About Us

About Us

Live to Dance

...where dancers' Dreams Come True!

Live to Dance Academy opened their doors in 2013 and has become one of the Top dance schools in Oakville, being Voted #1 for Best Children’s Dance Instruction for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.  We were Voted Best New Business of Oakville in 2014 and Nominee for the 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year.  Live To Dance Academy offers the best in dance training to students age 2-Adult.

Live To Dance Academy prides itself on being a warm, welcoming environment where students can express their passion, challenge themselves physically, and achieve their personal goals while developing self esteem, self confidence, creativity, poise, and a love for the art of dance.

With over 20 years of dance experience and a unique, innovative approach to dance education, Live to Dance Academy offers high quality recreational and competitive dance training. Our fully accredited, professional dance instructors motivate and inspire each dancer to become the best that they can be.

We focus on instilling positive and healthy attitudes in aspiring young dancers, and on building the teamwork and esprit de corps that will help prepare students to succeed no matter what they pursue later in life.

Our passion is fueled by our belief that top quality dance education is key to inspiring dreams, keeping the performing arts alive, and making a difference for future generations.

We look forward to welcoming you into our dance family!

Our facility

...a spacious + welcoming environment

2210 Speers Road, Units 1-3, Oakville, Ontario

Our 7100 + square foot, state-of-the-art dance studio is conveniently located in West Oakville, just south of the QEW.

We have 4 spacious, climate controlled dance studios, each outfitted with professionally sprung Rosco floors, full length mirrors, 12 foot ceilings, and a top-of-the-line sound system. Each studio also has a large viewing windows and well as closed circuit cameras.

Spacious change rooms, a welcoming reception area with Full Time Office Manager, 2 Lunchroom/Homework rooms, Closed Circuit TV’s to watch your dancer and free Wi-Fi, make our studio a comfortable place for dancers and parents.  We offer ample well-lit parking, and are conveniently located close to shopping and other amenities.

Meet the team

...click a team member image to read their bio

Artistic Director

Nadine Reguidel

Administrative Director

Anne Lewis

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop

Rebecca Zizek

Teacher - Acro, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre

Michelle Galati

Teacher - Acro, Jazz, Lyrical

Kim Falconi

Teacher - Ballet, RAD, Pointe

Andrea Leggatt

Teacher - Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical

Alexandrea Gordon

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Ballroom (BFA)

Kayla Dion

Teacher - RAD, RTS, ECE, Ballet, Pointe, Character

Lilly Petru

Teacher - Jazz, Tap, Acro, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Breakdancing, BFA, AAC, RAD Advanced 1

Michelle Zetts

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Acro

Laura Walker

Teacher - Lyrical & Jazz

Stacey Aquila

Junior Teacher

Miss Rheana Baron

Junior Teacher

Miss Zoe Glenn

Junior Teacher

Miss Mackenzie George

Junior Teacher

Miss Emma West

Artistic Director

Nadine Reguidel

Nadine Villa-Reguidel is a graduate from York University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance. She is a certified instructor through Dance Masters of America Chapter #8 as well as certified instructor through the Acrobatic Arts Association and brings over 20 years of Teaching experience. Nadine’s University education has given her intense dance training, as well as educated her in the areas of dance injuries, injury prevention and kinesiology.

Nadine is an accredited and accomplished Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Adjudicator. Her creativity and passion for the arts is demonstrated through her teaching and love for dance. Nadine began dancing at the age of nine and has had intense training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical and Hip Hop. As a competitive dancer Nadine competed across Canada and United States, receiving numerous awards and recognition for her achievements.

Nadine continues to make her mark in the dance world with her Innovative and Outstanding Choreography. Nadine has received numerous Choreography Awards, Precision Awards, Judges Choice Awards and Overall High Scores for her Choreography, which has allowed her to gain recognition for her exceptional technical training and unique style. Nadine’s students have been International Title Winners, Scholarship Recipients, National Championship Winners, and Regional High Score Winners as well as many have continued dance in Post Secondary Education, at York University, Ryerson, National Ballet of Canada and other renowned Universities.

Nadine strives to achieve the best in each student promoting strong Technique, Poise, Self-Confidence, Commitment, Dedication, in a positive manner and inspiring her students to have a love and passion for the art of dance. It has been a lifelong dream for her to own her own dance school and is thrilled to be fulfilling that dream and sharing her love of dance with her students. Nadine has created, implemented and directed both strong Recreational & Competitive Dance Programs, making her studio a place for dancers of all ages and skill levels.

Live To Dance Academy is honored to have been the Diamond Winner of the Oakville’s Readers Choice for BEST NEW BUSINESS OF 2014 & Platinum winner of BEST CHILDREN’S DANCE INSTRUCTION FOR 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018 & Diamond winner of BEST CHILDREN’S DANCE INSTRUCTION FOR 2015. Miss Nadine was also Nominated for the 2015 ENTREPENUER OF THE YEAR through the Oakville Chamber of Commerce.

Entering the Eighth Year as a studio owner, Miss Nadine would like to welcome you to her dance family……..Live to Dance Academy!!

Administrative Director

Anne Lewis

Anne is one of the first smiles you see when you walk in the door at Live To Dance Academy. She became involved in the dance industry when her daughter Miss Nadine switched from gymnastic to dance as a little girl, and has had much “behind the scenes” dance  mom experience throughout the years. In Anne’s words “one of the best experiences as being a Mom was the day she sat at the front desk on the opening of LTDA and could hear my daughter teaching her new students and knowing her childhood dream had finally come to fruition.”

Of course over the years not only has Anne attended many performances of Miss Nadine’s students at Recitals, and Competition and had the pleasure to attend several competitions where Miss Nadine was one of the panel of Adjudicators.  Each of these events were special and filled her with great joy to see her daughter succeed.  “Dance provided to my daughter dancing recreational and then competitive was exactly this…Dance was a positive experience, it taught her, as it does our LTDA children confidence, teamwork, perseverance, how to balance a competitive sport with school work and the value of hard work.  Dance  teaches students  to set goals, and that reaching those goals doesn’t always come easily. It teaches them how to adapt and overcome their fears.”

Anne Lewis is an Informatics Specialist in Healthcare by day and manages our Business Office activities by night and weekends. Her previous experience includes 20+ years in Finance as an Assistant Supervisor/Team Lead.  This is a tremendous amount of work to juggle but her strong organizational skills make it look like a breeze! You will quickly learn who Anne is and will see how much she enjoys getting to know all the dance kids, moms and dads!  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, she will promptly get back to you with the answer.  If you see Anne at the studio, give her a huge thanks for all that she does for us behind the scenes!!!  We welcome Anne for her Eighth year with us.

