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Alan Smith

Alan Smith

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 18:14

Slowfox

A graceful, gliding version of the Quickstep, Slowfox also uses a slow-quick-quick rhythm but features a slower, smoother style. Heel turns and closeness to your partner make this one of the most difficult of the ballroom dances. Gus breaks down this difficult dance and works on feather steps, reverse turns, natural turns and the impetus so that his ballroom dancers can master and enjoy this lovely dance.
Monday, 10 June 2019 11:42

Testimonial Anna Zajacova

My spouse and I have been taking weekly private dance lessons from Gus for about a year and half. We feel lucky we found him. Gus is amazing! He has decades of experience teaching Latin and Ballroom dance to people ranging from complete beginners with two left feet like us, all the way to highest levels of world-class dance competition. In addition to his impeccable technical expertise, he is an incredibly patient and kind teacher and makes us feel comfortable and at ease. His wicked sense of humor makes us laugh through half the class. His dance studio is large, high-tech, and comfortable. Every week we look forward to our lesson and, frankly, to seeing Gus.

Anna Zajacova, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Western Ontario

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 18:13

Jive

Also called “swing,” Jive is one of the liveliest of the ballroom dances. Closely related to the jitterbug, jive became popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Fast and fun, Jive incorporates syncopation and fast rhythms. Although many found the dance controversial, it was popular among young dancers and now holds a place in International Ballroom dance competition.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 17:31

Tango

Originating in Argentina over a hundred years ago, the tango made its way from Buenos Aires to Europe in the early years of the last century. The passionate dance became very popular in Paris and other European cities. It was adapted for ballroom dancers and became a staple of competitive dance. The International style ballroom tango remains a favourite with today’s ballroom dancers.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:01

Samba

A lively Latin dance, Samba is originally from Brazil. The Samba blends African and Brazilian rhythms and music for an intense Latin dance that ballroom couples love to learn. Danced to a 2/4 or 4/4 musical time, this Latin dance features soft knee work and a unique hip movement. Samba workshops are a fun introduction to this wonderful Latin dance.

Monday, 13 May 2019 00:10

Private Lessons

One hour private lessons for ballroom and Latin dance. Gus's studio features state of the art sound and video equipment. Every class has a video recording so you can see how to improve.

At the end of your lesson, Gus will work with you to create a short video reviewing and explaining your new dance steps.

Clear instructions and a slow demonstration of the material help you remember your new dance. The video arrives in your email long before the next lesson so that you can review and practice in between dance classes.

It's a great way to get the most out of every class!

Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:40

Weekend Dance Nights

For a great night out, join Gus and other dancers for a Dance Night!

Dancers arrive ready for a night of music, dancing, socializing and fun. Gus's huge studio becomes a busy dance floor with great music and a seating area for socializing and refreshments.

Enjoy ballroom and Latin dancing on a beautiful dance floor with other dancers and socialize with other dance lovers.

The music is beautiful and the company is fun.

Gus is always available for tips, help and questions.

Dance Nights are a great way to practice dancing on a busy dance floor and have a wonderful night out.

Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:37

Dance Workshops

On weekends, join us for Dance Workshops featuring your favourite ballroom and Latin dances - a social evening that includes a dance workshop, refreshments and an open dance floor!

Dance with Gus offers monthly ballroom or Latin dance workshops for a great evening of learning and dance. Dance workshops begin with a group lesson focusing on a ballroom or Latin dance (approximately 90 minutes). Learn the basics of your favourite dances in a workshop setting.

Gus combines a group lesson with individual attention so that every dancer or couple is working at their own level!

We break for refreshments and then we open up the dance floor for the evening.  We practice our new ballroom or Latin dance as well as other dances.

Gus is available to help couples with timing, steps, navigating a dance floor or anything else. So try out new skills, practice old favourites, and dance!

Dance workshops are a great way to learn a new ballroom or Latin dance, socialize and practice dancing on a dance floor with other dancers.

Recent workshops have included Vienna waltz, slow waltz, quickstep, slow fox, foxtrot, jive, rumba, cha cha cha, tango, and samba.

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 18:03

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 00:18

Testimonial Alan Jessica

Gus Braun is a fantastic ballroom and Latin dance instructor. My husband and I had never done ballroom or Latin dance but we really wanted to learn to dance. We are so happy that we found Gus. He is a brilliant dance instructor who can teach ballroom and Latin dance to every level. From foxtrot to tango to Vienna Waltz and more, Gus can help you learn and enjoy it all. In addition to his dance lessons, he hosts incredible dance parties where you can meet other dancers and just dance the night away. He also offers group workshops and they are a great way to learn a new dance and socialize. There is always something great happening at Dance with Gus. We cannot recommend him highly enough!

Alan and Jessica

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