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28MAR16 – Step into the Blues…and more

Dance to a Blues-heavy playlist this week, mixed with (brand new!) contemporary dance music, and may-be some Michael Jackson 😉

Classes wrap in all levels; we start new series *next* week, April 5th:

6:30-7:15 p.m. WCS*HD – High Definition classes with Shelley Saxena April 5-May 10 – 6 weeks/6 classes $95
7:15-8:00 p.m. WCS*Repertoire – Leadable social WCS patterns April 5-May 10 – 6 weeks/6 classes $75
(Repertoire and HD at the same time : $140)
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – Basic patterns and technique to get you on the WCS dance floor April 5-May 10 – 6 weeks/6 classes $75

Online registration available now.  April 5th is also our first-Tuesday-of-the-month FREE introductory class!!
Facebook Event or please see the calendar for more details

Tuesday nights at the Dovercourt House – 805 Dovercourt Rd. (just west of Ossington, north of Bloor)

NEW BASICS+ CLASSES AT RHYTHM & MOTION – APRIL 3-MAY 6
5:00-6:00 p.m. Kicking off a new 6-week Basics+ series Sunday nights with Shelley Saxena
6:00-7:00 p.m. Intermediate WCS drop-ins continue
7:00-9:00 p.m. WCS social dancing for all levels
Sunday nights at Rhythm & Motion Studio – 3352 Dundas St. West (at Runneymede)
www.shelleydance.com or please see the calendar

SWINGIN’ MONTREAL – APRIL 15-17
Getting so excited for this weekend of workshops with PJ Turner & Tashina Beckman, Marc Davidson & Sylvie Raymond, Maria Ford & Todd Coulthard, David & Gwen Ford, and our own Nelson Clarke!  It takes place in a cool studio in the heart of downtown Montreal. Full weekend passes are still available until April 8th for $135. See schedule here.
Payment/questions to Melissa Breton m.breton@westiepassion.com 514-238-4092
Facebook Page or please see the calendar

HUSTLE & WCS PARTY AT JOY OF DANCE – SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Classes in Hustle and West Coast Swing followed by social dancing to cross-over WCS/Hustle music
Saturday night at Joy of Dance, 95 Danforth Avenue at Broadview – up, up, upstairs 🙂

ROBERT ROYSTON IN ANCASTER – APRIL 23-24
Many-times champion Robert Royston probably has more titles and accomplishments than any other West Coast Swing Pro still active on the circuit. His true genius, IMHO, is how he can improvise to music, and communicate his on-the-fly – incredibly entertaining – choreographic choices to his partner. He’s also a fun teacher – here in Ancaster again for two days.
Please see the calendar for more details and contact Elaine to register and for any questions you may have: Elaines.eyephone@gmail.com
Saturday and Sunday (Saturday dance, too) at the Marshal Memorial Church 20 Gilbert Avenue in Ancaster, outside Hamilton.

MICHIGAN CLASSIC – JUNE 3-4
Long, LONG list of Pros, fun and unique competitions – WSDC, AANCE yada yada yada. You definitely don’t want to miss this one!  US$119 Early Bird
To sit at the Toronto Tables you need to register online at www.michiganclassic.com, then email or PM Joanna Swanson: gonnadanceanyways@yahoo.ca
Toronto ROCKS! The Michigan Classic Facebook Page or please see the calendar 

OTTAWA PRO WEEKEND – JUNE 17-19
As if we need a reason to visit our Nation’s capital in summer, Ken Lemoire is bringing Hugo Miguez and Kay  – uber-talented young dancers from Florida – for fun weekend of workshops and dancing. Just C$99 until the end of April. See http://www.ottawaprowcsweekend.com/ for full details and/or follow updates on the Facebook Event Page.

SWEET SIDE OF SWING NORTHWEST (VANCOUVER) – JUNE 24-26
….and as if we need a reason to visit the West Coast for some West Coast – in Vancouver, in Beautiful British Colombia.  This well-established franchise (based on focused styling workshops and the “conversation” of the dance) features four Champion female Pros:  Brandi Tobias, Jennifer DeLuca, Taletha Joudzdani, and Tessa Cunningham-Munroe. Small class sizes ensure a unique learning experience, with nightly dancing to top deejays all taking place under one roof, with all-suite accommodations at the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel.
I still have a handful of  *discounted* passes available specifically for “dancers from away” Facebook Page – or please contact me for details.
www.sweetsideofswing.com and/or follow Amy’s fun posts on the official Facebook Event Page

TORONTO OPEN SWING & HUSTLE CHAMPIONSHIPS – JULY 14-17
No “visiting” required! – although many Torontonians will enjoy the convenience of staying in the host hotel – the Sheraton Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, group rate C$119 for up to four people sharing – to participate fully in the workshops, competitions, and late, late, LATE night dancing.  The action kicks off on Thursday night, with another Robert Royston Intensive (separate registration). Preliminary schedule here – full website and registration www.toshc.com

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I’ve missed something.  See you tomorrow night!!

Julie

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