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop

Rebecca Zizek

Rebecca’s passion for the art of dance began 20 years ago and she began teaching and choreographing at the age of 16. She trained extensively in all dance styles as a competitive dancer, with some of the industry’s top teachers and choreographers. Throughout her dance career, she was the recipient of many awards and scholarships throughout Canada and the US. Rebecca is a member and certified teacher with Dance Masters of America and is also a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. Rebecca has performed and choreographed for professional shows including Raise the Rhythm, Fever After Dark, Toronto Raptors Junior Dance Pak, Block Party featuring Calvin Harris, Monsterball London, Women in Dance, Ray-

Dance Gala, the Canadian National Exhibition and was a company member in POV Dance Project’s “Wireless Connection”. Rebecca’s contemporary work was one of the selected pieces to be showcased at the prestigious Young Choreographers Festival in New York City in 2015.

Rebecca was also honoured to be the recipient of the George Lon Choreography Award at the DMA Nationals 2015 in Boston, where her students were named the Grand National Champions.  While obtaining her degree in Health Sciences at Western University, Rebecca was both an executive and head choreographer of HEAT Dance Team. Her innovative choreography was awarded at varsity competitions and her leadership and artistic vision were cornerstones in bringing the team to being recognized as one of the top varsity dance teams in Ontario. Rebecca currently teaches and choreographs at several studios across Ontario. Her work with competitive students has won countless overalls, dance-off championships and highest score titles, while her artistic vision has received much acclaim and many choreography awards. Her extensive training and experience have allowed her to continue to grow as a professional and versatile dancer, teacher, choreographer and adjudicator. She believes in always remaining a student to your craft, and in constantly exploring new ways of movement and expression. Rebecca’s enthusiasm and passion as an artist is undeniable and it is her honor to be able to share this with the dance community.

We are thrilled to have Miss Rebecca part of Live To Dance Academy for her Eighth Year!!!!

Teacher - Acro, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre

Michelle Galati

Michelle is a highly accomplished dancer, teacher and adjudicator and was trained and has gone through examinations in RAD, Chechetti, BATD and ADAPT. Her performing credits include the Oscar award winning movie Chicago, Honey, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Studio 54, Music Hall (TV Mini Series), The Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kiss Me Kate, Grease, Robin Hood and Peter Pan. Michelle feels blessed to be doing what she loves and credits her competitive background for laying the foundation of her success. Michelle is a sought after adjudicator and teacher across Ontario. Michelle passion for teaching and her technical strengths have helped create strong dancers.  Michelle is a wonderful addition to our teaching team bringing years of knowledge and expertise to all the dancers here at Live To Dance Academy.

Michelle is thrilled to be contributing to the growth of this next generation of dancers and is excited to be returning to  Live To Dance Academy for her Eighth Year!

Teacher - Acro, Jazz, Lyrical

Kim Falconi

Kim is an accomplished award winning teacher and choreographer.  She has shared her love and knowledge of dance with students across North America, through workshops and adjudicating.  She has passed on her knowledge of acrobatics by giving her input into various acrobatic workshops and master syllabuses and is currently working on the faculty of Northern Movement.

Kim is proud to be a former Miss Dance of Canada as well as a member of the singing, dancing group “She Said” based in Cleveland Ohio.  Her choreography has won many awards and has been recognized nationally.  She is fortunate to be working with World Performers Canada this year as a choreographer for Team Canada.

Kim is a certified DMA teacher in the acro, jazz and tap syllabuses.  She has been given the opportunity to adjudicate for many well-known organizations across Canada and the United States.  Kim’s love of teaching has allowed many of her students to go onto professional careers across the world.  She has students performing now on Broadway, television and as well as world-wide Ballet Companies.

It is with great pleasure that Kim is sharing her love of dance and knowledge with our students and we welcome back Miss Kim to Live To Dance Academy for her Third Year!!

Teacher - Ballet, RAD, Pointe

Andrea Leggatt

Andrea has dedicated her whole life to the art of dance and is classically trained in ballet, jazz and modern dance. She pursued a professional ballet career after being in the York University dance program.

Andrea is a fully certified Royal Academy of Dance Instructor with an intense passion for the art of dance. She has a thorough knowledge of technique, physiology and pedagogy. Andrea believes “to achieve your full potential, you must build a foundation.” Andrea’s early training began in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario and then progressed to the National Ballet of Canada and the Ottawa School of Ballet. She continued to study with prominent teachers such as, Robert Desrosiers, Kimberly Glasco, Che Chan, Kevin Pugh and Danny Grossman. Andrea is a graduate of the Ballet Jorgen/George Brown performing arts dance/teacher training program and has successfully trained many students in Royal Academy of Dance syllabus for fifteen years. She has entered students from Grade 1 Level up to and including Advanced 2. Andrea inspires students to both embrace the art of dance and achieve elite technique. Her students have won many top overall awards at dance competitions.

We are thrilled to have Andrea part of the Live To Dance Academy Faculty and welcome her back for her Fifth year!

Teacher - Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical

Alexandrea Gordon

Alexandrea’s love of dance began at a very young age. She began dancing at age three and was dancing competitively by the age of 6 where she trained in jazz, acro, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap and ballet. Alex’s passion for dance and hard work, gave her the opportunity to compete throughout Canada and the United States winning numerous performance, overall and special awards. By the age of 8, she was awarded with the title of Mini Miss Dance of Canada Chapter 38, 2004. Alex has also trained in the Royal Academy of Dance and Chechetti ballet techniques as well as completed several examinations.  She was the Humber Dance Company, for the four years in a row and was their Dance Captain for the past three years and was a 2017 Toronto Argonauts Cheerleader.

Alex is a graduate The University of Guelph-Humber in Early Childhood Education and McMaster University Teachers College Program.

We welcome back Miss Alex for her Eighth Year! Miss Alex hopes to support and inspire young dancers to be the best that they can be!

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Ballroom (BFA)

Kayla Dion

Performing since the age of 3, Kayla has always loved to dance. It has been her passion and dream to share with others her love for this striking art form. As a graduate of Ryerson’s BFA Performance Dance Program, she was very fortune to work closely with many renowned instructors and choreographers such as Nadia Potts-Gomez, Vicky St. Deny, Robert Glumbeck, Tanya Evidente, Alan Kaeja, and Matjash Mrozewski. In addition to her studies at Ryerson, Kayla has also trained and performed with Limitless Productions, RS.Diva’s Entertainment, The Bermuda Civic Ballet, The Quinte Ballet School of Canada and Dance Vision Dance Camp in Las Vegas. Her performance experience includes: WE Day Waterloo, Flora and Zephyr, Copellia, Giselle, Nutcracker and many more. Instructing and inspiring kids to dance is another way she gets the opportunity to share her joy with others. Dance has and will continue to be Kayla’s life passion.

