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Toronto's largest privately-run Latin and Ballroom Dance School!
(based on the number of group class students per week)
Canada's largest student outings for Ballroom and Latin!
Toronto's largest Wedding Dance Choreography School!

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new The Spring Ballroom and Latin group classes starts end-Mar 2014. The schedule is now posted.
Register quickly for these highly popular ballroom classes!
Only $160/p ($16/h) including tax!
Click on the link below.
Latin-Ballroom for Toronto Ballroom Lessons/Classes.
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Single men needed in certain Latin-Ballroom classes.

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For details on start dates, locations, prices, registration, etc, click on the links below:
  • click: Latin-Ballroom - Cha Cha, Jive, Rumba, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango


  • It is highly recommended that you register for the above classes by Mar 14 to avoid disappointment. See our Testimonials. We bring our students to dance outings/practices.

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Toronto Dance Classes Spring 2014

Toronto Dance runs dancing instruction class/classes in Latin-Ballroom, Salsa, and Swing, lesson/lessons in Toronto.

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Classes for Mar-May 2014 new

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required due to the popularity of the classes.

Single men needed in certain Latin-Ballroom classes.

It is highly recommended that you register by Mar 14 to avoid disappointment.

Class Name Day of Week
Time
Start Date Details
Latin-Ballroom
click here for a detailed description of each class
Latin-Ballroom level 1 Thu 7:30-8:30pm Mar 20 click here
for locations,
prices, etc
Latin-Ballroom level 1
for 35+ yo
not offered this session
Latin-Ballroom level 2b+3b Thu 8:40-9:40pm Mar 20 click here
for locations,
prices, etc

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Toronto Dance Classes Fall 2013

Toronto Dance runs dancing instruction class/classes in Latin-Ballroom, Salsa, Bollywood, Cardio Salsa, and Swing, lesson/lessons in Toronto.

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Classes for Sep-Nov 2013 new

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required due to the popularity of the classes.

Single men needed in certain Latin-Ballroom classes.

It is highly recommended that you register by Sep 14 to avoid disappointment.

Class Name Day of Week
Time
Start Date Details
Latin-Ballroom
click here for a detailed description of each class
Latin-Ballroom level 1a Thu 8:40-9:40pm Oct 24 click here
for locations,
prices, etc
Latin-Ballroom level 1
for 35+ yo
not offered this session
Latin-Ballroom level 2a+3a Thu 7:30-8:30pm Sep 19 click here
for locations,
prices, etc
Latin-Ballroom level 3a Thu 7:30-8:30pm Oct 31

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Group and Private Class Information

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Class/Course Descriptions

Our classes/lessons offer the best in beginner partner dancing with excellent instructors. The dance classes are at four locations in the downtown Toronto area and one location in the north end.

Click on the following links to jump directly to the various classes:


Latin-Ballroom

These classes are 1-hour per week for 9 weeks. Please be aware that our classes are fast-paced and is designed for people 16-40 years old. We are aware there are always exceptions (eg, if you already have some prior dance experience).

Class Name Description
Latin-Ballroom
level 1
In this class, you will learn six dances:
  • Latin: (International-style) Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive
  • Ballroom: (American-style) Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango
For each dance, you'll learn four to five figures, allowing you to navigate around the room comfortably by the time you've completed the class. At the end of nine weeks, you will attend a graduation dance at a real ballroom! People attending corporate parties and wedding receptions find this course quite helpful. This course is also good for couples preparing for their wedding (first) dance.
Latin-Ballroom
level 2
Having mastered the figures in Level 1, you will learn more figures in this second level class. We introduce International-Style Waltz and Tango as well as introduce Quickstep and Samba. We'll incorporate more technique and styling as well. Once you've completed this class, you'll be quite comfortable dancing in ballrooms.
Latin-Ballroom
level 3
Now that you're comfortable with the figures you learned from Levels 1 and 2, you're ready for a challenge! We'll introduce more advanced figures and before you know it, you'll be dancing like the pros.
Latin Variations
(level 4)
In this class, we will concentrate the Latin dances such as Cha Cha, Jive and Rumba and show you interesting figures for each. We recommend this class for students who have completed Levels 2 or 3.
Ballroom Variations
(level 5)
For students who have completed Levels 2 or 3, we offer this "strictly ballroom" class. We'll be teaching various figures in International-style Tango, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz.
Latin-Ballroom
level 6
This course is for students who have completed Levels 2 or 3 and Ballroom Variations. We will continue with more International-style Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha and Rumba. There will be more emphasis on technique.
Latin-Ballroom
level 7
This course is for students who have completed Level 6. There is more Cha Cha, Rumba, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Quickstep.
Latin-Ballroom
level 8
This course is for students who have completed Level 7. We will concentrate on Waltz, with the goal being able to perform the Waltz as a routine.
Latin-Ballroom
level 9
This course is for students who have completed Level 7. We will concentrate on Cha Cha, with the goal being able to perform the Cha Cha as a routine.
Latin-Ballroom
Performance
This course is for students who have completed Level 7. We will concentrate on performing one dance and learning a routine and associated technique.


