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Come with or without a partner. About people attend weekly! Welcome to Toronto Dance Salsa, Canada's largest salsa dance school with over students every year! So get ready to get fit, meet new friends and have a blast learning Salsa with our fun salsa lessons!
Simply put, it is the most popular Latin street dance. With Cuban and Puerto Rican roots, salsa evolved in New York in the s and has grown into one of the most popular forms of social dancing today. Any evening of the week you will find thousands of Torontonians attending salsa lessons and dancing the night away in one of the many amazing salsa venues in the Greater Toronto Area.
Whatever your skill and fitness level, whether you are bringing a partner or signing up individually, our Toronto salsa lessons are for you. Our salsa instructors live and love salsa and have a true passion for sharing this love with their students. Our lessons are all about easy to understand and execute instruction in a fun, comfortable and social environment.
We have a large group of over 75 Assistant Instructors and Toronto Dance Salsa Volunteers who take the time to ensure you reach your full potential. In addition to the effective quality instruction you will receive during your lessons with us, you will gain invaluable dance experience and have a blast meeting hundreds of Toronto Dance Salsa students at our outings.
Our attendance ranges from students per outing which provides everyone an opportunity to meet and dance with students from other classes in a variety of levels and skill-sets. To begin your salsa dance journey, we recommend Salsa-Nightclub level 1 as your first lesson. This class is a 9 week course with one hour of instruction per week, we also offer occasional condensed class options.
The first lesson will cover Merengue, a two-beat Dominican Republic dance which is easy to learn and fun to execute. This will assist students in basic musicality, body movement and leading and following skills. The second lesson will cover Bachata, a four-beat dance that requires additional body movement skills and coordination. The final 7 lessons will cover the fundamentals of Salsa including the four basic foot-patterns, basic right and reverse turn combinations and cross body lead variations.
In the level 1 lessons as in all our levels and classes, we focus on leading and following skills, musicality, body movement and styling. For students who have prior salsa dance experience, we offer complimentary assessments to determine the appropriate level and lesson plan for you.
Please see our "Salsa Classes Descriptions" to ensure you are comfortable with the turn patterns covered in the prior levels. However we have many different class options for all types of seasoned salsa dancers, so let us know if you need an assessment! We encourage you to browse through our website, visit and ask questions on our salsa discussion forums, view our library of photos and videos and read some testimonials.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our salsa classes and lessons. See you on the dance floor! Your first adventure to a salsa club may be a surprise. Familiar faces seem to be the theme of the evening. Is that your accountant, your dry cleaner, your next door neighbor? It could very well be as salsa has become a universal past time without the barriers of age, race, gender, and size.
With the abundant benefits to salsa dancing, it is not surprising to find out that millions of people around the world have come to enjoy this exciting and passionate hobby. If you are unsure about whether or not salsa lessons are for you, here are some benefits to attending salsa classes and social dancing: Physical Health Benefits Salsa is a wonderful form of cardiovascular exercise. It has been estimated that a half hour of salsa dancing will burn as much as calories, an equivalent amount to such exercises as cycling, swimming or power walking.
Salsa will increase your heart rate, help you burn more calories, tone your muscles, and may even help you lose weight. Because of the unique movements of salsa, you will be strengthening your body and toning areas such as abs, hips, buttocks, thighs, calves, and arms.
Salsa classes and social dancing will make you sweat and you will enjoy every minute of it. Salsa also promotes other healthy habits. Salsa dancers tend to drink and smoke less. Salsa dancers eat healthier food and keep their weight at a healthy level. Mental Health Benefits Salsa dancing is an amazing way to relieve stress.
When you begin your salsa lessons, the world and all the issues you face daily will fade away and allow for complete fun and relaxation. Once you have invested some time in learning to dance through salsa lessons and practice sessions, your self confidence will increase on and off the dance floor. Dancers have a great sense of self awareness and confidence and are in tune with their own bodies.
They are more comfortable interacting with others in social situations. The festival aims to breaks through racial barriers and stereotypes while educating audiences on the diversity of the Jewish experience across the world. The three-day festival will be presented by Groupe Sensation Mode, which has put together over 30 immersive performances and installations that will showcase the work of artists from around the city, as well as from different countries around the globe.
All the shows will take place near the Nathan Phillips Square pool, where some of the latest looks from a selection of designers will be showcased. Also at the festival will be plenty of specialty food trucks and pop-up stores. As there is no cost to enter the festival, patrons can pop in throughout the day to enjoy different aspects at their leisure. Thursday, May 17, 5: Bring your eye patches and tiaras as we celebrate Pirates and Princesses!