While studying at Ryerson, she also co-captained the Ryerson Rhythm Dance Pak where she choreographed competitive jazz and contemporary routines. In 2006, Kayla discovered a newfound excitement for ballroom and latin dancing. She began teaching for Fred Astaire and later for Simply Ballroom and Latin Studios. Dance has and will continue to be Kayla’s life passion.

Miss Kayla is thrilled to be returning for her Seventh Year at Live To Dance Academy!!!

Teacher - RAD, RTS, ECE, Ballet, Pointe, Character

Lilly Petru

Lilly began her career in dance at the Revue Theater Deva, Romania. She brings to us over 17 years of dancing professionally as well as teaching and choreography.  Lilly has a College Degree in Classical and Contemporary Dance from the Popular School of Arts in Arad, Romania. Her teaching experience incorporates diverse disciplines of dance, from ages 3 to adults for the past 16 years. Lilly is known for her artistic integrity, enthusiasm and professionalism. She holds the Teaching Certificate of the Royal Academy of Dance and she is a registered teacher of the RAD.

Miss Lilly is an astute and particular instructor always striving for excellence in her students whether for performance, an examination or presentation class. A registered R.A.D. teachers, Miss Lilly has had an exceptional career working in conjunction with this world renowned standardized testing process. Her candidates have had and continue to have exceptional results.  Miss Lilly is looking forward to teaching and inspiring a love of Ballet in all her students.

We welcome back Miss Lilly to Live To Dance Academy for her third Season!!

Teacher - Jazz, Tap, Acro, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Breakdancing, BFA, AAC, RAD Advanced 1

Michelle Zetts

Michelle has continually made dance central to her life. From an early age she competed in London, Ontario and Oakville, Ontario, as well as completed exams in both B.A.T.D. and R.A.D. – finishing her Advanced One when she was 17. She went on to pursue an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at York University, where she was fortunate to be able to work with renowned choreographers – such as Rachel Browne, Robert Glumbeck, Yvonne Ng, Biba Bell, and Cirque du Soleil’s choreographer Debra Brown – as part of the York Dance Ensemble. She continued to perform professionally before realizing her passion was in teaching. She is certified in both Modules of Acrobatic Arts, and has trained with Cirque du Soleil performers such as Meaghan Wegg and Joey Arrigo. Michelle strives in her teaching throughout the GTA to create inclusive and supportive classes to help her dancers thrive.

We welcome back Miss Michelle for her Eighth Year!!

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Acro

Laura Walker

With over 25 years experience, Laura has become an award winning teacher and choreographer. She teaches and enjoys all dance genres but her love of Jazz, Lyrical & Musical Theater has helped her students work on Broadway and in Toronto Theater on productions such as the Lion King, Crazy For You & Mamma Mia to name just a few. Many of her students have won Regional and National competitions across North America and are working dancers in the industry of theater, film and T.V. Laura has had the opportunity to adjudicate for various competitions in Regional and National levels. She loves guiding dancers and passing on her love and passion for dance.

Laura’s love of teaching allows her to pass her knowledge onto children of all ages in all dance forms and levels. She is very excited to be a part of the Live to Dance Academy of Dance team and is excited to share her teaching style that emphasizes technique, performance and fun.

We welcome Laura back for her second season with LTDA!

Teacher - Lyrical & Jazz

Stacey Aquila

Stacey Aquila resides in Mississauga, Ontario where she began her dance training over 30 years ago. She competed all over Canada and the United States and studied extensively in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, hip hop, acro, voice and acting. She graduated from Cawthra Park high school for the performing Arts where she majored in Dance and also studied in voice and acting. Stacey is also a graduate of Randolph Academy for the performing Arts (A post secondary/college-level Triple Threat training program) where she studied and received classes from numerous professionals such as George Randolph, Gregory Hines, Karen Andrew and many others. She was Toronto’s Chum Fm Idol winner and was in the top 100 on Canadian Idol(Season 2). She performed as “Cha Cha” in the Toronto production of Grease and has choreographed and performed for such groups as the Backstreet Boys Tribute. Her Theatre credits include….Hansel and Gretel (Herendez Opera) Job and the snake (Cube City) A Midsummer nights dream (Randolph Academy) and Nine (Toronto Cent. for the performing arts). Some of her T.V credits include…..Class Act, Walt Disney Press Release and numerous National Anthem performances. 


Stacey is a member of PAEC (Performing Arts Educators of Canada) where she completed her full membership in the jazz division. Stacey now teaches full time in Ontario where she has received many choreography awards both nationally and internationally. Her students have won numerous overall awards and have also been the recipients of many scholarship titles. She is a guest teacher for many renowned dance organizations and workshops across Canada and the U.S.A.

We Welcome Miss Stacey back for her second season!!!

Junior Teacher

Miss Rheana Baron

Junior Teacher

Miss Zoe Glenn

Junior Teacher

Miss Mackenzie George

Junior Teacher

Miss Emma West

Studio policies

...promoting an enjoyable + respectful experience for all

Please review our studio policies and code of conduct.  For your convenience, feel free to download a printable PDF copy of our studio policies.

Dancers are expected to attend classes regularly.

Dancers are expected to be punctual. Warm-up is conducted at the start of every class and it is imperative that all dancers participate in warm-up to ensure that their body is ready for
physical activity.

Dancers are expected to wear listed Dance Attire to each and every class in order to
positively influence the rhythm and structure of our classes.

Please do not wear jewelry to class.

Dancers are expected to demonstrate respect for all Live To Dance Academy’s Staff at all
times.

Dancers are encouraged to establish new friendships with dancers in their classes. We
enforce teamwork and fairness and dancers are expected to treat each other with respect.

Dancers must treat the studios, the premises, and the possessions of all other dancers with
respect, care, and consideration.

Dancers are expected to arrive 10-15 minutes early for class

Please practice respect for teachers and other students by giving your full attention to the
class and showing full cooperation

Dancers must ask for permission from the teacher to leave the classroom

Live To Dance Academy strives to provide exceptional organization and communication. We ask that Parents/Guardians are asked to check their email and the studio website and bulletin board on a regular basis for important information throughout the season

Parents/Guardians are expected to monitor children in the waiting room during classes

Parents/Guardians are not permitted into the studios while classes are in session.

Parent/Guardians are asked to please inform the studio if a child will be absent

We have an open door policy, if you have any questions or concerns we ask that you speak with our Artistic Director.

The dance season consists of 36 weeks of classes held over 10 months September – June. 

The Non-Refundable Registration Fee of $40.00 + HST per family is due with registration or first month’s tuition.

New students joining after September will have their class charges pro-rated from the time they join. 

We accept Debit Card or Credit Card only and have a very fair policy regarding our payment for tuition and subsequent assessment of late fees. 

