#1 Mississauga’s Best Salsa Classes | Beginners Bachata Kizomba Tango Lessons | Toronto’s World Champions Dance School
Best Salsa Bachata Kizomba Tango Toronto Dance World Champions School. Toronto Latin Energy Dance Company is REAL #1 Toronto Salsa and Bachata AWARD dance School in Toronto GTA. We perform Salsa Bachata Kizomba Tango at many Toronto Latin Events. World Class teaching experienced guaranteed. Register for the best group and private Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Tango Dance lessons Toronto GTA Area. Special salsa dance classes Toronto, Best review Bachata lessons Toronto. Toronto World Class Salsa Dancing, Learn best wedding dance steps, Wedding first dance choreography, make your wedding dance special, Group, privates, semi private premier professional Salsa, Bachata dance instructors in Toronto.
WHY CHOOSE LATIN ENERGY?
Latin Energy is the only Toronto School to have won the World Latin Dance Cup 2 years in a row! Coach and Instructor Vanesa Stay has been teaching since 2000 and starting dancing in 1980. Vanesa was born and raised in Argentina. Most of Latin Energy instructors are Latinos. Learn to dance from World Champions and get it right the first time! Latin Energy Dance School was founded in 2002 and has been growing for the past 15 years!
We offer group classes on TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS in Mississauga.
Most courses are 6 weeks long, 45 min. each lesson.
Our 6 week course is $84.95 + tax per person.
895 Rangeview Rd. Mississauga near LakeShore and Cawthra
DO I NEED A PARTNER?
No, we rotate partner every few minutes so everyone gets to dance. We also have volunteers to make sure our class ratio is even.
WHAT IF I DON’T’ WANT TO ROTATE?
No worries, you may stick with your own partner if you don’t wish to rotate in class.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Please view the schedule below. You may register with or without payment for any course by selecting the “REGISTER” button. You may also register by phone or email.
Everyone is welcome, with or without a partner!
PRICING / RATES:
PROMO – SALSA Level 1 (1 free class) 6 WEEK COURSE- $70.80 + tax = $80
6 WEEK COURSES – $84.95 + tax = $96
YOU MAY REGISTER FOR ANY COURSE WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT.
You may pay in advance online with a PayPal account or a Credit Card or call us with your Credit Card details if you feel more comfortable over the phone.
You may also register without payment online and bring CASH in person on the first day of the course
PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED:
In person: CASH, CHEQUE, CREDIT. (NO DEBIT)
In advance Online only: PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARDS (Add 13% HST) – No refunds available
“Latin Energy – Happiness Through Dance”
We offer PRIVATE LESSONS by appointment only
The hours for private lessons are between:
Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 10 PM
Saturdays – 11 AM to 5 PM
Sundays – 11 AM to 8 PM
Private lessons are meant for everyone! No partner is required. Our private lessons are very flexible. You will find that you’ll learn to dance in no time!
During your first lesson, you’ll experience the benefits of a private class. Latin Energy instructors follow our complete syllabus and will spend the time you need on dancing technique, dancing styles, and general dance improvement.
We keep track of everything you’ve learned to make sure every private lesson takes up where the previous one left off, so you get the most out of your private dance lessons.
Benefits of private classes:
You will improve faster with the individual attention of the instructor, showing you the steps and letting you know you when you’re doing them well or not. You will be able to focus on what you want to learn and learn at your own pace.
The main difference between Group classes and Private classes is that, group mistakes are corrected, not individual ones. Also, Group classes keep going, instead of stopping for individual instruction.
3 steps you need to follow:
1. Attend class and learn
2. Practice & repetition makes perfect
3. Apply what you learn and practice during our monthly dance social!
By taking private lessons, you may learn a variety of Latin dances such as:
You may choose to learn from the owner of the company VANESA STAY or any of our qualified professional instructors:
- Mark Kowalski – All Salsa & Bachata Levels, Tango, Kizomba 1, Chacha 1, Wedding First Dance & Am Choreographies
- Vanessa Gamarra “VG” – Salsa Levels 1 to 4, Bachata 1-2 and Tango
- Leonid Sigalov – Salsa 1-4 and Bachata 1-2
- Natalie Gonzalez “Nat” – Salsa Levels 1 to 3 and Bachata 1-2
- Sasha Tahiliani is also available to All Levels of Argentine Tango & Salsa
- Roger Rowe – Salsa 1-3
Please note that some instructors specialize in certain dances such as salsa or bachata and specific levels whereas Vanesa Stay teaches all Latin Dances, all leves as well as Yoga and Zumba.
