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Fr Ap 20 730 Danish Folk Dancing
Fr Ap 20 8 Dovercourt HogtownHoedown Sqr
Sa Ap 21 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Sa Ap 21 6 Danish Royal Dinner Folk Dance
Sa Ap 21 7-11 St Vladimir Spring Polka &c
Sa Ap 21 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Su Ap 22 7 Cameron Beautiful Dance Music
Sa Ap 28 2-5 BLOOMFIELD Country Ceili
Sa Ap 28 730 Kipling/Westway UC Square
Sa Ap 28 6 Agricola Pelemannit Finnish
Su Ap 29 7 Cameron Beautiful Dance Music

Th My  3 9 The Local Bon Fer Cajun
Fr My  4 6 Old Mill Dinner Dance Bob Cary
   My    930,1030 Luanda House Forrobodó
             974 Bloor St. W., Band at 11
Sa My 12 7 Array Space Balfolk 
Mo My 14 730 Monarch Tavern BigBand Swing
Fr My 18 8 Dovercourt LAST HogtownHoedown
Fr My 25-27 Irish Weekend

Sa Jn  2 530 HAMILTON Vintage Ball Jazz
Fr Jn  8 9 Vivid Bar Festa Junina Forró

Fr Jl  6 -8 RICHMOND QC Ooh La La Dance
Su Jl 15 3-9:30 Island Contra
Fr Se 7-9 Balfolk Weekend
Fr No  2 -4 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra+   
Fr Ap 12-14 Spring Thaw Contra Dance
[R]= Recorded music  [P]= Bring Partner
Mo 7 Armour Heights Square
Mo 730 2848 Dundas W Balfolk
Mo 730 3: Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 9 Dovercourt Balboa Social
Mo 9 The Local Bluegrass

Tu 10 Reservoir Blues & Swing

We 730 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 800 Swedish Folkdancing

Th 6 New College Rm 524 UT Forró 
Th 9 Reservoir Funk & Swing

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 730 245: St Barnabas Contra
Sa 730 4: Westway Kipling Square
Sa 9 Dovercourt Swing Jazz

Su 1 2: 756 Queen E Contra Dance
Su 430-8 Grossman's NOCAS Jazz
Su 5-8 l: WHITBY Bavarian Night
Su 7-9 Cameron good dancing music

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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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  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