Payment Option: 10 Equal payments 
(1st due upon registration, 9 payments at the first of every month starting Oct 1st- June 1st)

Recreational Sibling Discount
– Siblings are entitled to a 10% discount (applies to the lesser valued classes). Discount does not apply to costumes or summer programs.

Recreational Multiple Class Discounts:
Take 2 Recreational Classes and receive a 5% discount on the 2nd class
Take 3 Recreational Classes and receive a 5% discount on the 2nd class & 10% discount on the 3rd class
Take 4 Recreational Classes and receive a 5% discount on the 2nd class & 10% discount on the 3rd class and 15% on the 4th class


**Please note – fee posted on website shows one of the 10 monthly equal payment installment +hst**

By registering online, I agree that the Credit Card information provided will be automatically charges for registration of classes, programs or camps that I have selected.

Debit payments must be made in person at the office during our office hours. Credit Card payments can be either made in person or will be processed monthly through our office.

Any student with an overdue balance of more than 30 days will not be allowed into class until payment in full is received. Any account unpaid after the first day of the month will have late charges assessed for 10% of the total monthly tuition.

Credit Card decline – first attempt an email will be sent indicating there is a problem, second attempt decline fee of $25.00 NSF will be applied which is non-refundable.

If you change your class style, add or delete a class or have any questions concerning the monthly charge, please make an appointment or visit the office in person. If you chose to withdraw from a class we require 30 days written notice and CLASS WITHDRAWALS ARE ONLY PERMITTED UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2020. NO REFUNDS AFTER DECEMBER.

No refund or make up classes will be made for missed classes due to student absences.

No refund is given for Non-Scheduled Closures.

The quality of our facility and faculty depends upon a system of mutual respect and cooperation. We understand that anyone may make a late payment from time to time, but please be respectful of our late fee policy.

Withdrawal Policy

In order to withdraw my student from any classes, you must notify the studio well in advance with 30 days notice via e-mail.

Costume Information 

Recreational Students – A Non-Refundable Costume Deposit of $50.00 + HST will be due January 15th.   The balance of the costume is worked into your monthly class fee.

Competitive Students – Non- Refundable Costume Deposits * all outlined on your registration forms and team documentation** If your child changes or drop any of the classes where costume deposits are paid, these are Non-Refundable and if the costumes are complete, you will be required to pay that balance. 

 

Dance Attire

...learn what to wear
+ where to get it

Some dance wear can be purchased at our own shop.  Alternatively, you can check the following locations:

Instep Activewear: 635 Fourth Line, Units 12-13, Oakville, ON 905-844-4415

Mirena’s Fashions: 2219 Dunwin Drive, Mississauga, ON L5L 1Z1  905-608-1800

Dancewear Burlington: 4012 New Street, Burlington, ON 905-637-2662

Little Wiggles ( 18month-2yrs)  & Princess & Me Dance( Age 2-4)

Comfortable clothing that is easy to move in and either pink or black gymnastic slippers

Tumbling Tots ( Age 2-3)

Black Bodysuit, Bare Feet

Dance Babies ( Age 2-3)

Pink Bodysuit, Pink tights, Pink Gymnastic slippers

Creative Starz ( Age 3-5)

Pink or Black Bodysuit, Pink tights, Pink Ballet Slippers, Black Patent Leather Tap Shoes

Baby Classes( Age 3)

Ballet Ballet – Pink Bodysuit, Pink tights, Pink ballet slippers ( pink ballet skirt – optional)

Baby Bop  – Tshirt, leggings or shorts and indoor running shoes

Kinder Classes (Age 4-5)

Please note all hair is to be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun

Kinder Ballet Pink Bodysuit, Pink tights, Pink ballet slippers ( pink ballet skirt – optional)

Kinder Jazz/Tap – Black Bodysuit, Pink tights, Black slip on Jazz shoes and Black patent leather tap shoes

Kinder Tumblers – Black Bodysuit, No tights, Bare feet

Kinder Hip Hop – Sweatpants, t-shirt or tank top, Indoor Running Shoes

**Please note Boys can wear Tshirt and Shorts and please see required shoes for each class**

Please note all hair is to be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun

Age 6 & Up:

Combo Kidz Jazz/Tap ( ages 6-8) – Black Bodysuit, Pink tights, Black slip on Jazz shoes and Black Tap shoes

Ballet – Please see Ballet Attire List below

Jazz – Black Bodysuit or fitted black tank top, Beige tights, Black Bootie Shorts, Black slip on Jazz shoes

Tap – Black Bodysuit or fitted black tank top, Beige tights, Black Bootie Shorts, Black Tap shoes

Acro – Black Bodysuit or fitted black tank top, no tights, Black Bootie Shorts, Bare feet

Lyrical – Black Bodysuit or fitted black tank top, Beige tights or no tights, Black Bootie Shorts, Dance Paws or Foot Undeez

Hip Hop – Sweatpants, t-shirt or tank top, Indoor Running Shoes

Baby Ballet/Kinder Ballet

Bodysuit: Pink Short Sleeved or Tank

Skirt: Pink

Shoes: Pink Leather Full Sole

Tights: Ballet Pink Footed

Hair: Neatly pulled back or ballet bun

Boys

White Cotton Short Sleeved T-shirt, Navy Bike Shorts, White Ankle Socks

Shoes: Sansha White Canvas Split Sole 

Ballet 1,2,3

Bodysuit: Black Bodysuit ( Any style)

Ballet Shoes: Capezio Hanami Pink canvas Ballet Slipper #2037

Tights: Mondor Footed/Convertible Ballet Pink

Hair: Ballet bun

** Please note dancers selected to do exams will be required to purchase

RAD Mondor Bodysuit**

Intermediate Foundation/ Intermediate/ Advanced

Bodysuit: Black Bodysuit ( Any style)

Ballet Shoes: Capezio Hanami Pink canvas Ballet Slipper #2037

Pointe Shoes: To be fitted at The Shoe Room at NBS

***Soft Bloch require for Intermediate and Advanced exams***

Tights: Mondor Ballet Pink Tights

Hair: Ballet bun

Loyalty Rewards

...appreciation for hard work
+ dedication

Live To Dance Academy is proud to offer a unique loyalty program for members of our dance family.

Our loyalty rewards program is our way of thanking our students for their dedication and commitment to our studio. We recognize these students at our annual year-end recital and are proud to display their pictures on our Live To Dance Academy Wall of Fame!

5 Year Achievement

A student who attends Live to Dance Academy for 5 consecutive years.

10 Year Achievement

A student who attends Live to Dance Academy for 10 consecutive years.

5 Year Achievement

A student who is part of the Live to Dance Academy Elite Program for 5 consecutive years.

10 Year Achievement

A student who is part of the Live to Dance Academy Elite Program for 10 consecutive years.

Live to Dance

...where dancers' Dreams Come True!

Live to Dance Academy opened their doors in 2013 and has become one of the Top dance schools in Oakville, being Voted #1 for Best Children’s Dance Instruction for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.  We were Voted Best New Business of Oakville in 2014 and Nominee for the 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year.  Live To Dance Academy offers the best in dance training to students age 2-Adult.

Live To Dance Academy prides itself on being a warm, welcoming environment where students can express their passion, challenge themselves physically, and achieve their personal goals while developing self esteem, self confidence, creativity, poise, and a love for the art of dance.

With over 20 years of dance experience and a unique, innovative approach to dance education, Live to Dance Academy offers high quality recreational and competitive dance training. Our fully accredited, professional dance instructors motivate and inspire each dancer to become the best that they can be.

We focus on instilling positive and healthy attitudes in aspiring young dancers, and on building the teamwork and esprit de corps that will help prepare students to succeed no matter what they pursue later in life.

Our passion is fueled by our belief that top quality dance education is key to inspiring dreams, keeping the performing arts alive, and making a difference for future generations.

We look forward to welcoming you into our dance family!

Our facility

...a spacious + welcoming environment

2210 Speers Road, Units 1-3, Oakville, Ontario

Our 7100 + square foot, state-of-the-art dance studio is conveniently located in West Oakville, just south of the QEW.

We have 4 spacious, climate controlled dance studios, each outfitted with professionally sprung Rosco floors, full length mirrors, 12 foot ceilings, and a top-of-the-line sound system. Each studio also has a large viewing windows and well as closed circuit cameras.

Spacious change rooms, a welcoming reception area with Full Time Office Manager, 2 Lunchroom/Homework rooms, Closed Circuit TV’s to watch your dancer and free Wi-Fi, make our studio a comfortable place for dancers and parents.  We offer ample well-lit parking, and are conveniently located close to shopping and other amenities.

Meet the team

...click a team member image to read their bio

Artistic Director

Nadine Reguidel

Administrative Director

Anne Lewis

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop

Rebecca Zizek

Teacher - Acro, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre

Michelle Galati

Teacher - Acro, Jazz, Lyrical

Kim Falconi

Teacher - Ballet, RAD, Pointe

Andrea Leggatt

Teacher - Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical

Alexandrea Gordon

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Ballroom (BFA)

Kayla Dion

Teacher - RAD, RTS, ECE, Ballet, Pointe, Character

Lilly Petru

Teacher - Jazz, Tap, Acro, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Breakdancing, BFA, AAC, RAD Advanced 1

Michelle Zetts

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Acro

Laura Walker

Teacher - Lyrical & Jazz

Stacey Aquila

Junior Teacher

Miss Rheana Baron

Junior Teacher

Miss Zoe Glenn

Junior Teacher

Miss Mackenzie George

Junior Teacher

Miss Emma West

Artistic Director

Nadine Reguidel

Nadine Villa-Reguidel is a graduate from York University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance. She is a certified instructor through Dance Masters of America Chapter #8 as well as certified instructor through the Acrobatic Arts Association and brings over 20 years of Teaching experience. Nadine’s University education has given her intense dance training, as well as educated her in the areas of dance injuries, injury prevention and kinesiology.

Nadine is an accredited and accomplished Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Adjudicator. Her creativity and passion for the arts is demonstrated through her teaching and love for dance. Nadine began dancing at the age of nine and has had intense training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical and Hip Hop. As a competitive dancer Nadine competed across Canada and United States, receiving numerous awards and recognition for her achievements.

Nadine continues to make her mark in the dance world with her Innovative and Outstanding Choreography. Nadine has received numerous Choreography Awards, Precision Awards, Judges Choice Awards and Overall High Scores for her Choreography, which has allowed her to gain recognition for her exceptional technical training and unique style. Nadine’s students have been International Title Winners, Scholarship Recipients, National Championship Winners, and Regional High Score Winners as well as many have continued dance in Post Secondary Education, at York University, Ryerson, National Ballet of Canada and other renowned Universities.

Nadine strives to achieve the best in each student promoting strong Technique, Poise, Self-Confidence, Commitment, Dedication, in a positive manner and inspiring her students to have a love and passion for the art of dance. It has been a lifelong dream for her to own her own dance school and is thrilled to be fulfilling that dream and sharing her love of dance with her students. Nadine has created, implemented and directed both strong Recreational & Competitive Dance Programs, making her studio a place for dancers of all ages and skill levels.

Live To Dance Academy is honored to have been the Diamond Winner of the Oakville’s Readers Choice for BEST NEW BUSINESS OF 2014 & Platinum winner of BEST CHILDREN’S DANCE INSTRUCTION FOR 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018 & Diamond winner of BEST CHILDREN’S DANCE INSTRUCTION FOR 2015. Miss Nadine was also Nominated for the 2015 ENTREPENUER OF THE YEAR through the Oakville Chamber of Commerce.

Entering the Eighth Year as a studio owner, Miss Nadine would like to welcome you to her dance family……..Live to Dance Academy!!

Administrative Director

Anne Lewis

Anne is one of the first smiles you see when you walk in the door at Live To Dance Academy. She became involved in the dance industry when her daughter Miss Nadine switched from gymnastic to dance as a little girl, and has had much “behind the scenes” dance  mom experience throughout the years. In Anne’s words “one of the best experiences as being a Mom was the day she sat at the front desk on the opening of LTDA and could hear my daughter teaching her new students and knowing her childhood dream had finally come to fruition.”

Of course over the years not only has Anne attended many performances of Miss Nadine’s students at Recitals, and Competition and had the pleasure to attend several competitions where Miss Nadine was one of the panel of Adjudicators.  Each of these events were special and filled her with great joy to see her daughter succeed.  “Dance provided to my daughter dancing recreational and then competitive was exactly this…Dance was a positive experience, it taught her, as it does our LTDA children confidence, teamwork, perseverance, how to balance a competitive sport with school work and the value of hard work.  Dance  teaches students  to set goals, and that reaching those goals doesn’t always come easily. It teaches them how to adapt and overcome their fears.”

Anne Lewis is an Informatics Specialist in Healthcare by day and manages our Business Office activities by night and weekends. Her previous experience includes 20+ years in Finance as an Assistant Supervisor/Team Lead.  This is a tremendous amount of work to juggle but her strong organizational skills make it look like a breeze! You will quickly learn who Anne is and will see how much she enjoys getting to know all the dance kids, moms and dads!  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, she will promptly get back to you with the answer.  If you see Anne at the studio, give her a huge thanks for all that she does for us behind the scenes!!!  We welcome Anne for her Eighth year with us.

