We’re celebrating 25 years of dance at Dance Extreme!
In 1997, Rebecca Brettingham-Filice, a young 21 year old and recent Western university graduate, decided to offer dance classes at a local community centre and library branch under the name Dance Extreme. The following year, Miss Rebecca opened a permanent home for Dance Extreme, bringing a new and bright light to dance in the London community. She had a vision to create a space where dedicated teachers would not only teach dance, but would also help awaken the greatness that is within each child.
A quarter century later, Miss Rebecca and her team remain dedicated to building self-esteem in dancers, teaching life skills and experimenting with artistry.
Dance Extreme now offers 16,000 square feet of studio space and over 150 classes each week for dancers 18 months to adult, making it more convenient for families to coordinate dance classes around their busy schedules. Their gorgeous facility includes three large change rooms, a party/craft room, homework room and kitchen with a water bottle filling station, microwave, and fridge, two lobbies, closed-circuit televisions with a live feed into each of the studios, a snack bar and an on-site store to better serve dance families.
A wide range of programs for all ages and skill levels are available at Dance Extreme, including performance team, triple threat program, pre-competitive and competitive programs. Whether dancers take one class a week or join a program, they are all a part of the welcoming and supportive Dance Extreme family.
In 2020, as one of the founders of Dance Safe Ontario, Miss Rebecca helped over 800 dance studios across Ontario navigate the pandemic. This makes Dance Extreme a leader in creating a safe environment to welcome dancers and their families.
This year Dance Extreme kicks off their 25th season of dance and Miss Rebecca and her team can’t wait to celebrate with new and returning dancers and the entire Dance Extreme family. Registration for fall and winter classes is now open. Visit www.danceextreme.com or @danceextremeinc on Facebook and Instagram for details.