Toronto Dances with the Stars 2/15-2/16/14

Woodbridge

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Interactive Workshops, gala dinner and show, featuring celebrity dancers from Dancing with the Stars & SYTYCD

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Promotional value expires Feb 7, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Option purchased must be used on day specified. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

C$125 for a second-row Toronto Dances with the Stars weekend event package (C$249 value)

  • Dance workshops on Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16
  • Saturday-evening gala with dinner, dancing, and performances

C$99 for Toronto Dances with the Stars dance workshops on Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16 (C$198 value)
C$49 for a Toronto Dances with the Stars dance workshop on Saturday, February 15 (C$99 value)
C$49 for a Toronto Dances with the Stars dance workshop on Sunday, February 16 (C$99 value)

Please visit http://2somedance.com/schedule/ for a full schedule of workshops and gala.

Set for February 15 and 16, Toronto Dances with the Stars includes workshops, a gala, and performances from celebrity dancers featured on Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Past performers have included Karina Smirnoff, Mark Ballas, and Chelsie Hightower. Options two through four include dance workshops only.

Dance Shoes: Partner with the Right Pair

Once you've picked a dance style, you'll want shoes to match. Use Groupon's guide to partner-dance shoes to get your career started on the right foot.

On the dance floor, gym shoes can turn into troublemakers. Even though they're designed for activity, their rubber soles can stick on dance floors and cause knee injuries or spontaneous outbreaks of dodge ball. On the other hand, everyday women's heels aren't supportive enough to cushion feet for hours of foxtrotting. That's why professional dancers wear specially designed shoes, often slipping on a new pair as they switch to dances such as the waltz and the tango.

Ballroom shoes: The most important part of a standard ballroom shoe is invisible. Running down the centre of the shoe and into the heel, the steel shank offers more support than regular shoes to allow for hours of dancing. Both men's and women's versions of the shoe should have a steel shank and a small heel, and both are typically closed-toed. Beginning male dancers usually start with a standard ballroom shoe, due to its low heel and wide base.

Latin shoes: Although Latin-dance shoes also sport a steel shank, they feature higher heels—up to 2.5 inches for men and 3.5 inches for women. These taller, thinner heels help dancers achieve the posture they need for the tight turns and footwork of the cha-cha and the samba. Regardless of their chosen dance style, beginning female dancers should consider starting with open-toed Latin shoes with heels no higher than 2.5 inches to help them more easily adjust to the intricate steps of partner dances.

Swing shoes: Heels provide little advantage in swing dancing, which often calls for acrobatic lifts and turns. This informal and improvisational dance style calls for shoes to match—many swing dancers apply suede soles to a pair of everyday tennis shoes. But swing-specific shoes hit the market recently, most featuring two-tone, retro styles and suede or hard leather bottoms that allow for easy spinning and sliding.

Practice sneakers: These may be the best bet for dancers more interested in social than competitive dancing, or for those exploring several dance styles. Practice shoes look much like regular cloth sneakers, with flat heels and slip-on or lace-up styles, but they don't have rubber soles. Available for men and women, these casual kicks may also be worn for most jazz and hip-hop classes.

With all dance shoes, it's important that the fit be snug but not too tight. Dance shoes should never be worn outside the studio or their soles could become dirty, scuffed, or nibbled by squirrels when you’re not looking. Before your first class, it's a good idea to call ahead and ask what shoes would be appropriate to wear; the instructor may be able to suggest a few brands available nearby.

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