May 28- Classes

In Classes on May 28, 2010 by danceumbrella

Classes – Dancehall Reggae w/ Kay-Ann Ward

Location: Elevation Dancentre, 979 Bloor Street West.

Toronto Dancehall Reggae class is a unique dance class, taking the sexy, intoxicating and sultry moves from the Dancehall Caribbean culture, and African movements. This class could only be described as amazing. The energy is contagious, the dance moves are unique, fun, creative very naughty but done in the classiest way possible. Whine up, let loose, sweat, and have fun. The only way to find out what the fuss is all about, is to take the class for yourself. I promise you will be hooked. You may end up showing everyone you know how to whine and let loose.

***New Summer Sessions. Starting June 8th, 2010***

***4 Amazing classes and they are not to be missed***


Tuesdays June 8th, 2010 to June 29th, 2010

Full session $48

Drop in $13

Time: 7pm-8pm

***Bonus***Get the full session for $40 if you register and pay by June 1st, 2010.

Register today, to guarantee your spot. Email

Full sessions must be paid in advance. Please email Kay-Ann for payment options.

Classes – Hip Hop with Jordan Washington

Hip/Hop Class with Jordan Washington

Description: Thursdays 9pm at GOTTA DANCE STUDIOS (3581 Dundas Street West, near Jane Street)

Only $12

International STEPPER, and DANCER Jordan Washington (Toronto/Windsor) a member of the TRIBE under the mentorship of Choreographer LENNY LEN of the FLAVOR SHOP, core stepper for the legendary BLACK ICE step company, an entertainer, and soul movement enthusiast whose objective is to help develop and cultivate the like-minds of artists through quality education and higher learning. Credits include DIVINE BROWN, CANADIAN IDOL’S EVA AVILA and GARY BEALS, motion picture “HOW SHE MOVES” and most recently choreographing performances for the 2010 Olympic Games Corporate stages. Jordan’s knowledge and “ear” for music complimented by his diligent practice and persona has made way for him to provide vital service to the under-served dance community nationwide with new ideals and extraordinary vision that can be seen in his works with media outlets BRAVO, MUCHMUSIC, BET and CTV. With over 10 years experience in the music and dance industry Jordan has emerged as a dynamic flame for t! he next generation of hungry minds.

“his TALENT truly compliments his love for the music and the people….Rated NEXT.” LENNY LEN – FLAVOR SHOP

Contact Info


Learn to HUSTLE at Dance to Live!

Dance to Live Studio, 1360 Bathurst Street (1st lights south of St. Clair Ave. West),

Dance to Live is thrilled to announce their newest collaboration with THRIVE to bring you the School of Hustle!

Mondays at 7:30pm Intro to Hustle with Gorete and Bill

Designed for those with no dance training or limited experience. This class will focus on building a strong foundation of Hustle footwork, fundamentals of partner work and an introduction to turn patterns

Mondays at 8:30pm Latin Hustle Level 1 with Gorete and Bill

Designed for those who have some experience in dance and are comfortable with the basics in following and leading dances such as salsa, cha cha, swing etc.

Tel: 416.516.4019

Classes – City Dance Corps YOUTH OPEN HOUSE and 2010-2011 YOUTH SEASON

Location: City Dance Corps, 489 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Are you thinking about enrolling your child with City Dance Corps?! Come and try our program for FREE first! City Dance Corps is offering free dance classes, studio tours, and information about our summer camps, workshops, and dance sessions. Come join us for the fun from 11:30AM – 4PM on June 27, 2010!! For more information e-mail

CITY DANCE CORPS 2010-2011 DANCE SEASON: Offering courses and course packages to fit everyone’s needs! Click the link below for all 2010-2011 season information.

*Register before June 19 and DON’T PAY THE HARMONIZED SALES TAX!

Classes – Toronto Dance Salsa – Summer semester

It’s not too late to sign up for the summer semester at Toronto Dance Salsa. Tonight (Tue May 25) begins a level 5 and level 6 as well as Latin Cardio (Zumba) class at Empress. Here are some other classes:

Salsa-Nightclub Level 1

  • Sun 5-6pm Empress beginning June 6/ Sun 4-5pm Venice beginning June 20
  • Mon 8-9pm Eastminster beginning June 21
  • Tue 7-8pm Empress beginning May 25/ Tue 9-10pm Venice Club beginning June 1
  • Wed 9-10pm Empress beginning June 2
  • Thur 8-9pm Empress beginning June 3
  • Fri 8:30-9:30pm Venice beginning June 18 – Salsa for Singles/ Fri 9:00-10:00pm Empress June 18 – Tentative

