You may have seen some of the posts on Facebook: smiling dancers holding medals or trophies (or envelopes) – against backdrops for dance events in Cleveland, Chicago, Michigan or Montreal….Dancers you know, whom you dance with regularly. Well, brace yourself. Some of those same dancers will be likely be posing in front of a *Toronto* backdrop in a few weeks, at the Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships (TOSHC), July 14-17 www.toshc.com
Not interested in competing? There will be workshops (including a three-hour mini-intensive with Robert Royston on the Thursday night, July 14th), as well as performances and social dancing throughout the weekend. Check out the preliminary schedule here
Don’t have your ticket, yet? You can buy your weekend pass online here Prices go up this Wednesday, June 15th!
The event takes place at the Sheraton Toronto Airport and Conference Centre www.sheratontorontoairport.com
Oh – and that Sunday night, July 17th, Shelley Saxena will be hosting her usual WCS Sunday with Intermediate lesson and social dancing *at the event* (meaning at the Sheraton Hotel). Anyone with a wristband will be admitted for FREE – just $10 without #ENCOREPARTY
TUTU TUESDAY – THIS WEEK! TUESDAY, JUNE 14th
Classes continue in all levels followed by dancing – with tutus!!! (wear ‘em if you got ‘em)
6:30-75-:15 p.m. – WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in, including dance
7:15-8:00 p.m. – WCS*Repertoire – $15 to drop in, including dance
8:00-9:00 p.m. – WCS*Fundamentals – Sorry, no drop-ins L
~9:00 p.m.-midnight – West Coast Swing dancing – in tutus!!! J (just $5 or FREE for students in any level)
At the Dovercourt House – 805 Dovercourt Rd., west of Ossington, north of Bloor
OFF TO OTTAWA! – THIS WEEKEND! JUNE 17-19
…to hang out and dance with Maria Ward & Todd Coulthard, David & Gwendoline Ward – oh and Hugo Miquez & Stacy Kay!!
It’s not too late to get in the car, just sayin’ 🙂
FLASH MOB PREP CLASSES: JULY 5-AUGUST 9th
Preparations for the International WCS Flash Mob taking place globally on Saturday, September 3rd start the beginning of next month.
6:30-8:00 p.m. Flash Mob classes – six (6) weeks, six (6) classes – $99
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals classes – six (6) weeks, six (6) classes – $75
9:00 p.m.-midnight – Our usual WCS social – just $5 or FREE with any class
*First Tuesdays-of-the-month FREE class July 5th as usual*
STEPS STUDIO PARTY – SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Salsa & Bachata in one room, Hustle & West Coast Swing in the other
8:00 p.m. until midnight – only $10 including lesson: either Hustle or Salsa
1 Gloucester St., 2nd Floor (just south of Yonge and Bloor)
HUSTLE & WEST COAST SWING DANCE PARTY – SATURDAY, JUNE 25
6-7pm – Intermediate WEST COAST SWING w/Steven James
7-8pm – Intermediate HUSTLE w/GUEST INSTRUCTOR Mary Adams
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
95 Danforth Avenue (at Broadview)
Ottawa WCS Pro Weekend – June 17-19
Sweet Side of Swing Northwest – June 24-26
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
Check the calendar for more!