Welcome to the National Ballroom Academy, the school at the top of Toronto!
We specialize in teaching people with Two right feet!
Learning to dance can be exciting and can even be a little intimidating, so let us guide you through it.
Click below for our ongoing group Calendar
YOUR FIRST PRIVATE DANCE LESSON IS 100% FREE. IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT LEARNING AND INVESTING YOUR TIME IN LEARNING HOW TO DANCE, WE'RE SERIOUS IN SUPPORTING YOU AND WILL GIVE YOU YOUR FIRST PRIVATE LESSON FOR FREE (30 MINUTES). LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY BUT THE VALUE OF THE TIME YOU SPEND LIVING IT.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER $99+HST
*After that, try our intro offer of 2 private lessons (45 minutes each) plus one group/party (2 1/2 hours). In these classes we will introduce to you various dances for you to get a feel of what you might like to learn. These lessons are not for choreography and are not for the purpose of learning one dance.
Feel free to email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 905 763 2623
HERE'S WHAT WE DO!!
We offer Ballroom and latin dance programs that include Social Dancing for Beginners and Advanced, Competitive Dancing – both American and International Styles, Dance Teacher Training Programs, Children’s Classes, Dance Parties/Socials, Dancing Choreography for Weddings or for other events, Instruction for Club Dancing and Dance Performances. Our goal is to create a dance studio where everyone can learn to ballroom and latin dance regardless of Prior Knowledge, Talent, Income, Having a Partner, Scheduling Conflicts or even having Other Dance Affiliations. If you wish more information about the best way to learn how to dance ballroom or latin, please click on the page you are interested in listed above.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN EASILY!
Every Friday and Saturday Night at 7:30 we run an hour long Drop in group classes followed by a social dance. It's only $10. Each night we teach a different dance and they are designed for newcomers and advanced. You just need to show up. If you would like to let us know you are coming so we can guide you a little better, you're welcome to phone or email.
905 763 2623 - email@example.com
Below is a picture of one of our features,
Dancing in the Park
Above is a picture of one of our Ballrooms
These are upcoming school events
Mt. Kilimanjaro Spotlight
Doors Open at 7:00
7:30 - Drop In Group Class - Salsa
8:30 - Dance Performances
9:00 - 11:00 General Dancing
Wear Green - Only $10
Steve Weintraub- Yiddish Ballroom
Old and New Yiddish Dance Workshop
Steve Weintraub, often called the "Pied Piper of Yiddish Dance," is a teacher, choreographer, and performer of Yiddish dance, the dance to klezmer music. He is in international demand as a teacher of traditional Yiddish dance at festivals, workshops, include Klezcamp, KlezKanada and festivals in Krakow, Furth, Paris and London. His over two decades of experience leading and researching Yiddish dance allow him to quickly weave dancers and music together in astonishing ways, sharing the joy of Yiddish dancing.
Sunday May 28th 6:00 -8:00
(Dancing things to do outside of the school)
Crystal Leaf Dance Competition
March 16th - 18th/2017
Elite Dance Showcase
April 1st 2017
Strictly Ballroom - Mirvish Theater
April 26 to June 25, 2017
What is a Mount Kilimanjaro Spotlight?
On March 16th Melina and I are embarking on a journey where we intend to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and dance a Waltz on the summit. We will be able to give daily Facebook updates which is pretty cool. We have been in touch with the Guinness World Book of Records to see whether this qualifies for a record as a 'Waltz danced at the highest land altitude'. There is currently no category for this but there is one for highest dance party so we'll see. We do this in part for the romance of it all, to bring awareness to Ballroom Dancing in general and the amazing activity it is and to see the Stars. As we journey and finally dance at the peak we'll have all of you with us in our hearts whether you dance or not.
Here is a list of the popular dances we teach. If you don't see it here, pleases ask.
