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Thursday 18 December. Ladies get into Lula Lounge Fridays before 10:00pm. Best deal in town for live salsa and DJ music.

Feliz Navidad! Ba Ba Lu Supper Club is **open** Thursday 25 December Christmas Day for Jueves de Bachata Edicion Navidad Dominicana with DJ Geronimo, and DJ Nilson. No cover before 11:00pm.

Wednesday 17 December. Heart-Canada.com's Baila Conmigo Salsa Dancing Santa edition hits the Heart House of Sweets 2322 Bloor Street West 8:00pm. Wednesday 17 December. Resumes January 2015.

Tuesday 16 December. East end folks, Salsero.ca is running a Salsa & Bachata evening at Simply Swagg Studio 705 Progress Avenue in Scarborough. Save the downtown or Midtown Toronto trek.

Yorkville Village developer First Capital has purchased 136 Yorkville, home of Ba Ba Luu. Work is to start within the next two years. More details here. Monday 8 December. East enders looking for something close to home? No cover - 8:00-11:00pm. Tuesday 9 December Salsa with some Bachata at Simply Swagg Dance Studio 705 Progress Avenue Scarborough.

Monday 1 December. Catch a few vinyl tunes with DJ Gio's YouTube.

Heart-Canada.com's Baila Conmigo Salsa Dancing hits the Heart House of Sweets 2322 Bloor Street West 8:00pm. Wednesday 3 December. No cover, totally decadent cakes, cookies, tarts, sorbets and gelatos on hand. Regular food too. Alcoholic beverages available. Three blocks east of Jane subway.

Friday 28 November. Toronto Dance Salsa Christmas Studio Party Saturday 6 December 5095 Yonge Street - Empress Walk. 70% Salsa; 8:30pm fun starts with a lesson and continues until 1:00am with dancing and shows. $10 cover.

BaSO - Baila Society's Gulsaya in Toronto is teaching Mambo solo and performance classes through TDS for 2015.

Ba Ba Lúu No cover before 10:30pm. Friday night if on guestlist at text VJ Cruz at 519-573-4733.

Thursday 27 November. Uptown Loft is closed Friday 28 November for a private function. Salsa fun resumes Friday 5 December.

Tuesday 25 November. Book your New Year's Eve parties now. Lula Lounge, Ba Ba Luu, el Rancho and more are taking reservations. And they go fast.

Thursday 6 November. Scorpios! Celebrate Frank Bishun's Birthday Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 November at Alleycatz. Live band Monday!

Wednesday 5 November. 905ers can catch Oscar at Dizy Lounge 8159 Yonge Street, Markham and give him more birthday wishes. lesson with Tania, DJ el Romantico spins the tunes. No cover.

Wednesday 29 October. Halloween starts early at Ba Ba Lu Supper Club this evening. Costume gets a free drink at the bar and prize for best costume.

Friday 24 October. GoDanz is also running a Sunday 2 November fundraiser for Latin Energyat their weekly Sunday Salsa Social at Dovercourt.

Thursday 23 October. We're back. Halloween Parties at almost all of Toronto's Salsa and Latin Venues. *And* Latin Energy's Halloween Social is 8:30pm. Saturday 25 October at the Royal Canadian Legion 50 Eighth Street close to Lakeshore Blvd. West & Islington Ave. $15 gets you in. Prize for best costume.

27 July. Connection challenges with Service provider, two FTP clients and numerous emails with log files to sort this out. Our apologies dear readers.

Sunday 29 June. No on site admission for 9th Wasaga Salsa/Bachata Beach Party Saturday 26 July are being sold. Buy your $20 ticket in advance at Wasaga Beach Salsa/Bachata Prty Tix and bring food to feed ten people. Sunday 4 May. Oscar's Latin Groove Productions perform at Mingles Thursday 8 May.

Monday 14 April. El Rancho is closed Good Friday 18 April. Looking for a big salsa dance party? Try the Sheraton Centre and the Toronto Salsa Festival.

Sunday 13 April. DJ El Romantico spins the tunes Tuesday 15 April at Frankie's Alleycatz Bachata Tuesdays.

Tuesday 1 April. Take a peek at iFreeStyle's Blog for info about their events and dance tips.

9:30pm. lesson with Rafide and a 10:00pm. dancing start Thursday 3 April. Latin Thursdays debuts at Alleycatz 2409 Yonge Street, 2 blocks North of Eglinton - east side. $10 cover.

Salsa dancers take close note. Many commercial or nightclub venues are changing their formats away from 100% salsa to broaden their appeal and cover their costs. Take the time to ask the promoter how much salsa or bachata or tango or whatever genre you are looking for will be played. Ask the question to avoid any disappointment. At this time the only place that plays 100% salsa is Toronto Salsa Practice.

Danilo drops by Ba Ba Luu Wednesday night with DJ Giovanni.

Monday 31 March. Intermediate to advanced dancer looking to perform Salsa? 9:00pm. Wednesday 9 April Steps Dance Studio Salsa Performance class starts.

Latin Energy spring Salsa Performance class starts 9:15pm. Thursday 3 April to 15 May. $120 includes entr to the May social to perform. Great for 905ers

Latin themed partiers looking for their Top 40, Brazilian, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and such may want to try Wednesday 9 April. Latin Flow Wednesdays at Estate 224 Richmond Street West. DJ Jimmy 'Suave' Hernandez, DJ Alberth Moreno, DJ 507; DJ Mario. Free lesson with Vladimir. $4 Coronas; $100 bottles; $4 Tequila shots.

Thursday 27 March. Midtown 416ers, take a peek at Bravo's Party Dance & Fitness Studio 2342 Dufferin @ Eglinton. 8:00pm. Friday 28 March. Free Salsa-Merengue-Bachata workshop. Party to follow.

8:00pm. Saturday 19 April, Jack & Jill Party for long time Toronto Salsa and latin dancer Martin Samuels and Yudilmari at El Rancho. $20, cash bar, door prizes, and more.

Tuesday 25 March. Frank Bishun's Bachata Tuesday and Ba Ba Luu's Salsa Tuesdays are the current Tuesday latin dance destinations.

Monday 17 March. Brand new to salsa or other nightclub latin dances? Steps Dance Studio $50 one month of unlimited dance classes deal is for you. Deets on their site.

Looking for a warm-up for the Latin Dance Cup Qualifier? Saturday 22 March 2014 Salsa Dance Fever in Montreal is for you 1 March registration deadline, Pro-Am heat Division for Salsa, Bachata, Hustle; Showcase Division - Am-Am for Salsa, Bachata; Pro-Am for Salsa; and Team Division - Semi-Pro for Salsa, Bachata. email r.event.agency@gmail.com Complete Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/241225049376129/?source=29

Monday 3 March. 2014's Toronto Salsa Festival needs few more volunteers for this year! Must be energetic & reliable. All volunteers receive All-Access Full Pass!
Please e-mail mb.entertainment@hotmail.com.

Monday 24 February. Experienced professional male salsa dancer for gig on 7:00pm. Saturday 1 March in Toronto. Pay $150. Contact gigs@torontodance.com

Try something a little different, Urban folk Afro-Latin Polka band Crazy Voda is a refreshing journey embracing Eastern European and Afro-Latin traditions. 8:00pm. Friday 28 February at Lula Lounge.

Sunday 23 February. Ba Ba Lu Supper Club is now running Classic Sundays with DJ Alejo -- Salsa - Merengue - Bachata.
Thursday 20 February. Why not join DJ El Romantico Friday 21 February at Uptown loft for "Flashlight Night" bring your best pocket sized light.

Wednesday 19 February. Two free tickets to the upcoming Wednesday 5 March Cuban Son orquestra Sierra Maestra at Lula could be yours. Email charissa@smallworldmusic.com with the name of the presenter for a chance to win. Hint, read the following link carefully. Lula Event Sierra Maestra.

Tuesday 18 February. Toronto Salsa Practice is the subject of an upcoming documentary, Toronto Salsa Practice - A Model for a City in the Making. Check out the link.

Thursday 6 February. Looking for a Latin Night? Then this may be for you. Friday 7 February Red Hot - aka Blue Suede Sue - Shoes Latin Heat Invasion at 75 Watline Avenue Mississauga. Bachata - Salsa - Regaeton - Merengue - Cumbia with DJ Casanova and DJ Bruno Falvo. RSVP/info contactus@bluesudesues.ca

Wednesday 5 February. Maybe worth a visit - 9:00pm. Loco Fridays Valdez Latino Street Food 606 King Street West @ Portland. DJ Casilmas spins the tunes - Salsa - Merengue - bachata - top 40. No cover.

Tuesday 4 February. 2014 World Music Album of the Year Juno nominees of interest are:
"Sabor A Caf" Adonis Puentes who is latin artist Alex Cuba's twin brother; and Toronto's David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana "Walk to the Sea." Vote for your favourite at Juno of Choice.

Monday 3 February. Wednesday 5 February at Ba Ba Luu is your last chance over the next six months to see Cadance Dance Academy's Patrick Danquah. He is travelling throughout asia for six months. Drop by and wish him luck.

Thursday 30 January. Private dance lessons for Valentine's Day? Surprise your sweetie with City Dance Corps's special offer. Visit their site for details.

Ba Ba Luu is closed Sunday 2 & 9 February for renovations. Ba Ba Luu is open for all other regular nights. Don't forget kick your Ba Ba Luu Sunday with Ontario Family Day 16 Febrary with DJ Alego and DJ Giovanni.

Monday 27 January. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with Cadence Dance Academy's Clifton with Toronto Salsera

Stay Hot at Ricky Ricardo 423 College @ Bathurst - ex Moskito Bite - ex Plaza Flamingo - Salsa Tuesdays with complimentary Mexican Hot Chocolate c/o Chef Hilda Soriano. To die for. Try the other items on their menu too.

Dang Lambert may be planning a Toronto Salsa Nights NYE Party! You may wish to mark your calendars.

Saturday 25 January. LifeLivedRight Productions Toronto Salsa Practice Documentary Trailer is looking at Toronto's longest running 100% salsa social.

Monday 20 January. Toronto Salsa Practice celebrates 13 years of fun 3:30pm. Saturday 25 January at Trinity-St. Paul's Church 427 Bloor Street West, South side of Bloor, just west of Spadina, across from the Metro grocery. Cake will be served. Peek at 12 Years of TSP Fun

Salsa Tuesdays continue 21 January at Ricky Ricardo 423 College @ Bathurst - ex Moskito Bite - ex Plaza Flamingo. DJ Efren - ex-Berlin; MC Angelito ex Six Degrees; LatinGroveProductions' Oscar teaches the lesson. No Cover.

Thursday 16 January. Until 30 March 2014, Ba Ba Lu Dinner Package Discount offers dinner for 2 consisting of any 1 shared appetizer up to $ 19.95; 2 entrees up to $34 each; or a shared paella up to $54; , 1 shared dessert up to 7.95. Reservations required and must be made 24 hours in advance. Limit 2 vouchers per table. This voucher is valid during business hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Not valid on Saturdays.

Tuesday 14 January. Frank Bishun is running a "Alleycatz Tuesday" Tuesday 14 January. 8:00-9:30pm. Lesson. $5 cover and ladies are free until 10:00pm. Alleycatz 2409 Yonge Street, 2 blocks North of Eglinton - east side. DJ Frankie and DJ Duck.

Dancers, Choreographers, promoters, social dancers, instructors, venue owners please take the Canada Council of The Arts Dance Survey. For a Canada wide Dance community snapshot.
Monday 13 January. Six Degrees is closed. Latin/Salsa Tuesdays are no longer running. Those looking for their Tuesday Latin/Salsa Fix, try Ricky Ricardo 423 College @ Bathurst - ex Moskito Bite - ex Plaza Flamingo. DJ Efren - ex-Berlin; MC Angelito ex Six Degrees; LatinGroveProductions' Oscar teaches the lesson. No Cover.

Tuesday 14 January. $5 cover. Clinton is hosting a 50-50 Salsa-Bachata night at 30 Up Club 22 Dorchester Avenue, Etobicoke.
Directions by Car - QEW and Islington: heading north turn left on Queensway, then 1st street left is Dorchester ave. We're about halfway down the street, adjacent to the Cinema. By TTC - Subway to Kipling, Kipling bus south and get off at Queensway. Walk 3 minutes across cinema parking lot to the 30 Up Club, which is the 1st street west of Islington on Queensway.

Sunday 12 January. Salsa returns to College and Bathurst Tuesday 14 January- Ricky Ricardo 423 College - ex Moskito Bite - ex Plaza Flamingo. Dj Efren - ex-Berlin; MC Angelito ex Six Degrees; Oscar teaches the lesson. No Cover.

Wednesday 8 January. Jay Vasquez and Salsa Heat Salsa Wednesdays at Seven44 Restaurant & Lounge is cancelled Wednesday 8 January. Resumes next week.

Tuesday 7 January. Six Degrees Latin Tuesday is *closed* Tuesday 7 January. Frozen piping.

Sunday 5 January. Ba Ba Luu is closed Sunday 5 January due to the weather conditions.

Friday 3 January. For January, Cuba Libre Fridays ladies are free before 10:00pm. at Lula Lounge

Thursday 2 January. Alleycatz is open Monday 6 January. DJ El Romantico spins the tunes. Previous private function is cancelled. Alleycatz is open for salsa.

Saturday 28 December. Stuck for a New Year's Party, then Errol's New Year party is for you. 8:00pm. Tuesday 31 December at Love To Dance 252 Eglinton Avenue East, 2nd Floor. $30 28 December. $40 29-31 December - RSVP ejdsouza@yahoo.com or 416-804-5030. No tickets at the door. Catered hot meal and desserts included.

Saturday 28 December only - $28 per person dinner package @ Lula Lounge.

The Sunday Salsa Social is running as usual Sunday 29 December at Dovercourt House 805 Dovercourt Ave @ Ossington Subway Station - western exit.

Salsa Dancers in Toronto Miguel and Karen Clark are teaching salsa 2:30-3:30pm. Saturdays at Trinity Saint Paul Church. Fun starts 4 January 2014.

Monday 23 December. Alleycatz is open Monday 23 December for Salsa Mondays with DJ El Romantico. Lessons from 8:00pm Dancing at 9:30pm.

Dovercourt may be the place to be 7:00pm. Thursday 26 December for Baila Con Gusto Boxing Day 2013 party. Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata. $20; $25 at the door.

Friday 20 December. 10:00pm. Saturday 21 December is United Salseros' Christmas Party with Gusto Entertainment at House of Moments 386 Carlaw Avenue. DJ Francisco Garcia - Vintage Mambo, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Top 40. $15 by 20 December or $20 at the door. info or RSVP Teddy@unitedsalseros.com .

Thursday 19 December.Bella Dannce Show Fashion Show Competition at the Friday 20 December LGP /Dance Connexion Holiday Party - Dovercourt House. 10 volunteer ladies strut their stuff with beautiful Bella Dance Shoes at the party. Not to worry Bella has have your size. Best cat walk takes home that pair, or certificate for value of full pair. All 9 other contestants take home a $75 certificate! Sign up first come first served *in person* at the party before 8:30pm.

Wednesday 18 December. Castell - Los Homeless Latin Band - Entertainment starts "Live Salsa Wednesdays at Lounge Seven44 744 Pleasant Road, south of Eglinton. is on Hiatus -opens again Wednesday 8 January 2014! info@castellentertainment.com to join the guest list. Big floor for dancing.

Monday 16 December. GTA's own Jenalyn took third in the Soloist division at the 2013 World LatinDance Cup in Miami!
Thursday 12 December. Toronto's Lisa Portis & Nita Calzini made it to the World Latin Dance Cup Semi-finals in Florida. All the best.

Monday 2 December.Mid-town 416ers and more looking for a live Salsa Wednesday? Castell - Los Homeless Latin Band - Entertainment starts "Live Salsa Wednesdays at Lounge Seven44 744 Pleasant Road, south of Eglinton. Ten minute walk from Eglinton & Yonge. 7:00pm. doors open; 8:30pm. live band; Half price fajitas and drink specials; $10 cover; $5 for dance students - teachers guest list; info@castellentertainment.com to join the guest list. Big floor for dancing.

