Traditional Social Dance Salon  
Cape Breton
Toronto Event Highlights    [Always check before you go!]
Special / Infrequent / Irregular Weekly to Monthly             Places and Bands      
Fr De 19 2000 LHR Swing
Sa De 20 2000 St Barnabas English KM
Su De 21 1830 Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Sa De 27 1400 St Barnabas English CC
Sa De 27 1930 St Barnabas Contra
We De 31 1900 Palais Royale Jazz $100/150
We De 31 2000 St Barnabas English KM $20
We De 31 2000 Dovercourt Swing $40/45

We Ja  7 1900 UT-Swing 1st 2015 dance [R]
We Ja  7 2000 Cairngorm Robbie Burns
Fr Ja  9 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square Dance
Sa Ja 10 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R]
Th Ja 29 2100 Touché Forró (first of 2015)
Fr Fe 13 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square Dance
Sa Fe 14 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R]
Sa Mr  7 2000 Irish Ceili
Sa Mr  7 2100 Tranzac Swamperella Cajun
Th Mr 12 2100 TheLocal SwamperellaCajun[N]
Sa Mr 14 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R]
Fr Mr 27 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square Dance
Fr Ap 10 -12  Spring Thaw Contra
Sa Ap 11 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R]
Sa Ap 18 2000 Big Spring Olde Tyme Square
Fr Ap 24 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square Dance
Sa My  9 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R]
Fr My 29 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square Dance
Fr Jl  3 -5   Richmond QC

[R] = Recorded music
Mo 1930 Seven44 Big Band Swing
Mo 1930 [2]$Monarch Tavern 1930s
Mo 2000 May 876 Dundas W Balfolk
Tu 2130 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Tu 2115 [1] Grossman's Blues
We 1900 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 2130 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Th 2115 [3] Grossman's Blues
Th 2130 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Fr 1830 765 Queen E English[R]$0
Fr 1930 [?] Danish Folkdancing
Fr 2200 [1] Grossman's NOLA Jazz
Sa 1600 Seven44 NOLA Jazz
Sa 1600 Grossman's NOLA Jazz
Sa 1900 Dovercourt Swing Jazz
Sa 1930 [245] St Barnabas Contra
Sa 2000 [1] St Barnabas English
Su 1630 Grossman's NOLA Jazz
Su 1900 [?] Finnish Folkdancing
Su 2100 [1] ImperialPub Blues[R]
Su 2100 Cameron House DoubleCuts

[#] = which week of the month
Blue Danube German Waltz, Polka
Cameron House            [N] Su
Dakota Tavern
Dovercourt        Sa Swing Jazz
Gladstone Hotel           Swing
Grossman's      [N] Jazz, Blues
Harmony Club, Scarboro  [R]  Fr
Lula Lounge
May Café FB
Old Mill                 Fr, Sa
Palais Royale Ballroom (rarely)
Reservoir Lounge     Tu, We, Th
Seven44              Sa aft, Mo
Smiling Buddha
Touché Martini Bar     Th Forró
Tranzac Club                 

The Double Cuts FB
Alex Pangman
Martin Loomer Orange Devils

[N] = No/Bad dance floor
Lindy Hop

What is
Lindy Hop across Canada
Lindy Hop across the Border
Solid Lindy Hop Links
  Reading & Film     Steps  
Lindy Hop

What is
Lindy Hop?

Canada Council Dance Survey
short video long video About the Study Community Engagement

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  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