Winnipeg’s Award-Winning Dance School for Ballet, Flamenco & More

The Institute of Dance is recognized throughout Winnipeg for its high standard of instruction, and many of our dancers have gone on to achieve national recognition for their accomplishments. Our students have won awards for ballet, pointe, lyrical, flamenco, jazz, modern and more. On this page, find a sampling of some of the awards our students have received in recent years.


Would you like to become a part of our tradition of excellence? Contact us now with questions or to sign up for a class!


July 2016

Invitations to Dance World Cup in Mont Tremblant, QC:

  • "Sky Scraper" Lyrical Group – Leeandra Ladell, Jada Grossett, Wei An Lau, Mikayla Williams, Annika Gzebowski
  • "Liwa Wechi" Modern Solo – Mikayla Williams
  • "Tangos" Flamenco Solo – Mikayla Williams
  • "Complicated" Lyrical Solo – Annika Gzebowski
  • "Gotta Get through This" Jazz Solo – Annika Gzebowski
  • "Solea" Flamenco Solo – Magdalena McGregor
  • "Farruca" Flamenco Trio – Christabel Leung, Magdalena McGregor, Clarissa Prigroski


March 2016

Paris/Barcelona Dace Tour Scholarship - Annika Gzebowski


January 2016

iDance Convention: Paris/Barcelona Dace Tour Scholarship - Clarissa Prigroski


July 2015

  • 5678 Showtime 13 and Up National Dancer of the Year (1st runner up) - Christabel Leung
  • Dance World Cup Highest Score Solo - Christabel Leung ("Violente” and “Not Tonight")


June 2015

Manitoba Dance Festival:

  • Junior Modern Scholarship and Adjudicator's Choice – Annika Gzebowski
  • Junior National Scholarship and Adjudicator's Choice – Trooper Mann Baxter
  • Senior Ballet Scholarship – Christabe Leung
  • Senior Lyrical Scholarship – Christabel Leung


March 2015

5678 Showtime 13 and Up Regional Dancer of Year (1st runner up) – Christabel Leung


Invitations to Dance World Cup in Whistler, BC:

  • "Violente" senior pointe solo – Christabel Leung
  • "Fools Gold" senior ballet demi pointe – Christabel Leung
  • "Muse" senior flamenco solo – Christabel Leung
  • "Not Tonight" lyrical solo – Christabel Leung


July 2014

5678 Showtime National Dancer of the Year 2014, 12 Years and Under – Wei An Lau


June 2014

Manitoba Dance Festival:

  • Junior National Scholarship and Adjudicator's Choice - "All That Fan! GUAJIRAS" flamenco (Christabel Leung, Magdeleina McGregor, Clarissa Prigroski)
  • Senior Lyrical Scholarship – Christabel Leung


May 2014

Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award – Christabel Leung


September 2013

Manitoba Dance Festival:

  • Senior Ballet Scholarship 2013 – Christabel Leung
  • Senior Jazz Scholarship 2013 – Juliet Amara
  • Senior Modern Scholarship 2013 – Juliet Amara
  • Senior Lyrical Scholarship 2013 – Juliet Amara
  • Adjudicators' Choice – Christabel Leung "Grand Pas Classique" pointe solo choreographed by Bernadette Shum
  • Adjudicators' Choice – Juliet Amara "These Arms of Mine" jazz solo choreographed by Alexandra Herzog
  • Adjudicators' Choice – National Large Group "Joe De Vivre" choreographed by Maritel Centurion
  • 5678 Showtime
  • Regional Dancer of the Year 2013 – Juliet Amara
  • National Dancer of the Year 2013 – Christabel Leung


July 2013

Dance World Cup: scholarships and invitation for our modern dancers to perform at opening ceremony (“I Don’t Want to Morph,” choreographed by Megan Latouche)


November 2012

Triple Threat Dance Convention: "Overall Senior Definite Threat" – Juliet Amara


May 2012

Canadian National Dance Championships, Elite Gold and 1st place:

  • "Blue Bird" ballet pointe solo - Christabel Leung
  • "Tango una Chica" modern solo - Juliet Amara
  • "My Dream" ballet duo – Christabel Leung and Juliet Amara
  • "Black Magic" jazz trio – Christabel Leung, Juliet Amara, Clarissa Prigroski
  • "Build a Home" lyrical duo – Christabel Leung, Juliet Amara
  • Choreography Award – Institute of Dance of Manitoba



Winnipeg Dance Classes: Our Weekly Schedule

At the Institute of Dance, we’re eager to spread our love of dance to students of all ages. We offer lessons 7 days a week in Winnipeg, and our experienced instructors specialize in a wide range of styles including ballet, pointe, flamenco and various Latin American dances.


Our fall season starts on September 5, 2017! Contact us with any questions or fill out our registration form to sign up.

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