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Dance Events 2008

Use your newly acquired dance skills on outings organized by Toronto Dance . Also watch TV shows such as Dancing With The Stars, watch dance competitions, and watch live shows such as Burn The Floor, FloorPlay, and Dirty Dancing.

Watch "So You Think You Can Dance Canada" TV Show weekly Sep 11 to Dec 4
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri Nov 21
Watch "Dancing With The Stars" TV Show weekly Sep 22 to Nov 25
Watch Canadian champions perform Fri Oct 31
Latin-Ballroom Congress/Workshops Sat-Sun Sep 20-21
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri Aug 15
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri July 25
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri July 11
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri May 30
Watch "Dancing With The Stars" TV Show weekly Mar 17 to May 20
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri Apr 25
Watch a Latin-Ballroom competition Fri-Sun Apr 18-20
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri Mar 14
Watch "Baby Ballroom" on TV Feb 16-Mar 1
Watch "America's Ballroom Challenge" on TV Jan 30-Feb 27
Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri Feb 15
Watch "Paco Pena" stage show Fri Jan 25
Watch "Peru Negro" stage show Tue Jan 22
Watch "IDSF World Latin Championships" on TV Mon Jan 7
Watch "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" TV Show weekly Mon Jan 7
Watch "Dancing With The Stars season 5 Tour" Sat Jan 7

Watch "So You Think You Can Dance Canada" TV Show weekly 2008-09-11 to 12-04

Canada finally gets a spin-off of the extremely popular show "So You Think You Can Dance (USA)" (4 seasons). It premieres on Thu Sep 11 8:00-10:00pm on CFTO.

For more details, click here.

The auditions occured in various cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Through the auditions, the top 20 (10 men and 10 women are chosen).

The broadcast schedule is:

  • Episode 1: Wed-Thu 2008-10-08 and 10-09
  • Episode 2: Wed-Thu 2008-10-15 and 10-16
  • Episode 3: Wed-Thu 2008-10-22 and 10-23
  • Episode 4: Wed-Thu 2008-10-29 and 10-30
  • Episode 5: Wed-Thu 2008-11-05 and 11-06
  • Episode 6: Wed-Thu 2008-11-12 and 11-13
  • Episode 7: Wed-Thu 2008-11-19 and 11-20
  • Episode 8: Wed-Thu 2008-11-26 and 11-27
  • Episode 9: Wed-Thu 2008-12-03 and 12-04

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2008-11-21

There is an official outing Fri Nov 21 to Westway Club for Latin-Ballroom students at all levels. This is your end-of-term dance outing. Please check your emails for details.

Westway Club is located on 291 Evans St - please click here for a map. It starts at 8:00pm. The discounted cost is $13 including a light hot meal approx 10:00pm. Dress code applies - no jeans or T-shirts. Check your emails for your invitation. You need to be on a Toronto Dance list to get the discount.

There was a Jive performance by Toronto Dance performance team.

Outing report: There were 64 Toronto Dance members and 9 guests for a total of 73 attendees.

Watch "Dancing With The Stars" TV Show weekly 2008-09-22 to 11-25

This extremely popular show (season 7) premieres with a 3-night event on Mon Sep 22 8:00-9:30pm on CFTO. The second episode will be Tue Sep 24 8:00-9:30pm with the first results show premiering on Wed Sep 25 8:00-9:00pm.

More details will be posted later.

Watch Canadian champions perform Fri 2008-10-31

Kamil and Katya

There is an outing Fri Oct 31 to watch a few Latin-Ballroom Canadian champions perform. The location is at Century Palace (Steeles and Warden). It runs 7:00pm to midnight. The events are:

  • 6:00pm Doors open
  • 7:00pm Dance lesson
  • 7:30pm Dinner
  • 9:00pm Entertainment:
    • 3 Canadian Champion couples and one 3rd-place couple
    • Fashion show
    • Line dancing
    • General dancing
The maximum capacity is 350 people.

The 4 performing couples are:

  • Kamil and Katya: 3-time Adult Canadian Latin Champions (dancing Latin)
  • Richard and Claire: Youth Canadian Ballroom Champions (dancing Ballroom)
  • Winston and Anna: 3-time Youth Canadian 10-Dance Champions (dancing Latin)
  • Daniel and Sarah: Adult 3rd-place Ballroom and 10-Dance Champions (dancing Ballroom)
  • and a surprise couple

Outing report:

Latin-Ballroom Congress/Workshops Sat-Sun 2008-09-20/21

Chuan Chee and Iryna Iaremchuk, Toronto Dance instructors are teaching at this 2-day event. There are workshops in Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, and Swing. On Sat evening, there is a dinner, dance, and show.

