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  • Type:
    Day camp, After-school / weekend classes, Family programs , Virtual Camp/Program
  • Focus:
    Dance (multi)
  • Cost:
    $15 to $380/week
  • Ages:
    2 to 18
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    Varies
  • Programs:
    0 available; 4 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    About PSB & Interplay Dance

    Celebrating 32 years of training ages 2 through adult in genres from ballet to hip hop.

    At PSB & Interplay Dance Academy's 2 convenient locations, your child will make new friends, be active and express themselves! Dance is proven to develop well-rounded individuals. Your child will have fun learning a new art form! 

    Ask us about our complimentary trial classes.

    Programs Offered:

    • Summer recreational camp
    • Summer intensive
    • Winter break camp
    • PA Day camps
    • Recreational training from September through June for ages 2+
    • Intensive training from September through June for ages 7+
    • Adult ballet, yoga and pilates
    • Pre-professional training
    • Competitive dance for ages 10+
    • Cecchetti and RAD ballet certifications

    • Special needs: Not available
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community


    COVID-19 Response 

    Due to COVID-19, our programs must meet health and safety guidelines for re-opening. We can assure you that the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance and we are doing our best to ensure that the safety guidelines recommended by our health care professionals will be strictly followed. Safety protocol measures are in place and a Student Waiver/Screening Questionnaire must be completed, signed, and presented on entry to the studio. Safety precautions include but are not limited to: - increased studio cleaning schedule - mask-wearing by everyone on site aged 4+ - social distancing in all parts of the studio - vaccination policy for students aged 12+

    View recent COVID-19 updates from PSB & Interplay Dance


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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; PSB & Interplay Dance currently has 0 program available; 4 TBD.

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    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 3 - 18+
    Dance (multi)
    $50 to $100/month
    Ballet|Hip Hop|Jazz|Musical Theatre|Yoga
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    Coed
    Ages: 19
    Dance (multi)
    $12 to $89/month
    Ballet|Mindfulness Training|Strength and Conditioning|Weight Loss Program|Yoga
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    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 18
    Dance (multi)
    $40 to $600/month
    Ballet|Hip Hop|Jazz|Yoga
    Ballet|Hip Hop|Jazz|Musical Theatre|Arts & Crafts|Strength and Conditioning|Acro|Gymnastics|Yoga



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount if paid in full 10%
    Discount if paid early 5%
    Discount for 2nd child 5%
    Discount for 3rd child 5%
    Discount for 4th child 5%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of PSB & Interplay Dance

    our take

    Karen Davies Thomas founded the school in 1989, and she continues to lead the programs today. She brings extensive professional experience, having worked closely with industry professionals, as well as a teaching experience that runs the gamut of the best schools in the GTA and beyond, both at the secondary and post-secondary levels. That she has that kind of background is a draw, to be sure, for students and families looking for a program that has a relationship with the national culture of dance and the arts. For students, Thomas’ experience is a window onto a big world, and can provide an important introduction to it. Classical ballet is a focus, though classes are offered in the full spectrum of styles, from tap to acro. Both competitive and recreational classes are offered, and in both there is a grounding in the core values of learning, discipline, and well-being.



    User reviews of PSB & Interplay Dance  — Read all 5 reviews


    Google Review #4
    Alex Rossanos (Camper)

    I love dancing at Interplay! The teachers are super supportive and helpful. They give me great instructions to help me to become a better dancer and they have helped me become more flexible. The corrections are given in a positive way. I go to class 3 days a week and it’s my favorite part of my day!! I have been a dancer for almost 10 years and with Interplay for 4 years. I’m part of the Intensive program and an apprentice in the company. My favorite class is ballet and I also love my jazz, lyrical and pointe classes. I am looking forward to doing my first solo as part of my apprentice program with the Company. I love dancing with my friends at Interplay!! ... Read More

    Google Review #5
    Donna Rickman (Parent)

    I am so happy with PSB & Interplay Dance Academy. My daughter attended at the school for 8 years and had the best experience ever. She was well trained by amazing teachers that are so qualified, but also teachers that really took her training seriously. They cared not only about her training but also about her as an individual. She could talk to her teachers and felt that they really cared about her. They supported her with school functions and even professional auditions. Mrs. Karen, Mrs Lucie and Mrs Faye are incredible people that I have grown to respect immensely. Both of my nieces are also registered and are as happy with the school as I am. If you are looking for a good place to register your child for dance I strongly recommend PSB & Interplay Dance ... Read More

    Google Review #3
    Lyndon Than (Parent)

