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What did the pirate say when he turned 80?
"Aye Matey"


(say it out loud.)

 

CLASSES

CURRENT SESSION – JUNE-AUGUST 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Salsa Level 1
Jun 24 - Aug 12 **
11.00 - 12.00
Jeff & Ashvini
Salsa Level 1Take your first salsa steps. Discover the salsa rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns. No experience needed!

** NOTE: This is a 6-week session; no class on July 1 or August 5.
Salsa Level 2
Jun 24 - Aug 12 **
12.00 - 13.00
Ana & Jeff
Salsa Level 2Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover spins and body isolations. Prerequisite: Salsa Level 1 or equivalent.

** NOTE: This is a 6-week session; no class on July 1 or August 5.
Salsa Level 3
Jun 24 - Aug 12 **
13.00 - 14.00
Ana & Jeff
Salsa Level 3Explore complex patterns and shines, enhance your body movement, develop your multiple spin technique and hone your musicality and style. Prerequisite: all moves taught in Salsa Level 2 or equivalent.

** NOTE: no class on July 1 or August 5.
Practika!
Jun 24 - Aug 12*
14.00 - 15.00
Free practice time!
Practika!Come practice your salsa, cha-cha and bachata moves and meet other Azucar students! Ana and Jeff will be around if you need help.

** NOTE: no Practika on July 1 or August 5.
Sunday Workshop Series
1st and 3rd Sundays
14.00 - 16.00
Various topics and instructors
Sunday Workshop SeriesSpecial 2-hour workshops that will have you discover a new dance or learn a new aspect of a dance you already know.
Salsa Shines Choreography
Jun 24 - Aug 4 **
15.00 - 16.00
Ashvini
Salsa Shines ChoreographyThis class introduces and breaks down shines footwork, technique and styling through learning a piece of shines choreography.Prerequisite: all levels welcome, though knowledge of salsa basics is encouraged.

** NOTE: no class on July 1, last class on Aug 4, 6-7pm instead of Aug 5..
Salsa Level 2
Jun 19 - Jul 31
18.00 - 19.00
Ana & Jeff
Salsa Level 2Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover spins and body isolations. Prerequisite: Salsa Level 1 or equivalent.
Salsaton
Jul 4 - Aug 29
18.00 - 19.00
Emilie Phaneuf
SalsatonSpice it up with Salsa and Reggaeton! Bring your sassy dance heels OR your favourite sneakers - this class lets you move the way YOU want to. This is an all-levels, drop-in friendly class.
Afro-Beats Level 1
Jun 21 - Jul 26
18.00 - 19.00
Natalie Gelman
Afro-Beats Level 1Learn the basics of African dance and movement, groove to great music, and get your sweat on with fun choreography! This is an all-levels, drop-in friendly class.
Bachata Level 3
Jun 22 - Aug 3
18.00 - 19.00
Ana & Jeff
Bachata Level 3Explore complex partnering techniques, turn patterns and body movement; hone your bachata technique, musicality and style. Prerequisite: all moves taught in Bachata Level 2 or equivalent.
Samba
Jun 23 - Jul 28
18.00 - 19.00
Natalie Gelman
SambaExperience the pulsating rhythms and energetic moves of Samba. Travel across the floor and venture into some of the liveliest dances of Brazilian culture. This is an all-levels, drop-in friendly class.
Salsa Level 1
Jun 19 - Jul 31
19.00 - 20.00
Ana & Brian
Salsa Level 1Take your first salsa steps. Discover the salsa rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns. No experience needed!
Dancehall Funk
Jul 4 - Aug 29
19.00 - 20.00
Emilie Phaneuf
Dancehall FunkExplore basic Dancehall moves and take your first dancing steps! This class is perfect if you’ve never tried Dancehall before, and want to discover what this style of dance has to offer. This is an all-levels, drop-in friendly class.
Salsa Level 3
Jun 22 - Aug 3
19.00 - 20.00
Ana & Jeff
Salsa Level 3Explore complex patterns and shines, enhance your body movement, develop your multiple spin technique and hone your musicality and style. Prerequisite: all moves taught in Salsa Level 2 or equivalent.
Afro-Beats Level 2
Jun 23 - Jul 28
19.00 - 20.00
Natalie Gelman
Afro-Beats Level 2This class is geared towards students with some knowledge of African dance and movement. Get ready for a fast-paced class with fun and challenging choreography!
Bachata Level 1
Jun 19 - Jul 31
20.00 - 21.00
Ana & Brian
Bachata Level 1Take your first bachata steps! Discover the bachata rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns. No experience needed!
Heels
Jul 4 - Aug 29
20.00 - 21.00
Emilie Phaneuf
HeelsCelebrate creativity, individuality, uniqueness and fierceness! Dance styles such as Vogue, Sass and Jazz to get you moving to great music in heels. No dance experience needed! Registration required.
Bachata Level 2
Jun 22 - Aug 3
20.00 - 21.00
Ana & Jeff
Bachata Level 2Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover the bachata closed hold and body isolations. Prerequisite: Bachata Level 1 or equivalent.

