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Salsa Classes / Salsa Lessons

  1. Fall 2016 Salsa Lessons Schedule
  2. Salsa Classes Descriptions
  3. Toronto Dance Salsa Lessons Studio Locations

Starts this Monday: Salsa Level 4 Refresher - 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Starts this Monday: Salsa Level 3 Refresher - 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Starts this Friday: Kizomba Fundamentals Workshop (Beginners) - 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Starts this Friday: Kizomba Musicality Workshop - 8:30PM - 10:00PM


Bonus Salsa Video

Fall 2016 Salsa Lessons Schedule

Level 1

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Sunday
4:00PM - 5:00PM


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What is Salsa Level 1?
Play salsa level 1 video What to Expect in Salsa Nightclub Level 1

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Salsa Nightclub Level 1


Lily Ma

Sep 11 to Nov 13

(No classes Oct 09)


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Monday
8:00PM - 9:00PM


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What is Salsa Level 1?
Play salsa level 1 video What to Expect in Salsa Nightclub Level 1

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Salsa Nightclub Level 1


Aleksander Saiyan

Sep 12 to Nov 14

(No classes Oct 10)


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Monday
7:00PM - 8:00PM


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What is Salsa Level 1?
Play salsa level 1 video What to Expect in Salsa Nightclub Level 1

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Salsa Nightclub Level 1


Lily Ma

Sep 12 to Nov 14

(No classes Oct 10)


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


The Adelaide Club 

King & Bay
Air Conditioning
Mirrors and changerooms

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Tuesday
8:00PM - 9:00PM


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What is Salsa Level 1?
Play salsa level 1 video What to Expect in Salsa Nightclub Level 1

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Salsa Nightclub Level 1


Lily Ma

Sep 20 to Nov 15


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Wednesday
7:00PM - 8:30PM


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What is Salsa Level 1?
Play salsa level 1 video What to Expect in Salsa Nightclub Level 1

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Salsa Nightclub Level 1 (6 wk condensed)


Lily Ma

Oct 05 to Nov 09


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


The Adelaide Club 

King & Bay
Air Conditioning
Mirrors and changerooms

Brand New Class! 6wks x 1.5hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Friday
9:00PM - 10:00PM



Kizomba - Tarraxinha Workshop


Felipe Palleros

Aug 05 to Aug 19


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

75% full! 3wks x 1hr
Register!

$39 plus HST per student

Friday
7:00PM - 8:30PM



Kizomba Fundamentals Workshop (Beginners)


Felipe Palleros

Aug 26 to Aug 26


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1.5hr x 1 day
Register!

$25 plus HST per student


Level 2

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Sunday
5:00PM - 6:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 2


Lily Ma

Sep 11 to Nov 13

(No classes Oct 09)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 1 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Monday
9:00PM - 10:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 2


Aleksander Saiyan

Sep 12 to Nov 14

(No classes Oct 10)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 1 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Monday
8:00PM - 9:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 2


Lily Ma

Sep 12 to Nov 14

(No classes Oct 10)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 1 or assessment


The Adelaide Club 

King & Bay
Air Conditioning
Mirrors and changerooms

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Wednesday
8:30PM - 10:00PM


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What is Salsa Level 1?
Play salsa level 1 video What to Expect in Salsa Nightclub Level 1

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Salsa Nightclub Level 2 (6 wk condensed)


Lily Ma

Oct 05 to Nov 09


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


The Adelaide Club 

King & Bay
Air Conditioning
Mirrors and changerooms

Brand New Class! 6wks x 1.5hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Thursday
8:30PM - 10:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 2 (6 wk condensed)


Aleksander Saiyan

Oct 06 to Nov 10


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 1 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 6wks x 1.5hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student


Level 3

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Sunday
2:00PM - 3:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 3


Ruzanna Shatiryan

Sep 11 to Nov 13

(No classes Oct 09)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 2 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Tuesday
7:00PM - 8:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 3


Lily Ma

Sep 20 to Nov 15


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 2 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student


Level 4

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Sunday
3:00PM - 4:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 4


Lily Ma

Sep 11 to Nov 13

(No classes Oct 09)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 3 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Monday
7:00PM - 8:30PM



Salsa Level 3 Refresher


Aleksander Saiyan

Aug 29 to Aug 29


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 3


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1 x 1.5hrs.
Register!

$25 plus HST per student

Monday
9:00PM - 10:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 4


Lily Ma

Sep 12 to Nov 14

(No classes Oct 10)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 3 or assessment


The Adelaide Club 

King & Bay
Air Conditioning
Mirrors and changerooms

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Tuesday
9:00PM - 10:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 4


Lily Ma

Sep 20 to Nov 15


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 3 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student


Specialty Classes

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Friday
9:00PM - 10:00PM



Kizomba - Tarraxinha Workshop


Felipe Palleros

Aug 05 to Aug 19


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

75% full! 3wks x 1hr
Register!

$39 plus HST per student


Bachata

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Wednesday
7:00PM - 8:00PM



Bachata (Modern Style) - Level 3


Lisa Kennedy

Sep 14 to Nov 09


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Bachata Level 2 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:00PM



Bachata (Modern Style) - Level 1


Lisa Kennedy

Sep 14 to Nov 09


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Wednesday
9:00PM - 10:00PM



Bachata Performance Class


Lisa Kennedy

Sep 14 to Nov 09


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Bachata Level 2 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student


Kizomba

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Friday
9:00PM - 10:00PM



Kizomba - Tarraxinha Workshop


Felipe Palleros

Aug 05 to Aug 19


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

75% full! 3wks x 1hr
Register!

$39 plus HST per student

Friday
7:00PM - 8:30PM



Kizomba Fundamentals Workshop (Beginners)


Felipe Palleros

Aug 26 to Aug 26


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1.5hr x 1 day
Register!

$25 plus HST per student

Friday
8:30PM - 10:00PM



Kizomba Musicality Workshop


Felipe Palleros

Aug 26 to Aug 26


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Kizomba Level 1 or Assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1.5hrs x 1 day
Register!

$25 plus HST per student

Friday
9:00PM - 10:00PM



Kizomba Level 1


Felipe Palleros

Sep 09 to Nov 11

(No classes Oct 07)


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Friday
7:00PM - 8:00PM



Kizomba Level 3


Felipe Palleros

Sep 09 to Nov 11

(No classes Oct 07)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Kizomba Level 1 or Assessment2


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 6wks x 1.5hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Friday
8:00PM - 9:00PM



Kizomba Level 2


Felipe Palleros

Sep 09 to Nov 11

(No classes Oct 07)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Kizomba Level 1 or Assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student


Level 5 and up

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Sunday
6:00PM - 7:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 6B


Aleksander Saiyan

Sep 11 to Nov 13

(No classes Oct 09)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 5 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student

Monday
8:30PM - 10:00PM



Salsa Level 4 Refresher


Aleksander Saiyan

Aug 29 to Aug 29


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 4


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1 x 1.5hrs.
Register!

$25 plus HST per student

Monday
7:00PM - 8:00PM



Salsa Nightclub Level 5


Aleksander Saiyan

Sep 12 to Nov 14

(No classes Oct 10)


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 5 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Class! 9wks x 1hr.
Register!

$117 plus HST per student


Workshops

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Sunday
3:00PM - 4:30PM



A Taste of Cha Cha Cha


Lily Ma

Aug 21 to Aug 21


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1.5hrs x 1 day
Register!

$25 plus HST per student

Sunday
4:30PM - 6:00PM



Salsa Body Movement for Men & Women


Lily Ma

Aug 21 to Aug 21


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 2 or assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1.5hrs x 1 day
Register!

$25 plus HST per student

Monday
8:30PM - 10:00PM



Salsa Level 4 Refresher


Aleksander Saiyan

Aug 29 to Aug 29


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 4


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1 x 1.5hrs.
Register!

$25 plus HST per student

Monday
7:00PM - 8:30PM



Salsa Level 3 Refresher


Aleksander Saiyan

Aug 29 to Aug 29


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Salsa Nightclub Level 3


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1 x 1.5hrs.
Register!

$25 plus HST per student

Friday
7:00PM - 8:30PM



Kizomba Fundamentals Workshop (Beginners)


Felipe Palleros

Aug 26 to Aug 26


Description


Pre-requisite:
NONE!


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1.5hr x 1 day
Register!

$25 plus HST per student

Friday
8:30PM - 10:00PM



Kizomba Musicality Workshop


Felipe Palleros

Aug 26 to Aug 26


Description


Pre-requisite:
Completion of Kizomba Level 1 or Assessment


Empress Walk 

Yonge South of Finch
NY Civic Centre Subway
Free 2hr validated parking

Brand New Workshop! 1.5hrs x 1 day
Register!

$25 plus HST per student


Fitness Classes including Zumba

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Unfortunately, there are no classes for this category.
Check back soon for updates!


Argentine Tango

Day of Week
Time
Class Name
Instructor
Start Date
Duration
Location
Availability
Cost
+HST

Unfortunately, there are no classes for this category.
Check back soon for updates!


 

 

Salsa Classes Descriptions

All our classes are 1 hour per week over 9 weeks unless otherwise specified.

Class Name

Description

A Bite of Bachata -

Looking for a fun date night activity? Need something unique and exciting to spice up your Saturday Night? Look no further! This fun and sexy 120 minute workshop for couples will introduce you to the basic footwork, embrace and sensual body movement of Modern Style Bachata. Spark your imagination and get ready to explore the playful and dramatic world of Bachata! Suitable for all levels including those with absolutely no Bachata experience!

   

A Taste of Cha Cha Cha

Cha Cha Cha is an elegant 8 beat dance with Cuban origin and influence. This workshop will introduce you to its stylish and playful world. You will learn the essential steps and partner work moves that will get you grooving on the dance floor. No dance experience necessary.

