Toronto Dance Logo
Home   Classes   Registration   Introduction   About Us
Events   Articles   Special Topics   Publicity
Testimonials   Photos   Links   Contact Us


You are here: Home > About Us

divider

About Us

bullet Our Team of Instructors and Helpers
bullet Our Business
bullet Our Dance Classes
bullet Our Performers
bullet Our Dance Students
bullet What our students say about us updatedJun 21

The Toronto Dance ™ team consists of:

Aside from running fun beginner group dance classes/lessons, Toronto Dance ™ is also available for:

If you wish to contact any of us, please go to Contact Us.

divider

Our Business

Toronto Dance Inc. focuses on fun and quality in our instructional classes, practices, and parties. All of these are geared specifically for beginner dancers. Toronto Dance is one of the few dance schools in Toronto that specializes in beginner lessons so our expert instructors excel in teaching absolute beginners.

We have fun instructors and assistants. Look through our class/lesson Testimonials. Toronto Dance runs dancing instruction class/classes and Salsa/Latin lesson/lessons.

We also provide Wedding Dance Choreography lessons.

divider

Our Dance Classes

Our classes focus on the beginner dancer and cater to young working professionals. We focus on fun and quality in the classes. The instructors are extremely qualified and have been teaching for many years.

Please check out the variety of Classes offered. We also teach private, semi-private, and wedding dance choreography classes in Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Swing.

divider

Our Performers updated

For performances at parties, events, or weddings, the following people are available
( click here for more info and photos):

Contact Toronto Dance for availability, pricing, etc.

divider

Our Dance Students

The majority of our students range in age from 20 to 40 years old. You can see photos of them in our Photos page. About 20% of them are singles in Latin-Ballroom and about 50% of them are singles in Salsa-Nightclub.

For our group classes, we have students who travel from throughout GTA, Brantford, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga, Aurora, Maple, Barrie, Richmond Hill, Markham, Ajax, Oshawa, Peterborough and Colbourg.

For our private lessons or wedding dance preparation lessons, we have students from as far as Niagara Falls, Sudbury, Quebec City, New York City, Cincinnati, Dallas Texas, Orange Country California and London England!

Check what students have to say about Toronto Dance in Testimonials.

divider

Chuan Chee - President of Toronto Dance Inc., instructor, marketing, publicity, web master updated

Chuan Chee
photo of Chuan Chee

Chuan started dancing in 1985 and started dancing with Jean in 1994. Together they competed in DanceSport from 1997 to 2003 starting at Pre-Bronze and ending as Championship Standard finalists and Gold Latin finalists. In Standard, they were approximately 15th in Canada!

They have appeared in numerous TV shows, performances (including large black-tie galas), newspaper articles and magazines: see Publicity.

Chuan dances and teaches Latin (International and North American styles), Standard/Ballroom (International and North American styles), Salsa (on 1), Merengue, Bachata, Swing and West Coast Swing.

Chuan has helped write a book about ballroom dancing in 2007.

Chuan was a member of the University of Toronto Ballroom Dance Club since 1988 and been on its committee since 1992 until 2001. See an excellent article about UTBDC in the University of Toronto alumni magazine called Shall We Dance?.

Chuan is the instructor for the following classes:

  • Latin-Ballroom level 1
  • Latin-Ballroom level 2
  • Latin-Ballroom level 3
  • Latin-Variations level 4
  • Ballroom-Variations level 5
  • Latin-Ballroom level 6
  • Latin-Ballroom level 7
  • Latin-Ballroom level 8
  • Latin-Ballroom level 9
  • Latin-Ballroom workshops
  • Latin-Ballroom performance
  • Wedding Dance Choreography
  • private lessons
divider

Iryna Iaremchuk - instructor

Iryna Iaremchuk
photo of Iryna Yaremchuk
Iryna Iaremchuk has been teaching, choreographing and judging Latin and Ballroom in the Ukraine since 1990 and has moved in Toronto Dec 2007. In Ukraine, she was:
  • president of the Dance Sport Club "Vdokhnoveniie (Inspiration)" (a total of 6 instructors)
  • artistic director of the Ballroom Dance Ensenble of Vinnytsya National Medical University since 2003
  • member of the Ukrainian Dance Sport Federation
  • member of the Ukrainian Council of Ballroom Dance
Her own daughter is the #1 Latin champion in the Ukraine.

Irina is an instructor for the following classes:
  • Latin-Ballroom level 1
  • Latin-Ballroom level 2
  • Latin-Ballroom level 8
  • Latin-Ballroom level 9
  • Latin-Ballroom workshops
  • Latin-Ballroom performance
  • Wedding Dance Choreography
  • private lessons
divider

Darren and Melvine Baird - instructors, class assistants, dance hosts

Melvine and Darren Baird
photo of Melvine and Darren Baird
Darren and Melvine Baird moved in 2002 to Toronto from Newfoundland where they successfully ran their Ballroom and Latin Dance Clubs at their university and outside the university. They have been dancing since 1998. Darren and Melvine dances and teaches Latin (International style), Standard/Ballroom (International and North American styles) and Salsa (on 1), Cardio Salsa, and Merengue.

Darren and Melvine are instructors for the following classes:
divider

Lisa Fender - instructor and class assistant

Lisa Fender
Lisa Fender started dancing Latin-Ballroom in 2004 and has practiced and helped in many Toronto Dance classes. Lisa dances and teaches Latin (International style), Standard/Ballroom (International and North American styles) and Salsa (on 1).
Lisa is an instructor for the folloowing classes:
  • Latin-Ballroom level 1
  • (and others tbd)
  • private lessons
divider

Toronto Dance Logo
Home   Classes   Registration   Introduction   About Us
Events   Articles   Special Topics   Publicity
Testimonials   Photos   Links   Contact Us

Unique visitors since Aug 22 2008
counter

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional