North London Dance Centre has two spacious, air-conditioned studios at our location at 1055 Sarnia Road in North London, near the intersection of Sarnia Road and Hyde Park Road. For the safety of all our dancers, professional-grade sprung floors are installed in both studios. Convenient, free parking is available directly outside of the school’s main entrance, as well as to the rear of the building.
We believe in a balanced approach to teaching where students of all ages and abilities are strongly encouraged to work toward their individual potential, while still having a fun and enjoyable experience. Dance is a wonderful art form which allows dancers of all ages to experience the joy of movement and music in a supportive environment. Self-confidence, coordination, musicality, strength, flexibility, posture, poise, and self-discipline, are all characteristics that we strive to develop over the course of training.
Academic Year and Fee Schedule
Our academic year commences September 7, 2021. Tuition for Term 1, September to December, is collected at the time of registration, and tuition for Term 2, January to June, is due by December 5th. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Students can be placed on a waiting list if classes are full. Summer classes, summer camps, PA Days, and special guest workshops are registered for separately. We have no separate registration fee at North London Dance Centre.
Mon. Sept 6, 2021 – Studio Closed for Labour Day
Sun Oct. 10, 2021 – Studio Closed for Thanksgiving Sunday
Mon Oct. 11, 2021 – Studio Closed for Thanksgiving Monday
Dec. 12, 2021 – Jan 1. 2022 – Studio Closed for Christmas Break
Mon. Feb. 21, 2022 – Studio Closed for Family Day
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19, 2022 – Studio Closed for March Break
Fri. Apr. 15, 2022 – Studio Closed for Good Friday
Sun Apr. 17, 2022 – Studio Closed for Easter Sunday
Mon. Apr. 18, 2022 – Studio Closed for Easter Monday
Mon. May 23, 2022 – Studio Closed for Victoria Day
Performing is an integral part of our academic year classes, and any formal dance education. It is the culmination of the time and effort put into one’s class work. Usually, all of our full academic season classes perform in both our December “Winterlude” demonstration, as well as our season end recital in June, “Let’s Dance”. Both shows are ticketed, formal presentations at professional theatres.
Given the restrictions we have faced due to Covid-19, we are unsure if we will be able to hold our regular student performances in December 2021 and June 2022. We will make a decision on performances later in the season, depending on the environment at that time.
If our December & June performances can proceed, there will be additional performance fees for students to participate. Performance fees are non-refundable, and are usually due by November 1st, however this will be dependent this season on if and when gathering restrictions for theatres have been lifted. Performance fees, if both shows are able to be held as scheduled, will be calculated at $142+HST for a dancer’s first class & $103+HST for subsequent classes. Performance fees include digital downloads of the video footage of any shows a dancer performs in, a costume for the June recital, and a group class photo taken in costume in June. Participation in our shows is optional, but strongly encouraged as a component of any dancer’s training. Dancers who miss 50% or more (5 or more) of the last 10 classes OR the two last classes leading up to our shows, will not be eligible to perform with their class, regardless if performance fees have been paid.
Tickets for our performances are available one month before the shows from our online box office at www.onstagedirect.com/northlondon. Those wishing to attend the performance are responsible for purchasing their tickets in advance of the show, and seating is assigned. Personal photography and videography within the theatre is not permitted so that all patrons may enjoy the show without distraction.