Welcome to the
Swing Toronto (a.k.a. Odd Socks) Homepage! We are friendly and experienced producers of
dance events in Toronto, including
Saturday Night Swing.
Saturday Night Swing every Saturday Night at Dovercourt
House featuring a great line-up of
live swing bands! Plus beginner dance classes before the
NEW YEAR'S EVE SWING & BLUES DOUBLE DECK BALL features the HAPPY PALS SWING QUINTET!!! Come to Toronto's best and most swinging New Years Eve Party! December 31, 8pm to past 4am!
Come to the
Mostly Waltz Friday Night Dance Parties (held once a month with beginner classes before the Party) and Saturday afternoon waltz workshops! All at Dovercourt House.
Come to Friday Night Blues on Yonge which is at The Hive usually on the last Friday of each month! 750 Yonge Street,one block south of Bloor Street. Features a beginner blues dance class followed by a blues dance party with a live blues band! The next one is Friday December 27.
Join the Swing Toronto facebook group.
Join Toronto's Waltz Group on facebook.
New Year's Eve Swing & Blues Double Deck Ball features the Happy Pals Swing Quintet!!!
Beginner Lindy Hop class before the Ball 8pm to 9pm.
Ball 9:10pm to past 4am.
Hot buffet supper, cold buffet, favours, midnight bubbly, and desserts, are all included with admission!
Plenty to eat for omnivores, vegans, and vegetarians.
Come single or as a couple. No need to bring your own dance partners. No prior experience needed.
Mostly swing music til past midnight. More and more blues after midnight. Same music on both floors.
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto.
Subway and parking close by.
Just $40, $45 with the class, $5 off for full-time students.
| Videos: Road trip to Saturday Night Swing in Toronto (made for the Ford
Catchers 1944 (Lindy Hop),
Caitlin & Peter 2005
(Lindy Hop) (Caitlin teaches Lindy Hop at Bees Knees Dance in Toronto),
Jitterbug Lindy Hop finals 2008,
Sharon & Juan 2009 (Lindy Hop),
Emelie & Rebecaa vs. Sharon & Juan 2010 (Lindy Hop),
Gordon Webster swing band with Steven Mitchell (Gordon's band
and Steven Mitchell have both performed at Saturday Night Swing in
Waltz Dance Party
(beginner classes before the party), Monday Night Waltz courses and
Saturday afternoon Waltz Workshops!!
All Swing Toronto and Mostly Waltz venues are
conveniently located on the Bloor subway line, and feature big sprung
wood dance floors in charming high ceilinged dance halls! There is no
need to bring your own dance partners. Beginners and newcomers are
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Dances & Lessons
Saturday Night Live Band Swing at Dovercourt House
every Saturday Night featuring some of the best live swing bands anywhere, excellent beginner
dance lessons, and more! Everyone welcome. Big sprung wood dance
floors, charming dance halls, licensed, no need to bring your own dance
Live Band Dances, special Saturday workshops, weekly
Monday night classes!
|Film clips of Lindy Hop, Charleston and
Music featuring Dean Collins & Jewel McGowan 1939/40 (Lindy Hop),
Catchers 1944 (Lindy Hop), Caitlin & Peter 2005
Midori 2004 (Peabody & Charleston),
Brother Swing with Natalie & Yuval 2004 (Lindy Hop),
Chocolate featuring Whitey's Lindy Hoppers and Duke Ellington 1941 (Lindy
Drive 2001 (Lindy Hop scene at the start of the movie),
Hellzapoppin' 1942 featuring Whitey's Lindy
Hoppers (Lindy Hop),
Groovie Movie 1943/1944 (Lindy Hop),
Rip It Up
1956 (Lindy Hop),
music video 2006 (Lindy Hop),
Savoy Ballroom Tribute put together 2006 (slow to load),
Jitterbug Lindy Hop finals 2008,
& Yuval 2006 (Lindy Hop),
Natalie & Yuval Clowns Routine 2006 (Lindy Hop),
Why I Dance (and why
you should too)
For more film and video footage of Lindy Hop and related dances
from 1914 to the present see Lindy Hop Film and Video Footage at the Dance Links page. (Click on
the Dance Links button to your left.)
footage of Waltz see the Waltz page. Here is some additional footage: Social dancing at Gaskells Balls in
Oakland, California -
Waltz (October 2005),
Waltz (December 2006);
Dance Irregulars Ball in 2003 in Pasdena, California.