Cardio Dance Party

Shake it 'till you make it! 

Rev up your energy levels and let the music take control at our cardio dance party! If you like Zumba or BollyX, you'll LOVE Cardio Dance Party. From K-Pop to hip-hop, Latin pop to Bollywood, Cardio Dance Party has something for every groove. Let's bust a move!


 


Location(s)

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place, Toronto) - Fitness Studio

Athletic Centre (55 Harbord St., Toronto) - Field House Court 2/3


Eligibility:

Students: U of T students paying incidental fees for the current term can access this program at no additional cost. 

Members: Anyone who has a current Sport & Rec membership can access this programming at no additional cost.


Current Programs Offered:

CLASS SIGN-UP NO LONGER REQUIRED

Come and join us during scheduled program hours below. There will be program staff on site monitoring and managing capacity as needed. 

  • 2 sessions available a week at the GC Fitness Studio 
  • 2 sessions available a week at the AC Dance Studio 

Schedule & Important Information:

WINTER 2024 - STARTING JANUARY 8 TO APRIL 28, 2024

Monday Wednesday Thursday Sunday

 

 

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Danielle M.

 

 

 

 

9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Danielle M.

5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

(AC Field House 2/3)

Instructor: Steven C.

5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

(AC Field House 2/3)

Instructor: Natasha V.

   

UPCOMING SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS:

Upcoming adjustments to this group fitness schedule will be listed below:

  • Thurs. Jan. 18 - Barre at 3:00 p.m. at AC Dance Studio CHANGED to Cardio Dance Party
  • Wed. Feb. 7 - Cardio Dance Party at 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at AC FH 2/3 is cancelled
  • Mon. Feb. 19 - Cardio Dance Party at 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at AC FH 2/3 is cancelled due to Family Day Holiday 

Steven C: Steven has over a decade of experience in many dance styles and formats, including hip-hop, street jazz, salsa, and more, but it was not until he started Latin partner dancing that he fell in love with the social nature of dance. When you come to Steven's class, you will get the traditional high energy follow-along dance experience AND some interactive and engaging dance routines to complete your party experience. Building a welcoming community is very important to Steven - he understands that dancing with a group of strangers can be intimidating so he will always try his best to create a space where people can get to know each other and make new friends. Steven is also well connected with the dance community on campus and is happy to be a resource/connector for any students interested in more organized dance opportunities on campus. Catch Steven rocking the courts on Monday afternoons at the AC Field House! 

Natasha V: Natasha is a medical student with a passion for promoting health and wellness through dance for the community! This is Natasha's fifth year teaching Zumba and Cardio Dance Party! Join Natasha for some Latin and pop flavour on Wednesday afternoons at the AC Field House! 

Danielle M: Danielle's priority is to make moving your body a fun and encouraging experience! She aims for you to leave her classes feeling empowered and strong, all while exercising at a pace that works for you. Joyful movement is at the heart of Danielle's class philosophy and she is here to make sure cardio is not something you dread. Bringing years of experience at U of T, coupled with a Masters of Education, Danielle customizes classes to meet the unique learning needs of her students. From low to high energy movements and playlists, join Danielle twice a week on Thursday and Sunday mornings. 

A full-body workout that involves cardio and dance movements. It's JustDance in real life (IRL)! 

45-minute class.

Each class will start with a friendly intro from the instructor, leading into a dynamic warmup. 

You'll move through a series of songs and dance-inspired repetitive movements, giving you time to learn and get into your groove. 

Music and dance styles from K-Pop, Hip-Hop, Pop, Latin Pop, Bollywood and more! 

Every class will finish with light stretching and closing greeting. 

All members - U of T students paying incidental fees for the current term; Active Sport & Rec members. 

Can be adapted to be beginner friendly or more advanced. 

Instructors are able to provide modifications for varying abilities. 

All equipment will be provided.

No special clothing is required. Wear something you can move comfortably in. Wear comfortable closed-toe and athletic shoes. 

Indoor activity. 

Max. 40 participants (GC Fitness Studio & AC Dance Studio) 

Ratio: 1 to 35-40 

Max. 45 (AC Field House 2/3)

Ratio: 1 to 45 


Winter 2024 Group Fitness Schedule:

Winter group fitness schedule

 

Questions?

Email us at fitness.performance@utoronto.ca for additional information.