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Win a $150 iLoveDanceShoes Gift Card

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What’s your favourite pair of shoes from iLoveDanceShoes? Is it our best selling practice shoe, the Fantisia? Or perhaps you’re in love with the Cane men’s performance shoe?

No matter which pair of shoes is your favourite, all you need to do is tell us and you’ll be entered to win a $150 iLoveDanceShoes Gift Card! We’ll also be holding an additional drawing for those in the Greater Toronto Area for two tickets to the Canada Superstar event on September 8!

The more shoes you own and can review, the more chances you have to win – so don’t hold back your iLoveDanceShoes love – it’s time to shout it from the rooftops.

All you need to do is tell us what you LOVE about your pair of iLoveDanceShoes. Here are all of the ways you can enter:

  1. Post on Google, Facebook or Yelp about your iLoveDanceShoes shoes & experience.
  2. Find the product you want to review on iLoveDanceShoes.com and let us know what you think!

Here’s the link to some reviews we have received as an example.

The contest will close on September 5 and the winner will be announced the next day on our Facebook page, so don’t hesitate! Start reviewing now!

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Celebrate Brazilian Carnival with Canada Superstars on September 8!

brazilian-carnivalThe 4th annual Canada Superstars Brazilian Carnival is very quickly approaching! This is always one of our favourite events because of the costumes, energy, and of course – incredible dancing!

This year, this exciting event is taking place at the Premiere Ballroom & Convention Centre in Richmond Hill, Ontario on September 8. The day will start at 1 p.m. with a student/teacher invitation single dance showcase and solo shows. Then, at 7 p.m. doors open and the dance floor will really heat up with a champagne and dessert reception with some exciting special performances.


The event will feature performances from Kamit Studenny and Anna Pelypenko and iLoveDanceShoes sponsored Anton Lebedev and Anna Borshch.

This day and evening of dinner and dancing is always so much fun, and features some pretty exciting talent this year. Of course, iLoveDanceShoes can’t miss out on all of this excitement! We will be there with our latest collection on display and ready to answer any of your questions.


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Join Us At The NDCC Closed Canadian Championships!

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This year marks the first time that the NDCC is organizing the Canadian Closed Championships and you can bet that iLoveDanceShoes will be there for it!

This prestigious competition will feature Pro/Am, Amateur, and Professional categories and will bring together some of the best dancers from across Canada. Taking place in the ballroom at the Hilton Hotel, Lac-Leamy, on August 25 and 26, this is set to be a very exciting competition.

As mentioned, iLoveDanceShoes will be there for both days of the competition! We’ll have our latest collection on display, can fit you for your own pair of custom dance shoes, and will be ready to answer any questions you may have!

We will see you there!


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Canadian Closed Championships are coming to Gatineau in August!

NDCC Canadian Champion August

This year, the NDCC will organize the Canadian Closed Championships in the Pro/Am, Amateur, and Professional categories! Mark your calendars because this is going to be an incredible event.

Happening on August 25 & 26 at the Hilton Hotel, Lac-Leamy, in Gatineau, Quebec – iLoveDanceShoes will be participating! We’ll have our booth set up with our latest collection and will be taking orders and chatting with everyone about our high quality, custom dance shoes. We can’t wait to see you there!


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Toronto’s Can-Am Gala is Quickly Approaching

imageThe Can-Am Gala, one of our favourite events of the year, is returning to Toronto July 20 – 23! This will be this prestigious event’s 15th year and we can’t wait to see what they have in store!

With $119,000 in prizes to give out this year, we’re sure this will be their biggest and most exciting competition yet. As one of North America’s top competitions – you can expect the dancing to be top notch on the world stage. It will feature, Can-Am Professional, Amateur, and Pro-Am Championships.

This year, the gala will be held at the Hilton Toronto Hotel, in the heart of downtown Toronto. It’s close to many of the top sites and easy to get to.

Of course, we will be in attendance to see the incredible dancers take the floor and to talk dance shoes with you! We’ll have a booth and will be ready to talk about our shoes, fit you for your new pair of dance shoes, and answer any questions you might have!

This is a yearly event that can’t be missed! We’ll see you there!

