Chris Gatton is a dance instructor at the “Dance Club” club in Toronto.
“You’ll get the idea,” Gannon says, “when you’re looking for dance partners and getting them together, the place will be a bit more laid back and a little bit less of a party.”
Gannon is a member of the Toronto Dance Party, a group of about 50 dancers who are responsible for the city’s signature dance floor.
The dance floor is a huge, open space that has been used to host weddings, corporate parties, and parties for parties of all sizes.
The venue was built in 1983 to house a private dance club, but since then, it has hosted a wide range of parties.
“I think the Toronto club scene has really grown in the last five years,” Gatton says.
“We’re getting more and more people from all over to come and participate in the scene, and that’s a really good thing.”
“We had a big party last week in the city of Toronto,” says DJ Chris, “and a lot of people came, and I don’t know how many people, but it was quite a party.
There were probably around 150 people in attendance.”
“I’ve never been so happy in my life.”
Gatton, a former dance instructor himself, started the Toronto dance party in the late 1980s.
“The dance floor has become quite popular in the ’80s, and it’s now the centre of the dance scene in Toronto,” Ganson says.
“[It] was a huge success, so we thought we would try to replicate it.
I’ve never seen anything like it.
People come from all across the city, and the atmosphere is very laid back, and they really enjoy dancing together.”
The club, known as the “dance-up”, is owned by the club owner, Jason “Jaz” Wainwright.
“It was the first club I ever owned,” Gatin says.
When Wainowski opened the club, he wanted to keep it as casual as possible.
“Everyone would come in and go to a private room,” Gann says.
Wainowsky, however, wanted to change the experience.
“He wanted to create a very laid-back atmosphere, so he put a bar, a TV screen, and a DJ booth,” Gansons says.
This made a big difference to the club’s success.
“In a club setting, you’re in the middle of the crowd,” Gattan says.
There’s also a dance floor in the club room.
“They can do whatever they want with it, and DJs are always there to help out.”
In a club, DJs are often present to set up the dance floor, and sometimes set the tempo of the party.
But in the dance room, the DJs are usually in the background.
“So the dance party is really the DJ’s job to create the mood,” Gaston says.
He says the club has been around for more than 20 years.
“If you’re coming to a dance party, the club is the first place you go to to find a DJ,” Gaston says.
If you’re not a DJ, it’s a good idea to join a club.
“A lot of dance parties are like this,” Gagan says.
A DJ has to have the ability to create an atmosphere, and “to make the music that will resonate with the crowd.”
“You don’t necessarily have to be a DJ to be an amazing dance party host,” Gatto says.
The Toronto dance club is a favourite among many in the Toronto scene.
“At the time of my first dance party I had three people in it, but now it’s up to six,” Gano says.
They often have about 200 to 300 people in the room.
Gann is also one of the DJ crew members who plays the “room”.
The room is set up with speakers, a DJ desk, and speakers and a stage.
“When I’m DJing, it is a very small space, so it’s really difficult to get people in there,” Gatta says.
Gannon has been a DJ for almost 20 years, and he has seen a lot more clubs change the way they host dance parties.
“It’s a bit of a different thing,” Ganna says.
DJ Chris agrees.
“Nowadays it’s so much more of a social club, where there’s no DJ and it becomes more about the music, not necessarily the dance,” Ganyan says