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2008-08-15

There is an official outing Fri Aug 15 to Westway Club for Latin-Ballroom students at all levels. This is your end-of-term dance outing. Please check your emails for details.

Westway Club is located on 291 Evans St - please click here for a map. It starts at 8:00pm. The discounted cost is $13 including a light hot meal approx 10:00pm. Dress code applies - no jeans or T-shirts. Check your emails for your invitation. You need to be on a Toronto Dance list to get the discount.

Outing report: There were 51 Toronto Dance members and 1 guest for a total of 52 attendees.

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2008-07-25

There is an official outing Fri July 25 to Elite Dance Studio at 30 Kern Road, Suite 201 for Latin-Ballroom students at levels 2 and up. Please check your emails for details.

Outing report: There were 29 Toronto Dance members and 0 guests for a total of 29 attendees.

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2008-07-11

There is an official outing Fri July 11 to Danforth Baptist Church for Latin-Ballroom students at levels 1 to 8. Please check your emails for details. Chuan Chee will teach a level 1 review lesson 7:45-8:30pm. This is a great place to practice your dance steps in a Toronto Dance-only environment.

Outing report: There were 51 Toronto Dance members and 2 guests for a total of 53 attendees.

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2008-05-30

There is an official outing Fri May 30 to Westway Club for Latin-Ballroom students at all levels. This is your end-of-term dance outing. Please check your emails for details.

Westway Club is located on 291 Evans St - please click here for a map. It starts at 8:00pm. The discounted cost is $13 including a light hot meal approx 10:00pm. Dress code applies - no jeans or T-shirts. Check your emails for your invitation. You need to be on a Toronto Dance list to get the discount.

Outing report: There were 74 Toronto Dance members and 4 guests for a total of 78 attendees.

Watch "Dancing With The Stars" TV Show weekly 2008-03-17 to 05-20

This extremely popular show (season 6) premieres with a 3-night event on Mon Mar 17 8:00-9:30pm on CFTO.

More details will be posted later.

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2008-04-25

There is an official outing Fri Apr 25 to Danforth Baptist Church for Latin-Ballroom students at levels 1 to 8. Please check your emails for details. Chuan Chee will teach a level 1 review lesson 7:45-8:30pm. This is a great place to practice your dance steps in a Toronto Dance-only environment.

Outing report: There were 84 Toronto Dance members and 1 guest for a total of 85 attendees.

Watch a Latin-Ballroom competition Fri-Sun 2008-04-18 to 20

Come out and watch latin-ballroom competitors from around the world. The "Crystal Leaf" competition is at the Double Tree International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Rd, Toronto. Please click here for more information. Please click here for the schedule (click on "Tickets" for prices).

  • Fri Apr 18:
    • 10:00am-5:00pm?: Pro-Am Ballroom
    • 6:30pm-12:30am: Pro-Am Latin, IDSF Ballroom, Junior/Youth Latin, Professional Latin and Ballroom
  • Sat Apr 19:
    • 10:00am-5:00pm?: Pro-Am Latin, Formation Latin and Ballroom, Salsa, Merengue
    • 6:30pm-12:30am: Pro-Am Ballroom, IDSF Latin, Junior/Youth Ballroom, Professional Latin and Ballroom
  • Sun Apr 20:
    • 10:00am-5:00pm?: Pre-Bronze to Gold Ballroom, Under 21 Ballroom
    • 6:30pm-11:00pm?: Pre-Bronze to Gold Latin, Under 21 Latin

This competition is well-worth attending since it is a full IDSF competition. Contact us if you are interested in going. There are 18 of us going on Sat Apr 19 evening.

Outing report: There were 18 of us who watched the competition on Sat Apr 19 evening.

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2008-03-14

There is an official outing Fri Mar 14 to Westway Club for Latin-Ballroom students at all levels. This is your end-of-term dance outing. Please check your emails for details.

Westway Club is located on 291 Evans St - please click here for a map. It starts at 8:00pm. The discounted cost is $13 including a light hot meal approx 10:00pm. Dress code applies - no jeans or T-shirts. Check your emails for your invitation. You need to be on a Toronto Dance list to get the discount.

