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We Are Here To Bring You Dance & Music
We are committed to nurturing a love for music and dance in new generations of students. We are a diverse, family-friendly environment aimed at helping young students discover life’s lessons through the beautiful journey of dance and music.

Our programs offer a wide range of recreational and competitive dance classes in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary dance, Hip-Hop, Tap and Acrodance. In addition, we also offer private music lessons focusing on voice, piano, guitar and violin.
History
The story of CDM Dance & Music stretches back over 30 years, and is sprinkled with incredible accomplishments and a lifetime’s worth of memories. We have watched multiple generations of dancers perfect their training, while inspiring the next generation to do the same. We feel blessed to have embarked on this journey, and watched as so many students shared in our love of dance and music.
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1988
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Established in 1988, The Conservatory of Dance & Music was founded by Cynthia Fisher in the Richmond Hill YMCA with only 30 students. Since it was founded, CDM has been inspiring students to achieve their fullest potential in life.

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1998
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2010
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Cheryl Upper, the current director of CDM, was Cynthia’s first senior student. She went on to train in New York City at The Ailey School, and had a professional dancing career in Western Europe and Canada.

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2019
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2019 was a landmark year for CDM Dance & Music, representing our 30th Anniversary. It was an emotional and rewarding celebration, and we look forward to another 30 years of magic with new generations of students.

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1989

Cynthia Fisher opens the Conservatory of Dance & Music at the YMCA located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Cheryl Upper retires from gymnastics, and joins CDM, becoming Cynthia’s first senior student.

1998

CDM establishes its Competitive Program, offering students the opportunity to dance at the competitive level, while developing techniques, performance skills and artistry.

2010

Cheryl Upper, the current director of CDM and CDM’s first student, goes on to train in New York City at The Ailey School, enjoying a professional dancing career in Western Europe and Canada.

2019

CDM celebrates its 30th Anniversary landmark, as well as an emotional and rewarding celebration. The studio continues its focus on teaching new generations of students the arts of dance and music.

What Makes Us Unique
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We provide a positive performing arts learning experience for all students.

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Our certified instructors inspire and challenge students to reach their potential.

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We create an atmosphere where enjoyment enhances the learning experience, both in-person and online.

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Our goal is to develop self-esteem, positivity and confidence in all of our students.

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We equip young students with the social tools that create success in the modern world.

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We are committed to our philosophy of giving back through the world of dance and music.

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We provide a positive performing arts learning experience for all students.
Our certified instructors inspire and challenge students to reach their potential.
We create an atmosphere where enjoyment enhances the learning experience, both in-person and online.
We provide a positive performing arts learning experience for all students.
We equip young students with the social tools that create success in the modern world.
We are committed to our philosophy of giving back through the world of dance and music.
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Over 30 years of experience

CDM Dance & Music has helped aspiring young dancers achieve their dreams and goals in the North York and Toronto area for the better part of almost 35 years. Our objective has always been to cater to kids of all ages who want to partake in dance as a mere exercise hobby, or to prepare for a career in the arts. We offer a comprehensive and exciting recreational dance program featuring such lustrous styles as Ballet, Acro, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap and Contemporary. In addition, we also cater to budding artists with a musical flair who wish to learn Piano, Voice, and Guitar, all under the same roof. This makes CDM Dance & Music the premier venue for kids who want express their passion for the arts.

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Over 30 years of experience

CDM Dance & Music has helped aspiring young dancers achieve their dreams and goals in the North York and Toronto area for the better part of almost 35 years. Our objective has always been to cater to kids of all ages who want to partake in dance as a mere exercise hobby, or to prepare for a career in the arts. We offer a comprehensive and exciting recreational dance program featuring such lustrous styles as Ballet, Acro, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap and Contemporary. In addition, we also cater to budding artists with a musical flair who wish to learn Piano, Voice, and Guitar, all under the same roof. This makes CDM Dance & Music the premier venue for kids who want express their passion for the arts.

CDM In The News

Our dance and music classes, as well as our students have been featured in a number of media publications. Check out what they have to say about CDM Dance & Music.
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