   

A Taste of Tango-Valentines Day Workshop for Couples

Surprise your special someone with a unique and romantic activity! This workshop is a intended to be a fun and easy introduction to the sensual world of Argentine Tango. This workshop will focus on the attitude and styling of Argentine Tango - learn some basic Argentine Tango figures and how to add some smoulder to your dancing. Suitable for all levels including those with absolutely no Tango experience!

   

A Taste of the Sensual Argentine Tango Workshop

This workshop is a intended to be a fun and easy introduction to the sensual world of Argentine Tango. Daniel will focus on the attitude and styling of Argentine Tango - learn some basic Argentine Tango figures and how to add some smoulder to your dancing. After mastering the basics, you will learn a fun sexy combination. Suitable for all levels especially those with absolutely no Tango experience!

   

Afro Cuban Body Isolations plus Combinations Workshop

One of the main Roots of Salsa dancing is in Afro Cuban movement. Learn the fundamentals of Guanguanco, the most popular style of Afro Cuban movement. Students will be led through body isolation exercises to strengthen and manipulate the muscles required for Guanguanco movement and learn how to apply those movements to social salsa dancing. Learn how to feel the music and move in your salsa dancing like you've never done before!

   

Afro Cuban Movement and Styling

Learn the principles and basics of Afro-Cuban movement and styling. This class will focus on techniques and elements of the Cuban Orishas dances, the basis of Afro-Cuban movement. Learn the technique behind the body movements of the Cuban cultural roots of salsa dancing and add some Cuban flavour to your salsa dancing! No experience necessary and open to both men and women.

   

Argentine Tango - Milonga Style for Intermediate Students

Milonga is a fun and playful dance that started the Tango. It is a mixture of dances such as Candombe (Uruguay), Havanera, and African dances. Milonga began as a folk dance and developed into a style of Tango that is characterized by quick footwork and accented pauses. Milonga is also a term for a place or an event where Tango is danced. Milonga uses the same basic elements as Tango and requires a greater relaxation of legs and body. Movement is normally faster and pauses are not made. It is rather a kind of rhythmic walking without complicated figures with a much more "rustic" style than Tango. In this course you will learn the basic steps of milonga, musicality, timing, characteristics of the dance, disassociation of lower and upper body as well as new movements and concepts. This class is intended for those students who have completed Tango Level 1 or pass an assessment.

   

Argentine Tango Level 1

Argentine tango has been thrilling dancers for more than 100 years. Tango is loved by dancers and audiences for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. The essence of Argentine tango is about life and, especially, about the relationship between a man and a woman. This 9-week course is intended for absolute beginners and will focus on the fundamentals of lead and follow technique, the Tango walk, close embrace, musicality and etiquette. Learn simple floor patterns that you will be able to use in a milonga (tango social).

   

Argentine Tango Level 2

This class is intended for dancers who have completed a minimum of Argentine Tango I and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Argentine Tango (lead & follow, Tango walk, close embrace, musicality and simple floor patterns such as Basic Salida in 6, Basic Salida in 8, forward and backwards ochos and sandwich). Tango Level II will focus on disassociation, musicality, cross walk, parallel walk, sacadas (take offs), giros (turns), ganchos (hooks), and other figures. This course will add grace and seduction to your dance.

   

Argentine Tango Level 2 Variation: Ganchos, Sacadas and Boleos

This class is intended for dancers who have completed a minimum of Argentine Tango I and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Argentine Tango (lead & follow, Tango walk, close embrace, musicality and simple floor patterns such as Basic Salida in 6, Basic Salida in 8, forward and backwards ochos and sandwich). Syllabus D will focus on the beautiful footwork elements that really set Argentine Tango apart from all the other partner dances; students will learn how to incorporate such essential elements as ganchos, sacadas, boleos and saludos into their Argentine Tango dancing.

   

Argentine Tango Level 3

This class is intended for dancers who have completed Argentine Tango II and have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Argentine Tango (lead & follow, Tango walk, close embrace, musicality and simple floor patterns such as Basic Salida in 6, Basic Salida in 8, forward and backwards ochos). Argentine Tango III will take your Tango dancing to the next level; in addition to developing the musicality and improvisational skills required to shape a tango dance, students will be taught more intricate figures and how and when to execute styling and embellishments for both lead and follow.

   

Bachata - All Levels

Bachata is a four-beat dance originating from the Dominican Republic. It is characterized by fluid walking hip action and a hip accent. It can be danced from both the open and close hand holds, with emphasis on developing a solid connection with your partner. This class will cover basics, body movement, turn patterns, musicality, styling and shines. You will learn how to lead and follow effectively using body movement while incorporating Bachata's sensual movements. We will explore musicality and learn to add accents and dips to the music for a dramatic look. For all levels including beginners.

   

Bachata Choreography Workshop

Take this workshop and have a small taste of the spotlight. This Bachata workshop will consist of a 25-30 seconds of choreo (including turn patterns, dips, musicality) that you will learn in the span of 1-1.5 hours. At the end of the class a video will be recorded and sent at a later time for you to keep.

   

Bachata Flash Mob choreography class

This will not be your "regular" Flash Mob! Students in this 6 week course will learn a 2.5 minute choreographed Bachata routine that will have elements of Bachata footwork, Bachata partnerwork, as well as some fun surprises. Flash Mob venue and performance date is secret and for participants' knowledge only! Let the shenanigans begin! Completion of Bachata Level 2 or assessment required.

   

Bachata for Beginners Bootcamp Workshop

Learn the basic of the sultry and smooth Bachata in a bootcamp style 90-minute workshop. Students will learn the basic footwork and body movement of this sexy dance from the Dominican Republic. A great complement to the Salsa Bootcamp workshop or the perfect primer for your next trip to the Caribbean! No dance experience necessary.

   

Bachata Level 1 (Modern style)

An introductory course into the playful and sensual world of Bachata! This course will focus on the foundation techniques of Bachata dancing (modern/smooth style) - lead and follow technique, body movement, basic footwork, simple turn patterns and embellishments, timing and attitude! Suitable for complete beginners with no or little experience with Bachata or experienced Bachateros and Bachateras who wish to work on their fundamentals.

   

Bachata Level 2 (Modern Style)

Learn the finer points of the body movement, lead and follow technique and musicality of the sensual and romantic dance of Bachata. New turn patterns will be introduced each class with a focus on styling, body rhythm, timing and execution. Some time will also be spent on developing musicality and learning where and how to add accents, dips and holds to spice up the dance. **There are 2 variations for this course (Bachata Level 2A and 2B), each variation will introduce students to different material appropriate for Level 2 instruction. Completion of Bachata Level 1 or assessment required.

   

Bachata Level 3 (Modern Style)

The class for real Bachata addicts! Level 3 Bachata focuses on really taking your Bachata dancing to the next level - a variety of challenging turn patterns and combos will include footwork pattern variations, "shines", multiple turns, styling, dips and tricks. There will be a continued emphasis on body movement and musicality to enhance your Bachata dancing. To take Bachata Level 3 you must have completed TDS Bachata Level 2 or Intermediate Bachata or successfully pass an assessment.

   

Bachata Level 4 (Modern Style)

The class you Bachata-lovers have been waiting for! Expect a challenging curriculum including body movement, intricate footwork, new turn-pattern combinations and of course dips and tricks. This class will take your social dancing to a new level with an emphasis on connected body movement and isolation. Completion of Bachata (Modern Style) Level 3 or assessment is required to attend this course.

   

Bachata Musicality Workshop

The real secret to becoming a better dancer lies in great timing and musicality. Learn how to interpret the flow and energy of Bachata music through body movement and turn patterns. Hitting the accents, slowing down your body movement and isolations are just a few of the things that will be covered. For dancers who have completed TDS Level 2 or higher or with assessment.

   

Bachata Performance Class

Students in this 9 week course will learn a 2.5 minute choreographed Bachata routine that will have elements of Bachata footwork, Bachata partnerwork, exciting dips and of course some fun surprises. Students will have the opportunity to perform this routine at a future TDS event, however, performance is not mandatory to participate in the course. Completion of Bachata Level 2 or assessment required.

   

Bachata Rueda Workshop (Casino Rueda to Bachata!)

Much like Casino Rueda - the fun form of salsa dancing "in the round" - Bachata Rueda takes bachata to an entirely new, fun and extremely social level of dancing! Like its salsa counterpart, Bachata Rueda is characterized by couples dancing in a circle in unison to turn patterns called from a "leader", and unexpected partner changes. Get an introduction to what's already sweeping across the U.S. and Mexico and will soon be infiltrating latin dance floors in Canada! For dancers who have completed TDS Salsa Level 2 or Bachata Level 1 or higher or with assessment.

   

Bachata Tricks Workshop

Want to kick your dancing up a notch by adding a few fancy tricks? This workshop will teach how to varied Bachata moves can be. Several combinations will be taught in this 1.5 hour workshop with focus on balance and weight distribution.

   

Ballet Barre Yoga (DAYFIT Pass)

An intense lower body work out. Using the different techniques of ballet mixed with yoga to strengthen and tone the lower body. You dont need any prior dance experience to come and learn new ways to move your body. Take yourself out of your normal yoga or dance fitness class and try something new. This class is done to music. Suitable for all fitness levels. Part of the DAYFIT Pass schedule of classes

   

Ballet Body

Build your lean muscle mass and increase your flexibility! This class uses modified ballet and contemporary dance training techniques to help correct and improve body posture and lengthen your limbs. Strengthen and tone all major muscle groups (upper body, abs and legs), while at the same time creating flexibility to ease the body into a wider range of movement. Using only the connection with the floor and no other equipment, safely train and prepare the body for any kind of movement, while reducing the risk of injury. Be inspired in this fun and motivating class that will help and challenge all body types!

   

BASo Ladies Styling Performance Course 1

This class is an exclusive opportunity for you to learn an original ladies styling salsa choreography by Gulsaya Tuleu, to perform at various events in Toronto, and to develop confidence dancing both on stage and on the social dance floor. The significant part of the course is designed for you to learn or to review and perfect the fundamental technique of BASo ladies styling and spinning, develop precision in body movement, improve on social dance floor with maximum of attention to detail and musicality.