Monday

  • Salsa Level 2 Jun 19 - Jul 31Ana & Jeff
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Salsa Level 1 Jun 19 - Jul 31Ana & Brian
    19.00 - 20.00
  • Bachata Level 1 Jun 19 - Jul 31Ana & Brian
    20.00 - 21.00

Tuesday

  • Salsaton Jul 4 - Aug 29Emilie Phaneuf
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Dancehall Funk Jul 4 - Aug 29Emilie Phaneuf
    19.00 - 20.00
  • Heels Jul 4 - Aug 29Emilie Phaneuf
    20.00 - 21.00

Wednesday

  • Afro-Beats Level 1 Jun 21 - Jul 26Natalie Gelman
    18.00 - 19.00

Thursday

  • Bachata Level 3 Jun 22 - Aug 3Ana & Jeff
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Salsa Level 3 Jun 22 - Aug 3Ana & Jeff
    19.00 - 20.00
  • Bachata Level 2 Jun 22 - Aug 3Ana & Jeff
    20.00 - 21.00

Friday

  • Samba Jun 23 - Jul 28Natalie Gelman
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Afro-Beats Level 2 Jun 23 - Jul 28Natalie Gelman
    19.00 - 20.00

Saturday

  • Salsa Level 1 Jun 24 - Aug 12 **Jeff & Ashvini
    11.00 - 12.00
  • Salsa Level 2 Jun 24 - Aug 12 **Ana & Jeff
    12.00 - 13.00
  • Salsa Level 3 Jun 24 - Aug 12 **Ana & Jeff
    13.00 - 14.00
  • Practika! Jun 24 - Aug 12*Free practice time!
    14.00 - 15.00
  • Salsa Shines Choreography Jun 24 - Aug 4 **Ashvini
    15.00 - 16.00

Sunday

  • Sunday Workshop Series 1st and 3rd SundaysVarious topics and instructors
    14.00 - 16.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Afro-Beats Level 1
Jun 21 - Jul 26
18.00 - 19.00
Natalie Gelman
Afro-Beats Level 1Learn the basics of African dance and movement, groove to great music, and get your sweat on with fun choreography! This is an all-levels, drop-in friendly class.
Samba
Jun 23 - Jul 28
18.00 - 19.00
Natalie Gelman
SambaExperience the pulsating rhythms and energetic moves of Samba. Travel across the floor and venture into some of the liveliest dances of Brazilian culture. This is an all-levels, drop-in friendly class.
Afro-Beats Level 2
Jun 23 - Jul 28
19.00 - 20.00
Natalie Gelman
Afro-Beats Level 2This class is geared towards students with some knowledge of African dance and movement. Get ready for a fast-paced class with fun and challenging choreography!