Friday 29 November. Friday 29 November, Oakville's NYX Lounge 407 Speer's road, Unit 5 is Ground Zero for Salsa and more. Party starts 9:00pm. with a free lesson. $10 cover, ladies free if they arrive before 9:00pm. $4 drinks before 11:00pm. DJ Pachanga Moses spins the tunes. 905-921-7878 for info.

Thursday 28 November. Showtime with Sharon & Mike 2:45pm. Sunday 1 December NFL Football Festival Yonge-Dundas Square. Nine minutes of dance mayhem on the stage.

7:00pm. Thursday 28 November Salsaholics are having a free all level lesson and 8:00pm. Social dance with a food & shoe & jewelery sale. Trinity Saint Paul Church Trinity-St. Paul's Church 427 Bloor Street West, South side of Bloor, just west of Spadina, across from the Metro grocery. is the place.

Dancers - social dancers, performers, pros, amateurs - regardless of genre, take a few moments with the Canada Council For The Arts Dance Survey. Help to show the depth and breadth of Canada's dance community and participants.

Wednesday 27 November. 2013 Canada Salsa Congress Thursday & Friday performances now posted on Canada Salsa Congress Video Channel. Fandango Productions rock.

Mid-town 416ers and more looking for a live salsa Wednesday 27, Castell - Los Homeless Latin Band - Entertainment starts "Live Salsa Wednesdays 27 November at Lounge Seven44 744 Pleasant Road, south of Eglinton. Ten minute walk from Eglinton & Yonge. 7:00pm. doors open; 8:30pm. live band; Half price fajitas and drink specials; $10 cover; $5 for dance students - teachers guest list; info@castellentertainment.com to join the guest list. Big floor for dancing.

Tuesday 26 November. DJ Nilson plays Six Degrees *and* starting Tuesday 26 November, a $5 cover charge is in effect before 10:00pm. The cover is $10 after 10:00pm. No more guest list.

Friday 22 November. Arrive at Lula Lounge 1585 dundas Street West before 8:30pm. say, "I'm a Lula subscriber" and receive free admission to hear Pablosky's A40 Groove. Admission to the early Friday sessions show includes the dance lesson and Yani Borrell and the Clave Kings.

This in at 5:20pm. DJ Emmix will be replacing Jorge "el Romantico" at El Rancho Friday 22 November. Personal business obligations for Jorge.

Uptown Loft is closed Friday 22 November, open again 29 November. Catch Jorge "el Romantico" at El Rancho Friday 22 November.

Wednesday 20 November. Mid-town 416ers and more looking for a live salsa Wednesday, Castell - Los Homeless Latin Band - Entertainment starts "Live Salsa Wednesdays 27 November at Lounge Seven44 744 Pleasant Road, south of Eglinton. Ten minute walk from Eglinton & Yonge. 7:00pm. doors open; 8:30pm. live band; Half price fajitas and drink specials; $10 cover; $5 for dance students - teachers guest list; info@castellentertainment.com to join the guest list. Big floor for dancing.

Monday 18 November. Steps is holding a fundraising for the Philippines Flashmob 5:30-7:00pm. Sunday 1 December Ultimate Athletics Club 1216 Yonge Street. 2nd floor South of Saint Clair AVenue @ Summerhill Subway station. Showtime is 14 December at their 3rd Annual Winter Ball. Drop by, learn the routine and donate for the cause - even if performance is not your thing. All proceeds go to UNICEF.

Thursday 14 November. Looking for some Friday fun - dinner, lesson and dancing to live music? Lula Lounge Facebook Friday discount is for you.

Thursday 7 November. 2013 Canada Salsa Congress performance and competition videos now being posted on http://www.youtube.com/user/CanSalsaCongress?feature=watch

This just in. 9:30pm. Thursday 7 November, Salsa at Tequila 185 185 Main Street (rear entrance), Newmarket. Free.

Catch your Casino Rueda fix with Afro Latin Dance CompanyFriday 7 November at Lula Lounge and listen to real live Toronto latin and salsa musicians on Lula Lounge Essential Tracks Vol. 1. Ask your Toronto Latin DJ to play a few.



ViveMarioFundraiser for Dance to Live Paula's Father who is fighting bladder cancer and more 6:00pm. Friday 8 November San Lorenzo Parish Basement 2981 Dufferin Street. 3 blocks south of Lawrence Avenue West. 8:00pm. Showtime with Dance to Live's Jose and Paula, Latin Groove Productions, Chilean Folklore music performances by Claudio & Cristian Saldivia of Proyecto Altiplano with Alexis Ratsch. Mexican and Latin American Boleros and Rumbas by Jorge and Yuri Lopez, Contemporary dance performance by Jena Alma Singh. Salsa dancing to follow. Chilean and Argentinian empanadas, vino too. Raffle with prizes. $20 minimum donation.

Mid-town 416ers and more looking for a live salsa Wednesday, Castell - Los Homeless Latin Band - Entertainment starts "Live Salsa Wednesdays 27 November at Lounge Seven44 744 Pleasant Road, south of Eglinton. Ten minute walk from Eglinton & Yonge. 7:00pm. doors open; 8:30pm. live band; Half price fajitas and drink specials; $10 cover; $5 for dance students - teachers guest list; info@castellentertainment.com to join the guest list. Big floor for dancing.
Monday 4 November. Show videos from the 2013 Canada Salsa Congress are being uploaded on the Canada Salsa Congress Youtube Channel.

Friday 1 November. P.O.S.E wants you 2:00pm. Saturday 9 November for A Cha Cha workshop. 179 Dundas Street East. A short five minute walk east from Yonge Street.

Thusday 31 October. "Are you ready for a Zombie Attack"?? Another great enter to our Halloween Giveaway!! Win Dinner & Show for 2 on Friday night @ Lula Lounge. Simply post a picture of your Halloween costume - or your kid's or your loved one's costume - on Lula Facebook Page. Bonus for Friday 1 November - $5 Day of the Dead Tequila shots. Lula Halloween concludes Saturday 2 November. Bring on your best/worst face for it.

Friday 25 October. United Salseros is running another Social Butterfly at Dovercourt House Saturday 26 October. Dig through the details here. Social Butterfly

Halloween starts early at Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street West -- 2 blocks west of Dufferin. Friday 25 October with Soul2Sole Friday 25 october and continues Saturday 26 October with Baila Boogaloo Dance Company. Live bands, award winning cuisine, costume prizes on both nights.
Monday 21 October. It's Halloween at Gustavo Patsan's Ricky Ricardo's "I love Fridays." 423 College Street - ex Plaza Flamingo, ex Moskito Bite; No cover for ladies before midnight; DJ Robert "Duck" mixes Bachata 8:00-11:00pm. 11:00-closing, DJ Mechon mixes Mambo/Salsa/Cumbia/Merengue/Bachata. Dinner available from 4:00-10:00pm. Costumes encouraged.

Friday 18 October. Bachata people may be interested in Gustavo Patsan's Ricky Ricardo's "I love Fridays." 423 College Street - ex Plaza Flamingo, ex Moskito Bite; No cover; DJ Robert "Duck" mixes Bachata 8:00-11:00pm. 11:00-closing, DJ Mechon mixes Mambo/Salsa/Cumbia/Merengue/Bachata. Dinner available from 4:00-10:00pm.

Tuesday 15 October. No cover all evening for Agua Tuesdays at Studio Event Theatre - SET 333 King Street West - short walk west of John Street.

Thursday 10 October. Tania's Dance ConneXion Amateur Salsa Team debuts their routine at Mingles Lounge Thursday 10 October.

Tracie from Toronto Dance Salsa teaches the lesson Friday 11 October at Uptown Loft.

Saturday 21 September. Havana D'Primera hld over for Saturday 21 September at Lula Lounge Tickets still available!!! visit their site for RSVP!

Friday 20 September. 6:30pm. Havana D'Primera ticket update. About 20-30 ickets will be released when the doors at 7:00pm. $50 each. And a few tickets may be released very late in evening as people leave, depending depend on capacity.
Havana D' Primera's last night in Toronto at Lula Lounge Tickets still available!!!

Monday 16 September. What does one do with a case of lemons? Make Limoncello! That is what Social Dance Spot is doing following a very recent flood that drowned their studio. Re-opening Friday 18 October! email them for up to minute details.

Tuesday 10 September. UnitedSalseros new location is Martha Hicks 1660 Avenue Road (west side) 2nd Floor. 20-minute walk from Yonge & Lawrence - or - a 5-minute walk from Lawrence & Avenue Road. You can also catch the 61 bus from Eglinton Subway station, which will drop you 2 blocks away.

Friday 6 September. BASo NY's Gulsaya starts another Mambo/On2/ New York Style Salsa Partnerwork Class 3:00-5:00pm. Sunday 22 September - 27 October at The Dance Annex 527 Bloor Street West. Info/RSVP gulsaya@gmail.com. Toronto Salsera Yoanna interviews BASo NYC Gulsaya. Worth the read and insight.



VJ Kruz returns to Ba Ba Lu Tropical Fridays as the new resident DJ.

Thursday 5 September. Cuba Libre Fridays continue at Lula Lounge 6 September. 8:00pm. Dave Restivo Trio Live; 10:30pm. Son Ache live + salsa lesson + DJ + $4 Cuba Libres all night & Ladies pay no cover before 10:00pm.

Wednesday 4 September. 8:00pm. Saturday 14 September Latin Energy's Saturday Monthly Salsa Night - Royal Canadian Legion - 150 8th Street @ Lakeshore & Islington - features a special show by Dancing with the Stars Anya Fuchs and Montreal's own Victor Alexis! Cowboys & Seoritas theme! - Wear your best cowboy Stetsons and boots and spurs!

Thursday 29 August. Go Danz Sunday Salsa Social - No Labour Day Sunday 1 September class... just the dancing!

P.O.S.E and GoDanz and Carnival spice and Everything Nice will be putting out hot and spicy Salsa 1:30-2:00pm. Harbourfront Redpathh Stage (the round one) Monday 2 September at Harbourfront's Hot and Spicy Festival. 4:00-4:30pm. Workshop at the 'Orchard' Location.

Ba Ba Lu long week-end fun Sunday 1 September - Ladies free before 10:00pm. Men pay cover after 9:00pm.

Tuesday 27 August. Friday 30 August is Lula Lounge's very last Cuba Libre Friday!!! Last chance for amazing live salsa band + salsa lesson + DJ + $4 Cuba Libres + $35 per person dinner special & Ladies pay no cover before 10:00pm.

Monday 26 August. Steps Dance Studio is closed from Monday 26 August to Sunday 8 September. Fall classes start Monday 9 September.

Friday 23 August. Looking for a fun Saturday night? Celebrate 12 years of DJ Nilson in Toronto at Dovercourt House
805 Dovercourt Ave @ Ossington Subway Station - western exit. Workshops with Franklin Liranzo. DJ Gury Gury spins tunes. 8:00-9:00pm. Shines; 9:00-10:00pm. Partnerwork; 10:00pm. Social dancing. Shows later. Catch Nader Nader & La Familia reprise their MJ tribute from 2013's chim Pum Callao Salsa Congress.

Salsa returns to Harbourfront two ways at Monday 2 September's "Hot and Spicy Food Festival + Salsa!" And it's showtime 1:30pm with P.O.S.E. Dance, GoDanz, and Carnival Spice and Everything Nice at the Redpath Stage. Workshop 4:00 pm with P.O.S.E. Dance in the North Orchard.

Wednesday 21 August. Toronto Salsera takes us through her very first salsa performance at the 4th Chim Pum Callao Salsa Congress in Niagara Falls.

iFreestyle.ca's Caryl celebrates her birthday tonight at Ba Ba Luu. Free before 9:00pm.

CNE peeps! 4:30pm. Saturday 24 August at the International Stage, Latin Energy puts out a 30 minute show!

Social Dancer posted new impressions about ladies dressing up. Take a peek.

Thursday 15 August. Toronto salsa dancer and socialite Gustavo Patzan is featured in the upcoming issue of Eligible Magazine.

Monday 12 August. Discount Havana d'Primera Tickets for Thursday 19 September $30. info@lula.ca expires 19 August.

Friday 9 August. Bailer Bailer meets Opa! BASo Ladies troupe hits Taste of the Danforth 8:00pm. 10 August at the Broadview and Danforth mainstage!

Thursday 8 August. 6:00-9:00pm. Thursday 8 August Ontario Square, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West 2015 StreetSide opens with Lula All Stars playing a gig from back of vintage pick-up truck.

Giovanni and the Los Salsomanos perform Thursday 8 August at Mingles
735 Kipling Avenue. Near Jutland, in Etobicoke.

Tuesday 6 August. DJ George 'El Romantico spins some of the tunes at Agua, a Latin night 9:00pm. Tuesday 6 August on the rooftop patio of The Burroughes 639 Queen Street West. $10 cover. Lesson with Soul2sole Dance Company $4 Coronas. DJ Francisco Garcia with Mambo Salsa Bachata. VJ Kruz with Latin and Top 40 on the patio. Free wine tasting c/o Vineland Estates Winery.

Wednesday 7 August. Salsa/Bachata returns to Epic Lounge 1355 Saint Clair Avenue West at Lansdowne 10:00pm. Friday 9 August with DJ Giovanni and the iFreeStyle.ca gang. $10 cover, $5 martinis all evening.

Thursday 1 August. Dancelife is throwing a BYOB Party 10:00pm.Friday 2 August at their studio 593 Yonge Street. The last one was a blast! Salsa is on the menu.

Wednesday 31 July. Lulalicious Caribana Fri-Sat. 2-3 August Week-end special $35 dinner - live band - lesson - info@lula.ca

VJ Kruz moves into Ba Ba Luu for the long week-end - Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2-4 August.

Friday 26 July. El Romantico spins the tunes at El Rancho Saturday 27 July!

Thursday 25 July. Live Puerto Rico Salsa Competition video stream

Monday 15 July. BlogTO at Salsa On Saint Clair

Gustavo Patzan launches Agua, a Latin night 9:00pm. Tuesday 6 August on the rooftop patio of The Burroughes 639 Queen Street West. $10 cover. Lesson with Soul2sole Dance Coompany $4 Coronas. DJ Francisco Garcia with Mambo Salsa Bachata. VJ Kruz with Latin and Top 40 on the patio. Free wine tasting c/o Vineland Estates Winery.

Tuesday 9 July. All classes are running at City Dance Corps this evening. Their power is on as of 7:11pm.

Tickets still available for DanceLife Studio's Friday 12 July 3rd Annual DanceLife Dance Cruise. Boarding 8:00pm. Sails 9:00pm. Sharp! Enterprise 2000 242 Cherry Street, Pier 35.
Here is some 2012 Boat Cruise Fun

Canada Salsa Congress News for Out-of-Towners - Porter Airlines is having a sale until Friday 12 July. If you are flying to Toronto for the Canada Salsa Congress from New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Ottawa, and want a good deal, visit Porter Airlines Toronto City Centre Airport is just 10 minutes from the Sheraton Centre Hotel.

Steps Dance Studio is looking for a few more volunteers to help out at the Steps booth Saturday-Sunday 13-14 July at Salsa on St. Clair. We need people who are friendly, outgoing and love to dance, especially need people between 5:00-9:00pm. info@stepsdancestudio.com if interested!

City Dance Corps currently has no power as of 5:35pm.
The following classes are still running: 6:00-7:00pm: Cardio Hip Hop; Power Barre;
7:00-8:00pm: Afro-fusion, Jazz fundamentals.
All other classes will be cancelled if there is still no by 6:00pm. Listen to voicemail at 416-260-2356 for latest updates.

Students - please check to see if your classes are on this evening. Post rain - flood power shortages are still around the GTA.

Monday 8 July. DJ Romantico returns to Six Degrees Salsa Tuesday 9 July 2013.

Start Salsa On Saint Clair week-end with a touch of white! Friday 12 July is Ba Ba Lu's annual White Party.

