The Best Latin Dance Studios in Toronto
Twisting in your shoes? I know you may be sick and tired at home sitting still. Maybe you have dancing fever and you need to let some off at a fun and exciting place? Maybe you are ready to meet new people who share the same love and passions as you do? Or maybe you just want to go out and have a blast with some good friends and learn new moves. Well, if dancing is your passion, here’s to the new you, one that grabs opportunity at the heart and is up for moments that will last a lifetime. Here’s to the best dance studios you can find in Toronto:
1) Toronto Dance Salsa
Located on the 2nd floor of Empress Walk, Toronto Dance Salsa is the perfect spot for pairing and meeting new people. This engaging and interactive class lets you test your skills with a partner in Salsa and Bachata!
2) Steps Dance Studio
Located at 819 Yonge Street, this dance studio is perfect for any member, whether you are an absolute beginner or future competitor or anywhere in between, the studio can help you dance your way to the top! They have now launched a new virtual platform for online classes and they value community spirit so that you can start anywhere, anytime, though it may not be in person. Their memberships are good for people on a budget and new students can even join for as low as $50.
3) Latin Energy Dance Company
Located at 895 Rangeview Road, Mississauga, Latin Energy offers beginners, intermediate and advanced Latin dance classes. They offer shows specializing in Salsa, Bachata and Argentine Tango, and they offer group classes, private classes and Latin Wednesday Salsa and Bachata dance parties to groove your new moves!
4) City Dance Corps
Located at 950 Dupont Street, City Dance Corps has been recognized as the city’s leading centre for dance and artistic movement. They have been identified for their non-judgmental climate and their all-inclusive policy since establishment in 2002. At City Dance, there are all sorts of options from virtual beginner courses to outdoor dance classes to children and teen dance classes. They offer dance selections for everybody in any season.
5) Dance With Me Toronto
This location on 7310 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, is run by Canadian National Professional Ballroom Champion, Egor Belashov, and offers 15 different genres of latin dance, including Salsa Tango and Ballroom dancing. It is their mission to, not only give lessons on “figures and footwork”, but to explore the love of dance!
6) Salsa in the Heart
Located at 120 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, Salsa in the Heart incorporates the teachings of instructors, Miguel Gutierrez and Rajeev Samuel, who decided to form this school together in 2015. A combined 40 years of experience in salsa, bachata and merengue has caused a massive platform of students and dance lovers alike from all over the city to this versatile school.
7) Soul2Sole Latin Dance Company
Soul2Sole is a rich dynamic of dance professionals with over 15 years of experience in the Latin dance regime. They provide quality dance instruction to students in a positive environment in the hope that they fall in love with dance as much as we do!
8) Access Ballroom
Located on 1463 Gerrard Street East, this festive Latin and Ballroom dance school lives by the quote “people live the way they dance and dance the way they live” and strive to help make positive changes little by little to the lives of their students through their dance. When you improve one, it helps improve the other.
9) AfroLatino Dance Company
At 3347 Dundas Street West, AfroLatino offers a zesty selection of Cuban Salsa, Kizomba and Semba, Reggaeton, Brazilian Samba, Afro Cuban and Afro Fusion and many more. In light of Covid-19, they still keep it movin’ and sizzlin’! They offer online classes, in person classes and private classes all for a great price.
10) Arthur Murray Dance Studio
On 1300 Bay Street, Arthur Murray Dance Studio has over 100 years of experience in ballroom dance. They instruct anywhere from beginner to professional and give students a world-class dance experience through their friendly staff, energetic atmosphere and team-first approach. All ages are invited.
11) Ballroom on Bayview Dance Studio
At 1578 Bayview Avenue, Ballroom on Bayview offers a wide selection of dance classes, such as swing, rumba, tango, mambo, meringue, cha-cha, bachata and more, in the form of attractive private and group lessons.
12) Salsa Bachata Dance Lessons
On 427 Bloor Street West, Salsa Bachata Dance has been up and running for 9 years and offers exclusive deals such as their special, $15 for 90 minutes bachata and salsa for beginner and intermediate. They offer group lessons at their 4 locations at Bloor-Spadina, Markham-Kennedy-Steeles, Chester-Danforth and the Annex, and regular socials that will get you in the groove!
So, now that you know…put on those dancing shoes and come on down to one of these locations! You sure aren’t gonna miss a beat!