Biography

My journey as a dancer started in the spring of 2000 when I was asked by a few classmates in Grade 8 to perform at the annual talent show with them as one of the break dancers.


Over the next decade, I danced and performed at various venues and shows, teaching on a consistent basis. As the years went by, I began recording some of my classes on video. 


In 2017, I was approached by a friend from Chicago to produce a few instructional videos for his seven-year-old son to learn how to break dance. Just two years later, I had finished my 3rd instruction compilation video with over 70 moves taught digitally, including tips, strategies and general advice. 

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Through teaching dance at various community centers around Toronto and through teaching many students in different capacities, I have seen first-hand that dance has the power to empower individuals and help them change their lives for the better.
I decided to name my dance school Simcha Dance Academy because “Simcha” in Hebrew means ‘joy’ or ‘happiness’. This feeling is essentially what I would like our students to experience, whether it be through mastering moves or simply being affiliated with the dance school. 


I hope you will enjoy the instructional videos and swag. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, comments or feedback.

Best wishes and ‘Keep on Dancin’,

Chaim Teddy

 

Classes

Simcha Dance Academy offers classes for individuals and groups.


Past group workshops have included choreography for weddings and special events, as well as workshops for camps, schools and not-for-profit organizations. 


Please contact us for more information. 

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#GiveBack

Simcha Dance Academy has been involved with various charities and not-for-profits since its inception. We are proud to give back to the community and support events through pro-bono classes, workshops, shows and financial assistance. 


Moreover, a portion of our DVD sales will be donated to support sick children as well as programming for youth-at-risk. 

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SimchaStore

Proud to be part of the Simcha Dance Academy or just need good gear to dance in? 
Pick up your special swag today!
If you would like to see any other items on the list or would like a specialized item designed for you, please contact us.
(Please note: Due to COVID19, our shipments will be delayed.)

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"We bought the video for our 7 year old son for his birthday and we got so much more than our money's worth! All my kids have gotten into it from ages 4-16 (parents too...). Especially during COVID-19 it has been a great activity when we have been cooped up indoors. We are active, smiling and excited for when we will be back to regular schedule to show off our new talents."

(Elana S, Toronto)