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Sa Oc 19 6 Danish Dinner & Folk Dance
Sa Oc 19 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance X299
Sa Oc 19 8 Irish Ceili 3591 Dundas W
Sa Oc 19 9 Drom MBATB Forro
Su Oc 20 7 Lula Lounge Forrobodo
Fr Oc 25 7-9 Relish 511 Danforth Cajun
Fr Oc 25 10 Cmrn Double Cuts Wstrn Swng
Sa Oc 26 5 BURLINGTON Oktoberfest

Fr No  1-3 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra +
Sa No  2 8 Westway Square Dance
Mo No  4 730 Monarch Loomer (not 11th!)
Fr No  8 7 Palais Royale Swing
Sa No  9 6 Old Mill TASBB Swing
Sa No  9 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance X299
Sa No  9 8 Irish Ceili
Fr No 15 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Fr No 29 10 Cmrn Double Cuts Wstrn Swng
Sa No 30   St Andrews Ball $$$

Sa De  7 8 Ceili
Sa De 14 630 Palais Royale Christmas DD
Fr De 20 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Fr De 27 10 Cmrn Double Cuts Wstrn Swng
Sa Ja 11 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance X299
Fr Ja 17 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Sa Ja 18 8 Roaring 20's Jazz, etc.
Sa Fe  8 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance X299
Sa Fe 15   Tartan Ball $$$
Fr Fe 21 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Sa Fe 22 8 Ceili
Sa Mr 14 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance X299
Fr Mr 20 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Fr Ap 17 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Sa Ap 18 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance X299
Sa Ap 25 8 Ceili
Fr My 15 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square

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 7 UTSwing class+practice
We 730 Swedish Folkdancing

Th 7 1: Reservoir Alex P Swing
Th 9 Reservoir Funk & Swing

Fr 6-8 UofT Forró Class
Fr 630 765 Queen E English[R]
Fr 730 Danish Folkdancing
Fr 7 2848 Dundas W La Rev G Jazz
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 730 Trinity St Paul English ?
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
Su 7 Agricola FinnishFolkDancing

2: 2nd week of the month
Cadillac Lounge
Cameron House        [N] Su
Dakota Tavern
Dovercourt    Sa Swing Jazz
Drom Taberna Music, Beer &c
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
Maria Bonita and the Band
Aline Morales Forró Trio
Zé Fuá Forró Band

[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)  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     Beautiful Minimal Elegant Rubik's Cube Solution Method