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28NOV17 – BluesyTuesday and NEW classes

*New* classes this week in all levels!
Tuesday nights, November 28th-December 26th
(yes, we *are* dancing Boxing Day)
Five (5) weeks/five (5) classes – special pricing in effect:

6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals
~8:45 p.m.  Join our newest dancers for 15 minutes of drilling/practice before dancing until midnight to a mix of Top 40, R&B, and BLUES! – Just $5 or FREE for paying students

BluesyTuesday Facebook Event

Dovercourt House – 805 Dovercourt Rd., west of Ossington, north of Bloor

Also this week:

  • West Coast at the West-Way, Monday night with Lucky Sipin.  Please see the calendar
  • The Dynamic Duo are back – this Thursday. Please see the calender
  • West Coast Swing Sundays with Shelley Saxena resume at Rhythm & Motion
  • Direct from the US Open! Kyle and Nicole in Waterloo this Saturday, December 2nd Facebook Event

Coming up in December:


FOOTNOTE: COMP-rehension
It occurred to me that when we held our Jack & Jill Tournament a couple of weeks ago, as part of the CAMH Benefit Dance, not everyone would have been familiar with the format.

The whole idea of a West Coast Swing tournament came from the fertile (and sometimes twisted – in a good way) mind of Douglas Rousar.  Doug combined the randomness of a Jack & Jill – where you neither choose the music, nor your partner (in fact, you may never have danced with the person before), with a bracketed “sudden death” tournament.  Couples dance, two at a time, and after each round one couple advances to the next round while the other is eliminated from the competition.  Judges are placed in chairs and make their decision by lifting different coloured flags (we used purple and white bandanas) so the audience sees each judge’s call.  Majority rules, and often one flag/vote makes all the difference.

Doug currently travels across North America and Europe as referee and face of the Swing Sixteen Tour at select events, culminating in a Tour Final – with winners from those events competing in a Swing Sixteen Final. Check out the links below; you might see some dancers you know!!!

The top couples battling it out at Florida Westie Fest Florida Westie Fest 2017 Swing 16 Final

…and last year’s Tour Final:

Swing Sixteen 2016 Tournament Final


See you tonight!!