About Our Classes
Dreamlight Studio offers fun and exciting recreational, low-pressure dance and acting classes that are perfect for all experience levels. We strive to provide a safe and friendly environment for students of all ages to explore and develop their passion for dance and the performing arts. We believe in creating a fun learning atmosphere where students can be free from the stress of competition, therefore we offer no competitive classes at the studio. Registration for to 2020/21 Season (classes begin Sept. 21st) is now open! Classes are being offered with in-studio, digital (watch live from home via Zoom), and hybrid registration options. View the class schedule here. In addition to group dance and acting classes, Dreamlight also offers private one-on-one instruction in dance and acting, and birthday party packages.
What Makes Us Different:
At Dreamlight we strongly believe that you should not need to "break-the-bank" in order to enjoy the complete dance experience. We offer a month-to-month payment option -- no annual fees upfront! We offer sibling discounts and discounts to students who take multiple classes. There is no additional fee for students to participate in the recitals, and our recital costumes only cost $30!!!
Dreamlight has its own stage onsite, complete with full theatrical lighting and sound. Twice a year students are given the opportunity to perform a recital onstage. Because the recitals happen right at Dreamlight, there is less pressure on the students because they are already familiar with the space, and even get a chance to rehearse onstage during their class time.
Each student also receives two free recital tickets per class they are enrolled in to give to family or friends, with additional tickets available for only $5 each, and remember recital costumes will never cost more than $20!
We keep group class sizes small, to ensure that each and every student receives the attention that they deserve. The Tiny Tots classes will never have more than seven students, all other dance classes will never have more than eight students, thus ensuring that every child receives the best instruction possible and the attention they deserve.
We only use clean, age appropriate music, choreography, and costumes in our classes and recitals.
Dreamlight Studio Theatre (formerly Shooting Star Theatrics) also produces three musical productions on Dreamlight's stage annually, and this has provided the opportunity for students to be featured in community theatre musicals, as well as television episodes produced and aired by Cable14.
Thank you for exploring Dreamlight Studio. We can't wait to welcome you and share the magic of the performing arts with you!
Studio Director, Dance & Acting Instructor
Elisa Sorbara founded Dreamlight Studio in 2010. She studied theatre at Brock University, and is formally trained in both acting and voice. She has taught acting, music, and dance to elementary and middle school children with the HWDSB's Artsaround Program, as well as to home schooled children and teens. In addition to her acting and theatre background, Elisa has been dancing for many years and has also choreographed several large cast musicals including "Hello, Dolly!", "Kiss Me, Kate", "Annie Get Your Gun", and "The Pajama Game" -- two of which were selected by the Ontario Arts Review as one of the Top Ten theatrical productions of the year in all of Ontario. In 2007, Elisa founded Hamilton's Shooting Star Theatrics (now known as Dreamlight Studio Theatre), where she continues to produce, choreograph, and perform in musicals regularly. Elisa strives to ensure that Dreamlight Studio is always a safe, and welcoming environment where all students can grow and explore their love and passion for dance and the performing arts.
Dance & Acting Instructor
Rachel has been training in various forms of dance since the age of five. This includes classical and modern ballet, pointe, musical theatre, jazz, lyrical, tap, ballroom, latin dances, and hip hop. She has competed, trained, assist taught, and taught at other studios and Universities such as Brock Dance Club as well as being president of Live-4-dance – the Brock University Hip Hop Club. Rachel is a recent Brock University graduate with a BA Honours degree in the Dramatic Arts - Performance Concentration. To date she has six years of singing and acting experience, as well as spearheading a special theatre arts programme. She has performed in numerous plays at Theatre Aquarius and Brock University and provided dance instructions at schools and produced workshops for Performing Art seminars and produced choreography for various plays. Rachel is an enthusiastic individual eager to spread her knowledge and passion with others wishing to pursue the same!
Danikka started dancing at the age of three. By age five she was taking ballet, jazz and tap, continuing all three core classes throughout the years. Acro, Hip-Hop, Pointe Technique and Assisting were eventually
added to her weekly schedule, thus making the studio her second home. She joined a dance company at ten years of age where she danced at local charities, festivals and senior residences. She also took dance exams in ballet, jazz and tap, receiving honours. Danikka spent twelve years dancing in Hamilton and as her love for dance grew, this passion ultimately flourished outside of the studio. In her teen years she started dance ministry at her church and was also the dance captain at her high school. At the age of twenty she was a competitor in a LA talent convention where she won first place in dance, 1st runner up for her headshot and received a scholarship to an acting school. Later on she taught at an agency preparing future models and talent in acting, dancing and runway. With her love, knowledge and experience, Danikka’s aim and determination is to inspire and help others grow through dance!
Tap Dance Instructor
Anthony has been dancing and acting for six years, specializing in tap. He was inspired to start taking dance lessons after watching a performance of Broadway Show where he was fascinated by the style and sounds of tap. After doing recreational dance for a couple of years, he wanted to take tap dancing even further so he joined a competitive team where he is now in his fourth year of competitions. Anthony has also been a featured tap dancer in numerous musical theatre productions onstage. Anthony feels that tap is an inspiring and expressive form of dance and loves to share his passions with others.
Dance Instructor Assistant
Taylor has been in various forms of dance since the age of three. She has trained in many styles including jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, acrobatics, hip hop, and ballroom. She trained at recreational dance studios, and loved doing performances. She has also participated in lessons instructed by contestants of the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance?" . Taylor has also been involved in acting and singing for eight years, and participated in performances at her high school. Taylor now goes to Mohawk College and is enrolled in their Child and Youth Care program. She also performed as a cheerleader during her studies at the College. She loves working with children and helping them pursue any dreams that they have, and sharing her passion for dancing.