Wednesday

  • Afro-Beats Level 1 Jun 21 - Jul 26Natalie Gelman
    18.00 - 19.00

Friday

  • Samba Jun 23 - Jul 28Natalie Gelman
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Afro-Beats Level 2 Jun 23 - Jul 28Natalie Gelman
    19.00 - 20.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Bachata Level 3
Jun 22 - Aug 3
18.00 - 19.00
Ana & Jeff
Bachata Level 3Explore complex partnering techniques, turn patterns and body movement; hone your bachata technique, musicality and style. Prerequisite: all moves taught in Bachata Level 2 or equivalent.
Bachata Level 1
Jun 19 - Jul 31
20.00 - 21.00
Ana & Brian
Bachata Level 1Take your first bachata steps! Discover the bachata rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns. No experience needed!
Bachata Level 2
Jun 22 - Aug 3
20.00 - 21.00
Ana & Jeff
Bachata Level 2Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover the bachata closed hold and body isolations. Prerequisite: Bachata Level 1 or equivalent.

Monday

  • Bachata Level 1 Jun 19 - Jul 31Ana & Brian
    20.00 - 21.00

Thursday

  • Bachata Level 3 Jun 22 - Aug 3Ana & Jeff
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Bachata Level 2 Jun 22 - Aug 3Ana & Jeff
    20.00 - 21.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Practika!
Jun 24 - Aug 12*
14.00 - 15.00
Free practice time!
Practika!Come practice your salsa, cha-cha and bachata moves and meet other Azucar students! Ana and Jeff will be around if you need help.

** NOTE: no Practika on July 1 or August 5.

Saturday

  • Practika! Jun 24 - Aug 12*Free practice time!
    14.00 - 15.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Salsa Level 1
Jun 24 - Aug 12 **
11.00 - 12.00
Jeff & Ashvini
Salsa Level 1Take your first salsa steps. Discover the salsa rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns. No experience needed!

** NOTE: This is a 6-week session; no class on July 1 or August 5.
Salsa Level 2
Jun 24 - Aug 12 **
12.00 - 13.00
Ana & Jeff
Salsa Level 2Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover spins and body isolations. Prerequisite: Salsa Level 1 or equivalent.

** NOTE: This is a 6-week session; no class on July 1 or August 5.
Salsa Level 3
Jun 24 - Aug 12 **
13.00 - 14.00
Ana & Jeff
Salsa Level 3Explore complex patterns and shines, enhance your body movement, develop your multiple spin technique and hone your musicality and style. Prerequisite: all moves taught in Salsa Level 2 or equivalent.

** NOTE: no class on July 1 or August 5.
Salsa Shines Choreography
Jun 24 - Aug 4 **
15.00 - 16.00
Ashvini
Salsa Shines ChoreographyThis class introduces and breaks down shines footwork, technique and styling through learning a piece of shines choreography.Prerequisite: all levels welcome, though knowledge of salsa basics is encouraged.

** NOTE: no class on July 1, last class on Aug 4, 6-7pm instead of Aug 5..
Salsa Level 2
Jun 19 - Jul 31
18.00 - 19.00
Ana & Jeff
Salsa Level 2Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover spins and body isolations. Prerequisite: Salsa Level 1 or equivalent.
Salsa Level 1
Jun 19 - Jul 31
19.00 - 20.00
Ana & Brian
Salsa Level 1Take your first salsa steps. Discover the salsa rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns. No experience needed!
Salsa Level 3
Jun 22 - Aug 3
19.00 - 20.00
Ana & Jeff
Salsa Level 3Explore complex patterns and shines, enhance your body movement, develop your multiple spin technique and hone your musicality and style. Prerequisite: all moves taught in Salsa Level 2 or equivalent.

