Workshops


annual women's salsa retreat, Saturday may 6, 11:30am – 3:30pm

Learn how to add elegance, grace, flavour and sensuality to your dancing. Incorporate arm, hand and leg styling without interrupting your partner. Build your confidence in a warm, encouraging, women-only environment. Look better and feel better on the dancefloor.

11:00am-11:30am ~ Arrival and check in
11:30am-12:15pm ~ Spins & Turns Technique
12:15pm-1:00pm  ~ Styling Drills & Body Isolation Exercises
1:00pm-2:00pm  ~ Sexy Shines with Styling & Body Movement
2:00pm-2:30pm ~ Snack Break & Open Forum Discussion (healthy snacks provided)
2:30pm-3:30pm ~ Sexy Partner Styling

What to bring: Dance sneakers or jazz slippers plus dance heels (4 hours in heels may be too long!), cool, comfortable clothing. Videotaping will be permitted at the end of each section. 

Price for Steps members: $85 in advance/$100 at the door
Price for non-Steps members: $100 in advance/$115 at the door
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boys' night out - men's shines & styling workshop
Sunday may 7, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Learn how to add flavour and style to your shines and partner work. Incorporate styling into your dancing without interrupting your lead or your partner. Build your confidence in an encouraging environment.  Look better and feel better on the dancefloor!

After the workshop, join Angelo for a boys night out to to Dovercourt House for their salsa social. Note: admission to Dovercourt not included in cost of workshop.

Price for Steps members: $25 in advance/$35 at the door
Price for non-members: $35 in advance/$45 at the door
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casino rueda foundations

Thursday June 1 - June 22, 9:00pm – 10:00pm

4 week intensive for students new to Casino Rueda.  This crash course workshop will teach you the Casino fundamentals required to join our Sunday Casino Rueda Level 2 class. 

Casino Rueda is a Cuban form of salsa often described as "Salsa in a Circle". Building on the basic salsa step, it combines new turn patterns with a rotational movement of the whole circle, exchanging partners continually throughout the song. It is a great way to interact with other people, have fun and add variety to your salsa at the same time!

Open to levels 2-5, or people with at least 4 months experience dancing Salsa.  Previous Casino Rueda experience not required.  Students must start on the first day.

Price: $60 for 4 weeks.
Included FREE with Steps monthly auto-renew membership and Steps annual membership (must have membership for duration of course).
10 and 20 Class Cards can also be used for this 8 week workshop. 

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Hustle foundations 

Part 1: Thursday May 4- May 25, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Part 2: Thursday June 1 - June 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Part 1: First 4 weeks of a two-part 8 week intensive for students new to Latin Hustle.  Learn the Hustle basic step, popular Hustle turns and turn patterns.  Learn hustle tecnhnique, how to lead and follow well and turn patterns to get you started on the dancefloor.  Already know some Salsa? Like partner dancing but don't always hear Salsa music at the functions you go to?  For those of you who don't know what Latin Hustle is, think of applying your Salsa turn patterns to different music such as House, Old School, Top 40 and Disco and therefore a different beat.  It is so much fun! Dance with a partner to practically any song anywhere!

No previous hustle experience required to join Part 1.  Students must start on the first day.  Open to students in Salsa levels 2-5, or people with at least 2 months experience dancing Salsa.  

Part 2: Continue on your Hustle journey.  For those who have taken our 4 week Hustle Foundations Part 1 or who have taken a couple of Hustle workshops in the past. This 4 week course will teach you the hustle technique you will need to social dance well and some new turns and patterns to add to your repertoire.  Once students have completed Hustle Foundations Part 2, they may join the Hustle Level 2 weekly course. 

Completion of Part 1 required to join Part 2 (or approval of instructor).  Students must start on the first day.

Price:
$60 for 4 weeks. 10 and 20 Class Cards can also be used for this workshop.
FREE for Steps students on monthly auto-renew membership (Must be member for duration of workshop). FREE for Steps students on an annual membership.

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West Coast swing foundations

Friday May 26 - June 16, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

4 week intensive for students new to West Coast Swing. West Coast Swing is a great place for beginners to start and is incredibly practical: you can dance it to almost any music: Top 40, Blues, Hip Hop, RnB, Big Band, Jazz, Country. What separates WCS from other partner dances, it is famous for giving women much more freedom than other dances and incredibly improvisational. West Coast Swing Foundations workshop requires no experience. You will learn all the foundation steps for this dance as well as the principles of connection, leading and following. This class teaches only 100% leadable moves.
Open to students in all levels. No prior West Coast Swing experience required.

Price:
$60 for 4 weeks.  10 and 20 Class Cards can also be used for this workshop.
FREE for Steps students on monthly auto-renew membership (Must be member for duration of workshop). FREE for Steps students with an annual membership.

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salsa on 2 foundations

Friday April 7 - May 5, 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

4 week intensive for students new to dancing Salsa on 2 (also called Mambo or New York or Puerto Rican style Salsa). This crash course workshop will teach you the Salsa on 2 fundamentals - basic timing, turns and technique – to get you started to social dance Salsa on 2. After completion of the workshop, you may join our upcoming Salsa on 2 weekly class.
Open to students in Salsa levels 3-5. No prior on 2 experience required.

Price:
$60 for 4 weeks. 10 and 20 Class Cards can also be used for this workshop.
FREE for Steps students on monthly auto-renew membership (Must be member for duration of workshop).

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beginner ballet for saLSA dancers

Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Adult Beginner Ballet for Salsa Dancers provides a strong basis in ballet technique for students of all skill levels, including those who have never taken a ballet class before.  All classes emphasize proper and healthy alignment, teach flexibiity, strength, balance and endurance and accommodates a wide range of ages and physical abilities.  Learn ballet technique and drills to help improve your balance, spins, control, coordination and your overall dancing. Get fit and strong and have fun within an encouraging and challenging atmosphere,  
For men and women of all levels.  No previous ballet or dance experience required. 
Attire: comfortable clothing in which you can move easily (no jeans!).  Ballet slippers or thin socks.

Price: $10 drop in.  Ballet included FREE with the Steps monthly auto-renew and the Steps annual membership. 10 and 20 Class Cards can also be used for this class. 
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"I just wanted to thank you again for such a lovely afternoon.  I enjoyed every minute of the Women's Salsa Retreat! It flowed, it was never boring, and probably just the right amount of time. I usually end up working pretty much everyday.  That was the first day I had off in forever.  I thought I would treat myself to this retreat, because hey, I deserved it.....& I'm so glad I did !! I've been practicing ever since ;)"
 
—Natalie