Dance, as an expression of oneself, can be seen in children even before they can walk.  As they move their body to the beat of music they can be seen grinning from ear to ear displaying the joy they are feeling at that moment.  Dance tells a story through the art of movement, without any words needing to be communicated.  Dance can make you laugh, it can make you cry, it allows one to express themselves through the flow of movement.

Dance District is a vibrant dance studio for girls and boys for ages three and up offering dance instruction from qualified, experienced, recognized dance professionals. Our goal is to ensure all students achieve their maximum potential while creating life long memories and strong bonds of friendship along the way.  We want our students to feel inspired through dance and to gain a strong sense of self-confidenceself-respect and discipline through professional instruction and team work.  

Through dance, children learn the importance of being on a team and working closely with others. When dancing in a group, children learn the fundamentals of “sharing the stage” and more importantly the significance of how important it is to build trust and reliability with fellow team members.  When on a team children learn not only through instruction but as well through the observation of peers and fellow dancers. 

We realize that behind every dancer is a supportive, committed family, and we strongly believe in open communication and frequent updates to ensure families are informed of their dancer’s progress and upcoming events.


Children naturally want to be physically active and on the move.  Their bodies tell them what they need, but unfortunately, they are not always able to get active.  Being active on a daily basis allows children and teenagers to become fit and healthy so that they feel good and can also call upon their energy reserves for whatever they may need it for.  Children need at the very least an hour a day of moderate exercise which leaves them breathless.  This won’t come from walking at an everyday pace, but can be provided through a 60 minute dance class.

  • Dance creates energy which keeps children alert and engaged!
  • Dance can help moderate stress!
  • Dance helps to improve short/long term memory!


Our newly renovated space is located on the North-East corner of Fourth Line and North Service Road. Our facility offers three naturally lit, spacious, climate-controlled dance studios. Our studios contain, full-length mirrors, professionally sprung hardwood flooring with new Marley overlay, and custom anchored ballet barres. We offer our dancers a private change room upstairs to store bags, shoes and snacks. Free WiFi is available to our dancers and observers.

Dance District’s waiting area offers a friendly, open environment to promote conversation and teamwork. Our lobby offers parents a comfortable area that allows them to view their children’s progress and observe instruction. Our studio is conveniently located minutes away from shopping and amenities should you need to run an errand during your child’s dance class.

Each studio has been equipped with a LARGE HD Video Conferencing System to accommodate students dancing from home during this Covid-19 period!

Dance District’s goal is to create a warm, collaborative environment that allows both our dancers and parents to feel welcome and comfortable. We want our dance home to be your children’s second home and a place where they feel safe, secure and able to express themselves freely.



  • 4 Full-size studios with professionally sprung flooring,  and 30′ high ceilings with natural day light

  • Window viewing for parents,  Family-friendly waiting area with FREE WiFi

  • Large, private change room for all dancers


  • Passionate about teaching

  • Experienced industry professionals

  • Passionate about what we do

  • Devoted to helping you expand


  • Team-building skills

  • Self-confidence & self-respect

  • Communication skills

  • Discipline


  • A form of expression through movement

  • A way to relieve stress

  • Exercise and energy release

  • Feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment


At Dance District, we are a group of highly trained professionals that bring a new level of passion and skill to the dance industry. Between all of our teachers, Dance District offers students immense knowledge in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, and acro, as well as the practical experience they need to excel in life.

We are extremely motivated to build highly adept and goal-oriented dancers through our challenging choreography and intensive programs. 

We want to give students the time they need and deserve with our teachers, focusing on individual growth to create stronger competitive groups and solos. The teachers are also here to motivate and inspire; we want to focus on the development of their self-expression and awareness as dancers, but also, as children and young adults. 

We are dedicated to providing our dancers with not only a high-quality dance education but more importantly a supportive and inclusive environment where they can comfortably express themselves through dance.


Kate Palermo
Kate PalermoDirector / Owner
Born in Brampton Ontario, Kate began her dancing career at the early age of three. Kate is trained in Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Arco, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Modern dance…

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Becky Collins
Becky CollinsDirector / Owner
Becky grew up in Oakville and started dancing at the age of three.  Dance has always been a passion of hers.  Becky danced competitively throughout elementary and high school and went on to dance professionally at a variety of resorts in the Caribbean…

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Melanie Allison
Melanie AllisonTeacher & Choreographer
Melanie has been teaching dance to students of all ages and levels for 25 years! She began her dance training at the age of 3 and a half and has been trained in all forms of dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Pointe and Hip Hop…

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Ash Pividor
Ash PividorFull Time Teacher / Choreographer
Ashley has been teaching dance for seventeen years after graduating from Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts and competing in dance competitions in North America as a student at Performing Dance Arts…

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Emily Cussons
Emily CussonsTeacher & Choreographer
Emily started dancing at the early age of three studying primarily ballet. After years of doing so, she became aware that there was a whole other world of dance to discover and began a recreational tap class…

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Bianca Trulli
Bianca TrulliFull/Part Time Teacher
Born and raised in Ancaster Ontario, Bianca began dancing at the young age of four years old. After many years of training she has developed an understanding and appreciation for the arts…

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Bailey Woodwark
Bailey WoodwarkTeacher & Choreographer
Born in Brampton Ontario, Bailey Woodwark started dancing at the age of two years old. She danced and trained at Joanne Chapman School of Dance in all disciplines including jazz, tap, ballet, acrobatics, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre and contemporary…

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Lisa Robinson
Lisa RobinsonTeacher
Lisa Robinson was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia and studied the Vaganova method at The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. In addition, trained in Italy with the late Ballet Master and coach Philip Balmain Beamish.

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David Cox
David CoxTeacher & Choreographer
David Cox has been dancing since the age of 2, as he was brought into this world by a musical family. His father a Motown artist and his mother a dance teacher. At 13 he made his first trip to NYC on scholarship and that would change his life forever….

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Lauren Hulbert
Lauren HulbertTeacher
Lauren’s love for dance started when she began recreational dance at the age of 3. Her passion for the art and particularly for the stage flourished when she started dancing competitively at the age of 8…

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Taylor Allison
Taylor AllisonTeacher
Taylor started dancing at the age of 3 years old and has been a competitive dancer since the age of 6. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary….

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