Claire’s School of Dancing

When Claire’s School of Dancing’s doors opened in 1973, Claire’s vision was to teach children not only how to dance but how to love to dance. She went well beyond that creating a family atmosphere in her studio which is special and difficult to accomplish in the competitive business of dance education. When Claire’s students leave the school for the pursuit of post secondary education or a career in dance, they always do so with a heavy heart and a smile at the thought of the fond memories and lifelong friendships created during their training with Claire’s School of Dancing.

In September of 2005, the school was graciously passed on to Claire’s daughter, Tracy McLaughlin-Larocque, who vows to preserve the legacy created by her mother. Tracy, along with her experienced and professional faculty, who were all trained at Claire’s School of Dancing, offer quality dance training to all children, whether they’re interested in dancing recreationally or working toward the competitive program. We invite you to join us for a fun filled, relaxed and exciting learning experience!

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc.

CCE SIAAI concerns itself with the development of an environment conducive to: promoting traditional Irish music and arts in all forms; promoting, in particular, the playing of the harp and uilleann pipes locally; promoting Irish traditional dancing and singing with the traditional music; fostering and promoting the use of the Irish language; creating a closer bond among all lovers of Irish music and culture.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc. (a non-profit, charitable organization) was originally formed on March 17, 1996 under the name Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Branch. Since the begining, we have produced 14 Irish Celtic fairs, and ran a variety of weekly programs, large community shows (e.g. Echoes of Erin) and preformed in countless venues.  We also train local adult singers, dancers and speakers of Irish, and also children to dance, sing, speak Irish, Irish crafts, do plays, and play fiddles and tin whistles.  Our programs are provided on a weekly basis to children, youth and adults.  We also run a week long Irish Summer school.

Dance Evolution

We offer dance instruction to children, both male and female, between the ages of 2 – professional. We teach both competitive and non-competitive classes which include a recital every second year. Our dance forms include ballet, tap, jazz, acro, musical theatre and hip-hop. For our dancers in the competitive stream we also offer pointe, lyrical, contemporary and conditioning. Our teachers take pride in our studio and are very excited to see the growth of our students in their years at Dance Evolution. Dance Evolution is centrally located to all outlying communities in the Greater City of Sudbury.

Earth Dancers

earthdancers is a non-profit contemporary dance company run by students, under the guidance of artistic director Denise Vitali. For over 28 years, earthdancers has promoted environmental awareness and has raised funds through their annual benefit performances.  These funds are used to support various environmental organizations.  Since their formation in 1989, earthdancers has donated over $150 000 to their beneficiaries.  2018 will mark their 27th annual benefit performance.

Happiness is Dancing

Established in 1993, Happiness is Dancing performing arts studio is recognized as the only dance institution offering all aspects of performing arts education in the area.

Growing from less than 60 students to 500 today the studio has expanded from two to four dance studios, as well as a private studio for vocal instruction.

Classes are offered in a variety of disciplines for all ages and levels in the Recreational Program, Part-Time and Full-Time Competitive programs and private voice lessons.

Let’s Dance

Let’s Dance has been in business for 21 years. We believe strongly that dance is a wonderful way to promote self confidence, coordination and discipline in an atmosphere that encourages creativity, as well as allows children to develop social interactions with their peers. Most children will not become professional dancers, therefore my philosophy is to teach an appreciation and love for the dance form. Children are able to expand their dance knowledge, learning new steps and terminology in a safe atmosphere that moves to their pace. Dance should be fun, yet still recognized as an art form, where children can express themselves!

Project Dance

Since 2006, Project Dance has been recognized internationally, as an award winning dance studio. We are an educational institution and provide a full program of classes in varied disciplines for all ages and levels.


Spotlight Dance Company

Spotlight Dance Company is Sudbury Ontario’s most versatile studio! Established in 2012, Spotlight Dance Company has quickly become a well rounded, nationally recognized studio!

With a vast selection of dance styles to choose from, we encourage children of all ages and levels to experience firsthand the positive learning environment that is Spotlight Dance Company.

Sudbury School of Dance

Our studio believes strongly in the values of community, family, hard work, commitment and discipline.  We strive to help each dancer understand the beauty of dance and its place in our lives both individually and together.

What we offer:

  • excellent dance instruction for all ages
  • a long and respected tradition of excellence in our community
  • small class sizes
  • a family atmosphere
  • live musicians for many classes
  • a non-competitive school with a commitment to quality and the individual dancer
  • ballet exams through the Society of Russian Ballet
  • a wonderful year-end recital that you will be glad to bring family and friends to!
  • an opportunity to perform with the earthdancers
  • a chance to follow in the footsteps of a rich heritage of alumni, many who have gone on to dance professionally

The Dynamic Room

The Dynamic Room is the newest dance school in Sudbury. We provide dance education at a recreational and competitive level, offering classes from ages 3 and up to anyone who is eager to learn and grow. Our unique training methods are sure to promote a healthy, active, and positive lifestyle among aspiring young dancers in order to fulfill their complete potential as athletes and students.