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Fr Ja 19 8 Dovercourt HogtownHoedown Sqr
Su Ja 21 10 Cameron House The Double Cuts
Su Ja 28 8 Cameron House The Double Cuts

Th Fe  1 7 Reservoir Lounge Alex Pangman
Sa Fe  3 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr Fe  9 7 Dovercourt Mostly Waltz
Sa Fe 10 6 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Sa Fe 10 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Tu Fe 13 630 Lula Lounge Alex & Bertie MG
Tu Fe 13 730 Jam Factory Combo Royale  MG
Tu Fe 13 730,830 Gladstone-MB Swamparella
Fr Fe 16 8 Dovercourt HogtownHoedown Sqr

Fr Mr  9 7 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Sa Mr 10 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Fr Mr  9 8 Dovercourt HogtownHoedown Sqr
Fr Mr  9 7 Dovercourt Mostly Waltz
Sa Mr 17 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili

Sa Ap  7 8 Old Tyme Square Dance
Fr Ap 13-15 Spring Thaw Contra Dance
Sa Ap 14 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Fr Ap 20 7 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
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

Fr Jl  6 -8 RICHMOND QC Ooh La La Dance
Su Jl 15 3-9:30 Island Contra
[R]= Recorded music  [P]= Bring Partner
Mo 5 jazzonjarvis (no dancefloor)
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 7 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 800 Swedish Folkdancing

Th 9 Reservoir Funk & Swing

Fr 630 765 Queen E English[R]
Fr 730 Danish Folkdancing
Fr 730 ? Trinity St Paul English
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

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