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06DEC16 – GroovyBluesy JazzyFestive Season

DECEMBER 6th – FREE introductory West Coast Swing lesson TONIGHT!
Invite your friends, family, colleagues, hairdresser, favourite barista….anyone you think might enjoy checking us out to join us for a FREE lesson, and stay for the dance (also for FREE to anyone taking a lesson)
A reminder that WCS*HD is on hiatus until the new year; other classes and social dancing are running as per usual all through December!
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire – $15 to drop in, including social dancing ~8:45 p.m. until midnight
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals – Sorry, no drop-ins L  We’ll be offering the series again in the New Year
starting Tuesday, January 3rd
~8:45 p.m. Join in the last 15 minutes of the Fundamentals class and stay until midnight, social dancing to a mix of R&B, Blues, and Top 40 with WCS dancers of all levels – $5 per person
At the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd.  (west of Ossington, north of Bloor)
Facebook Event, or please see the calendar

DECEMBER 8th & 15th – Thursdays with the Dynamic Duo
8:00-9:00 p.m. Building your Foundation
9:00-10:00 p.m. Improving your Foundation
Wu Xing Martial Arts Studio – 374 Dupont
Please see the calendar for more details

DECEMBER 9th – TSDS Holiday Dance **with Live Music**
This Friday night – no lesson; “all-swing” dancing – with the “Kim and Company” (check out their song list!)
See the calendar or for more details

DECEMBER 10th – Saturday night dances!!

DECEMBER 11th & 18th –  Sundays with Shelley
6:00-7:00 p.m.  Drop-in Intermediate lesson
7:00-9:00 p.m.  Two hours of fun social dancing!!
Rhythm and Motion – 3352 Dundas St. West
See the calendar for more details or visit

SPOTLIGHT NEW YEAR’S EVE – December 29th-January 1st
Where have all the westies gone?  To Michigan, for this super-fun end-of-year dance weekend with workshops, competitions, and tons of dancing and laughter to make your spirits bright 🙂
Canada ROCKS Spotlight Dance Celebration Facebook Event (Register online and message Joanna Swanson)
Official event site:

JANUARY – Swingin’ in the New Year!!
Tuesday night classes and dances start the first week in January:  January 3-February 7 (six weeks, six classes)
6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD is back!  With Shelley Saxena a new series of lesson to fine-tune your WCS technique and help to make you a better dancer $95
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire – Socially-leadable social patterns to add variety and style to your Basics (must have completed WCS*Fundamentals or similar) – $75*
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals – an introduction to the basic patterns and technique of West Coast Swing dancers for absolute Beginners – $75
(*take HD and Repertoire concurrently– both classes all six weeks for $140)
~8:45 p.m.  We start the social dancing with Basics drills to warm up with our newest dancers – and keep on dancing until midnight.  All levels – no partner required – just $5 or FREE with any lesson.
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (just west of Ossington and a  couple of blocks north of Bloor)