TOWestCoast Blog

JUN08 – So. Much. Dance.

JUST DANCE – THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd
NO CLASSES this week at the Dovercourt House. Shelley Saxena will be hosting the regular Tuesday night dance party:
9:00 p.m. until midnight
$5.00 or free to registered students
Classes resume *next* Tuesday, June 16th – officially week #5 of the current series.

The Dovercourt House is located at 805 Dovercourt Rd., east of Ossington and north of Bloor

SHELLEY’S FRIDAY NIGHT STYLING SERIES: JUNE 19th and JULY 10th
Level 1)  7:00-800 p.m. : The groundwork to great styling. Begin to add variety and shape to your West Coast Swing
Level 2) 8:00-9:00 p.m.: Taking it to the next level. More shapes, contrast, level change, and musical  interpretation. (Level 2 student should have a strong understanding of the Basics and connection; minimum two years WCS experience, or instructor approval)
$30 per series (both Fridays, one level)
Drop in price $18 for any one individual class.
At Diva Diverse studio www.shelleydance.com. Check out the calendar

ELAINE’S ANCASTER DANCE – SATURDAY, JUNE 20th
Joanna Swanson teaching and deejaying
7:00 p.m. Beginner WCS Lesson
7:45 p.m. Intermediate WCS Lesson
8:30 p.m.-midnight – Dancing!!
Facebook Event or check out the calendar

HUSTLE/WCS SOCIAL AT STEPS STUDIO – FRIDAY, JUNE 26th
7:00-8:00 p.m. Hustle Lesson
8:00-10:00 p.m. Practice
See the calendar for more details

HUSTLE & WCS MONTHLY PARTY AT JOY OF DANCE – JUNE 27th
6:00-7:00 p.m. – Intermediate HUSTLE w/Steven James
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Intermediate WEST COAST SWING with GUEST TEACHER Shelley Saxena
8:00-11:00 p.m.  Social Dance (Hustle & WCS tunes)
No partner required!
$15 per person – 1 class + Social
$20 per person – Both classes + Social
$5 per person – Social Only
Joy of Dance is located at 95 Danforth Avenue, near the corner of Broadview, upstairs
Facebook Event

RED, WHITE & BLUESY – JUNE 30th
Last Tuesday of the month and the night before Canada Day, what could be more fitting that dressing in red and white and getting down to some home-grown Blues (and more)?
Facebook Event

This is the last night in the current series of classes so if you know anyone who might want to *start* new classes – let them know they can come to the FREE class and then decide so sign up for a seven-week series the *following* week: July 7th (Or not. They’re still welcome to come to the FREE lesson and hang out with us afterwards J )

INTERNATIONAL FLASH MOB REHEARSALS START TUESDAY, JULY 7th
Shelley and I have decided to combine forces – and classes – to offer weekly instruction and coaching on Tuesday nights in July and August during the usual HD and Repertoire time slots: 6:30-8:00 p.m. – leading up to the International Flash Mob on Saturday, September 5th.
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There will be six rehearsals over seven weeks (an hour and a half each night) for $99.00
If you can’t make it there for the 6:30 p.m. start, don’t worry; there will be tons of repetition. Our goal is to ensure plenty of time for as many people as possible to learn the choreography, memorize it inside-and-out, and *look good* doing it. Yes – there will be an opportunity to improve technique (as in an HD class) while taking part in this fun project.

You won’t need a partner at first but if you plan to do the Flash Mob on September 5th, eventually you’ll need one. The choreography isn’t crazy hard, but it is choreography – meaning it bends the rules West Coast Swing – a lot – and there’s a lot of it!  We’ll all benefit from getting in tons of practice before the big day.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

LOOKING AHEAD TO OCTOBER….
Two amazing events, one here in Toronto and one in Montreal, with Thanksgiving in between (and so much to be thankful for!!!)

Vision Dance Encounter is back, October 2-4 with its unique blend of West Coast Swing and Brazilian Zouk, bringing to Toronto superstar professionals in both genres including Maxence & Virginie from France, and the reigning King and Queen of West Coast Swing: Jordan & Tatiana!!!  Check out the Program Overview

Montreal Westie Fest (formerly Montreal Dance Fest) has a new event director and a new “pure” West Coast Swing focus. Taking place at the Holiday Inn Pointe Claire, near Dorval October 16-18 with a staff of young and buzz-worthy champions: Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross, John Kirkconnell & Alyssa Glanville, and Stephen & Sonya White.
http://www.montrealwestiefest.com/

 

Julie

 

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