Wanna have fun, smile, meet new people, learn a new language and way to communicate and express yourself through dancing?

You’ve come to the right place!

An innovative and forward thinking studio, Universal Dance Studio is the most fun dancing experience in St. Henri. The dynamic atmosphere is truly welcoming. We pride ourselves in making learning simple and exciting.

Our teachers are certified dance instructors, each trained within their own specialties. Everyone has a positive attitude and approach to dancing!

We believe everyone can learn to dance in the right environment with the right people.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, we have classes for you. Dance is a continuous study!

We will work with everyone who is passionate and positive about learning to dance. Everyone has their own rhythm, we know how to bring out of you!

At Universal Dance Studio, we offer more than dance lessons. This is a place to join a community, a movement and change your world through dance!

You will feel you truly belong and have a place you can call home.

So drop in, say hello!

Become part of our family of friends who really care about your dancing and well being!

We look forward to meeting you all and sharing our passion for THE ART OF “Partner Dancing”.


Enjoy the universal dance experience

Limited time offer:

+ Taxes (Per person)
  • 2 x 30 minute private lesson 
  • 1 x 4-week group class (Intro* or Level 1**)
  • 2 x Friday night drop-in classes (8:30 pm)
  • 2 x Friday night social dance parties

*Intro level is open to anyone. This class will cover the basics of multiple Ballroom (Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango) and Latin (Rumba, Cha-Cha, Merengue) dances.

**Level 1 is open to anyone. These classes will cover specific dances. (Salsa, Bachata, Swing, Hustle)


Trial First Lesson

We offer everyone who is interested in private lessons a one on one evaluation with one of our outstanding professionals. They will take your hand and lead you to the dance floor to introduce you to some of the popular dances today. So you can experience for yourself how simple, fun and exciting dancing can be. At this time you can express your dance goals and your teacher will be happy to recommend the best approach to achieving your end result. This offer is only 20$/person (+tax)

We also offer a group class trial lesson applicable to the first class of the session only. If you are swept off your feet during the group class and would like to register for the 8 week session, the trial price of 20$/person (+tax) will be removed from the total session price!

CALL US NOW, WHY WAIT? Take your trial lesson today by appointment only, no partner necessary. 

Private Classes

If your looking to ignite your dancing experience, then taking private classes is for you. You will receive personalized and individualized attention. You can bring a partner or not, but one thing is for sure, your dancing skills will develop tremendously!

Group Classes

Our group classes are great way for you to learn to dance and make an amazing friend or two along the way.

Dance Socials

Every Friday we host a dance social open to all!!! The evening begins at 8:30pm with a one hour dance class follow by some great social dancing until 12:00am. We also have some food and refreshments to keep you going all night. All this for only 12$ at the door.

Space Rental

Universal Dance Studio is proud to offer space rental for events, birthdays, gatherings or recitals. With various size rooms for rental, we guarantee a clean space for you and your friends or family to enjoy. To inquire about renting studio space, please send us an email and we will be happy to assist you!


Group Class Schedule


Founder/Artistic Director

Maria Neri

  • Over 30 years experience in both American Style Ballroom & Latin dances
  • Fred Astaire  Eastern Canadian Champion in Theatre Arts for  5 consecutive years.
  • Competed in the United States placing in the top 3 in Exhibition Cabaret Show Dancing.
  • 5th Place Winner in Blackpool, England World Championship in Exhibition Cabaret representing Canada out of 14 Countries.
  • Coach, Choreographer, Actress, Performer.

To contact Maria directly, you can email her at; maria@universaldancestudio.ca

Founder/Executive Director

Vanessa Léger

  • 21 years of dance experience
  • BA in Contemporary Dance

To contact Vanessa directly, you can email her at: vanessa@universaldancestudio.ca


Jonathan Tremblay

  • 14 years of dance experience
  • 11 years of teaching experience