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22AUG17 – Groovy Tuesday Tonight!


Where?  The new Trillium Park at Ontario Place.  Let’s meet at “The Pavillion” – those pointed roof structures just around the first curve when you enter the park (No.3 on the map)  Best parking would be in the easternmost lot.  Take the TTC to Fort York Blvd. and Fleet Street (it’s about a 10-15 minute walk from there).  Very easy to bike to along the Martin Goodman Trail.

When?  Saturday, September 2nd. Please aim to be there by 1:00 p.m.  We’ll run the routine as soon as get we ourselves organized – and then we’ll run it again to ensure everyone has a chance to dance it through at least once.

What do I wear on my feet?  The site is mostly *grass*, so you might want to experiment by dancing in on your lawn or a nearby park with shoes you think will work. Kidding…not kidding.  Please send video 😊

What if I don’t have a partner?   We’ll run the routine at least twice so that everyone gets a chance to dance.  No guarantees you’ll be on the official video that gets sent to France but we should have several versions to choose from if everyone who is not dancing takes a video. If you really want a video of yourself please invite a friend to be your own personal videographer.

What about afterwards?  Bring a picnic lunch, check out the Active Ontario Festival (free admission and food trucks), or head over to the CNE

Two more rehearsals!! Tuesday nights (August 22nd and August 29th) at the Dovercourt House, 6:30-8:00 p.m.  – also a “preview” performance at Harbourfront on Thursday, August 31st for anyone who’s available: Facebook Event or see the calendar

…and after the big day??  May-be the Toronto Swing Dance Society will allow us to perform at their Open House on Friday, September 8th.  I’m also thinking it would be cool to do it somewhere in Thornbury or Blue Mountain : Teacher Gratitude WCS Dance & Thornbury Getaway – and for sure for sure we’ll do it at my 15-Year Anniversary Party and Open House on Tuesday, September 5th.



  • Weekly West Coast at the West-Way with Lucky Sipin
  • Shelley Saxena is running this Tuesday’s Flash Mob Rehearsal at the Dovercourt House, as well as teaching her Basics+ choreography routine in the 4X4 class – should be fun! – and hosting the weekly dance party (I’ll miss you all ☹)
  • Learn to listen to music like the Pros do this Thursday with the Dynamic Duo, Nelson Clarke and Kyle Fitzgerald
  • Sunday Fun Day classes with Shelley Saxena and social dancing at Rhythm & Motion

Tuesday, September 5th will be a true Open House, with all classes offered for FREE – and I’m offering discounted pricing if you register for any six-week series (September 5-October 10) by Tuesday, September 12.
6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD – regularly $75, on sale for $60
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire – regularly $75, on sale for $60
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals – – regularly $95, on sale for $77

All classes include weekly West Coast Swing dance practice/social from ~8:45 p.m. until midnight. You may pre-register in advance (PayPal or email transfer) or at the door with Amazing Grace (cash or cheque only)

Please let me know if you have any questions. The eclipse has passed 🙂