Outing report: There were 116 Toronto Dance members and 4 guests for a total of 120 attendees. This is the biggest Latin-Ballroom attendance to a dance outing ever!

Watch "Baby Ballroom" TV Show weekly Sat/Sun 2008-02-16 to 03-02

This is a new 3-part series from the UK featuring 14 pairs of kids (10-12 years old). It is aired weekly for 3 weeks on Bravo (Rogers cable 40):

  • Sat Feb 16 8pm and Sun Feb 17 6pm
  • Sat Feb 23 8pm and Sun Feb 24 6pm
  • Sat Mar 1 8pm and Sun Mar 2 6pm

Baby Ballroom

Watch "America's Ballroom Challenge" on TV 2008-01-30 to 02-27

Watch 24 pairs of professional (ie, dance instructors) dancers compete in a USA competition (in Ohio Oct 2007). It is on Rogers cable 61 WNED on:

  • Episode 1 (American Smooth): Wed Jan 30 8:00-9:00pm and Fri Feb 2 12:30-1:30am
  • Episode 2 (American Rhythm): Wed Feb 6 8:00-9:00pm and Fri Feb 8 12:30-1:30am
  • Episode 3 (International Standard): Wed Feb 13 8:00-9:00pm and Fri Feb 15 12:30-1:30am
  • Episode 4 (International Latin): Wed Feb 20 8:00-9:00pm and Fri Feb 22 12:30-1:30am
  • Episode 5 (Finale): Wed Feb 27 8:00-9:00pm
Click here for more information.

The categories are:

  • American Smooth: American-style ballroom
  • American Rhythm: American-style latin
  • International Standard: International-style ballroom
  • International Latin: International-style latin

Outing for Latin-Ballroom students Fri 2008-02-15

There is an official outing Fri Feb 15 to Danforth Baptist Church for Latin-Ballroom students at levels 1 to 8. Please check your emails for details. Chuan Chee will teach a level 1 review lesson 7:45-8:30pm. This is a great place to practice your dance steps in a Toronto Dance-only environment.

Outing report: There were 96 Toronto Dance members and 6 guests for a total of 102 attendees. This is the biggest Latin-Ballroom attendance to a dance outing ever!

Watch "Paco Pena" stage show Fri 2008-01-25

Paco Pena and his spectacular ensemble of dancers, singers, and musicians bewitch with flamenco soul.

The show is on Fri Jan 25, 8:00pm, at Massey Hall. Call 416-872-4255 or visit masseyhall.com for tickets.

Watch "Peru Negro" stage show Tue 2008-01-22

The Grammy-nominated Peru Negro's high-energy show is a festival of dance interwoven with vibrant live music, and passionate voices re-creating Peru's African folkloric history.

The show is on Tues Jan 22, 8:00pm, at Roy Thomson Hall. Call 416-872-4255 or visit roythomson.com for tickets.

Watch "IDSF World Latin Championships" on TV Mon 2008-01-07

The "IDSF World Latin Championships" is a competition where some of the world's best ballroom dancers to compete for the prestigious 2007 IDSF Championship. The competition features the five dances of the Latin American section (Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive).

It is on the Bravo channel. In Toronto, it can be seen on Rogers cable 40, 9:00-10:00pm.

Watch "Dancing With The Stars season 5 Tour" Mon 2008-01-07

Several DWTS celebrities and professionals are on tour again, 2007-12-18 to 2008-02-10. It is in Toronto on Sat 2008-01-07 noon at the Air Canada Centre (ACC). Performing are Wane Newton, Cheryl Burke, Sabrina Bryan, Mark Ballas, Joey Lawrence, Edtya Sliwinska, Monique Coleman.

Click here for all the details.

For details, photos, videos of DWTS season 5, please click here.

Watch "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" TV Show weekly Mon 2008-01-07

There is a new dance reality competition show. Bruno and Carrie Ann have a team of coaches and choreographers. They chose contestants who can both dance and sing to join their respective teams.

Tonioli and Inaba will then teach their respective teams new routines from numerous dance styles. Once the teams start performing, home viewers will have the opportunity to vote whether Tonioli or Inaba's Dance War team did better each week. The losing coach will then have to eliminate a member of his or her troupe based on viewer votes.

Instead of airing weekly performance and results shows, Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann will -- similar to how ABC handled Dancing with the Stars' first season -- broadcast voting results at the beginning of each week's episode.

DWTS' second-season celebrity champ Drew Lachey will host the show which is scheduled to air six live 1.5-hour episodes this winter.


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