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop

Rebecca Zizek

Rebecca’s passion for the art of dance began 20 years ago and she began teaching and choreographing at the age of 16. She trained extensively in all dance styles as a competitive dancer, with some of the industry’s top teachers and choreographers. Throughout her dance career, she was the recipient of many awards and scholarships throughout Canada and the US. Rebecca is a member and certified teacher with Dance Masters of America and is also a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. Rebecca has performed and choreographed for professional shows including Raise the Rhythm, Fever After Dark, Toronto Raptors Junior Dance Pak, Block Party featuring Calvin Harris, Monsterball London, Women in Dance, Ray-

Dance Gala, the Canadian National Exhibition and was a company member in POV Dance Project’s “Wireless Connection”. Rebecca’s contemporary work was one of the selected pieces to be showcased at the prestigious Young Choreographers Festival in New York City in 2015.

Rebecca was also honoured to be the recipient of the George Lon Choreography Award at the DMA Nationals 2015 in Boston, where her students were named the Grand National Champions.  While obtaining her degree in Health Sciences at Western University, Rebecca was both an executive and head choreographer of HEAT Dance Team. Her innovative choreography was awarded at varsity competitions and her leadership and artistic vision were cornerstones in bringing the team to being recognized as one of the top varsity dance teams in Ontario. Rebecca currently teaches and choreographs at several studios across Ontario. Her work with competitive students has won countless overalls, dance-off championships and highest score titles, while her artistic vision has received much acclaim and many choreography awards. Her extensive training and experience have allowed her to continue to grow as a professional and versatile dancer, teacher, choreographer and adjudicator. She believes in always remaining a student to your craft, and in constantly exploring new ways of movement and expression. Rebecca’s enthusiasm and passion as an artist is undeniable and it is her honor to be able to share this with the dance community.

We are thrilled to have Miss Rebecca part of Live To Dance Academy for her Eighth Year!!!!

Teacher - Acro, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre

Michelle Galati

Michelle is a highly accomplished dancer, teacher and adjudicator and was trained and has gone through examinations in RAD, Chechetti, BATD and ADAPT. Her performing credits include the Oscar award winning movie Chicago, Honey, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Studio 54, Music Hall (TV Mini Series), The Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kiss Me Kate, Grease, Robin Hood and Peter Pan. Michelle feels blessed to be doing what she loves and credits her competitive background for laying the foundation of her success. Michelle is a sought after adjudicator and teacher across Ontario. Michelle passion for teaching and her technical strengths have helped create strong dancers.  Michelle is a wonderful addition to our teaching team bringing years of knowledge and expertise to all the dancers here at Live To Dance Academy.

Michelle is thrilled to be contributing to the growth of this next generation of dancers and is excited to be returning to  Live To Dance Academy for her Eighth Year!

Teacher - Acro, Jazz, Lyrical

Kim Falconi

Kim is an accomplished award winning teacher and choreographer.  She has shared her love and knowledge of dance with students across North America, through workshops and adjudicating.  She has passed on her knowledge of acrobatics by giving her input into various acrobatic workshops and master syllabuses and is currently working on the faculty of Northern Movement.

Kim is proud to be a former Miss Dance of Canada as well as a member of the singing, dancing group “She Said” based in Cleveland Ohio.  Her choreography has won many awards and has been recognized nationally.  She is fortunate to be working with World Performers Canada this year as a choreographer for Team Canada.

Kim is a certified DMA teacher in the acro, jazz and tap syllabuses.  She has been given the opportunity to adjudicate for many well-known organizations across Canada and the United States.  Kim’s love of teaching has allowed many of her students to go onto professional careers across the world.  She has students performing now on Broadway, television and as well as world-wide Ballet Companies.

It is with great pleasure that Kim is sharing her love of dance and knowledge with our students and we welcome back Miss Kim to Live To Dance Academy for her Third Year!!

Teacher - Ballet, RAD, Pointe

Andrea Leggatt

Andrea has dedicated her whole life to the art of dance and is classically trained in ballet, jazz and modern dance. She pursued a professional ballet career after being in the York University dance program.

Andrea is a fully certified Royal Academy of Dance Instructor with an intense passion for the art of dance. She has a thorough knowledge of technique, physiology and pedagogy. Andrea believes “to achieve your full potential, you must build a foundation.” Andrea’s early training began in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario and then progressed to the National Ballet of Canada and the Ottawa School of Ballet. She continued to study with prominent teachers such as, Robert Desrosiers, Kimberly Glasco, Che Chan, Kevin Pugh and Danny Grossman. Andrea is a graduate of the Ballet Jorgen/George Brown performing arts dance/teacher training program and has successfully trained many students in Royal Academy of Dance syllabus for fifteen years. She has entered students from Grade 1 Level up to and including Advanced 2. Andrea inspires students to both embrace the art of dance and achieve elite technique. Her students have won many top overall awards at dance competitions.

We are thrilled to have Andrea part of the Live To Dance Academy Faculty and welcome her back for her Fifth year!

Teacher - Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical

Alexandrea Gordon

Alexandrea’s love of dance began at a very young age. She began dancing at age three and was dancing competitively by the age of 6 where she trained in jazz, acro, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap and ballet. Alex’s passion for dance and hard work, gave her the opportunity to compete throughout Canada and the United States winning numerous performance, overall and special awards. By the age of 8, she was awarded with the title of Mini Miss Dance of Canada Chapter 38, 2004. Alex has also trained in the Royal Academy of Dance and Chechetti ballet techniques as well as completed several examinations.  She was the Humber Dance Company, for the four years in a row and was their Dance Captain for the past three years and was a 2017 Toronto Argonauts Cheerleader.

Alex is a graduate The University of Guelph-Humber in Early Childhood Education and McMaster University Teachers College Program.

We welcome back Miss Alex for her Eighth Year! Miss Alex hopes to support and inspire young dancers to be the best that they can be!

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Ballroom (BFA)

Kayla Dion

Performing since the age of 3, Kayla has always loved to dance. It has been her passion and dream to share with others her love for this striking art form. As a graduate of Ryerson’s BFA Performance Dance Program, she was very fortune to work closely with many renowned instructors and choreographers such as Nadia Potts-Gomez, Vicky St. Deny, Robert Glumbeck, Tanya Evidente, Alan Kaeja, and Matjash Mrozewski. In addition to her studies at Ryerson, Kayla has also trained and performed with Limitless Productions, RS.Diva’s Entertainment, The Bermuda Civic Ballet, The Quinte Ballet School of Canada and Dance Vision Dance Camp in Las Vegas. Her performance experience includes: WE Day Waterloo, Flora and Zephyr, Copellia, Giselle, Nutcracker and many more. Instructing and inspiring kids to dance is another way she gets the opportunity to share her joy with others. Dance has and will continue to be Kayla’s life passion.

