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Dance Events
and Workshops


Joy of Dance studio presents special dance workshops and dance performances throughout the year.

Regular Events

Thursday $12 Workshops and Ballroom Dance Parties

Join us every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. for the Joy of Dance $12.00 Ballroom dance workshops and practice parties. Have a great time socializing while practicing your Ballroom moves.



2:  American Tango w/Ian
9:  Ballroom Dance Party
16: International Rumba w/Annie
23: Ballroom Dance Party
30: Country Two-Step w/Mark


6:   Argentine Tango w/Linda
13:  Night Club Two-Step w/Steve
20: Ballroom Dance Party
27:  American Bolero w/Annie


4:   CANADA/USA Dance Party
11:  East Coast Swing Variations w/Arpad
18:  Ballroom Dance Party
25: Hustle Rueda w/Mark


1:   Ballroom Dance Party
8:  West Coast Swing Variations w/Steve
15: Ballroom Dance Party
22: Mindful Body Clinic w/Mark & Noel
29: FREE End of Summer Surprise Ballroom Workshop w/Arpad


Sunday Workshops with Mark Read

Join Mark Read this winter for intensive workshops in your favourite ballroom and night club dances!

What: Intensive Workshops
When: Sundays  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Joy of Dance Centre
Cost: $15

Students may register by online, by phone at 416-406-3262 or in person.



12:  Country Two-Step
26: Hustle Rueda


2:   Hustle Intermediate
23: Night Club Two-Step


7:   Hustle Intermediate


25: Hustle Rueda

Hustle & West Coast Swing Monthly Dance Party

SATURDAY, September 7

7-8pm: Intermediate HUSTLE Workshop w/Annie Lebedeva & Steven James
8-9pm: Intermediate WEST COAST SWING w/guest instructor Lucky Sipin
9-midnight: Social Dance (Hustle & WCS tunes)

Both workshop & social – $20
One workshop & social – $15
Social only – $5

Visit our Facebook event here and invite your friends.

Summer Hustle Intensive Workshop

SATURDAY, August 17

Intensive HUSTLE workshop with Steven James & Annie Lebedeva

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person

Visit our Facebook event here and invite your friends.

Special Events

Mindful Body Clinic with Mark & Noel

Thursday, August 22

8:30 – 10 p.m.

Cost: $12

Mindful body Clinic with Mark and Noel

This class will focus on a set of ballroom figures and movements with an explanation of how we move and what muscles we use to do the movement. Noel will give a brief explanation of some exercises and techniques you can do to help with this. We will also give tips on how to be proactive in your life to help you continue dancing as long as you wish. We will finish our session with a Q&A.

Intermediate Pointe Workshop

Fridays | July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Continuing on July 5th, Joy of Dance will be offering a bi-monthly Intermediate Pointe Workshop, for only $65 for 4 sessions.

Taught by Irene Yacoub this workshop is intended to build dancers’ technique and ease on pointe. A full ballet class with be taught, all to be danced in pointe shoes, the barre, centre and allegro. Designed for dancers with 3+ years pointe experience, the course will be split into 4 sessions (July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16), on Fridays 6 – 7:30 P.M.

Registration for this workshop is required in advance and needs to be done over the phone or in person. Dancers can miss one session, with 24 hrs notice, can apply the credit to one of our JOD jump-in classes. Keep an eye out on our social media for more information, coming soon.

Ballroom Dance Camp with Annie & Mark

Saturday | August 31  | 12 – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for our Ballroom Dance Camp with Mark Read & Annie Lebedeva!

12-2pm Join either
International Ballroom – Waltz & Quckstep with Annie
American Smooth – Tango & Viennese Waltz with Mark

2:30-4:30pm Join either
International Latin – Samba & Rumba with Annie
American Rhythm – Mambo & Bolero with Mark


1 class – $25
Both classes – $45

Summer Ballet Retreat for Beginners with Allison Nichol (reg. deadline: August 2)

Friday, Saturday and Sunday | August 23 – 25

Cost: $225

Join Joy of Dance’s Allison Nichol for a wellness inspired 3-day ballet retreat designed to bring you back into balance, feed your creative spirit and get you moving.

Friday, August 23
6:30 – 8 P.M. Ballet Technique
8 – 9:30 P.M. Optional dinner & drinks to celebrate the first night of the retreat

Saturday, August 24
10 A.M. – 4 P.M. Full day of classes (see list below)

Sunday, August 25
10 A.M. – 4 P.M. Full day of classes (see list below)

  • ballet technique classes
  • stretch & strength
  • barre-fit & yoga in the park
  • collaborative choreography
  • jumps & turns workshops
Tap Dance Intensive

August 19-20 & 26-28 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Take a trip down memory lane and learn about James “Buster” Brown, the elegant rhythm tap dancer with a heartwarming wit who was much beloved in the tap community as a teacher and mentor. Learn from the very talented Amy Lintunen who is one of our incredible teachers here at Joy of Dance. Amy is currently performing in a show called “The Laundry List” which Amy choreographed at the Toronto Fringe Festival. This is a work shop not to be missed!

It is recommended that you commit for all five days of this intensive. Each day will be progressing forward and by Day 5 we will be dancing the entire routine.


All 5 days = $85
August 19-20 = $40 or
August 26-28 = $60

HUSTLE Intensive Weekend with Daniel McGee and Jameson Kilburn

Friday, Saturday and Sunday | September 13-15


Daniel McGee & Jameson Kilburn will be back at Joy of Dance for another HUSTLE Intensive weekend!

Friday | Sept 13, 2019
9am-Noon Private lessons (please contact us to book)
1-3:30pm Teachers Master Class (contact Joy of Dance to attend)
3:30-9pm Private lessons (please contact us to book)

Saturday | Sept 14, 2019
9am-Noon Private lessons (please contact us to book)
1-2:30pm Workshop A
3-4:30pm Workshop B
5-6:30pm Workshop C

Sunday | Sept 15, 2019
10am-1pm Private lessons (please contact us to book)
1-4pm Hustle Patterns Intermediate/Advanced


SAT only – EARLY bird $99+hst ($125+hst after Aug 31)
SAT/SUN – $159 ($199+hst after Aug 31)

$140 (Up to two students per private)


Check our Facebook event here and invite your friends.

To book call us on 416-406-3262 or visit the studio.

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