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Saturday Night Swing (every Saturday) * Friday Night Blues (monthly)
DATE LESSONS DANCE PARTY VENUE COST

Saturday April 5

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

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

Bees Knees Swing Around the World Show in the afternoon

Saturday Night Swing features Up Jumped Swing!

9:10pm to 1am

Dovercourt House, 1st and 2nd floors

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

Saturday April 12

Saturday Night Swing 7pm to past 1am

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

Saturday Night Swing features Lily Frost & The Swinging Dukes!

9:10pm to 1am

Some Lily Frost swing songs on youtube!

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

Friday April 18

Friday Night Blues on Yonge 8pm to 1am

Blues Dance beginner class 8pm to 8:55pm

Good Friday Blues Dance Party! DJs.

9:10pm to 1am

BYOD (bring your own drinks and cups)

It is Good Friday so you must be good. Or not.

The Hive, 750 Yonge Street. (One block south of Bloors, across the street from the Brass Rail.) Party $8, $12 with the class. (Full-time students $7/$19.)

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

Saturday Night Swing features band tba!

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

Saturday Night Swing Big Band Night features the swinging 18 member Toronto Jazz Orchestra!

This is also a TLH Theme Night! Details tba.

9:10pm to 1am

Dovercourt House, 1st floor

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

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Saturday Night Swing is every Saturday Night with a great line up of swinging bands and beginner classes! It is Toronto's major and most popular weekly swing dance party! Large sprung wood dance floor, licensed bar.

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.

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 Peter). 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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