Over the next few minutes we will be taking a dive deep into the dance scene in Toronto. We can’t think of a better way to get the ball rolling than by starting with the best dance schools and studios in your area.
Some of you are probably searching for lessons for kids, others will be for adults, but either way you should be able to find one that suits your needs. It is likely that there will be classes for Samba, Salsa, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tango, The Waltz, K-Pop, or other styles and routines somewhere and we will do our best to help you find them.
After the lessons are out of the way it will be time to pivot to some of the best dance clubs and bars near you. There will be stores around where you can buy shoes, clothes, and other supplies that we will be mentioning.
Aerobic dance routine workouts like Zumba, Jazzercise, Barre, Buti Yoga, or even Pole Dancing in Toronto are becoming more popular by the day so will need a shout out. Then we will get into local dance and music festivals both here and around the region.
Stick around for our map that will help you get a better lay of the land. And anyone that is interested can check out more of our posts on shaking your booty in Canada at that link.
Best Dance Studios & Classes In Toronto
The best Toronto dance classes and studios where you can find lessons for kids and/or adults are:
- City Dance Corps at 950 Dupont St
- Joy of Dance Centre at 95 Danforth Ave #302
- Cadence Dance Academy at 302 Carlaw Ave #105
- The Underground Dance Centre at 220 Richmond St W
- Steps Dance Studio at 819 Yonge St #3
- DanceLife X Centre at 619 Yonge St
- Metro Movement Dance Studio at 833 Broadview Ave
- Blueheel Dance Studio at 34 Lakeshore Rd E #301, Mississauga
- Performing Dance Arts Toronto at 37 Advance Rd #104, Etobicoke
- Dance Fire Studio at 556 Edward Ave #58, Richmond Hill
- Toronto Dance Salsa at Empress Walk, 5095 Yonge St, North York
- York Jo-Anne Chapman School Of Dance at 55 Regan Rd #3, Brampton
Numerous dance genres are available at City Dance Corps like Afro, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Ballet, Dancehall, Heels, Power Barre, Salsa, Soca, and Waacking.
Joy of Dance Center offers a range of classes in your area including Ballet, Ballroom and Latin, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Heels, Tap, and Irish Step Dancing as well as Ginga, Nia, and Zumba for students of all ages.
Cadence Dance Academy teaches all kinds of dance lessons near you including Dancehall, Mambo, Ladies Styling, Zouk, Bachata, Salsa, and more.
The Underground Dance Centre has classes in many styles including Hip Hop, Latin Fusion, Afrobeats, Reggaeton, Jazz, Street, Funk, Dancehall, Salsa, Heels, and Contemporary.
Steps Dance Studio provides Salsa, Bachata, and Latin Hustle classes for adults.
Lessons in Hip Hop, K-Pop, Jazz Funk, Heels, Contemporary, Bollywood, and Dancehall are available at the DanceLife X Center.
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz can all be learned at Metro Movement Dance Studio.
Blueheel Dance Studio is a good place to figure out how to do Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Tango, and Salsa.
Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Acro, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre classes can be taken at Performing Dance Arts Toronto.
Some of the adult courses at Dance Fire Studio include Argentine Tango, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Bolero, Cha Cha, Swing, Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, and Merengue. They also offer some Latin dance lessons for children.
Toronto Dance Salsa specializes in Salsa and Bachata classes.
Your child can refine their skill in the classes offered by Jo-Anne Chapman School of Dance which include Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acrobatics, and Hip Hop.
Dance Clubs & Bars
These popular dance clubs and bars near you are a great place to show off your skills:
- The Dance Cave at 529 Bloor St W
- The Piston at 937 Bloor St W
- Lost & Found at 577 King St W
- 2 Cats at 579 King St W
- Rebel at 11 Polson St
- Early Mercy at 540 King St W
Those probably will have a mix of house, techno, hip hop, and pop because they are often the easiest music genres to dance to.
Shoes, Clothes, & Supply Stores
When you need to buy dance shoes, clothes, or other supplies head to stores in your area like:
- The Shoe Room at 406 Jarvis St
- Dancewear Centre at 1150 Sheppard Ave W #11
- Recreate Costumes at 76 Shuter St
You can expect those to all sell shoes, clothes, and other apparel for dancing but if you need something specific follow the links to make sure they have exactly what you need before you visit them.
Aerobic Dance Workouts
Get a sweat in at these aerobic dance workout studios:
- Soul Fuel Fitness at 1605 Bloor St W
- Bomb Fitness at 1502 Danforth Ave
- Elle Fitness and Social at 580 King St W #2
Visit their links to find the right time for you to take your next Zumba, Jazzercise, Barre, or Pole Dancing class.
Soul Fuel Fitness is a boutique studio providing an array of local fitness classes with dance playing a major part including Barre, Bootcamp, Pilates, Yoga, and more.
Hip hop, Choreography, and Cardio dance in Toronto are available at Elle Fitness and Social.
Music & Dance Festivals In Your Area
We bet many of you would enjoy these dance and music festivals:
TD Salsa In Toronto’s events calendar features a variety of events that celebrate Latin music, dance, visual arts, and culture including local Salsa dance parties, art exhibitions, and free Latin dance instruction at various schools near you.
If you are interested we have also written about:
Have Fun Dancing In Toronto
For now that is all we’ve got, but visit us again as we plan to update this post frequently. Hopefully you learned at least a little something about your local dance classes, studios, music festivals, aerobic workouts, clubs, bars, and stores to buy all kinds of supplies near you.
If you think we got anything wrong or if you want to share your own tips and tricks for your area feel free to use the comments. Have fun dancing in Toronto!