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About Us


Experience the energy! Experience the excitement!
Celebrating 25 years of teaching families how to dance

After a successful professional career as a dancer, Angela Tucker owner and director of the York Dance Academy, decided to share her passion and opened her first dance studio in Newmarket. There are now 3 locations in York Region with spacious studios featuring sprung dance floors, homework rooms, WIFI and areas for families to observe the classes in progress. The teaching staff have a personal and yet professional approach to dance instruction which provides students with a positive learning experience.

The York Dance Academy offers a variety of dance programs from 3 years to adult and both freestyle and examination classes are available with certification through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.), Canadian Dance Teachers Association (C.D.T.A.) and Performing Arts Educators of Canada (P.A.E.C.) In addition to the recreational classes the studio also has a successful competitive dance team  providing dedicated and talented dancers performance opportunities and special events throughout the year. Dancers from the Company have performed with professional dance troupes including The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Espressivo and Motus O. A number of students have also performed at Walt Disney World in Florida, which is just one of the special opportunities provided to students enrolled in the school.

Many of the graduates of YDA are now enjoying professional dance careers with world renowned companies and SYTYCDC. It’s easy to understand why the York Dance Academy has become one of the foremost dance schools in York Region!