DANCESCAPE Dance Lessons & Social Dancing
Everyone has thier reason. Fitness with side benefits, a wedding, an upcoming flash mob, or a romantic rendevous. There are as many reasons as there are people. As with any physical exercise; dancing provides a number of physical and emotional benefits. The activity works your entire body, and when performed continuously; it can provide an excellent aerobic workout, and improve your stamina and muscle tone. Moving to music is fun and feels good, which in turn boosts your mood and self-esteem. Dancing can bestow the gifts of poise, confidence and perseverance, which last a lifetime and affect everything you do. You also will learn and improve your physical coordination.
Explore The World Of Dance
Popular dance styles for which instruction is available include:
Ballroom styles such as cha-cha, fox trot, swing, tango and waltz.
Latin styles including rumba and salsa, bachata.
Country styles including line dance and swing. As well as
Freestyle, Hip-hop, Jazz, Ballet, Belly Dancing, Tap Dancing
Our Current Dance Lessons
We hold dance events at The Arts Club every weekend.
Our lead instructor Gabia Ferguson has owned a dance school for a number of years dedicated to various social dance styles such as Street Latin, Rock and Roll, West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop. These fun and relaxed partner dances, suited to all ages, are a great way to exercise and socialize and are becoming increasingly popular as a result of reality TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.
Gabia gained experience with everything from Lithuanian Folk Dancing to Ballroom and Latin dance at a young age, but when introduced to a Rock & Roll and Swing class; She fell in love with the freedom and creativity of these fun dances, not to mention the music and fashions of this era. She went on to win many competitions both as an amateur and professional in these dance styles and passed on her passion to others when she commenced teaching. Gabia drew the dance community together by organizing social dance events, workshops and competitions which brought people from all around the country. A highlight of her dancing life was being chosen to dance in the opening ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games.
Gabia offers adult social dance lessons
From Beginner to Advanced in our Backstage Night Club.
Currently Lessons are available in salsa, bachata, swing, rock 'n' roll, lindy hop and more.
Have fun & meet people
No partner required
REGISTER FOR DANCE CLASSES
Simply Call 613-475-9900 to
register for dance classes or
Attending group dance lessons are only $10 per class
However if you have an event coming up and
that you want to get ready for Gabia offers
private dance lessons at $50 per hour for a single or couple lesson
and $40 per hour per couple for two of more couples.
3:30 STREET LATIN CLASS
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue
10 Week Course
Single Lessons $10
5:00 SWING CLASS
50's Rock N Roll / Jitterbug
East Coast Swing
10 Week Course
Single Lessons $10
8:00 GOTTA DANCE - Adults
All Are Welcome to this
Social Dance Party
One Satuday Per Month
Adult Night Club $5
Ask about our monthly
Backstage Teen Video Dance.
And Singles Mingle Dance.
10:30 BELLY-DANCING CLASS
10 Week Course $99
Single Lessons $12
12:00 THE DANCELINE CLUB
Contemporary Line Dance Lessons
All Welcome to Join In
5 Week Course $25
Single Admission $6
ASK ABOUT THE DANCIN TROOP
Intermediate to Advanced
Latin, Rock, Hop, Swing
and Ballroom. 10 weeks for $99
STREET LATIN DANCE CLASS
Street Latin describes a variety of Latin club dances and includes Salsa, Bachata and Merengue.
Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Puerto Rico, Cuba and Colombia. The movements of salsa have its origins in Cha-cha-cha, Mambo and other dance forms. The dance; Along with the salsa music, is energetic and sexy. Probably the most popular Latin dance danced in night clubs. This is a fun partner dance characterized with spins and turns for both the leader and follower incorporating an interesting variety of dynamic moves and combinations.
Authentic Merengue is one of the simplest Latin dances to learn and is considered the national dance of the Dominican Republic. The beat is clear, the rhythm is constant, and the style is relaxed and unrushed with a regular step action where turns and moves can be as simple or as complex as desired and can be executed with as many steps as the partners choose.
Bachata is also a dance from the Dominican Republic and both the music and the dance have been influenced by many of the other Latin dances including Salsa and Merengue. Bachata is typically a slower dance than Salsa and its sensual, smooth style is rapidly increasing in popularity in the dance clubs. It’s a great dance to catch your breath after a fast Salsa and it’s very enjoyable to dance with it’s simple travelling side step basic.
In the class you will learn how to dance in sync with a partner, how to lead/follow, the basic footwork, timing and styling of Salsa, Bachata and Merengue; as well as a variety of popular moves and sequences. You don’t need any dance experience or a partner to take part in this beginners’ course which will teach you the fundamentals you will need to enjoy these popular dances.
