Spirit of Dance was founded in 1999, under the direction of Lori Ann Nelson, and is currently entering its 22nd year of operation. The studio hosts 3 spacious studios, a private party room for birthdays, a waiting room for parents and students, a kitchen and tuck shop.


The studio offers early dance education (ages 2-5), recreational (6 and up), competitive (4 and up) and adult classes. Our repertoire of classes include: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Pointe, Musical Theatre, Acro, Kinderdance and Dance Tots & Tumble. Our focus is on teaching proper dance technique, discipline and self-confidence, while still encouraging children to have fun.


Spirit of Dance offers many exciting opportunities for children to perform both locally and internationally. These excursions have included: World Junior Baseball Opening Ceremonies, Disney World (Orlando), Sea World (Orlando), Dance the World parades at Walt Disney World, Nassau, Bahamas, Chicago, Wisconsin Dells, Texas, Minneapolis, and Toronto. During these dance events, we have been blessed to partake in a variety of workshops, and have our students receive a number of scholarships to attend classes in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.



  • Excellent student to teacher ratio

  • Qualified, experienced teachers

  • Recitals, competitions and performance opportunities available for all students

  • Parent Association

  • Helping families fundraise associated expenses of dance for both competitive and recreational dancers

  • Scholarship Opportunities

  • Ballet, Jazz and Tap ADAPT exams available

  • Proud supporter of P.R.O. Kids and Dilico

  • Unique, age appropriate and entertaining choreography

  • Family Discounts

  • ADTA Acro exams available

179 Algoma Street South
1 (807) 623-4789
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