Sheila Parkins Dance Academy shimmies into new location

Sheila Parkins Academy of Dance and Music opens a 2nd location in St. Laurent that offers ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop classes to children ages 4-10

Sheila Parkins Academy of Dance and Music is a West Island institution that has taught more than 10,000 dance students since it opened in 1981, and beginning this fall, students can twirl the hours away in a second location, Ville St. Laurent’s École Bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion.

“A lot of our clients found driving to the West Island to be a bit of a trek,” explains school co-director Jennifer Lowsky. “From what they were telling us, there wasn’t anything like it offered in the St. Laurent area.”

The new location will offer a ballet/tap combo class, a jazz class and a hip-hop class to children ages 4 to 10.

The new studio is located at 1775 Decarie Blvd. in St. Laurent (École Bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion).

For more information or to register, visit or call 514-626-0568.