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Fr My 29 1930 [Danish Rehearsal]
Fr My 29  -31 Irish Weekend
Fr My 29 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square
Su My 31 1930-2330 Rivoli GTA BB Swing $10

We Jn  3 1900 Cartwright Hall UT Swing
Th Jn  4 1900-2100 $Reservoir Alex Pangman
Fr Jn  5 7,8,9 Dovercourt Swing Jazz Yarema
Fr Jn  5 1930 [Danish Rehearsal]
Sa Jn  6 1930 402 Westmount BR Feast Forró
Su Jn  7 1300 -1600 [Danish Performance]
Su Jn  7 2030 -2300 Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Th Jn 11 2200 Touché Forró
Fr Jn 12 1930 [Danish / Finnish Rehearsal]
Fr Jn 12 2230 Grossman Combo Royale CD Rls
Fr Jn 19 1930 [Danish / Finnish Rehearsal]
Sa Jn 20      Street Forró
Th Jn 25 2200 Touché Forró
Fr Jn 26-28   FinnFest Weekend

Fr Jl  3 -5   RICHMOND QC
Fr Jl 10-12   Beaches Jazz Festival
Su Jl 12 1500-2130 Ward Island Contra
Fr Jl 17-19   Beaches Jazz Festival
Fr Jl 24-26   6-11 Beaches Jazz Streetfest
Fr Jl 24-26   Beaches Jazz Festival

Su Jl 7-Au 18 1930-2100 Lastman Sq Big Band
Fr Au 28-30   MONTREAL Forró

Fr Se 18 2000 Hogtown Hoedown Square O16N20
Sa Se ?? 1900 Blue Danube Oktoberfest
Fr Oc 30-N0 1 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra Dance
Fr No 13 1900 Cairngorm Scottish Ceilidh
Sa No ?? 1900 Blue Danube Martinitanz
Sa No ?? 2000 Big Fall Olde Tyme Square [P]
Sa No ?? 1900 Blue Danube Schwabenfest
Fr De 18 2000 HTHD 115 219 318 418 520

[R] = Recorded music   [P] = Bring Partner
Mo 1930 Seven44 Big Band Swing
Mo 1930 [2]Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 2000 May 876 Dundas W Balfolk

Tu 2045 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Tu 2100 [!1] Grossman's Django Jam
Tu 2115 [1] Grossman's Miz D Blues

We 1900 UT Swing class+dance [R]
We 2045 $Reservoir Lounge Swing

Th 2115 [3] Grossman's Miz D Blues
Th 2145 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Th 2200 [alt?] Touché Forró

Fr 1830 765 Queen E English[R]$0
Fr 1930 [?] Danish Folkdancing
Fr 2100 [3] 805 Dovercourt Blues
Fr 2100 [3] 805 Dovercourt Waltz
Fr 2200 [1] Grossman's NOLA Jazz

Sa 1600 Seven44 NOLA Jazz
Sa 1600 Grossman's NOLA Jazz
Sa 7,8,9 Dovercourt Swing Jazz
Sa 1930 [245] St Barnabas Contra
Sa 2000 [1] St Barnabas English

Su 1630-2000 Grossman's NOLAJazz
Su 1900 [?] Finnish Folkdancing
Su 2100 [1] ImperialPub Blues[R]
Su 1900 Cameron House Double Cuts

[#] = which 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
May Café FB
Old Mill             Fr, Sa
Palais Royale     (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
Aline Morales Forró Trio

[N] = No/Bad dance floor

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