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Dance Events Fall 2003
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Tues Dec 30
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Tues 2003-12-30
There will be an outing to a new restaurant/bar/nightclub on Tues Dec 30. The place is call Zemra, at 778 St. Clair Ave. W, west of Bathurst Ave (TTC: St.Clair West subway station). Click here for the restaurant info, map, and menu. The food is quite good and most are less than $10 with large portions. The menu gives lists the prices too.
Outing report: We had 21 Toronto Dance members and 8 guests attending this outing - not bad for the day before New Year's Eve!
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Mon 2003-12-22
There is a (short-notice) outing to Posh Lounge on Mon Dec 22. Cover charge is only $2 but check your email for details and find out how to get in free!
Outing report: Despite only a 3-day notice, we had 18 Toronto Dance members and 1 guest attending this outing.
Miss Universe Canada Sat 2003-11-29
One of our Salsa-Nightclub students, Tsu-Ching, is entered in the Miss Universe Canada pageant. She has qualified for the regional/south-central Ontario finals this Sat Nov 29. Good luck from all of us!
Party for Latin-Ballroom and Swing students Sat 2003-11-22
There is private Toronto Dance party on Sat Nov 22 7:45pm at Violetta's Dance Place. It is a proper ballroom dance studio and is very elegantly decorated. There will be snacks prepared by Jean Chee. All Toronto Dance students and their guests are invited.
Chuan Chee will be teaching a review lesson 8:00-9:00pm to get things going and to meet fellow students from other Toronto Dance classes. Chuan and Jean will perform a Latin-Ballroom show: Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Waltz, Tango, and Viennese Waltz in 2 different costumes around 10:00-10:20pm. The cost is a mere $12/person ($10/person for university students). Typically such an event would cost $35/person.
Party report: The party was a success. There were over 70 people and the food and show were good. Thank you to all the people who attended and brought food.
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Sat 2003-11-21
There is an outing to Red Violin on Fri Nov 21. Arrive 8:30-8:45pm. There is a free review dance lesson (by Chuan Chee) on the 8:45-9:30pm. If you before 9:30pm and show a Toronto Dance business card, you get in for $7 (regularly $10). Dance to a really good 8-all-girl band (+ 1 male drummer) from Cuba called D'Talle. They are really amazing and will draw many people to Red Violin. So arrive early so you can dance before it gets crowded.
Previously at Red Violin, we had 67 students and guests. At El Rancho recently we had 77 students and guests. Let's see if we can break the record again! So come and enjoy your end-of-term Salsa outing and bring friends.
The Red Violin is at 95 Danforth Ave (south-east corner of Danforth and Broadview - across from McDonalds) - at the Broadview subway station. Click here for a map.
If you think 8:45pm is too early to get home and eat first, then have dinner or a snack at Red Violin. Their food is excellent! They now have a sharing menu with items meant for 2 people ranging from $8 to $15. The food is Mediterranean and up-scale.
Outing report: There were 52 Toronto Dance members and 13 guests for a total of 65 people. Quite a good turn out. And the band members were hot! Thank you all who came to this outing.
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Sat 2003-11-08
There is an outing to El Rancho on Sat Nov 8. Arrive 9:15-9:30pm. There is a beginner dance lesson (not by Toronto Dance) on the upstairs floor at approximately 8:30-9:30pm. If you go for the lesson, it will cost you $10 (men and women - price recently increased from $9). Women only pay $1 between 9:30pm and 10:30pm. Men have to pay $10 at any time on Sat. However, if you click and print the coupon, you could try using the coupon between 9:30pm and 10:30pm to get in for $1 (it usually works but it depends on who is collecting the money). If you want the lesson at 8:30pm, you have to pay $10.
El Rancho is at 430 College St (north-east corner of College and Bathurst). Public parking is available at the south-west corner of College and Bathurst. Click here for a map.
Toronto Dance students are invited to dance on the lower floor (fewer people, less intimidating, less smoking). Chuan and Jean will be there to help you. It gets crowded after 10:30pm. Let's see if we can break our record of 67 students and guests! Please check in with Chuan or Jean.
Another way for men to save money is to buy the On The Spot discount membership card. Click here for more details.
