July 16, 2021 UPDATE:

As per latest Ontario government announcement, Toronto is about ready to move to step 3 of reopening. Dance ConneXion Studio is ready to reopen the doors for you on Friday July 16, 2021!

We want to thank you for your patience as we reopen our doors after more than a year and 4 months.  Please know that we keep the health and safety of our students and staff at our top priority. As such, here are some things to expect when you return:

BEFORE YOUR CLASS:
– Expect limited class size to enable physical distancing 6 ft apart (except for with your own partner)
– Online registration required for all courses/classes
Bring Your Own Partner for all partnered class and there will be no rotations during class (please reach out to us if you need help in finding a partner for a particular course)
– If you exhibit any cold or flu symptoms, have or have been in contact with anyone recently returning from out of the country or diagnosed with Covid, please refrain from coming to class
Option for all classes to be streamed live via Zoom if you happen to have to miss a class or prefer to be in the comfort of your home. 

WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
– Arrive as close to your class time as possible
– Wash or Sanitize your hands
– Based on Ontario bylaw, masks are mandatory upon entry to the building and in the waiting areas. Mask in class is optional but highly recommended. Compulsory for partnerwork class.
“*The bylaw allows for temporary removal of a mask or face covering when receiving services (such as having a meal) or while actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity.
**Except when engaging in a fitness activity (e.g. swimming) that would make wearing a mask difficult or hazardous.”

– Bring minimal amount of personal belongings and store them in the cubies
– Practice social distancing – only registered students will be allowed in the studio
– Pre-class health screening to limit potential risk of COVID-19

BEHIND THE SCENES:
– Thoroughly disinfecting all high contact surfaces with approved disinfectants and cleaning supplies after every class
– Requiring all staff members to follow the strict guidelines we enforce
– Pre-class staff health checks including temperature readings
– Mandatory masks for all staff and instructors
– Improved ventilation at the studio
– A contact-lite transaction process including digital forms, online payment & registration

AFTER YOUR CLASS:
– Wash your hands
– Avoid loitering in the waiting area

All unlimited memberships that were on hold will be converted to class credits. There will not be an unlimited membership program at this point due to the very limited class size and social distancing protocols. Please contact us to register you into the classes you want when you are ready.

Those who had registered for a class that was put on hold. Please let us know if you would like to resume at this time or on a future date. There is also the option to convert your class into a contactless or no partner course. Note that all classes have in-studio and online option for your comfort and convenience.

For any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We are so super excited to dancing with you very soon!

Brazilian Samba

Brazilian Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Afro-Brazilian origin danced to samba music whose origins include the Maxixe. Samba was created by African people in Brazil from the music and dance culture they brought from Africa. Samba music is very similar to and has been influenced by many Angolan music genres, as well as many other Latin American music genres and dances. 

Today Samba is the most prevalent dance form in Brazil, and reaches the height of its importance during the festival of Carnaval.  Besides Brazilian Samba, a major style of Samba is ballroom Samba, which differs significantly.

 
Join us for a taste of Rio in our virtual room for an amazing workout! No prior dance experience required!
 

Date: Mondays 9-10pm

Instructor: Sandra Kovev

Cost: [In studio] $135+hst/8 weeks or $20+hst/drop in

[Online] $89+hst/8 weeks or $13+hst/drop in

Brazilian Samba
Phone:

The Ballet Room

Level up your performance by improving your lines, posture, core strength, flexibility and agility, as well as adding those jaw dropping spins, leaps, splits & kicks into your routines!
Super excited to be offering “Ballet for Performers” designed to focus on exactly that.

Don’t be shy and come explore why ballet, which started in the 15th century, is still popular for various ages today, and a crucial training for all types of dancers and figure skaters alike!

Never too late to learn and all Ladies & Gents welcome. No experience required. Join us on our online community of dedicated dancers!


Instructor: Tania Wong

World Champion competitor, dancer, instructor and choreographer with a foundation in various dances, especially Ballet, since her early years. She was trained in the Royal Academy of Dancing (UK) system, and has performed with renowned ballet companies including the Hong Kong Ballet Group. She has taught thousands of students worldwide since 1995 and performed alongside top singers, bands & dancers in the industry, as well as being featured in multiple newspapers, TV and radio shows. Her impressive titles include 3 times Canadian Bachata Champion, 2nd runner up World Bachata Champion and multiple times Toronto Salsa Champion.


Schedule:

  • Tuesdays & Thursday 6:45-8pm
  • Sunday 10:45am-noon

All classes will also be recorded for replay in case you missed a class. Just message me and I will send you the video! :)


What our students have said:

“I was really excited after today’s class because I can see lots of progress.  I think I have only been with you for a couple of months, but I see huge improvement in my balance, posture, foot strength and spins.  But what I noticed is that the length of time that I can hold the leg up has dramatically improved.  You probably noted this too.   I have been practicing the pirouette prep and spins and have been seeing improvement.  At this rate, I may achieve my dream of doing a pirouette!  However, once that happens, there will be new dreams:  a double pirouette, or a fouette?
 
Thanks for being such a great teacher! :)” ~ Saroja
 
“Thank you so much for your patience and encouragement!!! I appreciate it so much <3” ~ Henrietta
 
“The past year had some disappointment of missed plans and events but also filled with many great opportunities, accomplishments and the strive for new goals! Thank you so much Tania for everything that you do, the classes are fun, challenging, and so inspiring!!! It’s nice to dance with you all on a weekly basis, it brings so much joy each week!!” ~ April
 
“Thanks Tania for keeping the fun class going! And so happy to get to know all the beautiful people from this ballet room this year. :) I think we have made quite a few awesome memories and accomplishments despite of the pandemic!” ~ Evelyn
 

Class Fees:

  • $99+hst/month in studio option for Unlimited Access Plan (up to 13 lessons w/ recordings!!) 
  • $79+hst/month online option (~$6 per 75 min class!!!)
  • Per class fee $20+HST/in studio drop in, $10+HST/virtual ballet class

Sign up using link below or simply etransfer total (+HST please) to info@thedanceconnexion.com

The Ballet Room
Phone:

Fast-track your Learning with Customized Private/Semi Private Lessons (Online)

  • Wants partnered lesson during the quarantine (online)
  • Have a group of friends whom you want to organize a class with
  • Need flexible class time
  • Looking for more individual attention
  • Need customized learning for your specific goal
  • Feel that you learn much faster or slower than others in a group class

If so, private/semi private dance lessons are for YOU!  Let us know YOUR needs and we will help YOU achieve them. Email us today!