Meet interactive characters like Captain Hook, the Snow Queen and more! See if you have what it takes to join Captain Hook's crew at our Pirate School, dance the day away at our Royal Ball and let loose in our Bouncy Castle! Don't forget our Village-wide treasure hunt! On Saturday, May 28 at 10 p. It features the different styles of Jewish music, such as Israeli, Klezmer, Sephardic, Cantorial, and Yiddish, as well as the Jewish contribution to genres not typically thought of as Jewish jazz, Broadway, pop, Hollywood.
Twenty-five programs including live performances, lectures, films. Some ticketed and many free daytime events. Proceeds from the event go to Second Harvest. The Riverside District is renowned for its home design shops, heritage architecture, coffee shops, food providores and popular contemporary restaurants.
Local eateries will be opening their doors serving tasting plates and musical entertainment in the heart of Queen Street East. Entertainment for young and old will be provided. Find out more at www. Internationally acclaimed artists will perform for thousands of Toronto festival goers as they enjoy diverse culinary dishes and art exhibits. Bring your own beloved pooch to test out their skills on the dock!
With points for double backflips, height and dolphin dives, Flyboarding is bigger, better and higher than ever. Info on scheduling and entrance fees TOwaterfrontfest. View Stats Edit Info Redpath Waterfront Festival June , Taste of Little Italy TBA Live music, a crafters showcase and extensive opportunities to sample authentic Italian cuisine are just a few of the festivities available at this three-day, open-air street festival.
With fantastic summer themed entertainment, sunny energy and a shopping experience like no other in the City. Celebrate DIY culture, urban interventions, love for art, design and music. Day to Night enjoy family friendly shows and workshops, take a spin on a Ferris Wheel and taste the Junction.
Stay around for a special events, movie screening and enjoy the bustling nightlife. June 20th- noon to midnight experience the magic allure of West Toronto treasure-The Junction!
Suite Toronto ON Telephone: Celebrate DIY culture, love for art, design and music. June 21st- noon to midnight experience the magic allure of West Toronto treasure-The Junction!
With over 80 local businesses participating, the Junction Summer Solstice Festival offers exclusive sales and promotions, live music, art installations, urban culture, craft and design workshops, and featured menus.
Participate in health activities, interactive performances and demos while enjoying captivating shows by roaming artists, buskers and cirque performers. From noon to midnight enjoy a variety of family friendly shows, and workshops while meandering down our Laneway Crawl being brought to you by The LanewayProject.
Stick around and take part in the Junction Jubilee from the creator of the Junction Flea , enjoy live music or experience our bustling nightlife which includes a late night projection show. On June 18th - noon to midnight - experience the magical allure of West Toronto's local treasure, the Junction!
Over , spectators and participants attend each year to see dance companies, attend workshops, watch an onsite parade, visit the multicultural village, cheer on race teams and more. Sample vouchers can only be sold to guests who are A wearing a Festival wristband and B who are also in possession of a Festival sampling cup.
The Junction Summer Solstice is a chance for locals and visitors alike to explore everything this area has to offer. It is a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy the best of The Junction outdoors - for twelve fun-filled hours restaurants and businesses spill onto the street.
Junction residents eagerly await details for this festival each year. The event has been scheduled for Saturday June 23 with performers and activities from noon to midnight. Created as a unifying symbol of Toronto's diversity, the Irie Music Festival is an opportunity to promote a greater understanding between the diverse cultures and traditions of our world class city. The Irie Music Festival is a free event. Toronto is the only port to host the full fleet of ships together as they travel throughout Ontario during this pan-provincial event that commemorates the bicentennial of the War of Queens Quay Toronto Contribute: Luminato is an annual multidisciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, design and more.
For more information on both free and ticketed Luminato events, including dates, locations and schedules, visit www. Musical genres performed have included folk, punk and funk. The event, usually held in June, takes place in clubs, outdoor stages and special venues in the downtown area. A conference unites the movers and shakers of the industry with many budding performers.
The relatively new film portion of the festival offers special screenings of new films. Consisting of video, new media, photography, and installation art; the 5th edition of DOCNOW brings audiences a rich variety of works. All screenings and exhibitions are FREE and open to the public. Sip, sample and shop the finest products at the boutique Producers Market. Take a dance class taught by celebrity choreographer Jean Marc Généreux.
