DEC29 – Thanks for a great 2015!

As I sit down to write this last newsletter of 2015 I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being a part of such an amazing year.

Starting with last year’s Spotlight Dance Celebration with the  ‘Turbulence’ team of talented dancers (and the enormously gifted Sarah Skinner) who were so game and so much fun to work with 🙂 YouTube Video

Canada ROCKED! the Chicago Classic in March with VIP seating, a Deep Dish Pizza Party, the “shower cram” and Toronto West Coast Swing dancers competing in nearly every division.  (Join us again this year, March 13-15 2016 Facebook Event)

Our good pal Mike Topel dropped by Joy of Dance in April, as part of two Western New York/Ontario tours this year (he was back again in December) – and Toronto got in the car for the fabulous Michigan Classic at the end of May.

We celebrated 14 years of weekly West Coast Swing classes with our first ever “Jukebox Party” at the end of August featuring a throwback playlist celebrating the wide variety of music that inspires us as West Coast Swing dancers.  (We’re reprising the format **tonight** Facebook Event)

It was a gorgeous Saturday in September when 50 Toronto West Coast dancers participated in the International Flash Mob project (West Coast Swing dancers performing the same choreography on the same day all over the world) with our own “ParkMob”  performance: YouTube Video

October was especially exciting, with Jordan and Tatiana here for Vision Dance Encounter, the newly branded Montreal Westie Fest, and Halloween at the Dovercourt House was celebrated enthusiastically with a Masquerade Ball/Pirate Invasion.

Our Annual Benefit Dance in support of CAMH in November successfully generated ~$4000 on behalf of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – thank you all again for your generous support.

Also in November was our annual pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio for the Cleveland Akron Swing and Hustle (CASH) Bash. So much fun!!

Which brings us, almost, to the end of another year.  See you **tonight** and looking SO forward to an awesome 2016!!!

Julie

P.S. Please see the West Coast Swing Event Calendar for a more fun West Coast Swing events and upcoming class schedules

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