|Open House Free Dance Lessons||January 12|
|NOVEMBER schedule!||November 07|
|Salsa Classes are every Thursday (September 6, 13, 20, 27)||September 06|
January 14 – March 12, Monday
Course is full
January 15 – March 15, Tuesday
January 16 – March 16, Wednesday
Course is full
January 17 – March 17, Thursday
January 17 – March 17, Thursday
January 18 – March 18, Friday
January 20 – March 20, Sunday
January 22 – March 24, Tuesday
January 25 – March 25, Friday
Toronto Salsa Dance Lessons / Classes
Night Club Salsa Level 1 Monday Sold out
Our new gorgeous location!
137 Yonge St
Toronto Salsa classes Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha and more dances with us and we will help you to ignite your Dance Passion. The most fun way to learn Dance in Toronto is with Toronto Salsa Passion!
Salsa has become a world-wide phenomenon. The music is infectious, the sensuality undeniable and and it is hot! Caliente! Not to mention it's a lot of fun and very sociable.
Dancing has always been a great and fun way to keep in shape, physically and mentally. Add Latin music to the mix with enthusiastic movement and you have the raison d'etre for Toronto Salsa Passion.
Our desire is to share this wonderful dance with more and more people, creating a community through instruction and events.
It's a great way to keep in shape and to meet great people. No partner needed!
Can salsa change Your life the way it did ours?
Featured Article by Jana Jankovic
Salsa can change your life. Don’t believe me? Then I challenge you to try it. When first asked to write about salsa I was a little stuck. I mean there’s only so much you can write about a dance…or so I thought. I started thinking about the footwork, the dance, the partnership, but I forgot to look beyond and into the history of how Salsa truly came to be.
Then I wrote a mini Encyclopedia including the dictionary definition and comparing it to the spicy tomato sauce salsa literally translates to mean. All this was good valid material but it was lacking something…passion. Then my instructor and the founder of Toronto Salsa Passion told me about how salsa changed his life. While working at a bank, he knew he wasn’t doing what really made him happy.
One day he simply quit to pursue his dreams. In February 2008, Toronto Salsa Passion was born. As my friendship with Tony grew, I asked him about his other passions. He responded with, “You may have only one passion that overpowers all the rest. The rest are all hobbies.” From then on I paid closer attention to the way I felt while dancing this spicy dance to its sultry accompanying rhythm. It was always there, I just wasn’t sure how to define it.
This feeling of confidence, freedom, and passion flowed through my body every time I stepped foot on the dance floor. I was immersed in the music. I was submerged in sweat. With my feet burning and my hair stuck to my face, I forgot where I was and indulged in the wave of rhythm and dance. There was nothing else. Toronto is a city of art, culture, fashion, and music. I find Salsa a mirror image of our city as it possesses all of the above.
We’re not always aware of the things Toronto has to offer, but I found myself a little closer to its soul as I began dancing salsa. It’s right there in front of us. We just have to look, feel, and let ourselves be taken away. So whether you think it may be a passion of yours or simply a hobby, salsa can help you find yourself or just have fun!
For those interested, I’ve included my research and the benefits of this saucy dance… Music: Salsa involves diverse styles of music and movement. When African rhythm is blended with Spanish music, the result is a seductive sound of drumbeats and jazz. The multiple instruments add great depth and passion to this voluptuous dance. Anywhere from ten to fifteen instruments can be used to create the salsa tones and rhythm. The most important instrumentation is the percussion. This includes claves, cowbells, timbales and conga. Other instruments used are trumpets, trombones, bass guitar, piano maracas, guiro. This mixture of vibrations provides the dancers with great variety in movement and style.
History and Culture: Developed in the 1960s by Puerto Rican and Cuban immigrants, Salsa was first established in New York City. Today, we can enjoy salsa in London, Miami, Seoul, Bangkok, Toronto, and many other places around the world. Because salsa is open to improvisation, different dancers from different cultures with their own unique styles, can all perform the dance in a similar, fluid motion. No two people are alike and therefore no two dancers are alike either. Some can feel the music and know when to move, while others must be told and take a more strict approach to learning when to start or turn. Still, people all over the world love to learn and teach Salsa.
Health: This expressive dance is very healthy for your physical and mental health. While freeing your mind of any stress, you’re also freeing your body of any calories. Dancing salsa is equivalent to bike riding or swimming, when it comes to cardio workouts. Many therapists recommend salsa for people who have trouble expressing themselves, or feel depressed. The dance floor is a place of comfort and assurance, and you are in control. After spending some time in Salsa clubs I was pleasantly surprised to see people drinking water instead of alcohol. This addictive method of working out without even knowing it makes you feel and want to be healthy. Salsa dancers usually like being active, hydrating on water, and eating healthy.
Socializing: Salsa helps build new relationships and make old ones stronger. Couples become more intimate and self-esteem rises. People are high on energy and confidence and therefore feel more comfortable interacting with others. You’ll feel good in this learning environment where everyone is at equal levels of ability and the only person anyone’s judging is themselves. Not only are the classes a great place of interaction but as there are frequent excursions to salsa clubs and extra workshops, you’re always meeting new people.
Salsa lessons are a great form of cardiovascular exercise
Salsa lessons help with weight loss
Salsa lessons relieve stress
Salsa lessons help you release toxins via sweating
Salsa lessons may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
Salsa lessons can lead to a reduced heart rate over time
Salsa lessons are a great way for creative self expression
Salsa lessons promote good posture, grace and style
Salsa lesson helps to find new friends
Salsa lessons keep you young and youthful looking
Salsa classes help to improve you social life
Salsa classes are great way to spark a romance
Salsa classes are a great way to increase a sense of belonging
Salsa classes are high energy, exciting and fun
Salsa classes can simply change yor life for the better
Want to learn to learn a smooth sensual dance?