Allegro School of Dance, Oakvilles most reputable dance studio, is set to open the doors to its grandest location yet. The studio has grown faster than ever anticipated since 2002, and as a result, has custom built a brand new 12,000 sq foot facility to suit the needs of the studio’s dancers and their families. The growth of the studio is a testament to their high quality dance instruction provided in a positive, fun, professional and organized environment.
Laura Dacyshyn, the studio’s owner, says that with this expansion, more dancers will have access to convenient class times and busy parents will have the option of enrolling 2 or even 3 siblings in different classes at the same time. Also, with more classes on the schedule, fewer students will be turned away when a particular class reaches its maximum and becomes full.
The new state-of-the-art facility includes 5 oversized studios with professionally sprung “Harlequin” dance floors and parent viewing windows leading to all classrooms, as well as wall-to-wall mirrors so
that students can see their bodies and feet at all times and anchored ballet barres.
Laura explains why it is important to Dance in a professional facility, “Dance is a physical activity which involves a lot of jumping. This can put stress on bones and joints if it not practiced on the proper floor. Since dance footwear does not provide cushioning or support, the shock of a hard floor will create pressure on the knees, ankles and back of a dancer and can lead to injuries such as shin splints, stress fractures and tired joints. Since it is essential that even the youngest dancers begin their training on a sprung floor that provides the right cushion and give for the demands of dance, we have equipped all of our studios with the most advanced technology in floating floors. Also, our non-slip Harlequin linoleum top coat, which has replaced the old style wood floor, ensures that dancers do not run the risk of sliding or slipping in class; something that could also lead to injury, especially in ballet slippers or pointe shoes.”
In addition to the exceptional studio space, there is also a very spacious and bright family-friendly waiting room, equipped with an HD flat screen television and free Wi-Fi for dancers, parents and
siblings. Large Boys and Girls change rooms are very private and generous in size, and of course, there will be a quiet homework room for dancers, brothers and sisters. “With many girls and boys spending so much time at the studio, it is important that they have a quiet place to go if they need to catch up
on homework in between classes.” says Laura.
Allegro School of Dance has been instructing students of all ages for over 11 years. In 2002, Laura founded the studio and started small. She ran ballet classes in a church basement with less than 30 students. “While growing, we have managed to keep that small studio feel” explains Laura “and we have been lucky to have consistency with both dancers and teachers. Over a decade we have had the privilege to see students mature from toddlers to teenagers. We have taught everyone from big sisters to little brothers to cousins and even their moms! I am flattered that so many families have put their trust in the studio and its teaching staff.”
Today, the studio offers Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Conditioning classes to approximately 500 Recreational and Competitive students ranging in age from 3yrs to adult. The studio has a proven reputation in the strength of the dancers they have produced. Many Allegro students have been accepted into full time and summer programs at Quinte Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Etobicoke School of The Arts, Ryerson University’s Dance Program and Canada’s National Ballet School, to name just a few.
Allegro also has a very strong Competitive Dance program that has received recognition amongst many renowned adjudicators, receiving several top awards.
If you would like more information about Allegro School of Dance you may call the studio at (905)815-9239 or visit their web site at www.allegrodance.ca. New registrations are currently being accepted for the 2013/14 season and classes are filling up quickly. Allegro is also accepting new students into some of their Competitive Dance classes. Please contact the studio if you would like to arrange an audition to be part of their Competitive Team. The new location is located at 451 Woody Road, just east of Dorval Road, running north of Speers Road.