Classes: September 17, 2010

In Classes on September 17, 2010 by danceumbrella


St. Lawrence Community Centre, 230 The Esplanade

Open Practices:
Mondays 6-9pm
Saturdays 6-9pm
Back to the Underground


Ballroom on Bayview- Brand new studio!
Location: 1578 Bayview Ave, Unit 3, Toronto, ON M4G 3B5

Welcome to Ballroom On Bayview, your friendly neighborhood dance studio.

Learn at your own pace with one-on-one private lessons taught by Ballroom on Bayview dance teachers. Our trained instructors will give you the confidence you need to succeed in a fun and friendly environment. We teach all of the popular social dances- Ballroom, Latin and Club.
From fox-trot to cha cha cha, hustle, waltz, tango, merengue, salsa, mambo, rumba, bolero, samba, viennese waltz, and swing… we’ve got you covered.

We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships within the community.

We offer social and wedding dance programs for all ages and levels.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 2pm – 9pm
Sunday by appointment only

Contact Us: 416.486.6174

Experience our studio first hand… for FREE!
Phone now to book your complimentary dance evaluation!

Visit us:
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NEW Beginner Salsa Class
Spice up your Tuesday nights with great music, great fun and great new moves!
Join the lovely Linda Marsella as she takes you on a journey through this exciting Cuban dance form.

When: October 5th to Dec 7th, every Tuesday from 7:30 – 8:15

Where: Ballroom on Bayview- 1578 Bayview Avenue, on Bayview, south of Eglinton

Cost: $20.00 per class
$180.00 for 10 weeks
(SAVE by signing up for the 10 week session)

RSVP or (416) 486-6174

509 Dance Collective Drop-In Class
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.

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

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

Visit the CCDT website at for more information and to view our current teacher schedule.


Youth Classes at City Dance Corps
We offer classes for all children and teens from infant all the way up to 17!! Our classes are amazing for motivating kids in dance and the arts. We have a roster of fantastic teachers to give your child the BEST dance education possible.. REGISTER TODAY!

Not sure if your child is right for our program?! Come in for a free trial class!

Check for more information TODAY!

Location: City Dance Corps, 489 Queen Street West (3rd floor), Toronto, ON


September Dance Course: Divine Heritage Artistry – DHA

My September dance class is starting soon! If you would like to attend please email us so we can register you. You can learn more about my classes here:

Due to low enrollment I have had to cancel my Mississauga class.

Dates: Sundays September 12 to October 3
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: The National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis St.
Fee: $80 for the course

Lopa Sarkar, MBA
Director, Divine Heritage Artistry

Phone: 416.624.9021

Order your own copy of Lopa’s instructional dance DVD set here!


Bellydance Updates from Scarborough with Teressa
Sundays, 11:00 – 12:00 pm Sept. 12 – Nov. 7 (No class Sept. 26 /Oct. 10)
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Sept. 13 – Nov. 8 (No class Oct. 11/25)
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm Sept. 16 – Nov. 11 (No class Oct. 14)

Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Sept. 16 – Nov. 4 (No class Oct. 14)

Sundays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Sept. 12 – Nov. 7 (No class Sept. 26 /Oct. 10)
Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm Sept. 13 – Nov. 8 (No class Oct. 11/25)

Mondays, 8:30 – 9:30 pm Sept. 13 – Nov. 8 (No class Oct. 11/25)

Sundays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Sept. 12 – Nov. 7 (No class Sept. 26 /Oct. 10)

(SUNDAYS) Dance Fusion Studios, 3785 Kingston Road, Scarborough (just east of Scarborough Golf Club Road)
(MONDAYS and THURSDAYS) Star Dance Academy, 4637 Kingston Road, Scarborough (at Manse Road)

PRICES (***New Drop-In Payment Plans***):
In addition to paying a session fee, I will be introducing a Class Card to offer more flexibility for students and give you all more options:

BY SESSION CLASSES (What I currently offer):
7-Week Session: $105
6 Classes in 7-Week Session: $90
Unlimited Classes in 7 Weeks: $250 (Take any/all classes you want for 7 weeks)

DROP-IN/CLASSCARDS (What I will be offering in addition to the above):
6 Class Card: $99
Drop-In: $18

The Drop-In option will offer flexibility for students who are not able to commit to an entire session of classes and/or know that they might miss a couple classes. If you choose the Class card option, you have 6 classes and 6 months from the day you take your first class to use up all classes.