Saturday 22 June. iFreeStyle.ca has organized a Paul Chivers-Herteis tribute evening Wednesday 26 June at Ba Ba Luu.

SalsaTO.ca captured a few memories going back to 18 October 2005 Paul Chivers Birthday Pics. Apparently Changui Havana is playing mainstage 8:00pm Fairbank Village Multi-Cultural Fest - Eglinton West at Dufferin on their main stage.

A few more bits of info below. Other salsa / latin musicians include Sol de Cuba, Imbayakunas.

http://www.thecrosstown.ca/news-media/whats-new/join-us-at-the-fairbank-village-multicultural-fest

Friday 21 June. Salsa Out of the City - Take the drive to Blue Mountain Friday and Saturday 21-22 June for TLN's Salsa at Blue Mountain. Catch Giovanni and Los Salsomanos through those two days.

Toronto Jazz Festival Treat - No Cover Friday 21 June at Lula Libra Lounge. Live salsa and jazz for dancing and DJ for dancing.

Wednesday 19 June. Obituary Paul Chivers-Herteis, longtime Toronto Salsa dancer and DJ died 23 May 2013. Friends and Family will be received for a Memorial Service Noon/12:00pm Saturday 22 June at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. West, between Islington & Kipling Aves. 416-259-3705 for information.

Steps Dance Studio is on the move. 2:00-5:00pm. Sunday 21 July Free Open House at Ultimate Athletics Club 1216 Yonge Street. 2nd floor South of Saint Clair Avenue @ Summerhill Subway station. *And.* 5:00-8:00pm. $5 Steps Re-union Party - Salsa, Bachata, Hustle & Cha Cha - all ages welcome!

Tuesday 18 June. 8:00pm. Tuesday 18 June. Lady Son - Latin & Cuban Music live - Luminato @ David Pecaut Square - King & Duncan, south side, west of University Avenue.

Ba Ba Lu is closed for a private event Sunday 23 June. Social Sundays return Sunday 7 July with Kizomba.

Monday 17 June. Steps Dance Studio is on the move. Open House *** Postponed *** at Ultimate Athletics Club 1216 Yonge Street. 2nd floor South of Saint Clair Avenue @ Summerhill Subway station. Please continue to go to 378 Eglinton Avenue West. Just west of Avenue Road.

Wednesday 1 June. Saturday 15 June DJ El Romantico plays Lula Lounge Saturday 15 June. Orquestra Fantasia plays, dinner sold out, dancing is not!

Tuesday 11 June. Kizomba Flash mobbers - Location change - from Y-D Square to Eaton Centre by the big fountain at the MAC store. Men, face the MAC store. Time is still 3:00pm. Have fun - good luck.

Salsa for a good cause, 2:00pm.(arrive early to ensure your spot) Saturday 15 June hit the Metro Convention Centre to break a Guiness World record for most salsa dancers. $30 per person. Monies go to Sick Kids Foundation (Hospital for Sick Children) cityDanceCorps runs the salsa portion. The day is run by TorontoFitnessChallenge.com.

Ba Ba Lu's 3rd Dine with me in the Dark 7:00pm Friday 14 June is for you. A steal at $35 prix fixe per person.

Monday 10 June. George "el Romantico" returns to Alleycatz Monday 10 June.

Steps Dance Studio is on the move. Open House is 2:00-5:00pm. Saturday 22 June at Ultimate Athletics Club 1216 Yonge Street. 2nd floor South of Saint Clair Avenue @ Summerhill Subway station. Free lessons, and, "Dance More - Pay Less." New session of classes start Tuesday 2 July at the new location.

For an introspective and informative take on dance and salsa, the Confessions of a Salsera is worth a second look.

Friday. 7 June. Sunny day for Saturday 8 June so drop by Dundas Street West for the first Dundas West Fest. Hit the Suzanne Manvell Free Dance Lesson Zone and catch Afrolatino, Agap Dance Life, Baila Boogaloo, Go Danz, Miko Sobreira and more.

Thursday 6 June. Uptown Loft is *closed* Friday 7 June for a private event. Why not take in some New York Salsa - On2 - Mambo Friday 7 June at Joy of Dance Centre 95 Danforth Ave, 3rd floor. Lesson starts 7:00. Dancing Starts 10:00pm. DJ Amarok spins the tunes. Info/RSVP gulsaya@bailasociety.com. Workshops 4:00-6:00pm. Saturday 8 June and 2:00-4:00pm. Sunday 9 June. Taught by BASo's Ahtoy, Joseph and Bernard

Wednesday 5 June. Salsa Competition, $5 Caipirinha, $3.50 Coronas all night at Mingles Salsa / Latin Thursday 6 June 735 Kipling Avenue. South of Dundas close to Kipling Subway station. Guest DJ Alego and DJ Carlito. Fun starts with 9:30pm. lesson with Vladimir And Tania Wong.

Friday 31 May. DJ El Romantico returns to 6 Degrees Salsa Tuesdays Tuesday 4 June. Arrive early, no cover before 10:00pm. Capirinha specials all night!

Thursday 30 May. 8:00-10:00pm. Tuesday 18 June. Luminato Festival David Pecaut Square, Lady son Live.

Salsa-Bachata Friday returns Friday 31 May at London Pub 9724 Yonge St Richmond Hill; DJ Gary Geronimo spins the tunes; No cover. Free Lesson; 9:00pm. Doors open.

Monday 27 May. Students, check with your dance school for the next session of classes. A lot are starting new ones this week!

It's a vinyl night Wednesday 29 May at Ba Ba Lu as DJ Gury Gury returns with DJ Gio. Fun starts at 9:00pm with a lesson from iFreestyle.ca.

Guest DJ at six Degrees Tuesday 28 May is Alejo.
Win a Gold 1 year VIP Card in 6 Degrees Facebook VIP card contest.

Thursday 23 May. No Sidewalk Salsa Thursday 23 May.

Cuban music fans, Six Degrees 9:00pm. Friday 23 May with Cafe Cubano and AfroLatino Dance. $10 for the fun.

Wednesday 22 May. Thurs-Sun. 10-13 October 2013. 11th Canada Salsa Congress & Competition Shopping cart now open. And it's back at the Sheraton Centre.

Thursday 16 May. DJ El Romantico plays the Spring Tulip Dance Festival at the Hamilton Convention Centre 1 Summer's Lane Hamilton, Saturday night 18 May.

Friday 10 May. DJ Giovanni plays El Rancho Friday 10 May downstairs with Steps Dance Studio Jennifer's Latin Hustle and Salsa. Fun begins 8:00pm. with Latin Hustle lesson.

9:00pm. Saturday 11 May. Spanish Harlem Salsa & Fashion Show with Blackbird Studio at This Ain't Hollywood 345 Saint James Street North, Hamilton. Mink Deville Performed by The Orphans; Fehn foss - Tiny Bill Cody - Melissa Marches - Week-end Riot Club and Miss Ginger Saint James; Salsa Soul Dance Troupe. Guest DJ is Jorge 'el Romantico.'

Wednesday 8 May. Wednesday 8 May, Latin goes to Mississauga with VJ Kruz, DJ Danny Castro with "Latin Heat Wednesdays" at West 50 Pourhouse and Grill - 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga. South on the South East quadrant of Square One. 9:00pm. Lesson.

BaSO - Baila Society's Gulsaya in Toronto has a number of upcoming NYC Mambo/On2 classes starting in May.

Monday 6 May. City Dance Corps's Cornell Manning is running a four week Beginner Salsa Class starting 8:00pm. Tuesday 7 - 28 May. Pay by the class or by the whole course.

Thursday 2 May. Sidewalk Salsa's "Dancing at the Dominos" starts 9:30pm. Thursday 2 May. Bring $1 for batteries. Cement ground. Have fun.

Tuesday 30 April. CFRU 93.3fm DJ Gury Gury's Viejoteca celebrates ten years Wednesday 2 May at E-Bar, 41 Quebec Street, Guelph. Wilson Acevedo and his SalsaMeetsJazz Band live. Guest DJ Javier Riviera.

Monday 29 April. Six Degrees Gold Card Contest. Win admission every Tuesday at Six Degrees for 1 year (over $500 value).
Must be the first 100 to this link photo.
Four steps to win: Like this VIP GOLD CARD photo; Share this photo in your timeline; Comment with "I shared the photo;" Like the 'Six Degrees Salsa Page'

Huey Dunbar concert is delayed. Please get refund from the person you purchased ticket from. Direct questions to info@purent.ca
Tuesday 16 April. BASo NY Salsa / On2 - Mambo Partnerwork Class with Gulsaya 3:00-5:00pm. Sunday 5 May - 16 June at The Dance Annex 527 Bloor St West - west of Spadina. For beginners or Salsa Dancers wishing to learn a new dance. RSVP or more info at gulsaya@facebook.com.

Friday 12 April. 9:00pm. Saturday 13 April Latin Jazz with Steve Ross, Don Naduriak, Alexander Brown, and Max Senitt at Desotos 1079 Saint Clair Avenue West. Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, samba and more.

Thursday 4 April. Lula 2 for 1 Dinner and Show - Friday 5 April.$49 two people can enjoy a three course latin fusion meal with choice of fish, chicken or vegetarian tamale as the entree. The price also includes the 8:00pm. concert by Louis Simao Trio, DJ Suave and live salsa with Cafe Cubano at 10:30pm.

DJ Jimmy 'Suave' Hernandez plays at Mingles Thursday 4 April. Mingles 735 Kipling Avenue. South of Dundas close to Kipling Subway station.

Wednesday 27 March. One Thursday only! El Rancho - 430 College Street @ Bathurst - is open Thursday 28 March for dancing until 3:00am. and dining(6:00-11:00pm). Good Friday 29 March, no dancing, restaurant (6:00-11:00pm) only. Saturday 30 March, Partay and eat as usual with DJ el Romancito1

Tuesday 26 March. Cafe Cubano plays 6 Degrees Salsa Tuesdays Tuesday 26 March.

GoDanz Sunday Salsa Socials at Dovercourt goes Easter Sunday 31 March.

SalsaTO.ca's Mike & Sharon debut their new show Sunday 31 March at the Toronto Salsa Festival - Sheraton Centre on Queen Street West.

Monday 18 March. Cafe Cubano plays 6 Degrees Salsa Tuesdays Tuesday 19 March.

Wednesday 6 March. 5:00-7:00pm. Saturday 9 March, City Dance Corps presents SYTYCD's Nico Archambault's Urban Contemporary Special Guest Workshop. $20 gets you two whole hours of choreography by a master!

Tuesday 26 February. Bachata contest starts hursday 27 February at Mingles -- and Big Brother Canada premieres. Season ten winner Dan Gheesling parties Thursday at Mingles.

Saturday 23 February. Toronto's Tania and Quebec's Renaud took third in the World Bachata Championships at the 2013 Hong Kong Salsa Festival.

Wednesday 20 February. Latin Energy's Vanesa Stay is looking for a Tuesday night Mississauga located dance studio with mirrors rental ASAP! email info@laatinenergy.ca

This may provide insight into dancers... My name is Liv Kuznetsov and Im a York U psychology undergrad. Im writing my thesis on the psychological characteristics of non-professional dancers of the Latin style, and YOU are qualified to participate! Please help me gather data by completing this short survey, which shouldnt take more than 15 minutes.
Link below.
Psychological Characteristics of Non-professional Dancers

Tuesday 12 February. DanceLife.com's 9:00pm. Friday 15 February BYOB Valentine's Party - no cover. Just bring your own beverages and snacks.

Monday 11 February. It is 2 for 1 cover at Ba Ba Lu Wednesday, this Wednesday 13 February. And, do not forget Valentine's Day Prix Fix menu - dinner and dancing included.

Salsa and latin live comes to the legendary El Mocambo 9:00pm. Wednesday 13 February.

Friday 8 February. Closed - Ba Ba Luu Friday 8 February - snowed under.
Closed -- Uptown Loft - Private event.
Open -- Lula is Open.
Open -- El Rancho is Open with El Romantico - Catch Gury Gury soon. But Steps' threesome party is cancelled.
Open -- Social Dance Spot Toronto 8:45pm-12:00am. Friday 8 February 1209 St. Clair Ave. West.
Cancelled -- Baila Boogaloo Classes for Friday 8 February.
Open -- Salsa Havana Style with Sarita and DJ Bernal at Epic Lounge 1335 St. Claire Ave. West.
Open -- The Latin Vintage Orchestra LIVE at Club Absinthe in Hamilton.
Closed -- Frank Bishun's Friday at The Hideway.

Catch Steps Dance Studio next 9:00pm. Wednesday, 13 February for a pre-Toronto Bachata Festival performance peek at the dance company and student troupe new bachata shows.

Tuesday 5 February. This just in. After a fun filled run of 2 years DJ El Romantico has left Six Degrees Salsa Tuesdays. And, long time as in 9+year MC Angelito has left as well. SalsaTO.ca wishes them all the best in any other venue they work with.

Wednesday 30 January. Friday 1 February $10 Cover Lula Guestlist.
Book a Lula $49 Dinner - Dance - Show Package and score a free coupon -- Lula Facebook Coupon Offer page -- for a legendary Lula Sunday Brunch. They sell out!

City Dance Corps seeks men and women for Dance troupe embracing Salsa, Cha Cha, House, Hip Hop, Contemporary, African and more. Audition Thursday 31 January in the evening. Deets on their site.

Monday 28 January. VJ Kruz does a guest gig Tuesday 29 January at 6 Degrees Salsa Tuesdays

Friday 25 January. Tania Wong wants you! Dance ConneXion Amateur - Mostly Salsa - Team starting March 19 Tues 8:30-10:00pm. in Markham needs two Salsa, male and female intermediate+ dancers. Email TheDanceConnexion@gmail.com

Wednesday 23 January. Ba Ba Lu is offering a $59 dinner package for two on Buytopia Ba Ba Luu Deal

Ladies, P.O.S.E wants you. Two ladies needed for a salsa performance troupe.

Tuesday 22 January. Liplock for Loot GoDanz Stephanie Kissing contest is looking for pics of hot hot kisses. Entrants kiss pics will make the slide show at the Toronto Bachata Festival Valentine's PH & Lingerie Party. Pucker up now!

Steve Russell is among the guest DJs at Ba Ba Luu's Wednesday 23 January Aquarian Birthday Party with Jennifer Aucoin and Giovanni Torres. For guestlist, use the following URL c/o iFreeStyle.ca
Copy and paste the following link into your browser's search bar and sign up before 2:00pm. on Wednesdays.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG9sbWpRc3JLN0E0SzV3MFhPWWVoT2c6MA#gid=0

Wednesday 16 January. Sunday is getting busy on the salsa scene. Dance Life starts a Sunday social 6:00-9:00pm. 20 January at 593 Yonge Street 2nd Floor 201. $7 or $5 for Dancelife members.

Get $5 cover for Ba Ba Lu's Salsa Wednesday. Copy and paste the following link into your browser's search bar and sign up before 2:00pm. on Wednesdays.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG9sbWpRc3JLN0E0SzV3MFhPWWVoT2c6MA#gid=0

Tuesday 15 January. VJ Kruz is now Ba Ba Lu's TropiCanada Fridays resident VJ/DJ. Ladies no cover before 11:00pm. Free beverage for the first 50 people.
Sunday 13 January. DJ George 'el Romantico' returns to Alleycatz Monday 14 January.

Thursday 10 January. Mingles Lounge 735 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke celebrates Joanna Bialkowski's B-Day as part of $3 Sangria Night. DJ Trambo spins the tunes. Lesson with Vladimir.

905ers can catch Tania Wong at Castle Sportsbar and Grill Latin Thursdays!! Class 9:45pm. DJ WillyStyles. 9980 Airport Rd #1 Brampton, at Castlemore Road.