Salsa-Nightclub Level 2

  • Sun 1-2pm Empress beginning June 27/ Sun 2-3pm Venice beginning June 20
  • Mon 9-10pm Empress beginning June 7/ Mon 7-8pm Eastminster beginning June 21
  • Tue 7-8pm Venice Club beginning June 1
  • Thu 7-8pm Empress beginning June 3
  • Fri 7:30-8:30pm Venice Club June 18/ Fri 8:00-9:00pm Empress June 18 – Tentative

Salsa-Nightclub Level 3

  • Sun 3-4pm Empress beginning June 6/ Sun 3-4pm Venice beginning June 20
  • Mon 8-9pm Empress beginning June 7
  • Wed 7-8pm Empress beginning June 2

Salsa-Nightclub Level 4

  • Sun 2-3pm Empress beginning June 27
  • Mon 7-8pm Empress beginning June 7
  • Tue 8-9pm Venice beginning June 1
  • Wed 8-9pm Empress beginning June 2

Salsa-Nightclub Level 5

  • Sun 4-5pm Empress beginning June 6
  • Tues 8-9pm Empress beginning May 25
  • Fri 6:30-7:30pm Venice beginning June 18

Salsa-Nightclub Level 6 – VARIATION “C”

Tues 9-10pm Empress beginning May 25

Helper Only Performance Choreography – Bachata / Cha Cha

Sat 12:30-2:00pm Empress beginning June 12

Casino Rueda 9 Week Course

Fri 7:00-8:00pm Empress June 18

Bachata Variations

Thur 9-10pm Empress beginning June 3

Cha Cha On2 Variations

Sat 4-5pm Empress beginning June 19

Salsa “On2”

Sat 5-6pm Empress beginning June 19

Zumba/Latin Cardio Fitness

  • Tue 6-7pm Empress beginning May 25
  • Thu 6-7pm Empress beginning May 20

Argentine Tango Level 1

Fri 6-7pm Empress beginning June 18

Argentine Tango Level 2

Wed 6-7pm Empress beginning June 9

Reggaeton Funk Variations

Sun 11am – 12pm Empress beginning June 27

Belly Dance Level 1

Mon 6-7pm Empress beginning June 14

Belly Dance Level 2

Mon 5-6pm Empress beginning June 14


What’s on? TAP!

REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES BEFORE JUNE 1st, and receive 10% discount off of term fees for the whole year!  If you are auditioning for a performing company, and you are certain you want to be a part of THE TAPDANCE CENTRE, you can pre-register for a technical class (before June 1st to receive the discount), and if you are accepted into one or more of the companies, the discount will be honoured for all classes that you take.

v     JULY 15th – OPEN workshop with Kim & Everett 6:30pm (register on line)…must pre-register…no ‘walk-ins’… limited space!

v     JULY 15th – AUDITIONS for performing companies (JR, SR, Youth, and Professional); following workshop

v     AUGUST TAP CLASSES – ‘OPEN’ intermediate & advanced classes (6:30pm every Thursday)

Students who are accepted into the companies must be available for Thursday tap classes/rehearsals through August… see website for times of company classes


Hannan’s Belly Dance Studio


Session at Hannan’s Belly Dance Studio May 31st to July 18th

7 Weeks of Classes with the most incredible belly dance teachers in Toronto! Classes are filling quickly!

Sign up today to guarantee a spot for you and your friends in class!

Friend interested in trying belly dance?

How about a Free Class?

call 416-462-3498 for details.

Enjoy the fun and fitness of Belly Dance with friends.

We now have drumming classes with international Drummer Ramond Sarweh every Sunday! In his long career he has performed with some of the most famous bellydancers such as Nagwa Fouad. If you are going to learn to drum, learn from a true experienced expert.

The class times for some of the classes in our Eglinton Studio have changed slightly. You can see the changes in the new schedule at the studio or online. Check schedule online or call Reception at 416-462-3498.

Class Schedule

Sign up today!

You can register by:

1. Phone 416-462-3498, Monday to Thursday 1pm-8pm and Friday 12pm

to 5pm

2. In Person at any of our Studios, Monday to Friday.

3. Register online at

Looking forward to seeing you belly dancing!

Classes – 509 DANCE collective – JUNE Teaching Calendar

professional | modern | dance | classes

509 DANCE collective is an open, drop-in modern dance class for professional and pre-professional (minimum, intermediate level) dancers.

Classes are held Monday to Friday, 10:00am-11:30am.

Please note: Latecomers will not be admitted into the class.

Location: at 509 DANCE (509 Parliament Street). A variety of instructors will teach the classes, with live musical accompaniment.

Cost: $12/full class, $9/barre only*, $105/10-class card. Payments may be made by cash, cheque or debit.

* Barre classes are 45mins in length, from 10:00-10:45. No exceptions.

PLEASE NOTE: Please call to confirm studio hours.

For more information, please contact Anna Jaeger at 416-924-5657.