In addition:
* If you pay per session, any missed classes MUST be made up in the same session of classes. If you miss a class in the last week of the session, I will allow you to make up your class during the first week only of the following session. There will be no exceptions.
* I will no longer offer credits for missed classes; i.e. you missed 2 classes last session and want to subtract it from your total in the upcoming session. Classes not made up in the current session are expired after the session is over.
* Session Classes and Drop-In Classcards are non-refundable, non-transferable, and may not be shared.


In the workshop, students will learn the art of taqsim, working with different instruments to create beautiful serpentine shapes with their body. In addition, we will create intricate movements through layering of our figure eights, undulations, and circles. Students will work with improvisation in this workshop.
Sunday, October 17th, 2:00-4:00 pm

Traveling throughout your stage is an essential aspect of bellydance, yet it is sometimes ignored as a major topic of study. In this workshop, we will work on footwork patterns that can be layered with your bellydance movement vocabulary. Dancers will leave the workshop with a more complex understanding of the range of options available with their feet!
Sunday, October 24th, 2:00-4:00 pm

$30 per workshop

Location: Dance Fusion Studios, 3785 Kingston Road, Scarborough (just east of Scarborough Golf Club Road)




FOXTROT and RUMBA with an introduction to WALTZ
Thursday session begins: September 16th, 7-8pm
7 week session – $90 (includes HST)

No partner required!

Call or email to reserve your spot!
Contact: Raija or Michael

Mad for Dance
263 Adelaide St W (downstairs)


North African popular dances – Chaabi

Free Demonstration Class of North African Dance
Time: September 20, 8:00pm-9:00pm

1st session (4 weeks) Sept 27; Oct 4, 11, 18 – $40
Subsequent sessions will be announced.

Location: M-Do studio – 355A College St. (between Spadina /
Bathurst), 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON

Chaabi music and dance derives from numerous forms of traditional music and dance existing in Nor-Africa for centuries. Ancient rhythms are still popular and new ones have formed with influence from the Middle East and Western cultures. Melodies, instruments and speed also have a fusion of new and old.
During social gatherings Chaabi dance is an expression of happiness and spirituality. It is also used to convey good luck and healing power ultimately reaching trance stages.

Teacher: Maria Garcia, Masters Degree in Dance Ethnology She has immersed herself in Moroccan Chaabi dance for 37 years and performed Moroccan dances in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Mexico.

For information contact; 416-577-5911


Carla Catherwood of CMC Entertainment is currently accepting applicants for her new “Nuvo-Burlesque Training and Performance Group” based out of Toronto.

This group will train on Saturdays from 12-1:30pm at 99 Sudbury Fitness Club – 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON .

Nuvo-Burlesque is about being Classy, being Confident, and most importantly being Yourself! It is a great opportunity for women with dance training to continue to develop their feminine style and have the chance to perform at CMC Entertainments “The Chick-A-Boom Room” monthly events along side other Nuvo-Burlesque
acts and CELEBRITY GUEST PERFORMERS, not to mention other performance opportunities here within Toronto!

• 12 noon – 1:30pm every Saturday

Performance progressive class dates:
* 1st Progressive: September 25th – October 23rd (no class on October 16th)
* 2nd Progressive: October 30th – November 20th
* 3rd Progressive: November 27th – December 4th

(2011 Dates TBA)

Performance Dates:
• 1st Progressive: October 27th
• 2nd Progressive: November 24th
• 3rd Progressive: December 8th

• $75.00 + tax/4 week session
• $37.50 + tax/2 week session

Prerequisite for courses:
• Must have previous dance training
• Acknowledgment of basic jazz technique

Please send the following information to Carla at
• Picture
• Link to a video of you dancing (doesn’t need to be professional)
• Any other information re: your dance ability or training

There is limited space in each course. Please email Carla ASAP to ensure your spot! for more info on me and what I do!

