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19DEC17 – On your marks, get set…

Bake! Or just come to dance and enjoy the home-made baked goods tonight, December 19th at the Dovercourt House.

GroovyBluesyJazzyFestive Facebook Event or please see the calendar

Classes will run as usual tonight *and next week/December 26th* as usual:

6:30-7:15 p.m. WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in including dancing later

7:15-8:00 p.m. WCS*Repertoire – $15 to drop in including dancing later

8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – second-to-last class in the current series*

~8:45 p.m. join in the last of the Fundamentals class and stay to social dance until midnight – just $5

*NEW CLASSES start Tuesday, January 2nd  See for full details

Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, north of Bloor)


The Dynamic Duo are Back Thursday, January 4th with two classes and an hour of guided practice every week. Please see the calendar.

Sunday Fundays resume January 7th with three levels of instruction, plus two hours of social dance.
Please see the calendar or

West Coast at the West-Way Monday nights with Lucky Sipin start up again January 8th.
Please see the calendar.

Lucky will also be hosting the next TurnOut Friday on January 26th Facebook Event


FOOTNOTE: COMP-rehension
I referenced “Bookends” last week as a style of Strictly Swing competition, when partners of the same sex dance together.  My first introduction to Bookends competitions was at Swingin’ New England, which – at the time – took place in Cape Cod, in a resort hotel before it closed down for the season in November.  Couples or teams “competed” in wildly entertaining – sometimes shocking – showpieces of anything-goes dancing.  Spotlight New Years Eve also has a Bookends competition and Toronto women have participated memorably:


Turbulence 2014-2015

Wrecks’ N Effect 2016-2017


You’ll see people you know in the first video (above). Not so much the second one – lol!


Can’t wait to see what happens this year 😃


Gotta get baking…..



Spotlight New Year’s Eve – Dec.28-Jan 1, 2018
Swingcouver – January 18-21, 2018 Facebook Event
BAMEO in Ottawa – February 2-4, 2018  Details here
Rose City Swing – February 22-25 Facebook Event

SAVE THE DATE! JulieFest ReDux weekend May 25-27, 2018