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30SEP16 – Back to Back Blues

BluesyTuesday – *TONIGHT* Tuesday, August 30th
Last-Tuesday-of-the-month homage to West Coast Swinging to the Blues featuring a Blues-heavy playlist including this week’s Song of the Week: Woman in Blue by Rita Chiarelli.
New WCS*HD and WCS*Fundamentals classes continue (both series started last
week and will continue until October 4th) – NO TOO LATE TO JOIN!!
6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD  with Shelley Saxena – $95 for the remaining five classes or $18 to drop-in
7:15-8:00 p.m.  Flash Mob Rehearsal – $5 (includes social)
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals – Last chance to join the current series! $75 for the remaining five classes
~8:45 p.m.  Join our newest WCS dancers as they drill this week’s lesson, and continue dancing until midnight – $5 (or FREE with any class)
The Dovercourt House is located at 805 Dovercourt Road, west of Ossington, north of Bloor
See for more information

Midtown Blues Jam “Westie Bomb” – Wednesday, August 31st
Mark Stafford and Ken Yoshioka anchor a weekly Blues jam, welcoming singers and musicians to the stage to, well, jam with them. I’ve been welcomed back to offer a short WCS lesson between sets.  Had a good turnout and a ton of fun and when we did this a few weeks ago.
~7:00 p.m.  Music starts, and yes! you can dance! West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing and Blues
~7:45-8:30 p.m. Lesson Time
~8:30-10:00 p.m.  More music – and more dancing!!
Just $5 or FREE to musicians who bring their instruments and take to the stage. Good food and drinks available.
Alleycatz is located at 2409 Yonge Street, north of Eglington – see website
Facebook Event – or please see the calendar

It’s SHOWTIME! – *THIS* Saturday, September 3rd
We’re Flash Mobbing Nathan Phillips Square – twice! – on the same day West Coast Swing communities all over the world will be performing the same choreography to the same song.
Still need to confirm two volunteers to videotape the performance from the 43rd Floor to of the Sheraton Centre (I need to give your names to the hotel so you can get key access to the Club Lounge).

We have one more rehearsal that the Dovercourt House TONIGHT (7:15-8:00 p.m.).
Saturday’s schedule looks like this:
From 10:00 a.m.  Meet at the Marriott Eaton Centre 525 Bay Street – see website
~11:30 a.m.  We make our way to the Square
12:00 noon  We perform – move to a new location – perform again  (Should we wear Blue and White?)
~12:30 p.m.  Anyone who wants to join us a for a celebratory drink and/or lunch come back to the Marriott
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Facebook Event – or see the calendar

*NEXT* Tuesday – September 2nd
First-Tuesday-of-the-Month FREE Introductory lesson at 8:00 p.m. with Shelley Saxena Facebook Event Share! Invite your friends, family, co-workers…
WCS*HD and WCS*Fundamentals classes continue
WCS*Repertoire classes are back!!  On a drop in basis only: $15/class which includes the social dancing starting ~8:45 p.m. until midnight or see the calendar

**We’re moving to the First Floor of the Dovercourt House in September, so if you’re inviting friends be sure to let them know – and please encourage them to BYOWB (“Bring Your Own Water Bottle”)**



03           Flash Mob at Nathan Phillips Square (spectators and photographers/videographers welcome) Facebook Event

03           Waterloo Westies Dance with Kyle Fitzgerald

06           First-Tuesday-of-the-Month *FREE* Introductory WCS lesson Facebook Event; Repertoire classes resume on a Drop-in basis

09           Toronto Swing Dance Society’s Open House

10           Hustle & West Coast Swing Party at Joy of Dance Facebook Event

11           *FREE* Open House at Rhythm & Motion (WCS lesson with Shelley Saxena)

13           JUST DANCE at the Dovercourt House (NO CLASSES)  Social dancing as usual $5 or FREE for registered HD and Fundamentals students

15           The Dynamic Duo (Nelson Clarke and Kyle Fitzgerald) move their classes to a new location, new time – plus a Social

17-18     Hustle and WCS Intensive with Daniel McGee and Jameson Kilburn at Joy of Dance Facebook Event

18           Shelley Saxena’s Fall Beginner Series starts at Rhythm & Motion

24           “Three’s Company” Team Rehearsals start 10:30-noon at the Dovercourt House (Please message me if you want additional info)

24           Ancaster Dance – See the calendar

30           BluesyTuesday at the Dovercourt House

As always, please check the West Coast Swing calendar for more details and let me know if you have any questions.


International West Coast Swing Flash Mob – September 3rd
Montreal Westie Fest – October 14-16
Westie-Con – November 17-20
Spotlight Dance Celebration – December 30, 2016-January 2, 2017
Check the calendar for more!