Sylvia's School of Dance

Proud to be a part of the Lockport community for 42 years!


Our goal is for your child to have fun and gain self esteem as well as learn the art of dance, all while learning how to become the best version of themselves!


Sylvia's School of Dance was founded in 1977 by Sylvia MacDonald and is now in its 42nd year in the Lockport Community. The studio provides a family-like atmosphere in more ways than one, as Sylvia's daughter, Maren, now assists in running the business as her partner. With their years of experience and constant expansion of their own dance knowledge, Sylvia, Maren, and the rest of the staff strive to provide the best dance instruction to all students at Sylvia's School of Dance.


Sylvia's School of Dance provides your child with a quality dance education. We offer classes in tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, acro, pre-school, combination classes and adult classes. We have beginner-advanced levels for ages 3 through adults. We at Sylvia's believe in a well-rounded dance student and focus on technique, proper terminology, and appreciation for the art of dance all while having fun and constantly trying to improve upon our students' talents. We take pride in providing as many opportunities for our dancers as possible, whether it be summer classes and camps, workshops or conventions, competitions or performances.


 Our students come from all over Western New York and take pride in their studio and dance education. They form strong bonds and friendships with fellow classmates and dancers from being in classes together throughout the week, and in turn produce a supportive, close-knit atmosphere. Sylvia's School of Dance has produced several prominent members of our community in and out of the dance profession. Our students retain strong ties to the studio and a love for dance.  In short, the dancers at Sylvia's are a family and grow up forming strong bonds as well as learning commitment, responsibility, and hard work.



The studio's annual recital will be held at the Historic Palace Theater in Lockport, New York. Our Disney Dance Team also carries on the nearly 20 year tradition of performing every other year at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In addition to these performances, Sylvia's dancers are also offered a customized workshop from Walt Disney World choreographers and cast members. We take pride in offering our students the most professional recitals, performances, and opportunities that we can, and give them the most organized and best preparation for them as possible!