Enjoy difference

Established for over 10 yrs, Creswell Dance Academy is one of the best dance schools in The Beaches, Toronto. CDA offers a wide variety of dance classes, a successful competition program, and the opportunity to gain certification with Royal Academy Dance.

Imagine and Create

Our programs are dedicated to the growth and fostering of dance as an art form and being a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether a competitive or recreational dancer, students are encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace.

Only The Best

We offer a warm, welcoming environment where our highly trained, professional instructors encourage the dancers to improve their technique every class. Classes emphasize musicality and body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography.

Our story

In 2007 Lea Creswell opened the doors of Creswell Dance Academy (CDA) with a mission to instill respect and love for the grand tradition of dance and theatre in all her students. Starting with only 7 students in September she ended her first season with 37 students as word spread through The Beaches. Lea was gaining a reputation for her warm and encouraging nature but more importantly the focus she placed on technique and personal growth for each student.

Why We Love Dance

Dancing provides many great benefits that we love. Dancing is a form of exercise and an expression of art, in that it appeals to the emotions. People come together through dance. Dancing is a great form of aerobic exercise since it works many muscles in the body. We love the art and the health benefits that dance brings into our lives.

Kids ballet classes in the Beaches, Toronto

Meeting Our amazing Dance Teachers

Our highly trained, professional instructors encourage our dancers to improve their technique during every class.

Ms Lea and her fabulous team of dance teachers and office staff are warm, welcoming and always smiling! They have created a positive learning environment where kids of all ages feel supported, encouraged and able to do anything!

Karon Livingstone-Hentsch

Lea Creswell and her staff inspire students to strive for excellence and to be the best version of themselves everyday.

Larissa Rowland

Miss Lea and her incredible team of talented instructors work very hard to bring out the best in every student. Their passion, enthusiasm and love of dance has inspired many students to thrive in a positive, friendly and confident building environment.

Lisa Sipes

Lea is always enthusiastic, flexible and accommodating to the needs of families and ALWAYS teaches with a smile on her face!

Victoria Macpherson

This is an amazing studio!! Not only do they produce beautiful technical dancers, but also a warm and nurturing environment. My girls love it here!!

Donna Christo