In Advance: payment can be made online (see below) by credit card or by phone with credit info.
In Person: cash / cheque or credit on the first private lesson.
Please note, when booking your fist class, we require your credit information. If the lesson is cancelled with less than 24 hr notice, there is a $25 fee for last minute cancellations.
PRIVATE LESSONS WITH VANESA STAY
THIS IS A 2 MIN.SALSA & BACHATA CHOREOGRAPHY.
No partner required, you may choose a partner after signing up.
TUESDAY JAN. 10 to MARCH 14, 2017
8:40 PM to 9:25 PM
$168.15 + tax (includes 10 lessons + 1 entry to social worth $15)
OPLENAC 895 Rangeview Rd. Mississauga?1 block south of Lake Shore between Dixie and Cawthra
VIEW VIDEOS OF PAST STUDENT SHOWS HERE:
What to wear:
Stretchy, comfortable clothing that allows you to freely lift and move your arms / legs. If you are wearing a skirt to practice, please wear shorts under since we will be doing tricks and lifts where the skirt will rise. Please remove all jewellery before the class.
Stretchy, comfortable clothing that allows you to freely lift and move your arms / legs. Please remove all jewellery before the class including your watch.?Please bring your dance shoes.?Thank you and we’ll see you soon. ? ?PS: Please note that group classes are non-refundable. Please try to attend all lessons in the package.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the performance professionals & 2014/2015 WORLD CHAMPIONS!
Studentsare required to be intermediate dancers to take this course.
Students interested in joining this course need to register and specify their level. This is a “registration only” course, drop ins are not allowed. Only high int. to adv. students can join this class. You don’t need a partner to join; students without a partner will be paired up by compatibility. Those registering as couples will remain together.
This SPECIAL PERFORMANCE COURSE is designed for dancers interested in performing. Students will be taught a routine of approximately 2 minutes in length. The routine will contain a mix of turn patterns, shines and some tricks/dips. Students will also learn styling, body movements, technique and showmanship which are key items when performing.
Your Special Wedding Dance
LATIN ENERGY offers pre-wedding dance classes / first wedding dance choreography for your special day!
We also provide pre-wedding lessons to the bridal party, bridal shower/party, and stagette/bachlorette. Or… just hire our professional dancers to perform at your reception!
Most of our students complete a short choreography within five (1hour) private dance lessons! Depending on the length of the song or complexity of the dance choreography, it may take up to 10. Our experienced instructors can help you choose a song if you don’t already have one, we can even edit the song for you!
We recommend to learn to choreography well in advance so you can be confident and enjoy your special and memorable wedding dance!
Latin Energy has been competing and teaching students competition choreographies since the year 2000. Vanesa Stay is currently one of the World Latin Dance Cup Judges and has choreographed many winning routines including the Dec. 2015 & 2014 WLDC Fist Place Salsa, Tango & Second Place Bachata in the world!
Competitions are for anyone who wishes to challenge themselves and bring their dancing to the next level. There are competitions for everyone starting at 3 years old to the sky is the limit!
Latin Energy goes to Miami every year for the biggest championship held by Albert Torres Productions. There are over 40 divisions to choose from from Amateur to Pro-Am to Pro.
Parents! This is the opportunity to get your kids involved in a healthy, fun and challenging activity!!! Bring your kids down and we’ll teach them the basics of salsa.
Learning to dance is a very important part of a child’s growth just like math and science. Kids can use what they learn through dancing as a way to express their feelings and communicate with their body.
***SPECIAL KIDS PROGRAM!
SALSA LATIN MIX BEGINNER for KIDS
TUESDAYS at 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
LOCATION: 895 Rangeview Rd. Mississauga L5E 1H1
Here are some of the benefits for kids who learn salsa:
- Builds endurance and stamina, creativity & self-esteem
- Develops co-ordination of mind and muscle
- Encourages good poise, regardless of age
- Promotes confidence and self-assurance
- Thorough way to exercise
- Is a great social asset which will help them during the difficult teen years and into adult-hood
We also offer private or semi-private kids lessons for social dancing or competitive learning.
Below you may watch Jenalyn & Raymond dancing salsa at the Miami World Latin Dance Cup. They started training with Latin Energy in 2005 and they are now 2 times World Salsa Junior Champions. Jenalyn started at the age of 5 and Raymond, her brother was 7. They are now 15 and 17 years old, Pro Dancers, and they travel and teach all over the world!