JUNE Teaching Calendar

  • 02 – Wed – DARRYL TRACY
  • 04 – Fri – DARRYL TRACY
  • 07 – Mon – KENNY PEARL
  • 08 – Tue – KATE FRANKLIN
  • 09 – Wed – DARRYL TRACY
  • 10 – Thu – KENNY PEARL
  • 11 (STUDIO C) – Fri – DARRYL TRACY
  • 14 – Mon – TANYA CROWDER
  • 15 – Tue – KATE HILLIARD
  • 16 – Wed – TANYA CROWDER
  • 17 – Thu – KATE HILLIARD
  • 18 – Fri – KATE HILLIARD
  • 21 – Mon – SUSIE BURPEE
  • 22 – Tue – VALERIE CALAM
  • 23 – Wed – SUSIE BURPEE
  • 24 – Thu – VALERIE CALAM
  • 25 – Fri – SUSIE BURPEE
  • 28 – Mon – KATE FRAKLIN
  • 29 – Tue – TANYA CROWDER
  • 30 – Wed – KATE FRANKLIN

Class – Interm. Sexy Street Jazz with Carla Catherwood

Ever wanted to dance sexy like ‘The Pussycat Dolls’??? Now is your chance!! Come and play with us!

When: Thursday June 3 @ 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Canada’s National Ballet School – 400 Jarvis Street,

Price: $20


Vivacious, courageous, and a fun loving workaholic would be the best way to explain Carla Catherwood. Born and raised in British Columbia, Canada she has worked professionally in the entertainment industry for 10 years. She is most known for her producing, directing and her Nuvo-Burlesque style choreography and is currently represented by Toronto’s very own Do-Dat Entertainment. Carla has been blessed to work beside such celebrities and amazing professionals like Michael Buble, Shania Twain, Kelly Osbourne, Russell Peters, Hugh Hefner, Jessica Alba, and Halle Berry.

She has also had the chance to produce and direct shows for the infamous Playboy Mansion, Club Intrawest, Heineken, Grey Goose, Much Music, Vancouver International Children’s Festival, and For the Luv of It! Live entertainment showcases ( which has successfully helped both fellow professional entertainers and youth grow, develop and gain more momentum in their career, along with the many burlesque shows that she has created and produced for her cabaret group “The Burlesque Beauties” (

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to work with an extremely talented lady!

Come and catch her before she leaves Toronto… Remember every time you take a class with her, consider it a casting session…

Classes with Meagan O’Shea – Movement Improvisation and Creative Practice

Just a friendly reminder that Improv classes are starting up next week- There are still spots available.

The rates can be pro-rated if you aren’t able to make all the classes.

Movement Improvisation and Creative Practice

A set of 6 classes with Meagan O’Shea

Discover and develop personal and group improvisation skills

The series will introduce and hone improvisation skills for individual practice and playing within a group. The first half of each session will focus on individual practice including sourcing movement, following impulses, responding to your body. The second half will focus on group improvisation – listening, make up a game, compose as you play, and exploring group scores. While the work will develop the skills for performing improvisation, it is suitable to recreational movers and non-performers who want to explore their creative sides. (this is not a contact improv workshop)

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Thursday evenings: May 13, 20, 27 and June 3, 10, 17 from 7-9p.m.

at: hub14 – 14 Markham Street, (one west of Bathurst, north of Queen)

Fees: $180; or $120 for CADA/CAEA/ACTRA/Student

e-mail to register

Nationally acclaimed performer Meagan O’Shea is known for her innovative solo work and group improvisations: dance like no one is watching began as a guerilla street dance project with dancers performing to music in their headsets in 2007, and evolved into a featured project in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2009 – 30 dancers traveling across the city in 4 relay teams creating surprise and spectacle in unexpected locations over 12 hours. Under the banner of Stand Up Dance, Meagan creates compelling work mixing dance, physical theatre, and storytelling with improvisation. Her work has been presented across Canada and this summer she will be teaching at Ponderosa TanzLand Festival in Germany.

Classes – Contemporary with Kendra Hughes

When: Sundays Starting May 30th 3-4pm

Where: Classes are held at George Brown College, Casa Loma campus, 160 Kendal Ave. Studio TBA!


Kendra is offering a new session of beginner contemporary dance classes to start on Sunday May 30, 2010. This class is for those who have never dance before and have always wanted to or for those who used to dance, but it’s been awhile, or has been trained in other dance forms and wants to give contemporary dance a try!

But wait…. there’s MORE!

**New Intermediate Contemporary Classes**

When: Sundays Starting May 30th 4-5pm

Where: George Brown College, Casa Loma campus, 160 Kendal Ave. Studio TBA.

Come learn contemporary dance in a fun and safe learning environment. We work on technique and learn a new combination every week!

