In 2009 the Evian Roller Babies entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the most viewed online advertisement in history. Dancing continue to be popular and the year 2009 has seen continued growth in dancing in Toronto.
With the merge of Viva Dance and Dance-with-Us , Toronto is now the home to the largest Ballroom Dance floor in North America. No worries about banging your head into a pole or running out of space while dancing a waltz here!
Another large studio, Toronto Ballroom, was opened by 8 times undefeated Canadian Ballroom Champions, Alexandre Chalkevitch and Larissa Kerbel. The Ballroom dance studio is located in Vaughan (near Highway 400 and Highway 7).
The second season of CTV ‘s So You Think You Can Dance Canada completed with four dancers from Toronto making the Top 10.
The Toronto auditions for season three have completed.
CBC’s “Battle of the Blades” in which seasoned hockey players were teamed with star Figure Skaters to compete for the charity of their choice became an overnight hit and brought back to life perhaps for the last time the historic Maple Leaf Gardens. Season two is in the works.
For the first time in Canadian history, a student from a Canadian dance school has won a major award in the junior category at the Moscow International Ballet competition and Toronto dancer Natalli Reznik helped Janet Jackson open the American Music Awards.
Keep Dancing in 2010!
Dancing is an excellent way to keep in shape. In fact, the Reality Show called “Dance Your Ass off” in which overweight or obese contestants hope to lose weight by dancing. Make learning to dance one of your New Year’s Resolutions?