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Fr Au 26 1830 Roy Thompson Patio Brazil
Fr Au 26 2100 Dovercourt Mostly Waltz
Sa Au 26 2100 Dovercourt Swing Blues Jazz
Su Au 28 1700 Grossman's NOLA Jazz
Su Au 28 1800 Mamaland Forro
Mo Au 29 1900 High Park Nature Ctr Balfolk
Tu Au 30 1830 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Tu Au 30 1930 Churchill Park IFD

Th Se  1 1700 St James Pk Yarema Swing BBQ
Th Se  1 1900-2100 Reservoir Alex Pangman
Fr Se  2 2200 Grossman's Combo-R Folk Jazz
Sa Se  3 1800 Harbourfront The Horables
Sa Se  3 1930 Milton Square Dance
Su Se  4 2100 Imperial Tavern Blues
Su Se  4 2145 Harbourfront Gypsy Kumbia
Mo Se  5 1900 Harbourfront Jam Session 
Fr Se  9 2100 Dovercourt Mostly Waltz
Sa Se 10 1900 1st Contra Dance
Mo Se 12 1930 Monarch Loomer BB Swing
We Se ?? 1900 1st UT Swing
Fr Se 16 1800 Grossman's Miz Debbie Blues
Fr Se 16 2000 Monarch Tavern Bebop Cowboys
Fr Se 16 1900 Struttin' with some BBQ
Fr Se 16 2000 Dovercourt HTHD Square
Sa Se 17      Polish Polka Festival
Fr Se 23 -25  Lula Cuba Baila!
Sa Se 24 1900 Scarboro OldTyme SquareDance
Tu Se 27 1800 Cameron Angie Gunn
Fr Se    2100 Dovercourt Mostly Waltz

Sa Oc  1      Blue Danube Oktoberfest
Su Oc  ? 1900 Cameron House The DoubleCuts
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
Tu De 13 2000 Double Cuts CD Release[P]

Sa Fe  4 2000 3591 Dundas W Ceili
Sa Ap  1 2000 3591 Dundas W Ceili
Fr Jl  7 -8   RICHMOND QC Ooh La La 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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