Only $80 for 8 weeks so sign up today at

Swing and Tap Academy news

Spring Promotion

Registered for a session or using a 10-class pass?!? Try out some other classes too! Only $5/per class!

(Please note: the choreography class is excluded from the $5 promo)


THURSDAY session begins: May 13th, 6-7pm

SATURDAY session begins: May 15th, 1-2pm

FOXTROT and RUMBA with an introduction to WALTZ

We’ll quickly get you out dancing socially, looking and feeling good on the dance floor! At the same time we teach basic skills important to those wanting to go further with their dancing.

7 week sessions $85.

No partner required.

Call or email to reserve your spot.

New Beginner sessions start every 7 weeks!

All classes taught by RAIJA and MICHAEL

Mad for Dance

263 Adelaide St W B30 (downstairs)


Capoeira Intro Class – Starts May 27th

If you have been wanting to start Capoeira, this is the time! Capoeira Intro is the best way to start since you will be in a class with all new beginners trying Capoeira for the first time just like you. The 4-week course works on your strength, balance, flexibility, coordination rhythm and prepares you to take part in our ongoing Capoeira classes. Limited spots are available and the course usually sells out, so sign up online today to reserve your spot!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class

Our BJJ class is back up and running! Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is based on the practical application of technique and leverage to overcome an opponent. It does not rely on strength, size, or speed, but rather on the intelligent use of strategy and technique to overcome such physical attributes. 1st Class is free and Beginners Welcome!

Introduction to Gymnastics

New in the Spring, Axé Capoeira is offering an Introduction to Gymnastics program beginning in May. The program is offered in 2 age groups; 3-5 and 6-12 years.

Free introductory Classes: Wed, April 28 and Friday, April 30.

Limited space is available for a free trial class, so sign up now! Reserve by calling 647-340-2293.

Kids Capoeira Classes

Our kids classes have been growing and we are now once again taking registration for our kids programs. Also, reserve your spot now for Capoeira Kids Summer Camp coming soon!

AxéToronto JuiceBar / Lounge

We are just weeks away from the opening of our JuiceBar and Lounge. Come visit us for some fresh fruit juices and power smoothies. Need energy and wanna get in shape?! Try our Açaí berry smoothies. This Brazilian Amazon Berry is know as the world’s #1 Super food with 10 times the antioxidant power of red grapes and is ideal for weight loss. AxéToronto has it!

Axé Capoeira Toronto

1069 St. Clair Ave. West, 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON. M6E 1A6

(647) 340-2293

Weekly House Dance Sessions ~ Organized and hosted by Gadfly

Organized and hosted by Gadfly, in association with the amazing people from City Dance Corps, HOUSE DANCE SESSIONS happen every Sunday. It’s a great way to finally practice your freestyle/technique/choreo and vibe off each other. Take advantage of the beautiful space and a great environment to learn, grow and share.

When: Every Sunday from 2:30-4pm

Where: City Dance Corps, 489 Queen St West, 3rd Floor (West of Spadina)

Free for CDC students and $3 for everyone else

Classes – Metro Movement Dance Studio

Metro Movement is a unique studio that has been training dancers in the Canadian Dance World for over 20 years. Countless dancers and teachers have trained with us from all over the world, many of which have gone on to highly successful careers in the entertainment industry. We offer a variety of classes at various levels from beginner to professional. Our energetic and highly qualified staff is made up of professional teachers, choreographers, and producers, creating an exciting, current and innovative atmosphere that is friendly and supportive, for everyone.

Check out the energy of Metro Movement!

Stelio Calagias and Eileen Birks co-founded Metro Movement and bring years of teaching and performing experience to this inspiring and creative center for dance. Over the past 20 years this team has achieved outstanding and national recognition in the exciting world of professional dance.

Our studio has has an impressive reputation for training both the professional dancer and aspiring performer, as well as recreational adults.

Metro Movement is a Drop-In Dance Studio with no registration required. Single classes are recommended for those who take occasional classes. Class cards are also available at various amounts for those who attend on a regular basis.

833 Broadview Ave, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario M4K 2P9

Phone: 416-463-9174 Fax: 416-463-7213

Kevin Bergsma- Adult Modern Dance Class

suitable for all levels

drop-in on Wednesday mornings or enroll for all 12 classes

Only $72 for 12 classes or $8 drop-in

Drawing from yogo, butoh, qi gong and modern dance techniques, class begins with a gentle warm-up then progresses onto cardo, stretch and strength exercises. From there Kevin leads the class in creative, expressive combinations

Classes – Spring Belly Dance Session with Kelly (Caliana)

Schedule at Tandem Dance Fitness Studios, 3300 Yonge Street, 4th Fl (West side of Yonge, N of Lawrence)

Monday Nights (May 3 to June 21 – no classes May 24th)

Cost $95 for 6 classes in 7 weeks or $105 for 7 classes in 7 weeks

7:30-8:30pm – Continuing Beginner Class

Pre-requisite to enter class: You have danced with me or elsewhere for 2-2.5 years

Focus: This class will learn how to make arms and hands flow more effortlessly and gracefully through practicing technique, different exercises, and with a fully developed choreography. Students will continue learning to use zills and will work with the instructor to create a small zill demonstration for the June “Red Hot Summer Hafla”.

