Académie Ste-Cécile

The Dance Studio

Ste-Cécile Dance Studio has been a recognizable force in the Windsor dance community since 1979, a place where toddlers, teenagers, and adults dance and learn alongside each other with acclaimed teachers. Rooted in South Windsor, Ste-Cécile Dance Studio is housed on a historically significant property, featuring  spacious, column-free studios ( 2 with Harlequin floors, 1 with hardwood)  and an in-house state-of-the-art facility, The Grand Hall, available for rentals, showcases and performances . 

Ste-Cécile Dance Studio is the culmination of years of hard work and a firm belief in dance as a positive force. The integration of the traditional technique classes offered alongside the current dance styles has enabled the school to maintain its original premise: offering dance education with integrity and high quality, without being compromised by commercialism. It is the vision and a source of inspiration for those who want to make dance an important part of their lives.

Ste-Cécile Dance Studio offers a wide spectrum of over 39 dance classes and in various techniques and styles Mon-Sat, catering to toddler-adult students, on all levels.  Private classes are also available.

The Philosophy of the Dance Studio is to provide students of all ages a caring atmosphere in which they can learn and grow as individuals as well as artists.

Gain confidence, poise, and a love and understanding of the art of dance. Serious students will be encouraged to prepare for their Cecchetti ballet exams. These are externally examined by the Cecchetti Society of Canada who have international recognition and are committed to the highest standards of training for dancers and teachers.

There are so many benefits of dancing! Improve your muscle tone, strength, posture, flexibility, coordination and weight management. An elegant carriage of the body and self-confidence emerge through the art of dance. The dance experience becomes an outlet for creativity and a way to express oneself.

We strive to create an atmosphere that is loving, respectful, challenging and enjoyable for all. Everyone is given personal attention and is made to feel at home.

Meet Your Instructors

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Ivy Xu
Chinese Dance
Dance School Coordinator

ANNE-MARIE PILON-GERDUN
LCC-CICB, NBS-TTP Graduate
Ballet, Pointe, Character

BARBARA ROBINSON
B. Ed.
Jazz, Modern, Senior Ensemble Director

CINDY PATTISON-RIVARD
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical

XIAOXI WANG
(Xixi)
B.E.
Chinese Dance

NATHALIE MERO
BHK-Sport Management, SRA
Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, Modern, Broadway and Latin

LAUREN SMITH
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Movement Improvement

NINA FASULLO
Ballet, Highland, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Junior Ensemble Director, Musical Theatre Creative Director

Simone Orlando
Honours Communication, Media, and Film
Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical

Emma Cannon
Modern, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop,
Improvisation, Musical Theatre Jazz

KRISTEN GIGNAC
Movement Improvement

Paige Moore
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop,
Contemporary, Theatre Jazz, Musical Theatre

Kate Carter
Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Hip Hop

Master Classes and Workshops

Dance Camps

Modern/Contemporary

Musical Theatre

First Steps

NEW! Highland Dance

Classical Ballet: Cecchetti Method

Pointe (ages 12+ with sufficient ballet training)

NEW! Hip Hop

Tap

Jazz

Movement Improvement

Ensemble

Chinese Dance

TUITION

Payment Term Due Dates
Term 1- At time of registration (includes registration fee)
Term 2- October 15, 2023 (includes non-refundable costume rental and recital video fees)
Term 3- Dec 15, 2023 (tuition only)
Term 4- February 15, 2024 (tuition only)
Our dance season runs from September to June and concludes with our annual dance recital.

*RATES ARE PER TERM & INCLUDE HST*
45 minute classes : $ 140
1 hour classes : $160
1.25 hour classes : $180
1.5 hour classes : $200
Musical Theatre : $280
Full tuition is applied to your 1st class and a 10% discount will be applied to each additional class (including additional family members).

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE REGISTRATION FEE
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE COSTUME RENTAL FEE
NO DISCOUNTS ON SPECIALTY CLASSES

Registration Fee
Single Rate $35 Family Rate  $45

Costume Rental Fees
First Costume- $35, $15 each additional costume per family
Recital Video Fees- $15 per family added to Term 2 payments.  Each family will be able to access a video recording of the end-of-the-year recital performance

Late Fees and NSF Charges
NSF CHARGE – A $30 administration charge for NSF cheques will be applied.
Late Fees – A $30 charge will be applied if payment is received after 30 days of the scheduled payment.
REFUNDS – ALL refunds are subject to a $30 administration fee.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Make Up Classes
There are no adjustments, credits or refunds for any missed classes.
Cancellation due to weather or sickness can be made up within the month at the proper level.
Cancelled classes due to weather will be posted on our website and Facebook.

COSTUMES & PERFORMANCES

Recitals
Our annual dance rehearsals and recitals will be held during the first weekend in June. Location to be announced at a later date. A costume fee is required and will be added to your Term 2 payment. This fee is required in order to participate in the recital. A balance may be due upon receipt of the costume. Costume deposits are non-refundable.

Attendance
Regular attendance and participation is required by all students. A student’s personal progress as well as class performance is a reflection of proper attendance. All students are encouraged to progress at their own abilities. The more classes taken, the faster the progress. You will be notified if your child is ready to be tested and move into the next level. Class placement will be decided by the teacher.

Exams
Most tap, ballet and jazz classes are based on an educational graded dance system of instructions with frequent exam sessions to show accomplishments. ONLY A TEACHER CAN DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD IS READY TO TAKE AN EXAM. Students will be notified if eligible, and a fee will apply. All examinations take place in the spring.

 

HOLIDAYS

Studio Calendar
Classes start week of Monday, September 11, 2023

*** No classes on the following days ***

Thanksgiving- Monday, Oct. 9
Christmas Break- Sunday, December 24-Saturday, January 6
Family Day- Monday, Feb. 19, 2024
March Break- Sunday, March 10-Saturday, March 16, 2024
Good Friday- Friday, March 29, 2024
*Teachers will offer make-up lessons for these holidays at a later time. You will receive notification by email.

*** Dates to Remember ***
RECITALS:

2023-2024 Dance Recital: Saturday June 1st , 2024 at Capital Theater.
Ticket sales start first week of May.

South Windsor

Monday-Friday 2:00PM-8:30PM
Saturday 9:00AM-2:00PM

925 Cousineau Rd
Windsor, ON
N9G 1V8
back entrance of building

Essex

 

Saturday

30 Laird St
Essex, ON
N8M 1R8
Inside Masonic Lodge

Ivy Xu
Dance School Coordinator
519-966-7755

Dear Families and Dancers,

We are excited to start registration for the 2022-2023 season!

As always, your safety and health is our number one concern so please be assured that rooms are sanitized regularly, we have large HEPA UV air filtration units in all dance studios; washrooms are auto flush and have automatic sinks; water refill stations for your water bottles are touchless as well. Our studios are large so everyone has space to safely distance from each other and we have hand sanitizing stations throughout the building.

Sincerely,

The Dance Studio

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