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Toronto Dance Salsa


Currently available Salsa Level 1 classes


Salsa Nightclub Level 1 (4wks)
Level 1 - Sunday - 11:00AM - 1:00PM - starting 23 July 2017 - Brand New Class! 2hrs x 4wks

Salsa Nightclub Level 1 (4wks)
Level 1 - Tuesday - 8:00PM - 10:00PM - starting 11 July 2017 - Brand New Class! 2hrs x 4wks

Salsa Nightclub Level 1
Level 1 - Wednesday - 9:00PM - 10:00PM - starting 26 July 2017 - Sold out, 2 spots for women. 1hr x 9wks

Salsa Nightclub Level 1 (4wks)
Level 1 - Thursday - 6:30PM - 8:30PM - starting 10 August 2017 - Brand New Class! 2hrs x 4wks


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Bachata Workshop

Currently available Bachata classes


Bachata Level 1 (Modern, 6wks)
Level 1 - Wednesday - 7:00PM - 8:30PM - starting 19 July 2017 - 60% full, wait list for leaders, space for followers 1.5hrs x 6wks

Bachata Level 2 (Modern, 6wks)
Level 2 - Wednesday - 8:30PM - 10:00PM - starting 19 July 2017 - 65% Full, waiting list for Men, open for women and couples. 1.5hrs x 6wks

Dominican Bachata Level 1
Level 1 - Saturday - 1:00PM - 3:00PM - starting 12 August 2017 - Brand New Class! 2hrs x 4wks


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Bachata is a four step Dominican Republic Dance that is danced to an eight beat count with four steps being danced in one direction and the following four steps being danced in a different direction. The feel of Bachata is very sensual and most dance it in a closed hand hold.

There are many Bachata workshops offered at Toronto Dance Salsa that cover a variety of aspects of the dance. Any Bachata workshop will cover the forward and backward as well as side to side basic using a variety of different ways to accent the 4th and 8th beat (taps, hip pops, shakes, etc). There will also be a major focus on executing the proper body movement using knees, hips, waist, rib cage and shoulder movements.

A usual Bachata workshop will also cover turns for both leaders and followers. Usually turns are kept simple in this dance, with single turns being the norm and only used occasionally. However, more advanced Bachata workshops will demonstrate more difficult turns including multiple turns, combination turns, turns with accents and combs and more.

In addition to learning Bachata basics, body movement and turns, attending a Bachata workshop will also enhance turn patterns and provide students with interesting and exciting new combinations and moves. Leaders will learn how to execute unique turn patterns (a series of moves joined together) that followers can easily respond to and enjoy. Depending on the level of difficulty of the workshop, students will learn beginner, intermediate or advanced combinations that can be used on the dance floor.

It is important to remember when attending a Bachata workshop that Bachata is a simple dance and even complicated advanced turn patterns will still look and feel quite simple due to the nature of the dance. Try not to complicate the dance and allow for natural body movement and styling to take centre stage. That is the mark of a great Bachata dancer!

For more information on Bachata workshops at Toronto Dance Salsa, please click here to view our upcoming schedule.