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My favourite night of the week…

Tuesdays at the Dovercourt House – we wrap up the current series *this* week:
6:30-7:15 p.m. WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in including dance/social
7:15-8:00 p.m. WCS*Repertoire – $15 to drop in including dance/social
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – It’s graduation night!!!

…. and start *NEW* classes *NEXT* week:

May 16-June 20 – six weeks, six classes in each level
6:30-7:15 p.m. WCS*HD (High Definition) with Shelley Saxena – $95 for all six weeks/classes including weekly dance/social
7:15-8:00 p.m. WCS*Repertoire – $75 for all six weeks/classes including weekly dance/social
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – $75 for all six weeks/classes including weekly dance/social
~8:45 p.m. Join in the last 15 minutes of the Fundamentals class and keep on’ dancing until midnight – just $5 or free with any class. No partner required. Please BYOWB (Bring Your Own Water Bottle) so that we all may dance a little more lightly on the planet)
See the calendar for details and pre-register online here:
At the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, north of Bloor)

Sundays with Shelley at Rhythm and Motion continue, however there will be *NO CLASSES* next Sunday, May 14th in honour of Mother’s Day ❤

Mondays with Lucky Sipin at the West-Way continue. Please see the calendar

…as do Thursdays with the Dynamic Duo: Facebook Page or see the calendar

Live music with the Rebelljo Band this week – “all-swing” dancing (no classes):
Facebook Event or see the calendar
At the Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. West (at Dundas)

MAY ANCASTER WCS DANCE – *this* Saturday, May 13th
Joanna Swanson teaching and deejaying
Facebook Event or see the calendar
At the Marshall Memorial Church, 20 Gilbert Avenue in Ancaster

The Toronto Swing Dance Society hosts five weeks of West Coast Swing classes – two levels (Intermediate dances are encouraged to take both and receive 50% off the second class) – with Michelle Regal
7:30-8:30 p.m. Beginner West Coast Swing
8:30-8:45 p.m. Practice Time
8:45-9:45 p.m. Intermediate West Coast Swing
TSDS Members $40
Non-Members $60
Online registration available:
Facebook Page
At the Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. West (at Dundas)

2:00-4:00 p.m. Learn/Re-learn the Motion Study (64 counts of solo movement choreography)
5:00-7:00 p.m. Application of the moves in West Coast Swing patterns – with a partner
Last Motion Study workshop sold out!  See the calendar for more details and contact Shelley
At Main Fitness, 138 Main Street at Gerard (in The Beach)

JOY OF DANCE – Saturday, May 20th
6:00-7:00 p.m. Hustle lesson with Annie Lebeveda
7:00-8:00 p.m. West Coast Swing lesson with Steven James
8:00-11:00 p.m. Social Dancing!! Mix of WCS and Hustle
Facebook Page or see the calendar
At Joy of Dance, 95 Danforth Avenue (at Broadview)

GRATITUDE DANCE – Saturday, September 9th
Betty Muise is hosting a Saturday night dance party near her home in Thornbury, Ontario. The actual dance will be taking place at The Marsh Centre, a performing arts and community center in Clarksburg:, with breakfast in Betty’s garden the next morning. Facebook Event

The dance and brunch are FREE!  I’m truly humbled to be one of the teacher honourees for this event, and even more so I’m looking forward to getting out of the city to enjoy some of the area activities (hiking and zip-lining have been mentioned, and activity groups are being formed).

You’re encouraged to make your accommodation arrangements as soon as possible.  We have a group rate at Blue Mountain resort, at the Blue Mountain InnBecause the resort expects to sell out that weekend our negotiated group rate of $135 is only available until May 12 – this Friday – and is for a minimum two-night stay.

To reserve your two-night stay and take advantage of this negotiated group rate the discount code is GRP125960
Phone 877-445-0231 or book online here

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sweet Side of Swing Northwest (Vancouver) – June 23-25
Michigan Classic – June 1-4
Toronto Open Swing Hustle Championships (TOSHC) July 13-16
International WCS Flash Mob – Toronto details TBA – September 2
Gratitude Dance & Thornbury Getaway – September 9-10 Facebook Event
Montreal Westie Fest – October 13-15 Facebook Event
10th Annual CAMH Benefit Dance – November 14th