JUN30 – Elements of Style

What do contra-body, shaping, transitions, and contrast all have in common?   Did you miss Part One of Shelley Saxena’s Friday night styling series? It’s not too late to join the next classes(es) on Friday, July 10th
7:00-8:00 p.m. Level 1
8:00-9:00 p.m. Level 2
Diva Diverse Studios – 777 Warden Avenue
www.shelleydance.com or please see the TOWestCoast calendar

RED, WHITE & BLUESY – *TONIGHT*, TUESDAY, JUNE 30th
The last in the current series of classes and a pre-Canada Day celebration of Canadian Blues artists and more.  Don’t forget to wear your red and/or white!
6:30 p.m.  WCS*HD – $18, including dance party
7:15 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire – $15, including dance party
8:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals  – Sorry, no drop-ins although previous Fundamentals students may “Rinse and Repeat” for FREE
~8:45 p.m.  Dancing!!! – $5 or FREE to registered and paying students. “Rinse and Repeaters” also pay $5 – thanks!!!
Dovercourt House – 805 Dovercourt Rd., 2nd Floor
Facebook Event or please see the TOWestCoast calendar

*NEXT* TUESDAY, JULY 7th
It’s the first-Tuesday-of-the-month so, as usual, you should be inviting your friends, family, colleagues – anyone who has ever expressed interest in taking a dance class, or you think would fit in to our community – to the FREE introductory lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m.  Of course they’re welcome to stay for the dancing afterwards *and* because we’re starting our new series of classes next week, they can sign up right away (or the following week) for the July 7-August 18 series of beginner lessons (WCS*Fundamentals): $75 for six classes over seven weeks (July 21st is a JUST DANCE night with dancing only, no classes)
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd., 2nd Floor
Facebook Event or please see the TOWestCoast calendar

FLASH MOB REHEARSALS START!  TUESDAY, JULY 7th
In place of the regular HD and Repertoire classes Shelley and I will be teaching the choreography for the International WCS Flash Mob which is going to take place in locations all over the world on Saturday, September 5th.
Tuesday nights: July 7th until August 18th  (no rehearsal on July 21st)
6:30 p.m. (or as early as you can get there) until 8:00 p.m.
$99 for the series or $20 per class to drop in – register and pay online or at the door with cash or cheque
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd., 2nd Floor
Flashmob Facebook Event

DANCE ON FILM
A couple of fun movie outings are coming up…

  • FRIDAY, JULY 3rd :  Quote-Along Dirty Dancing at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema promises to be a fun interactive night that may include both singing and dancing in the aisles. Check out the Facebook Event or see here for complete details. Advance tickets suggested and you might want to line up early to get the seating you want.
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 8th : Free outdoor screening of Strictly Ballroom as part of ‘TIFF in the Park series’. Details here

HUSTLE & WCS INTENSIVE AT JOY OF DANCE – SEPTEMBER 4-6
Guest instructors Daniel McGee and Jameson Kilburn are coming back to JoD and the full weekend schedule has been announced:
Friday, September 4th
Morning/Afternoon – Private lessons (please contact Mark Read at mark@joyofdance.ca)
7 – 8 p.m. Intermediate West Coast Swing
8 – 9.30 p.m. Jack & Jill competitions
Saturday, September 5th
9 a.m. – noon – Private lessons (please contact Mark Read at mark@joyofdance.ca)
12:00 noon – **International WCS Flash Mob**  (just around the corner from the studio in Riverdale East Park)
1 – 2.30 p.m. HUSTLE Workshop – BASIC FUNDAMENTALS
3 – 4.30 p.m. HUSTLE Workshop- PATTERNS 1
5 – 6.30 p.m. HUSTLE Workshop – PATTERNS 2
8 p.m. – Midnight – Social Party
Sunday, September 6th
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Private lessons (please contact us to book)
1 – 4 p.m. HUSTLE Workshop – 3hr INTENSIVE-PATTERNS 3
Fri/Sat/Sun – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $149 +HST (AFTER Aug 29 $189 +HST)
Sat/Sun – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $129 +HST (AFTER Aug 29 $169 +HST)
Private Lessons – $120 + HST
To register for workshops, please contact Mark Read at mark@joyofdance.ca or phone the studio at 416-406-3262)
Joy of Dance – 95 Danforth Avenue (at Broadview)
Facebook Event