Cardio Salsa Fitness

Cardio Salsa Fitness is a dance class focused on salsa footwork, and energized by motivating music for a continuous hour! Gorete makes it surpisingly easy to follow with her clear cuing and consistent breakdown of choreography. The end result, lots of fun, a great workout and moves that you can easily take to the dance floor. NO PARTNER REQUIRED!

These classes are 1-hour per week for 8 weeks.

Class Name Description
Cardio Salsa
Beginner
This class combines salsa and fitness (no partners required!). You require a no salsa or other dance experience. The focus is on Salsa-on-1 "shines".
Cardio Salsa
Intermediate
This class combines salsa and fitness (no partners required!). You require a little salsa or other dance experience. The focus is on Salsa-on-1 "shines".
Cardio Salsa
Advanced
This class uses Salsa-on-2 "shines". You require Salsa-on-2 experience or have attended the Intermediate class.


Salsa-Nightclub

These classes are 1-hour per week for 9 weeks. Please be aware that our classes are fast-paced and is designed for people 20-40 years old. We are aware there are always exceptions (eg, if you already have some prior dance experience).

Class Name Description
Salsa-Nightclub
level 1
In this class, you will learn three dances:
  • Merengue (nightclub-style) - for 1.25 hours
  • Bachata - for 1.25 hours
  • Salsa (Salsa-on-1 style) - for 6.5 hours
In this introductory course, we will teach you at least 10 figures in Salsa and four to five figures in each of Merengue and Bachata. By the end of the session, you'll be able to dance an entire Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa song!
Salsa
level 1
This course is the same as Salsa-Nightclub level 1 except it is only 7 weeks and there is no Merengue or Bachata.
Salsa-Nightclub
level 2
Building on the figures you learned from level 1, we will turn our attention to cross-body lead variations (with the woman traveling from one side to the other, passing on the man's left side). A few additional Bachata figures are also taught.
Salsa-Nightclub
level 3
Now that you can dance the basic figures, we'll teach you traveling right-turn variations. We'll also introduce you to double spins--now you're having fun! A few additional Bachata figures are also taught.
Salsa-Nightclub
level 4
You're set to learn some interesting combinations now that you've mastered the first three levels. These include S-turns, lasso, spider and more cross-body variations.
Salsa-Nightclub
level 5
Ready for some sexy dancing? It's time to learn the Coca-Cola variations and check variations. Put it all together and soon enough, you'll be the star of the dance floor!
Salsa-Nightclub
level 6
This advanced class will focus on a variety of turn patterns, dips, tricks, shines and styling techniques to enhance your dancing. There will be a focus on musicality and dancing the turn patterns "On 2". To attend this class you must have completed level 5 or successfully pass an assessment.
Specialty Classes Description
Salsa
Leading-Following
This class is not offered Spring 2007.
The secret to smooth and sexy salsa dancing is learning to read your partner's signals. In this class, the man will learn how to give signals and the woman will learn how to follow them. You'll learn how, when, and why you give signals. You will also experience reversing roles for the basic steps so you understand leading and following better. We recommend that you complete Level 2 before enrolling in this class.
Salsa
Ladies Styling
Hey Ladies! Here's a class just for you. Learn how to incorporate body waves, ripples and shimmies into your salsa dancing. Add some personality to your dancing while looking sexy and stylish. This class is suitable for those who have completed Level 2 Salsa.
Salsa Singles
level 1
Mix and mingle with young single professionals from the ages of 20-35. You will learn the same things as in Salsa-Nightclub level 1 but the emphasis is on fun and rotating every few minutes.


Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop

These classes are 1.25 hours per week for 8 weeks.

Class Name Description
Swing/Lindy Hop
Beginner 1
In this class, you will learn the basics of a form of Swing called Lindy Hop. No experience needed.
Swing/Lindy Hop
Level 2
This class will build on all the fun and fabulous basics and includes another dance called Charleston.
Swing/Lindy Hop
Level 3
This class is a continuation of Level 2. You will refine your technique and connection skills. Of course there will be more complicated dance patterns.
Swing/Lindy Hop
Level 4
This class focuses on dancing at faster tempos, blues and shines.
Lindy Hop
Level 5
You will learn at a fast pace along with syncopated patterns.

Unfortunately we do not offer West Coast Swing at this time. You might want to consider the Swing/Lindy Hop or Latin-Ballroom (which has Jive) classes as alternatives.

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