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Fr No 27 1900 805 Dovercourt Waltz 
Fr No 27 1930 Danish Folk Dancing 
Sa No 28 1930 Contra Dance
Su No 29 1300 Ancaster Old Town Hall Waltz

Th De  3 1900 Reservoir Lounge Alex P
Fr De  4 1900 805 Dovercourt Waltz 
Fr De  4 1930 Danish Folk Dance Party
Sa De  5 2000 Irish Ceili
Su De 13 1600 Grossman's Christmas Party
Mo De 14 1930 Monarch Tavern Orange Devils
Fr De 18 2000 Palais Royale Jaymz Bee
Fr De 18 2000 Dovercourt Blues 
Fr De 18 2000 HogtownHoedown Square
Fr De 18 2000 Luanda Balfolk Fest Noz
Tu De 29 1900 Contra Dance
Th De 31 2000 Dovercourt Swing Jazz

Sa Ja  9 1930 Contra Dance
Fr Ja 15 2000 HogtownHoedown Square
Sa Ja 16 2000 BigWinter OldeTyme Square[P]

Sa Fe  6 2000 Irish Ceili
Fr Fe 19 2000 HogtownHoedown Square
Sa Mr 12 2000 Irish Ceili
Fr Mr ?? 2000 Sheraton Firefighters Ball
Fr Mr 18 2000 HogtownHoedown Square
Sa Ap  2 2000 BigSpring OldeTyme Square[P]
Fr Ap  8-10   Spring Thaw Contra
Sa Ap  9 2000 Irish Ceili
Fr Ap 18 2000 HogtownHoedown Square
Fr My 20 2000 HogtownHoedown Square
Fr Jl  1 -3   RICHMOND QC
Su Jl 10 1500-2130 Ward Island Contra

[R] = Recorded music   [P] = Bring Partner
Mo 1930 Seven44 Big Band Swing
Mo 1930 [2]Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 2000 Mây Cafe Balfolk
Mo 2100 Dovercourt Balboa Social
Mo 2200 Cameron House Angie Gunn

Tu 2000 Luanda Forro Practice
Tu 2045 ReservoirTylerYarema Swing
Tu 2100 [2] Grossman's Django Jam
Tu 2115 [1] Grossman's Miz D Blues

We 1900 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 2045 Reservoir RobinBanks Swing

Th 2115 [3] Grossman's Miz D Blues
Th 2145 Reservoir Mary Mckay Swing

Fr 1830 765 Queen E English[R]$0
Fr 1930 [?123] Danish Folkdancing
Fr 1900 [3] HogTown HoeDown Square
Fr 2100 [3] Dovercourt Blues [R]
Fr 2100 [?] Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Fr 2200 [1] Grossman's CR FolkJazz

Sa 1400 Luanda Forro Practice
Sa 1600 Seven44 Climax NOLA Jazz
Sa 1600 Grossman's HPals NOLA Jazz
Sa 1930 [2] Hwy401X299 Square[R]
Sa 1930 [245] St Barnabas Contra
Sa 2000 [?] Irish Ceili
Sa 2000 [?1] St Barnabas English
Sa 2000 [4] Westway Kipling Square
Sa 2100 Dovercourt Swing Jazz
Sa 2200 [?] Remix Forró

Su 1630-2000 Grossman's NOCAS Jazz
Su 1900 Cameron House Double Cuts 
Su 2100 [1] Imperial Pub Blues[R]

[#] = which 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
Lula Lounge
Mây Café FB
Old Mill             Fr, Sa
Palais Royale     (rarely)
Reservoir Lounge Tu, We, Th
Seven44          Sa aft, Mo
Smiling Buddha
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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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.

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