   

BASo On2 Fundamentals - Prerequisite

This class is your introduction to the exciting world of smooth, sensual and heart pumping salsa On2! You will learn the "Salsa 7", the seven fundamental steps and figures most of salsa on2 is based upon. The program that will allow you to build strong foundation to your on2 dancing and will serve as a prerequisite to all of your BASo on2 classes in the future! Completion of any Salsa Nightclub Level 6 or assessment required to attend this course.

   

BASo Partnered Performance Course 1

BASo Performance Class students will learn how to listen to the performance song, how choreography is created and structured, and how to create musicality in movement. Students will learn a BASo choreography, train with BASo's company dancers under tutelage of Gulsaya Tuleu and perform the choreography at a TDS outing and other venues in Toronto at the end of the cycle. Students will train just like the BASo repertory dancers, including body conditioning, stretching, spinning, partnerwork, styling and footwork, along with performance techniques. Completion of BASo On2 Fundamentals Prerequisite or assessment required to attend this course.

   

BASo Partnerwork Course 1

Upon completion of your fundamentals, this class will build you up with different variations of Salsa 7. Each class will utilize a turn pattern to demonstrate essential leading and following techniques necessary for non verbal communication on the dance floor. Leaders will learn how to execute figures with the appropriate signals, timing, and momentum. Followers will learn how to respond rapidly to these signals with the appropriate body resistance and speed, as well as styling to use within the turn patterns. The goal of this aspect of the course is to facilitate clear and seamless social dancing with a variety of dance partners. Overall, both leaders and followers are expected to develop a social dancing technique that is comfortable, effective, and impressive. Completion of BASo On2 Fundamentals Prerequisite or assessment required to attend this course.

   

Belly Dance - Combos and Drills

A great way to learn or practice your Bellydance. This class is suitable for all levels. We will be learning some fun combinations of steps, by drilling one movement into the next as well as layering movements together. It will also tone the whole body and strengthen it for Bellydance. The end result is more confidence while dancing as well as feeling good about our own femininity.

   

Belly Dance - Combos and Musicality

For the beginner to intermediate level belly dancer, this class will teach technique in the context of movement combinations set to different styles and moods of music. Discover how belly dance and music are inseparable!"

   

Belly Dance Beginners 2

Laura teaches the Arabesque method. Beginner II is where the foundation of Egyptian technique is introduced. There is a greater awareness of how amazing the abdominal muscles can be and how mastery over them can change the look and integrity of all previously learned steps by the student. A new grouping of steps is introduced at this level, but what must be mastered before moving on is the vertical drop technique and how it can be applied to many movements. By learning even more steps with slightly more difficulty and discovering a deeper understanding of what abdominal muscles are capable of, the student should now be able to really execute every movement including shimmies with ease and fluidity. If the student is having difficulty with any of the Beginner steps, the student should not continue to Intermediate. Things to look out for are the vertical drop, maya, basic shimmies and 3/4 shimmy technique. Completion of Beginner 1 or prior experience required. Description as found on arabesquedance.ca.

   

Belly Dance Beginners Plus

Known as one of the most ancient forms of dance, belly dance is a Middle Eastern dance form including various styles ranging from Folkloric to Fusion. While it is usually recognized by the impressive hip shimmies and body rolls, there is much more to belly dance than the jiggling of the body. There is a lot of technique covered in class from muscle isolation to body coordination while working on the beauty and fluidity of movements. There is also movement combinations in each class to review what we've learned and have a little fun! This class is designed for Beginners Plus. Whether you have no experience or you're an enthusiast, you are welcome! Instructions will include alternate and more advanced options for those who'd like a challenge . Belly dance is also very popular among people who are looking to get a great work out!

   

Belly Dance Bootcamp

This fun exciting Belly Dance class is open to all ages and levels of dance and fitness. We will be strengthening our core, arms and legs for proper execution of Belly Dance technique. By drilling moves from Beginner to Intermediate bellydance training we will work on stamina and ease of movement. A fun dance workout!

   

Belly Dance Level 1

Learn to isolate, shake,and undulate! Feel empowered in the celebration of your own body and femininity. We will learn beginner to elementary bellydance steps and work on fluid transitions from one step to the next. There is no previous training required. The class is based on Egyptian Bellydance technique. A delightful way to express yourself while getting a core and leg workout!

   

Body Movement, Flow and Isolation Workshop

Learn body movements, flow and isolations in accordance to the mood of the music that will take your social dancing to the next level. You will be given key exercises that you can then practice on your own to really extend, isolate and highlight your body movement. Afro-Cuban body movement will also be covered. Look fantastic while entertaining your partner and others on the dance floor. Completion of level 2 salsa or assessment required.

   

Bollywood Beats

Join this beginner Bollywood dance class and learn how to dance like a Bollywood movie star! Referred to the genre of dance emanating from the Hindi cinema industry, Bollywood dancing is a fusion of traditional South Asian dances with Hip Hop as well as Latin & Arab influences. In this class you will learn basic Bollywood dance movements and apply them to clips of popular songs in brief choreographed routines.You will learn to feel the music and rhythm of the Bollywood beat. Get ready to shake those hips!

   

Bollywood Flash Mob

Ever wanted to surprise your friends with a Bollywood performance? Now is your chance! Join this Bollywood Flash Mob dance class and learn how to perform a choreographed Bollywood routine, but shhh... the details are a surprise! Referred to the genre of dance emanating from the Hindi cinema industry, Bollywood dancing is a fusion of traditional South Asian dances like Bhangra with Hip Hop as well as Latin & Arab influences. In this 9-week course you will learn to move like a Bollywood movie star, building on your performance quality, and feeling the rhythm of the Bollywood beat. This course will teach you a fun and easy choreographed routine, which will be performed at a time and location known only to the performers and instructor. Get ready to surprise the audience 'Jai Ho' style!

   

Bollywood Performance Class

Ladies, get ready for a fun-filled Bollywood performance, showcasing the vibrant colours and costumes of the sub-continent. In this class you will learn the genre of dance made popular from Hindi cinema - a fusion of classical technique and modern day influences, now known as Bollywood dancing. You will learn choreography to a beat-busting, toe-tapping Bollywood number, while also learning key components of dance performance. This ladies-only class will be filled with fun dance moves named to trigger fits of giggles and building a performance persona that audiences will remember.

   

Bootcamp (DAYFIT Pass)

Taking the best of everything and mixing it up into one class. This Bootcamp will take you through a full body work out from head to toe, incorporating cardiovascular training, strength training and flexibility training all in one. This class ensures not one muscle goes untouched. Come prepared to sweat and feel amazing. Suitable for all fitness levels. We encourage your to do what you can and build on it! Part of the DAYFIT Pass schedule of classes

   

Brazilian Samba

Samba, the national dance of Brazil, is perhaps one of the most energetic and exhilarating South American dances! Learn the basics of Samba no pe − the style of Samba most associated with Rio de Janeiro's carnival − while burning calories in this aerobic and sexy dance. This class is suitable for dancers with no experience with Brazilian samba, or those wanting to further develop their basic samba footwork, body movement, rhythm and styling. Improve coordination, core and leg strength, and learn a fun, new (and easy) Brazilian Samba routine. Join us to dance and sweat to some of the most fun music on the planet! No prior dance experience necessary. This is a solo dance class; no partners necessary, and material will be new. Please note that this class will be conducted in flats or in bare feet.

   

Cabaret Salsa Performance Group (Ladies only)

A NEW performance class for ladies to develop their salsa styling and dance technique. This is not your ordinary ladies styling performance class! This class will not only focus on isolations, control and musicality, but also attitude, confidence of execution and stage presence, all within the context of a theatrical cabaret style salsa choreography. By the end of the class you will be ready to perform the routine during a salsa outing in front of a live audience in costume and makeup. Completion of Salsa Level 3 or assessment required. Unleash your salsa goddess within!

   

Casino Rueda 9 Week Course

A salsa style originating from Cuba, Casino Rueda is danced with partners arranged in a circle, or wheel (Rueda). Characterized by multiple partner and pattern changes called out from the circle leader (or caller) throughout the dance, Casino is a fun and highly interactive style of salsa dancing. Learn the meaning and execution of moves such as "Da Me Uno" (give me one), "La Flor" (The Flower) and "Setenta" (Seventy). For dancers who have completed Level 1 and higher, or who have a basic understanding of salsa basic footwork and timing.

   

Casino Rueda Workshop

A salsa style originating from Cuba, Casino Rueda is danced with partners arranged in a circle, or wheel (Rueda). Characterized by multiple partner and pattern changes called out from the circle leader (or caller) throughout the dance, Casino is a fun and highly interactive style of salsa dancing. Learn the meaning and execution of moves such as Da Me Uno ("Give Me One"), La Flor ("The Flower") and Setenta ("Seveny"). For dancers who have completed Level 2 and higher.

   

Casino Rueda Workshop and Social

Learn the original Cuban salsa style Casino Rueda! Casino is danced with partners arranged in a circle, or wheel (Rueda). Join us for our new once-a-month Casino workshop and social and see how addictive this salsa style really is! Characterized by multiple partner and pattern changes called out from the circle leader (or caller) throughout the dance, Casino is a fun and highly interactive style of salsa dancing. The first 30 minutes will be for absolute beginners or those who want to review their Casino basics, followed by 90 minutes of instruction and practice for Casino dancers eager to learn new moves and keep their Casino skills in shape! For dancers who have completed Level 2 and higher. New moves taught at every workshop!

   

Cha Cha Cha

Cha Cha Cha is an eight beat dance with Cuban origin and influence. The music is characterized by 3 syncopated steps, causing a distinctive pattern of the feet, where it sounds like the dancers are scraping the floor. This dance is very well known and danced around the world. In this 9 week course you will learn how to dance Cha Cha Cha and to properly weight shift to create the Cha Cha Cha chasse with ease and flow. Learn effective turn pattern combinations that are visually appealing and comfortable to lead/follow as well as styling for this elegant, sensual dance.

