Whether you seek recreational, competitive, or pre-professional level classes, Leslieville School of Dance & Music has something for everyone! Discover the perfect class, from toddler to adult and everything in between.
Offering a thorough and thoughtful approach to arts education, LSDM promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion and is a place where every student is encouraged to achieve their full potential in the arts.  
Our goal is to foster growth and confidence in our students to carry with them outside of the studio and into their world.
We are honoured to be a part of your dance and music journey! 
Our convenient location at 1461 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, offers ample parking nearby. The studio is close to grocery stores, restaurants, a library, an Early-On Centre, as well as retail and coffee shops, with a TTC stop outside our front entrance. 
Our school offers: 
  • A boutique-style setting with full-time administrative staff and safe, friendly service upon entry
  • Four washrooms
  • Two change rooms
  • Accessible main level
  • Dance studio parent-viewing windows, professionally–sprung dance floors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, wall and mounted training barres
  • Music classroom viewing windows, on-site instruments for student use
  • Extensive music book library
  • On-site music book sales
  • Commercial-grade air purifiers in every dance studio and music classroom
Director Kristen Dennis is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School and a former professional dancer of the National Ballet, Alberta Ballet, and Ballet British Columbia. She is certified through the Imperial Society of Teachers in dance and has over 20 years of dance teaching experience. Through ongoing coaching with Successful Studio Strategies and as an Inner Circle member of the International Dance Studio Owners Association, Kristen continues to grow as a leader, mentor, and businesswoman in East Toronto.
Kristen has carefully selected a team of educators whose professional training and industry experience, as well as their temperaments, patience, and ability to inspire both children and adults alike, are highly valued. Every staff member is truly a great role model for their students and plays an important role in our school community. Together, the LSDM staff has customized their world-class dance and music curriculums to meet the needs of their students in a welcoming and family-friendly environment.
We invite you to experience firsthand what sets us apart.