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As one of Toronto's top voted dance studios, we strive to offer the very best in adult, youth and teen dance class instruction in a friendly and welcoming environment. Dance is the fastest pathway to joy, so come here to leave your troubles on the dance floor.

Ballroom and Latin
Dance Classes

FALL TERM 2017

Saturday, September 9 –
Saturday, December 23, 2017

About Our Dance Classes

Ballroom dancing is back in a big way. We see it on Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Joy of Dance has adult ballroom dance classes in International Standard, International Latin, as well as American Smooth and Rhythm. There are classes for those new to ballroom and classes for those more experienced dancers. At Joy of Dance we have classes from beginner to the more advanced. The beauty of ballroom is that it can be experienced and danced at any age. Joy of Dance offers the best in International Standard, International Latin or American Smooth and Rhythm styles of dance in either a group or private classes.

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SCHEDULING NOTE:

The studio is CLOSED on Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Available Classes

American Ballroom Basics

Jump-In Class (Please phone the studio at 416-406-3262 to find out the best times to jump into a class.)

American Ballroom Basics Adult Jump-In dance classes are perfect for newcomers to Ballroom and is also good for those wanting to refresh and review. In these classes you will learn the basics of steps, rhythm, arm work, and leader and follower techniques.

Each dance is taught for four weeks. Our teachers are some of the best: Lauren, Ian, Nicole, Arpad and Mark.

Theses are Jump-In classes. Students can start every four weeks. For more information contact us at info@joyofdance.ca or call us at 416-406-3262.

Absolute Beginner

Wednesdays: East Coast Swing, Tango, Rumba, Waltz
Fridays: Tango, East Coast Swing, Waltz, Rumba
Tuesdays: Weast Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Tango, Rumba
Sundays: East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Tango

Beginners

Tuesdays: Foxtrot, Tango (8 & 7 weeks)


American Ballroom Boot Camp – Silver

Jump-In Class (Please phone the studio at 416-406-3262 to find out the best times to jump into a class.)

American Ballroom Boot Camp adult dance classes take learning style and technique to the next level.

Saturdays: Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Rumba
Sundays: Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba


American Bronze

Jump-In Class (Please phone the studio at 416-406-3262 to find out the best times to jump into a class.)

American Ballroom Bronze adult dance classes are for those who have the fundamentals under their belt and are progressing through their bronze level of dance. Steve and Ian cover the basics for both American Smooth and Rhythm progressing through technique, balance, and basic patterns from both a Leader and Follower perspective. Both Smooth and Rhythm classes are available:

  • Bronze, Level 1 – Tango, East Coast Swing
  • Bronze, Level 2 Smooth – Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz
  • Bronze, Level 2 Rhythm – Rumba, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, Salsa

American Silver

Jump-In Class (Please phone the studio at 416-406-3262 to find out the best times to jump into a class.)

Have you been dancing Bronze level for a while and want to take it to the next level? Milena has an amazing ability to teach you the steps and techniques for silver that you are dancing with confidence quickly and easily. Silver level steps are really fun and very expressive. Don’t wait, take this class now.

  • Smooth: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz
  • Rhythm: Rumba, East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Samba

Argentine Tango

Registered Class

Argentine Tango adult dance classes bring you one of the most popular and recognizable forms of Tango. We invite you to Tango Argentinian Style with us.


Ballroom Performance Class

Registered Class

Take your ballroom dancing to the next level in this exciting formation class! In this class you will learn a choreography consisting of various ballroom dances (such as tango, cha cha and swing), and some free form choreography including spins, dips, lifts and tricks.

Hustle

Jump-In Class

Hustle is a dance that can be done to all kinds of popular dance music: Pop, House, Funk, Remix, Latin or Disco music. The Beginner adult dance classes are best suited for newcomers or those at the basic beginner level. You will get an understanding of the music and the basic concept of moving on the floor doing simple turn patterns.

