Traditional Social Dance Salon  
Cape Breton

As of 12 March 2020, TORONTO dance events have started to be cancelled.

In particular:
Forro, Swedish, Irish, Swing, Blues, Contra, SCD, ECD, Square, ...

Please assume that all events on this page have been cancelled or suspended, at least until mid-April.
Many other gatherings have also been cancelled.

Toronto Event Highlights    [Always check before you go!]
Special / Infrequent / Irregular / Dancing-Music Weekly to Monthly   (except Summer!) Places and Bands  

Sa Mr 14 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance X299
Sa Mr 14 BURLINGTON Austrian Trachtntnz
Sa Mr 14 730 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Tu Mr 17 630 Hansa Haus Almrsch Vlkstnz
Fr Mr 20 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Sa Mr 21 6 Drom LucianoPorto WaltzForro
Fr Mr 27 10 Cmrn Double Cuts Wstrn Swng
Sa Mr 28 8 Westway UC Square Dance
Su Mr 29 5 Lula Lounge Forrobodo

Sa Ap  4   Big Spring Square Dance
Fr Ap 17 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Sa Ap 18 6 Danish Queen's Dinner FD
Sa Ap 18 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance X299
Fr Ap 24 -26 Spring Thaw Contra Weekend
Sa Ap 25 730 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili

Fr My 15 8 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Fr My 29-31 Irish Set Dance Weekend

Su Jn  7   Danish Constitution FD

Su Jl 11 230-9 Ward's Island Contra
We Jl 15 7 Agricola Swedish FD Party

Fr Se 1? 7 St Casimir Polish Ball

Se-Oc +++ Oktoberfeste Kitchener-Oshawa
         MISSISSAUGA Oktoberfest
Sa Oc  3 SCARBOROUGH Oktoberfest
         OSHAWA Oktoberfest
Tu Oc 13 KITCHENER Alpine the best!
         BURLINGTON Oktoberfest

Fr Oc 31-2 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra ++
Sa No 28 6 St Andrews Ball Ceilidh
           with 4 prior practice dances

Mo 7 Armour Heights Square Oc-My
Mo 730 823 Manning Irish Set
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

City of Toronto Events
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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