8:30-9:30pm – Introduction to Belly Dance Class

Focus: This class is for people with no experience or for seasoned students/dancers looking to refine their technique. Students will learn to use muscles that maybe they never realized were there. Get comfortable in your own body. This class will be introduced to fundamental movements and learn a short routine that you can show off to your friends and family. It is recommended that students repeat the intro class for at least 3 sessions before moving onto “Beginner”.

Contact Kelly (Caliana) for further information about registration: 416-821-4381

Cadence Men’s Classes (Contemporary Ballet)

Cadence Progressive Contemporary Ballet will offer Men’s classes in contemporary ballet technique with focus on basic technique, power and jumps and turns. These classes are open to dancers who are pre-professional or professional level in any technical form. These classes will be taught by both Cadence Artistic Director, Courtnae Bowman and Johnny A Wright.

There are a limited number of spots available in these classes and it is advisable that you sign up ahead of time online by completing the following form:

Class Schedule, location and time can be found online at:

Lyndance Studio:Open Contemporary/Modern Dance Classes & More with: Antoinette Best

When: Monday evenings
Where:  918 Bathurst Street, Toronto (Subway Bathurst station)

Price: Drop in rate $ 15.00

Offering classes in:Contemporary/Expressive movement/ Modern dance/Body Conditioning,and more  in a positive encouraging learning  atmosphere. Where you will  learn both the Limón& Skinner Release  techniques (which consists of moving more freely, finding ease while blending elements of modern dance, expressive movement, breath, imagery, poetic imagery, and musicality), mat work, isolation’s, imagery, creative,and free movement, contact improvisation ,choreography, and much more. Classes are from Beginner through Intermediate starting a new spring set of classes !  So come out and join us & try the 1st class for free .

Contact Antoinette for more information

Who is Antoinette Best ?
Antoinette Best is an independent contemporary and modern dancer and instructor of Lyndance Studio, who has taught both contemporary and modern dance  as well  many other dance styles , and she has choreographed since 2001. She enjoys and loves teaching as well as encouraging individuals to move more free, inspiring you to find ease in the steps you learn throughout the class. Contemporary & modern dance are both wonderful techniques for teaching the whole body to integrate free movement, creative movement, and conditioning of the body.

dance Immersion: Ngoma Dance and Drum Ensemble

Drum Classes begin: Thursday April 8 to June 17, 2010


Room 5

Dance Classes begin: Saturday April 10 to June 19. 2010

Room 3

10 am – 11am (ages 5-12)

11:30am-1pm (ages 13-adults)


drum classes: $7/class or $20/month

  • drum rentals is available for $5/class, advanced notice required*
  • contact: 416+301-9142

dance classes: $8/class

Driftwood Community Centre- 410- Jane St.,, 416-203-0666

Ballet Espressivo: Spring 2010 Classes

Tired of backaches, sore shoulders, general stiffness! Put that spring back into your step!

BENEFITS: Injury-Preventative – Improves Alignment, Balance, Posture, Flexibility, Co-ordination, & Circulation. Tones & Elongates every part of the body -Develops Core Strength -Engages the Body & Mind at the same time – Increases Concentration

Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner I * No previous dance experience is needed!
Monday evenings from 8 – 9:30 p.m. from April 5 – June 28, 2010 (No class on Mon. May 24)  – 12 classes for  $189.00. (GST included).
Thursday mornings from 10 -11:30 a.m. April 1–June 24, 2010- (No class on Thurs. April 8, 2010)  12 classes for  $189.00 ( GST included).

Saturday afternoons from 3:15 -4:30 p.m. from April 10 , – June  26, 2009(-(No class on Sat. May 22)   11 classes for  $173.25 ( GST included).
Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner II * For students who have taken the Absolute Beginner’s Class I or who have had some previous experience with ballet or other dance.
Monday evenings from 6:30  – 8:00 p.m. from April 5 – June 28, 2010 (No class on Mon. May 24,2010)  – 12 classes for  $189.00. ( GST included).
***NEW CLASS: Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. from April 7, – June 30, 2010 (no class on Wed. May 26, 2010 – 12 classes for  $189.00. ( GST included).
Saturday afternoons from 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. from April 10 , – June  26, 2010(-(No class on Sat. May 22, 2010)   11 classes for  $173.25 ( GST included).

