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COME FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE!

We offer a variety of salsa, bachata, and Afro- Dancehall courses and drop-in classes as well as Latin social dances, events, and Studio rentals with price options for all levels of interest.

 

OUR VISION & OUR MISSION

Our mission is simple, We believe everyone can learn to dance and we are here to make sure that anyone that walk-through our doors, will experience the feeling of being in a safe and judgment-free space where learning and the desire to improve are celebrated and encouraged.

 

Our goal is to keep the dance community growing, one step at a time by providing dancers of all levels and backgrounds a place for creative self-expression, exercise, education, and social interaction where they can take dance as far as they would like to, whether it be social dance or on stage. 

 

Our vision is to offer a space that allows dancers and all creative minds to come to learn, practice, and grow their individual skills and passions.

OUR CREATIVE STUDIO

 

Our creative studio space is perfect for movement-based activities such as dance, rehearsals, classes, workshops, special events, and performances. Haliente Creative Studio is also open to arts-based (professional and amateur) activities such as photography, theatre, and art exhibits.

 

 

LOCATION & INFO

 

STUDIO 1

Second floor - 1,200 square feet of open space with a 10-foot ceiling. 

 

STUDIO 2

Third floor - 1,200 square feet of open space with a 9-foot ceiling.

 

Both studios are fully equipped with HVAC, mirrors, sound systems, and numerous lighting options. Each studio has its own washroom, common area, change area, and elevator. 

 

LATIN SOCIALS

 

Whether you're an absolute beginner or an advanced dancer, you will feel at home with us. Our Salsa & Bachata socials and events are designed to adapt to all levels and styles.

 

A mixture of classic and modern salsa, traditional Bachata and Kizomba are each picked for their groove, upbeat, downbeat, and musicality to keep you dancing all night long.

Meet the Team

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Daniel Snow

Graphic designer

Yuyu

Lead Instructor 

“One good thing about music, when it hit

Moses Diallo

Owner / Director

Amanda Ivey

Director: Operations

Frequently asked questions

What should I wear to class or social/events? Do I need special shoes?


No dress code. Dress comfortably, dress light, and something you can move around and dance in! For socials we have theme nights, howeverthey are dress to impress yourself;) Beginners can start with street shoes or dress shoes that have ankle-straps (support) with medium-height heels or any flat-bottom shoes or regular dancing shoes. Avoid wearing shoes that have thick rubber soles such as sneakers, clogs, boots or flip-flops.




I don’t have a dance partner…is it necessary to bring a partner?


No partner necessary for any of our classes, socials or events. We rotate frequently in the class so that everyone have the chance to practice with a partner. For Socials and events, we encourage you to ask everyone to dance, we alwas have team member on site at all time, ask us for a dance to help you break the ice.




Is previous dance experience necessary?


Previous experience is not required for our Absolute Beginner or 4 weeks coures. You will need prior experience for our drop in drop-in classes. Please read our descriptions on the schedule by clicking each class name to see how much experience is required for the level.




Do I need to pre-register for a class or can I just show up at the studio?


Yes, please register for each class online before coming to the studio. This guarantees your spot in the class as they do fill up quickly. Signing up speeds up checking in at the studio so that you start your class on time. Sign up online at haliente.ca/omnify.com. If you prefer to pay cash, please email us at info@haliente.ca




What if I sign up for classes and I have an emergency or miss a class or two?


All class packages have an expiration date. If you miss a class, you will have the chance to take then in the next term or the following week.




What are the refund policies?


Class packages are non-refundable and non-transferable. There are no extensions.




How much do lessons cost?


Please refer to our Price page on our website…