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Tu Jl 28 1800 Palais Royale Dinner Dancing
We Jl 29 2100 -2359 TheLocal AngieGunn C&W
Th Jl 30 1900 Harbourfront TASBB Swing
Fr Jl 31 2200 Dakota Double Cuts

Th Au  6 1900 -2100 Reservoir AlexPangman?
Mo Au 10 1930 Monarch Tavern Martin Loomer
Tu Au 11 1800 Palais Royale Dinner Dancing
Th Au 13 1900 Harbourfront TASBB Swing
Su Au 16 1930 Lastman Square TASBB
Tu Au 25 1800 Palais Royale Dinner Dancing
Th Au 27 1900 St James Park Swing, Blues
Th Au 27 1900 Harbourfront TASBB Swing
Fr Au 28-30   MONTREAL Festival Forró

Sa Se 12 1700 Aberfoyle Fall Fair DinDance
Fr Se 18 2000 HogtownHoedown Square O16N20
Sa Se ?? 1900 Blue Danube Oktoberfest
Fr Oc 30-N0 1 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra
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

[R] = Recorded music   [P] = Bring Partner
Mo 1930 Seven44 Big Band Swing
Mo 1930 [2]Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 2000 Mây Cafe Balfolk

Tu 1930 [Jl,Au] Churchill Park IFD
Tu 2045 ReservoirTylerYarema 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 RobinBanks Swing

Th 2100 [2] The Local Pub Cajun[N]
Th 2115 [3] Grossman's Miz D Blues
Th 2145 Reservoir Mary Mckay Swing
Th 2200 ? 669 College Touché Forró

Fr 1830 765 Queen E English[R]$0
Fr 2100 [3] Dovercourt Blues [R]
Fr 2100 [3] Dovercourt Waltz [R]
Fr 2200 [1] Grossman's CR NOLAJazz

Sa 1600 Seven44 NOLA Jazz
Sa 1600 Grossman's HPals NOLA Jazz
Sa 2100 Dovercourt Swing Jazz

Su 1600 [?] High Park English
Su 1630-2000 Grossman's NOCAS Jazz
Su 1930-2100 Jl5-Au18 Lastman Sq
Su 2100 [1] Imperial Pub Blues[R]

[#] = 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
Mây 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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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