Welcome to Greta Leeming Studio of Dance

 CGreta Leeming Studio of Dance offers premiere dance instruction for students of all ages in Ottawa and the surrounding area. Our exceptional teaching staff provides quality instruction in a healthy learning environment. Dancers can develop lifetime friendships and gain confidence all the while learning the art of dance.

Whether this is your first pair of dance shoes or you’re dusting off your old ones, GLS has the perfect class for you!


We're so excited to welcome you back into the studio in September!

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  • Greta Leeming Studio has been part of our family since my children were small. My youngest daughter continues to dance recreationally at GLS, and four years ago I was inspired to try adult tap classes. They’re so much fun, and Tami-Lynn pushes us to be our best. GLS teachers are professional, the office staff is friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is welcoming.

    Elizabeth Brunet, Parent & Dancer
  • My previous training at GLS made my transition into the Ryerson Dance Program nothing but smooth. It not only prepared me for the dance classes I am taking, but as well as all other aspects of my life. Whether or not you are looking to pursue a dance career, I highly recommend the programs at GLS. They provide not only all the necessary tools and training for dance, but they foster an environment for personal growth inside and out of studio doors, all while making lifelong memories.

    Talia Landau, GLS Graduate
  • I enrolled my daughter in classes at GLS when she was just 4. In the past 8 years at GLS, she’s learned so much more than just dance, she learned about dedication, discipline, and how to work as part of a team. She loved her experience here so much so that she encouraged me to go back to dance. I’m now taking tap class and couldn’t ask for a greater way to work-out, a way to leave the day’s stresses behind, and have fun. It’s a wonderful place to learn dance regardless of your age.

    Fiona Schrader, Parent & Dancer
  • Greta Leeming Studio was the safe and secure second home for my three children from their first steps to graduation. The studio continuously offered my kids a positive learning environment as well as a safe place to develop life skills that are now carrying them through their future years. The GLS staff are such strong role models in teaching, correcting, directing, empowering and encouraging all students to do their best.

    Liz Kennedy, Parent
  • Starting out as a very shy and introverted child, my daughter has grown into a confident young lady, which I attribute, in large part, to the quality of teachers at GLS. I entrust her care and well-being to the amazing GLS teachers and am so thankful for the time and attention they give, not only my daughter, but each student. The lessons she is taught daily go far beyond dance and if you are considering dance for your child, this is the right studio!

    Lisa Hogervorst, Parent

Term Dates & Closures

2020/2021 Term Dates

Fall Term: September 28, 2020 - December 19, 2020
Please note - Winter and Spring term dates are dependent on Ottawa's lockdown schedule and are subject to change. As of January 3rd, 2021, these dates are NOT current. Please contact the studio or check your email for the latest information.
Winter Term (updated): January 4, 2021 - May 1, 2021
Spring Term (updated): May 3, 2021 - June 26, 2021

Holidays & Studio Closures

Thanksgiving Monday October 12th, 2020
Christmas Holidays Sunday December 20th, 2020 to Sunday January 3rd, 2021 (inclusive)
Family Day Monday February 15th, 2021
Easter Weekend Closed Friday April 2nd & Saturday April 3rd, 2021 (Open Easter Monday!)
NEW: April Break April 12th - April 18th, 2021
VICTORIA DAY Monday May 24th, 2021 - STUDIO IS OPEN!

Recent News

June 11, 2020

Tips for Taking Online Dance Classes

If you’ve taken a dance class online before, you’re probably aware of some of the challenges learning virtually can bring. Spotty connections, not enough physical space, and interruptions from family members can easily affect how much you learn from the class. After teaching, spectating, and dancing in a month worth of classes, here are our tips for making the most of your online dance classes.

September 10, 2019

Dancing Through the Summer (Summer 2019 Recap)

When not in the GLS studios practicing for upcoming competitions and exams, many of our students partake in workshops, intensives, and more to further their dance educations. Congrats to all of these amazing dancers for their achievements this summer!

Children at dance camp
June 12, 2019

10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Dance Camp

Summer camp is just a couple weeks away! Definitely one of our favourite times of year here at the studio, we asked around to give you our top 10 reasons why you should come to summer dance camp.