Alexandria's Dance Studio

Founded over 15 years ago by Alexandria Depuydt, ADS had grown from a few students in a friend's basement into a bustling center of education for over 250 students.

We have four well-equipped dance studios provide ADS students with all the necessities to work on their routines; including sprung floors, ballet bars and mirrors. Guests of our students can relax in one of the three comfortable lounge areas that feature books and puzzles for younger children and monitors to view the dancers as they practice.

Trust our trained and caring staff to further your dance education in one of the following exciting programs:

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive
Ballet

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive

This is the foundation of dance. Ballet is graceful and develops discipline. Students learn: coordination, stretches-flexibility, terms, creativity through movement, steps and routines. Students are able to express themselves through body movement. This class runs anywhere from a half hour to an hour depending on the level of ballet. In the higher levels you progress to point work. This is for students for ages three and up including adults.

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive
Hip Hop

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive

This form of dance is high energy, funky and athletic. Students learn popping and locking, basic break dancing moves and street combos. This class is offered to ages three and up including adults. Class is anywhere from half hour to an hour.

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive
Tap

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive

This form of dance is high in energy and you can make your own music. Dancer will learn: timing, rhythm, steps, exercise, floor work, routines, turns, combination’s, time steps as well as some Irish dancing. This class runs anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour depending on the level of tap/Irish. This is for student’s ages three and up including adults.

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive
Lyrical

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive

The foundation comes from Jazz and Ballet technique. Lyrical is using your entire body to express the feeling and the words from the lyrics of the music. Dancers will learn to use their entire body to the music and express what they’re feeling through movement. This class runs anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour long. It is highly recommended to take ballet as it is the foundation of dance. This is for ages seven and up including adults.

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive
Jazz

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive

Jazz is an expressive and energetic dance form that blends traditional movement patterns with modern steps. Students will learn jazz technique, as well as increase strength, flexibility, stamina, and musicality. Dancers will experience several styles of jazz, such as Latin, big-band, street jazz, and classical. Age appropriate material is presented in a fun and exciting manner for ages 5 and up.

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive
Musical Theatre

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive

A fun expressive and creative form of dance. It combines dance movement and drama in an enthusiastic and entertaining presentation. This program is a combination of jazz technique as well as dramatic games and character development. This class runs anywhere from forty five minutes to an hour. If you love to perform and enjoy the spotlight, this is the class for you. This is for student’s ages six and up.

Teens,
Competitive
Contemporary

Teens,
Competitive

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz ,lyrical and classical ballet. Dancers will learn improvisation, progressions and learn to use their body expressively to tell the story. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. This class is 45 minutes to an hour long.

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive
Breaking

Youth, Adult,
Pre-Competitive and Competitive

This form of dance is high energy and athletic. Students will be learning the basic break dancing and gymnastics along with Hip Hop dance. This class runs for 45 minutes and is geared to ages 7 and up.

Youth
Acro

Youth

This form of dance is athletic, funky and high energy. Students will learn to stretch and strengthen their bodies. Acro is a combination of gymnastics and dance. Students will also learn steps, routines, combinations, many jumps, floor work and turns. This class runs 45minutes to a hour long. It is highly recommend to take another form of dance. This is for student’s ages six and up.

Just for Fun!
Dress Up and Dance

A great way to introduce your little one to dance!

This is for ages 3-6years that love to dress up. We will be dressing to different characters every week like Ariel, Belle, Minnie and more. Children will learn a variety of dance; ballet, jazz and hip hop.

Class is limited to 10 dancers.

Available
July and August
Lego

We will cover Stability Lecture and Model Execution, Interactive Games, Lego Car Races, Stop Motion Animation and Lego Robotics for ages 7+. Each week there will be different challenges for the engineers. Pre-engineers will learn to problem solve and event their designs. Jeff will be leading the camp along with assistants.