    Our daughter has been with a few dance studios in Toronto, including the national Ballet School's professional program, where upon leaving, Interplay was recommended to us. She's now been with Interplay about 4 years and we couldn't be happier. The staff are deeply devoted to the students, and their ambitions are to be the best. The attention and care they've given us has been outstanding, caring for the students emotionally as young artists, as well as technically. The school's artistic vision is sophisticated and high-minded, while remaining inclusive. The environment is relaxed socially, and we've always felt welcomed. But, when it comes to work, Interplay is definitely a serious dance school where young dancers can prepare for a career in dance, receiving solid fundamentals in technique as well as artistic expression. They can work hard and be fully supported by the staff. The shows put on by Interplay are as enjoyable as they are professionally substantial. I definitely recommend this school to anyone seeking a top-notch training in a very inclusive and balanced social setting ... Read More

    Google Review #1
    Tamara Mitchell (Parent)

    My daughter has been a part of the PSB & Interplay Dance Academy since she was 4 years of age and 10 years later she continues to dance 17+ hours a week and LOVES it! Miss Karen and the staff at PSB are exceptional! They are highly esteemed and qualified and demonstrate unwavering care and commitment to each and every dancer. While instilling a genuine love of dance, staff care for the well- being of each dancer thereby creating a safe but challenging atmosphere where each student strives for their personal best and thrives in a “ family- like” atmosphere. As a result, the skills developed by the dancers not only include high caliber dance techniques and creative, artistic expression but also foster life skills such as confidence, resiliency, nutrition and health awareness and teamwork which transfer to everyday life. This is evidenced by current students as well as the many accomplishments of the PSB & Interplay’s alumni. The Academy provides many opportunities for dancers outside of the regularly scheduled classes including ballet workshops, guest choreographers and international dance competitions and intensives. PSB & Interplay Dance Academy is absolutely the BEST as they help all dancers make their dreams a reality ... Read More

    Google Review #2
    RRM (Camp alumni)

    Amazing school with talented teachers. Produces technically beautiful dancers. Many that have gone on to professional careers. They encourage team work and friendships among the students. Lots of options for dancers from recreational classes to intensive classes for a more pre-professional experience. End of the year show is done in a professional theatre which provides a wonderful experience for the students. Their children's dance company travels, performs and competes all over the GTA. Beautiful studios with high end equipment. Even have live pianists for some ballet classes. Just a very professional school that gave me a lot of confidence as a dancer. I spent 18 years training here and wouldn't hesitate to bring my children here as well ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    Leaside, Toronto
    91 Rylander Boulevard, Unit 9B, Scarborough/250 Davisville Ave, Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M1B 5M5
    Leaside, Toronto
    250 Davisville Ave., 5th floor, 502-504 suites, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 1H2
    Centennial-Port Union, Toronto
    91 Rylander Blvd, Toronto (Scarborough), Ontario, M1B5M5

    Accommodations

    Is PSB & Interplay Dance technology free? Dancers are invited to train on Zoom if they are out of town, isolating or feeling unwell. All classes have this capacity. Dancers do not use their phones in studio.



    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    Your child will have a memorable and fun celebration of her/his birthday at PSB & Interplay studios. Kids can have a beautiful ballet-style party or flowing-contemporary style one. Jazz blowout will leave your child's guests absolutely in love with this celebration. We offer an hour of dance and one hour and half of celebration with games. Food is excluded. The total price for 2.5 hours is $20 a child or $200.00 plus HST minimum. To book a studio for your child's birthday, please contact our offices: -Interplay (250 Davisville Ave, Toronto): 416-972-1316, [email protected] -PSB 1(91 Rylander Blvd., Scarborough): 416-284-6784, [email protected]


    Available for private rentals: Yes


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Karen Davies Thomas, Artistic Director
    Cecchetti Ballet (Fellow) A.I.S.T.D. (National), A.I.S.T.D. (Modern), Royal Academy of Dance Teacher's Certificate, BFA Honours Degree, York University Graduate of the National Ballet School Teacher's Training Program

     

    Dear Parents,

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the PSB & Interplay Dance Academy. This is a dance school where we are deeply committed to ensuring that every day, each and every student has the attention and care of our professional dance instructors.

    At PSB & Interplay Dance Academy, we provide an exemplary educational experience that nurtures your child’s talent and strive for dance. We deliver results as our students’ progress towards their goals with great achievements at the competitions, performances and exams. Many PSB & Interplay alumni have continued their dance training at prestigious dance schools like The National Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, York University, Ryerson University, Alberta Ballet School, Goh Ballet School, Quinte Ballet School and Les Grands Ballet Canadienne.