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Arthur Murray Montreal Team wins 2nd at Blackpool Dance Festival

iLoveDanceShoes would like to congratulate Christopher Panasuk and his students, Nadia Sicilia and Josée Dubuc, from the Arthur Murray Montreal Dance Studio on their success at the Blackpool Dance Festival 2017. This festival, which took place in May in the coastal town of Blackpool, England, is one of the top dance competitions in the world.

Both Nadia and Josée finished second overall in their respective divisions and Nadia and Christopher also won the Blackpool Pro-Am Smooth Vice Champion.

We sat down with Christopher and Nadia a few weeks before their competition. They shared with us how they started dancing, the challenges they face, the people who inspire them, and their advice for those who are considering dancing professionally.


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Dance the night away at these outdoor dance events in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto!

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If there’s one season Canadians get excited about, it’s summer. The weather finally warms up, the sun is shining, and we all just want to spend as much time outside as possible. There’s nothing like a Canadian summer.

And of course, you’ll need a new pair of dance shoes from iLoveDanceShoes that are perfect for outdoor dancing! For women and men the Agile is always a favourite since it’s comfortable to wear for long periods of time for both practice and performance. For women specifically both the Delphine and Zinnia are fantastic options – they are a great practice sneaker that will provide you with a great grip on the floor no matter your level or floor material.

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For men, we have a great selection of shoes that will be perfect for outdoor dancing. The Ren, Grayson, Leo, and Riley are all great shoes for any style of dance and will provide you with endless comfort and stability whether you’re just learning, out for a good time, or you’re a pro!

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To celebrate the warm months, we’ve put together a list of the top outdoor dancing events in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto for those of you who want to combine your love of the outdoors with your love of dance! Read about the events below and if we missed any, leave a comment to let us know!

Montreal
Montreal Fringe Festival
May 29 – June 18
http://2016.montrealfringe.ca/

The Montreal Fringe Festival occurs in venues throughout the city and brings together the worlds of theatre, dance, and arts. Check out their schedule for some exciting dance events happening over the three week period!

Montreal International Tango Festival – Moonlight Tango Evening
August 19, 2017
http://www.fitm.ca/#/en/program/august-16-2017

The Montreal International Tango Festival celebrates all that is tango from August 16 – 20 in venues throughout Montreal. On the first evening, join tango dancers from all over the world as they take to the outdoor floor at the Municipal Greenhouse in Verdun with a live orchestra. Estefania Arango & Andres Uran will also be performing!

Outdoor Dance Floor
May 20 – August 24
http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=8197,90435592&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

This summer, take advantage of the warm evenings and come out to dance! Mondays to Thursdays will feature a different style, with activities starting at 7pm. On Mondays you can line dance, Tuesdays will be country dance, Wednesday will feature Zumba Gold (starting June 5), and Thursday will be regular Zumba! This is a fun annual tradition and no registration is necessary Find the outdoor dance floor behind the Lac Saint-Louis Game Hunting and Fishing Club (3051 Boulevard Saint-Joseph).

Montreal Verdun Greenhouses
May 20 – August 20
https://www.tripsavvy.com/verdun-greenhouses-social-dance-4135981

All summer long, every night of the week you can join us at the Montreal Verdun Greenhouses for fun activities! Along with the regular schedule of dance programs, there are also several special dance events occurring throughout the season. Check the website for details.

Ottawa
Salsa at City Hall
July 5 – August 30
http://www.salsacityhall.com/

Starting on Wednesday, July 6 and every Wednesday after that until August 30, join your fellow dance lovers at Ottawa’s city hall from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. This is a rain or shine event – if the weather isn’t great we’ll move inside to Jean Pigott Place and dance the night away. This free event is a favourite in the Ottawa dance scene so come out and get moving!

Toronto
Dancing on the Pier – Harbourfront Centre
June 22 – August 31
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/today.cfm?id=9097&festival_id=274

Starting on June 22 through to August 31, come down to the Harbourfront Center between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to dance in the open air every Thursday. Each week you’ll learn a new style of dance and join countless others as we dance the evening away for free!

Toronto Fringe Festival
July 5 – 16
http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/

The annual Fringe Festival is always an exciting time in downtown Toronto! The city comes alive with dance, arts, and theatre. Make sure you check their website for the full schedule!