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Dance Events Winter 2006

Watch a Latin-Ballroom competition Fri-Sat Mar 17-18
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri Mar 17
Watch a Latin-Ballroom competition Sat Mar 4
Watch "Dancing With The Stars" TV Show weekly Jan 5 to Feb 26
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Sat Feb 18
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri Feb 17
Watch "America's Ballroom Challenge" on TV Thur Feb 9 & 16
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Sun Feb 5
Toronto Dance Salsa on TV "Toronto Living" Jan 30-Feb 5 2006
Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Wed Jan 18
Toronto Dance on TV "Star TV" Jan 8-15 2006

Watch a Latin-Ballroom competition Fri-Sat 2006-03-17/18

Come out and watch latin-ballroom competitors from around the world. The "Crystal Leaf" competition is at the Double Tree International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Rd, Toronto. Click here for more information. This competition is well-worth attending since it is a full IDSF competition. Contact us if you are interested in going.

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2006-03-17

There is an official outing Fri Mar 17 to Westway Club for Latin-Ballroom students at all levels. This is your end-of-term dance outing. Please check your emails for details.

Westway Club is located on 291 Evans St - click here for a map. It starts at 8:00pm. The discounted cost is $12 including a light hot meal at 10:00pm. Dress code applies - no jeans or T-shirts. Check your emails for your invitation. You need to be on a Toronto Dance list to get the discount.

Outing report: There were 56 Toronto Dance students and 1 guest for a total of 57 people. This is a smaller number than our usual 75-85 people because it is Spring break. This was a great outing.

Watch a Latin-Ballroom competition Sat 2006-03-04

Come out and watch local Ontario and Quebec latin-ballroom competitors. The "Ontario Closed" competition is at the Rameses Banquet Hall, 3100 Keele St (near Sheppard). Click here for ticket information. The schedule may be available soon. Contact us if you are interested in going.

Watch "Dancing With The Stars" TV Show weekly 2006-01-05 to 02-26

The hit TV series "Dancing With The Stars" is coming back for a second season! Season 1 was in the top 5 TV shows when it was airing. Season 2 will start Jan 5 on ABC and continue every Thurs at 8:00-9:30pm with results every Fri Jan 6 8:00-8:30pm. The audience gets to vote via phone calls and emails.

Click here for full details with photos from the episodes, discussion boards, etc. The celebrities who are competing are:

Lisa Rinna
eliminated
Ep 207

George Hamilton
eliminated
Ep 206

Giselle Fernandez
eliminated
Ep 203

P. Miller
eliminated
Ep 204

Tia Carrere
eliminated
Ep 205

Kenny Mayne
eliminated
Ep 201

Tatum O'Neal
eliminated
Ep 202

Jerry Rice
2nd Place

Stacy Keibler
3rd Place

Drew Lachey
WINNER!

For episodes 201-204, the celebrities have to choose one dance to learn.

  • Episode 201 Jan 5-6: Cha Cha or Waltz
  • Episode 202 Jan 12-13: Quickstep or Rumba
  • Episode 203 Jan 19-20: Jive or Tango
  • Episode 204 Jan 26-27: Paso Doble or Foxtrot
    Guest stars: Pussycat Dolls and world Salsa champions
  • Episode 205 Feb 2-3: Samba and a group Salsa (every couple)
    Guest star: Barry Manilow and world Mambo champions
  • Episode 206 Feb 9-10: Paso Doble, Tango, Quickstep, Cha Cha or Rumba and a group Viennese Waltz (every couple)
    Guest stars: Natasha Bedingfield, Bill Medley ("Dirty Dancing") and teenage dancers
  • Episode 207 Feb 16-17: Each couple competes with 2 dances
    Guest star: Michael Buble
  • Episode 208 Feb 23 (finals): Each couple competes with 1 dance plus on 1 freestyle dance
  • Finals Sun Feb 26 (grand finale): Each couple competes with 1 more dance
    Guest star: Mary J Blige

Click here for the complete photo gallery from each episode from season 1 and 2. Below are a few examples.

Episode 201: Stacy Keibler, waltz

Episode 201: Jerry Rice, cha cha

Episode 205: Stacy Keibler, samba

Episode 205: Lisa Rinna, samba

Episode 205: Jerry Rice, samba

Episode 205: Jerry Rice, samba

Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Sat 2006-02-18

There is an official outing Sat Feb 18 to Acrobat Lounge for students at all levels. Acrobat is at 2464 Yonge St (north of Eglinton). There is a maximum of 175 people. Please check your emails for details. There is a discounted price but you must be on a list to get the discount.