Then show off your new moves as you dance to the sounds of Swing Shift Big Band. The entire community is invited to join us for the Waterfront Parade and celebrate the newly revitalized Queens Quay Boulevard! Enjoy buskers, dance demonstrations, art on the water, parades, live music, a Waterfront Artisan Market, stand up paddleboarding and more. Bring the whole family, including the dog, to Sherbourne Common and enjoy the fastest growing canine competition in North America with the DockDogs Championships, presented by PortsToronto.
New this year is a PetFest marketplace offering the latest pet goods and the Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show, where you can see amazing pups play the piano, tightrope walk and ride a bike! Check out all that the festival offers with a free shuttle service along Queens Quay throughout the weekend, courtesy of RBC. For more information, visit www. Internationally acclaimed musicians delight the large crowds that flock to one of Canada's largest jazz music events Address: Venues throughout downtown Toronto ON Telephone: The event is one of the largest of its kind in the world and celebrates diverse sexual and gender identities, histories, cultures, creativities, families, friends and lives.
The week long festival includes a three-day arts fest, a weekend street fair including a community fair and market place , a Dyke March and a Pride Parade. View Stats Edit Info Toronto Ribfest TBA All-you-can-eat ribs, live music, beer tents, carnival rides, arts and craft shows, kids' activities and a closing ceremonies fireworks show are just a sample of the festivities offered during this annual event.
Join the fun as Yonge Street goes green on Saturday, July 19 from You can expect the following at the festival: TBA Discover, shop and play at Toronto's largest outdoor celebration of all things green.
If you're green, be seen at the Live Green Toronto Festival! Enjoy three exciting days of great food, entertainment and guaranteed fun for the whole family. The event will feature live-stage performances with a multi-cultural twist, local vendors and artisans. Tempt your palate with the many mouth-watering tastes offered up by local food vendors or simply relax in the beer garden. Come out and have fun. Explore and enrich your passion for this captivating dance at the biggest Argentine Tango event in Toronto.
The festival consists of an upbeat, colourful parade down Yonge Street beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Lake Ontario and two days of celebrations at Centre Island expected to draw close to 40, people! The festival is free and open entirely to the public. The biggest highlight is the amazing, free vegetarian feast served to all who attend! The festival will also feature a stunning music, dance and drama showcase, a spiritual yoga festival, a South Asian bazaar, cultural exhibits, a children's area, face-painting, and much more!
Find out more at or FEST Toronto Islands Toronto Ontario Telephone: First run in with 4 venues and 40 productions, the Toronto Fringe now has over ten venues, including KidsVenue, and more than theatre companies participating from the province and around the world.
Held annually in July. The festival consists of an upbeat, colourful parade down Yonge Street beginning at Bloor and continuing south to the lake and two-days of celebrations at Centre Island expected to draw close to 40, people! The biggest highlight is the amazing free vegetarian feast served to all who attend! Also, be sure to hang around towards the evening to participate in an entrancing, interactive mantra concert in which ancient sounds from the east will reverberate and grace the grit and steel of a downtown metropolis.
View Stats Edit Info Toronto Festival of Clowns TBA Clowns, mimes, bouffons, physical comedians and other performers from across Canada unite to provoke, disturb and treat you with that mysterious and delightful art form known as clowning. Drumbeats at this Festival connect the heartbeats of Canada's enviable, harmonious combination of cultures.
In addition to the live performances, the event also features Drum Village workshops where members of the public can learn, and try their hands at, various drumming styles. New to the scene as well as old favourites perform on the crowded yet energetic streets of the Beaches area and KEW Gardens main stage. Admission is free to most events. A huge variety of styles of music and dance from all parts of the country, with something to offer for all tastes; rhythms and melodies that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Brazil.
Lagers, stouts, wheat beers and pale ales can all be sampled. Live entertainment can be heard on all of the three days, and tempting food is available.
So come out and toast the brewers of Canada. This FREE event is focused on the youth and their families. There will be something for everyone where you can witness the talent of the youth in the area and surroundings. It is a time to relax and enjoy what Toronto youth has to offer. We invite you to enjoy an afternoon with us and our volunteers at Heart2Soul Fest from 1pm to 7pm. For a full festival lineup, please visist www. The festival runs for weeks in summer and features a parade, outdoor concerts, king and queen of the bands competition and much more.
The Word on the Street. Visit any of the book, magazine, and literacy exhibitor booths to discover new writers, new publications, and new talent. Take in readings, ask questions, and get your books signed by almost authors, performers, and storytellers. The Place for Writers. Last year more than , people enjoyed The Word on the Street; come see what all the type is about! Grab parrots, hooks, and eye patches and get ready to walk the plank ye scurvy dogs.
