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Toronto Event Highlights    [Always check before you go!]
Infrequent                   [R = recorded music] Weekly to Monthly             Places         [N/B = no/bad dance floor]
Th Se  4 1900 Reservoir Lounge Alex Pangman
Fr Se  5 1800 Trinity Bellwoods Balfolk
Sa Se  6 2000 ABERFOYLE Fair Dance
Sa Se 13 -14  Roncesvalles Polish Festival
Sa Se 13 2200 Great Hall Double Cuts +HWBB
Fr Se 19 1900 Dovercourt Waltz
Th Oc  2 1900 Reservoir Lounge Alex Pangman
Fr Oc  3 2000 918 Bathurst Ensemble Polaris
Sa Oc  4      Blue Danube Oktoberfest
Sa Oc 18 1930 Hwy401X299 Square[R] N8D13J10
Sa Oc 25      BURLINGTON Oktoberfest
Th Oc 30 1900 Reservoir Lounge Roberta Hunt
Fr Oc 31 ...  OTTAWA Contra Weekend
Th No  6 1900 Reservoir Lounge Alex Pangman
Fr No  7 1800 Cairngorm Scottish CeilidhBall
Fr No  7 2000 918 Bathurst Balfolk
Sa No 14 -16  English Weekend
Sa No 22 2000 Big Fall Olde Tyme Square
Sa No 29      St Andrews Ball + practices
Fr Ap 10 -12  Spring Thaw Contra
Sa Ap 18 2000 Big Spring Olde Tyme Square
Fr Jl  3 -5   Richmond QC OohLaLaDance.com
Su Jl 21 1500-2130 Ward Island Contra Dance
Mo 1730 U of T Forro [R]
Mo 1930 DGP Balfolk (French+)[B]
Mo 1930 Seven44 Big Band Swing
Mo 1930 [2]$Monarch Tavern 1930s
Tu 2030 500 Queen E Gypsy Swing
Tu 2130 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Tu 2115 [1] Grossman's Blues [N]
We 1900 U of T Swing [R]
We 2130 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Th 1730 U of T Forro [R]
Th 2130 $Reservoir Lounge Swing
Th 2115 [3] Grossman's Blues [N]
Fr 1830 765 Queen E English[R]$0
Fr 1900 Harmony Club Ballroom[R]
Fr 1930 Danish Folkdancing
Sa 1600 Seven44 NOLA Jazz
Sa 1600 Grossman's NOLA Jazz [N]
Sa 1900 Dovercourt Swing Jazz
Sa 1930 [245] St Barnabas Contra
Su 1630 Grossman's NOLA Jazz [N]
Su 1900 Finnish Folkdancing
Su 2100 [1] ImperialPub Blues[R]
Su 2100 [Se] Cameron Double Cuts
Blue Danube German Waltz, Polka
Cameron House            [N] Su
Dovercourt        Sa Swing Jazz
Gladstone Hotel      Th[3]Swing
Grossman's [N] SaSu aft, Tu?Fr?
Harmony Club, Scarboro] [R]  Fr
Lula Lounge
Old Mill                 Fr, Sa
Palais Royale Ballroom (rarely)
Reservoir Lounge     Tu, We, Th
Seven44              Sa aft, Mo
Lindy Hop
hepcats

What is
Swing?
Lindy Hop across Canada
Lindy Hop across the Border
Solid Lindy Hop Links
Music
  Reading & Film     Steps  
Lindy Hop
hepcats

What is
Lindy Hop?

Swing
Forró
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