Adult Ballet For The Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate I : *Ideal for those with previous ballet experience!
Wednesday mornings from 10 – 11:30 a.m from April 7, – June 30, 2010 (no class on Wed. May 26, 2010 – 12 classes for  $189.00. ( GST included).
Friday evenings from 6 -7:30 p.m. from April 16 , – June  26, 2010 – 11 classes for  $173.25 ( GST included).

Ballet Floor Barre – Stretching & Strengthening
Reap the benefits of a low stress, low impact and highly rewarding form of exercise that tones the body, burns calories, increases core strength, improves flexibility, alignment, posture and boosts self-image. Students will be guided through a systematic and thorough approach to stretching and strengthening. Through this ballet floor barre, students will gain knowledge of how to work efficiently, according to the laws of the body classical ballet technique as well receiving plenty of individualized attention.

Monday evenings from 5:30  – 6:30 p.m. from April 5 – June 28, 2010 (No class on Mon. May 24,2010) – 12 classes for  $151.20. ( GST included).
Wednesday mornings from  9 – 10 a.m. from April 7, – June 30, 2010 (no class on  Wed. May 26, 2010 – 12 classes for  $151.20. ( GST included).
Friday evenings from 5 -6 p.m. from April 16  – June  26, 2010 – 11 classes for  $138.60 ( GST included).
Saturday afternoons from 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. from April 10 – June  26, 2010 (No class on Sat. May 22, 2010)   11 classes for  $138.60 ( GST included).

Individual Coaching/Personal Training

Individual instruction for those who prefer exclusive and private sessions or have no time to fit a class into their busy schedules. As well, trouble-shooting for the professional dancer who wants to target their individual needs, stand-out at auditions and develop their uniqueness and artistry. Private classes are arranged on an individual basis at a mutually agreeable time.

Instructor: Donna Greenberg:
Teacher, choreographer, dance filmmaker and artistic director of Ballet Espressivo, has been teaching for over twenty-five years. Benefit from her vast knowledge of techniques and artistic flair

Important Information:

All students must pre-register to ensure their place in the class. Classes are very popular and are kept small, so individual attention is possible and early registration is encouraged.
Please register by:
Phone: 647.294.0784.
All classes are held at The Studio Pilates 65 Wellesley St. E. Suite 405 (Wellesley & Church steps away from the Wellesley TTC station)

Donna Greenberg
Artistic Director/Choreographer/Teacher
Ballet Espressivo

Classes – Afro-Contemporary – with Kevin A. Ormsby

Location: National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON

You are invited to experience Kashedantek (a refreshing approach to dance technique steeped in Modern dance, Diasopric traditions and ballet lead by Kevin A. Ormsby – Artistic Director of KasheDance and former Garth Fagan Dance member.

Every Saturday 5-6:30 pm.

$10 per class

(KasheDance’s – Artistic Advisor and Dramaturge) Ronald A. Taylor of Ron Taylor Dance and formerly of Dance Theatre of Harlem teaches classes in classical-folk-afro-caribbean-modern on every third Saturday

* Proper dance attire (leotard, tights, vests (men)

* Dance Experience a must

* Class are for PROFESSIONAL and emerging professional dancers/students

Classes ~ West Coast Swing (Lv1 – Rising Stars)

Three levels of training, as usual, followed by a very popular open practice for all levels.

6:30-7:15 Rising Stars – “concepts” class, for more experienced WCS dancers

7:15-8:00 Level 2 – moves and patterns for dancers who have completed Level 1 or similar

8:00-9:00 Level 1 – introduction to the dance with groundwork of patterns and technique

8:45-midnight – Open dancing (with the first 15 minutes dedicated to drilling basic patterns)

Classes are held on Tuesday nights at the Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Road) – second floor

MAY 18 – JUNE 20

Each series $70 per person; $115 for two concurrent classes – including practice.

Practice only: $5

Student pricing available.

Julie Epplett


Phone: (416) 920-0394

Cell: (416) 929-8007

New Level 1 Term Class at Arabesque Academy School of Middle Eastern

Been wanting to take one of the new Arabesque Term Classes but missed the previous sessions. Well you’re in luck.

There’s a new Level 1 Term Class starting soon. Here are the details.

NEW Level 1 Term Class

When: Monday March 15 – June 14

Time: 7PM

Teacher: Katrina

There are still spots available so head on over to Arabesque and sign up!!!

Advanced Hip Hop class with Apolonia & Ofilio

What: Advanced Hip Hop class with Apolonia & Ofilio

When: Every Saturday from 4pm to 5:50pm

Where: City Dance Corps, 489 Queen St W, 3rd Floor (West of Spadina)

Cost: $15 for drop-in

Classes – Cirque-ability: Toronto Aerial, Acrobatic and Fitness Studio

Registration is open for the Spring Session

Check out the full schedule at

Some classes fill up fast. Sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

Nia with Jennifer Hicks Find your “joy of movement” with Jenn

Weekly Nia Class Schedule at-a-glance

Classes are offered for your convenience throughout the week and weekend.

