Serious Teaching and Rewarding Students

5- Star Level System:

Ages 3-6
Ages 6-9
Ages 10-14
Ages 12-17
Ages 15-Adult
Artists Elite Adult Professional
PA Performing Arts

Each level is typically a two-year training period.

Dance with France
Dance with France

Dance With France follows the S.T.A.R.S. syllabus in our Jazz, Ballet, and Tap classes, for structure, discipline, and grading purposes. Our mission is to combine strong technique, passion, and performance quality.

S.T.A.R.S is based on the fundamental principles that are so very important to the development of a dancer such as flexibility, posture, musicality, technique, and knowledge of terminology.

It incorporates the strongest aspects of the Ballet Syllabus from London and the Canadian Syllabuses for Jazz and Tap Techniques, in addition to considering the dancer’s performance quality and passion for dance.

We follow the S.T.A.R.S. syllabus for our examinations and bring in a certified examiner every year, before the end of the dance season, to give feedback not only to our students but to our teachers and the studio as a whole.

We are confident that by implementing this structure to our classes, our students will show great improvements in their technique and overall performance as developing dancers.


Professional Teacher Training Program

Dance with France Studios offers a Dance Teacher Training Program. The S.T.A.R.S (Serious Teaching and Rewarding Students) program is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in dance, teaching mentorship and an opportunity to become a respected dance instructor and choreographer.

Read on if you would like to know how to become a dance choreographer, or how to become a dance instructor!


  • Students are given recommendations, however, candidates with the desire and a minimum of 3 years of dance training will be considered.


  • Only select Candidates are chosen per year.
  • Candidates work as a Teachers Assistant and a Student Teacher over the year.
  • Candidates learn the fundamental principles of becoming a successful dance instructor.
  • Candidates observe and participate in Intro and Intermediate Level classes as well as some select Advanced Classes.
  • Candidates will participate in all student teacher exercises and class projects.
  • Teachers will mentor Candidates through a process of assimilation, which may include asking for the student’s feedback on class work or observing the student’s instruction of a class.
  • Candidates are required to create course outlines for a variety of classes.
  • Level 2 candidates are given the opportunity to audition, choreograph and direct dancers for Artists Elite International’s and various other Productions.
  • After successful completion of this course, students will be certified as a Level 1 instructor or Level 2 and will be given paid teaching opportunities.


  • By interview

To Apply:

  • Interested applicants should apply to Dance with France Studios. Submit to ATTN: Rochelle Gartner with a short letter (one paragraph) stating your intent and reasons for applying or email to: info@dancewithfrance.ca

Artists Elite

Started in 1995, Artists Elite is the professional Division of Dance with France Studios.
This is a versatile professional dance performance company and talent agency, giving talented artists exposure in the entertainment industry and professional performance opportunities.

Aspiring dancers, choreographers, singer/songwriters, and musicians can showcase their talents through Artists Elite. It is also a great way for dancers to continue dancing once they have reached the highest training levels at their dance studios.

Book your entertainment through Artists Elite. Professional dancers are available for corporate entertainment, festivals, weddings, birthdays, and holiday parties. Dance demos and instruction are also available.

Visit the Artists Elite Website at www.artistselite.ca for more information.