   

Cha Cha Cha ON 2 Variations

Cha Cha Cha is an elegant eight beat dance with Cuban origin and influence. The music is characterized by 3 syncopated steps, and the dance is recognized and danced around the world. The distinctive foot pattern creates a sound as though the dancers are scraping the floor. In this 9 week course we will cover the foundations of Cha Cha Cha On including weight shifting and the characteristic Cha Cha Cha chasse. This class will add new turn patterns and stylish combinations, with sensual body movements and shines to make you look like a Cha Cha Cha King and Queen. For those who took the original Cha Cha class as well as for new Cha Cha students. Completion of level 2 or assessment required.

   

Cha Cha Cha On2

In this 6 week condensed course you will learn how to dance Cha Cha Cha "On2" New York Style and to properly weight shift to create the Cha Cha Cha chasse with ease and flow. Learn effective turn pattern combinations that are visually appealing and comfortable to lead/follow as well as styling for this elegant, sensual dance. This class is a great introduction to learning the popular "On2" (Mambo) step and will give more understanding to musicality and appreciation of salsa. Completion of Salsa level 2 or assessment required.

   

Contemporary Jazz

Learn the fundamentals of contemporary and lyrical Jazz dance style. Suitable for complete beginners, the class will lead students through dance drills that will develop core strength as well as coordination skills between arm and leg movements useful for all other forms of movement and dance. Each class will end with a short combination (to music), combinations will be different each week.

   

Core & Flexibility

Supercharge your daily activities by improving your strength and flexibility. Core strength affects every part of your life including getting out of bed, lifting your child, or even just bending down to pick something up. Flexibility training helps improve range of motion of your joints and muscles, and coupled with core strengthening, can decrease your risk of injury. Come and join Jessica as you work towards building a more stable, powerful abdomen and lower back to improve overall fitness, straighten your posture and provide a foundation for an active daily life. Coupled with a flexibility component, this is great for a gentle yet powerful workout, a compliment to any other class.

   

Core Fusion: Yoga-Pilates (DAYFIT Pass)

This class focuses on the core and different movements to enhance movement of the spine as well as strengthen the front and back of the bodys core muscles. Strengthening the muscles within the core helps support your posture, and open the chest allowing for better breathing and blood circulation. An essential class for people who are lifting things or sitting all day. The class will also incorporate some yoga postures and breathing techniques along the way to help staying focused and relaxed while learning how to isolate the core muscles. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Part of the DAYFIT Pass schedule of classes.

   

CoreFit

This one hour fitness class, done to music, will tone your abs and trim your waistline! This class will also give you a low impact cardio work out with exercise drills inspired by dance techniques used in jazz, contemporary and hip hop dance styles.

   

Cuban Salsa - Casino Rueda Level 1

A salsa style originating from Cuba, Casino Rueda is a dance performed with partners arranged in a circle or wheel (rueda). Characterized by multiple partner and pattern changes which are called out to the dancers by the circle leader (or the caller) throughout the dance, Casino Rueda is a fun and highly interactive style of salsa dancing. You will learn the meaning and execution of moves such as "Dame Una" (Give Me One), "La Flor" (The Flower) and "Setenta" (Seventy). This class is for dancers who have completed Level 3 or higher, or those who have a good understanding of the salsa basic footwork and timing. In addition to learning the moves, you will also learn to call out the moves and form your own Rueda.

   

Cuban Salsa - Casino Rueda Level 2

A salsa style originating from Cuba, Casino Rueda is a dance performed with partners arranged in a circle or wheel (rueda). Characterized by multiple partner and pattern changes which are called out to the dancers by the circle leader (or the caller) throughout the dance, Casino Rueda is a fun and highly interactive style of salsa dancing. Expand your knowledge and experience a variety of exciting new figures! Learn how to master the different calls and create your own Rueda at socials.This class is for dancers who have completed Cuban Salsa - Casino Rueda. If you have prior Casino Rueda experience, please contact us for an assessment.

   

Cuban Style Salsa for Advanced Dancers

Class description coming soon. Suitable for students who have completed Cuban Style Salsa for Intermediate Dancers or assessment.

   

Cuban Style Salsa for Intermediate Dancers

Enhance your salsa dancing skills by learning the original Cuban Salsa Style, a fun and highly interactive style of salsa dancing characterized for its playfulness and unique turn patterns. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of Cuban Style lead and follow, and body rhythm. At the end of every class learn to dance these moves in a Casino Rueda style wheel. Completion of Transitioning to Cuban Style Salsa or level 3 Nightclub Salsa or assessment required.

   

Cuban Style Salsa Level 1

Learn the original Cuban Salsa Style, a fun and highly interactive style of salsa dancing characterized for its playfulness and unique turn patterns. In this course you will learn the basics steps of the dance, musicality, lead and follow, meaning and execution of moves such Guapea, Paseala por el parque, setenta, and much more! Suitable for beginners.

   

D.I.V.A.S (Dance, Inspiration, Vision, Attitude and Style) for Women

Toronto Dance Salsa is excited to introduce a new specialty class just for the ladies! D.I.V.A.S (Dance, Inspiration, Vision, Attitude and Style) is a program designed to help you become a better follower, improve your styling, and have your dance partners love dancing with you. The D.I.V.A.S program is also the only one of its kind to give you a report card on your progress, what your strengths are, and where there is room for improvement. Over a 9 week period you'll learn all the elements you need to become a better dancer and tap into your inner Salsera Diva. Some of the areas that we'll cover include: Looking Good, Styling, Body Isolations, Timing, Following, Spins, Musicality, Leading, and Covert Ops. Please note: This is a salsa program for ladies only. However, for some of the classes you will need to invite a volunteer partner to dance with who is at your level. If you have any questions please email tracie@torontodancesalsa.ca. Completion of Salsa level 3 or assessment required. Click here for more details

   

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DAYFIT 20 Class Pass

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Dips and Tricks II Workshop

An extension of our popular Dips and Tricks workshop which is open to those who have taken Dips and Tricks I as well as new students. Learn how to kick your dancing up a notch by adding a few fancy dips and tricks. This workshop will teach you how to use your core to execute and balance dips and tricks effortlessly on the dance floor. We will also focus on turn pattern options for proper lead ins and outs of dips and tricks in a social setting. For dancers who have completed Level 3 or higher. Completely new dips and tricks.

   

Dips and Tricks III Workshop

Back by popular demand, Tracie & Daniel bring you Dips & Tricks III: Introduction to The Lift. This workshop is meant for salsa dancers serious about developing their performance and possibly competition skills. Learn how to execute a new set of dips, tricks and easy lifts to enhance your salsa routines! This workshop will also focus on technique, styling and clean execution and, of course, safety. For dancers who have completed TDS Level 3 and up.

   

Dips and Tricks Workshop

Want to kick your dancing up a notch by adding a few fancy dips and tricks? This workshop will teach you how to use your core to execute and balance dips and tricks effortlessly on the dance floor. This workshop will also focus on turn pattern options for proper and safe execution of getting in and out of dips and tricks in a social setting. For dancers who have completed Level 3 or higher.

   

Dips Dips Dips Workshop

Learn how to kick your dancing up a notch by adding a few fancy dips. This workshop will teach you how to use your core to execute and balance dips effortlessly on the dance floor. We will also focus on turn pattern options for proper lead ins and outs of dips in a social setting. For dancers who have completed Salsa Level 2 or higher.

   

Dips, Tricks and Lifts Bootcamp

An extension of our popular Dips and Salsa Tricks workshop, this 3 part bootcamp will teach salsa students some fancy dips and tricks to further spice up their social dancing. The first section will teach you how to use your core to execute and balance dips effortlessly on the dance floor. The second section will teach you how to use body movement and subtle changes to your leads to transform your "regular" turn patterns into a "trick" - something unexpected and fun! The last section will be the Introduction to The Lift. Learn simple and easy lifts and the basics of how to build up to more complex lifts in the future as your dancing progresses. We will also focus on turn pattern options for proper lead ins and outs of all dips, tricks and lifts in a social setting, as well as technique, styling and clean execution and, of course, safety. For dancers who have completed TDS Level 2 and up or passed an assessment. All new material (different from our Dips Dips Dips and Salsa Tricks stand alone workshops)

   

Diva Bootcamp

A dance class where you'll sweat and feel sexy at the same time! This class is designed for any woman, any age and any level of experience! You will work on simple but effective cardio and toning exercises and learn smooth and slinky moves that every woman should have in her back pocket. Ever watch the Pussycat Dolls or your favorite pop star's music video (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna) and think - I can do that? This is the class to learn how and get a workout without realizing you're working on your body!

   

Dominican Bachata

Danced with syncopations (steps in between the beats) depending on the mood of the dancer and the character of the music, Dominican Bachata has become a popular variation to the smooth style of Bachata. Learn the fundamental footwork figures and rhythms of this fun and addictive style of Bachata! Suitable for beginners.

   

Dominican Bachata Level 2

Building on the footwork learned in Level 1, students will be introduced to incorporating Guajira, a Cha Cha/Merengue inspired footwork, into their Bachata turn patterns. A greater emphasis will be placed on musicality and partner connection. Students will learn how to highlight the richness of traditional Bachata music through their footwork. Completion of Dominican Bachata Level 1, Modern Bachata Level 3 or assessment required.

   

Dynamic Spins and Turns Workshop

Learn technique for spinning properly as well as new turn patterns with some (literally) unexpected twists and turns! These new turn patterns will challenge you to think "outside of the salsa box" and keep your dance partners on their toes! For dancers who have completed TDS Level 3 or higher or with assessment.

