My three daughters have been dancing with the Denise Lester Dance Academy for the past 23 years. It is our second home and a wonderful safe environment that we have been privileged to participate in. We knew we made the right decision for our children as they never wanted to miss or be late for a class. Not only do they receive excellent training in ballet, jazz, acro, tap, lyrical, musical theatre and hip hop, they have a greater appreciation for the arts. The wealth of experience the teachers and guest choreographers share with the students is outstanding. My two eldest daughters have both earned their Associate Degrees to teach dance and remain members of B.A.T.D and are proud to pop into the studio and join an Alumni Dance. Their dance friends are their friends for life. My youngest has a few years left to train and is enjoying every minute.Excited to see how the next few years of this dance journey unfolds and proud to be part of the DLDA family.
My daughter is a recent graduate , but had been dancing at DLDA since she started dance . As a parent we set out in search of a dance class to keep her busy , but we ended up finding a family for life . To be a part of DLDA means you have an extended dance family with sisters , moms , and teachers who are the most extraordinary mentors for young girls . They grow up watching and learning no only how to dance , they learn to be leaders, they learn what it is to be accountable and part of a team . They are exposed to so much more than dance and they are given opportunities to perform and be apart of community events . During COVID we had zoom classes and kept in touch virtually until we could all meet in person again . Every young girl and mom should be able to be part of such a legacy and to allow their daughters to grow up in such a positive and nurturing environment . I miss going to the studio every day , but we will always be a part of DLDA!
DLDA WE ARE FAMILY !
Denise Lester Dance Academy holds a special place in my heart as both a student, parent and adult dancer at the studio. The teachers are knowledgable, supportive and truly care about their dancers. My daughter is a recent graduate and has so many positive memories of nightly classes, successful competitions and memorable events. She has made life-long friends in this nuturing environment and we both feel lucky to have been mentored by such amazing people. I would highly recommend this studio to anyone looking to dance at any age or ability.
I grew up dancing at the Denise Lester Dance Academy over 30 years ago and still take part in the amazing Ladies Classes. My daughter began dancing here at 2 years old and is finishing up her last year this year before she is off to University. This studio has an amazing family atmosphere with caring, positive and creative teachers. Whether signing up for recreational, competitive or adult classes, you can't go wrong. Best dance studio in Pickering! Highly recommended.
This dance studio has operated in Durham region longer than any other. The friendly, qualified adult staff are extremely knowledgeable and talented. I danced there and now my daughter dances there. Their senior dancers are great role models as are the teachers. Quality training in a genuinely friendly and caring environment.
Home for traditional dance in Pickering.
Google rating score: 4.7 of 5, based on 14 reviews
Denise Lester Dance Academy
proudly serves Durham Region
and the GTA