TOWestCoast Blog

01AUG17 -First Tuesday of the Month….

FREE WEST COAST SWING LESSON TONIGHT!! – Tuesday, August 1st Facebook Event
Invite your friends, family, colleagues to a fun evening of dancing, with a FREE no-experience-no-partner-required introductory lesson taught by Shelley Saxena.  New WCS*Fundamentals Classes start again in September – with “Back to School” specials for Repertoire and HD students – TBA.


Also this week at the Dovercourt House….

6:30-8:00 p.m.  What?  It’s August already?  Flash Mob rehearsals continue all month.  Don’t worry if you haven’t been coming; we have five more weeks before the “unofficial preview” at Dancing on the Pier, Thursday August 31st.  The official “International Flashmob West Coast Swing” day is Saturday, September 2nd; I’ll be confirming our new location soon.  Drop-ins are $15 including the Social/dance  Facebook Event
8:00-9:00 p.m.  FREE Intro to WCS with Shelley Saxena and the last in our WCS*Fundamentals series
~9:00 p.m. until midnight – Social dancing to a mix of Top 40, Blues, R&B and more – Just $5

The Dovercourt House is located at 805 Dovercourt Rd., west of Ossington, north of Bloor


This month (August)…
Please note that there will be NO LESSONS/NO CLASSES next Sunday, August 6th at Rhythm and Motion. Happy Simcoe Day weekend!
Kyle is teaching in Waterloo on Wednesdays, Lucky is at the West-Way Monday nights, the Dynamic Duo’s Thursday night summer series continue – and WCS Sundays with Shelley resume August 13th.  Please see the calendar for more details and updates.


I’m offering a special start 4X4 Series in the WCS*Fundamentals time slot (Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m.) for four weeks only: August 8-29

This will be open to students who have already completed the WCS*Fundamentals series or similar.  Sorry, no exceptions.

The focus will be on the most common variations on Basics – I’m calling them “need to know” patterns – as well as some “old dogs/new tricks” variations and styling for students who are ready for a bit a change/challenge to how they normally execute these popular patterns.

Special pricing – just $40 for all four classes. Pre-register in advance or at the door with Amazing Grace (cash or cheque only)

If you loved TOSHC…

FOMO alert: you won’t want to miss these AMAZING out-of-town events!!  We’ll *all* be there (for reals)


TORONTO ROCKS MONTREAL WESTIE FEST – October 13-15  Facebook Event

Another great Canadian event – driving distance, but if you fly you can walk to the hotel located inside the terminal at Montreal’s Dorval Airport.
All West Coast Swing, workshops, competitions (including a Swing Sixteen tournament) – and FREE POUTINE!  Let Joanna know after you’ve registered so that she can include you on one of the Toronto Tables.



TORONTO ROCKS C.A.S.H. BASH – November 23-26     Facebook Event

Like TOSHC, this event offers classes, competitions and social dancing in West Coast Swing and Hustle.

Two PRICING TIERS – with Early Bird deadlines coming up fast!

Gold Pass ($115 before Aug. 13):
– Workshops (Excludes Advanced)
– Fri. Night Hors d’Oeuvres
– Sat. and Sun. Breakfast Buffet
– Sat. Dinner

Go for the Gold!  Dinner is a fun social event, people do dress up if they want to, *and* you get a seat at one of the Toronto Tables***IMPORTANT!!!! BEFORE YOU REGISTER!!!*** Please message Joanna Swanson ( for a table code so you can sit at the Toronto tables – ONLY Gold (dinner) passes are eligible

Silver Pass ($90 before Aug. 1):
– Workshops (Excludes Advanced)
– Fri. Night Hors d’Oeuvres
– Sat. and Sun. Breakfast Buffet



SPOTLIGHT NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION – December 28, 2017-January 1, 2018Facebook Event

The Magic Markers have taken over this popular all West Coast Swing event – moving it to a new location, while keeping the New Year’s Eve Dinner/Show, Bookends and other competitions – including Swing Sixteen!  More details to follow, but plan to “get in the car” for this fun party with your #dancefamily.




Missed y’all last week so SO much. Can’t wait for TONIGHT! 😊




International WCS Flash Mob – September 2  Facebook Event
Gratitude Dance & Thornbury Getaway – September 9-10 Facebook Event
Montreal Westie Fest – October 13-15 Facebook Event
10th Annual CAMH Benefit Dance – November 14th
C.A.S.H. Bash – November 23-26
Spotlight New Year’s Eve – Dec.28-Jan 1, 2018