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We Jn 20 530 High Park English Country
Th Jn 21 8 Trinity Scottish Country -Au 2
Th Jn 21 830-10 Balboa Crash Course
Fr Jn 22 830 Balboa Party
Fr Jn 22 - Jl 1 TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Sa Jn 23 11 Swedish Midsummer Folk Dance
Sa Jn 23 930 Forrobodó Festa de Sao Joao
Su Jn 24 12-4 1263 Wilson Av Festa Junina
Mo Jn 25 7 Heliconian Hall Pangman+3 Jazz
Tu Jn 26 7 EdwardsGardens ScottishCountry
Tu Jn 26 9 Grossman's End of World Blues
Th Jn 28 7-9 St James Park Patrick Tevlin
Th Jn 28 730 180 Shaw Polky Village EP
Sa Jn 30 - Jl 1 Finn Festival Canada 2018
Sa Jn 30 6 Tom & Alex Cameron HonkyTonk

Fr Jl  6 -8 RICHMOND QC Ooh La La Dance
Fr Jl  6 -19 Beaches Jazz Festival
Su Jl * 730-9 Mel Lastman BB Swing
Su Jl 15 1-5:30 Dovercourt Mostly Waltz
Su Jl 15 3-9:30 Island Contra
Th Jl 19 7-10 Harbourfront Pier Swing
Th Jl 19 7-9 StJamesPark Bertie &TheGents
Tu Jl 31 630 Palais Royale Dinner Dance

Th Au  9 7-10 Harbourfront Pier Swing
Tu Au 14 630 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Th Au 16 7-10 Harbourfront Pier Swing
Tu Au 28 630 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Th Au 30 7-9 StJamesPrk SugarFootStompers
Th Au 30 7-10 Harbourfront Pier Swing
Fr Se 28-30 CHICAGO Set Dance Weekend
Sa Oc 20 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Fr No  2 -4 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra+   
Sa No  3 8 Westway UC Big Square Dance
Sa No 17 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili
Sa De 15 8-1130 3591 Dundas W Irish Ceili

Fr Ap 12-14 Spring Thaw Contra Dance
Mo 7 Armour Heights Square
Mo 730 2: Monarch Loomer BBSwing
Mo 730 1225 QueenE BigBandSwing
       1: Advocats 2: Bob Cary
       3: Uptown   4: Geo Lake
Mo 830 Dovercourt Balboa Social
Mo 9 The Local Bluegrass

Tu 10 Reservoir Blues & Swing

We 730 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 800 Swedish Folkdancing

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

Fr 6 New College Rm 524 UT Forró
Fr 630 765 Queen E English[R]
Fr 730 Danish Folkdancing
Fr 7 2848 Dundas W La Rev G Jazz
Fr 730 Trinity St Paul English
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 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

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
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
Zé Fuá Forró Band
Aline Morales Forró Trio

[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