Wednesday 9 January. Check this out! Lula Lounge 2 for 1 Dinner Friday 11 January. 7:00pm. Doors open for dinner. 8:00pm. short set with Alexis Baro trio. 10:20pm. Two sets of Cafe Cubano. try this link https://www.facebook.com/ilovelula/posts/10151312681117421?email=2 Or email Lula

Thursday 3 January. Check out Lula Lounge 2 for 1 Dinner Friday 4 January. 7:00pm. Doors open for dinner. Featuring Mario Allende Trio + a beginner dance lesson + Toronto's sexiest salsa group, the all girl Son de Canela, all for less than $25 per person. Just click the facebook link.
https://www.facebook.com/ilovelula/posts/10151312681117421?email=2

Yoana Rivas' blog Confessions of a Toronto Salsera may be worth a second look.

Saturday 29 December. No cover before 10:00pm. if you sign up for Lula's guestlist --- https://www.facebook.com/events/212347858902885/?__req=9---- one night only Saturday 29 December.

Sunday 23 December. Ba Ba Luu dresses in Red this evening as DJ Carlitos spins the tunes. Join the party, dress in red and it's no cover before 11:00pm.

Saturday 22 December. Catch Jorge 'El Romantico' at el Rancho this evening! And, Plaza Flamingo is now a trance club - no more salsa or flamenco.

Friday 14 December. 8:00pm. Friday 14 December, Errol is running one of his Salsa & Bachata Parties at Brazil Dance World Studio 546a Saint Clair Avenue West - at Vaughn Road, a five minute walk from the Saint Clair West Subway Station.

Thursday 13 December. Uptown Loft closed for private event Friday 14 December, open Saturday 15 December for TDS Christmas Salsa Party.

Tuesday 27 November. Free Saturday 1 December? Soul2sole and Steps Studio's Christmas Party at Kings Garden Banquet Hall 15 Canmoter Ave, Etobicoke is for you. $25 After Dinner tix on sale now. RSVP info@stepsdancestudio.com.

Note - 17 dinner tickets left, are available until Thursday 29 November. Contact. Jennifer@stepsdancestudio.com or jocelyn@soul2sole.ca.

Cuban music fans! Lula is the place to be Wednesday 28 November -- Alain Perez, Robi Botos Iya Ire and DJ Ysidro and more! If this night flies, more will be coming.

Friday 30 November, DJ El Romantico spins the tunes at El Rancho 430 College Street @ Bathurst.

Wednesday 28 November, Ba Ba Lu Salsa Wednesday celebrates four years with DJ Giovanni, Guest DJs, performances by iFreeStyle and NYC Bachata Champions. $3 shot specials all evening long!

Friday 30 November, Uptown Loft is closed for a private event. Toronto Dance Salsa is having a social at their Empress Court Studio.

Errol's Salsa Party returns Saturday 1 December to Dovercourt House. 8:10pm. Beginner Salsa Lesson. 8:40pm. Intermediate Salsa Lesson. $8 Cover includes Lesson. 9:30pm-1:00am. Dancing. Free cookies, chips.

2:30-5:30pm. Sunday 2 December at Joy of Dance Centre 95 Danforth Ave, 3rd floor, -- Gulsaya Tuleubayeva gulsaya@bailasociety.com -- is running two workshops 2:30pm-4:00pm: BASo NY Partnerwork /On2-Mambo Partnerwork Pattern, Spinning and Styling. and 4:00pm-5:30pm: BASo Mambo/ On2 Battle of the Sexes. Email her to RSVP or for details.

Tuesday 13 November. Wednesday 14 November The Diamond Studio is giving away ladies sterling silver bracelets to the 2nd and 3rd place Salsa Competition winners at the &Co. Latin Wednesdays Salsa Competition.

Thursday 8 November. Just in! 8:00pm. $15 cover. Thursday 8 November Carnival for the Cure at Play Night Club 1032 Queen Street West - two minute walk west of Ossington. Salsa shows with Baila Boogaloo and Dance ConneXion.

Monday 29 October. West-enders and 905ers may want to drop by Clinton Collier's weekly Sparkle and Shine Party for the Halloween Edition! The 30 Up Club, 22 Dorchester Ave, beside the Cineplex at Islington and The Queensway. $10 gets you free water and snacks and a cavernous dance floor.

Thursday 1 November brings on the 1st Annual Sexy & Mysterious Bachata Party at Ba Ba Luu. $2 drinks all evening long & free cover all evening long for all who wear a mask.

Early Bird tix on sale now for Wednesday 26 December 5th Annual Boxing Day Salsa Party! Bachata and Salsa Dance floor too. Tix link --- http://torontosalsanights.com/_tickets.html
Six DJs for Salsa and Bachata floors -- DJ Danilo; DJ Duck; DJ Geronimo; DJ Gury Gury; DJ Kafe - Java Panzo; DJ Steve.
Showtime with -- iFreeStyle.ca; Latin Groove Productions; P.O.S.E. Dance Co; Rhythmic Fire Danz; SalsaTO.ca; TorontoSalsaDance.ca.
Links to 2011's fun below.
2011's Boxing Day Party Shows;
2011's Boxing Day Party Fun.

Tuesday 16 October. Wednesday 17 October only - Special Ba Ba Luu Wednesday deal - Salsa Wednesdays - Two for One pay one cover and get one cover free 10:00pm-12:00am. Special drinks all night. 3 tapas with a cocktail $20 before 9:00pm. And, it's no cover on your week birthday on Wednesdays. Celebrate your birthday party with Ba Ba Luu with 5 of your friends on the guest list.

Friday 7 September. City Dance Corps seeks 2 more men to fill our Salsa Performance class spot! Saturday 10 November show date.

DJ Jorge "El Romantico" plays Lula Lounge Saturday 8 September. Enjoy.

Thursday 23 August. $1 shooters at Ba Ba Luu all Thursday evening.

Wednesday 22 August. Now is your chance to squeeze casual until it screams! Yorkville's legendary Ba Ba Lu is letting their hair down for one magical night. Thursday 23 August's Beach Bachata Party is the event! Shorts, bikinis, tanks, wife beaters, bikinis, hula skirts and more! Anything goes! Men, the password "Royce" gets you in for free before 11:00pm. Ladies, no cover no cover before 11:00pm.

Friday 17 August. Saturday evening 18 August, celebrate Toronto's original Salsa Dura DJ Nilson @ Dovercourt House 805 Dovercourt Ave @ Ossington Subway Station - western exit. Shows with SalsaExpression and more.

And catch Strickly Salsa' Albert Gomez, SalsaTO and more Saturday-Sunday 18-19 August at Eglinton Global Street Festival. Go to Eglinton West subway station - short walk or bus ride west. Fun starts 1:30pm.

Tues. 14 August. Stephanie's rebranding! GoDanceMambo is now GoDanz. Drop by, check it out, mark you calendars!

Thursday 9 August. Dancing On The Pier is On this evening. Lakeside Terrace - follow the sign and a real live person to get you there!

Wednesday 8 August. Try something a little different from CBL. Steps Dance Studio is running a Casino Rueda Intro & Bootcamp at Steps Dance Studio on 7:15-8:15pm. (the intro) and 8:15-10:15pm. for the Boot Camp! Tuesday 14 August. It's a lot of fun.

Francisco Garcia celebrates his birthday Friday 10 August at Dovercourt - the basement. Ten for Ten! Fun starts at 10:00pm. $10 cover.

Tuesday 7 August. Six Degrees website is under construction/maintenance. For 7 August guest list use the following facebook link. Six Degrees Guest List.

Saturday 11 August Early Bird 2nd Annual Latin Boat Cruise ticket sale ends Wednesday 8 August. Catch a piece of history and dance on a real side wheeler steam boat!

Wednesday 1 August. Oscar and Tania give the lesson 9:00pm. Friday 3 August at The UpTown Loft Salsa Fridays.

Salsa Guru Frank Bishun teaches the free lesson at Harbourfront's 'Dancing On The Pier' 7:00pm. Thursday 3 August - rain or shine. Free live music too down by lakeside.
Tuesday 24 July. Preety Singh wants to spin yuh like a hit record!

Latin Groove Productions' Oscar Naranjo is looking for child - 8 to 13 years old - and teen -15 to 20 years old - salsa dancers. Will train for performance. Their children and teen troupes are very good. email Oscar at info@latingrooveproductions.com.

It's B-Day time 8:00pm-Midnight Wednesday 25 July with Maya Belle. People's Chicken 744 Mountt Pleasant Road - two blocks south of Eglinton Avenue E. Drop by grab a dance, a piece of cake and a whole lotta fun.

Tuesday 17 July. Enter Draw for two tix to Go to Cadence Dance Academy's Red Carpet Gala. Go to Cadence Dance Academy's Facebook page. Click "Like"before 6:00pm today.Lucky winner gets two tickets to this year's Gala - our biggest and best one yet! This prize is worth $100 and you will also get swag bags, worth $200 each! By the way, each guest of ours will get a swag bag with full size products, just one of the perks of attending this year's gala! Deets at Red Carpet Gala!

Mon. 16 July. Ba Ba Lu Salsa Wednesdays celebrates Colombian Independence Day Wednesday 18 July with giving a free aguardiente shot with cover and one bottle of aguardiente to the best Colombian outfit!

Thurs. 11 July. Steps Dance Studio, Toronto's premiere school for Salsa and Latin Dance lessons, is looking for several part-time passionate and knowledgeable salsa and dance instructors for one to two evenings per week and for weekends.
Previous dance experience in Latin, Salsa or ballroom is required. A formal dance background, previous dance training in other genres and/or previous teaching experience is an asset. Extensive teacher training will be provided. Proven track record of punctuality, reliability, professionalism and a good work ethic required. Certified Zumba instructors being sought as well. email Jennifer@stepsdancestudio.com.

Tuesday 10 July. 6 Degrees Salsa Tuesdays has Ten more tons of Air Conditioning - lots and lots of cool air - for your dancing pleasure. Sweat BeGone!

Monday 9 July. Mambo Nights at The Ballroom returns 8:00pm. Tuesday 10 July to the Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West. $10 cover. Francisco Garcia and Gustavo Patzan.

TorontoZouk.com Valentin is looking for a female dancer with years of serious training in one or more of these: Ballroom / Salsa / Contemporary / Ballet / Jazz, for partnership in teaching and performing Rio-style Zouk. email teach@TorontoZouk.com

Mary McNeill's http://www.219dance.com is auditioning ladies and gentlemen for her dance troupe. Salsa and bachata experience beneficial. 8:00pm. Wednesday 13 July at Bavia Arts 898b St. Clair Avenue W. 2nd Floor. Bring your dancing shoes, a short routine and a smile!

Friday 6 July. Salsa On Saint Clair Quickie Survival Guide - Street Dancing Since 1997.
Drink lots of water, one can lose 2kg of water per hour;
Sturdy street shoes that tie the heel into the shoe, most of the street is asphalt or concrete, not a dance studio, no place for suede soles, flip flops will flop;
Walk through turns, easy on the spins, streets are sticky and the knee will take the punishment from a dance studio spin and the suede soles will get shredded.
Sun hat, sunscreen, nosh on food throughout the day to keep energy up.
Short step figures, especially when the dancing space is crowded. Have fun! On the scene since 1997.

Thursday 5 July. Friday is Flamenco night with Jorge Miguel at 8:00pm. Join Lula's email list and see it free. Email "SPAIN" to info@lula.ca. Come for the Flamenco - Stay for the Salsa - And the Kitchen too!

Mary McNeill's 219 Dance Student are having a Social at UpTown Loft Acrobat Salsa Friday 6 July.

Occupy This! 7:00-9:00pm. Thursday 5 July Hilario Duran and Jane Bunnett occupy The Gazebo Saint James Park - King Street East several blocks east of Yonge Street. Catch two hours of the best latin jazz on the planet.

UnderGroundSpin is running an all genres dance competition. Deadline to submit video and brief bio is Sunday 15 July. Competition date is 15 September. $1000 first prize. max group size is 3.

Wednesday 4 July. This could be interesting. Salsa the dance is now Salsa the Bromance; Bromance Parody Salsa Fam Rendition Final

Friday 29 June. Oscar - Latin Groove Productions Oscar is at Dovercourt House 805 Salsa Underground Fridays 9:00pm. tonight.

CHIN Picnic goes Bollywood and Latin Saturday 30 June CNE Grounds, main stage.
EuroCup Finals At Lula 2480 Dundas Street West 2:00pm. Sunday 1 July. Music - Food - Beverages - big screen - whole lotta fun!

George "El Romantico" spins the tunes at Alleycatz, Monday 2 July and at El Rancho Saturday 30 June.

Wednesday 27 June. Three Part 10th Canada Salsa Congress & Competition TV series hits the airwaves on TeleLatinoNetwork 6:00pm. Wednesday 27 June; 6:00pm. Friday 29 June; 6:00pm. Sunday 1 July; 6:00pm. Wednesday 4 July; 6:00pm. Friday 6 July; 6:00pm. Sunday 8 July.
TLN is on Rogers Channel 35 in Toronto. Rest of Canada Rogers Channel 780, Bell 699, Bell Fibe TV 867, Shaw 508, MTS 517.

Tuesday 26 June. Send an email to info@lula.ca with "Hannah" in the subject line to receive 2 free tickets to Wednesday 26 June double header Lula TD Toronto Jazz Festival concert featuring vocalists Hannah Burg and Eliana Cuevas - each performing with their own crackerjack bands.

5:30pm. Thursday 28 June Launch with Global Television & Susan Hay Any downtowners want a really quick fix? Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront, behind the Sirius main stage, near the pond with the canoes. starts 7:00pm.Thursday 28 June Pablo Terry & The Sol de Cuba Band - live. Goes all summer long.

Canada Day Long Week-end starts early with Toronto Dance Salsa's Thursday social at Uptown Loft aka Acrobat. Fun starts 8:15pm. $10 cover.

It is a lesson that interests you, Steps Dance Studio Ladies Styling starts 7:15pm. Thursday 28 June at their studio.

Canada Day at Ba Ba Luu has starts early with 6:00pm. Dinner available; 7:00pm. lesson with Maya Belle; $20 for 3 tapas and a cocktail. $10 cover at 8:00pm. DJ Gary Geronimo.

Sunday Salsa Social continues at Dovercourt 1 July with a late evening, and two levels - one for salsa, one for bachata and zouk.

Friday 22 June. Evaristo Machado and his trio plays Cuban Trova 9:00pm. Saturday 23 June at Latinada 1671 Bloor Street West, between Dundas and Keele, Saturday 23 June. $10 cover without dinner reservation. Enjoy some of 2012's TD Toronto Jazz Festival affordably!

Wednesday 20 June. Win free tickets to Locarno's Lula concert Friday 29 June --- email info@lula.ca with "Locarno" in the subject line.

George "El Romantico" plays El Rancho Saturday 23 June. Fun begins sometime around 10:00pm.

Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront, behind the Sirius main stage starts 7:00pm.Thursday 28 June Pablo Terry & The Sol de Cuba Band - live. Goes all summer long.

West-enders Dance to Live Student Outing at Dovercourt House 9:30pm. Friday 22 June - downstairs in the cool 805 Dovercourt, north of Bloor @ Ossington. Take in the ongoing Salsa Underground Fridays with DJFabz.

Latin Hustle fans may wish to visit El Rancho 430 College Street @ Bathurst. 8:00pm-12:00am. Friday 13 July; 10 August; 14 September for Downstairs Hustle Fridays w/ Steps Dance Studio Hustle music by Steps' own Efren.

Monday 18 June. 905ers may want to drop by &Co 295 Enfield Place, Mississauga Wednesday 20 June. 416-875-4465 for guest list. Carlos Cruz the Merengue King with salsa and more - live. DJ Johan with DJ Mechon & MC Nico P. on the second floor and patio. $4 Coronas and no cover.

Sunday 17 June. DJ Geronimo starts Ba Ba Luu's Social Sunday's DJ beginning Sunday 24 June.

Saturday 16 June. Saturday 16 June. Ladies pay no cover before 10:30pm at El Rancho. Bowie's B-Day at the Dovercourt Sunday Salsa Social! Drop .25c to a $1 into the jar for Bowie's B-Day present, and a new dj stand with great quality headphones to dj salsa, bachata, cha cha & the new Rn'B social starting July 8 at Dovercourt will be his!!

