Before Your First Dance Class - Elev8 Dance

Before Your First Dance Class

Let’s get ready for your dance class!

We believe that dance has the power to transform and enhance lives. Our classes are designed to be fun and engaging, helping students build confidence, leadership, creativity and athleticism. We are passionate about providing excellent programs for youth and adult dancers, fostering essential life skills such as teamwork, self-regulation, and taking turns. If you know someone searching for a new activity, we invite you to introduce them to Elev8 Dance and let them experience the magic of dance for themselves. Join us and see how we can help you become your best, one step at a time!

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Guide to Your First Dance Class

We are excited to have you start your dance journey with us at Elev8 Dance! We can’t wait to have you in class and help you achieve your dancing goals! Here’s what you need to know to prepare for your first class:

Dress the Part

For youth trial classes, opt for black shorts or black pants paired with a plain t-shirt. Ensure your hair is in a ponytail, brushed back and off your face. Please avoid sparkles, ruffles, and unnecessary logos. For adult classes, come dressed for some light exercise. Our class uniform can only be purchased through the Student Portal or in-studio; check out the Uniform Guide to know which uniform applies to your program and level.

Stay Healthy

If you’re feeling under the weather, take the time to rest and recover at home. Let us know in advance so we can assist you in rescheduling your class.

Plan to Arrive Early

Classes start on time, so ensure you’re dressed and ready! Arrive 10 minutes early to your first class so we can properly welcome you, show you around the studio, introduce you to your teacher, and answer any questions you might have. Latecomers are welcome to join the class after we have started, but we kindly ask that you enter the room respectfully.

182 Dundurn S

At 182 Dundurn Street, South parking is available behind the building. Enter through the front door. Located one block from Soccer World.

623 Upper Wellington

Parking at 623 Upper Wellington St (across from 7-Eleven) is available onsite or along Brucedale St. Enter through the building’s side entrance.

Uniform & Dress Code

Elev8 Dance is a uniform school. Readiness is the first step towards having a successful dance class and a fantastic year. Our experienced dancers know that readiness starts at home. Your class uniform is only available from your teacher, and outside items cannot be worn. If you have questions after reading the Uniform Guide, don’t hesitate to reach out. Once you are up and running, the uniform is an essential part of what we do to build our community.

Hair for Ballet Class

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Contact Information

Don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.
Mr. Chris

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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.

    Preschool Programs

    Dance Discovery: Dancers aged 2 and 3 and their parent or guardian learn to follow along in classes to spark the senses and develop motor skills.

    1st Steps: Dancers aged Kindergarten learn to socialize and participate in group activities while learning to jump, roll and spin.

    Recreation Enrichment Programs

    Mini Dance: Students in Grades 1 and 2 can explore their movement range while developing coordination, strength, flexibility, and balance.

    Junior and Intermediate: Students in Grades 3 and up can choose from various dance styles such as Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and more.

    Adult Programs: There is no better place to build community than a dance class. Elev8 Dance provides a fun and supportive space for our adult students to learn new skills, meet new people and share laughs.

    *Ages groupings follow the school year.

    Academy Programs

    With specialty classes designed to hone your skills, our Academy dance students are ready to take that next step in their dance journey, eagerly embracing new challenges to build their dance and performance skills.

    Competition Programs

    Academy dancers will participate in specific weekly dance classes to elevate their skills. Students receive diverse cross-training in different styles to help them become well-rounded dancers and confident performers. Prior dance experience is required.

    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 check it out for the first time. Enrolment is for the full school year, with monthly tuition instalments. Youth programs have a tuition deposit which varies per program.


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