While studying at Ryerson, she also co-captained the Ryerson Rhythm Dance Pak where she choreographed competitive jazz and contemporary routines. In 2006, Kayla discovered a newfound excitement for ballroom and latin dancing. She began teaching for Fred Astaire and later for Simply Ballroom and Latin Studios. Dance has and will continue to be Kayla’s life passion.

Miss Kayla is thrilled to be returning for her Seventh Year at Live To Dance Academy!!!

Teacher - RAD, RTS, ECE, Ballet, Pointe, Character

Lilly Petru

Lilly began her career in dance at the Revue Theater Deva, Romania. She brings to us over 17 years of dancing professionally as well as teaching and choreography.  Lilly has a College Degree in Classical and Contemporary Dance from the Popular School of Arts in Arad, Romania. Her teaching experience incorporates diverse disciplines of dance, from ages 3 to adults for the past 16 years. Lilly is known for her artistic integrity, enthusiasm and professionalism. She holds the Teaching Certificate of the Royal Academy of Dance and she is a registered teacher of the RAD.

Miss Lilly is an astute and particular instructor always striving for excellence in her students whether for performance, an examination or presentation class. A registered R.A.D. teachers, Miss Lilly has had an exceptional career working in conjunction with this world renowned standardized testing process. Her candidates have had and continue to have exceptional results.  Miss Lilly is looking forward to teaching and inspiring a love of Ballet in all her students.

We welcome back Miss Lilly to Live To Dance Academy for her third Season!!

Teacher - Jazz, Tap, Acro, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Breakdancing, BFA, AAC, RAD Advanced 1

Michelle Zetts

Michelle has continually made dance central to her life. From an early age she competed in London, Ontario and Oakville, Ontario, as well as completed exams in both B.A.T.D. and R.A.D. – finishing her Advanced One when she was 17. She went on to pursue an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at York University, where she was fortunate to be able to work with renowned choreographers – such as Rachel Browne, Robert Glumbeck, Yvonne Ng, Biba Bell, and Cirque du Soleil’s choreographer Debra Brown – as part of the York Dance Ensemble. She continued to perform professionally before realizing her passion was in teaching. She is certified in both Modules of Acrobatic Arts, and has trained with Cirque du Soleil performers such as Meaghan Wegg and Joey Arrigo. Michelle strives in her teaching throughout the GTA to create inclusive and supportive classes to help her dancers thrive.

We welcome back Miss Michelle for her Eighth Year!!

Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Acro

Laura Walker

With over 25 years experience, Laura has become an award winning teacher and choreographer. She teaches and enjoys all dance genres but her love of Jazz, Lyrical & Musical Theater has helped her students work on Broadway and in Toronto Theater on productions such as the Lion King, Crazy For You & Mamma Mia to name just a few. Many of her students have won Regional and National competitions across North America and are working dancers in the industry of theater, film and T.V. Laura has had the opportunity to adjudicate for various competitions in Regional and National levels. She loves guiding dancers and passing on her love and passion for dance.

Laura’s love of teaching allows her to pass her knowledge onto children of all ages in all dance forms and levels. She is very excited to be a part of the Live to Dance Academy of Dance team and is excited to share her teaching style that emphasizes technique, performance and fun.

We welcome Laura back for her second season with LTDA!

Teacher - Lyrical & Jazz

Stacey Aquila

Stacey Aquila resides in Mississauga, Ontario where she began her dance training over 30 years ago. She competed all over Canada and the United States and studied extensively in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, hip hop, acro, voice and acting. She graduated from Cawthra Park high school for the performing Arts where she majored in Dance and also studied in voice and acting. Stacey is also a graduate of Randolph Academy for the performing Arts (A post secondary/college-level Triple Threat training program) where she studied and received classes from numerous professionals such as George Randolph, Gregory Hines, Karen Andrew and many others. She was Toronto’s Chum Fm Idol winner and was in the top 100 on Canadian Idol(Season 2). She performed as “Cha Cha” in the Toronto production of Grease and has choreographed and performed for such groups as the Backstreet Boys Tribute. Her Theatre credits include….Hansel and Gretel (Herendez Opera) Job and the snake (Cube City) A Midsummer nights dream (Randolph Academy) and Nine (Toronto Cent. for the performing arts). Some of her T.V credits include…..Class Act, Walt Disney Press Release and numerous National Anthem performances. 


Stacey is a member of PAEC (Performing Arts Educators of Canada) where she completed her full membership in the jazz division. Stacey now teaches full time in Ontario where she has received many choreography awards both nationally and internationally. Her students have won numerous overall awards and have also been the recipients of many scholarship titles. She is a guest teacher for many renowned dance organizations and workshops across Canada and the U.S.A.

We Welcome Miss Stacey back for her second season!!!

Junior Teacher

Miss Rheana Baron

Junior Teacher

Miss Zoe Glenn

Junior Teacher

Miss Mackenzie George

Junior Teacher

Miss Emma West

Studio policies

...promoting an enjoyable + respectful experience for all

Please review our studio policies and code of conduct.  For your convenience, feel free to download a printable PDF copy of our studio policies.

Dancers are expected to attend classes regularly.

Dancers are expected to be punctual. Warm-up is conducted at the start of every class and it
is imperative that all dancers participate in warm-up to ensure that their body is ready for
physical activity.

Dancers are expected to wear listed Dance Attire to each and every class in order to
positively influence the rhythm and structure of our classes.

Please do not wear jewelry to class.

Dancers are expected to demonstrate respect for all Live To Dance Academy’s Staff at all
times.

Dancers are encouraged to establish new friendships with dancers in their classes. We
enforce teamwork and fairness and dancers are expected to treat each other with respect.

Dancers must treat the studios, the premises, and the possessions of all other dancers with
respect, care, and consideration.

Dancers are expected to arrive 10-15 minutes early for class

Please practice respect for teachers and other students by giving your full attention to the
class and showing full cooperation

Dancers must ask for permission from the teacher to leave the classroom

Live To Dance Academy strives to provide exceptional organization and communication. We ask that Parents/Guardians are asked to check their email and the studio website and bulletin board on a regular basis for important information throughout the season

Parents/Guardians are expected to monitor children in the waiting room during classes

Parents/Guardians are not permitted into the studios while classes are in session.

Parent/Guardians are asked to please inform the studio if a child will be absent

We have an open door policy, if you have any questions or concerns we ask that you speak with our Artistic Director.

The dance season consists of 36 weeks of classes held over 10 months September – June. 

The Non-Refundable Registration Fee of $40.00 + HST per family is due with registration or first month’s tuition.

New students joining after September will have their class charges pro-rated from the time they join. 

We accept Debit Card or Credit Card only and have a very fair policy regarding our payment for tuition and subsequent assessment of late fees. 

