27SEP16 – Falling for WCS

Fall is here, with a full and fun schedule of West Coast Swing events both locally and out-of-town.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AT DOVERCOURT HOUSE
Classes continue this week on the 1st Floor, followed by social dancing.
6:30-7:15 p.m. – WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena $18 to drop in
7:15-8:00 p.m. – WCS*Repertoire $15 to drop in
8:00-9:00 p.m. – WCS*Fundamentals – Sorry, no drop-ins (except for “Rinse and Repeaters)
~8:45 p.m. until midnight – Social dancing, all levels, FREE with any class or just $5 at the door
805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, just north of Bloor)

*This week* Last-Tuesday-of-the-month BluesyTuesday – with a Blues-heavy playlist
*Next week* First-Tuesday-of-the-month (October 4th)  FREE Introductory lesson at 8:00 p.m.  Facebook Event or see the calendar

“NUIT BLANCHE” HUSTLE & WCS DANCE PARTY AT JOY OF DANCE – *THIS* SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st
Celebrate “Nuit Blanche” by wearing white this Saturday night!  You can do the lessons, dance – even take a nap – and still go out to check out the all-night art party that takes place all over the city until dawn. (In fact the hours of 4:00 a.m. until dawn are probably the best/least-crowded time to see things)
6:00-7:00 p.m.  Intermediate Hustle Lesson with Steven James
7:00-8:00 p.m.  Intermediate WCS Lesson with Julie Epplett
8:00-11:00 p.m.  Social dancing to a mix of WCS/Hustle (mostly crossover) music
Facebook Event or please see the calendar

DYNAMIC DUO THURSDAY NIGHTS – ONGOING
8:00-9:00 p.m.   Building Your Foundation
9:00-10:00 p.m. Improving Your Foundation
10:00 p.m. – midnight  Social dancing!
Wi Xing Martial Arts Studio – 374 Dupont St., 2nd Floor
Please see the calendar or contact twistedsisterdance@gmail.com for more details

THURSDAY NIGHT BEGINNER CLASSES STARTING SEPTEMBER 29
10 weeks with Michelle Regal hosted by the University of Toronto Dance Club
$40 for students (ID required); $80 for non-students
Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue) Theatre studio lower level *Security buzzes you in
Facebook Event or see the calendar

SUNDAYS WITH SHELLEY AT R&M – ONGOING
6:00-7:00 p.m. Intermediate WCS drop-in class $18 including social
7:00-9:00 p.m. Social dancing – all levels! $5 (or free with lesson
Rhythm & Motion Studio – 3352 Dundas St. West, at Runnymede
www.shelleydance.com or see the calendar

SHELLEY SAXENA IN WATERLOO – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th
Afternoon workshops and Saturday night dance!
3:00-4:00 p.m.  Move Like a Champion; improving overall quality of movement
4:00-5:00 p.m.  Shape of your Dance; how to add shape, contrast and flow to your WCS
Each workshop $25 – $35 for both
Lessons before the dance (also with Shelley):
8:00-8:30 p.m.  Intermediate WCS Lesson
8:30-9:00 p.m.  Beginner WCS Lesson
9:00 p.m. until midnight  Social Dancing
Members $9 – Non-members $11
Hep Cats Studio in Waterloo – 42 Erb St. East
Facebook Event or please see the calendar

MONTREAL WESTIE FEST – OCTOBER 14-16
Featuring levelled workshops with Ben McHenry and Cameo Cross (BAMEO), PJ Turner and Tashina Beckman, Sonya and Stephen White, our own Nelson Clarke and others; World Swing Dance Council (WSDC/points) Jack & Jills; more comps and late night dancing.  www.montrealwestiefest.com  Facebook Event Toronto ROCKS Montreal Westie Fest Facebook Page

WCS MONDAY NIGHT CLASSES FOR TSDS – OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 14
I’m teaching on behalf of the Toronto Swing Dance society:
7:30-8:30 p.m. Beginner WCS
8:45-9:45 p.m. Intermediate WCS
For more information and to pre-register online: http://torontoswingdancesociety.ca/monday-classes/
Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. West (at Dundas)

WCS CLASSES IN OAKVILLE – SATURDAY AFTERNOONS OCTOBER 22-NOVEMBER 12
Four week Intermediate series 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Come Dancing! studio 609 Ford Avenue
For more information and to register: info@comedancing.ca

CAMH BENEFIT DANCE – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th
6:30-9:00 p.m.  Regularly-scheduled West Coast Swing lessons
9:00 p.m.             Social dancing begins – buy your Raffle Tickets!
Suggested minimum donation at the door $10 – or – make a tax-deductible donation in advance online to secure your place on the VGD (Very Generous Dancer) list and get in for free: www.supportcamh.ca/towestcoast
~10:00 p.m.        Fun Jack & Jill Tournament with fabulous Grand Prizes!! (limited to 16 Leaders/16 Followers) – $10 entry fee
Followed by more dancing and Raffle Prize draws.
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, north of Bloor)
Facebook Event or please see the calendar

FOOTNOTE – SMELLY PSAs
Personally, I have no sense of smell. Some would say that’s a blessing – especially considering the posts I’ve seen lately urging people to change (and wash) sweaty clothing and not wear heavy perfumes when coming out to dance, in respect to those with sensitivities/allergies.  Just want to say that I approve those messages.  Thanks for your consideration.

 

Julie

Montreal Westie Fest – October 14-16
CAMH Benefit Dance – November 15th
Westie-Con – November 17-20
Spotlight Dance Celebration – December 30, 2016-January 2, 2017
Check the calendar for more!
www.TOWestCoast.com

 

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