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05JUL16 – Dance Locally, Celebrate Globally

Starting TONIGHT:  a six-week prep series (July 5-August 9) to learn and rehearse the International Flash Mob choreography with the goal of performing it on Saturday, September 3rd – celebrating our dance with West Coast Swing dancers all over the world!

Classes will run from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights at the Dovercourt House – a full hour and a half – replacing both the regularly-scheduled HD and Repertoire classes. (Fundamental/Rinse & Repeat classes will run as usual from 8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Don’t worry if you can’t get there right at 6:30 p.m.; we’ll be starting with a few technique exercises.

If you don’t have a partner, yet you can still participate in the classes, although you will want to secure one for September 3rd.

Cost to participate in the series is $99 for all six weeks, and includes the weekly dance practice.
You can pre-register here, or pay by cash or cheque to our Most Gracious Registrar, Grace at door J

Please join the Toronto – International West Coast Swing Flash Mob event page to receive updates, post relevant questions to the group, etc.

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

FREE Introductory Lesson – also TONIGHT!!
8:00-9:00 p.m. Shelley and I will be teaching our usual first-Tuesday-of-the-month FREE West Coast Swing lesson
No strings attached, however the class does serve as the first class in the WCS*Fundamentals series that will run from July 5-August 9 (six weeks/six classes)
Just $75 including three-hour weekly dance practice/social
Pre-registration available here
At the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd., west of Ossington and north of Bloor

The Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships are back – with a new Event Director, new Pros, and a new focus on West Coast Swing and Hustle only with workshops, competitions, late night dancing – and a very special Sunday night after party hosted by Shelley Saxena at the event venue (the Sheraton Airport Hotel & Conference Centre).  YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!
Day Passes, and Competition Passes available – as well as Spectator Passes if you have friends or family who just want to come and watch you dance.

….at Joy of Dance, 95 Broadview Ave. at Danforth
6:00-7:00 p.m. Hustle lesson with Annie Lebedeva
7:00-8:00 p.m. West Coast Swing lesson with Kyle Fitzgerald
8:00-11:00 p.m. Social dancing to WCS/Hustle music
Either lesson plus dance: $15
Both lessons plus dance: $20
Dance only: $5
Facebook Event or please see the calendar

Resuming Sunday, July 10th and introducing an “Assisted Coaching” class; you’ll receive custom feedback on ways to take your dancing to the next level. Perfect preparation for TOSHC. Regular Intermediate class follows, then two hours of fun social dancing.
5:00-6:00 p.m. $18 including the dance
6:00-7:00 p.m. Intermediate WCS drop in  $18 including the dance, special price of $30 if you take both classes)
7:00-9:00 p.m. Social Dance only $5
Rhythm and Motion is located at 3352 Dundas St. West, at Runnymede
**JULY 17th location change reminder: TOSHC After Party at the Sheraton Airport Hotel**
Please see the calendar.

I know it’s hard to make yourself think about October in the midst of this beautiful summer but if you’re like me you don’t like missing Early Bird deadlines, especially for events that I know everyone is going to – like bit Doh! and FOMO all at once – which is why I’m reminding you that this Friday, July 8th is the first EB cut-off of the C$135 rate.  Please register online and let Joanna Swanson know so that she can assign you to one of the Toronto tables.

Our perfect June nights are over, making way for a sultry July. Please remember to BYOWB (Bring Your Own Water Bottle) tomorrow night, and guys – you may want to bring an extra shirt – or two 🙂



Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships – July 14-17
Ancaster Dance Camp – July 29-August 2
Swingtacular – August 5-7
International West Coast Swing Flash Mob – September 3rd
Montreal Westie Fest – October 14-16
Check the calendar for more!