for your next adventure!
You don't need to wait for the world to go back to normal to have an extraordinary night.
This is your chance to learn to dance, meet new people, and transform your life in only 4 weeks.
You deserve to smile. You deserve to have fun. You deserve an adventure!
In 4 weeks you can transform your life
(With a little help from your new friends!)
Transformation Month is a 4 week online interactive dance experience with some of the most awesome people you'll ever meet. In just 4 weeks, you'll be:
- Dancing to Latin music with lessons specifically designed for "two left feet" beginners.
- Practicing your new moves (yep, you'll have moves!) in a supportive and fun environment.
- Connecting with amazing people like you from around the world.
- Sharing, learning, and growing in ways you never thought were possible.
If you know how to walk, we can teach you how to dance (and have a blast doing it!) It's what we're the best in the world at. All you have to do is just show up and bring the one thing the world needs more of: You. We'll take care of the rest!
Here's how it works:
Joining Transformation Month gives you an introduction to 4 dances over 4 weeks in a one hour long virtual zoom lesson with people around the world who are just like you.
You'll learn from our expert instructors in a judgement free environment how to move to popular dances like Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha Cha.
This will be the most fun hour of your week! You'll start off with a warmup to get you comfortable with the music and some basic steps. Then we'll teach you a few fun moves in a group setting that will give you confidence and have you smiling!
And then it gets really fun! Once you know your steps, we connect you to other students in private break out rooms where you can connect, practice your moves, and cheer each other on.
Each class ends with a thought-provoking question that allows you to get to know each other, challenge your thinking, and grow. You'll leave every class feeling happier, supported, and stronger.
meet your instructor
He'll make you feel like you #Belong
Growing up, Aleks always felt like an outsider. He never felt accepted by his friends and family and was constantly fighting the feelings of not being good enough and trying to fit in. He also battled a medical condition called Hyperhydrosis (excessively sweaty palms) which gave him body issues and a lack of confidence.
And... he was a terrible dancer. He avoided dance clubs when his friends tried to drag him along and he was afraid to ask women to dance because of his sweaty palms and lack of skills.
In 2009, everything changed when he made an important choice. Overweight, unhappy, and tired of having no confidence, he chose to tackle his biggest fear: Dancing. He joined Toronto Dance Salsa as a beginner and was one of the most uncoordinated students in the class.
But he fell in love with the people, he fell in love with the music, and in that process, he fell in love with himself. Now he's on a mission to help others fall in love with themselves as well and find a place where they can #Belong. Aleks went from being the worst student in his class to an Instructor and the Director of Operations at Toronto Dance Salsa. And he's also your lead instructor for Transformation Month!
Deep down what he has always wanted was to create a place where you can come in as you are, be accepted for that, and get lifted up to where you want to be. Welcome to Transformation Month!
In 2011, Daisy signed up for her first salsa class on a whim as a way to fill her free time after completing actuarial exams. Little did she know that salsa would soon transform her life and make TDS her second home. After her first salsa class, she became a helper, a performer, joined our bachata flash mob (fun times!) and fell in #true love with the moves, the music, the people and community – and even her dance partner, who is now her husband!
Through years of salsa training, Daisy has specialized in body movement, partner connection and helping students transform – from when they step into their first class feeling a little shy and awkward, to their last class – when the students not only have fun dancing, but also feel like they are part of the TDS family!
Born to an accomplished musician, Dori grew up surrounded by music. Being Newfoundland-born, she learned to dance a jig at a young age! She first learned to spin on ice where she excelled at ice dance and competed in synchronized skating and ladies free skate. In 2002 she danced her first salsa – #inspired by the Cuban rhythms and passionate flavour of the dance, she never looked back.
Dori joined the salsa Picante Pro performance team in 2006. She continued her training under Teddy Olaso, and worked one-on-one with many world-renowned dancers including Ana Massacote, Karel Flores, and 5-time World Salsa Champion, Luda Kroitor. She has also studied other dance styles such as Afro-Cuban, bachata, merengue, ballroom, hip hop, and modern. In 2009, she joined the United Salseros Pro dance team and performs internationally.
While Evan was achieving worldwide fame as a success and entrepreneurship guru and YouTube superstar, he never stopped dancing. After 11 years with Toronto Dance Salsa, he took over the business in 2016.
It all began when Evan joined in 2005 and fell in love with the music, the dancers, and the TDS community. He caught the TDS salsa bug, won over by his new group of amazing friends and the challenge of learning a new skill. In 2006 he became a helper and joined our first performance group, then began teaching in 2007. Over the years, he has most loved watching students #believe and grow – from taking their very first salsa class to having the confidence to ask others to dance and perfecting their moves from one level to the next.
life is not measured by the number of breaths you take
but by the moments that take your breath away.
here's what people are saying about us:
"If you're considering joining, just do it. You won't regret it. As someone who signed up with no previous dancing experience, Aleks has a gift of making you feel at home with his contagious energy." - Suroy
"Perfect place to start if you've never taken any dance lessons before. The instructors make the classes fun with plenty of laughs. You only need to be committed to it and it will all be worth it. Highly recommended." - Gabriel
"The pure Joy someone would get just by being there. Aleks is fun and always ends the session with a great message. Did I mention he is a fabulous dancer and teacher? If you want to feel happy and joyful and learn amazing moves, you should join this class." - Sagar
"This is a pretty great place to learn. The instructors are super friendly, encouraging, and helpful. It's a great way to learn with many other beginners. My advice for beginners is don't be nervous and just take the class. It's a super fun activity!" - Safan
"I wanted to try something new and get out of my comfort zone. Toronto Dance Salsa exceeded my expectations. It is fun and challenging and rewarding. This is all thanks to the director and lead instructor, Aleks. He has created a community with the students that make it a very welcoming place. I would highly recommend joining." - Patricia
"Aleks is not only a great instructor but also a caring person who has built a family everyone belongs to. For a lot of beginners, including me, it is very hard and terrifying to dance at the beginning. But at Toronto Dance Salsa, the classes are taught in a way that is super conductive to making friends and all of you will overcome the fear of dancing and grow strong together. I keep coming back not only because of the dance, but also the great friends I have made during the course of time. Thanks again Aleks . Believe in what you are doing and don't let any negative energy get in your way. Woohoo!" - Simon
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The connection with the instructors and fellow students was very tangible even virtually as we were able to split into virtual rooms and dance with multiple people.