Denise Smith Dance Studio
Denise Smith Dance Studio was started in 1979 and is a highly recognized and respected dance studio in the Ottawa /Manotick area. Our goal is to provide every student with the most enjoyable and professional dance education possible.
Whether a student simply chooses to dance for fun, exercise, social skills or become a professional dancer our qualified teaching staff provide our students with the best quality in dance training. . Our objective is to not only providing professional level training, but to also create an environment where students build spirit and prepare them for life beyond the stage.
We offer many programs and levels to meet the needs of all students and parents.
Pre-Dance programs for children 3-5 years old in Pre-Ballet/Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop, this program is dedicated to young children wanting to explore movement inspired by music. Your child will gain basic dance skills to perform and the confidence to think independently. This program will build the foundation for success in dance education by developing fundamental skills and basic movement while introducing strength, flexibility and coordination.
Recreational Program is designed for all levels, ages and abilities. Students can now choose the forms of dance that excite them the most giving them the chance to build on these styles and refine their skills. In these classes they will learn more independence, confidence, leadership skills and focus all while enjoying the movement and having fun. This is a big step towards understanding the rewarding feeling that dance can bring. From learning in class to dancing on stage this will certainly fill their need for activity and expression. Our recreational program introduces students to a variety of different dance styles such as Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, and Acrobatic- Gymnastics. This program provides a great way to get fit and have fun.
NEW Part-Time Competitive Program has been added this year for those students wanting to be part of the competitive experience but take fewer classes and less commitment than the Full Time Competitive Program. We are very excited about offering this new program.
Full-Time Competitive Program is designed to truly challenge and inspire those serious about dance. This program offers intense conditioning, technical training, first class choreography and personal attention. Students gain the technique they need through concentrated training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap and Acrobatic gymnastics.
Although the focus is on giving students the ability to pursue dance as a profession, the skills learned in this program have proven to be valuable life lessons that continue to benefit the students in all career choices. Self-discipline, self-expression, responsibility, and time management are only some of the qualities that our students are guaranteed to acquire.
Boys only classes available also!