Bonjour from Montreal! Sort of 😊
At time of writing I’m looking out at a rainy tarmac, an Air Canada flight just taxiing in to its gate from who knows where, with a Private Lesson taking place just behind me….
Montreal Westie Fest has been an absolute blast! Toronto was well-represented in all the comps – and *especially* the Pro-Am Routines. Felicitations to Agnieszka, Tal, Katherine, and congrats Dana (and of course Steven and Nelson). Love you all!!
Looking forward to all that Montreal Westie Fest dance dust this Tuesday, and to a busy (FUN!) week.
STARTING THIS WEEK:
MONDAY NIGHT CLASSES WITH TSDS – OCTOBER 16-NOVEMBER 13
Starting this week be teaching Beginner and Intermediate West Coast swing classes for five (5) weeks on behalf of the Toronto Swing Dance Society
At the Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. West (just west of Dundas)
NEW TUESDAY NIGHT CLASSES – OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 21
6:30-7:15 p.m. WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – six (6) weeks/six (6) classes: $95
7:15-8:00 p.m. WCS*Repertoire – six (6) weeks/six (6) classes: $75
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – six (6) weeks/six (6) classes: $75
~8:45 p.m. Join in the last 15 minutes of the Fundamentals class, and continue dancing until midnight – Just $5 (or FREE with any lesson)
Classes run from October 17-November 21
You can register in advance here: http://towestcoast.com/purchase-classes/ or at the door, with Amazing Grace – cash or cheque only
At the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, just north of Bloor)
ONGOING WEEKLY CLASSES/DANCING
- Monday nights at the West-Way with Lucky – see the calendar
- Thursdays with the Dynamic Duo – see the calendar
- October Ancaster WCS dance this Saturday – Facebook Event or see the calendar
- Sundays with Shelley at Rhythm & Motion www.shelleydance.com or see the calendar
Costumes optional, but always, ALWAYS encouraged…
- Halloween-themed Hustle & West Coast Swing Party (lesson and dance) at Joy of Dance – Saturday, October 28th Facebook Event or see the calendar
- GroovyBluesyJazzy*RockStar* – Tuesday, October 31st – (classes as usual) at Dovercourt House – Tuesday, October 31st – Facebook Event or see the calendar
10th ANNUAL CAMH BENEFIT DANCE – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th
For anyone who saw the Swing 16 Final this past weekend at Montreal Westie Fest (or at TOSHC), you know how crazy fun a Jack & Jill tournament can be – to watch, and especially to be in.
Registrations for our ‘CAMH 16’ tournament opened last week, and (Followers in particular!) – you don’t want to leave it too late! Cost is $15 and payment is required to secure your spot.
Confirmed Grand Prizes so far:
- Two (2) passes to Rose City Swing 2018: Murder Mystery! Facebook Event
- Two (2) passes to Swingtacular: the Galactic Open http://www.dancegeekproductions.com/2018-swingtacular.html
Donate online in advance www.supportcamh.ca/towestcoast and receive VIP/FREE entrance to the dance and an official tax receipt.
(Minimum suggested donation at the door: $15)
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED: BAMEO IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL!! – FEB.2-4, 2018
Workshop weekend in Ottawa with Ben McHenry and Cameo Cross
Registration is open. Full details here – and get in the car!!