Why Try Dance?
Encourages Personality and Character Development
Dreamlight’s dance curriculum nurtures and encourages children to become the type of person and dancer that they were created to be! Every student is unique, and we will help them to see just how wonderful of a person they already are.
Combats Shyness and Improves Self-Confidence
Small class sizes and great instructor-to-student ratios ensure a more comfortable dance environment where students can feel safe to make a mistake and contribute their own ideas!
Helps with Social Anxiety
By seeing the same teacher and classmates every week, and by being welcomed, loved and acknowledged each time they come to class, children who struggle with social anxiety can begin to feel more comfortable in a public setting.
Provides Children with Positive Role Models and New Friendships
At Dreamlight, it is not uncommon for students to make lasting friendships with teachers and classmates alike. Our teachers do much more than teach dance – they cultivate real relationships with students, providing children with another trustworthy adult figure that will encourage them to be all that they can be – and not just in dance, but in life!
At Dreamlight, we believe in creating more than just great dancers -- we believe in nurturing and equipping students with life-skills so they can live the life they were created to live and be the person they were created to be!
Registration For Classes is Open!
Classes Available for ages 3-15. Class Cost: $45+HST/month, one-time $20+HST registration fee.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What classes do you offer? How do I know which class to enroll my child in?
Dreamlight offers recreational, non-competitive classes in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary and more. If you're unsure which class would be the best fit for your child, feel free to contact us using the form above. We would be happy to go through the various class options with you and work with you to determine which class your child would be happiest in!
Is there a discount for enrolling in more than one class or for enrolling siblings?
Yes, absolutely! If one child takes two classes, the cost becomes $40+HST/month per class. If you enroll siblings - even if they're in different classes - the cost becomes $40+HST/month per child.
My child has never danced before. Will they be behind?
At Dreamlight, we strive to create a dance environment that is welcoming of beginners of all ages. Our classes start fresh each year, and with the new season beginning on September 10th, this is the most ideal time of year for new students to join!
How long is the season? Do I have to sign up for the whole year? What if my child wants to quit?
The dance season runs from mid-September through until mid-June, with a recital at the end of the year. Classes began mid-September, but are currently still open to new student registrations. We offer three different payment/commitment options for you to choose from (see below). You can select your option upon registration, and change options at a later date if you wish.
Option 1 - Month-To-Month Payment with Pre-Authorized Credit Card.
Place a credit card on file, and on the first of each month we will automatically process the payment for that month. Students can discontinue at any time in the season with two weeks' notice, and no future credit card charges will be processed.
Option 2 - Semester In-Person Payments with Cash, Debit, or Credit.
The full dance year (Sept-June) is divided into three easy amounts as follows: $150.00+HST: Due upon registration. $150.00+HST: Due by first class in December. $150.00+HST: Due by first class in March. (Prices based on one student enrolled in one class. Sibling and multiple class discounts will be applied as applicable.) If students discontinue, no amount already paid will be refunded but you will not be obligated for any future amount.
Option 3 - One Time Annual Payment.
Choose to pay for the entire year upfront (September through June), and we will take 10% off of the total price. Students will also receive a complementary Dreamlight dance bag (limited number available -- while supplies last). If parents choose this option please note that it is not refundable should the student wish to discontinue classes at any point in the year for any reason.
Some months have more classes than others. Is the price the same each month?
Yes, the price is the same each month regardless of whether there are 3, 4 or 5 classes that fall in that particular month. We divide the overall cost of the entire dance year into equal amounts for each month, making it easier for families to budget into their monthly expenses. The price per month also remains the same regardless of whether or not the student is absent for one or more classes.
What will the recital costs be? Does my child have to participate?
Recital participation is always optional at Dreamlight! If your child wishes to participate, there is a $30 costume fee due in April. We haven't set the price of our recital tickets this year yet, but last year they were $10 each and every child received two free tickets. Parents could then purchase as many additional ones as they wished, with no minimum purchase required. Recital DVDs were optional, and available for $20. We do not charge any additional fees for students to participate in the recital!
How many students are permitted in each class?
No class will ever have more than 12 students. We also watch the enrollment ages, and whether or not the class will have one instructor or two, and adjust the maximum capacity accordingly if required to 10 or sometimes even 8 students. We want to make sure each child will always receive the attention they deserve!
Does my child have to wear or purchase a uniform to attend class?
No, not at all! We believe students -- especially little ones -- should wear what makes them feel most comfortable. Our only dress code requirements are that they have the proper footwear (either jazz or ballet shoes) so they can safely participate in class (and we have a selection of discounted used stock available in our lobby), and that they wear clothing that is tight/fitted to their body and is safe to move in. We do recommend leotards and tights, as we find that if students "dress the part" they are more likely to participate and take the class seriously, however even leggings and a fitted t-shirt are ok! We do not require you to purchase clothing from us, nor do we require students to wear a certain colour or brand. Tutus are also more than welcome!
Where are you located? How long has Dreamlight been around?
Dreamlight is located at 230 Anchor Road #6, in Hamilton. We're on the East Hamilton mountain, near the Dartnall & Stone Church Linc/Red Hill exits. We're in a plaza, near Carmen's Banquet Centre. We're proudly entering our 9th year of dance! We're a strictly recreational studio, that strongly believes in providing a fun, safe, clean and loving environment for students to explore their love of dance. For more information about Dreamlight, you can read up on us by clicking the "Who We Are" menu bar tab.
How can I register my child?
To register, begin by filling out the form on this page (found above). You will then be directed to a page where you can select the registration open that is most convenient for you and then go from there.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us here.
Thank you, and we look forward to welcoming you into our dance family!