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Welcome to
Waltz Toronto

*A Swing Toronto Production

We present dances, lessons & courses! Join us!
Traditional Viennese Waltz, Cross-step Waltz, Polka, 1920s dancing and more!

Waltz Toronto
Upcoming Events

Waltz Dance & Beginner Classes
Saturday, April 20, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Polka & Two Step Beginner Workshop
Friday, April 26, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Waltz Dance & Beginner Classes
Saturday, May 18, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Viennese Waltz (Right-turning) Beginner Workshop
Friday, May 24, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Viennese Waltz (Left-turning) Beginner Workshop
Friday, June 7, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Waltz Dance & Beginner Classes
Saturday, June 15, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Vaccination proof is no longer required. Masks optional.

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday Afternoon Waltz & Beginner Classes

DJ Simon Threlkeld

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

No prior experience is needed, absolute beginners are welcome, there is no need to bring your own dance partners.

Upper Hall

Enter the Upper Hall from Hampton Avenue, just south of Danforth.

Use Bloor St. entrance towards west side of building

St. Barnabas on The Danforth Anglican Church
175 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Z3

SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Cross-step Waltz Beginner Lesson

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Viennese Waltz Beginner Lesson

2:40pm – 4:00pm

Dance Party

4:15pm – 6:00pm

Come to the April Edition of our monthly Waltz Dance!

Learn Traditional Viennese Waltz! It is fun, easy-to-learn, popular since the early 19th century, done at all tempos from fast to slow, and is perhaps the most romantic partner dance of all. This class has a different theme each time.

Learn Cross-step Waltz, the favourite Waltz style of many people, done around the world, usually to slower tempos than Viennese Waltz.

Stay for the Dance.

DJ Simon Threlkeld

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST INCLUDED.

Mother’s Day Special: Any Mom and their family can come to the lessons and dance for the price of two admissions to the lessons and dance!

$25

Regular Admission

$20

Full-Time Students with ID

$10

Dance only 4:15pm to 6pm, pay at the door

*Swing Toronto partners with Stripe for payment processing.

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Friday, April 26, 2024
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Polka & Two Step Beginner

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

No prior experience is needed, absolute beginners are welcome, there is no need to bring your own partners.

TEACHERS

Learn Polka, a fun exuberant playful classic partner dance that was super popular in the 19th century, and is done all around world today!
Learn Two Step (“Polka without the the hop”), a style of Polka that was super popular in the early 20th century and is widely done today.

Learn the three main basics of Polka/Two-Step, which are Turning Triple Steps, Pivots and Chasse/Galop/Slides. Plus Polka Promenade, Follower Backing, Lead Backing and some Follower Turns. We will do Right Turning Triple Steps (turning to your right as you travel with a partner), and will introduce you to Left Turning Triple Steps.
Polka can be done in an energetic exuberant style, and also in a more chill style.
Swing dancers: Note that Polka/Two-Step is where the triple step in Swing Dance comes from.

Upper Hall

Enter the Upper Hall from Hampton Avenue, just south of Danforth.

St. Barnabas on The Danforth Anglican Church
175 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Z3

SCHEDULE

Friday, April 26, 2024

Workshop

7:00pm – 9:30pm

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST included.

Regular

$40

Full-time students with ID

$30

You’ve done our Polka wkshp before

$15 pay at door

$10

At the door for those who took the October/November seven week Viennese Waltz beginner course with us.

*Swing Toronto partners with Stripe for payment processing.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday Afternoon Waltz & Beginner Classes

DJ Simon Threlkeld

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

No prior experience or partner is needed. Absolute beginners are welcome.

Upper Hall

Enter the Upper Hall from Hampton Avenue, just south of Danforth.

Use Bloor St. entrance towards west side of building

St. Barnabas on The Danforth Anglican Church
175 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Z3

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Cross-step Waltz Beginner Lesson

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Viennese Waltz Beginner Lesson

2:40pm – 4:00pm

Dance Party

4:15pm – 6:00pm

Come to the May Edition of our monthly Waltz Dance!

Learn Traditional Viennese Waltz! It is fun, easy-to-learn, popular since the early 19th century, done at all tempos from fast to slow, and is perhaps the most romantic partner dance of all. This class has a different theme each time.

Learn Cross-step Waltz, the favourite Waltz style of many people, done around the world, usually to slower tempos than Viennese Waltz.

Stay for the Dance.

DJ Simon Threlkeld

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST INCLUDED.

Mother’s Day Special: Any Mom and their family can come to the lessons and dance for the price of two admissions to the lessons and dance!

$25

Regular Admission

$20

Full-Time Students with ID

$10

Dance only (after 4:15pm)

*Swing Toronto partners with Stripe for payment processing.

SWING TORONTO NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news about our dances, workshops, courses, and events! You can unsubscribe at any time. We will not spam you.

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Friday, May 24, 2024
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Viennese Waltz (Right-turning) Beginner

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

No prior experience or partner needed. Absolute beginners are welcome.

Learn the Right Turning basic of traditional Viennese Waltz (rotating to your right as you travel with a partner). Plus promenade, follower-backing and more.

The Right Turning Basic, and the Left Turning Basic, are the central part of Viennese Waltz.

Traditional Viennese Waltz is easy-to-learn, fun, improvisational and playful. And maybe the most romantic partner dance of all.

Popular since the early 19th century, it is done all around the world to medium, fast and slower tempos, to great music of the 21st, 20th and 19th centuries.

If you’ve already taken this workshop with us before, consider taking it again for practice and fun.

