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JUN15 – Is it Tuesday, yet?

I’m baaack!  Classes resume this week at the Dovercourt House:

6:15 p.m. WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in (including dance party)
7:15 p.m. WCS*Repertoire – $15 to drop in (including dance party)
8:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – Sorry, no drop-ins
~8:45 p.m. Weekly dance party/social only $5 (or free for students of any level)

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

Upcoming Tuesday nights at the Dovercourt House:

Red, White and Bluesy – Tuesday, June 30
A night-before-Canada-Day celebration of CanCon and home-grown blues. Wear your Red & White!
Facebook Event

FREE Introductory Lesson – Tuesday, July 7th
First-Tuesday-of-the-month introductory lesson – no strings attached – but this will also be the first in new WCS*Fundamentals series that will run from July 7th until August 18th, so a great time to take the free class and join right way!

NEW classes starting!  July 7th– August 18th
Learn the International WCS Flash Mob choreography in a special class series combining some of the technical instruction of HD (with Shelley Saxena) with a unique opportunity to learn and drill new material with the possibility of performing on Saturday, September 5th
6:30-8:00 p.m. : Flash Mob Choreography Class – $99
8:00-9:00 p.m. : WCS*Fundamentals – $75

(Both series run for 7/seven weeks, 6/six classes; July 21st will be a JUST DANCE)

~8:45-midnight : Social dancing as usual

Flash Mob Facebook Event

The first of two Friday night workshops being offered at Diva Diverse studios – and don’t forget WCS Sundays at Rhythm & Motion!

Friday night at Steps Studio and Saturday at Joy of Dance (with Shelley Saxena teaching a KICK-ass West Coast Swing lesson!)
Please check the calendar for details.

7 months out: January 2016
ASDC (Austin Swing Dance Championships) in the “Live Music Capital of the World” – now with direct service on Air Canada. The culmination of the AANCE tour, and a really fun, well-run event with a heart-felt welcome as big as Texas.
January 15-17, 2016

Swingcouver  West Coast on the West Coast, downtown Vancouver in Beautiful British Colombia. Laid-back and guaranteed laughter with your dancing. I’ll be getting a table again this year so let me know if you’re interested.
Swingcouver 2015 Highlight Reel – check it out!!

6 months out: December/January
Mike Topel Tour Toronto Stop – Finalizing the details for afternoon workshops and Saturday night dance (likely at Joy of Dance again) on Saturday, December 5th

Spotlight Dance Celebration (New Year’s Eve) is the “other” Michigan/Doug Rousar event, all dressed up for the holidays and with some unique party tricks (the Jack & Jill Pro Classic is *crazy*)
December 31, 2015 – January 3,

5 months out: November
CASH Bash a.k.a. “Cleveland” has become one of the most popular for Toronto dancers. It’s within a comfortable driving distance (~five hours); is club-run, not-for-profit (i.e. well-priced); and we completely take over the hotel during the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-29, 2015

4 months out: October
Vision Dance Encounter – West Coast Swing *royalty* Jordan and Tatiana (as well as Maxence & Virginie and top Zouk inStructors) are coming *here* for a crossover West Coast/Brazilan Zouk weekend in support of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. This year taking place at the CNIB facility.
October 2-4 :

Montreal Westie Fest – Montreal’s re-vamped “pure” West Coast Swing event taking place near Dorval airport/train station with an exciting line up of young WCS Champions: Ben & Cameo, Stephen & Sonja, John & Alyssa…
October 16-18

3 months out: September
International WCS Flash Mob – Saturday, September 5th at Riverside East Park – and in cities and countries on the same day all over the world. Classes to learn the chorography start Tuesday nights, July 7th at the Dovercourt House.  Facebook Event

Bridgetown Swing – hosted by the Portland Swing Dance Club with a long and impressive list of professional instructors. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining me!
September 24-27

2 months out: August
– the Galactic Open:  Ben McHenry’s cool and innovative event moves to San Francisco Bay this year. Dance Geeks welcome!
August 7-9

Next month: July
Florida Dance Magic
– in Jupiter, Florida.
July 16-20

*This* month: June
Liberty Swing Dance Championships – John Lindo’s fab star-studded event in New Brunswick, New Jersey
June 25-28
Canada ROCKS! Liberty Facebook Page