Open Ballet Classes
For dancers of all levels
Founded in 1997 by Kevin Pugh, Dance Teq is a drop-in studio for ballet dancers of all levels. Dance Teq is currently operated by Dance Teq International, directed by Jeremy Nasmith and Tomoe Yamasaki.
“Kevin Pugh was one of the finest dancers to ever grace the stage as principal with the National Ballet of Canada. He has gone on to become a highly respected teacher both internationally and locally with Dance Teq. Many of the National Ballet of Canada’s current company members have chosen to train with Kevin in addition to their regular classes with the company. Kevin is truly a great asset to any dancer-in-training.”
Karen Kain, Artistic Director, the National Ballet of Canada.
OurHistory & BackgroundFrom the Ground UpEST. 1997
For two decades, Dance Teq has been providing open dance classes to dancers of all levels and ages, and has become a vital support institution for the dance culture of Toronto.
“Kevin Pugh is truly a great asset to any dancer-in-training.” –Karen Kain, Artistic Director, National Ballet of Canada
Kevin Pugh taught for five years at Randolph Dance Theatre before branching out in 1997 to form a Sunday dance school housed at the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre on Parliament Street. One year later, Dance Teq moved to the Walter Carsen Centre, which would remain its home base for 15 years.
Dance Teq, under the direction of Kevin Pugh, has attracted a staff of internationally acclaimed instructors and celebrated musicians, teaching styles that reflect the diversity of dancing today.
In 2014, Dance Teq moved to its current home, the Dance Teq Centre at Queen and McCaul, 2 blocks west of Osgoode Station. Founded by Kevin Pugh and Jeremy Nasmith, Dance Teq Centre has three beautiful studios, and is home to Dance Teq and more than 30 other resident companies.
In 2017, after building Dance Teq for just shy of 20 years, Kevin Pugh retired from the business side of Dance Teq International to focus solely on his teaching.