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Fr Ap 29 1930 Danish Folkdancing

Fr Jl  1 -3   RICHMOND QC
Tu Jl  5 1830 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Su Jl 10 1500-2130 Ward Island Contra

Tu Au  2 1830 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Tu Au 16 1830 Palais Royale Dinner Dance
Tu Au 30 1830 Palais Royale Dinner Dance

Sa Oc  1      Blue Danube Oktoberfest
Sa Oc 22      Blue Danube Herbstfest
Oc 24? Danish 30th Anniversary Folkdance

Fr No 4-6 OTTAWA Hey Fever Contra, Waltz
Sa No  5 2000 BigFall OldeTyme Square[P]

[R] = Recorded music   [P] = Bring Partner
Mo 1930 2: Monarch Loomer BB Swing
Mo 2000 Mây Cafe 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]
We 2045 Reservoir The Digs Swing

Th 1900 1: Reservoir Alex P Swing
Th 2145 Reservoir ? 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 1: St Barnabas English
Sa 2000 4: Westway Kipling Square
Sa 2100 Dovercourt Swing Jazz

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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Balboa  .si  ABW11  B+AH  D+D  G+I  ECS13 (6)  ILHC10  I13JJ  I13F
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Cajun Zydeco  LZL8 (5)  E+AJ08 (4)  GR10 (5)  H+08 (4)  SZF10 (4)  BNB11 (4)
Collegiate Shag  Steven & Chandrae
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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)
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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