From private one on one lessons and group lessons, to our social Rhythm & Moves parties, Artistica offers plenty of opportunities to learn, practice and improve your ballroom dance skills.

  • Private Lessons (45 minutes, one on one)

    Private lessons start with understanding your goals and interests and build from there. During your lessons, our instructors will tailor their teaching according to your level and how you learn.

  • Group Classes (45 minutes)

    Build on your private lesson in a free group class, where you’ll have a chance to review the steps you’ve learned and practice them along with other students at your level.

  • Rhythm & Moves Party (1hr 45 min )

    Each Friday night at the Rhythm & Moves parties,  you will have a chance to practice your dancing in a social setting and dance with other students and teachers as well. This gives you the opportunity to practice what you have learned on a social dance floor.

  • Spotlights

    A special & fun event held at our studio featuring student performances in dances of their choice, in a no-pressure environment.

  • PRO-AM Competitions

    At a PRO-AM competition you can really take your dancing to the next level! You will experience the competition setting of Ballroom Dancing. If you choose, you can either dance with your partner or our instructors who will be supporting you every step of the way.

  • Lectures & Private Groups, Showcases, Special Events

Artistica Wedding Dance Lessons

Make your first dance together unforgettably unique on your special day. Just give us your song and we will guide and teach you the right moves.

Nothing will feel better than having the memory of dancing, holding each other, singing along to the music that reminds you both of your love for each other. Don’t forget to give yourselves enough time leading up to the big day to learn your special routine. We recommend 2 weeks / 5 lessons at a minimum purely for your comfort.

We can also help with father-daughter, mother-son dances, bridal party and entrance dances.

A Testimonial from a Father-of-the-Bride

“There are a few things in a man’s life that are milestones and one of these unforgettable moments was my daughter’s wedding in Ragusa, Sicily (on August 28th, 2015). This event was planned over many months and all the special moments of this magical day are captured in pictures. One of my highlights was the father-daughter wedding dance that Kelly Stacey at Artistica choreographed and custom-made for my daughter Nicola and myself (accommodating the Canada – Italy distance). Her creativity, patience and humour were greatly appreciated and this video of the dance is a keepsake that will be watched on many occasions and future family get-togethers for the rest of our lives.

Thank you Kelly for creating this beautiful routine and memory. I am counting on you for the wedding dances of my two other daughters, Michelle and Daniela.”

Peter Krug

Some Of The Dances We Teach

  • Waltz

    The Waltz is one of the smoothest ballroom dances. It is a progressive dance marked by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and “rise and fall.” The dance is so graceful and elegant, Waltz dancers appear to glide around the floor with almost no effort.

  • Cha Cha

    The Cha Cha is a lively, flirtatious Latin dance full of passion and energy. The classic “Cuban motion” gives the Cha Cha its unique style. Partners work together to synchronize each movement!

  • Mambo

    The Mambo is one of the most sensual and emotional Latin American ballroom dances. Swaying hip movements, facial expressions, arm movements and holds, all add to the sensuality of the dance. A dance made famous in the classic movie, “Dirty Dancing”.

  • Samba

    Possibly the most popular of all Brazilian dances, the Samba is a popular social dance with all generations. The Samba has an infectious rhythm that will keep you on the dance floor all night!

  • Viennese Waltz

    The Viennese Waltz is a quick rotating ballroom dance. The simple and elegant rotational movement characterizes the Viennese Waltz and makes it a favourite social dance among couples.

  • Country Two-Step

    Country music lovers, the Country Two Step is the dance for you! The Two Step is a partner dance, consisting of a “leader” and a “follower.” It travels counter clockwise around the floor with a timing made up of “slows & quicks” that make it easy to remember….and the songs you can dance to are endless! Yeehaww!

  • Bachata

    Bachata is a style of social dance from the Dominican Republic which is now danced all over the world! It is comprised of a close embrace and steps that move side to side, add a hip pop and the Bachata comes alive! Bachata music is easily recognizable and often played at nightclubs and Salsa Bars. Best danced on the beach by the sea at sunset!

  • The Hustle

    The Hustle refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to disco music made popular in the 1970’s. It’s a fast-paced dance that rotates and has a similar elastic feel to Swing dances. It is a pure joy to dance the Hustle and you can be sure it will have you pointing those disco fingers in the air!

  • Merengue

    The Merengue is a simple to learn, fast Latin social dance! It follows a simple repetitive beat that is danced with lots of swaying hips and multiple turns. During these turns the gentleman may twist and tie their partner’s handhold into intricate pretzels.

  • Swing

    Historically, the term “Swing” referred to the style of Jazz music, which inspired the evolution of the dance. A lively, rock & roll style is what it has evolved to now, but still includes a number of other styles such as Balboa, Shag, West Coast Swing, and Boogie Woogie to name a few!

  • Argentine Tango

    Best known for the couple’s close embrace, The Argentine Tango originated at the end of the 19th century in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, and quickly grew in popularity and spread internationally. A true social dance where the gentleman is leading every step, the fast footwork with flicks and kicks are what make this dance so much fun!

  • Foxtrot

    The Foxtrot is a ballroom dance that is lots of fun and simple to learn. An excellent dance for beginners. The Foxtrot is a smooth dance in which dancers make long, flowing movements across the floor.

  • Quickstep

    The Quickstep is a quick version of the Foxtrot. It is a ballroom dance composed of extremely quick stepping, syncopated feet rhythms, and runs of quick steps. The Quickstep is exciting to watch, but among the most difficult of all the ballroom dances.

  • Tango

    The Tango is one of the most fascinating of all ballroom dances. This sensual & sophisticated ballroom dance originated in South America in the early twentieth century.

  • Rumba

    The Rumba is considered by many to be the most romantic and sensual of all Latin ballroom dances. It is often referred to as the “the Grandfather of the Latin dances.” A great place to start for beginners.

  • West Coast Swing

    The West Coast Swing is characterized by a distinctive elastic look & feel that matches the classic Blues tunes. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together at an advanced level!

  • Kizomba

    Originally a family dance from Angola, the word “Kizomba” means “party” in Kimbundu. Over the years, this family dance evolved with the migration to Europe and has now become a popular new dance with a closer embrace and more sensual movements. Kizomba is typically danced to soft, romantic Samba music.

Artistica teaches American style Rhythm and Smooth ballroom dances following the DVIDA Syllabus.

The DVIDA Syllabus keeps your learning organized while keeping your lessons easy and fun while you learn!

Endorsed by experts in the ballroom industry

Recognized by the National Dance Council of America (NDCA)

Recognized by the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) as their official American Style Syllabus