Top 10 Reasons to choose CSD

Here are 10 reasons why Contemporary School of Dance is the right dance studio for you!

  • 1. Experienced Teachers

    Our certified and professional teachers provide fun, yet challenging, classes in an enthusiastic learning environment.  We work on strong technical skills while nurturing the artistry in each student.  You can feel confident about your dancers’ education with our experienced faculty.  With our expertise, we are able to support students who would like to attend professional dance schools or post-secondary dance institutions and pursue a career in the performing arts.

  • 2. Variety of Classes

    We offer many dance styles in our yearly (September – June) classes: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and PBT conditioning classes!  We provide specialized dance programs for our youngest dancers. 

    Classes for Toddlers, PreSchoolers, Beginner Teen and Adults are offered in 10-12 week sessions in Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer.  All other classes are offered yearly. 

  • 3. Excellent Facilities

    We want to give our dance families the best! Our state of the art facility is located 60 Bathurst Drive, Unit #18 in Waterloo.  The location is 7,500 square feet, has 4 studio rooms with professional sprung dance floors, proper dance surfaces, great sound equipment, mirrors, 20 plus foot ceilings, and sound absorption panels for better acoustics.

    Dancers need lots of room to dance and we have expansive studios with high ceilings!

  • 4. Age Appropriate

    We ensure that all costumes, choreography, and music for all classes throughout the year as well as show pieces are age- appropriate.  There are no skimpy uniforms or costumes, so both dancers and parents feel comfortable and love our costume designs and choreography.  We teach dance skills when students are physically and mentally ready to learn them to avoid injury.  Your child will love to dance at our studio!  And you will thoroughly enjoy watching our dancers shine on stage during performances.

  • 5. Comfortable

    We provide two comfortable waiting areas for parents with leather couches and viewing windows.   We have a wonderful playroom for younger siblings, so parents can hang out with their little ones, while watching their dancer! 

    We also have a self-serve Keurig machine – just $1.00 for a cup of coffee or tea, and a kitchen area with fridge, microwave, and eating area.

  • 6. No Competitions

    It’s not that we’re not good enough to compete; we simply choose not to participate.  Time is not spent rehearsing one piece over and over; our students are able to learn much more at dance classes throughout the year and avoid “dancer’s burnout!” and injuries from repetitive actions on one side of their body.  Save time and money and get a complete dance education!  Want to perform?  Join our Dance Company!

  • 7. Well-Organized

    Our studio is extremely well-organized and proud of it!  The studio shares information in an effective, timely manner through quarterly newsletters, email notifications, our website and social media.  All of our important dates are available at time of registration. 

    We offer a stress-free recital for parents!   Performance information is organized and given to families well in advance.

  • 8.  Nothing to Hide!

    We’ve got nothing to hide!  ALL studio information is fully accessible at our website – there are no password protected areas!  Newsletters, Calendar of Events, Schedule, Tuition Fees, Studio Policies, etc. – it’s all at our website!

    We believe in being upfront and transparent and keeping our dance families well-informed!

  • 9. Online Registration & Payment

    Our online registration process is easy and convenient.  Use one-time payment or recurring payments online with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.  Parents can update and check their account information online 24/7. 

    Prefer to pay by cheque?  Select “Pay in Office” and bring your ten post-dated cheques to the office. 

10. Friendly

Friendly office staff are available to answer questions and assist you.  Our teachers are approachable and want the very best for our dancers!  We encourage great communication!  Our dance families create a warm and welcoming studio environment, and there is a wonderful sense of community at CSD!

When I first started looking for a dance school for my daughter, I called a number of studios, and asked a mess of “newbie” questions! I was impressed and surprised that my call to CSD was returned by the director, who, when asked what sets CSD apart from other studios, told me that the positive, caring rapport between staff members created a remarkable atmosphere of “family,” and that that rapport was at the centre of the healthy, thriving environment at CSD. After 5 years as a parent with CSD, I couldn’t agree more. The teachers at CSD clearly care in a personal way for each other, for the dancers–a special relief, as my daughter has severe food allergies–and for us as parents. They keep us well informed, welcome our questions and answer them promptly and professionally. They ask our opinions when it matters, and let us know how much they appreciate our support. Their assistants are genuinely interested in and adored by the younger dancers. I’m sure many of us “waiting room” parents would agree that the environment at CSD simply brings out the best in our kids! While the end result of the staff’s obvious proficiency is excellence in dance training, it really is so much more…Thank-you CSD!

– Charlene Neuman