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Fr Se 23 -25  Lula Cuba Baila!
Sa Se 24 1600 Blue Danube Oktoberfest
Sa Se 24 1900 Scarboro OldTyme SquareDance
Su Se 25 1900 Mamaland Forro
Tu Se 27 1800 Cameron Angie Gunn

Su Oc  2 1900 Cameron House The DoubleCuts
Th Oc  6 1900-2100 Reservoir Alex Pangman
Fr Oc  7 2100 Dovercourt Mostly Waltz
Mo Oc 10 1930 Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Sa Oc 15 2000 ROCKTON Wedding Square Dance
Fr Oc 21 2000 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Sa Oc 22      Blue Danube Herbstfest
Sa Oc 22 2000 3591 Dundas W Ceili
Sa Oc 22 2000 Cameron Swamperella
Sa Oc 24 Danish 30th Anniversary Folkdance
Su Oc 30 1900 Great Hall Swing

Fr No 4-6 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra, Waltz
Sa No  5 2000 BigFall OldeTyme Square[P]
Sa No 12 2000 3591 Dundas W Ceili

Sa De 10 2000 3591 Dundas W Ceili

Sa Fe  4 2000 3591 Dundas W Ceili
Sa Ap  1 2000 3591 Dundas W Ceili
Fr Ap  7 -9   Spring THaw Contra Dance
Fr Jl  7 -8   RICHMOND QC Ooh La La Dance
Su Jl 16 1500 Ward's Island Contra Dance

[R] = Recorded music   [P] = Bring Partner
 |Some Events Stop for the Summer|

Mo 1930 2: Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 1900 Balfolk
Mo 2105 Dovercourt Balboa Social

Tu 2045 ReservoirTylerYarema Swing
Tu 2115 1: Grossman's Miz D Blues

We 1900 UT Swing class+dance [R]

Th 1900 1: Reservoir Alex P Swing

Fr 1800 -2100 3 Grossman's Blues
Fr 1830 765 Queen E English[R]
Fr 1930 ?123 Danish Folkdancing ?
Fr 1900 3: HogTown HoeDown Square ?
Fr 2100 3: Dovercourt Blues [R]
Fr 2100 ?: Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Fr 2200 1: Grossman's CR FolkJazz

Sa 1600 Grossman's HPals NOLA Jazz
Sa 1930 2: Hwy401X299 Square[R] ?
Sa 1930 245: St Barnabas Contra ?
Sa 2000 2: Irish Ceili ?
Sa 2000 ? English
Sa 2000 4: Westway Kipling Square ?
Sa 2100 Dovercourt Swing Jazz

Su 1600 ? High Park English
Su 1630-2000 Grossman's NOCAS Jazz
Su 2100 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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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.

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