be accepted into the Claude Watson School of the Arts (along with many of her dance mates), she has also developed close friendships. I feel that the mission at CDM is not just to help build strong, confident dancers but to also build strong confident young men and women. I would not hesitate in recommending them.
We have been a part of the CDM family for over 7 years. The process to find a dance school included visiting several dance schools and chatting with existing families. What made CDM stand out was the way in which Cheryl Quiacos Upper(owner) spoke about her staff, the students and their families.I quickly realised that she was not just a business owner but instead, along with her staff members, had a true passion for dance and molding young minds. She had a strong desire to so share her passion with these students as she herself had experienced at the same studio as a student.
Bri D