Monday

  • Salsa Level 2 Jun 19 - Jul 31Ana & Jeff
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Salsa Level 1 Jun 19 - Jul 31Ana & Brian
    19.00 - 20.00

Thursday

  • Salsa Level 3 Jun 22 - Aug 3Ana & Jeff
    19.00 - 20.00

Saturday

  • Salsa Level 1 Jun 24 - Aug 12 **Jeff & Ashvini
    11.00 - 12.00
  • Salsa Level 2 Jun 24 - Aug 12 **Ana & Jeff
    12.00 - 13.00
  • Salsa Level 3 Jun 24 - Aug 12 **Ana & Jeff
    13.00 - 14.00
  • Salsa Shines Choreography Jun 24 - Aug 4 **Ashvini
    15.00 - 16.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Sunday Workshop Series
1st and 3rd Sundays
14.00 - 16.00
Various topics and instructors
Sunday Workshop SeriesSpecial 2-hour workshops that will have you discover a new dance or learn a new aspect of a dance you already know.

Sunday

  • Sunday Workshop Series 1st and 3rd SundaysVarious topics and instructors
    14.00 - 16.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Salsaton
Jul 4 - Aug 29
18.00 - 19.00
Emilie Phaneuf
SalsatonSpice it up with Salsa and Reggaeton! Bring your sassy dance heels OR your favourite sneakers - this class lets you move the way YOU want to. This is an all-levels, drop-in friendly class.
Dancehall Funk
Jul 4 - Aug 29
19.00 - 20.00
Emilie Phaneuf
Dancehall FunkExplore basic Dancehall moves and take your first dancing steps! This class is perfect if you’ve never tried Dancehall before, and want to discover what this style of dance has to offer. This is an all-levels, drop-in friendly class.
Heels
Jul 4 - Aug 29
20.00 - 21.00
Emilie Phaneuf
HeelsCelebrate creativity, individuality, uniqueness and fierceness! Dance styles such as Vogue, Sass and Jazz to get you moving to great music in heels. No dance experience needed! Registration required.

Tuesday

  • Salsaton Jul 4 - Aug 29Emilie Phaneuf
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Dancehall Funk Jul 4 - Aug 29Emilie Phaneuf
    19.00 - 20.00
  • Heels Jul 4 - Aug 29Emilie Phaneuf
    20.00 - 21.00
No events available!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

salsa   |   bachata   |   street styles   |   afro-caribbean   |   special workshops

Salsa Level 1

Instructors: Ana & Brian, Jeff & Ashvini

Take your first salsa steps! Discover the salsa rhythm, basic steps, left and right turns, cross-body leads, inside traveling turns, and simple combinations. You will also learn partnering technique and simple footwork to spice up your dancing! No partners needed!

level: no experience needed! This is a beginner class.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Salsa Level 2

Instructors: Ana & Jeff

Go beyond the basics! Each 7-week session we introduce a combination of footwork and partnering moves based on common salsa patterns, including double-hand turns, hammerlock holds, wraps, traveling turn variations and more. We also introduce spin technique and body isolation exercises at this level. No partners needed!

level: requires comfort with all moves, techniques and concepts taught in Salsa Level 1.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Salsa Level 3

Instructors: Ana & Jeff

Once you have mastered ALL the moves we teach in Salsa Level 2, explore the endless combinations salsa has to offer while honing your technique and style. In this class we introduce more complex concepts (such as copas, 360s, multiple spins) and create new footwork and partnering combinations that will make you the star of the dance floor. No partners needed!

level: requires comfort with all moves, techniques and concepts taught in Salsa Level 2.
shoes: suede-soled dance shoes are highly recommended.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Salsa Shines Choreography

Instructor: Ashvini

Ever feel like you’re not sure what to do when it comes to salsa shines? This class introduces and breaks down shines footwork, technique and styling through learning a piece of shines choreography. It’s perfect for those who would like to improve their shines repertoire and feel more confident on the social floor! As an added bonus – if you’ve ever been interested in exploring salsa performance, this is a great taster for what it’s like to learn and perfect a piece of choreography, without the pressure to actually perform (unless you really want to!). Open to all levels and genders.

level: all welcome! This is an all-levels class, though a basic understanding of salsa would be beneficial.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Bachata Level 1

Instructors: Ana & Brian

Take your first Bachata steps! Our Level 1 course introduces you to the bachata rhythm, basic steps, turns and promenades that are the core of this fun and intimate dance, as well as basic styling elements to add sizzle to your dancing! Get dance floor-ready in 7 weeks! No partners needed!

