Local dance schools find their rhythm with in-studio lessons

After months of staying safe at home, the Kingston and area dance community is ready to welcome back dancers in safe and socially distanced ways.

Offering many different dance styles, and following the best practices to keep all dancers safe, local dance studios are open for registration for new and returning dancers.

If you’re looking for safe and fun extra-curricular activities for your children this school year, take a look at the studios below and find something to keep your kids active this fall and winter.

Arabesque Academy of Dance

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Phone: 613-305-2263

Location: 541 Days Road, Unit 10 (Atrium Mall)

Dance Styles: : Ballet, Acro, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap, Modern, Creative Movement, Parent & Tot 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.arabesqueacademy.ca

COVID-19 information: https://www.arabesqueacademy.ca/covid-19-policies

At Arabesque Academy of Dance our goal is to assist our students, and the community, in embracing the joy of dance. We strive to help every student become a balanced and well-rounded artist, no matter the level of dance they wish to pursue. We believe in using positive reinforcement and safe movement practices to aid our students in gaining a sound technical background, building self-confidence, and learning to be expressive through the art of dance!

We have adopted new policies and procedures in order to continue to provide a safe dance space for students during this time. This includes smaller class sizes, masks in common areas, air purifiers in each dance studio, physical distancing, increased cleaning protocols, and staggered class times. Students will have access to a physical and mental outlet, while still receiving great training from professional, fun, friendly and certified adult staff.

Register online at https://www.arabesqueacademy.ca/fall-class-registration.

Dance Fitazzet

Phone: 613-376-6559


  • Studio 1 – 2673 Rutledge Road, Sydenham
  • Studio 2 – 1040 Village View Lane (Upper)
  • Studio 3 – 1040 Village View Lane (Lower)

Dance Styles: Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pre Dance, Contemporary, Rhythm Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Acro

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.dancefitazzet.com

Children can develop many life skills from dance classes that go far beyond the practical applications such as respect, time management, commitment and the importance of setting goals. Dance is a great way to encourage physical fitness and active living at a young age.

At Dance Fitazzet we place an emphasis on personal development, building self esteem and total enjoyment. All 3 studios have been marked with coloured squares on the floors, each dancer has their own corresponding coloured space at the barre as well as their own bin for their belongings.

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Class size maximums have been set for all classes to support physical distancing with staggered entry times and 15 minute full studio cleans between all class groupings.  Our new fall season will begin the week of October 5th as the month of September we are busy preparing to complete last season with an Outdoor Showcase at the end of the month.

Register for Dance Fitazzet here: http://dancefitazzet.com/wordpress/?page_id=1044

Leisa’s School of Dance

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Phone: 613-544-4481

Location: 31 Steve Fonyo Dr

Dance Styles: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Traditional Step Dance, Lyrical/Contemporary and Baton for children and adults

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.leisas.ca

COVID-19 information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=9vM3ABoY0yU

Leisa’s School of Dance has been providing high quality dance training in the Kingston area since 1986. Leisa and her staff are accredited with the British Association of Teachers of Dancing; they offer a friendly family atmosphere while remaining passionate about excellence of instruction and the overall dance experience.

Dancing enhances the overall well-being of children and adults. Dance helps reduce stress, boost memory and support immune systems. Dance can diminish depression and develop balance, strength and coordination.  And then there’s the friends we make at class!

The health and safety of our dance family is our top priority. Some of the things we are doing to keep everyone safe include limiting class size so we can physically distance while dancing, and sanitizing the studio regularly throughout the day. Leisa’s remains committed to doing everything we can to keep our dancers dancing, and our community safe. 

We are so excited to welcome both returning and new students back to the studio. Fall classes began Tuesday September 8th, and there are still spaces in some classes. Register here: https://form.jotform.com/202364710592250

Kingston School of Dance

Phone: 613-548-8272

Location: 370 King Street West, Unit 303 (in the Tett Centre)

Dance Styles: Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Acro, Ballet and Pointe

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.kingstonschoolofdance.ca/

COVID-19 Information: https://www.kingstonschoolofdance.ca/covid-19-safety-measures-and-guideline

In 1967, a community ballet association was formed to provide high-quality instruction to a small group of classical ballet students who were seeking excellence in technical training. Over the past 50 years, the Kingston School of Dance has grown to be a vibrant, enthusiastic organization dedicated to enriching the community through dance. We offer exceptional dance programming, in various styles, to students of all ages and abilities.

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The Kingston School of Dance is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. All money collect through tuition fees, fundraising, or donated to our organization is invested directly into the school and used to pursue our mission: to enrich the lives of our students, members, and the community through the art of dance.

To ensure the safety of our dancers, and the greater community, KSD is implementing smaller class sizes, physical distancing, and enhanced safety & cleaning procedures, following local and provincial COVID-19 guidelines.

For registration information, visit our Registration page: https://www.kingstonschoolofdance.ca/online-registration

TK Danceworx

Location: 1365 Midland Avenue, Unit 140

Dance Styles: Pre-dance, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary and Acro with both recreational and competitive levels for all ages.

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.tkdanceworx.com/

COVID-19 information: http://www.tkdanceworx.com/covid-19-procedures/

TK Danceworx was formed in 1994 to provide quality instruction in Pre-dance, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary and Acro with both recreational and competitive levels for all ages. Classes are fun and rewarding plus, dancers achieve strength, co-ordination and confidence.

Tina Kyle, Director and Founder of TK Danceworx, has been teaching for over 30 years. Through her passion and love for dance Tina hopes to motivate and inspire dancers to be the best they can be. It is her goal to instill positive and healthy attitudes in young aspiring dancers.

The studio has modified their operations to provide a safe space for dancing at this time. These modifications include caps on class sizes, socially distanced dance floor plans, and more frequent deep cleaning of dance rooms, common areas, bathrooms and frequently touched surfaces.

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To register with TK Danceworx, click here: http://www.tkdanceworx.com/registration/

Rhythm Dance Center

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Phone: 613-766-1515

Location: 45 County Road 6

Dance Styles: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro, Technique – ages 3 to adult

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.rhythmdancecenter.ca

COVID-19 information: https://www.rhythmdancecenter.ca/our-facility/

At RDC we strive to provide a safe, fun and welcoming atmosphere, where your child can develop self-esteem, coordination, self-discipline, creativity and poise. Our qualified teaching staff are always working to challenge, motivate and encourage students to reach new goals in their dance training. Visit our website to see how we have adapted our space and protocols to make dance a positive outlet for all children.

To register your child with Rhythm Dance Center visit https://www.rhythmdancecenter.ca/register-now/

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