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Swing Toronto presents Swing Dance courses, lessons, workshops and dances!
Plus Waltz and 1920s dancing!

Viennese Waltz beginner workshop, Friday October 29, 2021!

  • 7pm to 9:50pm, Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West!
  • Learn traditional Viennese Waltz, one of the best and most fun partner dances, popular since the early 19th century!
  • Details. Live and in person!

New Lindy Hop Courses start Tuesday November 2 and Wednesday November 3, 2021!

  • Beginner Course each evening 7pm to 8pm. Suitable for both absolute beginners and those in the current beginner courses.
  • Intermediate Course each evening 8:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Learn Lindy Hop, the joyful, fun partner dance of the Swing Era, and the most popular Swing Dance in Toronto and around the world today!
  • Both of the Wednesday courses are sold out. Space remains in the Tuesday courses.
  • Trinity St-Paul’s Center, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto (just west of Spadina). Live and in person!
  • Details below.

Balboa Beginner Workshop, Friday November 5, 2021!

  • 7pm to 9:50pm, Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West!
  • Learn this classic swing dance, done by Lindy Hoppers and others around the world!
  • No prior experience is required, but already being able to do some kind of dancing (any kind) is recommended.
  • Balboa is known as  “a dancer’s dance.”
  • Details. Live and in person!

Vernacular Jazz Dance Workshop with Hannah Bild-Enkin, Friday November 12, 2021!

  • 7pm to 9:45pm, Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West!
  • Embrace the music and movement of the Swing Era in this Vernacular Jazz dance workshop!
  • No prior experience is required, absolute beginners are welcome.
  • No partner is needed.
  • Details. Live and in person!

 

We are friendly producers of terrifically fun dance events in Toronto.

  • We are updating this website. The home page (this page) is up to date. The other pages still need updating.
See our facebook pages for online Lindy Hop events and for outdoor places to dance in Toronto!

We take pride in offering a welcoming atmosphere to everyone, from the absolute beginner, to long time social dance enthusiasts, to those just looking for a good night out.

New Lindy Hop courses start Tuesday November 2 and Wednesday November 3, 2021!

  • One Lindy Hop Beginner Level Course each evening! 7pm to 8pm. Designed both for absolute beginners, and for those in our current/October beginner courses. There are two main rhythm patterns in Lindy Hop, both integral parts of the dance, 6-count and 8-count. This course focuses on 6-count. The current/October course on 8-count.
    • No prior experience is needed, absolute beginners are welcome!
    • Also perfect for those in our current/October beginner courses, because it is about 6-count Lindy Hop, the other main rhythm patter of Lindy Hop!
  • One Lindy Hop Intermediate Level Course each evening! 8:30pm to 9:30pm!  Prerequirement: You have been doing Lindy Hop for a while now, are comfortable doing Swing Outs, and do both 8-count and 6-count patterns.
  • Courses are 5 weeks long with a one hour class each week for each course. Tuesdays November 2 to 30, and Wednesdays November 3 to December 1.
  • Tuesday Teachers: Catherine Carriere & Mark Winward.
  • Wednesday Teachers: Aleksandr Valuiskikh & Dina Waluyo.
  • Trinity-St Paul’s Center, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto, just west of Spadina. In the large dance hall (aka “the gym”). Big and excellent sprung wood dance floor, high ceiling, main floor. By subway is it just across Bloor Street from the west exit of the Spadina subway stop on the two main subway lines.
  • Lindy Hop is the classic joyful dance of the Swing Era, and the most popular swing dance in Toronto and around the world today!
  • Covid rules in effect. Must be double vaccinated by two weeks before start of course, and provide proof of vaccination. No partner rotation so you need to team up with someone for the course. You must wear a mask at all times except when on your spot on the dance floor. Class size is limited to 11 couples/pairs/teams-of-two. Covid rules subject to public health updates.
  • As there is no partner rotation you need to team up with a partner for a course. Feel free to ask us to help you find a partner, and if you are on facebook do post at the facebook event invite that you seek a partner for a course (specify the course, the night and whether you wish to follow or lead).
  • Please arrive at least 10 or 15 minutes early for the first class so we can get all the Covid requirements done, and start on time at 7pm.
  • Registration is open! To register, send the tuition fee by etransfer to: courses at swingtoronto dot com. In a separate email specify the course you are taking, and the password for the etransfer.
  • Note that the Wednesday beginner course starting Wednesday November 3 has sold out, and that registration for that course has closed (except for one person still to register to join their partner in the course).
  • You need to register online and in advance. No money will be taken at the door. Courses may sell out (three of the four October courses sold out.)
  • $65 per course (5 classes). $55 for full-time students with ID.

 

Lindy Hop courses started Tuesday September 28 and Wednesday September 29, 2021!


  • Our first session of Lindy Hop courses started September 28 and September 29. These are Toronto’s first Lindy Hop courses since before the pandemic.
  • Tuesday beginner course 7pm to 8pm, and intermediate course 8:30pm to 9:30pm, September 28 to end of October. Teachers: Catherine Carriere & Mark Winward.
  • Wednesday beginner course 7pm to 8pm, and intermediate 8:15pm to 9:15pm, September 29 to end of October. Teachers: Rizwan Darr & Gabrielle.
  • Trinity-St Paul’s Center, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

Lindy Hop!

  • Lindy Hop is the classic, joyful, fun Swing Dance of the Swing Era! And the most popular Swing Dance in Toronto and around the world today!

Swing dance parties!

  • Stay tuned for swing dance parties indoors, and with beginner classes before the party. For now we are social dancing outdoors where swing bands play. Saturday Night Swing had to be cancelled at the start of the pandemic, we are not sure when and where the new version(s) of Saturday Night Swing will resume. See our facebook pages for outdoor places to dance in Toronto!

Waltz Events!


Roaring 20s Jazz Age Dance Party postponed to a future date after the Pandemic!

  • The Roaring 20s New Years Eve Ball was wonderful and a total blast! We plan to hold a Roaring 20s (Jazz Age) Party post-pandemic! Date and place tba.
  • It’ll be the cat’s pajamas!
  • Features beginner classes in easy-to-learn Roaring 20s dance crazes followed by a Jazz Age Dance Party with a live band!
  • Full details.
  • Facebook.

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Air Steps, Lifts, Dips, Tricks and Drops Workshops – stay tuned for the next one!

  • Webpage with student comments and other details.

Performances, workshops, courses and lessons for special events!

  • After the pandemic we will be happy to provide performances, workshops, courses and lessons for special events and for schools. We do Swing Era, Jazz Age (Great Gatsby, 1920s), 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.

 

Some great Pandemic videos (although the pandemic continues these videos perhaps already seem from another age):
Lizzy & The Triggermen Dance Song for the end of the world
Naughty Swing dancing to
Busy Line


Black Lives Matter!
Move Together panel discussion – Black Lives Matter in LindylandVideo on Facebook (panel discussion starts at 8 minutes in)

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