    Our mission is to help your children to reach their goals in dancing. Therefore, we dedicated to excellence in teaching dance. This is accomplished through different dance programs—Full School Division classes, Intensive Division classes, Performance Company and Competitive Division training.  

    I am inspired by the possibilities that exist for our school this year and in the years to come. Whether you are new to PSB & Interplay Dance Academy or have been a part of our dance family for some time, please accept my invitation to participate with us.

    Sincerely,

    Karen Davies Thomas

     



    Stories

    • I Am Grateful To My Teachers at PSB&Interplay

      I had been taking dance classes at PSB & Interplay for many years.In September 2015, I had the opportunity to move to Calgary, Alberta to join the School of Alberta Ballet's full-time professional ballet program where I study and focuse primarily in classical ballet and modern dance. I am very excited to learn and be challenged in my dance and artistry on a daily basis. Above all, I am most grateful for the ongoing support and encouragement from my teachers and friends at PSB & Interplay Dance Academy who have been like family to me.

    • PSB&Interplay Has Set the Path of My Life

      I began my training at PSB &Interplay in 1993. After years of immersing myself in Karen’s programs, my love for the art form only grew. Upon leaving PSB&Interplay, I went off to spend two years at York University’s Dance Program and immersing myself in Toronto’s dance scene performing and creating for festivals like Honey Jam and Dance Ontario, Canada AM, Musique Plus and various venues city wide.

      In 2002 I moved to New York City where I worked extensively as a performer and choreographer. I have performed for MTV’s Video Music Awards for Ludacris and Shakira, Nike’s Body by Dance Print Campaign, for Nikewomen.com and numerous commercials and industrials. My choreographic work has been seen in music videos for bands like TV on the Radio, Yip Deceiver and Mates of State, shorts films and dance festivals like New York City’s Summer Stage, Triskelion Arts CollabFest and The Current Sessions. Some of my video work has garnered recognition in film and animation festivals internationally, most notably SXSW Music and Film Festival.

      Nowadays, I continue creating work that spans fashion, film, photography, technology and the stage.

       

       

       

    • Thanks to PSB&Interplay I Am a Choreographer, Teacher, Performer and Model Now

      On my return to Toronto from England, I chose to attend PSB&Interplay to which I was accepted with open arms. I received an invitation to be part of the Youth Ensemble a have very fond memories performing with the group in various shows as well as Faye Rauw’s jazz classes, until Grade 12 when I sadly had to leave due to being in Peterborough.

      After PSB&Interplay I was accepted and attended both George Brown College and Cambri Performing Arts College in the UK both for dance performance, earning a certificate a National Diploma. Since graduation I have had the privilege of being both dancer a choreographer of various shows. I have been a dancer with Ismailova Theatre of Dance performing the role Redival in their production of "Till We Have Faces.” I have been performing with Diamond Dancers and choreographed as well as performed in "Ode Peace" this past summer at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre to an audience of over 1500. My work as both a dancer and a model has been seen in ads and runway shows such as PSB headphones, Toronto Fashion Week, Vogue Italia and Elle Canada just to name a few. I am currently a dance teacher at various studios teaching ballet, pointe, jazz, Brazilian Samba and tap while working with various ages from tots to adults. I have begun my Masters study in Education (Dance Teaching) through the Royal Academy of Dance. I am very excited to see what else the future ha store for me and my dancing.

    • How PSB&Interplay Dance Training Helped Me To Become a Professional in Demand

      I grew up dancing at PSB&Interplay and was a member of the Dance Company until 2009. After PSB&Interplay I obtained my BFA in Performance Dance at Ryerson University, and worked with many contemporary dance choreographers in Toronto. I have performed internationally with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a dancer and an aerialist. I am currently living and working at Tokyo DisneySea as an aerialist/dancer. PSB&Interplay provided me with a strong technical background in ballet, while also helping me develop versatility, artistry and professionalism. I met many life long  friends, and  was provided  with  countless performance experiences that have shaped me into the person and artist I am today.

       



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does PSB & Interplay Dance have good reviews?
    We've collected reviews from past attendees. Read 5 reviews of PSB & Interplay Dance here.

    What types of programs does PSB & Interplay Dance offer?
    PSB & Interplay Dance runs: Dance (multi) year-round programs, day camps. Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does PSB & Interplay Dance start?
    PSB & Interplay Dance has programs for children aged 2 to 18.

    How much does is cost to attend PSB & Interplay Dance?
    Fees to attend PSB & Interplay Dance range from $15 to $380/week.

    Does PSB & Interplay Dance offer support for children with special needs?
    PSB & Interplay Dance does not offer support for children with special needs.

    Does PSB & Interplay Dance offer busing?
    No, PSB & Interplay Dance does not offer transportation.



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