Lessons

We have two different sets of weekly group lessons. The lessons are complementary with our Friday and Saturday parties. Our lessons are built in a unique format, based on individual elements and not routines. Our 26 years of experience in the field enabled us to develop a system that we call “The Language of Couple Dancing”. We use this system to teach all the couple dances as a language, which is “spoken” between the partners by using lead and follow techniques, following the music and utilizing the knowledge of the steps and variations of each dance. Carousel

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Rumba Lesson with Rafael and Betty
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Dance 5
Dance 4
Cha Cha Cha lesson By Rafael and Betty - Week 1
Victor and Olga - our teachers for International Style Standard

We teach a variety of dances which include:

  • Ballroom – Latin: Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, Paso-Doble
  • Ballroom – Standard: Tango, English Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep
  • Latin Club dances: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata
  • Argentinean Tango and Milonga
  • Other party dances: Hustle and the  Slow Rock (2-step)

The lessons are taught in sections of 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the dance and the level. Sometimes the lessons will combine two dances or two levels of the same dance. For our schedule, please go to the Schedule page.

Our way of teaching is very effective, giving our students the right amount of information in order to hit the dance floor as fast as possible. We also do it with a light approach, with a lot of humor and fun. Since we teach many dances, we teach each “family” of dances in an up-to-date approach, which is a perfect fit to the Canadian dance scenes. Following is a short description of the way we teach these dance Families.

We teach the Standard and Latin Dances following the International- Social style. It means that the basic steps, variation and technique are done using International syllabus, but with adaptation to social dancing (i.e. dancing in dance parties/practices, events). We include a moderate amount of information regarding Technique, Musicality, Lead and Follow, Sensuality and other elements.

Our Salsa syllabus contains a mix of modern and old-school variations combined with transferable variations and technique between Latin-Ballroom and Salsa. We also teach Merengue and Bachata with a lot of variations (moves).

The Argentinean Tango is taught utilizing cross-information from Ballroom dancing. For example, an “Ocho” is explained using the knowledge of a “Swivel” from other dances. The advantage of this system is the speed and ease of learning.

For more information please go to our Dance Lexicon page or Couple Dancing page.

Victor and Olga

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Cha Cha Cha show on July 20, 2013