Our Studio

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

SPRING TERM 2018

Sunday, May 6 –
Saturday, June 30, 2018

SUMMER TERM 2018

Monday, July 2 –
Sunday, August 26, 2018

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 VICTORIA DAY Monday, May 21, 2018 and for CANADA DAY  Sunday July 1, 2018.
We are OPEN on Monday, July 2, 2018 and Monday, August 6, 2018 on CIVIC/PROVINCIAL DAY.
Taste of the Danforth is August 10-12, 2018.

Available Classes

American Ballroom Absolute 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 Absolute 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: Steve, Ian, 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

Tuesdays SPRING: West Coast Swing, Foxtrot
Tuesdays SUMMER: Salsa, Tango
Wednesdays with Ian SPRING: West Coast Swing, Waltz
Wednesdays with Ian SUMMER: East Coast Swing, Salsa
Wednesdays with Arpad SPRING: Waltz, West Coast Swing
Wednesdays with Arpad SUMMER: Salsa, East Coast Swing
Fridays 5:00 p.m. SPRING: Rumba
Fridays 5:00 p.m. SUMMER: Foxtrot
Fridays 6:00 p.m. SPRING: Tango
Fridays 6:00 p.m. SUMMER: Waltz
Sundays SPRING: Foxtrot, Rumba,
Sundays SUMMER: East Coast Swing, Waltz


American Bronze & Pre-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 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:

  • Rhythm 6:00 p.m. SPRING – Cha Cha, Rumba
  • Rhythm 6:00 p.m. SUMMER – East Coast Swing, Salsa
  • Smooth 7:00 p.m. SPRING – Waltz, Foxtrot
  • Smooth 7:00 p.m. SUMMER – Viennese Waltz, Tango

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.

Please see our Boot Camp classes below.


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 Classes

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 & Hustle Boot Camp

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.

Intermediate Hustle boot camp with Steve & Annie focuses on the same theme/patterns for 4 weeks at a time. Students are welcome to join every 4 weeks. The class is technique based and aimed towards students with basic hustle foundation.

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.

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

Absolute Beginner

Tuesdays SPRING: Rumba, Waltz
Tuesdays SUMMER: Cha Cha, Tango
Thurdays SPRING: Rumba, Waltz
Thurdays SUMMER: Cha Cha, Tango


International Bronze & Pre-Silver

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

International Bronze/Pre-Silver dances for this term are:

  • SPRING: Tango, Cha Cha
  • SUMMER: Foxtrot, Jive
International Silver

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

  • SPRING: Foxtrot, Rumba
  • SUMMER: Waltz, Cha Cha

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.

American Ballroom Boot Camp – Pre-Silver & Silver, International Ballroom Boot Camp – Beginner

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.

  • American Bronze Tuesdays (SPRING/SUMMER): Cha Cha/Tango
  • American Bronze Saturdays (SPRING/SUMMER): Rumba, Waltz/Cha Cha, Tango
  • American Pre-Silver Saturdays (SPRING/SUMMER): Foxtrot/East Coast Swing
  • American Silver Sundays (SPRING/SUMMER): Cha Cha/Tango
Salsa & West Coast Swing

Jump-in Class

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

West Coast Swing

Jump-in 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 Night Club dances

Ian Crewe

Ballroom: American and 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, Judge for Latin Dances

Danielito Guajardo

Argentine Tango, Salsa

Linda Walsh

Argentine Tango

Lisa Scarfo

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

$120

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 = $275/month +HST
3 months unlimited = $240/month +HST

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

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