Professional and fun dance classes and camps for your child. We are an established dance and music school. For over 30 years we have been inspiring our students to nurture their passion for creativity through the performing arts. Our level of professionalism, certified staff and warm, friendly atmosphere proudly make us unique and special. Covid precautions are in place.
Cheryl Upper (Quiacos), Director, teacher, choreographer
B.A., ACTRA, ARAD, RAD RTS, AAP, NCCP, PAA
Cheryl Quiacos Upper, B.A, A.R.A.D., RAD RTS, AAC, PAA
is an innovative choreographer, passionate dance teacher and the owner of CDM Dance & Music in Toronto (Conservatory of Dance & Music). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama and French from the University of Toronto. With 20 years of teaching experience, Cheryl holds registered teacher and associate status of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and has performed the Solo Seal Award exam. Mentored by RAD Dual Examiner, Cynthia Fisher, Cheryl has a keen eye for technical detail and a soft spot for the gift of performance in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and acro. Cheryl was a national-level gymnast herself with NCCP coaching accreditation. Cheryl is a graduate of The Ailey School™ in New York City where she trained intensively in Horton, Graham and Dunham Contemporary Techniques, jazz and ballet. She has worked with world-renowned choreographers such as Talley Beatty, Elisa Monte and Judith Marcuse and has performed at Harlem's famous Apollo Theatre. Cheryl danced professionally touring throughout the Netherlands and Belgium with Koninklijk Theatre Carré show Marco Tempest Magic for the Next Millennium. Mrs. Upper has been recognized and awarded for her innovative choreography by nationally recognized adjudication affiliations and she is a proud member of the PAA (Professional Adjudication Association).
Cheryl's passion for the arts extends into the film industry. She has been an established stunt performer within Toronto's film and television industry since 1999. She was a stunt double and assistant choreographer on feature film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starring Michael Cera and was the movement coordinator on Vincenzo Natale's Splice starring Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley. Cheryl was the lead stunt double for actors Tia Carrere in Relic Hunter and Vivica A. Fox in Missing. Other Television and film credits include: The Love Guru, The Day After Tomorrow, and Resident Evil Apocalypse, Total Recall with Colin Farrell, Repomen and Repo! The Genetic Opera with Paris Hilton and Natali Reznik (SYTYCD Canada).
Is Conservatory of Dance and Music technology free?
Electronic devices are not permitted in the dance studios by campers. Appropriate group screen time is permitted on lunch breaks and during after-care hours.
Cost: $18 to $325 /week
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|Discount for 2nd child||5%|
|Discount for 3rd child||5%|
"This is the second year My daughter takes Ballet class in CDM. She’s having wonderful time while dancing with all those same age girls. CDM has many professional dance teachers. They pass their skills along with their different styles and same passions to our little dancers. Every Tuesday while I’m waiting in the CDM hall way, having different age dancers walking by, I can feel the happiness of dancing. I also like the CDM summer camp. It gives a great opportunity to have fun and try different dances." Grace Yang
"My daughters (3 and 5) really enjoy their creative movement and ballet classes. The March Break camp was especially fun! The teachers are very warm, personable, and amazing at what they do. The technique taught here to the older grades looks first rate." Barbara Pal
March 9, 2018
Summer Dance Camp Early Bird Special Ends March 19th!
Dance the Summer Away! Enjoy a week-long dance camps jam-packed with dancing, themed crafts, sing-alongs, games and more. Space is limited!... Read More
February 28, 2018
We Are Proud to Present CDM Competitive Dance Showcase March 7th
The Showcase is a wonderful opportunity for our dancers to prepare for their upcoming competitive season.... Read More
January 19, 2018
March Break Dance Camp Early Bird Special
Come join us at CDM for our Pyjama Dance Party! Our Early Bird Special ends February 1st, so hurry now to register!... Read More