Latin Energy offers specialty workshops by Latin Energy’s instructors as well as local and international guest instructors.
Please visit our schedule page or join our mailing list to ensure you receive notice about our special workshops.
Semi-private lessons are meant for people who have their own small group of friends or family and wish to learn together but not as part of our regular weekly group lessons. These small groups, may choose their own lesson times with any instructor. Please contact us for a quote.
- 2 COUPLES – 1 HR SemiPrivate – $35 per student
- 3 COUPLES – 1 HR SemiPrivate – $30 per student
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Off Site Lessons
Let us make your event a FUN and unforgettable one by adding a fun dance lesson by one of our qualified and entertaining instructors. We can offer any length lesson from 30 min and more.
You may choose to have your lesson taught by 1 or more instructors.
You may also consider combining a lesson with a performance or demo!
Our instructors are qualified to teach the following:
Salsa | Zumba | Merengue | Cha cha | Reggaeton | Bachata | Samba | Jive | Live Dancing and more!
Contact us for a Quote.
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Do this stretch before your rehearsals Enjoy!
Please remember to listen to your body and breath.
Don’t push or pull yourself into stretches to stay safe!
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*** PLEASE NOTE YOU DO NOT NEED A PARTNER FOR ANY CLASS ***
[su_spoiler title=”Salsa Beginner Level 1 Course”] No partner required. No experience required. Meant for beginners interested in learning the basics of salsa. To register in this class, you do not need to know anything about this dance or have any dance background. You will be taught the basic steps, technique, some turns and timing of the music. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Salsa Beginner Level 2 Course”] Students who have completed Level 1 and already know the basic steps & turns may join our level 2 even if you did your level 1 at another school. In Beginner Salsa Level 2 you will learn travelling turns, patterns, technique, footwork and musicality. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Salsa Beginner Level 3 Course”] Students who have completed Level 1 and 2, may join our Level 3 course. There will be a combination of turn patterns and footwork taught along with musicality and styling. Some of the moves include: Copa, Around the World, Hand Drop, etc.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Salsa Intermediate Level 4 Course”] Students who have completed levels 1to 3 courses may join our Low Int. Level 4, or for students who have taken at least 18 salsa dance lessons. There will learn a combination of more challenging turn patterns and footwork taught along with musicality and styling. Maybe a dip or two! Moves include: double spot turns with round prep, the 360 or coco-cola, sliding doors, lazo / whip, etc. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Salsa Intermediate Levels 5 & 6 Course”] Students who already have competed salsa levels 1 – 4 and would like to challenge themselves to a higher intermediate level of dancing. There will be a combination of complex turn patterns and footwork taught along with musicality, technique and styling. In this course we challenge the leaders more with turns, tosses, hand flicks and changes of direction. We challenge the followers with multiple spins, more styling and technique. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Bachata Beginner Level 1 Course”] No partner required. No experience required. Meant for beginners interested in learning the basics of Dominican Bachata. To register in this class, you do not need to know anything about this dance or have any dance background. You will be taught the basic steps, technique, some turns and timing of the music. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Bachata Intermediate Course”] Students who have completed Bachata Beginner and already know the basic steps & turns may join our Int. Bachata even if you did your Bachata Basics at another school. You will learn challenging turns, syncopated footwork, technique and musicality. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Kizomba Beginner Level 1 Course”] No partner required. No experience required. Meant for beginners interested in learning the basics of Kizomba. To register in this class, you do not need to know anything about this dance or have any dance background. You will be taught the basic steps, technique, some turns and timing of the music. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Kizomba Intermediate Course”] Students who have completed Kizomba Beginner and already know the basic steps & footwork may join our Int. Kizomba even if you did your Kizomba Basics at another school. You will learn challenging steps, syncopated footwork, technique and musicality. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Salsa – Ladies’ Styling, Technique & Spinning”]
Ladies, learn to dance with elegance and grace! In this group you will learn to add sexy body/hip movements to any step and improve your posture. Integrate graceful arm and hand styling to your dancing. Among other things, you will also learn the proper technique to spin and spot so you won’t lose your balance or get dizzy! You will also learn body rolls, foot placement and head whips!
During this course you will learn:
- Feminine & sensual hand, arm, foot and leg styling (CBL with swivel, ATW with boleo, hooks, etc.)
