Central toronto’s boutique dance and performing arts studio
How it all started
Positive Dance Experience (PDE) continues to be a boutique dance and performing arts studio in the heart of Toronto. PDE specializes in tailoring it’s programming individually to each student. We work closely with families to develop a personalized journey for your dancer from their first dance steps in our Recreational Program, through to the Pre Professional artist.
You can find us:
1947 AVENUE road 2ND FLOOR, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5M 4A2
PDE has two studio spaces and is located on Avenue Road just south of the 401 in the heart of North York
Hi, I’m Chelsea
Owner + director at pde
Our professional, motivating instructors will challenge each student to reach their personal potential by leveraging their vast experiences and extensive credentials. I’m passionate about all aspects of the performing arts and learning + love to help my clients with confidence, skill + finding joy in dance!Meet our faculty
The PDE Difference
“big city training with a small town feel”
We believe in authentic connection on a deep and meaningful level, in order to carve a path for others.
We value creating a support system within our business and fostering new friendships.
Our brand is rooted in love and acceptance. We are all encompassing and accepting.
We strive to be and provide the best, so others feel inspired and motivated towards a bright future.
Recreational dance program
Our Recreational classes operate to learn the skills of a particular dance genre with the goal of working towards a Dance Examination (if applicable) as well as participate in the Year End Performance.
Competitive dance program
At Positive Dance Experience, we believe in a healthy approach to Competitive Dance. Our Competitive Team must train a minimum of 5 hours/week to be part of our team, and each team member is required to be enrolled in at least 1 Ballet Technique Class per week. Competitive Team members are dedicated individuals to the art of dance, and are looking to expand their opportunities in this sport.
The Competitive Team is offered by invitation only to dancers, who our faculty feel are ready to take the next step in their dance training. Dance is a subjectively adjusdicated sport, and therefore it is important that dancers of PDE attend Competitions with the sole purpose of receiving feedback from their adjudicators to improve their growth as a dancer. It is an opportunity to practice courage, teamwork, and to establish, measure, and create personal wins. The personal success of the dancer from their experience navigating the process of preparing for a competition, how they respond to nerves and performance, analysis of where they started and what they were able to achieve over the course season, are aspects of Competitive Dance that are far more important than the external outcome of ‘winning’
At pde, we feel the process of competitions are what is worth celebrating as it is those moments that are able to define who a Young dancer is becoming as a person.
Summer dance program
For ages 5-12, our camp-like weeks promise fun-filled exploration of many different dance genres, crafts, games and opportunities to create new friendships. These camps are offered to dancers with or without dance experience.
Our "Dance Intensives" provide deeper training for ages 10-17, offering sophisticated and inspiring sessions. Dancers in these sessions are committed to their dance technique and have 2+ years of experience in dance. Summer Intensives are open to both our PDE community and dancers from other studios seeking a summer of diversified training. These programs are designed to maintain consistency in technique and foster growth during the summer break.
Join us as we keep the dance spirit alive, ensuring students are not only prepared for the upcoming season but inspired to evolve and flourish on their dance journey.