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Su Jn 25 830 Burdock Anne Lindsay DW CJ

Mo Jn 26 700 High Pk Nature Ctr Balfolk
Tu Jn 27 7 Edwards Gardens Scottish
Th Jn 29 7 Harbourfront Pier ... Au 31
Th Jn 29 830 JazzCumberland Swamperella
Th Jn 29 8-11 Ciro's Pub Riverboat Trad
Sa Jl  1 130-345 Scarboro Park Square
Su Jl  2 130 Spadina Museum '20s Music

Th Jl  6 7 Reservoir Lounge Alex Pangman
Fr Jl  7 -9 RICHMOND QC Ooh La La Dance
Fr Jl  7 1030 Grossman's Combo Royale
Mo Jl  9 730 Monarch MartinLoomer Swing
Su Jl 16 3 Ward's Island Contra Dance
Su Jl 23 130 Spadina Museum '20s Music
Su Jl 30 130 Spadina Museum '20s Music

Tu Au  1 630 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Tu Au 15 630 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Tu Au 29 630 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Sa Se      Blue Danube Octoberfest
Sa Se 23 3 HAMILTON Germania Octoberfest
Sa Oc 21 6 Danish Folk Dance Performance
Sa Oc 21 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr No  3 -5 OTTAWA HeyFeverContra Waltz
Sa No  4 8 Big Olde Tyme Square[P]
Sa No 18 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Su De  3 6 Casa Loma Finnish Gala Dance
Sa De 16 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa Fe  3 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa Mr 17 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa Ap 21 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili

[R]= Recorded music  [P]= Bring Partner
Mo 700 High Pk Nature Ctr Balfolk
Mo 730 2: Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 9 Dovercourt Balboa Social

Tu 845 ReservoirTylerYarema Swing
Tu 915 1: Grossman's Miz D Blues

We 7 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 830 Swedish Folkdancing

Th 7 1: Reservoir Alex P Swing

Fr 6 -2100 3 Grossman's Blues
Fr 630 765 Queen E English[R]
Fr 730 ?123 Danish Folkdancing ?
Fr 7 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 6 3: Cameron Scottish Ceilidh
Sa 730 2: Hwy401X299 Square[R] ?
Sa 730 245: St Barnabas Contra
Sa 8 3: Irish Ceili ?
Sa 8 ? English
Sa 8 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 9 1: Imperial Pub Blues[R]

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
Mây Café FB
Old Mill             Fr, Sa
Palais Royale     (rarely)
Reservoir Lounge Tu, We, Th
Smiling Buddha
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