Since 2010, Dreamlight Studio has been offering fun and exciting recreational, low-pressure dance 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 learning atmosphere free from competition and comparison, and therefore we offer no competitive classes at our studio. View our 2019/20 Season Schedule (classes beginning Sept. 2019).
We are a two studio room facility that recently underwent renovations in 2017 -- giving us a fresh new look! Each dance studio room has proper professional-grade dance flooring and is equipped with fixed ballet barres and full wall-length mirrors. Both rooms are also free from any beams / support structures anywhere on the dancefloor, making them even safer to dance in. We also have a lobby waiting area for parents to stay in if they wish.
At Dreamlight there is something for everyone! In addition to group dance classes, Dreamlight also offers private one-on-one instruction in dance and acting, wedding dance instruction, and birthday party packages.
Dreamlight also offers a special Christian Worship Dance stream. This program allows students to explore and develop their skills in Christian worship dance. It is also perfect for those wishing to learn or merge traditional dance training in the dance style of their choice (jazz, tap, contemporary, etc.) with Christian music and worship. Classes also offered in flagging choreography and prophetic worship. Instruction available for all ages and experience levels. Click here to learn more about this special program!
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. Group dance classes are only $45+HST/month. We offer a month-to-month payment and commitment option -- no annual fees or commitment required upfront! We offer both sibling discounts and discounts to students who take multiple classes.
Students are given an opportunity to perform in a year-end recital every June. There is no additional fee for students to participate in the recitals, and all recital costumes are only $30+HST!
We keep group class sizes small, to ensure that each and every student receives the attention that they deserve. Dance classes will never have more than 12 students (and some age groups will have even fewer per class), thus ensuring that every child receives the best instruction possible and the attention they deserve.
We only use clean, appropriate music, choreography and costumes in all of our classes and recitals. This is very important to us! We want parents to feel that their children are safe when they they drop them off at dance class.
Our one-on-one lesson options allow for students to progress faster, in a program that has been customized just for them!
No competitive classes of any sort are offered at our studio. This keeps the learning atmosphere fun and relaxed!
Thank you for exploring Dreamlight Studio. We can't wait to welcome you and share the joy of dance with you!
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING
Quotes from our Facebook page:
"This is an excellent dance studio! My daughter loves dancing here and she has learned a lot."
— Name, Title
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 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 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 Shooting Star Theatrics (now known as Dreamlight Studio Theatre), where she continues to produce, choreograph, and perform in musicals regularly. Elisa is also the instructor and overseer of Dreamlight's Christian Worship Dance stream. She has a heart for Christian dance, and has taught at various churches to help participants of all ages explore dance worship. 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!
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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.
Anthony has been dancing and acting for seven years, specializing in tap. After seeing a Broadway show as a youth he was inspired to take up recreational dance lessons, and workshops in tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop. Anthony is a dane program facilitator at a local boys and girls club, where he coordinates and teaches tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop from ages 3-12. His experience extends to working with youth in Hamilton and Toronto for various summer camps and after school programs. 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 fifth year of competitions. He has won many special awards and overalls for his involvement in groups and duets. Anthony has also been a featured dancer in numerous musical theatre productions onstage. Anthony feels that dance is an inspiring and expressive form, and will be continuing to dance jazz with the University of Toronto Dance Collective. Anthony strives to help others learn and see the importance of dance, inspiring a new generation of young dancers.
Ariel has over a decade of dance experience specializing primarily in Hip-Hop and freestyle. From a young age, Ariel found his interest for dance through school Talent Shows and has developed a passion for learning how to dance ever since. He has attended countless dance workshops held in Toronto, including workshops held by world-class dancers such as Matt Steffanina, and many more. Throughout his dance career, Ariel has choreographed, taught, and performed in many events including birthdays, pageants, solo & group competitions, local talent shows, and theatre. As of now, Ariel enjoys spending his time teaching weekly 1-on-1 Hip-Hop instructions and choreographing group lessons for wedding events. Ariel believes that dance can be used as a way to connect, motivate, encourage, and inspire anyone to meet their everyday goals with a cheerful heart.
Beginning at age 4, Nicole Renwick fell in love with ballet, and it has become her passion. She has performed in numerous classical ballets and danced featured such as Odile and many others. Nicole began her professional ballet training with Evelyn Hart in Toronto in 2015. Nicole has extensive pointe experience and has also studied modern and contemporary dance extensively with teachers Julia Garlisi, Erin Poole, Roberto Campanella and Martha Hart. Nicole has attended many professional summer intensives in the United States at; the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C., and the Joffrey Ballet, and has participated in the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition. Beginning in 2013 Nicole acted as an assistant ballet instructor in recreational dance. Her passion for the arts has also grown through music. She has attained a grade 8 certificate in piano and music theory from the Royal Conservatory of Music; she is also a talented singer and French horn player. Nicole is looking forward to working with students at Dreamlight Studio, and hopes to share her passion and inspire a love of ballet, dance, and music with everyone.