JESSICA COX FOLLOWER INTENSIVE – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th
“Refine Your Role”  West Coast Swing Follower Intensive with WCS Champion Jessica Cox.
2:00 p.m.  Critical Timing is Your Job
3:00 p.m.  The Art of Adjustments
4:00 p.m.  Let’s Move
5:00 p.m.  Current Trends, How to Keep Up!
6:00 p.m. Pizza Party and Social Dancing
Early Bird Pricing: $55
You Can Dance Studios – 4540 Eastgate Parkway, Unit #4, Mississauga, ON
www.ycdstudios.com

VISION DANCE ENCOUNTER – OCTOBER 2-4
Unique West Coast Swing/Brazilian Zouk crossover weekend event brings together superstars from both genres, and features local talent and blind and vision-impaired dancers in a theatrical-style dance production: See Inside Me….
Friday, October 2nd
See Inside Me production
Social dancing 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. in two rooms (WCS and Zouk)
Saturday, October 3rd
Workshops in two rooms (WCS and Zouk)
Jack & Jill competitions (both WCS and Zouk)
VDE Showcase
Social dancing until 4:00 a.m. in two rooms (WCS and Zouk)
Sunday, October 4th
Workshops in two rooms (WCS and Zouk)
“Rising Star” Showcase
Social dancing in two rooms (WCS and Zouk)
More details here: http://www.visiondanceencounter.com/2015-event/program/overview/

Did I mention that Jordan and Tatiana will be here??? And Maxence and Virginie???

MONTREAL WESTIE FEST – OCTOBER 16-18
Montreal’s new “pure” West Coast Swing, World Swing Dance Council (points!) event offering levelled workshops, a wide variety of competitions, and a fun, up-and-coming and talented Pro Staff: Ben and Cameo, “The Whites”, John and Alyssa, and others.
Friday, October 16
Workshops, level auditions, ‘Beginner Bootcamp’
Pro-Am Jack & Jill – various levels
Pro Strictly Swing
Open dancing – until late. (Hotel’s swimming pool is also available to our group)
Saturday, October 17
Levelled Workshops
Pro-Am Strictly Swings – various levels
Strictly Swing Prelims – various levels
Jack & Jill Prelims – various levels
Rising Star
Pro-Am Routines
Pro Show
Invitational Jack & Jill
Lots of social dancing!!
Sunday, October 18
Levelled Workshops
Strictly Swing Finals
Jack & Jill Finals
More social dancing!
http://www.montrealwestiefest.com/

JUST ANNOUNCED: TORONTO ROCKS! CASH BASH – NOVEMBER 26-29
Time to register for the annual Canadian invasion and occupation of the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg, Ohio (just outside of Cleveland – about a five hour drive from Toronto) Joanna Swanson is once again organizing the Toronto Tables and this year you must contact Jo first for a Table Code – then register: http://www.cashdanceclub.org/CASHBash/CASHBash.html
Highlights include:
Thursday night pre-party ( free to ticket holders
Friday night, Butler served Hors D’oeurves
Friday night Theme Party
Saturday morning breakfast buffet
Saturday evening awesome sit down dinner (special dietary needs available)
Sunday morning Breakfast Buffet
Pool and hot tub open all night
All rooms have Refrigerator & microwave
WSDC points event
Hustle Dance Tour points event
WCS and Hustle J&J, Strictly Swing, Strictly Hustle, Rising Star, Pro Am routines, All Star J&J
Lots of Open Dancing till you drop
1:00 pm check out. Later check out available for small fee
Easy access, free parking. Close restaurants
Charity dance with all the pros
Most sociable Pros anywhere
Saturday after dinner ballroom/Country/Latin dancing
Women’s and Men’s clothing and shoe vendors

Oh – and the fact that we’ll all be there 🙂
Facebook Event

(MAGIC) MIKE (TOPEL) RETURNS – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5th
Yep – he’s coming back to Joy of Dance for afternoon workshops, evening dance, possibly a few Private Lesson slots available.  More details TBA.

See you tonight – don’t forget your Red and/or White!!

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