Ramping up to the Super Blue Moon on Wednesday, it’s BluesyTuesday at the Dovercourt House – 805 Dovercourt Rd., 1st floor.
Ben and Cameo will be Ottawa this weekend, and….
FEBRUARY IS COMING UP FAST!!
- The next First-Tuesday-of-the-Month FREE WCS Lesson is *next* week, February 6th – see the calendar or Facebook Event
- The next series of weekly Tuesday night classes start Tuesday, February 13th (also celebrating Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog) – and continue to March 20th
- The next TurnOut Friday: February 9th – see calendar
- The next Follower’s Styling Secrets workshop: Saturday, February 17th – see calendar
- The next Ancaster WCS Dance: Saturday, February 17th – see calendar
- The next Monthly Hustle & WCS Dance Party at Joy of Dance: Saturday, February 24th – see calendar
- Rose City Swing Murder Mystery! (Portland, Oregon): February 22-26 (with 5-hour Brandi Guild Intensive: The Science and Art of Your Feet. Be still my ❤ ) Facebook Event
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
…a curated list of West Coast Swing events I and/or some of your Toronto WCS pals may be attending this year:
- Swing Over Orlando – March 23-25 http://floridadanceevents.com/swing-over-orlando/
- Michigan Classic – May 31-June 3 Facebook Event
- Wild Wild Westie (Dallas) – July 5-9 www.wildwildwestie.com
- Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships (a.k.a. TOSHC!!) – July 12-15 http://toshc.com/
- SwingTime (formerly ‘Swingtime in the Rockies’ – in Denver) – July 25-30
- Swingtacular: The Galactic Open (San Francisco) – August 2-5 – www.dancegeekproductions.com
- Austin Rocks – September 14-16 www.austinrocksyou.com
- Bridgetown Swing (Portland, OR) – September 27-30 www.portlandswing.org/bts/
- Montreal Westie Fest – October 12-14 www.montrealwestiefest.com
- Florida Westie Fest (St. Petersburgh) – November 2-4 http://floridadanceevents.com/florida-westie-fest/
- The After Party (Orange County/Irvine CA) – November 29-December 2 http://tapwcs.com/
- Upstate Dance Challenge (Saratoga Springs) – December 6-9 www.upstatedancechallenge.com
All are World Swing Dance Council (www.worldsdc.com) registry events. Watch this space, the TOWestCoast Facebook Page, and individual websites and Facebook Pages for updates, calls room-shares, etc. for these events and others. Weekend events are an enriching element of West Coast Swing culture, providing opportunities to train, practice, be inspired, and meet and bond with West Coast Swing dancers from all over the world. New dancers are *always* welcome. At SwingCouver last weekend, for instance, the Newcomer (first-time competitor) Jack & Jill Finals opened the Saturday night show, followed by the All-Stars: a great example of what our community does best.
SAVE THE DATES: May 25-27 for the JulieFest ReDux Weekend!!
Our good pal Mike Topel is coming to celebrate my birthday – and you’re all invited!!!
So are we’ve confirmed:
Friday, May 25th – Dance party at the Dovercourt House (3rd Floor), preceded by WCS class with Mike – and there will be “Jade Cake” 😊
Saturday, May 26th – Afternoon WCS workshops with Mike at Joy of Dance; Monthly WCS & Hustle Party at Joy of Dance with Mike teaching the WCS class
More details to follow!!
SAVE THE DATE! JulieFest ReDux weekend May 25-27, 2018Share