Dance News

View Past Updates...

Welcome to Allegro School of Dance

For decades, professional dancers have been compared to athletes because of their strength and agility; but it has always been their artistry that separates them and makes them rise above the rest. At Allegro School of Dance, students are taught to execute each and every movement with the precision of an athlete and the individuality of an artist. Through positive reinforcement and continuous encouragement, Allegro’s students are able to reach their full potential as dancers, technicians and performers.

The studio was founded by once professional ballet dancer, Laura Dacyshyn. Laura had the good fortune to train with the world’s top instructors, including those who worked with prodigies such as Karen Kain, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland. Over the past 19+ years Laura has used her uniquely qualified training and passion to inspire her students, and grow Allegro into the studio it is today.  As a testament to Allegro’s training success, many of Allegro’s students have been accepted into professional programs at the National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg and Quinte Ballet School, The Bolshoi Academy Summer Intensive and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Performance Dance Program. Allegro Alumni are also currently dancing in renowned Canadian and European companies, including The National Ballet of Canada.

Mary Paterson, owner and director of Allegro School of Dance, began her dancing training at Allegro at the age of 7,  and fell in love with dance. Mary started as a teacher’s assistant at the age of 12, and quickly realized her passion wasn’t just dancing but also teaching and sharing her love of dance through it. Mary’s experience and determination led her to Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson University) where she studied and graduated with a BFA of Performance Dance. Since Mary’s first dance class at Allegro she knew Allegro was a very special place, through her passion and dedication she strives to share that passion and love of dance with all her students.

For over 19 years, Allegro’s philosophy has supported the right balance of encouragement and qualified instruction so that every child can develop into a strong and expressive dancer. We welcome you to the Allegro School of Dance, a trusted community-driven academy where students shine as individuals and experience first-class training in a fun and rewarding, safe environment.

Visit the studio today to see why Allegro is your best choice for Recreational and Competitive dance lessons in Oakville, offering Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Conditioning  classes to dancers of all ages and levels!


To learn more about Allegro CLICK HERE


Allegro School of Dance – Serving the Oakville Community for 19+ Years!