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Future Appearances

Past Appearances 2010

Toronto Dance in Toronto Star Jan 14 2010 newJan 14

Past Appearances 2007

Toronto Dance in Metro Nov 29 2007 newNov 29
Toronto Dance in Toronto Star Nov 22 2007 updatedNov 22
Toronto Dance performed at "Rethink Breast Cancer" Nov 3 2007 newNov 9
Toronto Dance helped write a ballroom dancing book newNov 2
Toronto Dance sponsors the Chocolate Ball Sat Oct 20 newDec 5
Toronto Dance on Global TV May 11 2007
Toronto Dance on CBC Radio Jan 16 2007

Past Appearances 2006

Toronto Dance listed in "Toronto Life" magazine mid-Dec
Toronto Dance sponsors the Chocolate Ball Oct 27 2006
Toronto Dance sponsors Ontario March of Dimes July 11 2006
Toronto Dance Salsa on TV "Toronto Living" Jan 30-Feb 5 2006
Toronto Dance on TV "Star TV" Jan 8-15 2006

Past Appearances 2005

We are mentioned in Globe & Mail "Wish List 2005" Sat Dec 3
Toronto Dance on TV "Sexy Girl" Sun-Thurs Apr 2-7
Miss Tourism World contest Sat Feb 26
Toronto Dance on TV "Living Romance" Sun Feb 13
Toronto Dance in Ming Pao newspaper Fri Feb 11

Past Appearances 2004

Toronto Dance Performers in "Wedding Bells" magazine Fall 2004
Toronto Dance Performance at "Fashion Cares" Sat May 29
Toronto Dance Performance at St. Michael's Hospital Thurs May 20
Toronto Dance Performance at "New You" Fri May 14
Toronto Dance on TV "Living Romance" Apr 16-18
Toronto Dance on TV "Surreal Gourmet" Thurs Jan 10

Past Appearances 2003

Toronto Dance supporting Kidney Foundation Nov 1-17
Toronto Dance supporting Children's Miracle Network Thurs Nov 6
Toronto Dance on Much Music Thurs Oct 30
Toronto Dance on TV "Surreal Gourmet" Thurs Oct 9
Toronto Dance on TV "Living Romance" Fri Sep 19
Article about Toronto Dance Thurs Sep 18
We were in The Mirror newspaper Fri June 6
We were on CFTO's evening news Sun May 25
We were on CityTV Mon May 12
We are mentioned in The Globe And Mail Sat May 10
We were on CityTV about Ballroom Babies Thurs Apr 10
Beach Metro Community News article Mar 25
National Post article Mar 8
We were on CBC TV Jan 31

Past Appearances 2002

Article about Jean and Chuan Chee Summer 2002
WTN's Dancing At The Palais

Toronto Dance Appearances 2010

Toronto Dance in Toronto Star 2010-01-14 new

Toronto Dance appeared in an article called "Add pro choreographer to list of wedding hires" in the Toronto Star on 2010-01-14.

Please click here to read the full article.

Toronto Dance Appearances 2007

Toronto Dance in Metro 2007-11-29 new

Metro

Toronto Dance appeared in an article called "Mad hot ballroom" in the Metro on 2007-11-29, the "Holiday Gift Guide" section, page 12. There is a large photo of Jamie Perada and Sean Kirby, Toronto Dance students and instructors.

Please click here to read the full article.

Toronto Dance in Toronto Star 2007-11-22 updated

The Star

Toronto Dance appeared in an article called "Mad hot ballroom" in the Toronto Star on 2007-11-22, the "Holiday Gift Guide" section, page X15. There is a large photo of Jamie Perada and Sean Kirby, Toronto Dance students and instructors.

Please click here to read the full article.

Toronto Dance performed at "Rethink Breast Cancer" 2007-11-03 new

Gorete Almeida and Roland Semprie performed a Salsa routine at the Rethink Breast Cancer party, Sheraton Centre, Toronto. Gorete also taught a Cardio Salsa lesson.

