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Saturday Night Swing (every Saturday Night!)

Please see our new Schedule at the new website at swingtoronto.com for upcoming Saturday Night Swing dance parties and beginner classes, and special workshops and events.

DATE LESSONS DANCE PARTY VENUE COST

Saturday April 19

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

Beginner classes before the Party 7pm to 9m:
Charleston 7pm
Lindy Hop 8pm

Saturday Night Swing Easter Party features the Melissa Lauren Swing Band!

Easter Eggs might be found. Wearing Easter colours, Easter themed attire, and/or dressing up is encouraged.

Theme: Easter and Easter Parade

9:10pm to 1am

Dovercourt House Party $13, $15 with one class, $18 with both, $3 off for full-time students

Saturday April 26

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

Beginner classes before the Party 7pm to 9m:
Charleston 7pm
Lindy Hop 8pm
Teachers: Shawn & Bron of Perth, Australia, Swing Dance Academy!

Saturday Night Swing features Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats!

9:10pm to 1am

Dovercourt House, 1st floor

Party $13, $15 with one class, $18 with both, $3 off for full-time students

Saturday May 3

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

Beginner classes before the Party 7pm to 9m:
Charleston 7pm
Lindy Hop 8pm

Teachers: Phil & Jasper of Bees Knees!

Saturday Night Swing Big Band Night! Features the swinging 18 member Toronto Jazz Orchestra!
Guest vocalist: Sophia Perlman!

And features a Jill & Jack Theme presented by Toronto Lindy Hop!
Dancing the opposiste or both roles is encouraged (but is of course totally optional)!
Switching Roles Dance Competition!

9:10pm to 1am

Dovercourt House, 1st floor

Party $18, $20 with one class, $22 with both, $3 off for full-time students

Friday May 9, 8pm to 1am

Friday Night Blues on Yonge!

Saturday May 10

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

Beginner classes before the Party 7pm to 9pm: Charleston 7pm
Lindy Hop 8pm

Teachers: Kevin Miller & partner of Bees Knees Dance.

Saturday Night Swing features Bertie (Roberta Hunt) & The Gents!

9:10pm to 1am

Dovercourt House Party $13, $15 with one class, $18 with both, $3 off for full-time students

Saturday May 17

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

Beginner classes before the Party 7pm to 9pm: Charleston 7pm
Lindy Hop 8pm

Saturday Night Swing features the Danielle Bassels Swing Band!

9:10pm to 1am

Dovercourt House Party $13, $15 with one class, $18 with both, $3 off for full-time students

Saturday May 24

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

Saturday Night Swing features a Frankie Manning Theme and the George Lake Big Band!
Presented by Toronto Lindy Hop.
Frankie Manning is one of the Lindy Hop greats of the Swing Era, played a leading role in the Lindy Hop revival, and is loved by Lindy Hoppers around the world.
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Saturday May 31

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

Beginner classes before the Party 7pm to 9pm: Charleston 7pm
Lindy Hop 8pm

Saturday Night Swing features the Heidi Lange Swing Band!

9:10pm to 1am

Dovercourt House Party $13, $15 with one class, $18 with both, $3 off for full-time students

Saturday June 7

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

Beginner classes before the Party 7pm to 9pm: Charleston 7pm
Lindy Hop 8pm

Saturday Night Swing features the Melissa Lauren Swing Band!

9:10pm to 1am

Dovercourt House Party $13, $15 with one class, $18 with both, $3 off for full-time students
Friday June 13, 8pm to 1am Friday Night Blues on Yonge!
Please see our new Schedule at our new website at www.swingtoronto.com for upcoming Saturday Night Swing Dance Parties. (We are slowly switching over to a new and re-designed website.)

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Saturday Night Swing is every Saturday Night with a great line up of swinging bands and beginner classes! It is the Saturday Night Party of Toronto's Lindy Hop community, and Toronto's major and most popular weekly swing dance!

Dovercourt House has large sprung wood dance floors and licensed bars. Subway and parking are close by.

Beginner classes are suitable for the absolute beginner. There is no need to bring your own dance partners (because partners rotate/change), and no prior experience is needed.

Please do not wear perfume or cologne to a social dance because some people find it unpleasant or unsocial, and a few people are made unwell by synthetic scents (headaches, nausea).

The Dance Ambassadors are a team of volunteers who welcome beginners to Saturday Night Swing (the main swing dance in Toronto) and invite them to dance, especially in the early part of the evenings - Ambassadors attend the second lesson and also act as Ambassadors for the first band set after the lessons. The Dance Ambassadors program is a Toronto Lindy Hop program founded by Krister when he was President of Toronto Lindy Hop, and is run by volunteer co-ordinators (currently Sue). There are four teams of Ambassadors, one team is on duty in their red T shirts each Saturday night. They are named in honour of the late great Frankie Manning who was known as the Ambassador or Lindy Hop.

Please do not bring any outside drinks to the Saturday Night Dances at Dovercourt House, because there is a bar. (If you bring your own plain tap water that's fine, but other than that outside drinks are not allowed at the dance. Feel free to bring eats. Feel free to bring drinks for the classes and workshops as long as they are gone or put away before the dance starts.)

   

Saturday Night Swing happens every Saturday Night at Dovercourt House featuring some of the best swing bands in Canada and excellent beginner dance classes! It has been going strong for years, is the largest and most popular swing dance in Toronto, and is a central part of Toronto's Lindy Hop and swing dance community. 

For Waltz Dance Parties, classes and workshops see www.mostlywaltz.ca

Saturday Night Swing and Mostly Waltz events are held on big sprung wood dance floors in charming high ceilinged dance halls on the Bloor subway line. There is no need to bring your own dance partners as partners rotate (change) in the classes and as the custom at dances is to change partners for each song. Most of those who come are in their 20s, 30s and 40s, some older, some under 20.

 

Lindy Hop is the most popular swing dance in the world today and also the most popular swing dance of the Swing Era. It is Swing Toronto's favourite swing dance.

We are also into Blues Dancing! Blues dancing is a group of dance styles typically done to blues music, and with roots and history going back to the 1920s and earlier. People who Lindy Hop often also do Blues dancing and vice versa. We hold a Blues Dance Party and beginner one Friday night a month at The Hive at 750 Yonge Street.

*Full-time student price/discount: $3 off the regular price for Saturday nights.  Must show a valid current student card.  There are also similar student discounts for the Blues Fridays and the Mostly Waltz events.

 

We have a weekly email calendar - if you would like to receive it email us at swingtoronto at gmail dot com and ask.

Questions:  for questions and details contact Swing Toronto (Odd Socks) or call 416-5three7-3337.

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