Egor Belashov got into Ballroom dancing at a very young age. He is an experienced teacher, performer, competitor, and choreographer. He has also managed dance schools and organized dance parties, recitals, showcases, competitions & festivals.
In addition to his accomplishments in dance, Egor also has a master’s degree in English Language and Education.
In 2005, Egor moved to Toronto where he started dancing professionally again. He participated in 4 national championships as well as many top competitions in North America including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Niagara Falls, Boston, New York, Cleveland, San Diego, and Phoenix.
In 2008, following a very successful partnership with Maria Golovanevski, Egor Belashov won the title of Canadian National Professional Champion in American Style of Ballroom Dancing (also known as American Smooth).
Egor loves working with people, being creative, and sharing his lifetime dance experience with his students.
Favorite quote: love what you do and you will never have to work another day in your life.
Call us at 647-998-4375 to book a free trial lesson with Egor! His expertise is at your service!
American Smooth, or American style ballroom, was developed in North America and is characterized by the presence of constant openings and changes in the couple’s hold. Just to compare: in International (English) style of ballroom the frame never changes and the couple stays in this closed hold throughout the dance. American smooth is showy and expressive. It is a mix of Ballroom and Broadway as the founders of this style of dance are considered to be the iconic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
During a competition, couples try to showcase their creativity and shapes and signature moves – in this style, you rarely see a similar routine at the same time on the dance floor. It is fun to watch and fun to dance because each professional couple has a chance to contribute their vision and tricks to the style. American Smooth is comprised of 4 dances: Slow Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz.