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Our Mission Statement
At Morée we believe in developing well-rounded and versatile dancers who are both technical and love to perform. Our students have an appreciation for the arts, a passion and love for the discipline of dance and are educated in a variety of dance forms. When you enter our studio, you will always find a family who supports, encourages and respects each other.

Our Teaching Philosophy
We provide professional quality teaching through low student teacher ratios, concentrating on proper technique and excellent instruction. At Morée we teach Royal Academy ballet and Adapt Syllabus for both jazz and tap.  Teaching a set syllabus allows teachers and students to evaluate the dancers achievements and progression of their studies. This enables us to continue to drive our students to be the best dancers they can be.  Both our competitive and non competitive dancers train in a motivational and encouraging environment.  Morée students receive instruction from numerous current professional dancers and guest teachers which exposes our new generation of dancers to the professional world of dance and theatre.  Our qualified teaching staff continues to provide innovative and challenging choreography for our dancers!

Our History
The studio was founded by Cora Black and her sister Eva Dombrowsky in 1980. Both sisters trained at Ewalds School of Dance in Kitchener and had a passion for dance in the family as their mother, Maria Kraushaar, was a ballroom competitor and teacher. After arriving in Canada, Maria chose to perform as "Marie Morée". When choosing a suitable name for the school it seemed only fitting to call it "Morée School of Dance".

The school first opened its doors on King Street in Kitchener where the Kitchener City Hall currently stands. In 1981 Miss Cora graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor Science of Dance degree and performed in the Music Man at Huron County Playhouse. Later that year the musical Cats had its Broadway premier and went to be the longest running show in history. After three years Morée relocated down the street into an old bank, it's first space with a vault. Vaults were ideal for ensuring the records wouldn't skip! In 1984, the billboard number one album "Footloose" was release and Morée "kicked off their Sunday shoes" on 44 Queen Street where we served our clients for over 20 years. Our new location was on the second floor with huge New York style studios, hardwood sprung floors and a fire escape just like the one in "West Side Story." In 2004 we opened our doors at a new home in Waterloo for our first time at 139 Union Street. Previously a Scotia Bank, this new building brought it's own charm, great parking and of course another vault! In 2005 Miss Michelle followed in her mothers' footsteps and graduated from the Ryerson University Dance program with honours and began a professional dance career. In 2008 after completing her time in the Mirvish show Dirty Dancing at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Miss Michelle joined Miss Cora as assistant director. Now in 2010, the same year both of our men and women's hockey team won gold at the Olympics, Morée begins the most exciting part of the studio's journey so far. In the fall we will serve our families at the newest, largest and most equipped facility we have ever provided. Come join us as we train the future of dance at our new home 105 Randall Drive, Waterloo!