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Ballroom and Latin
Dance Classes

WINTER TERM 2019

Sunday, January 6 –
Sunday, April 28, 2019

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 EASTER Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22, 2019 and Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20, 2019 on VICTORIA DAY.

Available Classes

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.


Hustle Performance Group

Take your hustle to the next level and join Annie for the Hustle Performance Group!

Saturdays 1:30 – 3 p.m., January 12 – October (tbd.)

 

Learn a group choreography and perform at various events and socials such as Decadance, Joy of Dance socials, TOSHC, Disco America, Taste of Danforth and more potential opportunities.

Make sure to check the team’s incredible work from 2018 here!

 

Requirement: Intermediate level of Hustle
Cost: $375 for 25 sessions including all classes and rehearsals & additional expenses for costumes and entrance fees.

 

For more information please contact annie@joyofdance.ca.

Formation Team

Thursdays 7 – 8:30 p.m., January – April

 

A performance class is a great opportunity for growth in a dancer’s life whether you are a recreational dancer or an aspiring professional. Nicole invites you to bring yourself to the story she is telling through her choreography. You will leave the class with better understanding of ballroom technique, artistry, expression, musicality and of course a memorable performance!

Make sure to check the team’s beautiful work from 2018 here!

Cost: $240 for 16 sessions

 

For more information please contact info@joyofdance.ca.

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 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.

Ballroom Basics

Tuesdays with Mark: Tango, Salsa, Waltz, Samba
Wednesdays with Ian: Salsa, Waltz, Samba Tango
Wednesdays with Arpad: Waltz, Samba, Tango, Salsa
Sundays with Mark: Samba, Tango, Salsa, 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:

  • Bronze – Rumba, Tango, Salsa, Foxtrot
  • Bronze/Pre-Silver Rhythm – Rumba, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, Samba
  • Bronze/Pre-Silver Smooth – Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz

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.

Ballroom Basics

  • Foxtrot, Samba, Quickstep, Jive

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:

  • Quickstep, Cha Cha, 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.)

  • Foxtrot, Rumba, 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.

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

  • American Pre-Silver: Tango, Cha Cha
West Coast Swing/Salsa

Jump-in Class

Fall TERM: West Coast Swing (8 weeks) & Salsa (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.

7-8:30 p.m.: West Coast Swing with Steven James

8:30 – 10p.m.: West Coast Swing – Practice

 

Instructors

Annie Lebedeva

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

Arpad Raymon

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

Danielito Guajardo

Argentine Tango, Salsa, Latin Dances, Casino Rueda

Ian Crewe

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American, Night Club dances

Lauren Lyn

Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Burlesque, Afro, Heels, CDF Certified in Ballroom: American and Night Club dances

Linda Walsh

Argentine Tango

Lisa Scarfo

Ballroom International, Night Club dances and Certification Program Director

Mark Read

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 International Ballroom & Latin Dances

Nicole Heinecke

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

Olé Burlay

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

Steven James

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American, 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

$240

plus HST
per term

Jump-in Classes

1 class = $17.70
5 classes = $85* (Students = $77)
10 classes = $155* (Students = $140)
20 classes = $295* (Students = $266)
(Barre Portion of Jump-in Ballet 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 = $300/month +HST
3 months unlimited = $250/month +HST

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

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