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24OCT16 – GroovyBluesy JazzySPOOKY!

It’s Halloweek!  The week before Halloween, and we’re playing dress-up 🙂   Wear any costume you like – preferably something you can dance in!!  I’m taking my inspiration from Twitch: “buried under 400 years of Funk”

We also have Brooke Filsinger joining us to guest/co-deejay a Halloween/Blues/Funk-filled night of dancing, after classes as usual:
6:30-7:15 WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in
7:15-8:00 WCS*Repertoire  – $15 to drop in
8:00-9:00 WCS*Fundamentals – Sorry, no drop-ins (except Fundamentals grads on the “Rinse and Repeat” program).  The next Fundamentals series will be offered November 22-December 27.  Please see for full class descriptions and schedule.
~ 8:45 p.m. We get the Spooky Party Started!!  Facebook Event or see the please see the calendar – and yes, there will be a Soul Train 🙂
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, north of Bloor)

MIDTOWN BLUES JAM WESTIE BOMB – *this* Wednesday, October 26th
Join us at Alleycatz on Wednesday for some fun “West Coast in the Wild” – dancing to live music, may-be have dinner?
Mark Stafford and Ken Yoshioka anchor a weekly Blues jam, and you never know who’s going to take to the stage to jam with them.
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.  with yours truly leading a fun dance lesson between sets – just $5 or free you bring a musical instrument and play with the band.
Facebook Event or see the calendar
Alleycatz is a dance-friendly bar/resto at located at 2409 Yonge Street, a little north of Eglinton.


  • Monday night classes started last week at the Lithuanian House through the Toronto Swing Dance Society – so IT’S NOT TOO LATE to join the Beginner and/or Intermediate class  See or the calendar for more details
  • Classes and social continue Thursday nights with the Dynamic Duo (Nelson Clarke and Kyle Fitzgerald). Please see the calendar or contact (Dana Gudelis) if you have any questions
  • Sundays with Shelley at Rhythm & Motion are ongoing with an Intermediate drop-in lesson 6:00-7:00 p.m. followed by two hours of social dancing until 9:00 p.m. or see the calendar
  • First-Tuesday-of-the-Month FREE Introductory lesson *next* Tuesday, November 1st Facebook Event or see the calendar



  • Monthly West Coast Swing dance in Ancaster – Saturday, November 5th Facebook Event – see the calendar
  • Toronto Swing Dance Society Friday night “all swing” dance – Friday, November 11th – see the calendar
  • Hustle & West Coast Swing Dance Party at Joy of Dance – Saturday, November 12th Facebook Event – see the calendar
  • Waterloo Westies Dance with Kyle Fitzgerald teaching – Saturday, November 12th Facebook Event – see the calendar
  • Annual CAMH Benefit Dance – Tuesday, November 15th Facebook Event – see the calendar
  • Steps Studio Party: two rooms/four dances (WCS/Hustle & Salsa/Bachata) – Saturday, November 19th – see the calendar
  • Canada ROCKS Westie-con – November 17-20 Facebook Event – What’s Westie-con??  Official website
  • Toronto ROCKS C.A.S.H. Bash – November 24-27  Facebook Event – What’s C.A.S.H. Bash??  Official website





CAMH Benefit Dance – November 15th
Westie-Con – November 17-20
Spotlight Dance Celebration – December 30, 2016-January 2, 2017
Swingcouver – January 19-22, 2017 *
I have a reserved table*
Check the
calendar for more!