Upper Hall

Enter the Upper Hall from Hampton Avenue, just south of Danforth.

St. Barnabas on The Danforth Anglican Church

175 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Z3

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 24, 2024

Workshop

7:00pm – 9:30pm

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST included.

Regular Admission

$40

Full-time students with ID

$30

$15

You’ve done this wkshp w us before. Pay at the door.

*Swing Toronto partners with Stripe for payment processing.

SWING TORONTO NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news about our dances, workshops, courses, and events! You can unsubscribe at any time. We will not spam you.

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Friday, June 7, 2024
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Viennese Waltz (Left-turning) Beginner

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

No prior experience or partner needed. Absolute beginners are welcome.

Learn the Left Turning basic of traditional Viennese Waltz (rotating to your left as you travel with a partner)! Plus promenade, follower-backing, and transitions between Left Turning and Right Turning Viennese Waltz!

The Left Turning Basic, and the Right Turning Basic, are the central part of Viennese Waltz.

Traditional Viennese Waltz is easy-to-learn, fun, improvisational and playful. And maybe the most romantic partner dance of all.

Popular since the early 19th century, it is done all around the world to medium, fast and slower tempos, to great music of the 21st, 20th and 19th centuries.

If you’ve already done this workshop with us, consider doing it again, for practice and fun.

Upper Hall

Enter the Upper Hall from Hampton Avenue, just south of Danforth.

St. Barnabas on The Danforth Anglican Church

175 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Z3

SCHEDULE

Friday, June 7, 2023

Workshop

7:00pm – 9:30pm

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST included.

Regular Admission

$40

Full-time students with ID

$30

$15

You’ve done this wkshp w us before. Pay at door.

*Swing Toronto partners with Stripe for payment processing.

SWING TORONTO NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news about our dances, workshops, courses, and events! You can unsubscribe at any time. We will not spam you.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday Afternoon Waltz & Beginner Classes

DJ Simon Threlkeld

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

No prior experience or partner is needed. Absolute beginners are welcome.

Upper Hall

Enter the Upper Hall from Hampton Avenue, just south of Danforth.

Use Bloor St. entrance towards west side of building

St. Barnabas on The Danforth Anglican Church
175 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Z3

SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Cross-step Waltz Beginner Lesson

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Viennese Waltz Beginner Lesson

2:40pm – 4:00pm

Dance Party

4:15pm – 6:00pm

Come to the June Edition of our monthly Waltz Dance!

Learn Traditional Viennese Waltz! It is fun, easy-to-learn, popular since the early 19th century, done at all tempos from fast to slow, and is perhaps the most romantic partner dance of all. This class has a different theme each time.

Learn Cross-step Waltz, the favourite Waltz style of many people, done around the world, usually to slower tempos than Viennese Waltz.

Stay for the Dance.

DJ Simon Threlkeld

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST INCLUDED.

Mother’s Day Special: Any Mom and their family can come to the lessons and dance for the price of two admissions to the lessons and dance!

$25

Regular Admission

$20

Full-Time Students with ID

$10

Dance only, 4:15pm to 6pm

*Swing Toronto partners with Stripe for payment processing.

SWING TORONTO NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news about our dances, workshops, courses, and events! You can unsubscribe at any time. We will not spam you.

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Our Instructors
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About Us

A Swing Toronto production!

At Waltz Toronto, formerly known as Mostly Waltz Toronto, we take pride in offering a welcoming atmosphere to everyone, from the most inexperienced novice to long time social dance enthusiasts. Our events are among the most established and terrifically fun dances in the city of Toronto, and many would agree that they’re among Toronto’s best kept secrets.

We also like and teach Polka, Ragtime Dancing, Blues Dance, Peabody, Schottische, and other partner dances.

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Our Waltz Favourites

Viennese Waltz is possibly the best, most fun, and most romantic partner dance ever, popular from the early 19th century onwards, and done to tempos from medium to fast. We teach and do traditional Viennese Waltz.

Cross-step Waltz is a new way of doing Waltz, and is the favourite Waltz style of many people. It is usually done to slower tempos than Viennese.

Waltz & Other Dance Videos
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Waltz Music We Like
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Dance Etiquette

Good dance etiquette is important.

Waltz Toronto social dances are just that – social – and we are committed to maintaining a friendly, welcoming environment for everyone. Please be mindful of floorcraft, courtesy and etiquette.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need a partner?

A. No, there is no need to bring your own dance partner. The custom at social dances is to change partners for each song. In lessons dance partners rotate; this helps you to learn better by exposing you to many dance partners and gives you a chance to briefly meet other people.

Q. What is the average age of people at the dances?

A. We enjoy a varied group of attendees at our dance events. Though most of those who come are in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the age of our participants ranges from those in their late teens to retirement.

Q. Do we need to reserve tickets in advance?

A. There is no need to reserve or pay in advance for Saturday Night Swing nor any other Swing Toronto event, nor for any Toronto Waltz event in Toronto. Simply show up and pay at the door.

The only events for which advance registration is suggested are special event weekend workshops with internationally known teachers coming to teach in Toronto and teaching a full set of day-time workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

Q. What is the average age of people at the dances?

A. We enjoy a varied group of attendees at our dance events. Though most of those who come are in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the age of our participants ranges from those in their late teens to retirement.

Q. What can I expect at dances?

A. Dances may feature an outstanding line up of live bands, DJs, teachers and classes! The evening begins with dance classes open to everyone including absolute beginners.