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03OCT17 – Bring Your Own Beginner

FREE LESSON THIS WEEK! – Tuesday, October 3rd
Our usual First-Tuesday-of-the-Month FREE introductory West Coast Swing class is TONIGHT, followed by social dancing for all levels – also FREE for anyone taking any of the classes:
6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire – $15 drop in
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals classes continue – week #4 (Sorry, no drop-ins, new classes start in a couple of weeks: October 17th
9:00 p.m. until midnight – Social dancing to a mix of R&B, Blues and Top 40/contemporary popular music – All levels, no partner required – just $5
At the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, north of Bloor)
Facebook Event or please see the calendar



Halloween-Themed Hustle & WCS Party – Saturday, October 28th
Costumes not required but highly encouraged 😊
6:00-7:00 p.m. Intermediate Hustle lesson with Steven James and Annie Lebedeva
7:00-8:00 p.m.  Intermediate WCS lesson with guest instructor Julie Epplett
8:00-11:00 p.m. Social Dance (Hustle & WCS)
$20 per person – both lessons and Social
$15 per person – one (1) lesson and Social
$5 per person – Social only
At Joy of Dance, 95 Danforth Avenue at Broadview and Danforth  Facebook Event or see the calendar

GroovyBluesyJazzy*RockStar* – Tuesday, October 31st
Again, costumes not required – but here’s your chance to PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR! in any genre: Hard Rock, Glam, Punk, Country….or perhaps a spookier version like Zombie or Vampire!
Looking forward to the creativity 😊
Classes as usual:
6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in, including Dance Party
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire – $15 drop in, including Dance Party
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals – Sorry, no drop-ins (next new series starts November 28th)
At the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, north of Bloor)
Facebook Event or please see the calendar

Followers-only Style Secrets Classes – Saturdays: November 18th and December 16th
…with Shelley Saxena. Add some shaping and style and/or improve your overall quality of movement.
11:30-1:00 p.m. at the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd.
$20 for each class or $30 for both or see the calendar

Alice in Wonderland on Screen – Sunday, November 26th
If you’re NOT going to be at CASH Bash (or the US Open) this weekend, come to see the Royal Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland on screen – with popcorn!
12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.  (with two intermissions)
$17 general admission
Tutus optional 😊
At the Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West (at Bathurst)
Facebook Event or see the calendar


TSDS Monday Night West Coast Swing Classes:  October 16-November 13
The Toronto Swing Dance Society has invited me to teach two levels, for five (5) weeks:
7:30-8:30 p.m. Beginner WCS
8:30-8:45 p.m. Practice/Warm-up
8:45-9:45 p.m.  Intermediate WCS
TSDS Members pay $40, non-members $60
At the Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. West (just west of Dundas)
See the calendarRegister in advance here

10th ANNUAL CAMH BENEFIT DANCE – Tuesday, November 14th
Classes will run as usual – followed by fundraiser on behalf of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).  This year we’re directing fund towards their Aboriginal Services.
Youtube Video
Suggested minimum donation at the door: $10
On-line registration in advance puts you on the VIP list (and you’ll receive an official tax receipt from CAMH). Link/URL coming soon.

Confirmed Grand Prizes for the Jack & Jill tournament:
Two (2) passes to Swingtacular: the Galactic Open
Two (2) passes to Rose City Swing! Murder Mystery!  Facebook Event
$15 to enter, limited to just 16 Leaders and 16 Followers

Raffle Prize Donations welcome!!
Facebook Page

Thanking you in advance for your support.



Montreal Westie Fest – October 13-15 Facebook Event
10th Annual CAMH Benefit Dance – November 14th  Facebook Event
C.A.S.H. Bash – November 23-26
Spotlight New Year’s Eve – Dec.28-Jan 1, 2018
Swingcouver – January 18-21, 2018 Facebook Event
Rose City Swing – February 22-25 Facebook Event