Live swing bands every Saturday night in Toronto, brought to you by Swing Toronto

Welcome to Swing Toronto!

We are the friendly producers of some of the most established and terrifically fun dance events in the city of Toronto, including Saturday Night Swing!
We take pride in offering a welcoming atmosphere to everyone, from the most inexperienced novice to long time social dance enthusiasts.

Saturday Night Swing!


  • Every Saturday Night at Dovercourt House featuring Toronto’s best swing bands and excellent beginner swing dance classes with Southern Ontario’s best Lindy Hop teachers!
  • Live music, no experience necessary, no need to bring your own dance partners, a welcoming social atmosphere and an absolutely memorable night out… Toronto’s best kept secret! Licensed bar.
  • Beginner dance classes 7pm to 9pm, Charleston 7pm, Lindy Hop 8pm. Dance Party 9:10pm to 1am. The prices (unless it is a special event with different prices listed) are Party $15, $17 with one class, $20 with both, $5 off for full-time students.
  • Lindy Hop, the classic joyful dance of the Swing Era, is the most popular swing dance at Saturday Night Swing and around the world.
  • The official alcoholic beverage of Saturday Night Swing is the Charlie Foster, invented by a Saturday Night Swing bar-tender years ago.
  • March and April 2019 bands: Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats on March 16, St. Patrick’s Day Theme, wearing green or something Irish encouraged but optional;  Combo Royale on March 23; Denielle Bassels Swing Band on March 30; Ben Harvey & His Ornamentals on April 6; on April 13 we are all at the Palais Royale for the night (not at Dovercourt House) for a Swing Dance Party with two excellent bands, different price than usual; Patrick Tevlin Swing Band on April 20, Easter Saturday Theme, dressing up and wearing bunny ear or tails is encouraged but optional, Easter eggs might be found; Ragweed Jazz Band on April 27; Star Wars versus Star Trek Saturday Night Swing features the Sugar Foot Stompers on May 4 (May the fourth be with you)! See calendar and facebook page for details.

Air Steps, Lifts, Tricks and Drops Workshop!

  • Air Steps, Lifts, Tricks and Drops Workshop coming up, date tba! Teachers: Simon & Carlynn. 3pm to 5:30pm. Facebook.

Waltz Events!


  • Waltz Dance Parties with beginner classes one Friday night a month at Dovercourt House, usually on the first Friday! Do some of the best and most fun partner dancing ever. No prior experience is needed, and there is no need to bring your own dance partners.
  • In depth beginner and intermediate waltz workshops some Saturday afternoons at Dovercourt House, 3pm to 6pm!
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Performances, workshops, courses and lessons for special events!

  • Swing Toronto and Mostly Waltz are happy to give performances, workshops, courses and lessons for special events and for schools. We do Swing Era, Jazz Age (Great Gatsby), Waltz, Ragtime Era, and Victorian Era social dance, and we do air steps, lifts and tricks for swing and other dancing. See our performances and classes page.

Swing Schedule

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Waltz Schedule

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