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Dance Events Spring 2003

Recent Events
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub Sat May 31
Outing for Latin-Ballroom Fri May 30
Outing for Swing students Fri May 16
Ballroom, Latin and Salsa Party for Arthritis Thurs May 15
Outing for Salsa students Mon May 12
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Sat May 3
Outing for Salsa students Fri May 2
Burn The Floor stage show Apr 22 and 24
Outing for Swing students Fri Apr 24
Purrrrrfect Harmony demo Sun Apr 13
Salsa Party Sat Apr 12
Salsa Outing to Plaza Flamingo Fri Apr 11
Strauss and Swing Soirée Dinner and Dance Sat Mar 29
Spring Dance Party for Beginners Sat Mar 22


Outing for Salsa-Nightclub Sat 2003-05-31

Join us for our end-of-term Salsa-Nightclub outing on Sat 2003-05-31 at El Rancho. Women pay $1 between 9:00-10:30pm. Men pay $9.

Outing Report: There were 32 Toronto Dance students and 6 friends and we made up 75% of the people on the lower floor until around 11pm! Many Sunday and Monday Salsa students met each other for the first time. Everyone raved about the outing and they requested to do this every week! Some diehards were dancing until 2am (and you know who you are!). Thank you to Jean to make sure that all the students had a ride home.


Outing for Latin-Ballroom Fri 2003-05-30

Join us for our end-of-term Latin-Ballroom outing on Fri 2003-05-30 to Anna's Dance Studio at 622 Bloor St. West (west of Bathurst). There is a free lesson at 8pm, light dinner at 9pm, and dancing until midnight.

Outing Report: There were 16 Toronto Dance students. CFMT TV was there video taping part of the outing so we may appear on CFMT.


Outing for Swing students Fri 2003-05-16

This is an outing for the Toronto Dance students taking Swing. Your instructor, Lynn Wilsher, is taking you out to a Toronto Swing Dance Society dance and lesson. The lesson this time is on West Coast Swing, taught by Lori & Joe Mascia from Buffalo, NY.

Click on Argonaut Rowing Club Banquet Hall for event details, location, and directions.


Ballroom, Latin and Salsa Party for Arthritis Thurs 2003-05-15

Toronto Dance is helping to sponsor this Ballroom, Latin and Salsa Dance Party in order to raise money for the Arthritis Society. The organizing group is Mambo in Motion.

The event is held at the Kings Garden Banquet Hall & Golden Lion Restaurant, 15 Canmotor Ave, Etobicoke. Tickets are $25 in advance (you may buy tickets from Toronto Dance) or $30 at the door. There is a silent auction. Doors open at 7pm. Click here for a map.

There are two large halls to dance on. There will be Salsa demos from Grupo Sabroso and Latin & Ballroom demos from Toronto Dance, all in full costume. Come and enjoy the dancing, music and demos - dance experience not required. Hors D'oeuvres are complimentary. Food and drinks are available in the restaurant.

Free dance classes are offered from Chuan Chee from Toronto Dance and from United Salseros.

Dress code: Semi-formal. No jeans or T-shirts. (The ticket says formal but a suit-and-tie and a long dress are sufficient).
There is enough parking for around 400 cars at the venue and in the surrounding area.


Outing for Salsa students Mon 2003-05-12

Rocky, your instructor, has planned an outing to Alleycatz at 2409 Yonge St (two blocks north of Eglinton Ave).

There is a beginner Salsa lesson 8-9pm. Dancing continues until 2am. Click here for Alleycatz's website and map.

Cost:

  • Beginner lesson 8-9pm: $5/p includes coat check
    Anyone who has taken Toronto Dance's Salsa 1 class already knows more than this lesson would be teaching.
  • Entry 9-11pm: FREE
  • Entry 11pm-2am: $5/p includes coat check
Dress code: Casual.

Rocky and Sharon are teaching at Toronto Dance's Salsa level 1 (8-9pm) and level 2 (9-10pm) and will arrive after 10:30pm. Chuan will leave with the Salsa 1 students after their 8-9pm class.

