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Fr Oc 16 2000 HogtownHoedown Square

Fr Oc  2 2230 Grossman's Combo Royal Jazz
Sa Oc  3 1600 Blue Danube Oktoberfest
Fr Oc  9 1830 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Fr Oc 23 1830 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Fr Oc 30-N0 1 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra
Sa Oc 31 1700 Blue Danube Schlachtfest

Fr No  6 1830 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Fr No 13 1900 Cairngorm Scottish Ceilidh
Sa No ?? 1900 Blue Danube Martinitanz
Sa No ?? 2000 Big Fall Olde Tyme Square[P]
Sa No ?? 1900 Blue Danube Schwabenfest
Fr No 20 2000 HogtownHoedown Square

Fr De 18 2000 Palais Royale Jaymz Bee
Fr De 18 2000 HTHD 115 219 318 418 520

[R] = Recorded music   [P] = Bring Partner
Mo 1930 Seven44 Big Band Swing
Mo 1930 [2]Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 2000 Mây Cafe Balfolk

Tu 2045 ReservoirTylerYarema Swing
Tu 2100 [2-5] Grossman's DjangoJam
Tu 2115 [1] Grossman's Miz D Blues

We 1900 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 2045 Reservoir RobinBanks Swing

Th 2100 [2] The Local Pub Cajun[N]
Th 2115 [3] Grossman's Miz D Blues
Th 2145 Reservoir Mary Mckay Swing

Fr 1830 765 Queen E English[R]$0
Fr 1930 [123] Danish Folkdancing
Fr 2100 [3] Dovercourt Blues [R]
Fr 2100 [3] ? Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Fr 2200 [1] Grossman's CR FolkJazz

Sa 1600 Seven44 NOLA Jazz
Sa 1600 Grossman's HPals NOLA Jazz
Sa 2100 Dovercourt Swing Jazz

Su 1600 [?] High Park English
Su 1630-2000 Grossman's NOCAS Jazz
Su 1900 Cameron House Double Cuts 
Su 2100 [1] Imperial Pub Blues[R]

[#] = which 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
Mây Café FB
Old Mill             Fr, Sa
Palais Royale     (rarely)
Reservoir Lounge Tu, We, Th
Seven44          Sa aft, Mo
Smiling Buddha
Touché Martini Bar Th Forró
Tranzac Club                 

The Double Cuts FB
Alex Pangman
Martin Loomer Orange Devils
Aline Morales Forró Trio

[N] = No/Bad dance floor

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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