Available
July and August
SummerCamp

Summer dance camps are a great way to introduce children to dance or strengthen and explore the dancers technique. Choose from various themes like frozen, Disney, hip hop, lyrical, intensive camp and more. Each week there is different themes for the age groups. Most camps the dancers will learn multiple styles of dance and be taught 3-4 routines during that week. There is a performance at the end of the week for family and friends on the Friday at 4pm to showcase the work.

Teachers & Staff

Who & What We Are

Our Staff
Teacher, Owner
& Head Director

Alexandria Depuydt

Teacher, Owner & Head Director

Alexandria has her BATD (British Association Teachers of Dance), Early Childhood Education and Development Service Worker diplomas. Alex has danced since the age of 2 in tap and ballet with Florence Abel School of Dance. Florence inspired Alex to become a teacher and open her own studio in 2000. Alex has been teaching dance for 20 years. She also has experience in Irish, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Ukraine Dance. She continues her education by attending various workshops in Ontario. Alexandria has won several choreography awards at dance competitions in many different styles of dance including musical theatre, contemporary and tap. Her passion for dance is showcased through her students and their routines. Alex is excited to be teaching along with her two brothers and two great friends plus her senior competitive dancers.

Teacher

Jeffrey Teeuwen

Teacher

Jeffrey has training under the BATD and Royal Academy of Dance. You might have seen Mr.Teeuwen at your school. He has been supply teaching for the pass year and also works at the YMCA. Jeff has training in Ballet, tap, hip hop and lyrical. He continues his passion with gymnastic and other love of sports during the week. He is looking forward to working with all the dancers at the studio. Jeff is the LEGO instructor during the summer camps.

Teacher

Justin Teeuwen

Teacher

Justin has his BATD and Royal Academy of Dance and Gymnastics certifications. Justin has been continuing his passion in dance and gymnastics while he teaches at the University of Windsor and St.Clair College in Chatham. Justin will be teaching on tuesday nights Breaking and Acro. Justin is presently working on his Doctorate in Education. He is very excited to be back at the studio with the dancers.

Teacher

Meghan Frampton

Teacher

Meghan has been dancing since the age of two and enjoys working with children. Meghan takes dance five dance days a week and is continuing in competitive dance and attends many workshops. Meghan volunteers after school at her old grade school teaching one of the classes dance. Anyone can see that Meghan loves to dance, and she shows this in the classroom and out of the classroom. Meghan is working with the mini pre-competitive tap dancers and Jr Lyrical dancers and also is helping out in the 3-5 years ballet class.

Teacher

Nadine Philip

Teacher

Nadine has training in ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap. She has her Early Childhood Education and Development Service worker. She is in school to become a teacher. Nadine is full of energy and excited to be teaching the hip hop and jazz dancers.

Teacher

Sarah Boundy

Teacher

Sarah has many years of training in dance since the age of 4. She is a graduate of ADS and is now teaching at the studio two days a week. Sarah is in her last year of college in Developmental Service Worker program. Sarah is constantly creating dancers in her spare time and enjoys being at the studio. You can see Sarah loves the art of dance as she is there on nights when she doesn't even teach and always supporting the dance team at competition.

Teacher

Taya Vandermeersch

Teacher

Taya has been dancing with Alex since she was three years old. She has been an assistant in the classroom for many years helping out with many little ones. Taya is part of the competitive ADS team. She is beyond excited to be sharing her passion with the other dance team.


Teacher

Abby Fazakas

Volunteer, assisting with 3 year old tap on Wednesday.

Teacher

Danielle Demattia

Volunteer, assisting with Tuesday night hop hop.

Teacher

Faith McIntyre

Volunteer, assisting with Tuesday night ballet.

Teacher

Makayla Boundy

Volunteer, assisting with Tuesday night jazz.

Teacher

Jayna Dantas

Volunteer, assisting with Tuesday night hip hop.

Get in Touch

We’re always looking for new dancers. We look forward to meeting you.

For more information, to sign up or to book a performance, please feel free to contact us!

Contact Details

  • alextdance@hotmail.com
  • 519-365-ALEX (2539)
  • Alexandria's Dance Studio
    21 St. Patrick Street
    Chatham, Ontario
    N7M 3T7