Toronto Dance helped write a ballroom dancing book new

This 76-page instantly downloadable StyleCareer.com eGuide Breaking Into and Succeeding as a Professional Ballroom Dancer brings you valuable insider tips, advice and suggestions not available elsewhere to help you embark on this highly lucrative career path.

Authors: Jennie S. Bev and Eric J. Leech

Heather Berman and Chuan Chee contributed tremendously in the writing of this book.

Please click here to read more details about the e-book.

Toronto Dance sponsors the Chocolate Ball 2007-10-20 new

Toronto Dance helped sponsor the Chocolate Ball, a gala fund raiser for breast cancer programs at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Several of our instructors and students performed twice. They danced Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha and Rumba. Pictures will be posted soon.

Toronto Dance on Global TV 2007-05-11

Global News

Chuan Chee was featured on Global News on May 11. The segment was about the growing popularity of learning wedding dance choreography for a couples "first dance" at their wedding reception.

Toronto Dance on CBC Radio 2007-01-16 updated

CBC Radio

Toronto Dance was featured dance studio on the CBC Radio Newsworld (nationwide news) on Tue 2007-01-16 6:15pm. It was on for 2.5 mins. It was mainly about the increase in popularity of Latin-Ballroom classes. TV shows such as "Dancing With The Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" and the stage play of "Dirty Dancing" and "Burn The Floor" help to raise awareness of ballroom and latin dancing.

There is an introduction prior to the radio broadcast:

In Toronto and other cities across Canada a growing number of people are trading their winter footware for high heal stilettos and patent leather shoes. Ballroom is on the rise. On the television, in the theatre and even in the local nightclubs, people are rediscovering the pleasure and the pain of the Tango, the Foxtrot and the Rumba. CBC Arts reporter Eli Glasner surveyed the scene to find out what's driving people back to the ballroom dance floor.

Please click here to download an mp3 (2.5 MB) of the radio broadcast.

Toronto Dance Appearances 2006

Toronto Dance listed in "Toronto Life" magazine mid-Dec

Toronto Dance was listed in the Toronto Life booklet "Health & Fitness".

Toronto Dance sponsors the Chocolate Ball 2006-10-27

Toronto Dance helped sponsor the Chocolate Ball, a gala fund raiser for breast cancer programs at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Our performers Daniel Studenny and Caroline Holody performed various latin and ballroom dances to entertain the guests who dressed up in 1930-1950's outfits.

Toronto Dance sponsors Ontario March of Dimes 2006-07-11

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.

Please click here to read about Dr. Scott Levine and Toronto Living.

Toronto Dance on TV "Star TV" 2006-01-08 to 15



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






The 30-min show appeared 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 Debra 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.

Toronto Dance Appearances 2005

We are mentioned in Globe & Mail "Wish List 2005" Sat 2005-12-03


Toronto Dance is mentioned The Globe And Mail on Saturday Dec 3 in the Style section page L9. The article is called "Wish List 2005" from a few people.

The wish mentioning Toronto Dance is from Heather Mallick:

Heather Mallick
Ballroom Dance Lessons
I want to dance like old people. It's a dying art form. Let's fight for it! $108 a person for nine one-hour lessons at Toronto Dance Inc., www.torontodance.ca.

Toronto Dance on TV "Sexy Girl" Sun-Thurs 2005-04-02/07

Sexy Girl TV Show Life Network

Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee of Toronto Dance appeared in the new TV Series "Sexy Girl" on Life Network. They instruct the sexy Tango to Heather (the Sexy Girl) and her assistant Scott.

The episode (called "Heather") is aired on Life Network on the following times:

  • Sat 2005-04-02 4:30pm EST
  • Sun 2005-04-03 8:30pm EDT
  • Mon 2005-04-04 12:30am, 1:30pm, 9:00pm EDT
  • Thu 2005-04-07 2:00am EDT


Miss Tourism World contest Sat 2005-02-26

Bree and Sarah Bree - Miss Tourism Canada

Toronto Dance wishes the best of luck to Bree Honey in the up-coming "Miss Tourism World" contest held at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on Sat Feb 26. She is the 2005 Miss Tourism Canada and she is a student in our Salsa 2 class. She was also our student in Salsa 1 back in Spring 2003.