Outings Report: The outing was well-attended considering it was a Monday night. There were over 20 Toronto Dance students who enjoyed themselves. You should have seen that sexy congo line!


Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Sat 2003-05-03

Please contact Toronto Dance to reserve a spot and we will reserve some tables for you.

Location: Anna's Dance Centre
The studio is a non-smoking and non-alcoholic environment.
Address: 622 Bloor St. West (2 blocks west of Bathurst)
Click here for a map.
- 2 blocks west of Bathurst and Bloor
- TTC: use the west exit of the Bathurst subway station
- Parking: street parking around the neighbourhood and a nearby parking lot north of Bloor
Time: Dance lesson from 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Light dinner from 9:00pm to 9:30pm
General dancing from 9:00pm to midnight
Cost: $5/person
Dance lesson and light dinner included
Music: Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba
Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz
(sorry, no Salsa)
Dress: Smart casual (No jeans or shorts. Ties and jackets not required for men.)


Outing for Salsa students Fri 2003-05-02

Try out your Salsa and Merengue dancing at a real nightclub in downtown Toronto. The nightclub is called Babalúu at 136 Yorkville Ave (near Avenue and Bloor), lower level. Click here for a map.

There is a lesson 9-10pm. If you enter before 9pm, it is FREE (including the lesson!).

Dress code: Smart casual. No jeans or T-shirts.

Outings Report: We had over 30 Toronto Dance students from our Sunday and Monday classes at the outing. There were also 10 friends or relatives of the students. Some students met classmates from the other class. Everyone had lots of fun! The teacher was also entertaining.


Outing for Swing students Fri 2003-04-25

This is a special outing for the Toronto Dance students taking Swing. Your instructor, Lynn Wilsher, is taking you out to a Toronto Swing Dance Society dance and lesson. The lesson this time is on Hustle, taught by Lynn. Gus is the D.J. So join them for a good night of dancing.

Click on Argonaut Rowing Club Banquet Hall for event details, location, and directions.


Burn The Floor stage show on Tues 2003-04-22 and 24

photo of Burn The Floor Toronto Dance has arranged for excellent seats to the excellent dance show called Burn The Floor. The show will be at the Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St E (at Yonge St) Apr 22 to 26 (7 performances only!). This show has been a world-wide hit for many years. It was a sold-out event 2 years ago when it was in Toronto. There is latin, ballroom, salsa, swing. Now is your chance to see this show in excellent seats at a group rate.
Read more about the show: photo of Burn The Floor dancers

Click here to get complete details.


Purrrrrfect Harmony demo Sun 2003-04-13

Toronto Dance and its affiliates are doing a demo at a choir concert on Sunday Apr 13 1:30-2:00pm. There will be demos in Latin (Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive), Ballroom (Waltz, Tango), Ballroom Babies, Irish Step Dance, and Irish Set Dance.

photo of DCAT chorus The event is hosted by the DCAT 60-person chorus in a unique entertainment ensemble with a broadway-styled theatrical flair. This event is a fundraiser to raise money for the youth programs at Jimmie Simpson Centre, Ralph Thornton Centre and Ontario Special Olympics.

DCAT has performed at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall and New York City's South Street Seaport.

Location: Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre
Address: 870 Queen St. E. (just west of Logan Ave)
Time: Doors open at 12:30pm
DCAT chorus from 1:00 to 1:30pm, 2:00 to 4:00pm
Toronto Dance demos from 1:00 to 1:30pm
Raffle Prizes
Door Prizes
Tickets available at Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. E. 3rd floor and at Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, 870 Queen St. E and at Etc...News, 201 Leslie St, 416-463-5428.
Cost: $5/adult
$2.50/youth under 13
  Snack bar available
Day care available


Salsa Party Sat 2003-04-12

The University of Toronto Dance Club (UTDC) is having its anniversary dance party celebration on Sat Apr 12 near Avenue and Bloor. UTDC has invited Toronto Dance to join in its party. The cost is only $3 per person!

