Awarded Best Latin Dance School

Latin Energy Dance Studio is based in south Mississauga near Port Credit and we offer dance lessons & shows specializing in Salsa, Bachata & Argentine Tango. We also host a monthly party in Port Credit.
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Latin Energy was Founded in 2002 by Vanesa Stay

Dancing since 1982 – Performing since 1983 – Teaching since 1999 – Judging since 2005
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Salsa Dance School of Champions Award

Proud to have been awarded with 2017 Best School Award” by, 2016, 2015 & 2014 World Latin Dance Cup Champions in several Divisions including 10 GOLD, 4 SILVER and 4 BRONZE MEDALS in Salsa On1, Salsa On2, Bachata, Kizomba, Shines and Argentine Tango.
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Vanesa Stay’s Biography

Vanesa Stay is a Latin Dance teacher, founder, performer and choreographer herself, she is also an established World Latin Dance Cup judge since 2010. 


Founder & Director

Born and raised in Mendoza, Argentina, dancing was in her blood from the very beginning. At age five, she strapped on ballet shoes and began intensive training at Argentina’s private ballet institute where every day over seven years she learned the art of ballet, flamenco, jazz, Argentine folk and tango.


Teacher & Coach

After re-locating to Canada, Vanesa discovered – and fell in love – with the hypnotic energy of SALSA in ‘99 and began private training with renowned instructors and world champions in each genre specializing in Salsa, Bachata, International Ballroom & Argentine Tango. She’s starred in a number of TV shows, commercials, including Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas, Univision in L.A., Our Toronto on CBC, Day Time Mississauga, & recently on CBC News and many local radio shows


Events & Shows Organizer

Vanesa devotes her time and resources to help her students, regardless of age. Some of her younger students, Jenalyn & Raymond who started at ages five and seven – have gone on to win first prize in the 2012 and 2014 World Latin Dance Cup and Jenalyn received 2ndplace in Black Pool and became a finalist in 2018 in the World of Dance TV SHOW with Jennifer Lopez. 


Judging Committee

CURRENT JUDGE at the WORLD LATIN DANCE CUP hosted by Edwin Rivera founded by Albert Torres Productions every year in Orlando – the Biggest Latin Dance Competition in the World. *See Judges Photo HERE

Salsa Dancing Across the Globe

In 2015, Latin Energy was chosen to represent “Salsa” in the multi-cultural Pan Am Games opening ceremony, which was televised internationally and had a sold-out crowd of over 56,000 spectators.

Live Salsa Dance Lesson by Vanesa Stay

Learn the basics step of salsa dance during this free lesson with Olivia

Interview by Olivia

Learn about Vanesa Stay’s Salsa Dance School and her background during this short interview by Olivia

Signature Presentation

LATIN ENERGY is a well known Latin Salsa Dance School in Toronto / Mississauga / Etobicoke area. Vanesa dedicates most of her time teaching. As well she producing many large and popular events such as the World Latin Dance Cup Qualifier Competition & Dance Event hosted in association with Albert Torres Productions which is now the only Toronto “World Latin Dance Cup”