About Us

London Ontario’s #1 Studio & Dance School

Elan Dance Arts (EDA) offers dancers a new level of dance training through programs that are not offered anywhere else in the city. Starting from ages 2.5 to adults whether it’s for certified examinations or simply for health, fun and recreation, we’re the studio for you!

We aim to:

  • To provide classes for recreational students of all ages that are both challenging and enjoyable with the end being an overall improvement of coordination, flexibility, posture, confidence, and musicality.
  • To offer the best quality of training by following an appropriate syllabus that produces results and hiring qualified instructors to generate those results.
  • To offer the opportunity for students to take important examinations in order to progress to a professional level as either a dancer or a teacher
  • Most importantly to strongly encourage every single one of our students to become the best that they can be within our learning institution!!

Dance as an art form is one of the most beautiful experiences on can have in life!

  • Why us?

  • mission

  • vision

EDA is the only ADAPT certified studio in the SouthWestern Ontario area. 

We specialize in educating students using the distinguished Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) syllabus created by Brian Foley, one of Canada’s most renowned dance teachers, directors and choreographers.

ADAPT offers yearly examinations in the dance disciplines of Tap and Jazz. The syllabus teaches a strong solid technical foundation, along with artistic expression preparing students to enter the dance profession.

At EDA we strongly believe that Dance as an art form is one of the most beautiful and exciting experiences one can have in life. We are highly devoted and dedicated to the process of the development and popularization of dance activities among people of all ages. We are also fully committed to providing our students with the highest level of education.

Here is our awesome team


Shawna began her dance training in Ottawa at The Greta Leeming Studio. From that moment on, she fell in love with the dance world. She has been teaching for over 20 years

Shawna Kwan

Owner

Laurie-Ann Matthews has been a leader in dance education in Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. She is certified as a Fellow, Life Member and Examiner in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Free Style, Stage and Modern with the B.A.T.D., holds a Teaching Diploma with the R.A.D, and has completed her Advanced I.S.T.D.

Laurie-Ann Matthews

Ballet Director & Pre-School Co-Director

Victoria has choreographed, performed and taught from Newfoundland to Alberta with Theatre St. John's (Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Grease, Fame, Annie), The Stephenville Theatre Festival

Victoria Wells-Smith

Ballet Director

Holleigh has been dancing since the age of 4. She has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and modern. She has loved dance since the day she started and has always dreamed of teaching young children to love dance as well.

Holleigh Caslick

Preschool Co-Director

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