The Dance Center -

Only dance studio offering 50+ classes/week!!!

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Downtown: 1222 Peel, Montreal
West Island: 54 Brunswick, Pointe-Claire

The passion of salsa

Salsa PassionOriginally from Cuba, Salsa is generally performed with partners, with some solo and group styles gaining in popularity. Salsa continues to evolve, and different styles are associated with specific geographic areas. Characteristics that set each region apart include diversified foot patterns, turns and figures, and the attitude in which the dance is performed.

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Salsa on "1" or on "2"

salsa on 2There are many styles to the Salsa dance. The L.A style, New York style, Columbian style and the Cuban style are the most common ones. The Cuban style can be easily recognized by its circular motion on the dance floor, and the Columbian style is recognizable by his very fast footwork. The difference between the L.A style and the New York style is less visible to the naked eye.

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What is Kizomba Dance

KizombaKizomba is a dance and music genre originally from Angola. The term "kizomba" comes from the linguistic expression Kimbundo, which means "party". Kizomba as a dance was born on the 80's in Luanda (Angola), after major musical influences from Zouk (Antilles) and has its origin on Semba, a popular angolan music style. Classes and party every Friday.

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What to expect out of a Choreography session?

Choreography classChoreography is the art of designing sequences of movements in which motion, form, or both are specified. Whether for new challenges or objectives, the choreographic workshop is a fun and challenging session to put into practice all the knowledge acquired during previous beginner to advanced dance levels.

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Belly Dance in Montreal

What is TangoBeledi (pronounced “BE-LE-DEE”) means “of the country” and is a style of Egyptian dance form the early 20th century which is still very popular. Thus, ‘Egyptian Beledi’ means ‘of the country of Egypt’. It came about when farmers moved to the city and began dancing in small spaces. The music also changed and Western instruments such as saxophone and acc ordian were used. Baladi is the most common style of dance in Egypt today and is used to dance to all sorts of music, including Western pop and Al Jeel. Women dance this style at haflas, weddings, at home and in clubs. It is seen on TV and in the theatre. It brings women together and can also be flirtatious and celebratory as well as emotional. At weddings "even people who never dance, the happiness in their hearts makes them stand up and dance the baladi dance". 

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Ragga DanceHall

Ragga DanceHallRAGGA JAM SALSA is a new style of dance born of the mixture Reggaeton and Salsa. This technique combines the basics of Salsa (footwork, lady's and men's styling ...) to the energy, power and rhythm of Reggaeton. The RAGGA JAM SALSA is a cocktail that will allow the dancer to develop his body language. The DANCEHALL is a Jamaican dance inspired from many Afro-Caribbean dances such as Hip-Hop. This technique offers many bodily movement isolations, undulations, all in a festive spirit. Discover these two styles increasingly popular, particularly in Europe. Now in Montreal!

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Dance Tango in Montreal

What is TangoTango is a vibrant and playful dance between two people. It has very rich potential for expression, improvisation and connection and is danced in both modern and traditional styles. It is often described as a passionate dance, because of the close connection partners can have, the character of the music, and also relating to some of the dance's history. Classes every Thursday Downtown and West Island

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Zouk - a new dance Craze

Zouk dance MontrealZouk is a style of dance and music originating in the Caribbean and Brazil during the 1980s. The term zouk translates into 'party' in the native Creole language, and is influenced by French, English and African language and culture. There are two different forms of zouk that are practiced: Caribbean zouk, which is felt in 2/2 time; and Brazilian lambada-zouk, which utilizes a 4/4 time signature with beats on 1, 3 and 4. Zouk's popularity has extended as far as the United States, France, Netherlands, and now accross Canada. 

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Reggaeton still in style

ReggaetonReggaeton dance is Spicy,. Steamy, and. Sexy. Originally from the streets of Puerto Rico, this hot Latin dance music with roots in hip-hop, salsa and reggae requires a spicy mix of sensual moves and supreme confidence. You've got what it takes to dance reggaeton--you just have to let it loose.. Classes every Thursday.

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