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Toronto Event Highlights    [Always check before you go!]
Special / Infrequent / Irregular / Dancing-Music Weekly to Monthly             Places and Bands  
Sa Se 22 930 Forrobodo 974 BloorW Luanda
Su Se 23 8-10 Cameron The Double Cuts
Tu Se 25 6:30-9 SMC Irish Ceili outdoors
Th Se 27-29 Ontario Place Oktoberfest
Sa Se 29 6 OSHAWA Loreley Oktoberfest
Sa Se 29 5 Blue Danube Oktoberfest
Sa Se 29 5 Hansa Haus Oktoberfest
Su Se 30 8-10 Cameron The Double Cuts

Tu Oc  9 6-11 Alpine Club Oktoberfest All*
Mo Oc 15 730 Monarch Tavern BB Swing
Sa Oc 20 6 Danish Folk Dance Performance
Sa Oc 20 BURLINGTON AT Club Oktoberfest
Sa Oc 20 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr Oc 26 7 PalaisRoyale DinnerDanceBBSwng
Sa Oc 27 8 206 Beverley Loomer BBSwing $20
Su Oc 28 2-4 Scarborough Ed Vokurka Swing

Fr No  2 -4 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra+   
Sa No  3 8 Westway UC Big OT Square Dance
Sa No 10 BURLINGTON AT Club Weinlesefest
Sa No 17 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Su No 18 2-4 Scarborough Whitby Brass Band
Su No 25 2-4 Scarborough Ragweed Jazz Band

Sa De  8 BURLINGTON AT Club Nikolo Tanz
Sa De 15 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Su De 16 2-4 Scarborough Swingshift Band

Fr Ap ?? Big Spring Square Dance
Fr Ap 12-14 Spring Thaw Contra Dance
Fr My 24-26 Irish Weekend
Fr Jl  5 -7 RICHMOND QC Ooh La La Dance
Mo 7 Armour Heights Square Oc-My
Mo 730 2: Monarch Loomer BBSwing
Mo 730 1225 QueenE BB Swing $10
       1: Advocats 2: Bob Cary
       3: Uptown   4: Geo Lake
Mo 9 The Local Bluegrass

Tu 830 LHR Balboa Practice
Tu 845 Reservoir Blues & Swing

We 6-8 Cameron Alex Pangman Sep
We 7 UTSwing class+practice
We 7 or 830 Swedish Folkdancing

Th 7 1: Reservoir Pangman Swing
Th 9 Reservoir Funk & Swing

Fr 6 OISE Rm C154 UT Forró
Fr 630 765 Queen E English[R]
Fr 730 Danish Folkdancing
Fr 7 2848 Dundas W La Rev G Jazz
Fr 730 Trinity St Paul English ?
Fr 8 3: HogTown HoeDown Square
Fr 9 4: Dovercourt Blues [R]
Fr 9 1?: Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Fr 10 1: Grossman's CR FolkJazz

Sa 4 Grossman's HPals NOLA Jazz
Sa 7 245: Danforth Contra
Sa 730 4: Westway Kipling Square
Sa 9 Dovercourt Swing Jazz

Su 1 2: 756 Queen E Contra Dance
Su 430-830 Grossman's NOCAS Jazz
Su 5-8 L: WHITBY Bavarian Night

2: 2nd week of the month
Blue Danube   Waltz, Polka
Cameron House        [N] Su
Dakota Tavern
Dovercourt    Sa Swing Jazz
Gladstone Hotel       Swing
Grossman's  [N] Jazz, Blues
Harmony Club      [R]  Fr
The Local  [N] Good Music
Lula Lounge
Old Mill             Fr, Sa
Palais Royale     (rarely)
Tranzac Club


The Double Cuts FB
Alex Pangman
Martin Loomer Orange Devils
Zé Fuá Forró Band
Aline Morales Forró Trio

[N] = No/Bad dance floor

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Lindy Hop
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What is
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Lindy Hop
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What is
Lindy Hop?

Swing
Forró
Videos: (minutes)
Balboa  .si  ABW11  B+AH  D+D  G+I  ECS13 (6)  ILHC10  I13JJ  I13F
Brazilian Forró  Toronto 2013  2012 (9)  Robson e Nadia  Music,photos  Music  #  #
Cajun Zydeco  LZL8 (5)  E+AJ08 (4)  GR10 (5)  H+08 (4)  SZF10 (4)  BNB11 (4)
Collegiate Shag  Steven & Chandrae
Danish  S (10)  Les Lanciers (17)  Les Lanciers  Description  A Note
Finnish  Paimen Plikan Valssi (05:21-08:07) (11)  Description
Lindy Hop  What Is? (2)  Undecided  Frankie Social Dancing (4)  Lesson (35)  AH Playlist
Scottish Ceilidh  Cairngorm Quadrilles (14)
Swedish Hambo  2010 finals (5)  2011 semi-finals  2010 2nd round (8)
Belgian Mazurka and Zwiefach  Mazurka  Mazurka  Mazurka  Mazurka  Mazurka  Zwiefach
Turning Dance Workshop Demos  Waltz, Hambo, Mazurka, Snoa, Schottisch, Polka, Zwiefach

Traditional Social Dancing has evolved naturally through communities, along with traditional music. It is simple, easy, joyful, free, equal, and sociable: it affords improvisation and individual style within a strongly supported dance community, has no classes, hierarchy or separation into performers and spectators, and is considerate, not competitive. It is grounded: it is physical, creative, aesthetic, and transcendent, but is neither sport nor art, neither randomly individual nor uniformly regimented. It resists sophistication, commercialization, and institutionalization. If Traditional social dancing were discourse, it would be neither debate nor monologue, but conversation. We hope that our dancing inspires others to want to dance too. -- This web site is a gift for dancers. Everything is a work in progress. Much has been neglected. Improvements are always welcome.

Peter Renzland     p e t e r @ d a n c i n g . o r g     Toronto, Canada (416) 323-1300     Dancing is ... a Poem     Elegant Rubik's Cube Solution Method