2024/25 Class schedule

Class schedule and availability current as of: July 23, 2024

Dress code

How to register for classes

Registration at GLS happens solely online. Families returning to the studio will receive pre-approved classes in the summer for the fall, and are pre-registered in subsequent terms. Dancers move up levels on a yearly basis every fall, or by a teacher’s recommendation.

Families pay a $25 admin fee for each dancer registered upon submission of the registration form. A final invoice will then be sent once your registration is complete. Please be patient with us – registration is a manual and time-intensive process, so there may be a bit of a delay in submitting your registration form and receiving your next steps!

Trial classes: At this time due to the popularity of our programming, we do not offer any trial classes. Please contact us for more information on finding the right class for your dancer!

Term dates and closures

2024/2025 term dates

Fall Term: Monday September 9, 2024 — Saturday December 14, 2024 (14 weeks)
Winter Term: Monday January 6, 2025 — Saturday March 9, 2025 (9 weeks)
Spring Term: Monday March 17, 2025 — TBD
63rd Annual Recital: To be announced

Most classes in the winter and spring terms are a continuation of the fall term. Dancers remain with the same class until our 2025/2026 season.

Studio holiday closures
Thanksgiving Monday October 14th, 2024
Halloween Thursday October 31st, 2024
Christmas Holidays Sunday December 15th, 2024 to Sunday January 5th, 2025 (inclusive)
Family Day Monday February 17th, 2025
March Break Sunday March 9th, 2026 to Sunday March 16th, 2026 (inclusive)
Easter Weekend Closed Friday April 18th, 2025
OPEN Saturday April 19th, 2025
Closed Monday April 21st, 2025
Victoria Day Monday May 19th, 2025

Register for dance classes

Registration for our 2024/25 season opens July 30, 2024. Fill out the form below to be notified when registration is open for new families.


Payment policy

Most classes run as a continuation of first term, please inquire at the office about any new class openings.

Ask about our price reduction for each additional class and/or family member!

  • 2024-2025 dance fees are determined by length of class. Contact us for further information.
  • Annual registration fee of $25 per student.
  • $25 NSF fee
  • Exam, competition and recital expenses are additional.

Refund policy

A $25 non-refundable fee is applied to every registration, payable immediately upon submission of the registration form. Prior to the start of classes, a 50% refund will be offered. After 3 weeks of classes beginning, no refunds will be given. Unfortunately, we are unable to give refunds for classes missed due to events outside of our control, such as inclement weather or government restrictions.

COVID-19: We are unfortunately unable to provide any refunds for classes missed due to close contact isolation, however we do provide credits on family accounts for dance missed due to the studio being closed during lockdowns.

Tuition late fees

Fall tuition must be paid in full within 72 hours of receiving your invoice, otherwise your registration will be cancelled and the spot will open up to other students.

Fall term payment plan dates:

  • First installement upon registration
  • Second installment October 2, 2024
  • Third installment November 6, 2024

A late fee of 10% per month will begin on October 6 for any unpaid fall term fees.

All tuition fees from previous dance seasons and terms must be paid up prior to registration or the student will not be allowed to register for the current/upcoming term.

All tuition fees from first term must be paid up prior to the start of the winter term or the student will or the student will not be allowed to re-register for second term.

Make-up classes

Feeling sick happens, we get it! In order to provide the best class experience, we ask that parents email the studio in advance if their dancer is going to be missing class. Make-up classes will be available at the studio’s discretion based on class level and size, exam preparations, recital choreography, and/or other factors.

We will do our best to accommodate dancers who miss classes, however who consistently miss classes or do not notify the studio promptly of absences may have future requests for make-up classes denied.

At times, students may be instructed to attend a make-up or additional class directly by teachers. Communication for make-up classes from teachers will happen through the studio email system.


Despite precautions, accidents and injuries may occur. By registering for classes and paying the class fees, you agree to be bound by this waiver. I/we (the dancer and/or parent/guardian) assume all risks related to participation in Greta Leeming Studio of Dance’s dance and fitness classes. I/we agree to release and hold harmless Greta Leeming Studio of Dance including its teachers, dancers, staff members, and facilities used by the studio from any cause of action, claims, or demands now and in the future. I/we do not hold Greta Leeming Studio of Dance liable for any personal injury or any personal property damage as a result of participating in dance and fitness classes. Furthermore, I/we agree to obey the class and facility rules and take full responsibility for my/our behaviour in addition to any damage I/we may cause to any property utilized by myself/my dancer during dance and fitness classes. I/we agree that cancellations may occur due to lack of enrolment in scheduled dance classes, and that Greta Leeming Studio of Dance is not required to refund deposit fees due to cancellation. I/we agree to abide by any rules or instructions laid out by GLS staff before, during, and after class times and agree to comply with health and safety protocol. By submitting your registration form and class fees, you agree to abide by the terms laid out in this waiver and all other protocols set out by Greta Leeming Studio of Dance.

Recreational recital fees

Costumes for our recreational and ballet departments are ordered at the beginning of term 3. Dancers and families who do not notify the studio before the second week of term 3 that they are not attending term 3, or are attending but not participating in the recital will be charged the recital costume fee.

Other recital costs such as photos, videos, and recital tickets are not included in class fees and will be paid for separately to the vendors who supply those services (photographer, videographer, and theatre).

Competitive costumes and fees

Competitive costumes remain the intellectual and physical property of GLS and the respective choreographers for the full duration of the competitive season. All competitive fees including choreography fees, GLS competitive fees, and entry fees paid to the studio or to the competitions are non-refundable.

Photo/video implied consent

Upon any class registration, implied consent is given to use any photographs taken for use in studio publications including the GLS website or other electronic forms of media. If you do not consent you have the option to decline permission by notifying the studio office in writing.

Greta Leeming Studio of Dance - Ottawa Dance Studio - Recreational Competitive Adult Toddler - 30 rad ballet dancers running into exam room with their character skirts

Shop for dancewear

We polled our GLS community for the best places to shop for uniform and other dancewear in Ottawa, and here is where they recommended! Please note that not all local stores will carry all uniform pieces.

Brio Bodywear

Two locations on Bank Street and Richmond Road

Brio Website


Located at Merivale and Meadowlands

Malabar Website

Figure 8 Skate Specialists

Located on Industrial Ave by Trainyards

Figure 8 Website

Audrey’s Costume Castle & Dancewear

Located just off of Industrial and St Laurent

Audrey’s Costume Castle Website