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We've been changing the culture of dance since 2001. We believe that where big hearts meet bold moves, amazing things happen. Our mission is to create a positive, creative and energetic atmosphere where people of all ages can learn and practice the art of dance, while becoming their best selves. With an exceptional staff we work hard to promote a positive body image, and have an award-winning self-esteem program and competitive program.

We invite you to discover what Freedom means to you. #free2bme

“Freedom is... Free to be me. No labels just love. We believe in the power of positivity, where kindness and love create artists. Where teamwork, inspiration, compassion, and confidence go hand in hand. Where a kind word and a positive space create beautiful performers.”

Our studio was founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Christena Hampson. Originally holding classes in a local community centre, the studio has continuously grown its family of staff and students all the while maintaining the strong sense of community and culture that sets us apart from other dance studios.

Today, the studio makes its home in a uniquely designed vintage theatre and creative arts centre, and has fourteen staff.


Artistic Director
Christena Hampson

Assistant Creative Director
Melinda Sealey

Samantha Diller

Click on the images below to view a candid "Hello" video from each staff member


Freedom Studios at The Zoetic is complete with three studios and a stage inside an historic 14,000 square foot theatre building built in 1927. With its vintage New York City vibe, our dancers feel like they are right in the heart of the entertainment district. Dancers can relax in between classes in their new beautiful change room complete with mirrors, clothing storage and even a washroom. Parents can relax in our 1,000 square foot waiting area complete with a concession - and the city's best popcorn! A line of healthy food and snacks is available for those days when you are in a hurry or just looking to relax and take a break while you wait for your dancer. We want our space to feel like home for everyone who comes - a home away from home.

Freedom Studios - The Creative Arts Centre is a one-of-a-kind facility with a one-of-a-kind sense of family and community. 

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