Friday 15 June. College Street @ Bathurst Friday-Sunday 15-17 June - Taste of Little Italy! Live latin bands, food, street dancing and more!

Friday 8 June. George "El Romantico" plays El Rancho Saturday 9 June. Fun begins sometime around 10:00pm.

Lady Son plays Lula Saturday and P-Krew's Ricky Franco Velasco spins the tunes. Great live dancing and there is room to dance - closer to the door not at the stage.

Gary and May Belle bring their Salsa Friday back Richmond Hill 8 June at Maxx Seafood & Grill 160 York Blvd. Richmond Hill. Big intersection is near Hwy 7 East Beaver Creek Road near Hwy.404. 9:30pm. Lesson; 10:00pm to 2:00am. dancing.

Giovanni takes it to the road 9:00pm. Friday 8 June at 5024 Steeles Avenue West Toronto for Viernes Salseros Con Lo Mejor de la Salsa de Golpe.

Monday 11 June, are the United Salseros' Auditions.

Monday 4 June. Salsa Returns to the Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Tuesday 5 June. Gustavo Patzan and Francisco Garcia host "Mambo Nights at the Ballroom. $10 cover; 9;00pm. United Salseros gives the lesson.

i Tuesday 5 June, Ricky Franco and P-Krew wreck mayhem at Six Degrees. First set sometime around 10:16pm. EL Romantico spins the tunes before first set. Jimmy Hernandez spins the tunes after first set. And $1000 worth of dance lessons from some of Toronto's top dance and salsa schools are up for grabs. Fun starts around 9:15pm with lesson.

Thursday 31 May. Gentlemen pay no cover Thursday 31 May before 11:00pm with this password: "I like Bachata Thursdays in Facebook." Straight from Gary Geronimo and Maya Belle.

Monday 28 May. 6 Degrees Salsa Tuesdays wants to know, "Who is your favourite Toronto Salsa band?" They are booking musicians for Summer 2012 and want to fill the stage with your favourites. Email info@sixdegreesvenue.com.

Monday 14 May. 7:00pm-12:00am Monday 14 May. Handy - Andy - Joseph Memorial at Six Degrees 2335 Yonge Street. If you have time, drop by and celebrate a wonderful life. DJ Johnny Gamboa DJ Suave; DJ Carlitos; DJ Sabrosura; Dj Gio; DJ WillyStyles. Showtime withGiovanni Torres & Tia Lu from SocialDanceSpot Latin Dance Company/Los Salsomanos' Giovanni Torres & Tia Lu and Alberto Gomez & Deniz. $10 suggested cover.

Thursday 10 May. Hustle on over to Steps Dance Studio Friday evening and preview the Hustle routine officially debuting at the Montreal Salsa Convention Fun starts 7:00pm. with a free beginner salsa lesson at 378 Eglinton Avenue West. Just west of Avenue Road. 7 minute walk from Eglinton Subway station. Inside Body & Soul Fitness. Dance from 8:00-10:00pm with DJ Efren.

Monday 7 May. Monday 7 May is the last day for earlybird prices for iFreeStyle.ca's Saturday 16 June 7th anniversary party.

Saturday 5 May. Those going to Koerner Hall for Hilario Duran Big Band with Paquito D'Rivera, keep your ticket stub for admission to Lula Lounge after the show.

Thursday 3 May. If it isn't raining this evening, Sidewalk Salsa will be out 9:00pm. by The Dominos, south-east corner of Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue. Spring may have finally sprung!

DJ Giovanni is playing 'Latin' music Thursday night at Devil's Martini 473 Adelaide Street West. $7 cover. Lots of salsa folks.

For a refreshing woman's view on the social dance scene, Linda D's Social Dancer is a great place to start.

Wednesday 2 May. SalsaTO.ca returns to El Rancho Saturday 5 May Cinco de Mayo. Want us to catch the fun at your event with Toronto's best live salsa? Book us early.

Monday 23 April. Take a moment to remember Juno Winner, World and Latin Music Pioneer Billy Bryans . Without him there would be no Ba Ba Luu, no Lula, no latin fusion music - live or copied by DJs. The Toronto Star Remembers Billy Bryans; CBC Remembers Billy Bryans; Here's how Billy Bryans influenced Chris Butcher, the new generation of musicians.

Friday 13 April. CBC Radio 1 (FM 99.1)' Garvia Bailey interviews Parachute Club Percussionist, Juno Winner, Toronto World / Latin Music promoter DJ Billy Bryans 5:00pm Saturday 14 April in advance of a very special Lula Lounge 7:00pm. Thursday 19 April - Billy Bryans Fundraiser. Cancer has returned. Monies go to Hospice.
Thursday 12 April. DJ Romantico spins the tunes 8:30pm. tonight at Salsa Thursdays w/ Sugar Heat Latin Orchestra The Waterfront Bistro 590 Liverpool Road, Pickering.

Montreal Salsa Convention fans sitting on the fence may jump with a2012 Montreal Salsa Convention Coupon -10% before Sunday 15 April.

Tuesday 10 April. Kizomba and Bachata Fans get your fix Thursday 8:30pm. 12 April at Alleycatz with Frankie. Lucky teaches the lesson. Java and DJ Duck spin the tunes.

Wednesday 4 April. Sunday Salsa Socials at Dovercourt are open Easter Sunday, El Rancho is open Good Friday and Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Uptown Lofts - aka - Acrobat is open Good Friday. Ba Ba Luu is open all weekpend. Check with you favorite venue and instructor for Easter Week-end openings and closings.

The biggest news of the week aside from the Six Degrees Top 3 in the Salsa Competition is the 10th Canada Salsa Congress& Competition will be held at the downtown Toronto Westin Harbourcastle Hotel. Mark your calendars and revise your Canadian Thanksgiving or Columbus Day week-end plans.

Monday 2 April. Please attend the Thursday 19 April Lula Lounge - 1585 Dundas Street West 2 blocks west of Dufferin -- Fundraiser for Juno Winner, Percussionist DJ Billy Bryans. Cancer is visiting him a second and probably final time. Everyone has money for shoes, international trips to congresses and hotels and enough booze to sink a ship. Well, now is the time for the big give back to someone who plays and has created the music you all listen too and dance to.

SalsaTO.ca's Mike & Sharon perform Sunday 8 April at the 2012 3rd Toronto Salsa Festival. You will not be disappointed.

Tues. 3 April. Six Degrees International Salsa competition Tonight! Arrive early.

Ballroom Meets Salsa Saturday 19 May.Spring Tulip Classic - Festival of Dance is an Albert Torres Latin Dance Cup Qualifier at the Hamilton Convention Centre
Purchase Tix through SalsaTO Mike.

SalsaTO Mike & Sharon danced with Divine Heritage Artistry in a CTV Andrea Case Bollywood Dance and Fitness spot - now being broadcast. YouTube Link coming.

Friday 30 March. DJ Julio, yep, remember Julio? Saturday 31 March DJ Julio spins the tunes on the main floor at El Rancho 430 College Street @ Bathurst. Enjoy!

Hit Lula Lounge's website for their 10th anniversary celebration information and the 2012 LulaWorld line-up - lots of live salsa folks. Not to be missed. More details to follow.

Tuesday 20 March. 9:00pm. Thursday 22 March is the earliest start for Sidewalk Salsa ever. At the Dominos SE Corner of Bloor Street West and Spadina.

Saturday 17 March. Tonight only, Ba Ba Luu $3.50 Irish whiskey special. And ongoing, spinning the best fusion latin & top 40 hits. 7:00-9:00pm. over dinner, Tropical Soul live. 9:30pm. Complimentary Salsa Lesson.

The renovations that have been transforming Acrobat Lounge for some time have now included the name. Acrobat Lounge is now known as "Uptown Loft." But doubtless in the salsa community, the name Acrobat will resonate for quite some time in the same way that the name Berlin continues to resonate some half decade later. New website and graphics will be posted as they become available.

Friday 16 March. SYTYCD Canada alum Romina guest stars tonight 9:00pm CTV2 (a cable channel) in Nikita. "It was extremely fun kicking butt on this show!" Romina.

Competition season is heating up in Toronto. The 3rd Toronto Salsa Festival Competition starts 10:45pm. Friday 16 March at Acrobat.

Another round is Saturday 17 March at Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street West -- 2 blocks west of Dufferin. Get there early. And continues Monday 19 March at Alleycatz.

Not quite salsa, but definitely a dimension salsa's social side, opposite sexes meeting and greeting and dancing. Men! Want to hit the small screen big time and possibly meet some eligible ladies? Then an upcoming SLICE TV dating show may be for you. SLICE is looking for fun polite and refined singles both men and women, but especially men. Taping is expected to go during Spring and Summer 2012. Want more info? Contact Gorilla Media Inc. sylvia.lee@gorillamediainc.com or 416-364-9223 extension 231.

Thursday 15 March. Welcome Latin Energy's Vanesa back from India and the Ashram 9:30pm. Friday 30 March Oplenac 895 Rangeview Road - 3 blocks east of Cawthra, south of Lakeshore, Mississauga. For their monthly social of lesson, dancing and fun!

8:00pm. Friday 16 March Lula Special! Evaristo Machado CD Release Party -- email info@lula.ca for a chance to win free admission before 8:30pm. to enjoy Evaristo Machado's CD Launch, Lesson, and two sets of Son Ache later in the evening.

Thursday 8 March. Zouk people, you might wish to follow Stephanie's Zouk Adventures in Brazil.

The 10th Canada Salsa Congress& Competition Shopping Cart is now open for Early Bird Pricing. Early Bird $95 per night Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel rooms now available.

Catch an exclusive 10th Canada Salsa Congress Interview with 2012 Tito & Tamera , who have performed and instructed since 2002.

Saturday 3 March. Tuesday 6 March is round two of the 2012 Six Degrees Salsa Competition, and, it's Six Degrees Salsa Instructor Vladimir's Birthday. This should be good.

Tuesday 28 February. Send an email to CBC Radio One's Mary Ito - freshair@cbc.ca - saying why you as a couple deserve a night out and maybe you will win an evening at Lula Lounge Saturday 3 March 2012 with Mary Ito - including dinner, a salsa lesson, two sets of Moda Eterna and a whole lot of fun. Send it in very soon! Friday 24 February. Downtowners may want to drop by City Dance Corps 489 Queen St West, 3rd floor 9:00pm. 24 February. $10 with 9:00 Salsa and 9:30pm. Pachanga lesson or $5 without. Francisco Garcia plays the music.
Don't forget Ba Ba Luu Fridays! Men, no cover before 9:00pm. Ladies, no cover before 10:00pm.

Facebookers, take a look as some of those sponsored ads on the right side of your window, Toronto Dance Salsa has an ad for their Wednesday Bachata/Salsa social running at this time.

Thursday 16 February. Durham / east 905 people! taking lessons with or working for a dance school? Then tonight, it's free salsa with live band at The Waterfront, 590 Liverpool Road, Pickering! fun starts 8:30pm. Live band is Sugar Heat, who recently played Lula and 6 Degrees

Toronto Dance Salsa founder Sharon Galor was recently profiled in What's Fab.ca; worth a read.

Monday 13 February. Valentine's Day continues Thursday 16 February at Ba Ba Luu. Open guest list with full name only - no +1 or +2 yada yada - to bachatatoronto@gmail.com. $20 Three Tapas Combo + One Cocktail; $5 Bachata Martini.

6:00-7:00pm. Wed. 15 Feb. All Levels FREE Valentine's Week Dance Class W/ World Class Choreographers! OIP Dance Studio -- 190 Richmond Street East at George Street. One block east of Jarvis; one block south of Queen Street east. Did we say that it was Free? Yep! It's free, and no partners needed.

9:30pm. Thursday 16 February @ Dovercourt Toronto Bachata Festival Pre-Party. Only $10 at the door. Showtimes with iFreeStyle, United Salseros and Carlos & Lenka's Zouki Demo. DJ Mr. B, Junyan and Danilo will be spinning the tunes. Just like a Sunday Social with two rooms, but on the eve of a long week-end Thursday!

Thurs. 9 February. Zouk Fans - no zouk social @ Dovercourt Thursday 9 February. The Zouk party is Toronto Bachata Festival Pre-Party Thursday 16 February with Junyan and DJ Mr.B and Danilo on 1st floor. $10. 9:30pm-1am. with 3 performances. Wear black and red!

Rhythm & Motion has discounted tickets to Saturday 18 February's Tango Pasion at Sony Centre. And, Rhythm & Motion is hosting a Tango Milonga in the Sony Centre Lobby after the performance.

Tuesday 7 February. Following a private event, Ba Ba Lu opens 9:30pm. for Salsa Wednesdays. Cover starts at 10:00pm. and when you are there, book your Valentine's Prix Fix Dinner for 10 or 11 February.

Friday 3 February. Danilo spins the tunes Sunday 5 February at Ba Ba Lu.

Wednesday 25 January. Fri-Sun. 6-8 April 2012 are the dates of the 3rd Toronto Salsa Festival. Location is the dancer friendly Estonian House.

Tuesday 24 January. 2012's edition of Salsa On Saint Clair is Sat-Sun. 7-8 July. Salsa at Blue Mountain is Fri-Sat. 22-23 June.

City Dance Corps is looking for men and women for their Salsa Semi-Pro Troupe. Fun starts 8:00pm Thursday 26 January at 489 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor. You will learn a short routine - shines & partnerwork. You may be asked to perform a one minute solo - freestyle or choreographed in any style of dance, bring music on an iPod.

Thursday 19 January. 11:00pm. Zouk Performance at Acrobat with Toronto's Darius Zi and Brazil's Thiciane Fortes. 9:00pm. Salsa & Bachata lesson with Melyssa & Sarah.

Tuesday 17 January. Appreciation night every third Wednesday at Ba Ba Lu. You choose the music you wish to dance to and listen to.

Latin Groove Productions is looking for two good men for their performance troupe. Learn from one of the best on the scene! Contact Oscar latingrooveproductions@gmail.com

Sunday 15 January. No cover all night! Come early for the 8:00pm. free lesson. It's DJ Danilo - Corporacion Sabor - and Ba Ba Luu Resident DJ Alejo spinning tunes starting Sunday 15 January at Ba Ba Lu.

Saturday 14 January. Absinthe, a drink with a notorious and scandalous history from la fin de siecle Europe is now available at Ba Ba Lu. It's 68% alcohol content will have one walking on the wild side.

Thursday 12 January. $15 Sunday Brunch at Lula Lounge - 11:00am-2:00pm - is the best deal in town - live music and a free family all ages salsa lesson too!

Wednesday 11 January. Bailla Boogaloo is starting a performance class Tuesday 17 January. Information and RSVP at info@bailaboogaloo.com

It's DJ Danilo - Corporacion Sabor - and Ba Ba Luu Resident DJ Alejo spinning tunes starting Sunday 15 January at Ba Ba Lu.

It's Latin Hustle at Acrobat Salsa 9:00pm. Friday 13 January with Steps Dance Studio. Guest DJ Efren plays Latin Hustle and their student Cha Cha troupe performs.

Tuesday 10 January. Son Ache plays Six Degrees 2335 Yonge Street. 2 Blocks N/Eglinton. Tuesday 10 January.

Monday 9 January. Instructional classes start for most of the Salsa Schools. Please check in with your favourite school for class levels and times near you!

Friday 6 January. Latin Groove Productions' Oscar teaches the 8:45pm. lesson at Errol's Salsa Party Saturday 7 January Dovercourt House.

Thursday 5 January. Steve Lopez & Olga Lastovetska teach the salsa lesson at Acrobat Friday 6 January.

DJ Duck spins Alleycatz Monday 9 January.

Wednesday 4 January. Hamilton Salsa's Thursday nights are moving out of O Ultra Lounge immediately. New location to be posted as soon as it is available.

Tuesday 3 January. Happy New Year 2012 all! Please check your favourite instructor's websites to see when 2012 classes start!

