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Fr Ja 20 8 Dovercourt Hogtown HD Square
Sa Ja 21 930 Luanda Forro +Samba Social
We Ja 25 730 Heliconian Hall Ensemble P
Fr Ja 27 -29 Dovercourt TUX Swing

Fr Fe  3 9 Dovercourt Waltz
Sa Fe  4 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa Fe  4 9 Geary Lane Forro Dance
Su Fe 12 1 756 Queen E Contra Dance
Su Fe 12 430 Grossman's NOCAS 5th Anniv
Su Fe 12 715 Great Hall Big Band Swing
Fr Fe 17 8 Dovercourt Hogtown HD Square
Tu Fe 28 8 Gladstone Swamperella[P]

We Mr  1 730 Lula Lounge A&B Mardi Gras
Sa Mr  4 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Su Mr 12 1 756 Queen E Contra Dance
Fr Mr 17 8 Dovercourt Hogtown HD Square

Sa Ap  1 8 Big Olde Tyme Square[P]
Sa Ap  1 8 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr Ap  7 -9 Spring Thaw Contra Dance
Fr Ap 21 8 Dovercourt Hogtown HD Square

Fr My 19 8 Dovercourt Hogtown HD Square
Fr My 26 -28 Irish Weekend

Fr Jl  7 -8 RICHMOND QC Ooh La La Dance
Su Jl 16 3 Ward's Island Contra Dance

Fr No  3 -5 OTTAWA HeyFeverContra Waltz
Su De  3 6 Casa Loma Finnish Gala Dance

[R]= Recorded music  [P]= Bring Partner
Mo 730 2: Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 730 LaRev 2848 DundasW Balfolk
Mo 9 Dovercourt Balboa Social

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

We 7 UT Swing class+dance [R]

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 730 2: Hwy401X299 Square[R] ?
Sa 730 245: St Barnabas Contra
Sa 8 2: 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 6-10 alt: Mamaland Forró
Su 8-10 Cameron Double Cuts Ja-Mr
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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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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