15MAR16 – Getting (back) Into the Groove

This week’s newsletter comes to you from The Chicago Classic, where Canada has been well-represented in the competitions. So looking forward to *TONIGHT*, and getting back to my normal groove!!

MARCH ANCASTER DANCE – *THIS* SATURDAY, MARCH 19th
West Coast Swing Fundamentals lesson 7 – 7:45pm
Basics and Beyond lesson 7:45 – 8:30 pm
Dancing 8:30 – Midnight
*Joanna Swanson will be both DJing and teaching the lessons.
Admission $10, $8 for students
No partner needed. This is a well attended friendly venue.
Light snacks provided, water and pop available for $1.
Marshall Memorial Church, 20 Gilbert Avenue in Ancaster (near Hamilton)
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HUSTLE & WEST COAST SWING MONTHLY DANCE PARTY AT JOY OF DANCE – *NEXT* SATURDAY, MARCH 26
West Coast Swing class is *first* this month
6-7pm – Intermediate WEST COAST SWING w/Steven James
7-8pm – Intermediate HUSTLE w/GUEST TEACHER Jennifer Aucoin
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 Ave. at Broadview
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WEST COAST SWING SUNDAYS WITH SHELLEY
6:00-7:00 p.m.  Intermediate WCS lesson – $18 including social dancing afterwards
7:00-9:00 p.m.  Two hours of WCS practice – all levels – just $5
*Starting in April* a new 6-week Basics+ series 5:00-6:00 p.m. $90+ tax (including the dance)
3352 Dundas St. West at Runnymede
www.shelleydance.com

NEW TUESDAY NIGHT CLASSES START IN APRIL: APRIL 5-10
We’ll be offering our usual first-Tuesday-of-the-month FREE introductory lesson Tuesday, April 5th – *and* start new series of classes in all three levels:
6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals
Dovercourt House – 805 Dovercourt Rd.
www.towestcoast.com/classes

ALSO IN APRIL….. 

SWINGIN’ MONTREAL – APRIL 15-17
PJ Turner &Tashina Beckman
Maria Ford & Todd Coultdhard
David & Gwendoline Ward
March Davidson & Sylvie Raymond
And our own Nelson Clarke!!
Levelled workshops, fun Jack& Jills and social dancing in a cool, downtown Montreal location
Questions? Please contact Melissa mvbreton@msn.com
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INTENSIVES WEEKEND WITH ROBERT ROYSTON – APRIL 23-24
Saturday (5 hours) Choreograpy for everyone – song charting and musicality training
Sunday (5 hours) Matching the Style of the Music – how to dance WCS differently to lyrical, Blues, Hip Hop….
Class size limited to 25 Leaders and 25 Followers. US$125 each day or US$200 for both
Saturday classes and Saturday night dance will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion in Beamsville, ON. Sunday classes at the Marshall Memorial Church in Ancaster. Please contact Elaine Royds to register: Elaines.eyephone@gmail.com

JUNE IS JUMPIN’…. 

MICHIGAN CLASSIC – JUNE 3-5
One of our favourite “road tour” events of the year – Joanna Swanson will be arranging tables.  Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!!

OTTAWA PRO WEEKEND WITH HUGO & STACEY – JUNE 17-19
Only $99 until April 30th
http://www.ottawaprowcsweekend.com/
Toronto ROCKS! Facebook Event

SWEET SIDE OF SWING NORTHWEST – JUNE 24-26
“Go beyond patterns” with this unique franchised event, coming to Vancouver for the first time, which combines small, levelled workshops with the social dancing of an event weekend.  Being held at the Marriott Airport Hotel.  I still have about five (5) discounted passes available for C$155
Facebook Eventwww.sweetsideofswing.com

…and then we welcome the West Coast Swing world to “our place” for TOSHC – the Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships – July 14-17 www.toshc.com

Another not-to-be missed event!!

Julie

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