TOWestCoast Blog

10JAN17 – January Blues?

Let’s dance!
This Saturday, January 14th – Ancaster West Coast Swing Dance – Facebook Event – or see the calendar
Friday, January 20th – Toronto Swing Dance Society Friday night Dance – Facebook Event – or see the calendar
Saturday, January 28th – Monthly Hustle & WCS Dance Party at Joy of Dance – Facebook Event – or see the calendar


Tuesday nights at the Dovercourt House – it’s not too late!!!
….to join in any of the class series that started last week:
6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD (High Definition) with Shelley Saxena – $95 including social
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire  – $75 including social
(Take HD and Repertoire concurrently for $140)
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals – last chance to join this series!! – $75 including social
~8:45 p.m. until midnight – Toronto’s biggest weekly dance party/practice – just $5!  (or free with any class)
The Dovercourt House is located at 805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, north of Bloor)
Register online at – or at the door (cash or cheque only)

Thursday nights – the Dynamic Duo are back!! *This* Thursday, January 12th
Nelson Clarke and Kyle Fitzgerald offer two new series of classes: January 12-February 2 (four weeks)
Please see the calendar for full details – and contact Dana to register:
Wu Xing Martial Arts Studio is located at 374 Dupont (near Dupont station; free parking)

Sunday “Fundays” with Shelley Saxena
5:00-6:00 p.m.  Next Sunday, January 15th is Week #2 of 6-week Beginner series (please check with Shelley to if she’s still accepting Beginner students)
6:00-7:00 p.m.  Weekly Intermediate WCS drop in lesson – $18 including social
7:00-9:00 p.m.  Two hours of fun social dancing to top off your weekend!  🙂
Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio, 3352 Dundas St. West (at Runnymede) or see the calendar

…and perhaps plan some dance travel? 

The annual Canadian “shower cram”, and deep dish pizza will have to wait until 2018. Too bad – ‘cause I was looking forward to heading to the Windy City early to go out dancing in its famed Blues bars.
That does open up the calendar for Wandering Westies to seek warmer climes and check out Swing Over Orlando: March 24-26 , though.  – Facebook Event
Oh, and the Dynamic Duo will be there 🙂

MICHIGAN CLASSIC – 25th Anniversary – June 1-4, 2017
Canada ROCKS the Michigan Classic – Facebook Event
Please register online and *let Joanna know* to be assigned a seat at one of the Canadian tables!
Official website:

Home floor advantage J  The Thursday night Royston Intensive will be replaced by Arjay’s “Centensive”, and lots of other fun additions/changes this year.
Bookmark for more info coming soon.
West Coast on the West Coast, anyone?

  • Swingcouver – January 19-22 – Ridiculously-loaded Pro staff list, levelled workshops, downtown Vancouver, guaranteed shenanigans
  • Rose City Swing (Portland Oregon) – February 23-26 – Dance, take (levelled) classes, compete…learn a routine!!
  • Sweet Side of Swing, Northwest (Vancouver airport location) – June 23-26 – Small class sizes to meet strategic goals –
  • Swingtacular: the Galactic Open – (Santa Clara, CA) – August 4-6 – Live musical performances, Galactic Show, classes, comps and, hey, California J


See you on the dance floor!