- Mini-shine routine
- Spinning and spotting technique (stationary and traveling spins)
- Multiple spot turns technique (prep)
- Creating clean lines with your styling (styling is a continuation of body movement)
- Head rolls, “sharp looks”, head whip back
- Add flavor, personality & facial expressions to all your moves!
- Foot & knee positioning
- Proper transfer of weight to enhance grounding and balance (CBL) & HIP action
- Body isolation technique (Body movement, shoulders, rib cage, shimmies, body waves)
- Tips to become a light and fast follower
- Frame / resistance
- Creating clean lines (lengthening, posture, complete moves)
If time allows: Partner Shines, Cuban twist, swivels, rumba step [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Argentine Tango Beginner Level 1 Course”] No partner required. No experience required. Meant for beginners interested in learning the basics of Tango. To register in this class, you do not need to know anything about this dance or have any dance background. You will be taught the basic steps, technique and timing of the music. Including: Walk in Parallel System, Walk in Cross System, Walk with changes of weight inside and outside or partner, Forward, Side and Back steps technique, Box step, Basic step, Ladies Cross, Forward and Back Ocho (figure eight), Rebounds, etc. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Argentine Tango Intermediate Course”] Students who have completed Tango Beginner and already know the basic steps & footwork may join our Int. Tango even if you did your Tango Basics at another school. You will learn challenging figures, syncopated footwork, technique and musicality. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Salsa Cuban Style – CASINO RUEDA Course”] This course is offered only a few times a year upon demand. Visit our schedule often or send us a request. What is Casino Rueda or Cuban Style Salsa??? Rueda de Casino (Rueda, Casino Rueda, Salsa Rueda) is a particular type of round dancing of Salsa. It was developed in Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller (or “líder” or “cantante” in Spanish). Many moves have hand signs to complement the calls; these are useful in noisy venues, where spoken calls might not be easily heard. Many moves involve the swapping of partners. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Salsa – Tricks and Dips Technique Workshop”] This workshop is offered only a few times a year upon demand. On this special workshop you will learn technique and safety to perform a dip or a trick gracefully and with hardly any effort… that’s what technique is all about. Some dips or tricks look too complex and people think they require a lot of “muscle” but once you’re shown the proper technique behind the move, you’ll realize how achievable and safe these moves really are.
[su_spoiler title=”Salsa – Shines (footwork)”] Every song is composed with an “interlude” or “instrumental” section where the couple should dance their own footwork instead of partner work. This section of the song is called the “shines” section. During this course you will learn how to do shines (footwork) SOLO (with no partner) with arm styling, timing and technique. You’re not only going to learn how to “shine” dancing on your own but you’ll get a work-out too! [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Yoga Classes”] At this time we are offering Yoga classes upon demand. You may book a private with Vanesa Stay to learn to practice Yoga safely.
Vanesa Stay is a certified Yoga teacher. She studied Yoga in Rishikesh, India. Vanesa applies her experience and knowledge of dance postures into her Yoga practice making her Yoga style of teaching very unique and graceful. Vanesa has also studied Yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, anatomy & visualization making her classes easy to follow but still challenging, balanced and energizing. VISIT: http://www.yogadanz.ca
CERTIFACTE YTT 200 with World Conscious Yoga Family
- Successfully completed a 200 hour Holistic Yoga training at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India with Yogi Vishvaketu.
- Program is Registered Yoga School through the Yoga Alliance
- Studied Asana, pranayama, mantra, visualization & meditation, class sequencing, anatomy, yoga philosophy & teaching mythology.
CONTINUED EDUCATION – CERTIFICATES:
- Yin Yoga (taken at the Toronto Yoga Conference March 2012)
- Restorative Yoga (taken at the Toronto Yoga Conference March 2012)
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Our Company Policy
Please note there are no refunds available.
When registering for a group course, please view the dates and make sure you can attend all lessons in the course. Lessons missed may not be made up during other courses unless a special arrangement is made with the instructor in advance.
When purchasing a package of private lessons, please note that all packages expire 1 year from the start date, regardless of lessons activity.
If the student is unable to continue with the lessons purchased, he/she may transfer the package to someone else.
Private Lesson Cancellation Policy:
A 24 hour cancellation notice is required. If the student misses a private lesson without the 24hr notice, there will be a $25 cancellation fee charged.
Latin Energy will be happy to provide customers with a company credit that can be used within 1 year when a student is physically unable to attend class. Please note there are no refunds available.
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