   

Hatha Yoga (DAYFIT Pass)

A slower paced class where each student is mindfully guided through movement and breath. Allowing the students' bodies to find states of peace and openness within each posture. A class like this really helps to release both physical and mental stress. This class is great for beginners to yoga or even fitness in general. Also amazing for those of us sitting through the day to give the body a good release of tension, before or after work. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Part of the DAYFIT Pass schedule of classes.

   

Helper Performance Class!

A performance class exclusive to our current Toronto Dance Salsa Helpers. This 9-week class will focus on learning a choreographed 2.5-minute piece to be performed at a future salsa event. 13.5 hours of class plus 5 hours minimum of rehearsals.The Summer 2012 routine will be a challenging On-1 (LA style) Salsa choreography for couples - expect to execute some fun dips and tricks!

   

Hip Hop Level 1

A style born in the streets - hip-hop has been brought to the mainstream thanks to pop culture - music videos, tv and films. This class will focus on basic hip-hop/street grooves and principles. In this class you'll learn how to move like a street dancer and also learn the hottest moves from your favorite music videos to your favorite songs. Suitable to all levels, men and women! No experience necessary!

   

Hip Hop Level 2

The next level to our Hip Hop Level 1 (and R&B Hip Hop Level 1) classes - this class will teach students more challenging techniques and routines. In this class you'll learn how to move like a street dancer and also learn the hottest moves from your favorite music videos to your favorite songs. Suitable for men and women, some experience with Hip Hop is recommended for this class.

   

Hip Hop: Street Jazz Style

This class is for dancers with Hip Hop and/or Jazz dance experience. Shawn will teach students more challenging techniques and routines inspired by street dance styles (like Vogueing) and also learn the hottest moves from your favorite music videos to your favorite songs. Suitable for men and women, some experience with Hip Hop is recommended for this class.

   

Intro to Brazilian Samba

Samba, the national dance of Brazil, is perhaps one of the most energetic and exhilarating South American dances! Learn the basics of Samba no pe, the style of samba most associated with Rio de Janeiro's carnival. In this 6 week course Tracie will teach you the basic samba footwork, body movement, rhythm and styling as well as basic footwork combinations. This class will not only improve coordination, core and leg strength, but it will also get you dancing and sweating to some of the most fun music on the planet! No prior dance experience necessary. This is a solo dance class, no partners necessary. Please note that this class will be conducted in bare feet.

   

Introduction to On 2 Workshop

Become bilingual! Learn how to transfer your skills from On1 to On2. If you are an intermediate/advanced On1 dancer or a On2 beginner, this workshop is for you! During this workshop you will learn how to "feel" the On2, deconstruct the rhythm & musicality, polish the basic step, transfer your On1 turn patterns and learn new fun ones!

   

Jazzy Bootcamp

Jazzy Bootcamp is an upbeat fitness class that combine Jazz, Salsa, Hip Hop, House and African dance styles as well as Pilates and strength training in a dynamic dance party combination. The class is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness, increase strength and flexibility while maximizing calories burned! Appropriate for all dance and fitness levels.

   

Kizomba - Tarraxinha Workshop

Have you seen ladies moving their hips while dancing Kizomba? Well, most likely it was the sexy Tarraxihna! But wait! Men learn to move their hips and bunda? Tarraxinha is an Angolan dance, danced mostly in place with a close partner hold. It involves intricate body isolations and strong partner connection, creating an effect of two dancers moving as one. Tarraxinha is often incorporated while dancing Kizomba, typically when the music slows down or gets heavier on the beat. Learn more about Tarraxinha, body movement, musicality, leading and following techniques and so much more!

   

Kizomba Advanced Workshop (Master Class)

Ready to heat up the floor and take your Kizomba to the next level? Join Felipe and Katerina for an advanced Kizomba workshop at TDS! Challenge yourself with new Kizomba and Tarraxhina patterns, while refining your partner work and style. Learn advanced combinations with a deeper focus on technique, body isolation, ladies and man style and musicality. Come learn the secrets you need to know about Kizomba!

   

Kizomba Challenge Choreo

Looking to learn a fun and challenging Kizomba routine? Join us and learn a choreo in only 9 weeks! This in-depth challenge class will focus on styling, connection, body isolation and leading and following technique. You will learn intricate patterns of Kizomba, Tarraxinha, and Semba. Unleash your performance skills and help spread Kizomba love, while making new friends and having fun. Performing is optional. Completion of Kizomba Level 2 or assessment required.

   

Kizomba Fundamentals Workshop (Beginners)

Interested in learning Kizomba? Join Felipe and Katerina for a Kizomba Fundamentals workshop at TDS! Kizomba is a beautiful, smooth and sensuous Angolan dance known for its particular connection between partners and the music. It is a dance of trust, connection, and fun! Students will be introduced to the feeling of Kizomba, the posture, connection, leading and following techniques and will learn some leadable turn patterns. No prior Kizomba experience required.

   

Kizomba Ladies Styling Choreo

Ladies! Want to improve your Kizomba and Tarraxinha styling? This is your opportunity! Learn a ladies styling choreo focused on body isolation, Tarraxinha and sexy Kizomba moves. This 9 hour intensive course will condition your body to move gracefull and with ease on the dance floor. You will also have the option of performing. This is going to be a fun ride and you will be part of the first Kizomba ladies styling choreo in Toronto! Dont miss it. Performing is optional. Completion of Kizomba Level 2 or assessment required.

   

Kizomba Level 1

The sensuous dance originating from Angola, Kizomba is a dance that will capture your soul like no other. A close dance between partners, Kizomba is characterized by a slow and smooth syncopated beat and sensual body movement. Students will learn the Kizomba foundation figures as well as the basics of Tarraxa movement. No dance experience required.

   

Kizomba Level 2

Building on the figures learned in Level 1, this course will introduce interesting variations of the Saida, grapevine footwork with locks and rotations as well as introducing the 'figure eight' Tarraxinha body movement. Greater emphasis will be placed on lead and follow technique.

   

Kizomba Level 3

Add to your Kizomba footwork and styling vocabulary and develop your musicality. This class will introduce advanced figures such as Continuous Ladies' Saida, Lean dips, Double-time step variations and Slides. A greater emphasis will be placed on musicality and lead/follow technique.

   

Kizomba Level 4

Back to the heart of it all, explore the roots of modern Kizomba! Level 4 will begin with a swing through the fundamentals of traditional Angolan Semba - the dynamic and upbeat dance at the heart of the Kiz craze. Learning Semba's energetic action, precision footwork and acrobatic dips will add style and technique taking your Kizomba to new heights. Instruction will cover adapting and adjusting Semba moves to the Kizomba tempo. Later classes will focus on musicality, modern styling and tarraxa variations. Completion of Kizomba Level 3 or assessment required.

   

Kizomba Musicality Workshop

Kizomba is like no other dance, and rhythm and musicality are more important than advanced turn patterns. Learn to play with the romantic Kizomba music you hear over the speakers. You will be introduced to a 30-second choreography and taught how to apply to it a variety of music. The goal of the workshop is not to get the choreo perfect but understand how to make your accents to any Kizomba music.

   

Kizomba Performance Class

Come join our Kizomba Performance Group where we will utilize traditional Angolan style mixed in with modernized variations of steps that is easy to learn and fun to do. Let your inner Kizombero and Kizombera out and experience the feeling and movements of your partner and captivate the audience. Be prepared to learn some amazing tricks and dips! This 7-week course x 1.25 hrs per class will focus on learning a choreographed 2.5-minute piece to be performed at a future Uptown event. 9 hours of class plus 5 hours minimum of rehearsals. Completion of Kizomba Level 3 or assessment required.

   

Kizomba Workshop

The sensuous dance originating from Angola, Kizomba is a dance that will capture your soul like no other. A close dance between partners, Kizomba is characterized by a slow and smooth syncopated beat, with influences from Argentine Tango. Students will be learn the basics of Kizomba and a combination that can be taken to the social dance floor right away! No dance experience required.

   

Ladies Salsa Styling and Fundamentals - Intermediate

Learn how to incorporate more complex styling into your salsa dancing. This class is for dancers who are serious about cleaning up their salsa dance technique and adding dynamic styling to their social dancing. The class will use techniques from other disciplines to work on the fundamental elements of building styling into your dancing: body rhythm and isolation, the coordination of complex movements, fluidity and the essentials of clean footwork and execution in turn patterns and spins. Each class will introduce more advanced styling techniques to add as your dancing progresses. For those who have completed a minimum of Level 3 and up.

   

Ladies Salsa Technique Bootcamp

In this class Tracie will lead you through technique exercises focusing on the proper technique required for footwork, spins and turn patterns. Learn the tips to being a better follower and a more comfortable dancer on the social dance floor. Improve your posture, styling and fluidity of movement! Please bring dance heels - note that warm up will be conducted in bare feet but most of the class will be done in dance shoes. No mats necessary. Four weeks x 1.5 hours per class. Completion of level 2 or assessment required.

   

Ladies Strength Conditioning for Dancers and Floor Barre

Being strong in your centre is essential to being a good follow, and a better dancer overall. Tracie's specially designed conditioning class for dancers will help you strengthen your core and increase your flexibility. The intensive strength-training workout combines yoga, pilates and ballet barre technique without the barre or special equipment - all you need is your yoga mat! Build muscle stamina to help you survive those all-night sessions of dancing at the socials and the clubs! Suitable for all levels of dancers.

   

Ladies Styling and Technique for Salsa and Tango Dancers

Searching for a different way to improve your Salsa dancing? Ask any experienced dancer and they will tell you that learning the fundamental techniques of another dance form helps improve your skills as a dancer overall. In this class Tracie will lead you through technique exercises used by Argentine Tango dancers to develop their centre, poise, isolations and body awareness and show you how to apply those fundamentals to your salsa dancing. Also learn how to add sexy Tango leg styling within the structures of your on-1 salsa footwork. This class is also suitable for Argentine Tango dancers wishing to develop their Tango fundamental techniques of posture, balance, disassociation and execution. For dancers who have completed Level 2 salsa or higher. Also suitable for dancers who have just completed Level 1 or 2 Argentine Tango.

