As I’ve mentioned in the past, the very best salsa lesson I ever took was a master class in fundamentals with Vanessa Stay, one of the most experienced Latin dance teachers in the city. It was a group class for a very small number of people that cost us $100 for the hour. Between the…
Salsa lessons in the heart of Toronto!
Join us every Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Classes are drop-in, so join anytime!
Foundations classes teach and polish the basics of salsa dancing, and the key elements of leading and following. It is where people who are new to salsa will begin. It is also where advanced dancers have an opportunity to refine their technique.
Allow me to express a great big thank you to the great Jen Daudlin for stepping in on very short notice to teach the two Salsaholics classes last week. Where was I? Lounging on a beach somewhere? Doing a guest appearance on Dancing with the Stars? (I wish!) Abducted by aliens obsessed with learning bachata…
Very often, I’ll have new students come into the class, just to “try out” a beginner lesson. You know: “To see if they like it,” it being salsa dancing. As any more active student – not to mention long-time dancers – will know, a single beginner class won’t likely tell the tale of whether dancing…
The number one piece of advice for social dancing is, don’t teach on the social dance floor. This is doubly true if you’re not a teacher! I often have dance partners who will ask me for “pointers,” or to teach them one thing or another, or even to point out their dance deficiencies during a…
This week, we’re once again doing a bachata class. Bachata can be danced with a range of styles, including Urban, Modern, and Sensual with each bringing elements, idioms, tones, and aspects from other, analogous dance styles. While Urban and Modern forms can be danced with, say, your mother or father, the sensual style is sometimes…
With the coming of spring and the warm weather of summer just around the corner, a Toronto dancer’s mind turns to thoughts of outdoor dancing. Toronto is among the best cities in North America for its outdoor festivals, with each weekend following the “official beginning of summer”—Victoria Day—featuring multiple cultural, arts, drama, and you-name-it festivals….
Trinity St. Paul’s Centre
427 Bloor Street West
(one block west of Spadina)