Thursday 15 December. One night only! Saturday 17 December DJ Julio spins the tunes at El Rancho 430 College St. @ Bathurst.

905ers can take in Oscsar and Tania's Christmas Party Friday 16 December Top 1 Center 39 Riviera Drive, Markham. 7:30pm. Beginner Class; 8:00pm. Dinner; 10:00pm Showtime including SYTYCD Canada's Melanie Buttarazzi and some Salsa, Bachata, Sexy Hip Hop. 11:00pm Dessert Time!!! and dancing until 1:30am. Tania Wong, Oscar Naranjo, or from Top 1 Center. $25 in advanced, $30 at the door.

Still a few tix left for City Dance Corps's Saturday 17 December's Studio 54 Tribute... get you best MJ on!

Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas fun with Enamorarse Salsa Class discounts - different one for each of the 12 days.

Thurs. 1 December. iFreeStyle.ca - one of their troupes - performs Friday 2 December at Acrobat.

Steps' Christmas party dinner tix sold out. Dancing tix still available at the door!

Tues. 22 November. Start the Christmas Party Season with Steps Dance Studio & Soul2Sole's 1st Annual Winter Ball. Friday 2 December at Kings Garden Banquet Hall 15 Canmotor Avenue, Etobicoke. Third street east of Islington, South of The Queensway. Tix available until Thursday.

A legendary name from the past, Berlin comes to life again Thursday 1 Decmeber Berlin Night Club 70 Interchange Way, AMC Plaza, Vaughn. salsathursdays@berlinnightclub.com for more information. Opening night - no cover, complimentary appetizers, free parking. Dress to impress, no jeans or torn tees.

Tues. 15 November. 9:00pm. Tuesday 15 November. Fundraising for Gonzalo / Yiyo @ Ba Ba Luu 136 Yorkville Avenue, Yorkville Toronto. Free salsa lessons for early comers. Please drop by, have a great time. Have one, two , three or more of Gonzalos's signature drink. $20 cover with all monies going to Gonzalo and his deportation battle. More info? Call Kim Villafuerte 416 - 617-5446.

Havana Nights Salsa Party 8:00pm. Thursday 17 November Loki Lounge 577 King Street West. $5 Salsa lesson 8:00-9:00pm. No Cover with No lesson before 9:00pm. $10 after 9:00pm. with coat check. DJ Bernal spins all your salsa, timba, reggaeton and more.

Friday 4 November. Errol's Salsa Party Saturday at Franco Dance 1221a Bloor Street West - Latin Energy's Vanesa teaches the 8:30pm. lesson, 11:00pm. showtime with Latin Energy. Salsa and Bachata - no Zouk, No Hustle, No WSC, No House, no Trance, No Club.... It's back to Salsa!

Don't want to go west of Yonge Street? then Joy of Dance 95 The Danforth may be for you 6:00-11:00pm. Some salsa.

Thursday 3 November. Early Bird tickets for Saturday 10 December's iFreeStyle 6th Annual Christmas Party on sale.

Deejay Benny Plays Allycatz Monday 7 November.

Tuesday 1 November. Errol's Salsa Tuesdays time change for today, 1 November, only is is 8:00-10:00pm. Next week it goes back to 7:00-9:00pm.

Ba Ba Luu Friday Special, one night only Friday 4 November, no cover before 11:00pm. DJ Carlito and DJ Alego spin the tunes.

Steps Dance Studio is looking for men and women for their performance troupes. Auditions 8:00pm. Friday 4 November at their studio. Bonus if you know Latin Hustle.

Friday 21 October. Guys - looking to smoke the dance floor in Bachata? Contact Stephanie. 2 ladies want to compete and do not have partners.Email info@godancemambo.com. Two dates left for the 2012 Toronto Bachata Festival preliminary rounds. Sunday 23 and 30 October at the Sunday Social.

Hustle your way into Halloween at Steps Dance Studio 378 Eglinton Avenue West 2nd floor Sunday 30 October with Katie Marlowe - Katie & Billie Hustle Champions - 2:00-3:00pm. Intermediate Technique & Turns and/or 3:00-4:00pm. Advanced Technique & Turns. One for $25, both for $40.

Thursday 13 October. 2011 Canada Salsa Congress imagery will be posted over the coming weeks. Over 5000 images to wade through.

Folks not wanting to go downtown -- Toronto Dance Salsa is starting a Thursday Social tonight at their Empress Empress Walk 5095 Yonge Street - 2nd Floor, across the street (East Side) from North York Civic Centre Subway.

905ers wanting an early Halloween Start hit Latin Energy' Halloween Social Friday 14 October Oplenac 895 Rangeview Road - 3 blocks east of Lakeshore and Cawthra, Mississauga. Lesson at 8:00pm. Dancing starts 10:00pm. Get that costume out there! Huge floor high ceiling and air conditioned.
Plaza Flamingo 423 College St. @ Bathurst - right across the street from El Rancho - is re-launching its Boogaloo Salsa Fridays featuring Latin Groove Productions Oscar. Fun starts at 8:00pm.

If one wants to mix salsa with Hustle, then the SalsaCrazee Olga's Saturday Social at the Joy of Dance studio 95 Danforth Ave @ Broadview - South-East Corner is for you. Fun starts at 9:00pm. Nice floor. No coat check or shoe bag check.

Thurs. 29 September. DJ Julio Cezar, long time Tuesday and Friday Ba Ba Luu DJ has announced "Todo Tiene su Final" My Last Friday nite & Halloween Jam Friday 28 octoberat Ba Ba Luu Friday, October 28 at 9:00pm. This is his last night at Ba Ba Luu. Big $$$ prizes for costumes. Guest DJs for the evening include DJ G Money, DJ Figs, DJPaz.

Monday 3 October. Havana Nights invades Six Degrees Tuesday 4 October. DJ Bernal spinning timba and salsa. Casineros Unidos demos some Casino Rueda.

Friday 23 September. Drop By Steps Practice party 378 Eglinton Avenue West. Just west of Avenue Road from 8:00-10:00pm, dance and cheer on the Steps performance teams as they runthrough their for the 2011 Congress shows tonight.

Wednesday 28 September. Scorpios! Mark your calendars now for Thursday 10 November. This could be the biggest Scorpio Party Toronto has ever seen. Longtime instructor and Alleycatz Monday night promoter Frank Bishun celebrates 50 years of being on the planet at Six Degrees - food - shows - live band and more! Details coming.

Thursday 22 September. Toronto Salsa Dancers wanting a chance to win $7000, start working up and polishing your competition routine for the 2012 6 Degrees of $14,000 Salsa Competition.
The Details:Tues. 28 Feb. - 3 April 2012 6 Degrees of $14,000 Salsa Competition. International Pro Division - Toronto Pro Division - Amateur.
Tues. 28 Feb; 6 & 13 March - Toronto Pro & Amateur Preliminaries.
Tues. 20 March Amateur Finals. Inclusive trip for 2 first prize.
Tues. 28 March Toronto Pro Finals. $2000 first prize.
Tues. 3 April. International Pro Finals - No Qualifier. Just The Finals. $7000 First Place; $3000 Second Place; $2000 Third Place.
And, Toronto Pro Division Winner gets a buy into International Pro Division.
Trip courtsey Denise Hernandez Moreno Travel and Occidental Hotels and Resorts.
RSVP, details and rules jennifer@Stepsdancestudio.com

Thursday 15 September. K-Yo's beginner Zouk class 6:15pm Sunday 18 Sep. at Dovercourt. $10 cover includes 2 socials til 10pm. And looking to improve your Zouk? then try K-Yo's 4-hour workshop 10:30am-3pm. Sunday 18 Sep. four hour Zouk workshop first floor Dovercourt.

9:30pm Thursday at The Dominos, the Salsaholics will be performing a short solo routine. Drop by and catch the fun. or, hit Trinity Saint Paul Church on Bloor Street West, just west of the Metro grocery at 7:00pm, learn it and then perform it. 5:00pm Friday 16 September, those who know the solo routine are invited to perform it at OISE. More info and confirmation at info@salsaholics.ca

Wednesday 14 September. Don't forget Six Degrees Salsa Tuesday 13 September is Thursday 15 September. Same Place, same time, just a different day. Regular Six Degrees Salsa Tuesdays resume Tuesday 20 September. Bonus, catch SalsaTO.ca's Mike & Sharon "On The Floor!" A new Salsa - Bollywood Treat @ Six Degrees Thursday 15 September. Early as in 10:00pm.

Sidewalk Salsa's Thursday TIFF at The Rock in Yorkville is moved to The Dominos @ Bloor Street West & Spadina. Fun starts 9:15pm.

Latin Thursdays Live w/ Los Homeless W Cocktail Club 75 Consumers Drive, Whitby - right off the 401 - Special Guest Thursday 15 September - Latin Thursdays Live w/ Los Homeless W Cocktail Club 75 Consumers Drive, Whitby - right off the 401 - Rica Salsa's Ricardo Tellez - 3rd place winner at 1st World Latin Cup Championships.

Win a Free Full Pass to the 9th Canada Salsa Congress!
Visit Steps Facebook Canada Salsa Congress Page.
1. Click "Like" the Steps Canada Salsa Congress Facebook Page.
2. Enter your name and email.
3. Share these sweepstakes with as many people as you can! For every friend that enters, you'll have an extra entry. The more you share, the better your chances to win.
Bonus Prize - the person that has the most entries - the most friends that enter - will automatically receive a full pass to the 2012 Canada Salsa Congress.
Contest runs 9 September to Noon 23 September. The winner(s) will be announced on Friday 23 September 23rd, 2011, at the Steps Studio Party.

Tuesday 13 September. Shades of an Easter Egg; Alexander Nik, "To those meeting me there! $10 after 10:30pm. $5 before! Regular Tuesday nite cover applies! Though those who I won't get to reply back to, its where I like to go Mondays nites!!! One nite only!!" Email maybe, anf_productions@hotmail.com.

TIFF Fun at Ba Ba Luu Wednesday 14 September with $10 paella tapa and glass of wine from 7:00-9:00pm. And, 9:00-10:00pm. complimentary drink with cover and a complimentary dance lesson with iFreeStyle.ca's Caryl & Angus. Bottle Service for $100. No cover if it is your birthday week. Special this Wednesday, DJ Danilo.

Just in. CTV - Bell Media has just cancelled SYTYCD-Canada - So You Think You Can Dance Canada after its fourth very successful season. BlogTO and Twitter broke the story, not CTV. Email scott.henderson@bellmedia.ca VP Communications, and politely ask that the good execs at CTV-Bell Media reverse their decision. Sadly, it seems Canada is in a race to the bottom regarding quality Canadian programming that engages people across the country.

SalsaTO.ca's Mike & Sharon had so much enjoyment and inspiration watching SYTYCD-Canada. SalsaTO.ca also knew a number of the Top 20 from Toronto's own salsa scene. And the impact it had on all genres of dance across Canada is immeasurable. SYTYCD-Canada reset the barre for all of us to reach.

Here's the latest from GoDanceMambo.com's Stephanie regarding the Bachata Competition at the Canada Salsa Congress, "[P]re-register to compete by emailing here info@torontobachatafestival.com ($25) or in person at the Social.Rules have changed from last year, notably no limit on tricks; Prelims danced altogether and not couple by couple; less dates available to enter prelims. more information here. $2000 for 1st place Pro division; $500 for 1st place Amateur division!

Catch some of that TIFF Buzz Thursday and Friday 15 & 16 September at Ba Ba Luu. Gifts for the very best dressed. Guest DJ Friday.

Or hit "The Rock" on Cumberland Street near the west TTC Bay Station Subway entrance sometime around 9:15pm. Thursday 15 September for Sidewalk Salsa.

9th Canada Salsa Congress Workshops and most of the Performances are now posted on their site.

Note that Six Degrees Salsa Tuesday 13 September is moved to Thursday 15 September. Same Place, same time, just a different day. Regular Six Degrees Salsa Tuesdays resume Tuesday 20 September.

Friday 9 September. Busy Week-end with iFreeStyle's Social Saturday 10 September at Dovercourt House 805 Dovercourt Ave @ Ossington Subway Station - western exit.
Haven't been "On The Floor" yet with SalsaTO.ca? Drop by Errol's Salsa Party Saturday 10 September at Franco Dance Franco Dance
1222a Bloor Street. 8:00pm. Beginner Lesson - 8:00pm. SalsaTO.ca Intermediate Salsa lesson & 11:00pm. Showtime get it down "On The Floor!"
Looking for lessons? Try 2:00-4:00pm. Sunday 11 September Steps Dance Studio Open House 378 Eglinton Avenue West. Just west of Avenue Road. 7 minute walk from Eglinton Subway station. Inside Body & Soul Fitness. Free all level lessons, different genre of dance on each half hour! And 3:30-4:30pm. free assessments for class placements. Classes start the week of 12 September!

Thursday 8 September. Looking for a romantic night out on Toronto's waterfront, then 8:00pm. Friday's Latino Night boat Cruise with shows and a lesson is for you. Enterprise 2000, 242 Cherry Street, Pier 35. tix at 647-459-1855. Bonus - SalsaTO.ca's "On The Floor" is On The Deck for a show! More information here.

Canada Salsa Congress Workshop Schedule now posted on their site. And, book your Sheraton Centre hotel room by Tuesday 20 Sep. and be eligible to win great prizes including a free hotel stay! Book your Sheraton Centre Hotel room,then email the Canada Salsa Congress your confirmation number and the name of person reserving the room and you will be entered into the draw.

Catch DanceToLive.com Saturday 10 Sep at La Mexicana restaurant at 838 Yonge Street corner of Yonge & Bloor) for a unique dining & dancing experience. Salsa the food, and a lesson and the dance and an All You Can Eat Taco Bar."

Latin Energy's Monthly Social's Theme is Camouflage, so turn up in your best Cammies, BDUs, ACUs, Ghillie Suits or CANPATS, Friday 9 September Oplenac 895 Rangeview Road - 3 blocks east of LakeShore and Cawthra, Mississauga.

Men, if you dance Salsa, Cha Cha, Hustle and wish to perform, then City Dance Corps wants you 7:30-:00pm. Friday 9 September 489 Queen St West, 3rd floor.

More 905 Thursday places, Palace Lounge, 10711 Yonge St @ Elginmills, Salsa Thursdays, Free Beginners Lesson 10:15pm. no cover.

905ers, especially those around Whitby, catch live latin and salsa and more Thursdays at W Cocktail Club 75 Consumers Drive - right off the 401. Fun starts 8:00pm. Lesson at 8:30pm. DJ Eviloution spins the tunes and it's Los Homeless live sets.

Friday 2 September. Ladies, skip the cover charge before 11:00pm. grab a few salsas to Luis Mario Ochoa's orchestra - live, even a quick lesson by AfroLatino Dance. Early set at 8:00pm. second set at 10:00pm. Only at Lula Lounge!

Thursday 1 Sep. 905ers don't have to schlep to downtown 416 with a Thursday Latin Party Palace Lounge 10711 Yonge Street, Rhcimond Hill. No Cover! Fun starts at 9:00pm.

Labour Day fun continues. Last chance - maybe - for Al Fresco Salsa 6:00pm. Sunday 4 September with Havana Nights - September 5 at Palms Patio 291 Richmond Street West. Dress it up and partay down! Sarita teaches 6:00pm Rumba lesson and DJ Bernal spins the tunes.

Sunday Salsa Socials continue with extended Sunday 4 September Labour Day hours at Dovercourt. Emma Simpson teaches the 6:15pm. Zouk class. $10 w/ lesson and $8 without. 5:15pm. Bachata lesson too.

Tuesday 30 August. Canada Salsa Congress's Early Bird Rates expire midnight 31 August. Log onto their site and reserve a fantastic week-end of fun at a very affordable price!

And, Facebook will soon be closing down some of the larger groups. Keep up with the latest Canada Salsa Congress news, information and special offers, access videos and info about featured artists, "like' the following link. http://www.facebook.com/CanadaSalsaCongress

Enter draw with weekly featured artist this week is Yamulee!

