Traditional Social Dance Salon  
Cape Breton
Toronto Event Highlights    [Always check before you go!]   [R = recorded music]
Special / Infrequent / Irregular Weekly to Monthly             Places       [N/B = no/bad dance floor]
Th Oc 23 2200 Touché Martini Bar Forró
Fr Oc 24 1930 St Barnabas English
Fr Oc 24 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Sqr No14 De12
Sa Oc 25 aft & eve St Barnabas Contra
Sa Oc 25 Westway Square Dance
Su Oc 26 1600 Muckish Celtic Ceilidh N16 D14
Th Oc 30 1900 Reservoir Lounge Roberta Hunt
Fr Oc 31 ...  OTTAWA Contra Weekend
Th No  6 1900 Reservoir Lounge Alex Pangman
Fr No  7 1800 Cairngorm Scottish CeilidhBall
Fr No  7 2000 918 Bathurst Balfolk Fest Noz
Sa No  8 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R] D13J10
Sa No  8 1830/1930 Blue Danube Martinitanz
Sa No  8 2000 Irish Ceili
Fr No 14 -16  English Weekend
Fr No 21 2115 -2330  Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Sa No 22 2000 Big Fall Olde Tyme Square
Sa No 22 2100 The Local Swamperella Cajun
Sa No 29 1700/1900 Blue Danube Schwabenfest
Sa Fe  7 2100 Dovercourt Swamperella Cajun
Mo 1930 Seven44 Big Band Swing
Mo 1930 [2]$Monarch Tavern 1930s
Mo 2000 Smiling Buddha Balfolk
Mo 2000 Cadillac Lng Gypsy Swing
Tu 2130 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Tu 2115 [1] Grossman's Blues [N]
We 1900 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 2130 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Th 2115 [3] Grossman's Blues [N]
Th 2130 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Th 2130 [?]TouchéMartiniBarForró
Fr 1830 765 Queen E English[R]$0
Fr 1930 Danish Folkdancing
Sa 1600 Seven44 NOLA Jazz
Sa 1600 Grossman's NOLA Jazz [N]
Sa 1900 Dovercourt Swing Jazz
Sa 1930 [245] St Barnabas Contra
Su 1630 Grossman's NOLA Jazz [N]
Su 1900 Finnish Folkdancing
Su 2100 [1] ImperialPub Blues[R]
Su 2100 [Se] Cameron Double Cuts
Blue Danube German Waltz, Polka
Cameron House            [N] Su
Dakota Tavern
Dovercourt        Sa Swing Jazz
Gladstone Hotel           Swing
Grossman's      [N] Jazz, Blues
Harmony Club, Scarboro  [R]  Fr
Lula Lounge
Old Mill                 Fr, Sa
Palais Royale Ballroom (rarely)
Reservoir Lounge     Tu, We, Th
Seven44              Sa aft, Mo
Smiling Buddha   Balfolk, Forró
Touché                ?Th Forró
Tranzac Club                 
Lindy Hop

What is
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What is
Lindy Hop?

Canada Council Dance Survey
short video long video About the Study Community Engagement

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)  Description  A Note FFF Description Music Paper
Finnish  Paimen Plikan Valssi (05:21-08:07) (11)  Description
Lindy Hop  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