There are 82 contestants from around the world. This event will be streamed live to a live audience via the Internet and TV stations across the world. Stay tuned for further updates.


Toronto Dance on TV "Living Romance" Sun 2005-02-13

Dancing and Romance: Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Swing

Toronto Dance will appear on TV with some Toronto Dance students. Chuan Chee is teaching a beginner class in Waltz, Rumba, and Tango to some students and to the host and hostess. Chuan and Jean are also interviewed about why is dancing romantic, etc. The show will be slightly humourous.

The show is on the W Network. In Toronto, it is Rogers cable 27.

  • Sun Feb 13 12:30-1:00pm

It is Episode #13 "Dance Romance": Hosts Ramona Milano and Jonathan Torrens are determined to perfect the world’s most romantic dances – but first they have to conquer Ramona’s competitiveness and Jonathan’s two left feet! We sniff out the right way to buy perfume for a partner, and discover how a simple massage can transform a harried relationship between lovers.



Toronto Dance in Ming Pao newspaper Fri 2005-02-11

Ming Pao, the Chinese newspaper, has a special Valentine's magazine insert, published on Fri Feb 11. There is an article about Toronto Dance and Wedding Dance choreography.

Toronto Dance Appearances 2004

Toronto Dance Performers in "Wedding Bells" magazine Fall 2004

Four Toronto Dance Latin-Ballroom performers appeared in a photo spread in Wedding Bells magazine. Chuan acted as the artisting director, helping the models with dance moves and positions for the photo shoot.

The article was called "Latin Lovers: Tango, cha-cha and samba the night away in a hot 'n spicy number that lets you move to a sexy groove." It appeared in the Fall/Winter 2004 issue, pages 284-291.

The credits said:

Special thanks to dancers Agatha and Rafael, Agata and Peter, and Chuan Chee from Toronto Dance, torontodance.ca

Toronto Dance Performance at "Fashion Cares" Sat 2004-05-29

Several Toronto Dance performers are performing on the big stage at the 18th Annual Fashion Cares gala benefit for the Aids Committe of Toronto. The event is held on Sat May 29 in front of 5000 guests.

The M•A•C VIVA GLAM SUPERSTAR features an exclusive cocktail reception, bargain–filled boutique and auctions, a decadent dinner, followed by a shameless music and fashion extravaganza, and a dance-driven after party.

Entertainers include fashion icon Linda Evangelista as host, diva legend Patti Labelle, Simone Denny (singer of Queer Eye’s “All Things” theme), Kristine W (reigning queen of Billboard’s dance charts), Lena Love, DJ The Lady Bunny, DJ Escape and DJ Matt C — with more names still to be announced.

The following Toronto Dance performers will be performing at the Superstar Extravaganza 10:30pm to midnight:

  • Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee
  • Agatha Holoday and Peter Buzny
  • Anna Goncharova and Kamil Studenny
  • Caryl Cuizon and Angus Dirnbeck

We were on CP24 TV station on Sun May 30 morning. There was a quick shot of Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee doing the Cha Cha. There was 1-hour special of "Fashion Cares" shown on the Fashion Television station. There was also a small segment on "FT: Fashion Television" on City TV.

View the show online: Please click here to see the 1.5-hour gala show online. Use the slider to view certain parts of the show. The Cha Cha segment called "Brazil" starts ranges from 01:04:07 to 01:14:00. The Toronto Dance performers can be seen at 01:07:43 to 01:09:15 and briefly at 01:12:10 to 01:12:35. One of our Salsa instructors, Caryl Cuizon, can be seen 00:27:50 to 00:28:30. They are the ones at the front of the long runway.