   

Ladies Styling Choreography

A Ladies Styling choreography based class with an opportunity to perform! You will learn a 2 minute routine where you will showcase your ability to add that extra flare to your salsa dancing. Each class will focus on the fundamental elements of building styling into your dancing: elegant arm styling, body rhythm, timing, musicality and the essentials of clean footwork in turn patterns and spins. Although performance is NOT required whatsoever, those interested will have the opportunity to perform at a future TDS event. Completion of Salsa Nightclub level 2 or assessment required.

   

Ladies Styling Level 1

Learn how to incorporate simple styling into your salsa dancing. Add that extra "oomph" and flair to your basic steps and the combos that you already know and love so that you can start adding styling to your dancing right away. Each class will focus on the fundamental elements of building styling into your dancing: body rhythm, timing, follow technique, musicality and the essentials of clean footwork in turn patterns and spins. Each class will introduce more advanced styling techniques to add as your dancing progresses. Completion of Salsa Nightclub level 2 or assessment required.

   

Ladies Styling Level 2

Learn how to incorporate more complex styling into your salsa dancing. This class is for dancers who are serious about cleaning up their salsa dance technique and adding dynamic styling to their social dancing. The class will use techniques from other disciplines to work on the fundamental elements of building styling into your dancing: body rhythm and isolation, the coordination of complex movements, fluidity and the essentials of clean footwork and execution in turn patterns and spins. Each class will introduce more advanced styling techniques to add as your dancing progresses. For those who have completed Ladies Styling Level 1 or assessment. **Ladies who have completed any Salsa Nightclub Level 6 course will also be eligible to attend this class.**

   

Latin Belly Fusion

A choreography based class open to students of all levels and dance backgrounds. Every 2 to 3 classes will be used to learn a new routine to Latin, Reggaetone, or Arabic music. This class is designed for those who just want to let loose and learn some fun moves to take to the dance floor. It is a great addition to Latin dance and/or Bellydance training, freeing the hips of Latin students and adding more foot work for the bellydancers. This class combines the sensuality of Bellydance and the spiceyness of Latin dance in a fun creative atmosphere.

   

Level 1 Refresher Workshop (prepare yourself for level 2!)

Has it been a while since you took level 1? Do you need a thorough review of all the level 1 material to feel comfortable enough to go to level 2? If so we have a quick workshop for you to get you caught up and feeling confident! This 1.5 hour workshop will cover all the salsa material of level 1 (not bachata and merengue) including salsa basics, basic turns, cross body leads, cat walks, shoulder turns and more. Upon completion you will feel ready and prepared for conquering salsa level 2!

   

Level 2 Refresher Workshop (prepare yourself for level 3!)

Has it been a while since you took level 2? Or do you need a thorough review of all the level 2 material to feel comfortable enough to go to level 3? If so we have a quick workshop for you to get you caught up and feeling confident! This 1.5 hour workshop will cover all the salsa material of level 2 including palm drops, hand changes, checks, wraps, rainbows, shines and much more. Upon completion you will feel ready and prepared for conquering salsa level 3!

   

Level 3 Refresher Workshop (prepare yourself for level 4!)

Has it been a while since you took level 3? Or do you need a thorough review of all the level 3 material to feel comfortable enough to go to level 4? If so we have a quick workshop for you to get you caught up and feeling confident! This 1.5 hour workshop will cover all the salsa material of level 3 including arm throws, traveling rights, waiter turns, in and outs, double turns, stationary cross body leads, shines and much more. Upon completion you will feel ready and prepared for conquering salsa level 4!

   

Level 4 Refresher Workshop (prepare yourself for level 5!)

Has it been a while since you took level 4? Or do you need a thorough review of all the level 4 material to feel comfortable enough to go to level 5? If so we have a quick workshop for you to get you caught up and feeling confident! This 1.5 hour workshop will cover all the salsa material of level 4 including all the combinations practiced as well as shines. Upon completion you will feel ready and prepared for conquering salsa level 5!

   

Lucky's Fun Footwork

Tired of "the same old shines"? Pump up your shines repertoire with some Fun Footwork patterns from Lucky! Students will be taught fun, but challenging, shines footwork patterns that will have everyone smiling and falling in love with doing shines. For dancers who have completed TDS Level 3 or higher or with assessment.

   

Men's Movement and Shines Workshop

This 2 hour workshop will introduce students to a new understanding of dancing while being disconnected with their partners. The workshop will be broken up into 2 parts. The first part will focus on fundamentals such as upper body balance/counter balance, body positioning for starting and finishing a shine, body movement and hints and cues to initiate and complete shines while dancing. The second part of the workshop will focus on four new shines that can be danced separately or grouped together to make a longer exciting shine. Enrollment and/or completion of level 3 or higher required.

   

Merengue and Bachata - Condensed 6wks x 1.5hrs

Learn these two fun Dominican Republic dances that are played at all salsa clubs. In this class, you will learn how to utilize body movement as well as leading and following skills. New turn patterns will be introduced in each class as well as styling. You will also learn how to understand the rhythm and accenting of each dance. No dance experience necessary!

   

Merengue and Cha Cha for Beginners Bootcamp Workshop

Learn the basics of the fun and popular Merengue and some fun turn combinations that will get your hips shaking in no time! In this same workshop also get a primer lesson on the basics of on-2 "Mambo style" Cha Cha. The perfect way to round out the Bootcamp style workshops for Beginners, this third workshop will complete your basic training in all of the popular Latin Nightclub partner dances. No dance experience necessary.

   

Mommy and Me Fitness Class

Toronto Dance Salsa is now offering a new "Mommy and Me" dance and gentle fitness series! Catered specifically for mommies with little ones still at home between the ages of 6 and 14 months. If you're a new mommy looking for ways to get in a quick, easy and effective work-out without having to stress about finding a baby sitter for your little one, these series of classes are for you! Choreographed and formatted specifically to suit your needs and schedule as a new mommy, all TDS Mommy and Me classes are 50 minute long fitness programmes that you can do with your baby in a car seat close by or strapped to your front in the Baby Bjorn. First in the series is Zumba (basic), choreographed and taught by TDS's own "Zumba guru", Zumba certified and Salsa dance instructor, Tracie Yee. The class is guaranteed to make you sweat, while making it safe to work out with your baby strapped to you; plus, expose your new little one to the fun of Latin dance music and join in on the laughs and giggles as your little one bounces around with you to the music!

   

Musicality and Shines Workshop

Yearning to work on your salsa footwork and musicality skills? Learn new ways to get your feet moving to the salsa beat as well as how to use your body to interpret the music. Musicality and Shines are an integral part of salsa dancing - it is what bridges the gap from being a student to a dancer. This workshop will open your mind and body to these essential elements of salsa dancing which you might have not yet been able to develop yet. Learn a fun and challenging shine routine (suitable for both men and women) and work on your Shines and Styling improvisational skills. For dancers who have completed TDS Level 2 and up.

   

Pilates

Pilates classes are designed to build strength and increase flexibility. The course focuses on integrating the entire body using your own body weight and gravity promoting ease and efficiency of movement. Pilates classes will improve core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance while building strong, sculpted muscles. Floor may required. Appropriate for all dance and fitness levels.

   

Power Yoga (DAYFIT Pass)

Instead of speed, this power yoga class views power as the state to be able to focus and isolate the bodys muscles with breath and movement. Expanding ones flexibility while gaining strength through the functions of each individual's own body. Sometimes taking the time to find the correct muscles to use instead of rushing through an exercise can be more challenging than you would think. Strength + flexibility = power. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Part of the DAYFIT Pass schedule of classes.

   

R&B Hip Hop - Street Moves to Your Favourite Slow Jams

RnB Grooves - Learn the hottest moves to your favorite new and classic RnB jams. In this class you'll learn the moves you've seen all the hottest RnB stars do - stars like Usher, Beyonce, Aaliyah. Not to be confused, this class is not a slow class - you will get a workout that you never expected! RnB stars have the most toned legs and arms because of how strong the movement is and the power behind each move. The trick? You don't even realize you're working hard because the music is smooth. Come get your groove on! All levels welcome including absolute beginners.

   

Reggaeton Funk - Variations

Get your funk on, reggaeton style, with this fun dance class that blends the grooves of hip hop, funk and Jamaican dancehall. In this non-partnering dance class for both men and women, Tracie will focus on rhythm, body isolations, execution, styling and coordination. Once you're done with this course you'll have no reason to sit out the reggaeton music sets at the club. New routine for the summer semester. If you've taken this class before this will be the perfect opportunity to work on your technique AND learn a whole new dance routine! Beginners welcome.

   

Reggaeton Funk Dance Course

Ever get seized with the overwhelming desire to flee the dance floor when Reggaeton comes on at the club? Well, flee no more! Learn how to get your funk on with this fun new dance class that blends the grooves of hip hop, funk and Jamaican dancehall. In this non-partnering dance class for both men and women, Tracie will focus on rhythm, body isolations, execution, styling and coordination. Once you're done with this course you'll have no reason to sit out the reggaeton music sets at the club!

   

Reggaeton Performance Class

Have you always wished for an opportunity to show off your pumpin' Reggaeton styling without intimidating other people on the dance floor? Yearning for the chance to perform those skills for your friends and family? The Reggaeton Performance Class provides the opportunity for students (with or without previous Reggaeton instruction) to work on their Reggaeton dance technique as well as experience what it's like to train and work in a performance dance team. Students will be taught and rehearse a choreographed Reggaeton routine, and perform as a group before live audiences in the GTA.

