Below is a list of the top and leading dance schools in Winnipeg. To help you find the dance schools located near you in Winnipeg, we put together our list based on this rating points list.
Winnipeg’s Best Dance Schools:
The top-rated dance schools in Winnipeg:
- Shelley Shearer School of Dance – a leader in the Winnipeg dance community.
- Marquis Dance Academy – offers a variety of classes taught by qualified, experienced, and caring teaching faculty.
- Royal Dance Conservatory – students receive a personal experience.
- Kazka Dance Collective – created for members of the folk dance community.
- The Dance Method – providing an innovative dance experience.
Shelley Shearer School of Dance
First on the list is a dance school founded by love for dance, having fun, and mutual respect, Shelley Shearer School of Dance. Since 1986, they have been helping students reach their potential, not only as dancers but as mature young people and adults. Leaders in the Winnipeg dance community for recreational, competitive, and professional dance education. They have a world-class faculty and facility. They are known for their integrity, passion, and professionalism.
They offer classes for all ages and skill levels, from 2 years old to adults, from beginners to professional dancers and teachers. At this time, they are also offering online and in-person registration for the student’s convenience. They are proud to have represented Winnipeg and Canada, earning more local, national, and international awards than any other dance school.
Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, etc.
Address: 133 Scurfield Blvd #125, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G3
Phone: 204 488 9091
“Both my children are students here and they have a blast each and every class.” – Jay N
Marquis Dance Academy
From beginners to international champions, Marquis Dance Academy offers a variety of classes taught by qualified, experienced, and caring teaching faculty. Marquis’s teachers have attended many teacher training and professional dance seminars all across Canada, the United States, and Europe, and continue to do so.
They have developed the best dance programs for each and every age and level. They offer families and the community a more beautiful, upscale, professional, and inspiring facility. Their facility boasts a beautiful 8000 sq. ft. building custom-designed to accommodate a state-of-the-art dance school.
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, etc.
Address: 55 Sage Creek Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3X 0N3
Phone: 204 255 8486
“Highly recommend Marquis! Our daughter has danced at Marquis for 16 years now, her earlier years in recreational classes and later years in the intensive/competitive program.” – Tracy Cournoyer
Royal Dance Conservatory
Third on the list is the Royal Dance Conservatory. They may be a smaller dance studio but they have a strong focus on a community feel. Being a small studio can assure parents and students will receive a personal experience while being in a positive and welcoming environment. All students in their regular dance season receive the opportunity to perform at two RDC recitals.
The studio uses the “Marley” floor that is a specialized flooring material used throughout the dance industry both for professional dance ensembles and dance studios. Originally made by Marley Floors Ltd. it is now the standard for studios that want to provide a slip-free and stable dance surface that allows for maximum performance. It is expensive but worth the cost to make the dance experience safe and injury-free.
Address: 626 Leila Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2V 3N7
Phone: 431 998 1851
“My daughter loved coming here for her dance classes. It was her best dance experience. Very professional and they made sure the kids had alot of fun.” – Maria Inthirath
Kazka Dance Collective
Kazka Dance Collective is fourth on the list and a studio which provides dance studio space to Sopilka Ukrainian Dance School and Kadima Dance Company. It was created for members of the folk dance community to thrive in a space that is safe, affordable, and has all the amenities required for a dance class. The classes Kristina offers focus on artistry, the joy of movement, and the feeling of belonging to a community.
Classes offered to the community include ballet for all ages, Hopakercise and Pilates for adults, and new this year, jazz, for students ages 6-12. While these classes are available to everyone, they provide strong supplementary training to anyone enrolled in the folk dance of various styles that Winnipeg’s dance community is so well known for.
Ballet, Jazz, Pilates, Hopakercise, etc.
Address: 651 Stafford St #4, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Y7
Phone: 204 996 4420
“We are proud to call Kazka Dance Collective our home. The professional studio space provides everything we need for our ensemble – sprung floors, wall-secured and free-standing barres, full length mirrors, and a great storage space for all of our costumes. Kazka Dance Collective is bright, clean, and beautiful!” – Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
The Dance Method
Closing the list is The Dance Method (TDM). They are an innovative dance experience bridging the gap between the training of a competing dancer and a professional dancer. They give students the tools and exploration they need to enter the professional dance world with confidence and versatility. TDM helps them expand the knowledge of dance and allows all students to explore a wide range of different and innovative styles.
Orielle of TDM is a Winnipeg-based professional choreographer, instructor, and performer, who spent the last 10 years dancing and instructing professionally in Toronto. She recently moved back to her hometown of Winnipeg to continue her career and give back to the dance community.
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Acro, Contemporary, Lyrical, Improvisation, etc.
Address: 714 Watt St, Winnipeg, MB R2K 2S7
Phone: 204 560 2936
“Orielle and the staff at The Dance Method are top tier! Filmed a music video and these dancers work Hard! So much value, so much fun, & professionalism. Sent a track with time stamps and BOOM…full blown music video!” – Benjamin Matthisen