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05JAN16 – New Year, New Opportunities

It’s a fresh start to the New Year TONIGHT at the Dovercourt House with our usual First-Tuesday-of-the-Month **FREE** introductory lesson, and new series starting in all three levels: January 5-February 9 – six weeks/six classes, and NO price increases for 2016 🙂

6:30-7:15 p.m. – WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $95 including 3 hours of social dancing
7:15-8:00 p.m. – WCS*Repertoire – $75 including 3 hours of social dancing
8:00-9:00 p.m. – WCS*Fundamentals – First class is FREE, or register for the six-week series for $75 including 3 hours of social dancing
Cash or cheque at the door or book online

The Dovercourt House is located just west of Ossington and a couple of blocks north of Bloor: 805 Dovercourt Rd., 2nd Floor
Facebook Event – thanks for sharing!!

SUNDAYS WITH SHELLEY – BACK JANUARY 10th
After a brief holiday hiatus Sunday Fun Days are back at Rhythm & Motion with Shelley Saxena teaching:
5:00-6:00 p.m. 6 WEEK SERIES Basics Plus+ January 10-February 14 $95
6:00-7:00 p.m. Intermediate WCS drop in lesson – $18 including 2 hours of social dancing
7:00-8:00 p.m. Social dancing all levels – $5
3352 Dundas St. West (in the Junction)
Check out the WCS calendar

**NEW**WCS MAIN FITNESS (IN THE BEACH) – STARTING JANUARY 29th
Shelley and I will be job-sharing for six weeks January 29-March 4, offering Beginner WCS classes followed by an all-levels practice
7:30-8:30 p.m. Basic West Coast Swing techniques and patterns – six classes/six weeks – $80 including practice
8:30-10:30 p.m.  Social WCS dancing/practice – $5
Facebook Event or please see the calendar

JOY OF DANCE HUSTLE/WCS PARTY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th
6-7pm – Intermediate HUSTLE w/Steven James
7-8pm – Intermediate WEST COAST SWING w/GUEST TEACHER Shelley Saxena
8-11pm Social Dance (Hustle & WCS tunes)
No partner required!
$15 per person – 1 class + Social
$20 per person – Both classes + Social
$5 per person – Social Only
Come out and learn a fun social pattern then stay to dance!
For more info call 416-406-3262
95 Danforth Avenue at Broadview
Facebook Event or please check the calendar

CANADA ROCKS! THE CHICAGO CLASSIC – MARCH 11-13
Under new management! This event has always been good to Canadians and promises some positive changes this year starting with a souped up Pro staff:
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake
Benji Schwimmer
Ben Morris & Victoria Henk
Michael Kielbasa
Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe
Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross
Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair
Stephen & Sonya White
Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin
*Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay*
Rebecca Ludwick & Kris Swearingen
Nick King & Tara Trafner
Matt Auclair & Crystal Lambert-Auclair
Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep
Diego Borges & Jessica Pacheco

We’ll have Canadian tables, and our annual Deep Dish Pizza Party & Shower Cram on Saturday night: Facebook Event
Event website: www.thechicagoclassic.com

HEADS UP! HUGO AND STACY IN OTTAWA – JUNE 17-18
Closer to home, this ridiculously talented young couple is coming to our Nation’s Capital – their first trip to “this side” of Canada – for a fun weekend of workshops, comps, parties and private lessons.
Facebook Event
Event website:  www.ottawaprowcsweekend.com

FOOTNOTE – SUPPORT FOR SYRIAN REFUGES
I’m feeling so inspired by our government’s commitment to welcome thousands of Syrian refuges to Canada, and in complete awe of the efforts and generosity of private sponsors. Hoping to make some kind of contribution I didn’t know where to begin.  Well, as the Universe works sometimes, an opportunity came to me: I’ve been approached by a member of a sponsorship group, ROOTS TO ROUTES. Barbra Sniderman – a dancer – has invited me/us to be to be part of an Dovercourt House initiative.  (Thanks for the hook-up, Tracey). More details to follow; please mark your calendar for a specially-dedicated BluesyTuesday January 26th.

 Julie

 

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