Azucar! Latin Dance Company

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Flow like water: Applying the philosophy of Bruce Lee to Salsa Dancing

by Jeffrey Huang Like every other Chinese boy growing up in North America, I was a huge Bruce Lee fan; dreaming one day I’d become a fearless and powerful warrior, handing generic bad guys beat-downs in the name of righteousness – and instead kicking a hole in my bedroom wall and nursing my bruised toes. I did end […]

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New classes, events, and Montreal trips!

Azucar! News – Week of October 27 We have lots of exciting news this week – not only do we have new classes starting soon, but there are so many great events in town and Azucar! outings out of town that I thought having them all in one place might make things easier. So read on, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving, and welcome back to Azucar! News

Azucar! News – Week of October 13 Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We hope you’re all enjoying the holiday with your loved ones. Now that the dust has settled and we got back to our regular class schedule, our blog is also coming back to life, and we’re returning to our weekly updates. So, hi everyone! Here’s what’s […]

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Kizomba workshop and Summer Intensive classes!

Azucar! News – Week of July 28 Salsa @ City Hall is picking up! Every week, the party grows, and we get lots of requests for beginner classes from the new dancers inspired by the fun. So in the next month we’re holding intensive summer classes and workshops to bring more dancers to the floor! Read […]

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How important is ‘salsa technique’?

by Ana Gherasim Salsa technique and I have a complicated relationship. It’s love and hate; it’s on-again, off-again; it’s the nice boy you introduce to your parents but wouldn’t be caught dead with in a club around your ‘cool’ friends; it’s the kale smoothie you drink because it’s good for you, even though it makes you […]

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New Salsaton, Dancehall Funk, Burlesque and Street Funk classes!

Azucar! News – Week of July 7 Summer is the time to be outside. To enjoy the beautiful weather, open yourself up to new experiences, and take a deep breath of life.  We’re doing our part to give you new classes, events and experiences and take your dancing to new heights. Are you up for a challenge? […]

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New classes start today!

Azucar! News – Week of June 23 Very few things thrill us quite like getting new students in our studio, and having current students start new, more challenging classes. So to us dance teachers, a new class session is a little like Christmas every 7 weeks. Check out our new salsa class schedule below!   New […]

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Azucar! Outing, New Classes, and Salsa @ City Hall!

Azucar! News – Week of June 16 It’s a new week, which means another Azucar! news update! We will be teaching a workshop at Rahim’s Salsa Friday this Friday! Keeping up a proud Azucar tradition, we will be going to Sir John A Pub (284 Elgin St) at 6:30pm for a drink and a chat. Please […]

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Life Beyond Intermediate

by Ana Gherasim We’ve received questions lately about whether we are planning to introduce advanced salsa classes soon, or why our highest current level of classes is called Intermediate 2 instead of Advanced. Here’s my attempt at answering these questions, the only way I know how: with a long blog post. What is “advanced” salsa? To […]

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An introvert’s journey through salsa choreography

by Jeff Huang “Which are the differences between social dance and choreographies? To look at the audience? to exploit all the space of the floor? to have a ”tighter” posture? what else??? what do you think?” “The ridiculous costumes.” – Excerpts from a salsa forum As many of my friends know, I harbor strong reluctance when […]

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