Passion for dance helps entrepreneur build her own business

Burke Campbell, Financial Post  Published: Monday, January 05, 2009

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Sharon Galor is president of Toronto Dance Salsa, tells the Financial Post what motivated her to become an entrepreneurHandout photoSharon Galor is president of Toronto Dance Salsa, tells the Financial Post what motivated her to become an entrepreneur

Sharon Galor is president of Toronto Dance Salsa (torontodancesalsa.ca), which offers classes in salsa dancing. Ms. Galor tells the Financial Post what motivated her to become an entrepreneur.

Opportunity

"My parents were from Israel. They moved to Australia when I was small, then to Canada. Canadians seemed less outgoing than Aussies, and at first, I found it harder to socialize."

The lure of the dance

"I worked as a director in human resources in a corporate environment. One day, I decided to take a dance class. Immediately, I was hooked. I had so much fun. In time, I evolved into a teacher."

Big decision

"In 2005, I bought a small dance business. Realizing the importance of location, I opened in a mall, accessible by public transport. People started to sign up for classes and we went from a few hundred students to over 5,000."

Popular

"Salsa is a sexy Latin dance, with a lot of memory work and defined male/female roles. The men like the structure and leading the dance, but ultimately, their movement shows off the woman. Both parties develop confidence and have a terrific time."

Purpose

"I love teaching, and growing a business. It's great watching people connect through dance."

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