TOWestCoast Blog

28JUN16 – Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues (in a good way!)

It’s BluesyTuesday tonight at the Dovercourt House!
Classes wrap in all three series, followed by dancing from ~8:45 p.m. to a Blues-heavy playlist.
The Dovercourt House is located at 805 Dovercourt Rd. (West of Ossington, north of Bloor)
Check out the TOWestCoast calendar or the Facebook Event page for full details.

*Next* week – we offer our usual First-Tuesday-of-the-Month FREE lesson (which serves at the first class in the next WCS*Fundamentals series) *and* start our International Flash Mob Prep series.  Both run for six weeks/six classes: July 5-August 9
6:30-8:00 p.m.  (1 ½ hours) Flash Mob group class with Shelley Saxena – $99 including dance practice starting at 8:45 p.m.
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals (“Rinse & Repeat” for returning students) – $75 including dance practice starting at 8:45 p.m.
Free Lesson Facebook Event – please share
Flash Mob Event Page – please join for updates!!  You can pre-register online here

The Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships (TOSHC) – June 14-17
Kicking off Thursday night with Robert Royston’s 3-hour Intensive (details here) – or FREE WCS/Hustle classes followed by welcome dance with Arjay Centano dejaying. Workshops in West Coast Swing and Hustle start on Friday afternoon and continue throughout the weekend. Lots of fun competitions to participate in, or just watch and cheer on your friends. Spectator and day passes available. Registration Options
Shelley’s WCS Sunday moves from Rhythm and Motion to the TOSHC ballroom: Intermediate lesson as usual, followed by social dancing
Preliminary Schedule
It all takes place at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre. We’ve filled our pre-arranged block of rooms. The overflow hotel is the nearby Marriott Hotel Info

Saturdays in July!
July 2nd – July Ancaster WCS Dance Facebook Event
July 9th – Waterloo Westies July West Coast Swing Dance Facebook Event
July 23rd – Hustle & West Coast Swing Dance Party at Joy of Dance Facebook Event
Check out the July TOWestCoast Calendar

Sundays in July!
There will be NO CLASSES/NO DANCE on Sunday, July 3rd – Happy Canada Day!!
Shelley is back at Rhythm and Motion as usual on July 10th
WSC Sunday moves to the TOSHC ballroom on July 17th (FREE with your TOSHC wristband, $20 to drop in)
See for details

ANCASTER DANCE CAMP – July 29-August 2nd
Only one (1) Follower Pass and 11 Leader Passes
remain available for this unique 5-day Technique Intensive Dance Camp with Matt Auclair, Debbie Figueroa and Cameo Cross. Unparalleled personal coaching and instruction including quality of movement and musicality components and a focus on leading and following spins and turns Facebook Event

Registration is now open – Early Bird Pricing (until July 8th!!): $135
“Bameo” (Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross), PJ Turner & Tashina Beckman, Sabrina Paxman-Stewart & Paul Stewart
WSDC Jack & Jill comps, Strictly Swings, Pro-Ams
Workshops, late night dancing – and Poutine!
Joanna will be putting together Toronto ROCKS! MWF tables – so plan to GET IN THE CAR!
See you TONIGHT!!


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!