Latin Energy Dance Company offers dance lessons & shows specializing in Salsa, Bachata & Argentine Tango.
Vanesa Stay founded Latin Energy Dance Company in the year 2002. Just a few years later she became the Vice World Champion at the "World Salsa Federation" Salsa Championships held in Miami and she's now one of the World Latin Dance Cup Judges.
Latin Energy is internationally recognized for their unique way of teaching and performance style.
"We aim to share with our students the richness of Latin culture and our love for salsa"
Group & Private Classes for adults, teens & kids including: Salsa, Argentine Tango, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Cha cha and more. New students welcome! No partner required. More details...
Latin dance shows / Salsa & Tango Performances / productions and excellent entertainment for all occasions including weddings, corporate events, private functions, festivals, Christmas parties and much more. » Request a quote for your event
Coaching, training & choreographing for competitions, wedding choreographies, performances & other events. More Services...
Achievements: » Awarded first place in over 25 competitions, one of their titles include, Vice World Champions at the Miami World Salsa Federation Championships 2003.
TV & Movie appearances: » "Take the Lead" movie staring Antonio Banderas »"Party Mamas"TV show - Slice TV » "Style by Jury" Makeover TV show - W Network » "T.O. Latino" TV show Rogers Television, Fall 2008 » "Paso a Paso por el Mundo" Televisa (Mexico) » "Daytime Toronto" TV show - Rogers Television » "First Local" TV show - Rogers Television Mississauga, Fall 2008 » "Mansions" TV show - HGTV Fall 2008
Our past clients include:
Blackberry, CNE, Fedex, CIBC, BMO, Shoppers Drug Mart, Royal Caribbean Cruise, Remax, BMW, American Express, Telus & more.
Private Dance Classes - Private lessons are a valuable resource to all dancers. They allow you to learn at your own pace. One-on-one instruction provides detailed instructions that can help you work on a wide range of technical concepts, such as , connection, lead & follow, styling, balance, and spins, that are difficult to perfect in a group format.
Group Dance Classes - Group classes are great for students learning basics and for experienced dancers looking for exciting new patterns. We offer salsa group lessons "on 1" in all levels. No partner is necessary.
Pre-Wedding Lessons- Preparing for your "first dance" is a great way to surprise and entertain your guests on your special event.
Wedding Choreographies - We can choreograph a dance routine to the wedding song of your choice, or we can suggest some songs for you to listen to and choose. We would then teach you the routine step by step. We also edit and cut music to create the perfect mix.
Group Lessons off site - A professional dance couple or one instructor will come to your event to teach and assist your friends and family to get them all dancing! Latin Energy Dancers are also available to provide entertainment and instruction at weddings, bridal showers, festivals, corporate events, benefits, birthdays and private parties. The entertainment can be tailored to any size and type of event. Dancers are a great addition to parties to create atmosphere and to energize and motivate your guests.
Gift Certificates - Gift certificate are available for purchase in several denominations at our studio and can make the perfect gift for any occasion including Wedding, Birthday & Christmas gifts. Contact us for more information.
YOGA classes - Yoga is extremely effective in: Increasing Flexibility; Increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons; Massaging of ALL Organs of the Body ; Sense of awareness; Complete Detoxification; Excellent toning of the muscles; Yoga through meditation works remarkably to achieve this harmony and helps the mind work in sync with the body. We offer private & semi-private Yoga lessons.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to sign up for classes ahead of time?
We offer two types of classes: registered courses and drop-in classes. The majority of our courses require registration. For Drop-in classes you can call ahead and reserve your space but there are no guaranties unless you are registered.
What if I've never taken a dance class before?
Any course termed "beginner" or "Level 1"is designed for those students who have little, or no training in that specific style of dance. We recommend you start at these levels and progress to higher level classes the more comfortable you become.
Do I need a partner?
No you don't need a partner! The majority of our students attend as singles. The class is structured where there are frequent partner rotations.
What type of shoes should I wear?
Salsa (Latin) shoes for ladies, heels with a strap around the ankle are preferred unless you never wear heels. Then a smooth soled shoe for men and women will do. Jazz shoes or dance sneakers are also an option for those who like comfortable flat shoes. No flip-flop sandals, or thick rubber soled shoes as these shoes can cause injury. We sell quality Ballroom/Latin dance shoes for an affordable price.
What is the dress code for classes?
You can wear anything, from jeans to business wear, to evening wear. Generally, workout/yoga wear is good for any of our fitness classes.
What method of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, or cheque in person. You may pay with a credit card online or over the phone. Pre-registration is required for the group classes. Payment can be made in advance on our website or in person on your first class.
What is the class size and what is the general age range?
Depending on our location, we limit the size of the class. We aim for quality not quantity. Depending on the course, we limit the class size to provide the students in the class with the best instruction possible. We offer kids lessons, ranging from 5-12, Teen lessons from 13-18 and adults 19 and up.
Can I make up a class if I miss a lesson in the course?
Most registered classes there are no make-up, except for Salsa levels 1-2. Students must let the instructor know in advance if they will miss a class. There are no refunds or credit given for missed classes. Drop-in classes are pay as you go.
How do private lessons work?
Private lessons can be taken in any style of dance with your instructor of choice. They can be purchased by packages from 5 - 10 or even single lessons. Semi privates are private lessons booked with 3 or more students. We do our best to accommodate your schedule when booking. Payment is required in full for all private lessons, when purchasing a package of 10 lessons, payment can be made in 2 installments.
How do I get there and is there parking?
Please visit our locations page for directions and maps. We offer free parking at all our locations.
Have a question not answered here? Please contact us.
"Use dance to illustrate a higher concept — partnering, traditions, ways to be a better person, new ways of using the mind and body, analogies to personal relationships, something philosophical, beyond the steps."