The village stages will be filled from morning 'til evening with family friendly shows. There be buxom beauties and wenches on hand, music and comedy, feats of skill and bravery, sword fighting, and buried treasure to hunt.
The festival screening demonstrates some of the best cinematic masterpieces this city has to offer made by local emerging youth artists. It features a range of film genres including fictional works, animation, documentary, experimental, and video art. See what's on the menu and get the full concert lineup at www. This annual event will be celebrated on 9th August The "North York Festival" is 10 hours of family, fun festival with activities, entertainment, food and fun for everyone.
North York Festival Date: August 8th Time: Mel Lastman Square Phone: An annual celebration, the North York Festival promotes cultural diversity in one of the most multicultural cities in the entire world. The event is free to attend and is open to the public. From 12 PM to 10 PM, we plan to pack as much non-stop, fun-filled and safe activities into the event, as we can, for each member of the entire to enjoy. We want to take festival attendees on a trip around the world without leaving their doorstep with something: Convenient, Inclusive, and Unique.
Our event attracts a number of community members and leaders, local businesses and artists; renews partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Healthy Marrow Canada. The event also delivers live, multicultural performances from musicians, singers, and dancers. The Festival is promoted annually through coverage via various media channels and forums online, in print, and on-air TV. Torronto M2N 5V7 Contribute: Mainstage tickets are just 20 bucks!
View Stats Edit Info Pilaros Taste of the Danforth Festival TBA The Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto's signature events, showcasing the best our multicultural city has to offer - from mezes to dim sum, from world folk music to children's games - but with a very special emphasis on the Hellenic food and culture that make Greektown a year-round destination. In the tradition of legendary food shows around the world, Toronto Food Fest Show will tantalize the taste buds with decadent foods and drinks; and showcase the highest levels of food art.
Canada is this year's featured country! Enjoy delicious tastes, sights and sounds and some fierce culinary competition! Music and dance performances, market, chefs, demos, dance lessons and more.
Dance the night away to the sound of the roaring 30s, 40s, and 50s. The festival showcases top entertainment and cuisine from the Caribbean, Italian, Portuguese, and Latin communities and many other ethnic cultures.
The rhythms of Jazz, Dance, Latin Fusion, Reggae, Ska, Gospel, and Italian performers along with comedians, magicians and acrobatics will continue to thrill the festival attendees in Toronto with their skills. This Free, family-friendly event will feature: Held in August, the productions are from various local companies. This is a free festival and is open to everyone, including families with small children and pets.
As an added bonus, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby characters will walk-around and available for photo opportunities during the festival. The event features one-kilometer full-street-closure along Eglinton Ave. The festival will take place August 15 from For more information, please visit www. West from Marlee Ave to Dufferin St. This event will include live music performance, dance demonstration, street level carnival, countless food vendors, amazing sales offered by community businesses and much more fun.
It is open to the public. Something for everyone, this year promises to be bigger and better than all other years! You don't want to miss this!
Friday August 18, Location: Artists such as Dr. We will also have Midway rides and games for the kids. As an added feature the area shops will be hosting the annual Back To School Sidewalk Sale Extravaganza, with great deals for all.
West of Dufferin on Eglinton West. Learn, taste, eat and shop from more than 20 food producers, preservers, bakers, and chefs, all featuring wild blueberry products and dishes. Engage with wild local chefs, like celebrity chef and TV personality Christine Tizzard, for culinary demos and vendor demos in the market to discover innovative ways to enjoy this year-round, fresh or frozen fruit.
Sample delectable wild beverages and snacks at the Sunday food court, as well as gain valuable insights into the nutritional benefits of wild blueberries. Minimize your carbon footprint by walking, biking, hiking, or taking public transit and become eligible for a wild blueberry gift.
At the Wild Blueberry Main Stage, learn about production, nutrition, and seasonal cooking tips from the experts. The event will showcase local businesses, brands, products, chefs, doctors, speakers and farmers that continuously cultivate and expand the world of health and wellness through the usage of coconuts.
Various cultural communities will join us to celebrate this much-awaited event. The coconut industry has been around for a long time and it has created a very large market both internationally and locally. Numerous businesses use coconuts as part of its main product and is building an ever-growing audience that continue to learn more about it.
Purchase a ballot to participate in the Wild Blueberry Pie Bake-off!
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