Toronto Dance Performance at St. Michael's Hospital Thurs 2004-05-20

Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee are performing in the Marketeria at St. Michael's Hospital on Thurs May 20 12:30-13:00. Dances shown are Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Salsa, Merengue, Waltz, and Tango.

Toronto Dance Performance at "New You" Fri 2004-05-14

New You logo

Come and see some Toronto Dance instructors and students perform at the Metro Convention Centre at a show called "New You". It is a show about women's health and fitness. We will be on stage 7:00-7:30pm performing Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive. The performers are:

Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee
Melvine Baird and Darren Baird
Caryl Cuizon and Magna and Roland

Contact us if you are interested in 2-for-1 entry tickets to the show. Tickets are regularly $12/person. Click here to see the New You website. The show runs Fri-Sun May 14-16.

Toronto Dance on TV "Living Romance" Fri-Sun 2004-04-16 to 18

Dancing and Romance: Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Swing

Toronto Dance appeared on TV with some Toronto Dance students. Chuan Chee is teaching a beginner class in Waltz, Rumba, and Tango to some students and to the host and hostess. Chuan and Jean are also interviewed about why is dancing romantic, etc. The show will be slightly humourous.

The show is on the W Network. In Toronto, it is Rogers cable 27.

  • Fri Apr 16 3:30-4:00pm
  • Sat Apr 17 4:00-4:30pm
  • Sun Apr 18 11:30pm-midnight
  • Sat May 1 4:00-4:30pm




Toronto Dance on TV "Surreal Gourmet" Sat 2004-01-10

Food Network logo Surreal Gourmet logo

See the TV appearance on 2003-10-09 for details.

Toronto Dance Appearances 2003

Toronto Dance supporting Kidney Foundation 2003-11-01 to 17


Toronto Dance is supporting the Kidney Foundation of Canada by donating gift certificates for Salsa-Nightclub, Latin-Ballroom, or Swing group classes. Support the Kidney Foundation by bidding for the gift certificates in an on-line auction held by Lick's.

Toronto Dance supporting Children's Miracle Network 2003-11-06


Toronto Dance is supporting the Children's Miracle Network (supporting children's hospitals across Canada) by donating gift certificates for Salsa-Nightclub, Latin-Ballroom, or Swing group classes. Support the Children's Miracle Network attending the Bourbon Street Bash held at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, 901 Dixon Rd (click here for a map to the hotel) on Thurs Nov 6, 6:00-10:00pm.

Experience the magic of Mardi Gras by strolling down Bourbon Street and sample some of the culinary delights (click here so see the menu), bid on fabulous auction items (such as weekend getaways, gift certificates, spa packages), and see tarot card reading, handwriting analysis, palm reading, stilt walking, etc.

The cost is $25/p in advance, $30/p at the door, $110/5p in advance. Contact Toronto Dance by calling 416-598-4077 or email to get the ticket application form and list of prizes and auction items.

Toronto Dance on Much Music Thurs 2003-10-30

Much Music logo Much Music's VJ Brad How always wanted to host a morning aerobics show done to current music videos. His last day at Much is on Thurs Oct 30 so they are allowing him to do a short segment. However, he had to learn how to teach aerobics.

Toronto Dance was asked to provide a dynamic aerobics instructor. Brad is led blind-folded by VJ and Videographer Jenn Hollett to meet with aerobics instructor Anna Lampignano.

Jenn leading Brad blind-folded Brad and Jenn meeting Anna
Brad is absolutely hilarious.
Anna teaching Brad group shot

Brad's goodbye show which includes this aerobics segment will air on Thurs Oct 30 somewhere between 3:00-4:30pm on Much Music.

Toronto Dance on TV "Surreal Gourmet" Thurs,Mon 2003-10-09,13

Food Network logo Surreal Gourmet logo

Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee of Toronto Dance appeared on "Surreal Gourmet", a weekly show on the Food Network. There are 4 couples dancing in the rain (literally): Salsa, Rumba, Waltz, and Tango. Unfortunately we are not involved in any of the cooking but we will be dancing and eating.

Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee in the Toastermobile
Dancers and Bob Blumer (host)

For the Food Network TV "Surreal Gourmet" in Canada, click on this website. The show is aired in Canada and USA. See the Surreal Gourmet website. This episode was called "Just Add Water" in season 3.

The show was on the Food Network. In Toronto, it is Rogers cable 56.

  • Thurs Oct 9 8pm, 11pm
  • Fri Oct 10 2am
  • Mon Oct 13 8:30pm, 11:30pm

Dancing Salsa in the rain
Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee
and Bob Blumer (host)

Here are the recipies to the food served on the show:

Toronto Dance on TV "Living Romance" Fri 2003-09-19

Dancing and Romance: Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Swing

Toronto Dance will appear on TV with some Toronto Dance students. Chuan Chee is teaching a beginner class in Waltz, Rumba, and Tango to some students and to the host and hostess. Chuan and Jean are also interviewed about why is dancing romantic, etc. The show will be slightly humourous.

The show is on the W Network (formerly WTN). In Toronto, it is Rogers cable 27.

  • Fri Sep 19 8-9pm
  • Sat Sep 20 6-7am
  • Sun Sep 21 1-2pm
You can read slightly more info about the series by clicking here.




Article about Toronto Dance Thurs 2003-09-18

There is an article about Chuan Chee and Jean Niravong and Toronto Dance in the Etc...News local newspaper (distributed around the Danforth area). There is even a colour photo of them competing. Click here to read the article.

We were in the Beaches Mirror newspaper on Fri 2003-06-06

Toronto Dance and Ballroom Babies were in the Beaches Mirror newspaper on Fri June 6.

We were on CFTO's evening news Sun 2003-05-25


Toronto Dance and Ballroom Babies appeared on CFTO's evening news at 11:39pm.

We were on CityTV Mon 2003-05-12


Toronto Dance and Grupo Sabroso Salsa appeared on CityTV's Breakfast Television on Monday May 12 at 8:40am. It was to promote the "Mambo In Motion" dance party on Thurs May 15 evening.

The Toronto Dance performers were:

  • Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee (bottom 2nd from left and top 2nd from right)
  • Ania Deichsel and Jason Ng (bottom 2nd from right and top 1st from right)
  • Caryl Cuizon (middle of bottom row)

We are mentioned in The Globe And Mail Sat 2003-05-10


Jean Niravong and Chuan Chee from Toronto Dance are mentioned The Globe And Mail on Saturday May 10 in the Focus section page F9. Click here for the full article (without the photo). It is reprinted here.

We were on CityTV about Ballroom Babies Thurs 2003-04-10

CityTV Breakfast Television

We were on City TV (channel 57, cable 7) on a program called "Breakfast Television (BT)", on Thurs 2003-04-10 at 7:40am.

See an interview and dance demo by Ballroom Babies with Chuan Chee as the instructor.

Beach Metro Community News 2003-03-25

On Tues 2003-03-25, the Beach Metro Community News wrote an article about the Ballroom Babies classes taught by Toronto Dance.

National Post article Sat 2003-03-08

Check out the National Post newspaper on Sat 2003-03-08 page IN3. It mentions Toronto Dance in an article subtitled "Creating the ultimate vacation resort in your home."

We were on CBC TV Fri 2003-01-31

We were on CBC TV (channel 5, cable 6) on a program called "Canada Now", on Fri 2003-01-31 18:30-19:00.

See an interview with Rocky Fuda and Chuan Chee and a Waltz demo from Chuan and Jean.

Toronto Dance Appearances 2002

Article about Chuan Chee Summer 2002

The University of Toronto (Alumni) Magazine published an article about the University of Toronto Ballroom Dance Club (UTBDC) and Chuan Chee in an article called Shall We Dance?.

WTN's Dancing At The Palais

Chuan Chee and Jean Niravong have appeared on WTN's "Dancing At The Palais" TV Latin-Ballroom competition for 3 years in a row.



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