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.

10 week sessions @ The Old Town Hall

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Summer Programs at Great Lakes Dance Academy!!

 Summer Camps click HERE

Summer Conditioning click HERE


2018 Events Calendar

Family Day: Monday, February 19th, 2018– Classes cancelled

March Break: Classes Cancelled March 12th-16th, 2018

 All classes and practices are running Saturday March 10th, 2018. Classes resume Monday March 19th.

Easter Weekend: Good Friday March 30th and Sat 31st, 2018 Classes Cancelled. Monday April 2nd, 2018 Classes are running.

Triple Threat final show "RED": Friday April 13th at Sarnia Library Theatre 

Company Showcase: Saturday (afternoon) April 14th at St Francois-Xavier Highschool

Victoria Day Weekend: May 19th to 21st 2018, Classes Cancelled. Resume May 22nd

Dress rehearsal Week: June 3rd to June 6th, 2018 at Imperial Theatre (schedule will be out mid-May)

Year End Recital "Decades": June 7th, 8th, 9th 2018 


How to Measure for Dance Costumes


How to do a Ballet Bun



Now Hiring!

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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.