FAQ’S

Yes, all of our classes can be observed by a parent either on a video monitor in the lobby or by a  viewing window. Our viewing windows are covered by a one-way film to ensure students stay focused in class. For younger preschool students, we understand separation anxiety. We offer parents advice to prepare their preschooler for the first days of dance class. We also offer a  Parent Observation Day as well as the year-end recital for you to see your child’s progress
Yes, a uniform distinguishes dance class from another regular activity showing respect for the classroom environment and the teacher. This also allows the teachers the ability to view the alignment of the body while in motion. A child learns to take pride in their appearance presenting at their best.

For specific uniform please click here for our online store or click here to download our 2018/19 Dress code

Our main source of communication is email.  It is important that you keep us informed as to any changes in your email address.  We have information boards throughout the facility which will act as a reminder of upcoming events. We ask for your co-operation in keeping us informed via email of any absences or potential conflicts that you may have. In the event of bad weather, please contact the studio via telephone and listen to the voicemail, we will also post closures on our websites and social media outlets. Facebook:@cdmdancemusic, Instagram: @cdmdance
Acro Dance is a combination of dance and gymnastics skills. It has become more popular with the famous Cirque du Soleil. Dancers develop flexibility and strength while learning acrobatic and gymnastic skills. These will include developing skills such as handstands, elbow stands, chest stands, cartwheels, bridges, splits, walkovers, handsprings and aerials in a fun, safe environment. We also incorporate group tricks and partner work tricks, which will be showcased in our year-end recital. At CDM we implement the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum. We offer acro dance exams in November and May.
The competitive program is considered an extension of a CDM student’s learning environment. The focus is to educate our students in all many areas of the performing arts. We aim to develop and train students at a high caliber of technique & performance with the intent to foster the athlete and artist within each individual. We encourage building a strong sense of self-esteem, confidence and teamwork. Competitive students will build life-long friendships and learn the importance of cooperation, sportsmanship, conflict resolution and time management skills.

Age requirement 5 yrs min (September). We are proud to offer our two award-winning Competitive Programs:  Part-time – Performance Companies and Full-time Companies. These programs are by audition only. Auditions are usually held in May/June and again in August/September.

Yes, we offer great deals and discounts. We understand the importance of balancing your family budget.  Conservatory of Dance & Music wants to add value to your dance experience. For promotions on our Camps and Music, programs contact us.

You can pay for the tuition in the following ways:

  • Online Credit Card Payments VISA, MasterCard, AMEX using your personal CDM account (can also pay in-person at the reception desk)
  • Interac (in-person at the reception desk only)
  • Cheques (post dated for installments)
  • Pre-Authorized Payments (Online by selecting Auto Pay in your CDM account)
  • Cash (in-person at the reception desk only)
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.

Creative Dance is our pre-ballet program focusing on creativity and musicality providing opportunities for progress and achievement. This strong foundation prepares students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres.

Twinkle Stars Dance is a 45-minute class containing multiple dance styles to include ballet, tap and jazz movement & acro skills. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles.

We Are Here To Bring You Dance & Music

CDM Dance & Music is an established dance and music school.  For over 30 years we have been inspiring our students to nurture their passion for creativity through the performing arts.

We’d love to show you our space so you can get a feel for the friendly and welcoming atmosphere at CDM.  Please contact us to arrange for a studio walkthrough with one of our team members and schedule a free trial.

Why Are We The Best?

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.
  • 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.

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.

Dance Classes Offered by Age

Ages 2.5 yrs – 3 yrs

Our preschool dance program starts here. Your young one will be inspired to move and create within our positive environment.

Click here for all available dance classes for ages 2.5 yrs – 3 yrs.

Ages 4 yrs – 5 yrs

With children’s innate response to music and movement, we develop coordination, balance, musicality & movement through story-telling.

Click here for all available dance classes for ages 4 yrs – 5yrs.

Ages 6 yrs – 7 yrs

Throughout our dance classes, we combine dance technique with the art of expression to allow students to express their feelings through movement.

Click here for all available dance classes for ages 6 yrs – 7 yrs.

Ages 8 yrs – 10 yrs

At CDM dance and Music we promote physical fitness as being fun which creates an excellent foundation for lifelong health.

Click here for all available dance classes for ages 8 yrs – 10 yrs.

Ages 11 yrs +

Through dance, students will meet new friends and form bonds which will create lifelong friendships.

Click here for all available dance classes for ages 11 yrs +.

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Join us at CDM for an incredible, professional experience for your dancer!

Are you interested in dance? Do you want to develop dance skills? Schedule your FREE trial dance class to experience how CDM can help inspire your dancer to move within our positive environment.
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