   

S.T.U.D. (Salsero Training for Unique Development) Program for Men

Introducing Toronto Dance Salsa's first specialty class just for men. The S.T.U.D. (Salsero Training for Unique Development) program is designed just for men to help you become a better leader, improve your styling, and have your dance partners love dancing with you. The S.T.U.D program is also the only one of its kind to give you a report card on your progress, what your strengths are, and where there is room for improvement. Over a 9 week period you'll learn all the elements you need to become a better dancer and tap into your inner Salsero. Some of the areas that we'll cover include: Looking Good, Developing a Power Song, Timing, Leading, Spins, Musicality, Following, Birthday Dances, Stealing, and Covert Ops. Click here for more details. Please note: This is a salsa program for men only. However, for some of the classes you will need to invite a volunteer partner to dance with who is at your level. If you have any questions please email evan@torontodancesalsa.ca.

   

Salsa and Merengue Dance Workshop

This fun fastpaced workshop is a great introduction to Nightclub dancing. The first one a half hours will cover the basic steps, turns and combinations for both Merengue and Salsa, the most popular nightclub Latin dances. Learn how to impress your friends at a Salsa Club and then practice your moves for the last half hour in a Salsa Social (practice session) style environment.

   

Salsa Attitude

Salsa Attitude is a class aimed to add creativity, flare, showmanship and tweak your knowledge of salsa for the dance floor by learning intricate turn patterns, numerous footworks and controlled body movement. The goal is to teach both men and women styling, foot work, body isolations and turn patterns that are unique, urban and playful. Must be enrolled in Salsa Nightclub level 3 or have completed level 3 or passed an assessment.

   

Salsa Body Bootcamp

Spending a little too much time at the bar and not enough time on the dance floor? Finding yourself out of breath after 1 or 2 fast paced songs? Out of breath from climbing those stairs at the salsa club? Then you need to put your body through Salsa Body Bootcamp! This one hour bootcamp class (led by Tracie) will work on developing your core strength, overall flexibility, body awareness and stamina. At the end of this 5-week course you'll see an improvement in overall coordination, control, fluidity and execution of movement, plus you'll look better in your salsa dancing clothes!

   

Salsa Body Movement for Men & Women Workshop

Are you looking for a fun way to improve your dancing? Learn simple ways to style your basics, body movement and spatial awareness, and timing. Students will also learn a short shine routine, as well as styling within partner work. This workshop will get you moving with style and flavour on the dance floor.

   

Salsa Dips and Tricks

Want to kick your dancing up a notch by adding a few fancy dips and tricks? This exciting class will teach you how to use your core to execute and balance dips and tricks effortlessly on the dance floor. This course will also focus on turn pattern options for proper and safe execution of getting in and out of dips and tricks in a social setting. For dancers who have completed Level 3 or higher.

   

Salsa Dips for Social Dancing Workshop

Every salsa dance deserves a little flair. Learn to incorporate some romance into your salsa by mastering this series of dips that are leadable, intuitive, and easy to follow on the dance floor. This workshop will teach you the fundamental techniques for safe dipping and how to use your core to execute and balance dips effortlessly on the dance floor. We will also focus on turn pattern options for proper lead ins and outs of dips in a social setting. For dancers who have completed Salsa Level 3 or higher.

   

Salsa for Beginners Bootcamp Workshop

Learn the basics of Nightclub Style Salsa in a bootcamp style 90-minute workshop. Students will learn a few of the essential moves to this fun and flirty Latin Nightclub social dance and practice them in a combination that can go straight to the dance floor! No dance experience necessary.

   

Salsa for Singles level 1

Mix and mingle with young single professionals from the ages of 20-35. The syllabus is the same as Salsa-Nightclub level 1 but the emphasis is on fun and rotating every few minutes.

   

Salsa Fun, Tricks and Styling

Salsa Fun, Tricks and Styling is a turn pattern class for men and women aimed to add fun, sexiness, showmanship and tweak your knowledge of salsa for the dance floor by learning out of the box turn patterns, fast footworks and flirty ladies styling. The goal is to teach both men and women styling, foot work, body isolations and turn patterns that are unique, urban and playful. Must be enrolled in Salsa Nightclub level 3 or have completed level 2 or passed an assessment.

   

Salsa Level 1 Bootcamp

In this introductory bootcamp course, you will learn how to Salsa dance in 3 short weeks with 2 hours per class or 4 weeks with 1.5 hours per class with approximately the same salsa syllabus that is taught in the full 9 week program. You will learn the fundamental footwork, turns and movement of basic figures in Salsa including righ turns, reverse turns, male turn combinations, cross body lead with turns. By the end of the session, you will be able to dance an entire Salsa song!

   

Salsa Nightclub Level 1 (7 wk Salsa Only)

In this introductory seven week course you will learn the fundamentals of Salsa including the four basic foot-patterns, basic right and reverse turn combinations and cross body lead variations. In the level 1 lessons as in all our levels and classes, we focus on leading and following skills, musicality, body movement and styling.

   

Salsa On2

Salsa On2 is a variation of salsa popularized in New York city (hence also called "New York" style), which was heavily influenced by jazz and mambo in the 1960s. In this smoother, more elegant dance that more closely emulates ballroom dancing, you will learn how to look effortless as you and your partner flow across the dance floor. In Salsa On2, dancing begins on the second beat, with the leader breaking back on beat 2. You will learn to recognize the conga drum beat that signals the On 2 timing, and learn how to transfer your salsa On 1 skills to Salsa On 2. New turn patterns and styling included. Completion of level 3 or assessment required.

   

Salsa On2 Workshop

Salsa On2 is a variation of salsa popularized in New York city (hence also called "New York" style), which was heavily influenced by jazz and mambo in the 1960s. In this smoother, more elegant dance that more closely emulates ballroom dancing, you will learn how to look effortless as you and your partner flow across the dance floor. In Salsa On2, dancing begins on the second beat, with the leader breaking back on beat 2. You will learn to recognize the signals of On 2 timing, progressing to more Latin Jazz Songs. Completion of level 2 or assessment required.

   

Salsa Open Shines

For intermediate level dancers (those who have completed level 2), this new open shines course teaches students to salsa dance without a partner. Each week students are taught a short shines (footwork) sequence that can be used on the dancefloor when separated from your partner. This class will challenge your coordination, speed and weight transfer. Body movement and rhythm and musicality will also be covered.

   

Salsa Shines and Body Movement for Men and Women

Shines are an integral part of salsa dancing - it is one of the things that bridges the gap from being a student to a dancer. This class will focus on the body isolation and movement techniques essential for fluid shines and open the dancers mind and body to the essential element of shines in salsa dancing as well as develop a dancers overall musicality skills. Every week students will learn fun and challenging shine sequences (suitable for both men and women) that will be used to build an overall routine; there will also be some focus on shines improvisation. For dancers who have completed TDS Level 2 and up.

   

Salsa Styling and Choreography Building

This 4 week condensed course with two hours per class is designed to teach students different movements to complement their dances. In-depth analysis of head, rib cage, hips, arm and leg movements will be practiced and incorporated to salsa, both in turn patterns and shine combination. Foundational salsa partnering will be taught. Students will have the opportunity to create variations of these foundational moves and learn ways to create their own shine/turn patterns. Students will be paired to create their own 45 seconds choreography based on the elements learnt. Completion of level 2 or assessment required.

   

Salsa Technique Building

This program is designed to sharpen dance technique to take your social dancing to the next level. Focus will be on elements such as proper weight shifting, effective leading and following, understanding of body alignment, spinning technique and rhythm and musicality interpretation. Each element will be discussed and practiced in great details and will be incorporated in higher-difficulty turn patterns. This condensed course is four weeks long with each class two hours in length. Completion of level 2 or assessment required.

   

Salsa Tricks for Social Dancing Workshop

Looking to add a bit of habaňero to your salsa? This partner work class will add fun, sexiness, showmanship, and tweak your knowledge of salsa for the dance floor by teaching out-of-the-box turn patterns. We will focus on techniques such as combs, flicks, and other slight of hand moves to help you stand out on the dance floor. For dancers who have completed Salsa Level 3 or higher.

   

Salsa Tricks Workshop

A perfect workshop to be paired with our Dips Dips Dips workshop. Learn how to jazz up your turn patterns with some fun tricks to add to your favourite turn patterns. This workshop will teach you how to execute some simple turn pattern tricks with ease on the social dance floor. For dancers who have completed Level 2 or higher.

   

Salsa-Nightclub level 1

In this introductory course, you will learn three dances: Merengue (nightclub-style) - for 1.25 hours, Bachata - for 1.25 hours, Salsa (Salsa-on-1 style) - for 6.5 hours. You will learn the fundamental footwork, turns and movement of all three dances. We will cover at least 10 figures in Salsa including righ turns, reverse turns, male turn combinations, cross body lead with turns, etc and four to five figures in Merengue and Bachata. By the end of the session, you'll be able to dance an entire Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa song!

What is Salsa Level 1? Video What to Expect in Salsa Nightclub Level 1

   

Salsa-Nightclub level 2

Building on the figures you learned from level 1, we will turn our attention to cross-body lead variations, right turn and reverse turn variations with emphasis on creating turnpattern combinations and styling. There will be a focus on checks, wraps, rainbows, shines, body movement and styling. A few additional Bachata figures are also taught. Must have completed level 1 with Toronto Dance Salsa or successfully pass an assessment.

   

Salsa-Nightclub level 3

Now that you can dance, we'll teach you Traveling Right-Turns and In & Out variations. We'll also introduce you to double spins and incorporate multiple spins into combinations. Combination work and styling tips are incorporated into every new pattern. Must have completed level 2 with Toronto Dance Salsa or successfully pass an assessment.

   

Salsa-Nightclub level 4

You're set to learn some interesting combinations now that you've mastered the first three levels. These include S-turns, Lassos, Spider Turns, and Tunnels. Styling and musicality will be a focus in this level. Must have completed level 3 with Toronto Dance Salsa or successfully pass an assessment.

   

Salsa-Nightclub level 5

Ready for some sexy dancing? It's time to learn the Coca-Cola, Reverse Coca-Cola and check variations. Challenging shines, turnpatterns and styling tips will be demonstrated. Put it all together and soon enough, you'll be the star of the dance floor! Must have completed level 4 with Toronto Dance Salsa or successfully pass an assessment.