level: no experience needed! This is a beginner class.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Bachata Level 2

Instructors: Ana & Jeff

Once you are comfortable with the beginner moves covered in Bachata Level 1, this class takes it up a notch and introduces more complex moves. Mix things up with outside turns, cuddles and hammerlocks, fancy footwork, sensual body isolations and lots of turn patterns and combinations to take straight to the dance floor. No partners needed!

level: requires comfort with all moves, techniques and concepts taught in Bachata Level 1.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Bachata Level 3

Instructors: Ana & Jeff

Take your bachata to new heights! Once you have mastered Bachata Level 2, join this intermediate-level class. Learn how to get comfortable with your partner, develop great bachata leading and following technique, and make your dancing stand out from the crowd! No partners needed!

level: requires comfort with all moves, techniques and concepts taught in Bachata Level 2.
shoes: suede-soled dance shoes are highly recommended.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

STREET STYLES

Salsaton

InstructorEmilie

Spice it up with Salsa & Reggaeton! This class is about adding spice to how you dance, whether you dance as your workout, to build up your confidence on the dance floor or just to have fun! Emilie will be giving lots of options for everyone to feel comfortable.

level: all welcome! This is an all-levels class.
shoes: dance shoes or athletic shoes with clean soles.
drop-ins: drop-ins are welcome throughout the session.

Dancehall Funk

InstructorEmilie

Dancehall is a Jamaican dance that includes elements of Reggae, African, Hip Hop, House and Latin. It’s all about confidence, creativity, expression, attitude, and FUN. Come learn a combination of hot moves and an energetic routine full of street smart choreography, dancing to the hottest music. Get ready for an energetic and challenging class!

level: all welcome! This is an all-levels class.
shoes: athletic shoes with clean soles.
drop-ins: drop-ins are welcome throughout the session.

Heels

InstructorEmilie

Strut your stuff! Celebrate creativity, individuality, uniqueness and fierceness! Dance styles such as Vogue, Sass and Jazz to get you moving to great music in heels. Learn a sexy routine and find new confidence on and off the dance floor! You won’t want to miss this class with Emilie!

level: all welcome! This is an all-levels class.
shoes: dance shoes or heels that you can’t kick off.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

AFRO-CARIBBEAN

Afro-Beats Level 1

InstructorNatalie

Learn the basics of African dance and movement, groove to great music, and get your sweat on with fun choreography! We’ll explore styles such as Azonto, Coupé Decalé, Afro House, and Dancehall. You will sweat and laugh, make new friends and improve your stamina as you learn fun combinations, technique and routines. Personal expression is encouraged!

level: no experience needed! This is a beginner class.
shoes: bare feet or athletic shoes with clean soles.
drop-ins: drop-ins are welcome throughout the session.

Afro-Beats Level 2

InstructorNatalie

This class is geared towards students with some knowledge of African dance and movement. Get ready for a fast-paced class with fun and challenging choreography as we explore explore styles such as Azonto, Coupé Decalé, Afro House, and Dancehall! The up beat vibes will have you smiling and sweating as we learn fun combinations, technique and routines.

level: requires knowledge of basic Afro-Beats moves.
shoes: bare feet or athletic shoes with clean soles.
drop-ins: drop-ins are welcome, though registration is encouraged.

Samba

InstructorNatalie

Join the carnival vibe! Experience the pulsating rhythms and energetic moves of Samba. Learn exhilarating dance combinations and routines as we travel across the floor and venture into some of the liveliest dances of Brazilian culture. This exciting class is certain to empower, energize, lift your spirits….and your booty too!

level: all welcome! This is an all-levels class.
shoes: bare feet or athletic shoes with clean soles.
drop-ins: drop-ins are welcome, though registration is encouraged.

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Sunday Workshop Series

Come explore a different dance, or aspect of dancing, the first and third Sunday of each month!

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