Arabesque Academy OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, Sept. 18
at Arabesque – 1 Gloucester Street, Suite #107, Toronto, ON


Join us for:
Eclectic class demos: Kids, Youth, adults
Meet the 12 Instructors and Staff
Snacks and Refreshments!



dance Immersion + Ngoma Dance and Drum Ensemble
Classes in Drum and Dance for Children and Adults

September 11 – December 18, 2010
Drum Class – $8 per class – $110 term – 14 classes
Dance Class – $9 per class – $115 term – 13 Classes
October 9, 2010 – Thanksgiving weekend. No Class

Drum Classes
Thursdays 6:30pm Sharp – 7:00pm

Dance Classes
Saturdays 10:00am – 10:45am (ages 5-12); 11:30am – 1:00pm (ages 13+)

Location: Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane Street (North of Finch)

Registration Onsite:
Information: 416.203.0666 or
Website: or


Open Source Forms with Voice and Movement, Susanna Hood
Time: November 29 – December 3, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: TBA

$50 for 5 classes
to register email:

About the Class:
Having recently received her certification in Open Source Forms (OSF), Susanna offers this methodology as a main container for an exploration into the moving, sounding, and creative self. As an open source system, OSF combines some of the intrinsic ideas and spirit of Skinner Releasing with the evolving practices of its teachers. This five-day cumulative workshop is focused on the creative empowerment of the individual through the shedding of
layers and unnecessary tension, and is guided by the philosophy that we are all natural movers and sounders with a vast capacity for expression, that movement and sound are both physical manifestations of our whole self, that this combined physicality opens a doorway into experiencing our primordial being, and that we are the source of our own wisdom. The class guides participants through different states of consciousness in an improvisational setting, using imagery as a powerful tool for transformation.

About Susanna Hood:
A compelling and virtuosic performer in dance and music, Susanna Hood is the Artistic Director of hum, an interdisciplinary performance company  whose work draws on an integration of movement, voice, live music, and theatre. Independently, as both a dancer and vocalist, she has performed the works of, and collaborated with, various Canadian choreographers, filmmakers, and composers. Her collaborative projects as well as her own choreography and music compositions have been presented throughout Toronto, nationally, and internationally on stage and in film since 1991. Susanna has been the recipient of numerous awards for choreography and performance and most recently, she received the 2008 Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton Award for Outstanding Mid-Career Artist in the Field of Dance. Susanna has been teaching and coaching individuals and groups in voice and movement integration since 1999 and currently teaches Improvisation and Creative Process at the School of the Toronto Dan! ce Theatre. Under the guidance of Stephanie Skura, she is currently training to integrate Open Source Releasing (OSR) into her teaching practice. OSR is an open source system, focused on creative empowerment of the individual, and guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and wisdom is available in each of us. OSR is based on decades of continuing research and practice in movement, improvisation and performance, and is also inspired by some of the intrinsic ideas and spirit of Skinner Releasing.


Learn Contemporary Dance, Improvisation, Hip Hop & Body Tap

Create and Perform your own Choreography

The series is divided up so that there are 3 classes in each style, plus time for participants to contribute to the development of a choreography that the class will perform informally at the end of the session.

*Contemporary Dance
Learn principles of contemporary dance, core stability, musicality, moving in and out of the floor, technique and combinations. Taught by Meagan O’Shea. “One of the city’s most engaging artists.” Toronto Star.
*Improvisation/Movement Creation
Follow your own impulses and explore that movement that you want to make. The class will lead participants through movement creation explorations and develop composition skills. Taught by Meagan O’Shea, based on the work developed for Stand Up Dance’s signature “dance like no one is watching”street dance project.
*Hip Hop

Learn individual moves and put them together in combinations! Led by the inimitable Vanessa Kimmons
*Body Tap aka Body Percussion Fusion
Learning to use our bodies as rhythmic instruments, we’ll explore complex patterns of sound and use full-body articulation as we hit the floor in the pursuit of beats! This style has influences from many disciplines–including tap, step dancing, drumming and boot dances–African gumboot dance and British empire “Welly” dances.  Non-marking shoes with good support necessary. (We’ll be stomping and hitting a fair bit.) Thurs. teacher TBA, Sat/Wed taught by the amazing Dianne Montgomery.

6-8 yrs : Saturdays, September 11 – December 18           9:15-10:15                   $156
9-12 yrs : Saturdays, September 11 – December 18            10:30-11:45                $182
13+ yrs : Wednesdays, September 15 – December 15      5:00-6:30                     $198

Thursdays, September 16 – December 16            7:15-8:45                     $252
Adult student price           $ 224

** all prices subject to HST

Classes at hub14, 14 Markham street, near Queen and Bathurst

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