Great Lakes Dance Academy

We, at Great Lakes Dance Academy, are committed to providing you with the very best Performing Arts education. We want each experience at our academy to be positive and inspiring. Our capable teachers and staff are passionate about dance education and the performing arts. We look forward to sharing our passion with each student, and helping each dancer, singer, and actor reach their goals.

Summer Camps @GLDA

2 Super fun choices for this summer. Click here for ALL THE DETAILS and to REGISTER


Final10 week session @ The Old Town Hall 

Starting Wed April 10-June 19 2019 (no classes June 5th)

2 classes 

4-6 Ballet/Tap

7-13 Hip Hop/Jazz

Click here to register


Recital 2019

Dress rehearsal Week: Sunday June 2- Wed June 5 @ The Imperial Theatre (full details and schedule for the week will be out Early May)

Thursday June 6, 6:30pm

(Preschool, Primary, Dance Adventures show. Show assignments have been posted. See the office for details)

Friday June 7th, 7pm 

(Show #1 All students Level 1 and Up!)

Saturday June 8th, 1:30pm

(Preschool, Primary, Dance Adventures show. Show assignments have been posted. See the office for details)

Saturday June 8th, 7pm

(Show #2 All students Level 1 and Up!)








How to Measure for Dance Costumes


How to do a Ballet Bun




Renee Coutu

Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz

Renee Coutu has had a passion for dance since the age of seven. Born in Toronto and Raised in Montreal, she has trained at a number of dance studios and studied various styles of dance, such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Afro Cuban and Break Dance. Renee has been teaching, performing and choreographing dance for over twenty years. She has traveled across Canada and the United States competing and performing in Plays, Television shows and music videos.

Eleonore Prokop

Ballet, Triple Threat Program

Eleonore Prokop has three decades of professional experience as a theatre/dance artist with companies in Toronto and New York City She was co-founder and director of GENERIC THEATRE COMPANY with whom she performed, directed, and choreographed for fourteen years, and was nominated for a DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD for OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE for her work in her own play "Before Eve".

Leanne Bradshaw

Leanne has come to us from Dundas, Ontario where she grew up dancing since the tender age of 3. She has been trained in all styles of dance; ballet, tap, jazz, acro, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, breakdancing and ballroom. She has competed across Canada and United States with high level of achievement, winning many national titles. After High School Leanne studied at George Brown College in Commercial Dance Studies, a triple threat program.

Michelle Schouten

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary

Andrew Colborne

General Manager, Co-Artisitic Director

Graduate of Music Theatre Performance at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON Andrew has been singing for as long as he can remember. He began his journey into musical theatre at a very early age, doing miscellaneous children's roles in the high school musicals where his father was a teacher. It was during this time that he began taking classical voice lessons as well as learning various instruments and playing in numerous bands.