Preschool dance

Preschool Dance

Ages 2.5 yrs – 5 yrs

Our preschool dance program starts here. With children’s innate response to music and movement, we develop coordination, balance, musicality & movement through story-telling. Music & Dance classes include an intro to music and rhythm. Students build their listening skills, self-discipline & socialization skills. In the following preschool years, technique, musicality & class expectations become more sophisticated as your child matures. Examinations are offered at the Pre-Primary ballet level and higher.

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Schedule for Preschool Dance Classes Summer 2019

Class Name Age Guide Day / Time Duration Cost
Register Tots Movement & Music
Register Preschool Creative Ballet
Register Twinkle Stars Summer Dance Combo
Register Tumble Tots Summer Acro Experience
Register Preschool Creative Ballet
Register Kinder Hip Hop Summer Experience
Register Kinder Acro Summer Experience
3-4 yrs
Saturday 9:45am
Tuesday 5:15pm
Saturday 10:15am
Saturday 11:00am
Saturday 11:45am
Saturday 9:30am
Thursday 5:15pm
30 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins

Preschool Dance Class Descriptions


Tots Movement & Music – Age 2.5yrs – 3.5yrs

In our tots movement and music program, children begin to learn self-discipline, listening skills, coordination skills, left and right discrimination, balance, and patterns of movement. We introduce children to pre-ballet and show how to naturally respond to music through movement.  These 12-week sessions repeat throughout the year until June 10th, 2019.

Creative Dance & Music – Age 3yrs-4yrs

Our pre-ballet program focuses on creativity and musicality providing opportunities for progress and achievement.  Students develop their physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This strong foundation prepares students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres. At the age of 5 and onwards, we offer R.A.D Curriculum classes Pre-Primary and Primary in Dance.


preschoolTwinkle Stars DanceTM – Ages 3yrs & 4yrs

Twinkle Stars Dance is a 45-minute class of age-specific dancing containing ballet, tap and jazz movement & basic tumbling skills. Your young one will be inspired to move and create within our positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age-appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops makes this class fun!


Preschool dance

Pre-Primary (Royal Academy of Dance -RAD) – Ages 5yrs 

Ballet is the foundation of this class which develops students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This strong classical foundation prepares students for other dance forms. The RAD Curriculum will be covered in these classes. Ballet Examinations called “Class Awards” are an option for students in these levels. The full-year season culminates on Recital Day in June!


Primary Jazz – Ages 4yrs and 5yrs

Jazz Dance comes from the stages of Broadway and is an upbeat, energetic dance form. This class focuses on the foundation of technique, style, flexibility, and coordination. In our primary jazz dance class these skills are developed through warm-up exercises and progressions incorporating, kicks, jumps, and turns. Expression and style through dynamic movement are encouraged in combinations and jazz dance routines.



Primary Acro – Ages 4yrs and 5yrs

Acro Dance is a combination of dance and gymnastics. Develop flexibility and strength while learning acrobatic and gymnastic skills. CDM Dance & Music is an Acrobatic Arts Certified School. Created by a successful studio owner with decades of experience, Acrobatic Arts runs training and certification courses for dance teachers in the art of Acro Dance. The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of Acro Dance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage.


Primary Hip Hop – Ages 4yrs and 5yrs

Our Hip Hop Dance Classes feature stylized techniques and fresh hip hop combinations to the latest music. Dancers are sure to get a great work out for mind and body whilst helping to improve rhythm, personal style, and articulation. Expression and style through dynamic movement are encouraged in combinations and Hip Hop dance routines.

FREE Preschool Dance Class Trial

Are you interested in learning pre ballet? Do you want to begin developing dance skills? Or ready to learn the foundation of ballet? Schedule your FREE trial preschool dance class to experience how CDM can help inspire your dancer to move within our positive environment.

Call us at 416-497-1793 or fill in the form 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.

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My daughters (3 and 5) really enjoy their creative movement and ballet classes. The March Break camp was especially fun! The teachers are very warm, personable, and amazing at what they do. The technique taught here to the older grades looks first rate.
Barbara Pal
Diversity, acceptance and healthy body image are core values in my family. So when I walked into CDM for the first time and saw students – girls and boys – and instructors of all shapes, sizes and races, I knew this was the place for my girls. The friendships they have forged with like-minded girls are comforting to me as a parent, and the standards set by Cheryl, Roxy and the other instructors make our girls better equipped to shine in the adult world and achieve their goals.
Julie R.
This is the second year My daughter takes Ballet class in CDM. She’s having 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 hall way, 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