Summer! (officially – as of 3:34 p.m. yesterday!!)
Patios, cottage weekends, music festivals….whatever summer means to you, I hope you get the most out of it. Tuesday nights at the Dovercourt House continue throughout the summer – with a special “summer school” schedule starting in a couple of weeks.
For now, until June 28th:
6:30-7:15 p.m. WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in, including three hours of social dance practice starting at 8:45 p.m.
7:15-8:00 p.m. WCS*Repertoire – $15 to drop in, including three hours of social dance practice starting at 8:45 p.m.
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – Sorry, no drops! The next WCS*Fundamentals series starts Tuesday, July 5th
~8:45 p.m.-midnight Social WCS dancing for all levels – only $5 or free with any class
At the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (just west of Ossington, north of Bloor)
Starting Tuesday, July 5th until August 9th
6:30-8:00 p.m. International WCS Flash Mob Prep classes – $99 for six weeks, six hour-and-a-half classes, including three hours of social dance practice starting at 8:45 p.m.
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – $75 for six weeks, six hour long classes, including three hours of social dance practice starting at 8:45 p.m.
~8:45 p.m.-midnight Social WCS dancing for all levels – only $5 or free with either class
You can pre-register online here
Please see www.TOWestCoast.com/classes for more details
SUMMER IN THE CITY – and environs
- Sunday nights at Rhythm and Motion Studios with Shelley www.shelleydance.com
- Monday night WCS lessons with Joanna Swanson at the Lithuanian House www.torontoswingdancesociety.ca
- Hustle & West Coast Swing parties at Joy of Dance Saturday, June 25th and Saturday, July 23rd Facebook or see the calendar
- The Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships (WOO-HOO!) July 14-17 www.toshc.com
- Ancaster Dance Camp July 29th – August 2nd Facebook
SWING OUT OF TOWN, INTO A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY….
Okay, not quite that far away, but Swingtacular: The Galactic Open takes place August 5-7 in Santa Clara, California, with a stellar line-up of pros, levelled concept-based workshops, competitions, and social dancing starting *early* with live musical performances every night. Facebook or visit the website
BACK ON EARTH…
The International West Coast Swing Flash Mob takes place in cities all around the world: the same choreography, the same song, on the same day: Saturday, September 3rd. As per above, Shelley and I will be teaching a series of classes to prepare. It was a fun, fun, summer project last year – you can see the result here:
ParkMobTO on YouTube
Toronto International WCS Flash Mob Facebook Page
MONTREAL WESTIE FEST – OCTOBER 14-16
We had such a great time dancing with Montreal and Ottawa westies (and some of our American friends who made the drive up) this past weekend in Ottawa, that I’m super jazzed for this weekend event: www.montrealwestiefest.com
Registration is now open and the Early Bird rate is just $135 until July 8th
Featuring levelled workshops, (WSDC) competitions and all-night dancing at the Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire (special MWF group rates available). You’re gonna wanna get in the car for this one! (also easily accessible from Dorval/PET airport and Dorval train station with complimentary shuttle service)
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
Montreal Westie Fest – October 14-16
Check the calendar for more!