Salsa/Bachata/Merengue/Swing/West Coast Swing/Hustle/Bolero/Viennese Waltz Samba/Mambo/Quickstep/Argentine Tango/Country Two Step/Jive/Kizomba/ Zouk/Club Two Step
Below is a picture of one of our dances
Are you looking for a space for an event? The studio is available for you with tables and chairs for approximately 100 people. We have another ballroom that fits about 50. Both rooms can be decorated and have a small kitchen. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Still have more questions or are unsure? Phone us at 905 763 2623 or email email@example.com. If you can get yourself inside the door, we'll take you from there! We'd love to meet you.
What makes us different from other Dance Studios?
* Our dance parties/socials are open to the public. You don't have to buy private lessons or be a member.
* You can bring friends to our parties.
* You can purchase private lessons separate from group classes.
* All of our teachers are certified from independent dance organizations, not just from within.
* We are transparent with our pricing.
*We teach both International and American style dancing
* We support other schools and independent teachers.
* At the National Ballroom Academy all the staff care and take part in your learning. You're not restricted to one teacher.
* We are involved with the community
Experience, Feel and Dance the Difference!!
You'll know you made the right choice.
DROP IN CLASSES
Friday Feb 24th - Ballroom Tango
Saturday Feb 25th - Argentine Tango
Both classes are designed for Newcomers and Advanced and followed by our dance parties. No experience or partner required - $10 for the evening
Every Tuesday From 6:00 - 7:00 and Thursday 6:00 - 7:00. Have your children start the right way from the beginning with the Starlight 10 dance champions Irina and Yvan. Ages 4 -12. Trial for boys - 1st month is free!
You can go to this page to see what happens at one of our parties
Starting Monday February 27th
8:15 Intermediate Cha Cha
10 weeks - $150 + HST
Starting in March 13th.
Mondays 7:00 Quickstep
10 weeks - $150 + HST
(We must have an equal amount of men and women. If you don't have a partner please email anyhow as we may have a single person looking as well.)
If you know at time of booking that you will be missing a specific class, we will give you a pass to one of our weekend parties.
Below is an example of what your dancing may look like at the end of 10 weeks
Group classes are designed for both newcomers and advanced but do require private lessons to keep up and enjoy your experience. No partner necessary! Your instructor becomes your dance partner.
If you want to start right away, schedule in for your first private lesson.
Drop in dance group classes are a great option to start with. No partner or experience is necessary. Both Friday and Saturday night we run a drop in Ballroom or Latin dance class followed by a social dance. These evenings are designed for newcomers and advanced dancers and no partners, prior dance experience or RSVP are required.
If it's your first time dancing you'll find everyone very friendly and willing to help you out on the dance floor if needed.
Just show up a 15 minutes early for registration.
Both dance evenings start at 7:30 with the group class followed by our Social Dance at 8:30.
It's only $10 for the evening!
If you read our what to expect page you'll know what to wear etc.
The best way to learn to Ballroom or Latin dancing is with private dance lessons and if you want to do this for a long term commitment, we suggest you try a sample private lesson. It's free for the first 30 minutes and this will better acclimate you to the school. Too often people can get there partner in the door but get frustrated because of the expectation of being able to learn ballroom or latin dancing in a group class. It's not the way. For best results, people do both private dance lessons and the group classes. It's your choice however, but please gage your dance expectations.
You can see the prices on our pricing page.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
The Studio with Karina Smirnoff
Looking for some Fitness?
Tuesday Night 7:00 Dancercise
Get some exercise and have some fun!
Drop in $15, 10 Classes - $100
Belly Dance Classes
Looking to explore your inner Feminine?
for Newcomers and Intermediate
Mondays at 8:00
10 Weeks $150 or Drop In $18
At the National Ballroom Academy, we understand how difficult it may be to finally take action and participate in the dance world. If you'd like more information, please email or phone us. Rest assured, we'll make it as easy as possible for you to begin your dancing and look forward to seeing YOU on the dance floor!
Check out the video on this page
Please email email@example.com or call 905 763 2623 to book your first trial lesson or for more information!
39 Glen Cameron Rd. #1 Thornhill L3T 1P1 905 763 2623 firstname.lastname@example.org
In February 2017, Melina and I were honoured with the chance to represent Disney at Casa Loma creating and performing a ballroom dance. Below are a couple of pictures which have been featured in various media outlets