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About The Dance Shoppe

by Owner & Director, Ruth-Ann Gray

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Ruth-Ann Gray

Owner & Director

The Dance Shoppe

Growing up in Milton, Ontario and living here since 1975, I have learned that Milton has a very strong sense of family and community. I started dancing at a local dance studio in Milton at the age of 10. My love for dance grew stronger as I got older and I knew I had to spread the love of dance to as many people as I possibly could.  In 1994, I started The Dance Shoppe. Our first location was a small 700 square foot, 1 room dance studio, on Main Street below Troy’s Diner. My dream was to create a place where children could come and share my passion for dance.  Along with my mother, father, family and friends the The Dance Shoppe was built. Over the years, The Dance Shoppe has grown to have over 12,000 square feet of studio space, and has become a well known and well loved dance studio to Milton locals. We now have an incredible dance space where boys and girls, young and old, come to learn dance and express themselves through a variety of recreational and competitive dance programs as well as summer dance classes and camps. 

Here at The Dance Shoppe, we pride ourselves in being able to provide a safe and family friendly environment to learn and have fun. We believe everyone can dance, they just need to be given the tools and confidence to shine and be themselves. TDS is thriving now more then ever, and we are excited to see what the future holds. The one thing that has never changed and will never change is our commitment to our students and their families.

The Dance Shoppe is “Milton’s Family Dance Studio”, as families return to the studio, year after year, generation after generation. We want our dancers and their families to feel at home when at TDS. Our open-door policy allows families to communicate with us at any time for any reason. It warms my heart to watch so many young dancers grow up, move on, then come back to the studio with their own children.

Our creative and professional staff help us to bring quality dance lessons to many young dancers. My hope is that The Dance Shoppe will always be a safe and fun place for children in Milton, and continue to inspire dancers for many many years to come.

Milton has given me so much. I feel so very lucky and blessed to be able to work and live in this incredible community.

Come join our dance family and become a member of The Dance Shoppe, “Milton’s Family Dance Studio!”

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Our Facility

The Dance Shoppe is a bright and family friendly dance studio. We have five large state of the art dance rooms, all with viewing windows and a closed circuit video system so you may watch all your dancers on one screen. Our 12,000 square foot dance complex has a front and back entrance to make it convenient to park and enter during busy times and inclement weather. Our spacious hallways and kitchenette make for a comfortable family atmosphere and allow you to enjoy your time at The Dance Shoppe. Each dance studio is individually controlled for heat and air conditioning to allow for an optimum temperature for your dancer to train in. The generous girls and boys change rooms/washrooms are both equipped with baby change stations along with lockers and hot and cold running water. The professional décor is both relaxing and tranquil. We are located in an area close to shopping and restaurants, with easy excess to the highway. We encourage you to come in and watch each class so you can see the enjoyment and the development of your dancer.

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