Catch Errol's "Under the Moonlight Bachata & Salsa" 9:15pm. Tuesday 30 August. South-East Corner of Bloor Street West and Spadina - at The Dominos.

Wednesday 31 August, it's Back To School with DJ Giovanni at Ba Ba Luu in Yorkville. 9:00pm On2/Mambo class with iFreeStyle.ca & complimentary drink with cover.

Friday 26 August. Friday night! Lula Lounge Ladies Night - Ladies no cover after 10:00pm.

Thursday weather permitting, the Salsaholics are putting out their very first performance at Sidewalk Salsa on Thursday 1 September.

United Salseros has dropped a Saturday 27 August Social Butterfly Student Club 1121 Bay Street, Rooftop -- Corner of Bay/Charles - 1 Block South of Bloor. Gotta be a member?! $15 for Non-Members/ $10 After 12:30 am! 8:30-9:30pm. Lesson how to relax without breaking one's frame. 9:30-10:30pm. Potluck bring food and drink. 10:30pm-12:30am. Dance Hosting with United Salseros' Dancers. RSVP w/ teddy@unitedsalseros.com

3rd iFreeStyle.ca Student Appreciation - All White Party! (guys, ditch the blue jeans for one night and outshine the ladies.) Dovercourt House 805 Dovercourt Road, 3rd Floor. Workshops start 4:00pm. 4:30-5:25pm: Dominican Bachata with Caryl; 5:30-6:25pm: Intermediate Turn Patterns with Joey & Velina/Advanced Turn Pattern with Mo & Caryl; 6:30-7:25pm: Intermediate Cha Cha Cha Shines & Partnerwork with Caryl & Angus; 7:30-8:25pm: Ladies' Styling with Caryl/Men's Styling with Angus; 8:30-9:00pm: Taste of On2 with Velina & Joey 9:00pm. FREE Social; 11:00pm - Performances.

Monday 22 August. 6 Degrees' Annual CD Release Party is Tuesday 23 August. Free CD for first 500 - yes, 500 - people through the door. And more than 500 may turn up. Avoid disappointment and arrive early!

Friday 12 August. Natasha is searching for an advanced male Salsa partner to compete with in the Toronto's Canada Salsa Congress October 2011. He must be a minimum of 5'8" and at an advanced or a performance level of ability. He must be willing to commit to at least two hours a day for a minimum of two days a week until the competition. Any choreography help, either from the partner or a choreographer is appreciated. Email divagraphics@yahoo.com. Canada Salsa Congress's Early Bird Hotel Rate expired Friday 12 August. Book your room now to save $$$, avoid that long 4:00am drive home and 10:00am drive back for workshops!

Friday 19 August. DJ Jimmy "Suave" Hernandez and Authentic Cuban Cigar Lounges with rolling demonstrations 10:00pm-2:00am - Saturday 20 August @ Reposado 136 Ossington Avenue- Part of Havana Cultura.

Thursday 11 August. Dovercourt's Sunday Social - DJ Danilo is guest DJ as GoDAnceMambo is in Washington DC. DJ Bowie is also a guest DJ. Note - no 5:15pm Bachata Lesson, but the 6:15pm. Zouk lesson is on.

Steps Dance Studio Friday fun continues 19 August with a free 7:00-8:00pm. Intro to Salsa Class and an 8:00-10:00pm. Steps Practice Party - Salsa, Bachata & Hustle.

El Rancho 430 College Street hosts a Zouk and Forr room every third Friday of the month. 9:30-10:00pm lesson and $10 cover.

Paula & Dance to Live's classes are Monday evenings at Gary & Mayabelle's "Toronto Salsa Dance Dance Dance Studio" 822A Eglinton Avenue West. Wednesday evening classes are at The Studio for Movement 1382 Bathurst Street.

Friday 5 August. Debut Sunday 7 August - Zouk Room at GoDanceMambo.com's Dovercourt Salsa Sunday Socials. One cover - two venues to play in. Not to be missed.

Thursday 4 August. Canada Congress Early Bird Hotel Rate at the Toronto Sheraton Centre ends Friday 12 August. Book now for savings!

Wednesday 3 August. Steps Dance Studio's Summer classes start Thursday 4 August! 7:15pm. Salsa Beginner 1 and Beginner 3; start at. 8:15pm. Salsa Int 4 and Salsa Advanced 1; 9:15-10:00pm. Free Practice!

Fri. 29 July. Don't want to fight 416 traffic Friday night for Salsa? Then it is 10:00pm. Vertigo Lounge 688 Chrislea Road, Woodbridge with DJ Filli - Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Top 40 Latin Hits. Special Guest List Marcos Maturell 416-833-7594 or BBM 32803763.

If you can answer this question, you will be the recipient of a full pass to the DC Bachata Festival 11-14 August. which former Eddie Torres dancer did Stephanie Gurnon train with? Send your answer via twitter: @DJ_Mr_B via email: dj.mr.b@acn.net or http://www.facebook.com/groups/116351581724945/?id=257702884256480 and one of the correct answers will be drawn at this Sunday's Salsa Social. Long week-end fun fun until 11:00pm.

Tues. 26 July Babaluu Bachata, Salsa, Cha Cha Thursday Night has gentlemen free before 9:00pm and ladies free before 11:00pm.

Lots of people asked for it, it's coming. Salsa Meets Bollywood II is coming a lot sooner than you think....

Tues. 19 July. DJ Giovanni Torres celebrates Colombian Independence Day at Ba Ba Luu Wednesday 20 July! Enjoy!

Wed. 13 July. DJ Gary Geronimo launches Bachata Urbana Thursdays at Ba Ba Luu. Fun starts Thursday 14 July. Bachata Urbana, Salsa - Merengue and more....

Mon. 11 July. Hustle and West Coast Swing Dancers! Friday-Sunday 22-24 July the Toronto Open Swing/Hustle Championships and workshops and fun week-end take place at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel 801 Dixon Road, Toronto. Complete details on their site.

SYTYCD-Canada Fans! Vote for Melissa Mitro tonight - local Salsera and is part of LatinGrooveProductions!

Wading through some 2000 pics from 2011 Salsa On Saint Clair. And we found time between snaps to put out 11 performances over the two days at the Rhythmic Fire and at Latin Groove Productions/Oscar's Hoots.

Catch SalsaTO, Rhythmic Fire LatinGrooveProductions, iFreeStyle and many more in Niagara Falls with Chim Pum Callao Congress.

Fri. 8 July Gone Dancin' SalsaTO -- more than the bald guy with the camera -- performs Saturday and Sunday at Latin Groove Productions' Hot Spot near the Hungarian House - west end of the festival at the 2011 Salsa On Saint Clair from Christie to Winona. Will be checking out Steps' Hot Spot too! Jai Ho! Balle Balle!

Fusion Salsera from Venezuala performs with the Rhythmic Fire Troupe Saturday and Sunday at Salsa On Saint Clair - Arlington Hot Spot!

Studio Dancers! Salsa On Saint Clair not your scene? Then Saturday's Butterfly Social c/o United Salseros at Dovercourt House is for you. Fun starts with 5:30pm. Workshops; 7:00pm. Dinner; 8:30pm. Social Butterfly; 11:30pm. Dancing.

Or, Midtowners can head on up to Acrobat Lounge for Toronto Dance Salsa's Saturday Social - fun starts at 9:00pm.

And, Sunday is GoDanceMambo's Sunday Salsa Social at Dovercourt House. Fun starts at 5:00pm with a lesson - Salsa and Bachata music.

10:00pm. Thursday 14 July, Salsa comes to the Persian Palace Persian Palace 10711 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. Soul2Sole teaches the lesson. 905ers may want to check this out.

Wed. 6 July. Found this on Craigslist. "job-zxw6j-2480452534@craigslist.org
Professional Male Salsa Dancer wanted for Partner competition. Salsa dancer must be at least 5'7" in height as the partner you are paired with is fairly tall. Seeking a dedicated and serious Male salsa dancer to rehearse choregraphed routine for upcoming dance competion. Male partner must be willing to dedicate at leat 2 days per week for one hour or more until Salsa competion show which starts in October for the Toronto Salsa Congress. Please send detail performance C, photo and any youtube videos of your performances. We are seeking a performance level dancer, no beginners"

GoDanceMambo is still looking - 2 men and one lady needed for zouk performance team! Come to our open house tomorrow Thurs 7:00-8:30pm to meet the 6 couples already interested, the choreographers Darius and Stephanie, hear the song chosen, and decide who is going to Quebec or not (not mandatory).Dovercourt, 3rd floor.

Thurs. 30 June. Cafe Cubano plays CHIN's Picnic Noon Sunday 2 July.

Toronto Salsa Practice runs on Saturday 2 July Errol's Party at Franco Danbce goes into Saturday night 2 July, and The Sunday Salsa Social goes on sunday 3 July! Happy Canada Day all.

Tues. 28 June. Want to expand your dance and styling? Then Teria Morada's's 7:30-8:30pm. Bollywood and 8:30-9:30pm. Belly/Latin Fusion Workshop cannot be beat for the price and the location.

A Toronto pioneer, Teria regularly won Salsa Competitions at the fabled Club Berlin (now Six Degrees) before most people on this scene left elementary school. Also established in LA as a choreographer and a performer, Teria can get it into you.

Dance To Live Studio 1360 Bathurst Street - $25 for one hour or $40 for both!

Mon. 27 June. DJ Gary Geronimo launches Bachata Urbana Thursdays at Ba Ba Luu. Fun starts Thursday 14 July. Bachata Urbana, Salsa - Merengue and more....

Sun. 26 June. The 2011 Canada Salsa Congress shopping basket is now open. Early Bird deadline is 31 July 2011!

Baila Boogaloo's students and friends celebrate dance at the National Ballet School Oliphant Theatre Sunday 26 June. two shows last one is late afternoon.

Fri. 24 June. There is no Social at City Dance Corps Saturday 24 June. Instead, catch their Talent Defined Show at the Al Greene Theatre for Saturday 24 June. Two shows. The next City Dance Corps Social is Saturday 16 July.

and, Six Degrees is closed for Renovations Tuesday 28 June 2011. Six Degrees is open Thursday 30 June for Canada Day Eve Salsa!

Mon. 13 June. Ba Ba Luu is closed Wednesday 15 June for a private function. Get your salsa fix with GoDanceMambo.com -- 2nd Floor Dovercourt House 805 Dovercourt Ave @ Ossington Subway Station - western exit. Thurs. 2 June. Free from 5:30-7:30pm. Friday 3 June? Drop by Yonge-Dundas Square and catch Latin Groove Productions' Oscar perform as part of Tourism Ontario's Getaway Day Groove to the rhythms of Toronto Caribbean Carnival, Salsa on St. Clair, Toronto Jazz Festival and tribute artist Shania Twain.

Looking for some free fun Sunday? Check out City Dance Corps 9th Anniversary Open House Noon-4:00pm. Sunday 5 June at their Studio 489 Queen Street West, just west of Spadina on the south side. 2010 - City Dance Corps Open House Anniversary Fun.

Catch Frankie 9:00pm. Thursday for Salsa at VIP 6307 Yonge Street a few blocks south of Steeles on the east side. $5 cover or no cover with purchase of one drink. Note CoZzy Corners is closed for salsa.

Note the day change. First Friday Monthly Salsa Night Latin Energy's 70s Theme night. Fun starts 9:00pm. Oplenac 895 Rangeview Road - 3 blocks east of Lakeshore and Cawthra, Mississauga.

Wed. 1 June. Sidewalk Salsa 9:15pm. The Dominos @ Bloor & Spadina Thursday 2 June.

8:15pm. Tuesday 7 & 14 June Steps Dance StudioLadies Bachata Styling with Jennifer. Body isolations, footwork, arm and hip styling for sexy, sensous movement with ease. Good for salsa dancers too!

Mel's TSX Student Performance Group performs at Babyface 590 Alden Road, Unit #103, Markham. Free lesson 8:00pm. Showtime 10:00pm.

Sun. 29 May. DJ Gary Geronimo spins the tunes at Alleycatz Monday 30 May.

Fri. 20 May. "SalsaTO Meets Bollywood - Jai Ho! 9:00pm. Friday 20 May Night of Cabaret for Japan - Fundraiser @ Bread & Circus 299 Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market. Giving Back!

2011 LulaWorld concludes this long Victoria Day Week-end with a night of live Brazilian with Samba Squad, a Salsa Saturday night with Si Canada II saying farewell to Toronto's Roberto Linares Brown. 7:00pm. doors open. 10:00pm. Showtime!

2011 LulaWorld finishes Sunday with an evening of Bossa, Samba, Maracatu and Tropicalia with Aline Morales' CD launch "Flores Tambores Amores." Expect fireworks with Morales' back up orchestra the Heavyweights Brass Band, DJ General Electric. 7:00pm. doors open. 9:00pm. Showtime. Thurs. 19 May. "SalsaTO Meets Bollywood - Jai Ho! 8:00pm. Thursday 9 May - Salsaholics - Sidewalk Salsa evening - Trinity - Saint Paul Church Bloor @ Spadina.
Catch us again 9:00pm. Friday 20 May Night of Cabaret for Japan - Fundraiser @ Bread & Circus 299 Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market. Giving Back!

Mel's Sunday May 22 Salsa @ Babyface is cancelled for one day only.

Please check your dance studio schedule for the long week-end. Venues too, holiday cover charges and all. Toronto Salsa Practice is on for Saturday 21 May. City Dance Corps is taking Sat-Mon 21-23 May off. Sunday Salsa Social is running Sunday with Bachata Demo! Frankie at Alleycatz is open Monday and Oscar is teaching a special advanced lesson.

Thurs. 12 May. Sidewalk Salsa starts tonight 9:10pm. Thursday 12 May at the Dominos / South-East Corner of Bloor Street West & Spadina. Bring $1 for batteries.

Thurs. 12 May. Friday 13 May Son Ache relives legendary Friday Cervejaria nights at Touche Lounge, owned Cervejaria founder Lou Alves 669 College Street Toronto.
Here's a peek at the fun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GRosuaD9kU

Tues. 10 May. Thursday 12 May -- 2011 Lula World begins! Celebrate Canadian and made in Canada Latin Music, dance and more!

Mon. 9 May. Catch "Sex In The City Meets The daWg!" at Errol's Salsa - Bachata Tuesdays 8:00pm. Tuesday 10 May Trinity-Saint Paul Church, 427 Bloor Street West & Spadina. $5 for the dancing and the shows. lesson prices below.

Steps -- 378 Eglinton Avenue West, just west of Avenue Road -- is looking for a few good men for one of their 2011 Canada Salsa Congress performance teams. Show up 9:15pm. Monday 9 May to start the journey.

9:30pm. Tuesday 14 June, iFreeStyle wants you! If you are male, can dance On2,are physically fit and wish to perform. Complete details on their site or RSVP caryl@ifreestyle.ca.

Fri. 6 May. Looking for a Tuesday Bachata evening? Errol's Tuesday 10 May Bachata at Trinity-Saint Paul Church, Bloor Street West & Spadina may be for you. 6:00-7:00pm lesson. And 7:00-9:00pm dancing with working people who need an early night in mind. Bachata and Salsa music. $5 cover for the social. Ladies free before 7:30pm. Lessons extra.

2:00-4:00pm Saturdays 7-28 May Grand Dance Studio 5799 Yonge Street. Giovanni's Cali Salsa Class. Here is your chance to learn Cali (Colombia) Salsa from Toronto's Colombian salsa instructor. Cali Salsa - An Overview

7:30pm. Friday 13 May iFreeStyle.ca throws their hat into a night of Urban performance for DareArts, a fund raiser for www.darearts.com. Liberty Village's Club Maro 135 Liberty Street is the place. Catch The SuperNaturalz, Blueprint Cru and more.

Wed. 4 May. Latin Hustle Fans will want to catch 9:00pm. Friday 6 May Acrobat lesson with Daniel McGee and Jameson Kilburn. Not enough? Then drop by City Dance Corps Studio 489 Queen Street West Saturday 7 May. 489 Queen St West. 1:45pm - 3:00pm. West Coast Swing For Beginners; 3:00-4:15pm. Hustle For Beginners; 4:30-5:30pm. Hustle Technique for All Levels; 5:30-6:45pm. Hustle Patterns with Play - Intermediate.

