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Anton Lebedev & Anna Borshch reveal the secrets to their successes as dance professionals

We recently spoke with dance professionals and married couple, Anton Lebedev and Anna Borshch. Their impressive resume includes: Arthur Murray Ajax Studio Owners, eight time Canadian Champions, and 8th in the World Champions in Professional Standard.

We chatted with them about their inspiration, advice they would give to those who are considering dancing professionally, why they decided to join the Arthur Murray studio family, and what their biggest obstacles are as dancers.

Take a look at the video below:


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Anton Lebedev and Anna Borshch join the iLoveDanceShoes family!

_N9A4576iLoveDanceShoes works with some of the most incredible and talented dancers in the world and today we are excited to announce our new partnership with Anton Lebedev and Anna Borshch. This couple are the 8 time Canadian Champions and eighth in the World Championships in professional standard!

Anton started dancing in Lithuania over 20 years ago and Anna began in Ukraine over 14 years ago. They both had several dance partners before meeting. They started dancing together in 2003 – and are partners both on and off the dance floor in more than one sense. This married couple are also the owners of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Ajax, Ontario.

Here are some of their impressive achievements:

2009 – 2012: Professional Canadian Champions
2010: UK Rising Star, Blackpool Rising Star, London Ball Finalists
2010 – 2011: Eighth in the World Championships
2011: Open professional Blackpool Semi Finalists
2011: Winners of Japan Open
2012: Second Star Championships in England

In the video interview below, this beautiful couple talk about what they love about iLoveDancesShoes and make recommendations for the kinds shoes that are perfect for beginner to professional level dancers!

Welcome Anton Lebedev and Anna Borshch to the iLoveDanceShoes family! We are so excited to have you!


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iLoveDanceshoes is visiting Ottawa this Sunday

We’re very happy to announce that iLoveDances will be in Ottawa this Sunday April 30th all day for two events!
At each stop we will have our latest models for you to try on and order. We will be available to chat about the 2017 Spring Collection, and give you advice on how to design your customized shoes.
Arthur Murray Showcase
Our first stop will be the Arthur Murray Ottawa Showcase this Sunday April 30th from 10 AM to 4 PM.
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The showcase will take place at the :
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre
1315 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa
Dance With Us Social Dance Party 
Later in the evening, we will be attending Dance With Us Ottawa Studio’s Social Dance Party from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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The party is open to everyone and the fee is only 10 $ per person. There will be a complimentary dance class offered to all attendees.
Address:
80-B Jamie Ave, Ottawa, ON
near Merivale and Hunt Club.
If you are in the Ottawa area and are looking for comfortable and stylish dance shoes and enjoy social dancing, this is the party you shouldn’t miss! You can contact us at 1-866-520-6218 to make an appointment.
We’ll see you there Ottawa!


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Anton Lebedev & Anna Borshch reveal the secrets to their successes as dance professionals

We recently spoke with dance professionals and married couple, Anton Lebedev and Anna Borshch. Their impressive resume includes: Arthur Murray Ajax Studio Owners, eight time Canadian Champions, and 8th in the World Champions in Professional Standard.

We chatted with them about their inspiration, advice they would give to those who are considering dancing professionally, why they decided to join the Arthur Murray studio family, and what their biggest obstacles are as dancers.

In the video interview below, this beautiful couple talk about their achievements, preparation methods and advice for competitors.


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iLoveDanceShoes joining over 5000 dancers at The Montreal Salsa Convention

 

MTL Salsa Conversion 2017Every year, the Montreal Salsa Convention attracts more than 5000 dance students and artists of all levels from all over the world and this year will be no different! From May 18 – 22, the worldwide salsa community will gather at the Hyatt Regency Montreal and Complexe Desjardins in downtown Montreal for this annual event which aims to promote Latin music, dance, and culture.

This year, the 13th anniversary of this incredible event, there will be showcases, competitions, and workshops galore! There will also be internationally renowned artists like Anya Katsevman, Carine and Rafael, Jefferson and Adrianita, Jhesus Aponte, Joel Masacote and Ana Masacote, Junior and Emily, and Tito and Tamara. We can’t wait to see these amazing dancers take to the floor!

The competition will take place Thursday – Sunday with nightly showcases and weekend workshops with some of the world’s leading dance professionals.

The event is being organized by The Canadian Salsa Dance Corporation, which is a non-profit that promotes the music, dance, and Latin culture while uniting multi-ethnic audiences.

For the first time this year, the competitions are open to the general public for free. All the day activities are free at Complexe Desjardins (including  free dance class, free shows etc). See this link for the schedule of the free dance class and shows.

Of course, iLoveDanceShoes will be attending this exciting event! We will have a booth where you can check out our latest collection, ask us any questions, try on shoes, and place orders for your custom, high quality dance shoes!

If you are interested in investing in a pair of stylish salsa shoes, please read our Guide to Choosing Salsa Shoes and you may also find our blog post about customizing your salsa shoe.

Browse our Women’s Salsa and Latin shoes collection and Men’s Salsa and Latin shoes collection.

Check here for more information about the event or to buy tickets.

 

We will see you there!


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The Tulip Classic returns to Niagara Falls, even bigger than last year!

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The Tulip Classic is in its 7th year and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

The Tulip Classic occurs over 5 days at the beginning of June and attracts the highest number of US dancers to Canada compared to any other Canadian dance event. In total, we’re expecting 60% of the attendees to be American with 25 states and provinces being represented by some of their top dancers! Organizers are estimating approximately 800 people a day in the ballroom on and off the floor!

And of course, since dancers are heading to the wine capital of Ontario, Canada – there is an organized wine tour on a classic London-style double decker bus and dinner for attendees! This event has turned into a wonderful reunion for event attendees over the years!

From May 31 – June 4, join the iLoveDanceShoes team as we celebrate this exciting Niagara Falls event, which is happening at The Historical Crowne Plaza and the Modern Sheraton on the Falls hotels – they share a ballroom. We will have a booth at the event and will be available to answer your questions about our shoes, show off the latest collection, and assist you as you place any orders for a pair of our custom dance shoes.


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The Montreal Salsa Convention Returns May 18 – 22!

Montreal Salsa Convention

We are always amazed by the turnout at the exciting Salsa Convention every year in Montreal! This annual event aims to promote Latin music, dance, and culture and features incredible showcases, competitions, and workshops with some of the most well known salsa dancers in the world.

Happening at Complexe Desjardins in downtown Montreal and in its 13th year, this festival brings over 5000 dance students and artists to the Montreal area to celebrate everything that is salsa culture and life!

Some of the big name international artists we’re excited to see include Carine Morais & Rafael Barros, Adrianita Avila & Jeferson Benjumea, Jhesus Aponte, Joel Masacote & Ana Masacote, Tito Ortos & Tamara Livolsi, and Anya Katsevman. These are some big names in the salsa world and we can’t wait to see them dazzle as they take to the floor.

There are also a number of free workshops for students to attend, and lots of exciting other performances and competitions – including Pro-Am, Pro Team, Amateur, and solo competitions in all styles of Latin dance!


Check out the Salsa Convention website for more information on the event and be sure to stop by the iLoveDanceShoes booth when you’re there! We’ll be answering questions about our custom dance shoes all weekend!