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Sa Oc 21 6 Danish Folk Dance Gala Perform
Sa Oc 21 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa Oc 21 5 BURLINGTON Oktoberfest
Sa Oc 28 5 Danish Krobal Folk Dance Party
Sa Oc 28 730-10 Westway Square Dance

Fr No  3 -5 OTTAWA HeyFeverContra Waltz
Sa No  4 8 Big Olde Tyme Square[P]
Sa No 11 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Sa No 11 530 Burgenlander Martinitanz
Mo No 13 730 Monarch Tavern Loomer Swing
Fr No 17 630-11 Palais Royale DinnerDance
Sa No 18 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa No 25 730-10 Westway Square Dance

Sa De 16 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Th De 28 7 St Barnabas Contra

Fr Ja 5-7  T.O. Lindy Hop Reunion *20
Sa Fe  3 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa Fe 10 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square

Sa Mr 10 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Sa Mr 17 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili

Sa Ap 14 7 ABERFOYLE Duff's Church Square
Sa Ap 21 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr My 18 8 Dovercourt LAST HogtownHoedown

[R]= Recorded music  [P]= Bring Partner
Mo 5 jazzonjarvis (no dancefloor)
Mo 7 Armour Heights Square
Mo 8 La Rev 2848 Dundas W Balfolk
Mo 730 3: Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 9 Dovercourt Balboa Social
Mo 9 The Local Bluegrass

Tu 10 2: Grossman's Irish

We 7 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 800 Swedish Folkdancing


Fr 630 765 Queen E English[R]
Fr 730 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 730 245: St Barnabas Contra
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
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