Denise Lester Dance Academy (DLDA) has a long and storied history of 50-years of dance in the Pickering area priding ourselves in providing quality dance training in a fun, safe, educational and entertaining environment. DLDA makes sure every person has the opportunity to express themselves through the art of dance with recreational, part time competitive, competitive and adult classes. Classes are available for all ages beginning at 2.5 to adult.
DLDA is an inclusive studio that engages the community and encourages dancers to be their best. DLDA also provides dance exams following the syllabus of the British Association of Teachers of Dance batd.co.uk. These exams give our students the opportunity to teach dance and continue their passion for the art for the rest of their lives.
Our passion for dance goes far beyond the dance world. Enrolling your child in dance helps with memory, teamwork, responsibility, and sportsmanship. Lifelong friendships are made and memories that last a lifetime.
Our faculty and alumni have many accomplishments we are so proud of such as: Broadway, So You think you can Dance Canada, cruise ships, Raptors Dance Pack, TV, Music videos, Major Motion Movies, Commercial opportunities, Canada’s Wonderland, and many other amazing experiences.
When you dance at Denise Lester Dance Academy, you aren’t just a dancer but a part of our dance family. We offer exceptional end-of-year recitals, affordable beautiful dance costumes, and a faculty that truly cares about our students.