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About Elev8 Dance

Why Elev8 Dance?

What sets Elev8 Dance apart from any other dance studio is the studio owner and headteacher, Mr. Chris, World Dance Silver Medalist and a four-time Canadian National Champion. His expertise and background in dance as a performer and teacher help Elev8 Dance deliver a superior experience as we strive to earn our place as Hamilton’s Best Dance Studio year after year. Mr. Chris’ caring nature, eye for detail, experience in the classroom and dedication to making each class fun and engaging make the energy at Elev8 Dance different from anywhere else. Please don’t take our word for it… come and explore Elev8 Dance for yourself!

Mr. Chris, Hamilton's Best Dance Teacher

Mr. Chris, Owner and Program Director

  • Hamilton’s Best Dance Teacher (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Hamilton’s Best Theatre Instructor (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Hamilton’s Best Personal Trainer (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Internationally recognized professional dancer with over 20 years of experience.
  • Works with every dance student to reach their potential.
  • Certified Children’s Fitness Coach.
  • Over 20 years of professional dance, theatre, competition, and audition experience.
  • Has an established professional dance network.
  • Fully certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach and active member of the Canadian Fitness Professionals with CanFitPro, GLPTI, and Darby Training Systems (DTS) Accreditation.
  • Specialist Certification in Children’s Fitness, Foundational Training, Kettlebell Training, Weight Loss Coaching, Hypertrophy Training, and Program Design.
  • CPR & AED certification.


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  • Hamilton’s Best Dance School (Hamilton Community News).
  • Hamilton’s Best Dance School for Children (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Hamilton’s Best Activities for Adults (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Hamilton’s Best Virtual Instruction (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall mirrors.
  • Lobby and seating area with a homework station.
  • Large windows fill the studio with natural sunlight.
  • Floating sprung floors to reduce joint stress and risk of injury.
  • Small class sizes to provide beneficial one-on-one instruction.
  • Classroom video recording and viewing from the lobby.
  • Strong connections are made between dance and learning skills on Ontario Report Cards.

Meet Mr. Chris

Christopher Bull first made an impression on the Canadian stage as a dancer with the Canadian National Youth Ensemble and a leading guest role on stage with the Kyiv Ballet. Christopher, a Dance Ontario and the Canadian Dance Assembly member, works in large productions and smaller indie venues as a dancer, aerial artist, singer, actor, teacher, and choreographer. Chris is also a Certified Personal Trainer and an active member of the Canadian Fitness Professionals, recently named Hamilton’s Best Personal Trainer (Hamilton Spectator.) Training under the BTDA with Sue Bottrill of Cambridge, Ontario, the National Ballet School of Toronto, Decidedly Jazz DanceWorks of Calgary, Toronto’s George Brown College and York University for Dance, Theatre & Performing Arts has prepared Christopher for the challenges of the world of dance.

Hamilton's Best Dance Teacher

Christopher is a World Dance silver medalist and a 4-time Canadian Gold Medalist. He has gone on to perform in full-scale productions such as Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and The Nutcracker, 42nd Street, West Side Story, Hairspray, and Chicago. Christopher has also been active in the Hip Hop and Street Dance circuit, performing in festivals and conventions and is a featured artist with Toronto’s Choreographer’s Ball. Other credits include an award-winning performance in a recent run of Sister Act the Musical, Aerial Acrobatics Artists with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Modern Dance Art Installations with Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.

Hamilton's Best Dance Teacher, Mr. Chris

Christopher owns and directs Elev8 Dance, a recreational and preprofessional dance school that delivers quality, fun, and engaging dance training. With a strong background in classical ballet and exercise science, Christopher assesses and prioritizes his dancer’s training to address individual needs. He provides advanced mobility and strength training techniques. He teaches dance to connect with functional movement patterns to ensure his dancers excel as well-rounded athletes while keeping their bodies healthy, safe, and pain-free.

When Mr. Chris was a little boy, he told his parents he wanted to fly. They put him into hockey, baseball, gymnastics, figure skating, and almost every after-school program for kids, but nothing stuck. Then, one day, young Christopher entered a dance studio and grew wings. Dance took Mr. Chris higher than he thought he could ever go. In dance, he found freedom like nothing else. Over 20 years later, Mr. Chris is still flying, excited to support others as they take flight with us at Elev8 Dance.

Hamilton's Best Dance Teacher - Mr. Chris

Some of Mr. Chris’ dancers have gone on to represent Canada at international dance competitions. The skills learned as a dancer have provided his students with offers to attend the National Ballet of Canada’s National Ballet School, Ballet Jorgen Canada, George Brown and Sheridan College for Theatre and Performing Arts, Mohawk College, Laurier, Waterloo, Guelph, York, McMaster, U of T and Ryerson University for Degrees in Theatre and Performing Arts, Television, Radio, Education, English, Mathematics, and Neuroscience.

We aim to help our dancers discover joy, make memories, and teach freedom through movement.


At Elev8 Dance, we strive to deliver the best experience possible, and we do that with teachers who love what they do and bring that to our students.

We deliver fun and engaging programs that introduce our students to dance and take them from kindergarten through high school, developing skills that extend far beyond the dance studio. That is why the Hamilton Spectator named Elev8 Dance Hamilton’s Best Dance School for Children and Activities for Adults.

Come and meet some other people, learn some new steps and share a smile.

Readers Choice Winner Best Dance School for Children

“Hamilton's Best Dance School for Children”

Hamilton Spectator Best Dance School for Children

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    World-Class Dance Lessons at Elev8 Dance

    Our dance teachers work collaboratively to build a safe and caring environment for our students to learn, train and flourish. We take part in ongoing training to develop our skills as dance teachers and community leaders. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility of teaching our students to become outstanding dancers and valuable community members.

    With years of experience across different age groups, our instructors use proven teaching techniques that consistently produce classroom results.


    Why Choose Elev8 Dance?

    One of a Kind Dance Instruction

    • Exceptional teachers
    • Comprehensive curriculum
    • Wide range of dance styles
    • Supportive and welcoming environment
    • Proven track record
    • Open to both recreational and academy dancers

    Elev8 Dance has been named “Hamilton’s Best Dance Classes for Children,” “Hamilton’s Best Dance Teacher,” and an overall award of “Hamilton’s Best Dance School” (Hamilton Spectator). We take pride in providing top-quality dance education with fun and engaging dance classes in an environment that will help your child reach their full potential.


    What to Wear for Dance Class

    Elev8 Dance has a uniform in place, which helps to eliminate distractions, promotes a sense of community and makes getting ready for class easy. Only your teacher can set you up with the class uniform.


    How Much Do Classes Cost

    We provide affordable programs and free trials for students wanting to try it out for the first time. Contact us with the program and classes you are interested in for more information.

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      “My daughter cannot wait for her dance classes every week, making each class such a fun and enjoyable learning experience!”
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      Leadership

      “Clearly in it for all the right reasons. They have created a fantastic community of dancers and parents!”
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      Creativity

      “Mr. Chris makes learning fun and he really cares about the kids he’s teaching. We love being a part of his inclusive community...”
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