There will be a level 1 and level 2+ lesson at 8:45-9:45pm taught by Sharon and Caryl.

Outing report: The outing was a huge success! There were a total of approximately 275 people who attending this outing! About 150 people came for the lessons and as people left, more people came.

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2006-02-17

There is an official outing Fri Feb 17 to Danforth Baptist Church for Latin-Ballroom students at levels 1 and 2. Please check your emails for details. This is a great place to practice your dance steps in a Toronto Dance-only environment.

Outing report: There were 54 Toronto Dance students and 2 guests who attended for a total of 56 people. Chuan reviewed the Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Waltz, and Jive and taught a little extra Cha Cha (toward the end of the night).

Watch "America's Ballroom Challenge" on TV Thur 2006-02-09 and 16

Watch 24 pairs of professional (ie, dance instructors) dancers compete in a USA competition (in Ohio Oct 2005). It is on Rogers cable 61 WNED on:

  • Thurs Feb 9 8:00-9:00pm: 24 couples compete to get top 3 positions per category (see below)
  • Sat Feb 11 3:00-4:00am: repeat of Feb 9
  • Thurs Feb 16 8:00-9:00pm: 12 couples compete to get top in each category and the top over all 4 categories
  • Sat Feb 18 3:00-4:00am: repeat of Feb 16
Click here for more information.

The categories are:

  • American Smooth: American-style ballroom
  • American Rhythm: American-style latin
  • International Standard: International-style ballroom
  • International Latin: International-style latin

Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Sun 2006-02-05

There is an official outing Sun Nov 27 to El Rancho for students at all levels. El Rancho is at 430 College St. Please check your emails for details. There is a discounted price but you must be on a list to get the discount.

Sharon will be teaching a level 1 Salsa lesson 8:00-8:45pm.

Toronto Dance Salsa on TV "Toronto Living" 2006-01-30 to 02-05



Sharon Galor appears in an episode of "Toronto Living", a show about events and places in Toronto on Rogers Cable 10.

The 30-min show will appear Jan 30-Feb 5 2006. The show schedule is as follows on Rogers Cable 10:

  • Mon Jan 30 8:00pm
  • Tue Jan 31 2:00am, 6:00pm
  • Wed Feb 1 8:00pm
  • Thu Feb 2 2:00am
  • Fri Feb 3 3:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Sat Feb 4 11:30pm
  • Sun Feb 5 7:30am, 8:00pm

Sharon taught the host, Dr. Scott Levine, fitness correspondent, some basic Salsa moves and spoke about the benefits of learning Salsa. Some of the Salsa level 3 class on Tue Jan 24 was shown in the background while Dr. Levine continued talking about Salsa.

Click here to read about Dr. Scott Levine and Toronto Living.

Outing for Salsa-Nightclub students Wed 2006-01-18

There is an informal outing Wed Jan 18 10:00pm onward to Babal˙u for students at level 2 and higher and their guests. Babal˙u is at 136 Yorkville Ave (at Avenue Rd). Please check your emails for details.

Toronto Dance on TV "Star TV" Jan 2006



Chuan Chee appears in an episode of "Star TV", the lead show on "Star!" channel, City TV, etc.






The 30-min show will appear Jan 8-15 2006. The show schedule is as follows:

  • Star! Channel, Rogers cable 63 in Toronto on Sunday Jan 8 8pm. Repeat shows are on Mon Jan 9 6am, 9am,3pm, Wed Jan 11 6pm, Thurs Jan 12 8pm, Fri Jan 13 6:30am
  • City TV, Rogers cable 7 in Toronto on Sat Jan 14 7:30pm and Sun Jan 15 7:30pm
  • CP24, Rogers cable 24 in Toronto on Mon Jan 9 12:30am
  • CKVR, Rogers cable 20 in Toronto on Sun Jan 8 5am, Mon Jan 9 midnight, 6am, 12:30pm
  • Bravo, Rogers cable 40 in Toronto on Sat Jan 14 6:30pm

The stars interviewed were Colin Mochrie and his wife Deb MaGraff, both comedians. Colin is the star of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" The interview was about why they are interested in ballroom dancing.

Chuan Chee taught them a quick lesson in Cha Cha.


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