OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

We are proud of our Student Accomplishments, Awards, and what our parents say about the studio! We’ve listed some of those here, as well as how we give back to our local community and abroad!


Student Accomplishments

  • Several CSD students have been accepted into Canada’s National Ballet School summer school and one former student graduated from the school.
  • Several CSD students have been accepted into the Quinte Ballet School and invited to attend their full-time program
  • One of our graduates, Naomi Wiersma, was accepted into AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in New York City with a top dance scholarship!
  • Many CSD graduates have pursued post-secondary dance education and/or performing careers by attending Ryerson’s Dance program, Sheridan College, Randolph Academy, and York University.
  • One of our graduates was accepted at SLP College in London, England (a post-secondary performing arts program)
  • Over the years, many CSD students have been featured in Ballet Jörgen’s, The Nutcracker, at Centre in the Square in Kitchener and their national tour, including Maya Ashoka, who danced the role of Clara for many years, and Alexander Kuehner, who danced the role of Fritz.
  • Many CSD students and graduates have performed with Drayton Entertainment and KWMP in various productions.
  • Our graduates are successful in whatever profession they choose!  Our graduates are now successful doctors, teachers, scientists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, museum curators, social workers, massage therapists, and much more!
  • CSD has a very high success rate in RAD ballet, and ISTD jazz and tap examinations, with many of our students reaching the Advanced 2 levels.  During our many years of participation in examinations, we have had several students receive 100% in RAD Graded ballet examinations – an exciting achievement!
  • In 2013 and 2014, our dancers were invited to perform at the Waterloo Region Arts Awards.  It was an honour to be the only dance group performing at the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance and Awards Ceremony at Centre in the Square.

See what people are saying about CSD!


Awards

Readers Choice logo 2014- June 2016 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Waterloo Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Awards

- June 2015 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Waterloo Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Awards

June 2014 Diamond winner for Best Dance Studio in The Waterloo Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Awards

June 2013 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Waterloo Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Awards

June 2012 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Waterloo Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Awards

September 2011 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Record’s Readers Select Awards

June 2011 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Waterloo Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Awards

September 2010 Gold winner for Best Dance Studio in The Record’s Readers Select Awards

June 2010 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Waterloo Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Awards

September 2009 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Record’s Readers Select Awards

September 2008 Best Dance Studio in The Record’s Readers Select Awards

June 2008 Best Dance Studio in The Waterloo Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Awards

September 2007 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Record’s Readers Select Awards

September 2007 Christine Parker-Reid was voted the winner for Favourite Teacher in The Record’s Readers Select Awards

September 2006 Platinum winner for Best Dance Studio in The Record’s Readers Select Awards

September 2005 Best Dance Studio in The Record’s Readers Select Awards

September 2005 Silver winner for Best Dance Studio in the Waterloo Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice awards


CSD Gives Back!

At CSD, we feel it is important to give back to our community. We are very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish, with the help of our students, parents and teachers. It is also essential to demonstrate that the arts can help support and bring attention to other causes! Way to go CSD dancers and parents!

Our latest endeavours include:

Since 2005 Dancewear for Cuba
- We continuously accept donations of used dancewear, shoes and costumes to send to Cuba.

May 2016 CSD Dance Company ‘Mother’s Day Tribute’ concert at Conrad Centre for Performing Arts
- donated $1000.00 to Marillac Place in Kitchener, ON

February 2016 Heart & Stroke Foundation
- donated $180.00 from our Loonie Love week

December 2015 Knight’s of Columbus New Toy Drive
- donated $250.00 worth of toys through our Toonies for Toys campaign

October 2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive
- donated 30lbs of food to Region of Waterloo Food Bank

February 2015 Heart & Stroke Foundation
- donated $150.00 from our Loonie Love week

December 2014 Knight’s of Columbus New Toy Drive
- donated $250.00 worth of toys through our Toonies for Toys campaign

October 2014 Thanksgiving Food Drive
- donated 40lbs of food to Region of Waterloo Food Bank

May 2014 CSD Dance Company ‘Connections’ performance at Chrysalids Theatre
- donated $800.00 to Grand River Hospital’s Children’s Programs

February 2014 Heart & Stroke Foundation
- donated $200.00 from our Loonie Love week

December 2013 Knight’s of Columbus New Toy Drive
- donated $250.00 worth of toys through our Toonies for Toys campaign

November 2013 Mom 2 Mom Africa
- donated our studio space for their ‘Care Package Assembly” event

October 2013 Thanksgiving Food Drive
- donated 18lbs of food to Region of Waterloo Food Bank

February 2013 Heart & Stroke Foundation
- donated $202.00 from our Loonie Love week

December 2012 Empire Theatre’s National Toy Drive campaign
- donated over $250.00 worth of toys through our Toonies for Toys campaign.

October 2012 Thanksgiving Food Drive
- donated 40lbs of food to Region of Waterloo Food Bank

December 2011 Empire Theatre’s National Toy Drive campaign
- donated over $350.00 worth of toys through our Toonies for Toys campaign.

October 2011 Thanksgiving Food Drive
- donated 25lbs of food to Region of Waterloo Food Bank

December 2010 Knight’s of Columbus New Toy Drive
- donated over $350.00 worth of toys through our Toonies for Toys campaign

October 2010 Thanksgiving Food Drive
- donated 75lbs of food to Region of Waterloo Food Bank

September 2010 CIBC Run for the Cure
- Over $700.00 donated from Dress Down Week!

December 2009 Knight’s of Columbus New Toy Drive
- donated over $400.00 worth of toys through our Toonies for Toys campaign

October 2009 Thanksgiving Food Drive
- donated 150lbs of food to Region of Waterloo Food Bank

September 2009 CIBC Run for the Cure
- Over $1400.00 raised by our faculty and assistant team!

March 2009 2 boxes of dancewear and shoes donated to South African farm school

September 2008 CIBC Run for the Cure
- Over $2800.00 raised by our faculty and assistant team!

October 2008 Thanksgiving Food Drive
- donated 150lbs of food to Region of Waterloo Food Bank

September 2007 CIBC Run for the Cure
- Over $4000.00 raised by our faculty and assistant team!

May 2007 For the Cause (CSD Student run performance)
- $800.00 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of K-W and area

September 2006 CIBC Run for the Cure
- over $4000.00 raised by our faculty and assistant team!

May 2006 For the Cause (CSD Student run performance)
- $1100.00 donation to R.O.O.F. (Reaching Our Outdoor Friends) – a united way agency

May 2006 For the Cause (CSD Student run performance)
- $1100.00 donation to KidsAbility Foundation