Payment Option: 10 Equal payments 
(1st due upon registration, 9 payments at the first of every month starting Oct 1st- June 1st)

Recreational Sibling Discount
– Siblings are entitled to a 10% discount (applies to the lesser valued classes). Discount does not apply to costumes or summer programs.

Recreational Multiple Class Discounts:
Take 2 Recreational Classes and receive a 5% discount on the 2nd class
Take 3 Recreational Classes and receive a 5% discount on the 2nd class & 10% discount on the 3rd class
Take 4 Recreational Classes and receive a 5% discount on the 2nd class & 10% discount on the 3rd class and 15% on the 4th class


**Please note – fee posted on website shows one of the 10 monthly equal payment installment +hst**

 

By registering online, I agree that the Credit Card information provided will be automatically charges for registration of classes, programs or camps that I have selected.

Debit payments must be made in person at the office during our office hours. Credit Card payments can be either made in person or will be processed monthly through our office.

Any student with an overdue balance of more than 30 days will not be allowed into class until payment in full is received. Any account unpaid after the first day of the month will have late charges assessed for 10% of the total monthly tuition.

Credit Card decline – first attempt an email will be sent indicating there is a problem, second attempt decline fee of $25.00 NSF will be applied which is non-refundable.

If you change your class style, add or delete a class or have any questions concerning the monthly charge, please make an appointment or visit the office in person. If you chose to withdraw from a class we require 30 days written notice and CLASS WITHDRAWALS ARE ONLY PERMITTED UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2020. NO REFUNDS AFTER DECEMBER.

No refund or make up classes will be made for missed classes due to student absences.

No refund is given for Non-Scheduled Closures.

The quality of our facility and faculty depends upon a system of mutual respect and cooperation. We understand that anyone may make a late payment from time to time, but please be respectful of our late fee policy.

Withdrawal Policy

In order to withdraw my student from any classes, you must notify the studio well in advance with 30 days notice via e-mail.

Costume Information

Recreational Students – A Non-Refundable Costume Deposit of $50.00 + HST will be due January 15th.   The balance of the costume is worked into your monthly class fee.

Competitive Students – Non- Refundable Costume Deposits * all outlined on your registration forms and team documentation** If your child changes or drop any of the classes where costume deposits are paid, these are Non-Refundable and if the costumes are complete, you will be required to pay that balance. 

Dance Attire

...learn what to wear + where to get it

Some dance wear can be purchased at our own shop.  Alternatively, you can check the following locations:

Instep Activewear

635 Fourth Line, Units 12-13, Oakville, ON 

905-844-4415

Mirena’s Fashions

2219 Dunwin Drive, Mississauga, ON L5L 1Z1  

905-608-1800

Dancewear Burlington: 

4012 New Street, Burlington, ON 

905-637-2662

Little Wiggles ( 18month-2yrs)  & Princess & Me Dance( Age 2-4)

Comfortable clothing that is easy to move in and either pink or black gymnastic slippers

Tumbling Tots ( Age 2-3)

Black Bodysuit, Bare Feet

Dance Babies ( Age 2-3)

Pink Bodysuit, Pink tights, Pink Gymnastic slippers

Creative Starz ( Age 3-5)

Pink or Black Bodysuit, Pink tights, Pink Ballet Slippers, Black Patent Leather Tap Shoes

Baby Classes( Age 3)

Ballet Ballet – Pink Bodysuit, Pink tights, Pink ballet slippers ( pink ballet skirt – optional)

Baby Bop  – Tshirt, leggings or shorts and indoor running shoes

Kinder Classes (Age 4-5)

Please note all hair is to be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun

Kinder Ballet Pink Bodysuit, Pink tights, Pink ballet slippers ( pink ballet skirt – optional)

Kinder Jazz/Tap – Black Bodysuit, Pink tights, Black slip on Jazz shoes and Black patent leather tap shoes

Kinder Tumblers – Black Bodysuit, No tights, Bare feet

Kinder Hip Hop – Sweatpants, t-shirt or tank top, Indoor Running Shoes

**Please note Boys can wear Tshirt and Shorts and please see required shoes for each class**

Please note all hair is to be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun

Age 6 & Up:

Combo Kidz Jazz/Tap ( ages 6-8) – Black Bodysuit, Pink tights, Black slip on Jazz shoes and Black Tap shoes

Ballet – Please see Ballet Attire List below

Jazz – Black Bodysuit or fitted black tank top, Beige tights, Black Bootie Shorts, Black slip on Jazz shoes

Tap – Black Bodysuit or fitted black tank top, Beige tights, Black Bootie Shorts, Black Tap shoes

Acro – Black Bodysuit or fitted black tank top, no tights, Black Bootie Shorts, Bare feet

Lyrical – Black Bodysuit or fitted black tank top, Beige tights or no tights, Black Bootie Shorts, Dance Paws or Foot Undeez

Hip Hop – Sweatpants, t-shirt or tank top, Indoor Running Shoes

Baby Ballet/Kinder Ballet

Bodysuit: Pink Short Sleeved or Tank

Skirt: Pink

Shoes: Pink Leather Full Sole

Tights: Ballet Pink Footed

Hair: Neatly pulled back or ballet bun

Boys

White Cotton Short Sleeved T-shirt, Navy Bike Shorts, White Ankle Socks

Shoes: Sansha White Canvas Split Sole 

Ballet 1,2,3

Bodysuit: Black Bodysuit ( Any style)

Ballet Shoes: Capezio Hanami Pink canvas Ballet Slipper #2037

Tights: Mondor Footed/Convertible Ballet Pink

Hair: Ballet bun

** Please note dancers selected to do exams will be required to purchase

RAD Mondor Bodysuit**

Intermediate Foundation/ Intermediate/ Advanced

Bodysuit: Black Bodysuit ( Any style)

Ballet Shoes:

Capezio Hanami Pink canvas Ballet Slipper #2037

Pointe Shoes: To be fitted at The Shoe Room at NBS

***Soft Bloch require for Intermediate and Advanced exams***

Tights: Mondor Ballet Pink Tights

Hair: Ballet bun

Loyalty Rewards

...appreciation for hard work + dedication

Live To Dance Academy is proud to offer a unique loyalty program for members of our dance family.

Our loyalty rewards program is our way of thanking our students for their dedication and commitment to our studio. We recognize these students at our annual year-end recital and are proud to display their pictures on our Live To Dance Academy Wall of Fame!

5 Year Achievement

A student who attends Live to Dance Academy for 5 consecutive years.

10 Year Achievement

A student who attends Live to Dance Academy for 10 consecutive years.

5 Year Achievement

A student who is part of the Live to Dance Academy Elite Program for 5 consecutive years.

10 Year Achievement

A student who is part of the Live to Dance Academy Elite Program for 10 consecutive years.