Tues. 3 May. Errol's Salsa/Bachata Party 8:00pm. Wednesday Trinity-Saint Paul Church.

SalsaTO.ca's Mike & Sharon totally murdered it in the 29 April 2011 NBS International Dance Day Flash Mob at Toronto's David Pecaut Square (aka Metro Hall Square) beside Roy Thompson Hall. Three months of hard work paid off.

Sat. 30 April. Luis Enrique may be a late night guest tonight at Lula Lounge - after his show....

Thurs. 28 April. Free Noon Friday 29 April & Downtown? SalsaTO.ca's Mike & Sharon are part of the National Ballet School's 2011 International Dance Day Flashmob 100+ dancers. Metro Hall Square - just to the west of Roy Thompson Hall down opposite Mirvish land on King Street. Be prompt! Drop by, act surprised when things start to happen ... and enjoy...

Students! Check your favourite salsa school's spring and summer offerings, there is a lot to choose from.

Go Dance Mambo cancelled their Thursday 28 April & 5 May Bachata Thursday. They resumne Thursday 12 May. And, Bachata and Cha Cha performance classes start 12 May for future shows and the Canada Salsa Congress.

Flying Dance Company Studio renovations 1-8 May. Closed.

Tues. 19 April. Ba Ba Lu Easter Week-end FunThursday: Free entrance for ladies until 11:00pm. Gentlemen, enjoy a complimentary drink with cover charge, from 9:00-11:00pm. Friday & Saturday regular pricing. Sunday:Enjoy a complimentary drink with cover charge. Thurs. 7 April. Lula Lounge Friday night for Ladies Night II. Saturday 9 April night for Ache woman power salsa band! Doors 7:00pm. Lesson 9:00pm. First Set 10:00pm. Worth every penny & oak parquet floor too.

West enders! Drop by Rhythm & Motion 3352 Dundas St. West at Runnymede. 8:00-11:00pm. Saturday 9 April for a bi-monthly Ballroom & Latin Social. $10 gets you a cherrywood floor, intimate studio environment and great tunes with DJ Eugene.

Wed. 6 April. Puerto Rican/Salvadorean NYC based Franklin Ayala, will be teaching in place of Nelson Flores during Steps' Hustle - Salsa Week. 16 Years at NYC's largest studio, Dancesport; Mambo & Latin Hustle expert - lots of fun and will be social dancing Thursday evening 7 April at Six Degrees.

Sun. 3 April. TLN's 2011 Salsa On Saint Clair runs Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10 July 2011. Salsa. Salsa At Blue Mountain runs Fri-sun- 24-26 June 2011. More details to come

Wed. 30 March. City Dance Corps work/study program has a few openings! Interested? Send your resume to estelle@citydancecorps.com -- subject "Energy Exchange."

Urban and Latin fans may want to drop by Franco Dance 1222a Bloor Street West 8:00pm. Saturday 9 April for DJ Tyrone/Mista T Dot's 40th B-day and Flow 'N' Motion's 2 Year Anniversary Black and Yellow Party. Aries B-Day people extra welcomed too. Bachata/Tango fusion lesson with Lucky Sipin at 6:00pm. Jack & Jill Bachata Contest & Prizes too!

Wed. 20 March. Visit SalsaTO.ca's Six Degrees of Competition Pics - News Portal for Tuesday 29 March Six Degrees Semi-Final results.

For the first time ever, Friday 1 April - no not an April Fools Joke - Lula is having a ladies night. GoDanceMambo's Stephanie Gurnon teaches the lesson. Dinner from 7:00pm. Lesson starts 9:00pm and the live salsa band's first set is 10:00pm.

6:00-8:00pm. Tuesday 5 April, before the Six Degrees Competition, Mexico's competitors David & Paulina will be running two salsa turn pattern workshops at trainer and supplement specialist Roland Semprie's Rosedale Studio 1073 Yonge Street, Suite 200.

Mon. 28 March. Strickly Salsa Albert Gomoez's partner for the 2011 Six Degrees Salsa Competition is Alexandra Crenian, a So You Think You Can Dance Canada -SYTYCD Canada - Season 3 Top 40. Alexandra is also the girlfriend of Miles Faber, SYTYCD Canada Season 1 Winner. Alexandra has considerable dance experience behind her, including a Summer 2009 Much Music Video Awards gig with Lady Ga Ga.

Fri. 25 March. North enders or north 905ers! Toronto Social Dance School - 39 Glen Cameron Road, Unit 7, Thornhill, just North of Steeles on Yonge Street - is running a West Coast Swing - Hustle - Salsa Night 9:00pm. Friday 25 March. Drop by for that something a little different.

Sun. 20 March. Shiamak (SDI International Canada Inc.) 2011 Spring Funk gang! Email salsato@gmail.com and we'll send you links to 2011 Spring Funk!

Thurs. 17 March. Orlando and Mira teach the 9:00pm. lesson Acrobat Friday night.

Wed. 9 March. Online Box Office closes Midnight 9 March! Toronto Salsa Festival starts Thursday 10 March with the Competition! St. Michael The Archangel Church Event Hall 212 Delaware Avenue - cross the street from the Ossington Subway Station west entrance/exit or one block west of Ossington.
Walk-in competitors welcome right up to 7:00pm.!! Sked - 5:30-7:30pm. Tech Rehearsal.
7:00pm. Registration Deadline. 8:00pm. Doors Open. 8:00-9:00pm Dancing. 9:00pm - 11:00pm. Competitions Preliminaries -- Amateur, Solo, Professional and Pro/Am Divisions. Scrutineer: Caryl Cuizon. Judges are the International Performers & Instructors.
11:00pm-2:00pm Dance the night away with Juan Matos, Amneris Martinez, Serena Cuevas, Alma Latina, Rica Salsa, Mark-Anthony Sheppard, and all your local friends!

Fri. 4 March. Want something different Friday night? SalsaTO's Mike & Sharon debut their 2011 Show 11:00pm. Acrobat Salsa Fridays. Totally new costumes, lots of new tricks, totally new solos *and* turn patterns -- not one but two tunes of fun!

On a serious note, say a prayer for the folks in Mumbai, Fire Rages in Mumbai's 'Slumdog Millionaire' Neighbourhood. Some of the actors in that film still live there. SalsaTO Meets Bollywood - Jai Ho! music comes from that film.

Thurs. 3 March. Six Degrees Salsa Competition Round 2 Preliminary Pics now posted. And, Facebook just crashed around 1415hrs EST. Six Degrees Teaser album in limbo somewhere. Maybe if Facebook's programmers spend more time stabilizing and cleaning up their code, their site would not drop like a toilet seat at a mixed party.

Wed. 2 March. Onetime World Latin Hustle Champions Katie & Billie will be teaching Hustle workshops Thursday 7 April. Mark your calendars. More details to follow.

Mon. 28 Feb. Toronto Salsa Festival Prices go up 1 March! Beat the hike visit their site or use Salsa 411!

Sun. 27 Feb. Toronto Bachata Festival Saturday show pics now posted. Visit SaksaTO's Toronto Bachata Festival Portal.
Mark your calendars Friday 4 March 2011 Acrobat. Two worlds will collide - Salsa + ??? as SalsaTO's Mike & Sharon debut their new 2011 show. 90% new choreography, totally new costumes, not one but two new songs. See you all then.

Mike & Sharon will continue to perform "SalsaTO Meets Bollywood - Jai Ho!" on demand - ask your promoter when you want a show. We have too much fun performing "SalsaTO Meets Bollywood - Jai Ho!" as people have watching it. And fun is what we are about. We have been asked about performing another Bollywood show. We're listening and are starting to look for suitable music for another Bollywood - Salsa fusion. Give us time.

Fri. 25 Feb. Sunday 27 February, Clifton's gang - Cadence Dance Academy - will be having an outing at the Dovercourt House Sunday Salsa Social. "Ask Clifton about Kingston, the boy, not Jamaica...."

And celebrate 8 years of the Sunday Salsa Social at Dovercourt this Sunday 27 February!! Fun begins with a 5:15pm lesson... GoDanceMambo shows too...

Thurs. 24 Feb. Brazil's Carnival - same date as in Rio - fun comes to Toronto Saturday 26 February at Franco Dance 1222A Bloor Street West. Two blocks west of Dufferin Subway station. Fun starts at 8:30pm. $10 gets you in. Zouk Lesson with Brazil's K-Yo Victor. DJ Romantico will play Zouk, Samba, Axe, Frevo, Salsa and more on request. Click Toronto Dance Zouk for more deets. SalsaTO.ca's Mike & Sharon perform Salsa Meets Bollywood - Jai Ho!

Jimmy 'Suave' Hernandez plays Six Degrees Hustle-Salsa-Swing Party Thursday 24 February. Fun starts at 9:00pm.

Mon. 22 Feb. Thursday 26 February, 6 Degrees & Steps Dance Studio's "Hustle Party 2335 Yonge Street, two blocks north of Eglinton. $10 gets you a Latin Hustle Lesson, a West Coast Swing Lesson & Social dancing. Doors open 9:00pm.

Mon. 14 Feb. Happy Valentine's Day all... check with your salsa / dance school for specials or parties.

"SalsaTO Meets Bollywood - Jai-Ho!" Sexy Salsa meets the Land of the Kama Sutra Alleycatz -- 10:00pm. Monday 14 February!

Sat. 12 Feb. Check SalsaTO.ca's Bachata Festival Portal page for last minute Dish and Deets!

Sexy Salsa meets the Land of the Kama Sutra as "SalaTO Meets Bollywood - Jai Ho!" 10:00pm. Monday 14 February at Frank's Alleycatz Valentine's Day Dinner - Party Dance & Show.

Fri. 11 Feb. GoDanceMambo's Stephanie is selling Toronto Bachata Festival tix at Errol's Saturday 12 February Valentine's Salsa Party at Franco Dance Studio 1221a Bloor Street West - Second Floor - Between Ossington & Lansdowne.

Latin Groove Productions' gang performs on stage at tonight's sold out Aventura concert. Go guys!

Mon. 7 Feb. Ladies in Red Valentine's Party Plus with Latin Energy 9:00pm. Friday 11 February at Oplenac 895 Rangeview Road - 3 blocks east of Lakeshore and Cawthra, Mississauga.

Fri. 4 Feb. Latin Groove Productions' Oscar is looking for a few good intermediate/advanced men for his performance troupe - fun starts Sunday.

Thurs. 3 Feb. Get an early start on Valentine's Day Saturday 5 February with Flow 'N' Motion's Share The Love - Pre Valentine's Day Party at Franco Dance. All da Deets on the events page. Best $10 spent in some time.

Vancouver International Salsa Festival air discounts. This in from Chris Wood, "For the next 1000 people that book on Air Canada, use this promo code: QCK4JYN1 and you can fly for $500 or less."

Wed. 2 Feb. Ba Ba Luu is closed Wednesday 2 February 2011 - snow day/night. Hit Frankie's CoZzy Corners for your Wednesday Salsa Fix. 4664 Yonge Street - 5 minute walk south Sheppard Subway station to Florence.
Parking off Florence Avenue, North of 401. $5 for men after 9:30pm. Ladies free all evening. DJ Romantico and DJ Duck spin the tunes.

Tues. 1 Feb. Toronto Salsa Festival Early Bird pricing extended to 11:59pm. Tuesday 1 February 2011. Buy your tickets / passes now before price goes up!

Mon. 31 Jan. DJ Giovanni is guest DJ at 6 Degrees Salsa Tuesdays Tuesday 1 February. *And* Yeti - Lady Son - is live - same evening!

Mon. 24 Jan. Steps Dance Studio's Jennifer celebrates her birthday at Ba Ba Luu Wednesday 26 January 2010. DJ Gio for Aquarius too.

Start making Valentine's Day Plans now. Frankie's Alleycatz Mondays is having a Monday 14 February Valentine's Day Dinner with shows and dancing. Lula Lounge features romantic live Jazz FM's Laura Fernandez with a dinner package. Plaza Flamingo is open Monday. Check venues such as Ba Ba Luu, Dovercourt's Sunday Salsa Social, Toronto Salsa Practice for week-end Valentine's Day Parties anywhere from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 February. TorontoDanceSalsa.ca is running "Be My Salentine" Valentine's Party Saturday 12 February at Acrobat.

Tues. 18 Jan. iFreeStyle's 9:00-10:00pm. Tuesday On2 Fundamentals class is cancelled.

Mark Wednesday 26 January on the Calendar. Steps Dance Studio's Jennifer celebrates her birthday at Ba Ba Luu. DJ Gio for Aries too.

Sun. 16 Jan. Get free entry to the Sunday Salsa Social when you purchase your Toronto Bachata Festival full pass or Workshop pass until 31 January.

Toronto Salsa Dance's Garry & Maya Belle are running a free 4:00-5:00pm. Open House Saturday & Salsa lesson. 882a Eglinton Avenue West. near Bathurst or a five minute walk from the Eglinton West subway station.

Fri. 14 Jan. Katya Kuznetsova's Saturday Salsa Social goes 1:00-3:00pm. Saturday 15 January at 918 Bathurst Street just north of Barton from Bloor. $4 Cover.

Tues. 11 Jan. Steps' free CD giveaway at Six Degrees Salsa Tuesdays. Doors open 9:00pm.

Swingers and Hustlers have their night to play Thursday 13 January at 6 Degrees 2335 Yonge Street. 2 Blocks N/Eglinton. 8:45pm. Doors open. Johanna Swanson West Coast Lesson 9:00-9:30pm. & Steps' Jennifer Aucoin Latin Hustle Lesson 9:30pm-10:00pm. DJ Giovanni spins salsa and DJ Rick spin the Hustle and Swing tunes - including some unheard in Toronto classics. $10 cover.

Sun. 9 Jan. DJ Romantico plays Alleycatz Monday 10 January. And, Monday 31 January is the last Early Bird day for your Thursday-Fri-Sat-Sun. 17-20 February 2011 Toronto Bachata Festival ticket to four days of fun!

Fri. 7 Jan. Happy New Year all! Changes afoot for 2011 in Toronto's ever shifting salsa scene. New promoters and new salsa socials and evenings are springing up like flowers in the spring rains. Listings for as many opening days as we have information will be listed here. Those that continue for more than a month will be listed on the Events page. Promoters, email details of your events in plain text here for widest free 416/647 and 905 GTA publicity. 260,000 visitors cannot be wrong. And remember, not everybody lives on Facebook.

4:00-5:00pm. Saturday 15 January Catch SYTYCD-Canada Winner Nico Archambault's Urban Contemporary at City City Dance Corps 489 Queen St West 3rd Floor Space is *very* limited to 30 people. $25 gets you in. reception@citydancecorps.com

And, look forward to a monthly City Dance Corps social, coming soon.

Toronto Salsa Practice celebrates 10 years as Toronto's longest running salsa social. Fun starts at 3:00pm. Saturday 8 January Trinity-Spadina Church. 427 Bloor Street West. Avoid disappointment! Arrive early!

Katya Kuznetsova's Saturday Salsa Social goes 1:00-3:00pm. Saturday 8 January at 918 Bathurst Street just north of Barton from Bloor. $4 Cover.

One night only! Salsa Saturday night at 6 Degrees 2335 Yonge Street. 2 Blocks N/Eglinton. 10:00pm. Doors open. $10 cover. Dress to impress, leave the tatty jeans at home. DJ Romantico and DJ Victor Explosivo spin the tunes.

Toronto Dance Salsa's first 2011 social is 8:00pm. Saturday 8 January at Acrobat 2464 Yonge Street. 3 1/2 blocks north of Eglinton.

Mel's Salsa Expressions is looking for people interested in their Intermediate Salsa Performance workshop. 9:00-11:00pm. Wednesday 2 February to 27 April. Info / RSVP info@torontosalsaxpressions.com.

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