About Us



Dance Essence is starting its SIXTH season and we could not be more proud of our young students. Our experienced and qualified staff put many hours into coaching each dancer to the best of their ability. Being relevant and trained to teach todayʼs child is of utmost importance at Dance Essence.

Classes offered

Dance Essence offers classes in Ballet, Early Years Training Program, Jazz, Lyrical, Acro, Tap, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Breakdance. All the classes are high energy and physically engaging! The students dance with others their own age and learn a dance form in a group setting. If you have a child who loves to move and dance around your home, we offer the dance instruction you need!

 

 

Classes run from September 17, 2019 — May 24, 2020

This year is our SIXTH year with a Performance Company! We are excited to continue performing and competing in our community!

 

 

 

Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is an internationally recognized organization and examination board established in 1920. It was created with the objective of improving the standard of ballet teaching around the world.The RAD offers examinations to children from levels Pre-Primary to Advanced 2 and is the largest governing body for dance in the world. Dance Essence has RAD trained and recognized instructors who follow their standards for teachings. At Dance Essence exams are not compulsory. The decision to enter a student for an examination is decided on by the dance teacher, based on the child’s age, natural ability, and mastery of the grade being studied.

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Acrobatic Arts

“Created by a successful studio owner with decades of experience, Acrobatic Arts runs training and certification courses for dance teachers in the art of AcroDance. The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!” Dance Essence has Acrobatic Arts certified and recognized instructors who follow their standards for teachings. At Dance Essence exams are not compulsory. The decision to enter a student for an examination is decided on by the dance teacher, based on the child’s age, natural ability, and mastery of the level being studied.

 

About our Studio

 

Dance Essence Studio

Dance Essence is located at 820 Wharncliffe Rd S., London. It is a 4870 square foot space consisting of three dance studios, all with viewing windows.
There are boys and girls change rooms, 2 accessible washrooms, office, kitchen area, staff room, costume storage room and parent/student waiting areas. We want our dancers and parents to feel comfortable while waiting for class to begin or end.

 

Dance Floor

Dance involves a tremendous amount of jumping which puts a large amount of stress on joints, especially the back and knees. To alleviate this problem in young growing bodies, a proper dance floor is essential. This is composed of a sprung floor under the top surface that absorbs the shock of landing jumps. For safety, the top floor should be composed of a vinyl composite that allows dancers to be able to slide as required, but not to slip and fall.
Dance Essence has a sprung floor in both studios, covered with a vinyl composite dance floor to ensure the safety of our dancers.

Small class sizes

Our small class sizes ensure that our young dancers have the personalized attention they require. This allows the teacher to make sure that new concepts and skills are understood by the dancers. Teachers have more time to give constructive corrections and ensure they are implemented correctly. There is more dancing and less waiting for their turn. From a safety perspective, teachers are able to monitor movements of the children in class. Dance Essence is committed to keeping class

 

Office Hours

Dance Essence offers office services while classes are in session. Registration, payment of fees or questions regarding costumes or scheduling can all be addressed while your child is in class. For queries at any other time, a message can be left on the office phone, or an email sent to the studio address.
Communication is the key. Any problems or concerns should be reported immediately to be addressed as quickly as possible.

 

The Team

 

Ms. Katy
Ms. Katy
Studio Director

Ms. Bailey
Ms. Bailey
Instructor

Ms. Nicole
Ms. Nicole
Instructor

 

Ms. Michelle
Ms. Michelle
Instructor

Ms. Taylor
Ms. Taylor
Instructor

Ms. Jenna
Ms. Jenna
Instructor

 

Ms. Olivia
Ms. Olivia
Instructor

Ms. Julie
Ms. Julie
Office Administrator

Ms. Whitney
Ms. Whitney
Office Administrator

 

Ms. Maggie
Ms. Maggie
Guest Instructor

Ms. Vic
Ms. Vic
Instructor