I just want to start off this week’s newsletter with a big group hug around everyone who joined in the fun of the Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships this past weekend. A huge thank you to Deborah, LeeAnn, Scott and Mary for making it happen – and to everyone who shared in the energy and love of dancing by coming to workshops, competing, bringing friends or family to watch, and dancing with all the amazing dancers – from Chicago, Boston, Saskatoon, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, France….. We truly share a common language and culture – regardless of all the divisive political forces in the world. What an amazing gift – and sooooooooo looking forward to TOSHC 2017!!
Flash Mob and WCS*Fundamentals classes continue Tuesday night at the Dovercourt House
6:30-8:00 p.m. Flash Mob Prep classes – $20 to drop in including dance practice/social Facebook Event
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – no drop-ins except “Rinse and Repeat” (returning students) who are invited to attend for FREE
~8:45 p.m.-midnight Bring your TOSHC dance dust (your water bottle, and perhaps a spare shirt 🙂 ) for social dancing. We’ll have some visitors from Montreal joining us, and very special BIRTHDAY JAM
The Dovercourt House is located at 805 Dovercourt Road (west of Ossington, just north of Bloor)
**If anyone Shazam-ed any songs this weekend that they’d like to hear Tuesday night please send me a message and I’ll try to add them to this week’s playlist***
JOY OF DANCE WCS & HUSTLE PARTY THIS SATURDAY, JULY 23rd
6:00-7:00 p.m. Intermediate Hustle Lesson with Annie Lebedeva
7:00-8:00 p.m. Intermediate West Coast Swing with Kyle Fitzgerald
8:00-11:00 p.m. Social Dance (Hustle & WCS tunes)
$15 for one class and social
$20 for both classes and social
$5 social only
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Joy of Dance is located at 95 Broadview Avenue, at Danforth
I LOVE SUNDAYS!!
Shelley is back at Rhythm and Motion with her Summer Schedule
5:00-6:00 p.m. Basics+
6:00-7:00 p.m. Intermediate WCS
7:00-9:00 p.m. Social dancing
Drop-in classes $18 – includes dance
Both classes $30 – includes dance
Dance only $5
Rhythm and Motion is located at 3352 Dundas St. West, at Runnymede
STARTING IN AUGUST….
A new West-Coast-Swing to Blues opportunity on Wednesday, August 3rd at Alleycatz. Live music with Mark Stafford and Ken Yoshioka starting at 7:00 p.m. I’ll be teaching a short introductory West Coast Swing lesson between sets – included in the $5 cover charge. After the lesson live music will continue with a “blues jam” – musicians joining the stage and playing until 10:00 p.m. Great floor and air-conditioned space to dance both sets.
Alleycatz in located at 2409 Yonge St., north of Eglinton Facebook Event
THE DYNAMIC DUO AT CITY DANCE CORPS STUDIO
Nelson Clarke and Kyle Fitzgerald will be teaching West Coast Swing at CDC starting Thursday, August 4th – for four weeks.
8:30-9:30 p.m. Building Your Foundation
9:30-10:30 p.m. Improving Your Foundation
$15 to drop in of $45 for set of four classes
For more info or to register please contact Dana Gudelis 416-560-6031 firstname.lastname@example.org
City Dance Corps Studio is located 489 Queen St. West
IF YOU LOVED TOSHC….
You won’t want to miss Montreal Westie Fest, October 14-16 (that’s the weekend *after* Thanksgiving) – taking place again this year at the Holiday Inn Pointe Claire with Pro Staff Ben McHenry and Cameo Cross, PJ Turner and Tashina Beckmann, Stephen and Sonya White, Maria Ford and Todd Coulthard and our own Nelson Clarke. Montreal’s first and only “pure West Coast” WSDC (points) event with levelled workshops, tons of social dancing and a signature Poutine night 🙂 Official Facebook Event Page
Ancaster Dance Camp – July 29-August 2
Swingtacular – August 5-7
International West Coast Swing Flash Mob – September 3rd
Montreal Westie Fest – October 14-16
Check the calendar for more!