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Established in 2003, DOAHL Academy is York Region’s premiere urban traditional dance studio featuring a dance curriculum in Hip Hop, African, Latin, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Acro. Located in Markham, Ontario, Canada, DOAHL Academy has a multicultural faculty who use their industry experience and training to instruct and inspire.


We strongly believe that dance should be for everyone! Our classes are offered for students age 3 and up at recreational, part-time competitive, and full-time competitive levels. At DOAHL we carefully review everything from choreography, to costumes, to musical selections with a critical eye. We take pride in making choices that build up our students in their skill, self-esteem and spirit.  


Dance On A Higher Level – come dance with us!


Greg and Charlene Hines – Founders and Owners, DOAHL Academy

Greg and Charlene Hines are seasoned dance professionals who started their dance careers with legendary Hip Hop choreographer Luther Brown from “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Next Generation”. As touring dancers, their dance careers took them to places they never thought possible! 


DOAHL Academy was born out of a genuine love for the art of dance. Greg and Charlene seek to pass on their deep passion for dance to a new generation of dancers. DOAHL is their family – and they can’t wait for you to be part of it!

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