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Su No 18 2-4 Scarborough Whitby Brass Band
Su No 18 7-9 Agricola Finnish Folk Dancing
Sa No 24 Harbourfront Swedish Performance 
Sa No 24 6 Royal York St Andrew's Ball
Sa No 24 6 OFDA Hungarian Cafe Folk Dance
Sa No 24 8 Old Mill Big Band Swing Dance
Sa No 25 Harbourfront Swedish Performance
Su No 25 2-4 Scarborough Ragweed Jazz Band
Su No 25 4-10 Lula Lounge Forrobodo
Su No 25 7-9 Agricola Finnish Folk Dancing

Su De  2 8 Lula Lounge Gregg Stafford Jazz
Fr De  7 8 Old Mill Ballroom Dance
Sa De  8 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance
Sa De  8 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr De 14 630 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Su De 16 2-4 Scarborough Swingshift Band
Fr De 21 8 805 Dovercourt Square Dance

Sa Ja  5 8 Westway UC Big OT Square Dance
Sa Ja 12 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance
Fr Ja 18 8 805 Dovercourt Square Dance

Sa Fe  9 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance
Fr Fe 15 8 805 Dovercourt Square Dance
Sa Fe 16 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili

Sa Mr  9 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance
Fr Mr 15 8 805 Dovercourt Square Dance
Sa Mr 16 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr Ap  6 Big Spring Square Dance
Fr Ap 12-14 Spring Thaw Contra Dance
Sa Ap 13 7 ABERFOYLE Square Dance
Fr Ap 19 8 805 Dovercourt Square Dance
Sa Ap 27 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr My 17 8 805 Dovercourt Square Dance
Fr My 24-26 Irish Weekend
Fr Jl  5 -7 RICHMOND QC Ooh La La Dance
Mo 7 Armour Heights Square Oc-My
Mo 730 2: Monarch Loomer BBSwing
Mo 730 1225 QueenE BB Swing $10
       1: Advocats 2: Bob Cary
       3: Uptown   4: Geo Lake
Mo 9 The Local Bluegrass

Tu 830 LHR Balboa Practice
Tu 845 Reservoir Blues & Swing

We 7 UTSwing class+practice
We 730 Swedish Folkdancing

Th 7 1: Reservoir Pangman Swing
Th 9 Reservoir Funk & Swing

Fr 6 UT Forró
Fr 630 765 Queen E English[R]
Fr 730 Danish Folkdancing
Fr 7 2848 Dundas W La Rev G Jazz
Fr 8 3: HogTown HoeDown Square
Fr 9 4: Dovercourt Blues [R]
Fr 9 1?: Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Fr 10 1: Grossman's CR FolkJazz

Sa 4 Grossman's HPals NOLA Jazz
Sa 7 245: Danforth Contra
Sa 730 4: Westway Kipling Square
Sa 730 Trinity St Paul English ?
Sa 9 Dovercourt Swing Jazz

Su 1 2: 756 Queen E Contra Dance
Su 430-830 Grossman's NOCAS Jazz
Su 5-8 L: WHITBY Bavarian Night
Su 7 Agricola FinnishFolkDancing

2: 2nd week of the month
Blue Danube   Waltz, Polka
Cameron House        [N] Su
Dakota Tavern
Dovercourt    Sa Swing Jazz
Drom Taberna Music, Beer &c
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
Maria Bonita and the Band
Aline Morales Forró Trio
Zé Fuá Forró Band

[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)  Les Lanciers  Description  A Note
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