Toronto is home to some wonderful Competitions. Here are a few. Break out your tanner and get your shoes ready, eh.
CanAm Dancesport Championships
The success of the CanAm DanceSport Gala has established this Championship event as one of the premier competitions in North America. The 2014 event once again takes place in the 24,000 square foot Metropolitan Grand Ballroom of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.
We present to you the 3rd annual Open to the World TORONTO OPEN DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, in the vibrant city of Toronto, sanctioned by the CDF and recognized by NDCC, and promoting Freedom to Dance!
Crystal Leaf International DanceSport Championship
We are happy to introduce a world class DanceSport event to the North American audience in the heart of Canada’s entertainment and event Metropolis. We are focusing on bringing the world class, quality Adjudicators and dancers from around the globe to the shores of North America.
Great dance studios in Toronto! Here are a few and don’t hesitate to tell the world about your favorite studio. How? Simply by registering it on our mobile app. It’s free! Check the link at the end of the article.
Elite Dance Studio
For those who want the very best in Ballroom, Latin, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Fitness Dance, Social Dance and General Dancing.
“We, at OLSI DanceSport pride ourselves because our approach has been proven to work through many years of practice, growing knowledge and dedication from our professional teachers and our students.”
Joy of Dance
“Our mission is to inspire and spread the joy of dance to all and to be the central, authoritative and collective voice of dance. Above all, we are committed to being simply the best in serving our dance community.”
You practiced, you competed… now how about a night out at some of these marvelous spots? Dancing in “The Big Smoke” is better than ever, eh.
The Dovercourt House
One of the most unique buildings in the city, there are 4 halls filled with an eclectic mix of dance and cultural activities. Check out the swing nights every Saturday!
The Alley Catz
After dinner, a live band and DJ let lose an infectious set of funk, soul, R&B and reggae. Salsa Mondays offer free lessons, and on Tuesdays stop by for live jazz.
The Ba Ba Luu
“There is always something happening at Babaluu, After 10 pm the light goes down and the party start with an Exclusive & Specialist House DJ who is going to move your feet into the Dance Floor we proudly call them: After Dark.
Every Wednesday to Sunday.”
Check out some of the local up & comers! Support the future of competitive dancing by familiarizing yourself with these teams:
University of Toronto (swing)
Every week we try to have a beginner lesson followed by social swing dancing. Absolutely anyone who’s interested in swing dancing is more than welcome, even especially if you’ve never danced before. Bring friends!
University of Toronto (ballroom)
The University of Toronto Dance Club (UTDC) consists of university & college students, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as other individuals in the community who are interested in dance related activities. We strive to create a warm, encouraging environment for dancers at all levels.
International Ballroom Dance Association (IBDA)’s mission is to provide international style ballroom dance lessons of both standard and Latin categories, organize special dance workshops, as well as gathers all ballroom dance professionals, amateurs to IBDA at York University to assist students, staff, faculty members and community members to experience the International style ballroom dances and receive the ballroom dance benefits of the artistical, physical, psychological and social aspects.
Here are few People/Places/Things that make this place beautiful:
The Bata Shoe Museum
“At the Bata Shoe Museum, our collection contains countless stories. What was it like to be a knight going into battle and donning long pointed sabatons? What can intricately crafted beaded moccasins indicate about trade patterns in Native North America? How have shoes signified status in different cultures? With about 1000 items of footwear on display at any given time, we’ve got a lot to show and tell. We’re always working on a new exhibition, so each visit is a different experience.”
St Lawrence Market
This farmers market emporium has operated since 1803, when it cohabited with Toronto’s city hall. Redeveloped between the 1970s and 1990s after long neglect, the area’s mix of homes and businesses showcases urban regeneration. More than 120 retailers dispense everything from seafood to coffee. Voted #1 food market in the World by National Geographic Magazine. Might be worth a quick trip just for some sampling!
Inside an early-20th-century lithographer’s warehouse, restored in 1994, this 18,500-meter-sq New York-style artist collective hums with the creative vibes of 130 diverse contemporary galleries showcasing works in almost any artistic medium you can think of. Grab a snack and a latte at the ground-floor cafe and enjoy it on the expansive roof garden: a little-known oasis in the summer.