Level 1 is the progression from basic beginner to a more advanced beginner to Level 1. In this class, Mark focuses on the newer footwork for leaders and wrap turn combo and double turn combos for followers.

International Ballroom Basics

Jump-In Class (Please phone the studio at 416-406-3262 to find out the best times to jump into a class.)

International Ballroom Basics Adult Jump-In dance classes are perfect for newcomers to Ballroom and is also good for those wanting to refresh and review. In these classes you will learn the basics of steps, rhythm, arm work, and leader and follower techniques.

Rumba, Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango

Each dance is taught for four weeks. For more information contact us at info@joyofdance.ca or call us at 416-406-3262.

International Bronze

Jump-In Class (Please phone the studio at 416-406-3262 to find out the best times to jump into a class.)

International Bronze dances for this term are:

Spring Term: Waltz, Paso Doble (4 weeks & 4 weeks)
Summer Term: Quickstep, Rumba (4 weeks & 4 weeks)

International Silver

Jump-In Class (Please phone the studio at 416-406-3262 to find out the best times to jump into a class.)

Waltz, Cha Cha, Viennese Waltz, Samba

International Silver is suited for those with bronze experience in the dances and wanting it to take it to the next level. Annie will take you through the fundamental techniques and move on to advanced bronze and silver figures.

Kizomba & Bachata

Kizomba (8 weeks) and Bachata (8 weeks)

Kizomba is an up-and-coming dance, rapidly gaining popularity in the Latin scene. Described as a mix of bachata and Argentine tango, kizomba is fun, sensual, and easy to learn. Join Ian on Tuesdays to pick up the fundamentals, followed by a more in-depth look at the subtleties of connection and movement.


Salsa & West Coast Swing

Jump-in Class

FALL TERM: Salsa (8 weeks) & West Coast Swing (8 weeks)

West Coast Swing

Registered Class

West Coast Swing adult dance classes are fun and flirty classes. West Coast Swing can be danced to a wide variety of music such as R&B, POP, Blues, and Soul, which allows for a great variety of personal expression.

Instructors

Mark Read

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American and International, Night Club dances and Certification faculty member

Lauren Lyn

Lyrical, Jazz, CDF Certified in Ballroom: American and International, Night Club dances

Ian Crewe

Ballroom: American and International, Night Club dances

Nicole Heinecke

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American, Night Club dances and Certification faculty member

Arpad Raymon

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American, Tap, and Musical Theatre

Steven James

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American, Night Club dances and Certification faculty member

Annie Lebedeva

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American and International, Night Club dances and Certification faculty member

Milena Kolarova

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American and International, Night Club dances

Danielito Guajardo

Argentine Tango, Salsa

Linda Walsh

Argentine Tango

Lisa Scarfo-Fender

Ballroom International, Night Club dances and Certification Program Director

Ole Burlay

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American and International, Night Club dances and Certification faculty member

Pricing Options

Register for more than one class per term and save 10% (on the second or more class). For adult classes only, if you need to miss a class and give us 24 hours advanced notice, we offer you a make-up class in one of our various jump-in classes.  Max 2 credits per FALL term and must be used within term.  No refunds ON ANY PURCHASES

CLASS FEE

$225

plus HST
per term

Jump-in Classes

1 class = $16.80 (Students* = $15)
5 classes = $80 (Students* = $72)
10 classes = $155 (Students* = $140)
20 classes = $280 (Students* = $252)
(Ballet Barre Class = $11)

Valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
NO REFUNDS OR EXTENSIONS.

*DISCOUNTS OFFERED  Post-secondary students, Seniors (65+), Equity, ACTRA and IATSE receive a 10% discount on registered classes & Jump-in cards of 5 or more (per individual only)

Memberships (Jump-in Classes)

1 week unlimited = $30 1st week only +HST
1 month unlimited = $225/month +HST
3 months unlimited = $200/month +HST

Valid for a month from date of purchase.
No discounts on memberships. NO refunds or extensions.

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