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Toronto Event Highlights    [Always check before you go!]
Special / Infrequent / Irregular Weekly to Monthly             Places and Bands      
Th Mr  5 1900-2100 $Reservoir Alex Pangman
Fr Mr  6 7,8,9 Dovercourt Swing Jazz
Sa Mr  7 1900 Palais RoyaleDinner Dance BB
Sa Mr  7 1930 Tranzac Swamperella Cajun
Sa Mr  7 2000 Irish Ceili
Th Mr 12 2100 TheLocal SwamperellaCajun[N]
Fr Mr 13 7,8,9 Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Sa Mr 14 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R]
Fr Mr 22-24   Balboa Workshop
Fr Mr 27 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square

Th Ap  9 2100 TheLocal SwamperellaCajun[N]
Fr Ap 10 -12  Spring Thaw Contra
Sa Ap 11 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R]
Sa Ap 18 2000 BigSpringOldeTyme Square[P]
Su Ap 19 1400 Legion11 Uptown Swing [P]
Fr Ap 24 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square
Tu Ap 28 -My3 Owen Sound CDSS Tour

Sa My  9 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R]
Fr My 15  -17 Ontario Folk Dance Weekend
Fr My 29  -31 Irish Weekend
Fr My 29 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square

Fr Jn 26-28   FinnFest

Fr Jl  3 -5   RICHMOND QC
Mo Jl 13-19   Nordlek DENMARK
Su Jl 12 1500-2130 Ward Island Contra

[R] = Recorded music   [P] = Bring Partner
Mo 1930 Seven44 Big Band Swing
Mo 1930 [2]$Monarch Tavern Swing
Mo 2000 May 876 Dundas W Balfolk

Tu 2045 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Tu 2100 [!1] Grossman's Django
Tu 2115 [1] Grossman's Blues

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

Th 2115 [3] Grossman's Blues
Th 2145 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Th 2200 [alt Fe 26] Touché Forró

Fr 1830 765 Queen E English[R]$0
Fr 1930 [?] Danish Folkdancing
Fr 2100 [3] Toronto Blues Dances
Fr 2200 [1] Grossman's NOLA Jazz

Sa 1600 Seven44 NOLA Jazz
Sa 1600 Grossman's NOLA Jazz
Sa 7,8,9 Dovercourt Swing Jazz
Sa 1930 [245] St Barnabas Contra
Sa 2000 [1] St Barnabas English

Su 1630-2000 Grossman's NOLAJazz
Su 1900 [?] Finnish Folkdancing
Su 2100 [1] ImperialPub Blues[R]
Su 1900 Cameron House DoubleCuts

[#] = which week of the month
Blue Danube German Waltz, Polka
Cameron House            [N] Su
Dakota Tavern
Dovercourt        Sa Swing Jazz
Gladstone Hotel           Swing
Grossman's      [N] Jazz, Blues
Harmony Club, Scarboro  [R]  Fr
Lula Lounge
May Café FB
Old Mill                 Fr, Sa
Palais Royale Ballroom (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

[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