Location: Trinity College, Seely Hall, 2nd floor, Main Building
Address: 6 Hoskin Ave. (just west of Queen's Park)
Click here for a map.
- TTC: Go to Museum subway station, walk south on Queen's Park and west on Hoskin
- Driving: Drive to the north-west part of Queen's Park Circle
- Parking: Can be found along local streets
Time: Dance Party from 8:00pm to midnight
There will be draws, games, prizes, surprises, entertainment, dance performances, and FREE refreshments.
Cost: $3/person (you can't beat that!)
Music: 50% Salsa, 20% Ballroom-Latin, 10% Argentine Tango, 10% Hip-Hop


Salsa Outing to Plaza Flamingo Fri 2003-04-11

Plaza Flamingo is located at 423 College St. (east of Bathurst on the south side). On Fridays, the cost is $6/person (ladies get in free before 10:30pm). However, if you wish to attend their lesson at 8:30-9:30pm, you must pay $7/person. Click and fill in this coupon to pay only $6/person.

Jean Chee and Chuan Chee will also attend (Chuan will show up after 9:15pm).


Strauss and Swing Soirée Dinner and Dance Sat 2003-03-29

photo of Arcadian Court hall Toronto Dance is a proud sponsor of the Strauss and Swing Soirée organized by Sinfonia Toronto. The dinner and dance is held on Saturday March 29, 6:00pm to 1:00am at the amazing Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St, 8th Floor.

Dance to a live orchestra and a live big band! Watch dance performances!

Click here for ticket information. About 200 tickets have been sold.

Dine in continental splendour in the white marble ballroom of the Arcadian Court, beautifully restored to its turn-of-the century elegance. Dance the night away to the Viennese Waltzes and Polkas by Sinfonia Toronto and swing to your favourite standards (Foxtrot, Quickstep, Swing) by the Toronto All-Star Big Band. There will be dance performances by members of Toronto Dance while you dine.
photo of Sinfonia Toronto orchestra

Prepare for an elegant evening of dancing by attending complimentary Viennese Waltz and Swing lessons sponsored by Toronto Dance for patrons attending the Strauss and Swing Soirée. These lessons will be held on Friday March 21 7-9pm and Thursday March 27 7-9pm. Call Sinfonia Toronto at 416-499-0403 to make a reservation for your complimentary dance lessons.
photo of the Toronto All-Star Big Band


Spring Dance Party for Beginners Sat 2003-03-22

Spring Dance Party for Beginners: Latin, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango

Toronto Dance is hosting a Spring Dance Party for Beginners. This is a party for Toronto Dance students and their friends as well as beginner students of the University of Toronto Ballroom Dance Club. Other beginners are welcome but contact Toronto Dance first.

Here's your chance to use your dance skills in a social setting and socialize with your fellow dancers and friends. See what the other classes are learning.

There will be dance demos from U of T Ballroom Dance Club members.
Location: Violetta's Dance Place
The studio is a non-smoking and non-alcoholic environment.
Address: 30 Tycos Drive (Dufferin and Glencairn area)
Click here for more details of the location.
- Dufferin, 1 block south of Glencairn
- TTC: use Dufferin bus or Glencairn Subway station (15 min walk)
- Parking: street parking around the neighbourhood
Time: Dance lesson from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Snacks from 9:00pm to 11:00pm
General dancing from 9:00pm to midnight
Dance demos from approx 9:15pm to 9:45pm
Games from 10:00pm to 11:00pm
Cost: $12/person, advance tickets only
$10/student (U of Toronto, Ryerson, York)
$8/UTBDC members
Dance lesson and snacks included
Music: Cha Cha, Rumba, Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, Tango, Jive (sorry, no Salsa)
Dress: Smart casual (No jeans or shorts. Ties and jackets not required for men.)

You must buy advance tickets before the party.
Please bring payment during your classes.
Bring your friends!
Please call 416-598-4077 or email if you are interested in attending.

Click here to read report about the party and see photos.



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