All classes are drop-in ~ enJOY a class anytime!

MONDAYS 6-7:15pm The 918] 918 Bathurst St (2 blocks north of Bloor) 416-538-0868 $15 drop in / $65 for 5 classes (join any time!) / $120 for 10 classes (join any time!)

TUESDAYS 7:00-8:00pm Joy of Dance [] * 95 Danforth Ave, 3rd Floor (just east of Broadview) 416-406-3262 $16/class (includes GST) / $73 for 5 classes ($13.80/class) / $132 for 10 classes ($13.20/class) / $250 for 20 classes ($12.50/class) *Seniors, Equity, Actra, CADA and post secondary student discounts offered*

THURSDAYS 7:00-8:00pm Flow! Yoga [] 408 Dupont St (3 blocks west of Spadina) 416-570-6957 $15 drop in / $140 for a 10 week series (join anytime!)

SATURDAYS 9:45-11:00am Joy of Dance [] * 95 Danforth Ave, 3rd Floor (just east of Broadview) 416-406-3262 $16/class (includes GST) / $73 for 5 classes ($13.80/class) / $132 for 10 classes ($13.20/class) / $250 for 20 classes ($12.50/class) *Seniors, Equity, Actra, CADA and post secondary student discounts offered*

SUNDAYS 9:45-11:00am Joy of Dance [] * 95 Danforth Ave, 3rd Floor (just east of Broadview) 416-406-3262 $16/class (includes GST) / $73 for 5 classes ($13.80/class) / $132 for 10 classes ($13.20/class) / $250 for 20 classes ($12.50/class) *Seniors, Equity, Actra, CADA and post secondary student discounts offered*

Jennifer Hicks

Certified Brown Belt Nia Instructor

Speech-Language Pathologist

Reiki Practitioner



We have a very exciting season ahead of us! This season we have introduced classes, workshops, fundraising events and our first co-presented, produced show with DanceWorks CoWorks! We offer open company classes weekly. Class is primarily taught by artistic director Jasmyn Fyffe who provides a dynamic, energetic,physical and fulfilling advanced contemporary dance class. We will be bringing in guest teachers throughout the Season.

Class begins with a floor warm up, continues with a center barre, and progresses with across the floor combinations, jumps and a center combination. There is a focus on the use of spiral, release and breath to provide the dancer with a heightened

awareness of body initiations.

Date: Every Wednesday until June 9, 2010

Where: Studio Eleven Twelve

Time: 12:30 – 2pm

Cost: $12 Drop in rate or purchase a class card for $55

For more Information about ASM Dance Company, Workshops, and other Upcoming events please visit:

Classes – Pop Jazz (Int/Adv) with Matthew Cuff (Snoopy)

Mondays 7:30-8:30pm

Bourgeois Dance Studio, 9 St. Joseph Street (north of Yonge and Wellesley)


Matthew Cuff aka Snoopy is a very well rounded dancer/choreographer. Having been trained in hip-hop, ballet, jazz, vogue, Matthew offers a dance style like no other.

Matthew’s credits include Jully Black, Kreesha Turner, Lioness & Junior Boys.

Be sure to catch Snoopy’s classes every Monday from 7:30-8:30 to learn combinations in the new genre – Pop Jazz

Free Persian Dance Classes

Learn to move your arms gracefully, use your face expressively, and tell a story via Persian Dance. An art form that promotes physical, mental, and emotional well-being, Persian dance helps you walk on the dance floor with grace, energy, and confidence. Women of all ages and abilities are welcome to join.

Those interested, please contact Maria Sabaye via email or phone (613)271-3036. The classes are offered free of charge (women only) at Nepean Creative Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons.

Classes with Siona Jackson and Creative Habitat

Tuesdays at National Ballet School 8:00 to 9:30pm – Open Class, this is multi levels so please know that it will be technique basics with challenging choreo. Live music by Laura Ovcjak.

Cash Only, please request receipt – Cost $16.

Wednesdays at City Dance Corps 7:00 to 8:30 – (check website for prices and updates)

This is a high intermediate to advanced level… You must have strong technical, choreo and skill ability to participate – this class is guaranteed to work you out and you WILL see and feel results.

Please email or for further information on Tuesday or Friday Classes.

Wednesday Class Info – please contact

Classes – Mexican Folklore – Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico

Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico (BFPM) is a non-profit organization that was founded in May of 2003, in Toronto, Ontario: thanks to the enthusiasm of its members, whose only goal is to spread and promote Mexican culture through folkloric dance. The organization works to preserve the rich heritage of traditional regional Mexican dances through researching, recording and teaching, looking to reveal Mexico’s cultural diversity. Although relatively young, BFPM currently holds fifteen dancers, who proudly express the art of Mexican folklore.

