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Toronto Event Highlights    [Always check before you go!]
Special / Infrequent / Irregular / Dancing-Music Weekly to Monthly             Places and Bands  
Su De 10 4-8 Grossman's Xmas Dinner Jazz
Tu De 12 630 LulaLounge DoubleCuts Sinatr
Fr De 15 8 Dovercourt HogtownHoedown Sqr
Sa De 16 7 Arrayspace Balfolk Decmbr Bal
Sa De 16 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa De 16 9-2 974 BloorW LuandaHouse Forro
Th De 28 7 St Barnabas Contra
Sa De 30 730-11 Pt Perry Legion419 Ceili
Su De 31 Dovercourt Swing Jazz NYE Party

Fr Ja 5 8    T.O. Lindy Hop Reunion 20+
Sa Ja 6 4    T.O. Lindy Hop Reunion 20+
Su Ja 7 1130 T.O. Lindy Hop Reunion 20+
Sa Ja 6  8 Westway Old Tyme Square Dance
Fr Ja 12 8 374 Dupont LHR Grand Opening
Fr Ja 19 8 Dovercourt HogtownHoedown Sqr

Sa Fe  3 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa Fe 10 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Fr Fe 16 8 Dovercourt HogtownHoedown Sqr

Fr Mr 16 8 Dovercourt HogtownHoedown Sqr
Sa Mr 10 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Sa Mr 17 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili

Fr Ap 5-7  Spring Thaw Contra Dance
Sa Ap  7 8 Square Dance
Sa Ap 14 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Fr Ap 20 8 Dovercourt HogtownHoedown Sqr
Sa Ap 21 6 Danish Royal Dinner Folk Dance
Sa Ap 21 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr My 18 8 Dovercourt LAST HogtownHoedown
Fr My 25-27 Irish Weekend

[R]= Recorded music  [P]= Bring Partner
Mo 5 jazzonjarvis (no dancefloor)
Mo 7 Armour Heights Square
Mo 8 La Rev 2848 Dundas W Balfolk
Mo 730 3: Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 9 Dovercourt Balboa Social
Mo 9 The Local Bluegrass

Tu 10 2: Grossman's Irish

We 7 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 800 Swedish Folkdancing

Th

Fr 630 765 Queen E English[R]
Fr 730 Danish Folkdancing
Fr 8 3: HogTown HoeDown Square
Fr 9 3: Dovercourt Blues [R]
Fr 9 ?: 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 WHITBY wolfgangsonbrock.ca

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
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
hepcats

What is
Swing?
(... links being reconstructed ... so many stale links ...)
Lindy Hop
hepcats

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)  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