TOWestCoast Blog

31OCT17 – Rock the House!!

‘Party like a Rock Star’ at tonight’s Halloween Party at the Dovercourt House!!

Rock-and-Roll-inspired (or any!) costumes encouraged – and yes, there will be a Soul Train!! 😊

Classes as usual:
6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in, including dance
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire – $15 to drop in, including dance
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals – Beginners – sorry, no drop-ins!  A new five-week series starts November 28th
~8:45 p.m. until midnight – Rock to a mix of (mostly Halloween-themed) R&B, Blues, Pop and Rock

Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd, (west of Ossington, north of Bloor) 

GroovyBluesyJazzy*RockStar* Facebook Event or please see the calendar



  • Monday night WCS classes at the Lithuanian House, through the Toronto Swing Dance Society. Please see the calendar
  • West Coast at the West-Way Monday nights with Lucky Sipin. See the calendar for details.
  • Thursday nights with the Dynamic Duo : Nelson Clarke and Kyle Fitzgerald. See the calendar for details.
  • WCS Sundays with Shelley at Rhythm and Motion or see the calendar




10th ANNUAL BENEFIT DANCE ON BEHALF OF CAMH (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Each year the West Coast Swing community gets together to do what we always do on a Tuesday night – dance – but for a cause.

We do it to raise money on behalf of Canada’s leading hospital in the treatment of mental illness and addiction.
We do it to raise awareness and reduce stigma.

This year I’ve chosen to direct all funds raised to CAMH’s Aboriginal Services program.  If you haven’t already seen the video about the opening the hospital’s Sweat Lodge you can watch it here.

Tuesday, November 14th at the Dovercourt House – 805 Dovercourt Rd.

Facebook Event or please see the calendar

Best way to donate:

You’ll be placed on our VIP list and receive an official tax receipt from CAMH.

Donations will also be accepted at the door with the minimum suggested donation starting at $10.

*RAFFLE TICKETS* will be also on sale – so please remember to bring some cash even if you have donated on line. One (1) ticket $2.00, three (3) for $5.00. and ten (10) for $10.00.

The highlight of the evening is always the JACK & JILL TOURNAMENT – open to all levels, but limited to just 16 Leaders and 16 Followers.  $15 to enter.
Grand Prizes this year include Event Passes to the Michigan Classic, Rose City Swing and Swingtacular: the Galactic Open!!

Still accepting donations of good and services for the raffle table, and a few more volunteers would be much-appreciated – photographers, too!  Please let me know if you’d like to help out or have any questions.

Thank you ALL again for your continued support!



GroovyBluesyJazzy*RockStar* – October 31 – Facebook Event
10th Annual CAMH Benefit Dance – November 14th  Facebook Event
C.A.S.H. Bash – November 23-26
Spotlight New Year’s Eve – Dec.28-Jan 1, 2018
Swingcouver – January 18-21, 2018 Facebook Event
BAMEO in Ottawa – February 2-4, 2018  Details here
Rose City Swing – February 22-25 Facebook Event