Check out our website:

For further information please send an e-mail to:

We welcome anyone whom is interested in Mexican traditional dancing, we currently practice weekly in Etobicoke at the Franklin Horner Community Centre.

check out some of our performances :

FREE Bboying practices

Mondays and Saturdays


Location: St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, 230 The Esplanade, Toronto

FREE admission

Open to all -Beginners are allowed to watch, and should be able to receive help on doing a couple steps if they ask.

Poppers, Lockers and Hip Hop dancers also may be present – but, the focus is on Bboying and music is played for that style of Dance.

Phone: 416-392-1347

FloorWork(ed) Classes with Elke Schroeder

10:00am to 11:45am at Trinity St. Paul’s Church (West of Spadina, Southside of Bloor).

$10 per class / $45 for set of 5.

After the wicked time the West-end Dancers Love-in had with the FloorWork(ed) classes, I have decided to teach them on an ongoing basis – continuing every Monday and Thursday until the end of December!

Class description:

Throw you body around, dance without fear! In this class we will practice techniques for getting in and out of the floor with speed and grace. Jump, dive, fly low… Learn how to condition the body to perform these movements safely. A grounding, animalistic, invigorating dance practice for experienced dancers. Please bring sneakers suitable for dancing, kneepads and clothing that covers (shirts that cover the shoulders and pants that are at least knee length – we will be sliding on the floor).

Email me at or call 647-400-5192 for more info or to let me know you’re coming!

Classes – Afrocuban Dance with Consuelo Herrera


CLASS TIME: 1-2:30pm

Bavia Arts Studio – 898 St. Clair Ave. W (@ Oakwood)

Cost: $20 per class drop in / package of 8 classes for $120

An opportunity to study Afrocuban dance, the dances of the Orishas, Congo and Rumba with Consuelo Herrera.

Consuelo Herrera is a professional dancer from Havana, Cuba, who began her studies in La casa de Cultura, and went on to work with the folkloric dance troupe “Liberacion 75”, perform in the grand cabarets “La Cecilia” in Miramar, and eventually join Grupo Raices Profundas as a lead dancer and soloist. She has worked with some of the best choreographers and musicians in Cuba. She has appeared in several documentaries about dance in Cuba and has performed in Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, the United States, Japan and Canada. Consuelo originally came to Canada to perform with Jane Bunnett in a North American tour. She has gone on to perform with Ballet Creole and Joaquin Hidalgo’s Rumberos. Consuelo has been teaching Afro-Cuban Dance in Toronto in with Ballet Creole and other local companies since 1997.

Horton Technique classes with Debbie Wilson

Dates: every Friday

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Location: Studio Eleven Twelve, 1112 Dundas St. E. (Dundas / Carlaw)

Price: $10

Directions: Take Pape bus down to Dundas then walk west (right) on north side until you reach 1112. – OR – Take Queen streetcar east to Carlaw, walk north to Dundas then west (left) to Studio.

Aya Dance Collective presents Horton Technique classes with Debbie Wilson!


Classes with Natalli Reznik – Choreo (Inter/Adv) – Thursdays, 8pm

Thursday nights


Drop-in, 5, 10 and 20 cards available.

Bring a friend to class and get your class 50% off.

Also there is an August special where you can purchase an all-class card for August for $100 which is an amazing deal. Come check it out!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that I am teaching at Bourgeois Dance Studios. It’s a new drop-in studio downtown right at Yonge  Wellesley Station. Every couple of weeks I’ll be doing a different style…. Hip Hop, Contemporary, Salsa, Partnering…and more. It’s an Inter/Adv level class and I’d love to have you come check it out!


Classes – DLM Dance and Entertainment Company

Location: 1610 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Special Offers: Tuesday Special – Get Reggae and Hip Hop for $20.00

Drop-In Classes are $12.00 each

An emphasis on dance and entertainment, have brought DLM Dance and Entertainment Company (DLM) to the forefront in performance training. DLM is proud to be celebrating its 13th year of dance education. Being the first Hip Hop dance school makes them the no. 1 Dance studio!!!

From adults to kidz, beginners and professionals, DLM raises the bar to new levels on the dance floor. DLM’s evolving programs offer the latest in Hip Hop, Break Dance, Jazz, Salsa and other special workshops and events. Sweat, have fun, learn to move with confidence and style with DLM’s unique classes. The movements are fast, tight, and professionally choreographed.

DLM has grown into Canada’s largest and most exciting urban dance and entertainment company. Train to perform.  Our vision is to see young people make a difference in the dance and entertainment industry.


For More Information please contact Shawn at 416-516-7452!

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