Outing report: We broke the record again! We had 54 Toronto Dance members and 23 guests, for a total of 77! Thank you all those who attended and all those who broke guests.
East meets West - Songs of Love & Loss, Sat 2003-11-01
One of our students, Ji-Eun Lee, in our Monday Latin-Ballroom 1 and Monday Salsa-Nightclub 1 classes, will be performing Korean Traditional Dance on Sat Nov 1, starting 8pm. There are also other singers and instrumentalists. Doors open at 7pm. It is at the Walter Hall, Faculty of Music at U of T, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park (just south of the Royal Ontario Museum).
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. For ticket sales, call 416-533-5533 or 647-298-0144. Mention that you found out from Toronto Dance.
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Fri 2003-10-24
There is an outing Fri Oct 24 9:00pm at Red Violin, 95 Danforth Ave (south-east corner of Danforth and Broadview). By TTC, go to the Broadview subway station.
Chuan Chee will be teaching a beginner Salsa lesson 9-9:30pm to get things going and to meet fellow students from other Toronto Dance classes. The cover charge is $5. There will be DJ music. There may be a live band starting around 11pm.
Outing report: This is Toronto Dance's biggest outing yet! At 9:10pm, we actually had 40 students taking the review Salsa lesson from Chuan. We occupied the entire dance floor - a sight to be seen! Photos will be posted in the future. Eventually the count was: 55 Toronto Dance students and 12 of their friends = 67 in total! Where else can you go and dance with 67 people, all mostly at the same level? As a result of the review lesson, people were warmed up and stayed on the floor until at least 10:30pm, making up 90% of all the dancers at Red Violin. Congratulations students for making this such a successful outing!
See Salsa Team Canada in person (free) Thurs 2003-10-16
If you missed seeing Salsa Team Canada at the Canada Salsa Congress, you can see them for free Thurs Oct 16 at 6:30-8:00pm being taped for "The Toronto Show" on the new Toronto 1 TV station. It will air on Fri and Sat Oct 17-18.
For free tickets, show up at 6:00pm at The Toronto Show studios, 65 Trinity St., 1 street east of Parliament at Front St. There are also free prize giveaways and refreshments. You can also call the ticket hotline at 416-362-4705 to reserve your ticket. Click here for a map to the location.
Canada Salsa Congress Fri-Sun 2003-10-10 to 12
The first annual Canada Salsa Congress is being held at the Marriott Hotel Toronto Eaton Centre (downtown Toronto). There are 3 evenings of performances and 2 full days of classes/lessons/workshops for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced salsa dancers. You can also dance until 4am!
There are instructors and performers (including children groups) from Canada, USA, and Japan!
The following is a summary of the schedule. Click here for the full schedule. You can buy tickets online or at the door. Toronto Dance students and guests may purchase tickets from us.
Package costs (individual costs are listed below):
Report on 2003-10-14: The entire congress was fantastic. There were some great instructors and performers there. The best performance night was Sat night. There will be photos posted from the congress soon.
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Fri 2003-10-03
There is an outing Fri Oct 3 to Acrobat Lounge. Please check your emails for details and how to get a discount. The regular cost is $10/person.
Acrobat Lounge is at 2464 Yonge St., 5 mins walk north from Eglinton. There are two lessons 9-10pm: one at absolute beginner level and another one approximately Salsa level 2. There is an excellent 8-piece live band called Cache starting approximately 10:30pm. Please look for reserved seating for Toronto Dance.
Outing report: We managed to get 4 long tables reserved just for Toronto Dance students. We had 50 students and friends at this outing.
Annual Dance Shoe Sale Sat 2003-09-20
Toronto Dance students, please email if you are interested in going. There are strategies for being able to get the shoes before they run out.
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Fri 2003-09-15
There is an outing Mon Sep 15 to Alleycatz. Please check your emails for details.
Outing report: We managed to have 19 Toronto Dance students and 1 friend attend the outing even with a short notice.
Outing for Swing enthusiasts Fri 2003-09-05
There is an outing Fri Sep 5 to the Toronto Swing Dance Society's annual open house. It is free! There is a free Swing lesson at 8:00pm. There are also demos. Click here for directions to the Argonaut Rowing Club.
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