   

Salsa-Nightclub level 6

Level 6 has 4 variation classes that are categorized as A, B, C and D. Each variation class is the same level of difficulty but with all new material. Level 6 classes focus on a variety of turn patterns, dips, tricks, shines and styling techniques to enhance your dancing. There will be a focus on musicality and dancing the turn patterns rhythmically. To attend this class you must have completed level 5 or successfully pass an assessment.

   

Sensual Argentine Tango Workshop

This workshop is a intended to be a fun and easy introduction to the sensual world of Argentine Tango. Daniel will focus on the attitude and styling of Argentine Tango - learn some basic Argentine Tango figures and how to add some smoulder to your dancing. After mastering the basics, you will learn a fun sexy combination. Suitable for all levels especially those with absolutely no Tango experience!

   

Sensual Bachata a.k.a. BachaSutra Workshop

Sensual Bachata a.k.a. BachaSutra: What is BachaSutra? It is a sensual form of Bachata, where you can lead different parts of your partner's body with different parts of your body. BachaSutra defines the raw feel and street attitude, which puritans could argue is an unacceptable fusion of old Bachata music and hip-pop, contemporary R&B and Reggaeton. The goal is to create a fusion routine which has a purposeful expression of the Bachata music. The First Rule of BachaSutra is Contact... The Final rule is Contact. For intermediate Bachata students, completion of Level 2 Bachata required.

   

Shines and Styling for Men and Women Workshop

Yearning to work on your salsa styling and shines skills? Learn new ways to get your feet moving to the salsa beat as well as how to use your body to interpret the music through styling. Shines are an integral part of salsa dancing - this workshop will open your mind and body to this essential element of salsa dancing which you might have not been able to develop yet. This workshop will develop your shines patterns - execution, timing, body awareness and rhythm. You will learn a fun and challenging shine routine (suitable for both men and women) and how to style the routine in different ways so that it sensual and feminine for women and strong and masculine for men. Also learn how to "mix and match" shine footwork patterns with styling techniques to improve your improvisational skills. For dancers who have completed Salsa Level 2 and up or have passed an assessment.

   

Student Performance Class

A performance class for Intermediate Level Salsa Students looking for a fun and challenging way to take their dancing to the next level. This 7-week class will focus on learning a choreographed 2-minute piece to be performed at a future salsa event. 9 hours of class plus 3 hours minimum of rehearsals.The Fall 2013 routine will be a challenging On-1 (LA style) Salsa choreography for couples - expect to execute some fun dips and tricks!

   

Tango Up Your Salsa Workshop

Searching for a new way to move in your salsa dancing? Tango Up Your Salsa! This workshop will show you how to capture the sensuality of Argentine Tango in your salsa dancing. Learn how to add Argentine Tango moves such as ganchos (hooks), boleos (leg "throws") and molinetes (windmills) within the structures of your on-1 salsa footwork. For dancers who have completed Level 2 or higher.

   

Taste of Casino Rueda Workshop

Learn the original Cuban salsa style, Casino Rueda! Casino is danced with partners arranged in a circle, or wheel (rueda). Characterized by multiple partner and pattern changes which are called out to the dancers by the circle leader (or the caller) throughout the dance. Casino Rueda is a fun and highly interactive style of salsa dancing. For dancers who have completed Salsa Level 3 or higher.

   

Timing and Musicality Workshop

The real secret to becoming a better dancing lies in great timing and musicality. Learn the fundamentals of how to find the "1" in Salsa music and to stay on time. Also learn how to interpret the flow and energy of salsa music through body movement and turn patterns. Students will be taught how to differentiate between the different instruments in a salsa song and how to choose movements based on instruments' melodies and patterns in a salsa song. For dancers who have completed TDS Level 2 or higher or with assessment.

   

Transitioning to Cuban Style Salsa

A perfect class for On-1 (L.A. Style) Salsa dancers! Broaden your salsa dancing skills and vocabulary by learning the original Cuban Salsa Style, a fun and highly energetic style of salsa dancing characterized for its playfulness and unique turn patterns. In this course you will learn the basics steps of the dance, musicality, lead and follow, meaning and execution of moves such Guapea, Enchufla, Enchufla Doble, Dile Que No and much more! At the end of every class learn to dance these moves in a Casino Rueda style wheel.Completion of level 1 Cuban Salsa or level 2 nightclub Salsa or assessment required.

   

West Coast Swing Level 1

West Coast Swing is sweeping the nation! Learn the basic foundation moves of this fun partner dance that has "Westies" addicted all over the globe! West Coast Swing is the modern and musical "child" of Lindy Hop, "Western Swing", Jitterbug and ballroom swing. It is characterized by its smooth and elastic movements between partners as well as its musicality and opportunities for "play" between dancers. Danced to any contemporary music ranging from R&B Hip Hop to Lyrical to Blues, once you starting swinging you'll never go back!

   

West Coast Swing Level 2

An exciting blend of sleek footwork, rhythmic musicality and sexy styling that will make your west coast swing magical!! This class is intended for dancers who have completed a minimum of West Coast Swing Level I and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of West Coast Swing: lead & follow, anchor step, musicality and simple patterns such as Starter Step, Side Passes (left/right), Sugar Push/Tuck, Whips (Basic/Same Side). WCS Level II will focus on footwork, musicality changes, circular slotting. Completion of West Coast Swing Level 1 or assessment required.

   

Yogalates (Yoga-Pilates Fusion)

Get the flexibility and stabilizing benefits of yoga fused with the toning of Pilates. Flow through an energizing sequence to feel rejuvenated, relaxed and united in mind and body.

   

Zouk Level 1

Brazilian Zouk is an incredibly sensual dance with roots in Lambada (the forbidden dance). It has become a global phenomenon, exploding in popularity all over the world - especially in Australia, Europe and Brazil. In this four-week course, you will learn the basics of Zouk from Toronto's leading Zouk instructors. This all-level class is beginner friendly, but will be challenging for all!

   

Zouk Level 2

So you've had a taste of Zouk and you want more? Our level 2 course covers Zouk floor craft (i.e. the cross body leads and turns in Zouk). We will teach linear movements in the first half of the course and circular movements in the second half. By the end, you will learn how to use hand-to-hand connections in ways you never thought possible! Completion of level 1 Zouk or assessment required.

   

Zumba Fitness

Founded by celebrity fitness trainer, "Beto" Perez, Zumba Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away. It's an exhilarating workout of caloric-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, and body-energizing movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. In the past years Zumba has become nothing short of a revolution. Coining the concept of "fitness-party" and making fitness fun, Zumba has spread like wild-fire throughout North America. Level 1 Zumba will get you grooving to Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha. This progressive class will start you with the basic footwork patterns and as the weeks progress, styling and fitness elements will be added to have you really working up a sweat! What are you waiting for? Join the party!

   

 



Toronto Dance Salsa Lessons Locations

Toronto Dance Salsa provides classes in multiple locations across the Greater Toronto Area for our student's convenience. All our locations are situated next to a subway station (except for the Richmond Hill Location) and have convenient parking available.

 


Toronto Dance Salsa Main Studio and Head Office at Empress Walk
5095 Yonge Street - 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON, M2N6Z4

The main Toronto Dance Salsa Studio opened its doors on June 1st, 2008. The gorgeous new studio is located in the heart of North York on Yonge Street between Finch and Sheppard on top of the North York Civic Centre Subway. Parking is free for 2hrs for students in the undergrund parking. The studio is 1600 square feet, very large and airy with lots of amentities close by.

Closest major intersection:

Yonge Street & Empress Avenue (South of Finch)

Closest subway stops:

North York Civic Centre - Yonge St East Side & Princess Ave Subway Exit provides underground access to studio.

Parking options:

1. Students receive 2hrs of free parking at the underground Riocan parking lot under the Empress Walk Mall. Please ensure you enter through HILLCREST Avenue and enter the "Empress Walk Mall" parking. If you enter through Empress Avenue the parking is for Loblaws only and cannot be validated. You should receive a parking chip which will be validated in the dance studio.

 
Empress Walk Salsa Studio
Empress Walk Salsa Studio

 

The Adelaide Club
1 First Canadian Place (100 King Street West)
Toronto, Ontario

The Adelaide Club is located in the Financial district in First Canadian Place (King Street West and Bay) in the heart of downtown Toronto.

**IMPORTANT NOTE** The Adelaide Club is accessed by its own (labelled) elevator. The elevator is located "behind" the Adelaide Club Health Centre (G2 and G3 on the map below), on the Concourse Level of First Canadian Place, close to the Adelaide Street entrance. First Canadian Place can be accessed from street level from King Street W or Adelaide. It can be accessed by the PATH system from King Station or Union Station.

 

There is a dental office directly beside the elevator and retail stores in the viscinity are Tip Top Tailors (G1 on the map) and Rexall (G15 on the map).


Closest major intersection:

King and Bay

Closest subway stops:

King & Yonge (King St) or Front & Bay (Union)

Parking options:

Metered parking on King Street

   
Adelaide Club

Cardio-Go King West Club
266 King Street West (at Duncan)
Toronto, ON, M5V 1H8
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Cardio-Go King West Club is located at King Street West and Duncan (between Simcoe and John) in the heart of downtown Toronto. There is an abundance of street metered parking and parking lots located around the club as well as PATH access and is a couple of minutes walk from the St. Andrew's Subway Station at King and University.

 

**Important note: The entrance to Cardio-Go King West Club is located directly on the corner of King Street West and Duncan, just to the left (west) of the Golf Town entrance. The club is located downstairs and all Toronto Dance Salsa classes take place in the studio.

 

Closest major intersection:

King & University

Closest subway stops:

St. Andrew

Parking options:

1) Parking lot at Royal Alexander Theatre at 230 King Street West
2) Street Parking on King Street West