Classes are only $99. for 10 weeks of lessons.
COME JOIN OUR LATIN STREET DANCING (video below)
Swing Dance Class
50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll/Jitterbug and East Coast Swing
These versatile and fun social dances suit a variety of music from Big Band Swing and 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, through to Blues and some of the current popular music. Characterized by lots of spins, turns and an interesting variety of dynamic moves. These partner dances will allow you to look great on the dance floor and to have more fun at social events. Both the dances and the music are infectious and you will be itching to get up and dance once the music starts playing.
In the class you will learn how to dance in sync with a partner, how to lead/follow, the basic footwork, timing and styling of 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and Swing; as well as a variety of popular moves and sequences. You don’t need any dance experience or a partner to take part in this beginners’ course which will teach you the fundamentals you will need to enjoy these popular dances.
These classes are only $99 for 10 lessons.
CHECK OUT THE 50's SWING CLASS (see this vintage video)
DANCE LINE - Line Dancing Group
12 Noon Sundays - DANCE LINE
Dance Line is Brightons Line Dancing Club. Our line dancing instructor Bonnie Brown has created a whole new contemporary approach to line dancing. A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows. It has recently been credited with many health benefits as a form of exercise.
DANCE LINE is a club that takes line dancing beyond just the country-western genre at its root to variants of the waltz, polka and swing. At a DANCE LINE event; Line dances are now accompanied by many popular music styles including pop, swing, rock and roll, disco, Latin, rhythm and blues and jazz. DANCE LINE grew out of the Codderington Line Dance club and now holds dances at The Arts Club in Brighton. It also visits live music events across the region. Like a flash mob these dancers can show up at any event and showcase this new kind of dancing that works with so many kinds of music. So have a workout and some fun and join us at DANCE LINE. Enjoy Great Dancing, Great Exercise, Great Music, Great Coffee, and most importantly Great Company! Come Join In The Fun!
LESSONS : Spring & Fall Thursdays at 9:30 to 11:00 am at the Coderington Community Centre
DANCES: Sunday at 12 noon to 2 pm at The Arts Club in Brighton at 8 Loyalist Drive
Admission is $5 with Free Parking
Belly Dance is considered by many as one of the most beautiful, original and organic dance forms. Unlike other dance forms, Belly Dance moves adjust to fit your body, and make your body look elegant and attractive, no matter your age or body shape. It is all about looking good when you express your femininity and really feeling good about being a woman.Belly Dance is considered by manyas one of the most beautiful, original and organic dance forms. Unlike other dance forms, Belly Dance moves adjust to fit your body, and make your body look elegant and attractive, no matter your age or body shape. It is all about looking good when you express your femininity and really feeling good about being a woman.
Belly Dance is the world’s oldest dance form. Many historians believe that there are Hieroglyphs from Pharonic times in Ancient Egypt that depict the earliest belly dancers. Today Belly Dance is known for being the best dance for women’s bodies. The moves accentuate and make women beautiful, and can be performed beautifully by woman of all ages and sizes.
Our Belly Dancing Classes are Sunday Mornings at 10:30 (Starting Feb 7th)
Our 10 WEEK COURSE costs $99
Individual Lessons are $12
WHY BELLY DANCE
All Dance improves Posture, Balance and Coordination, Core Strength and Flexibility, but Belly Dance is specifically feminine.
It tones and works on the parts of women's bodies which tend to gain fat faster: Thighs, Bum and Belly.
It is very elegant and gentle, and it expresses the beauty of the natural curves of a woman's body! It gives Confidence, Happiness and Self Esteem to Women!
Belly Dance is a complete workout! It provides the 3 elements of Fitness: Cardio, Stretch and Strength.
Helps Release Stress and Relaxes the Mind.
After a Belly Dance class one feels energized and after a session of classes, one feels healthier and more fit due to increased stamina, improved overall metabolism and renewed energy!
Contributes towards the Empowerment of Women, by gaining Confidence, Self-Esteem, Body & Mind Control and of course, feeling Beautiful and Comfortable from within.
Anyone can Bellydance – It is performed by all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds and cultures!
Belly Dance is the world's oldest dance form and that is a pretty big success story.
Belly Dance has a rich history and a broad cast of Characters and Personalities to learn from!
Makes you Feel like a Woman and is a lot of Fun!
You can control and Tone your Body through the Exquisite and Graceful Movements of Belly Dance.
BELLY DANCING PHOTOGRAPHY
Our students qualify for a discount on Belly Dancing Photography
A $200 Photography Session costs our students only $125
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