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Saturday, February 24, 2024
2:30pm – 4:45pm

WORKSHOP

Balboa Crash Course For Dancers
All Levels!

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

NO PARTNER REQUIRED.

You already do partner dancing of some kind. No prior experience in Balboa is needed.

Discover why Balboa is called “the dancer’s dance.”
You will learn the basics and some of the main Balboa shapes including the Come Around, Lollies, Out and In’s and the Toss-out.

We will focus on basic technique including posture, a comfortable connection, pulse, flow and maintaining momentum.

Suitable for dancers new to Balboa, new-ish to Balboa, and for intermediate Balboa dancers who wish to brush up on their technique.

A partner is NOT required. It is common for people to attend by themselves. Partner rotation is allowed and encouraged in all lessons. You may register on your own or with a partner. Nevertheless, if you still seek a partner, please post that at the Facebook event.

You can also ask people at Swing Toronto dances and such. You could also click the buttons above for help.

Studio

Use Bloor St. entrance towards west side of building

Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7

SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 24, 2024

2:30pm – 4:45pm

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST included.

Regular

$40

($35.40 + $4.60 HST)

Full-time students with ID

$30

($26.55 + $3.45 HST)

Intermediate Level Balboa Dancers Regular

$20 at door

Intermediate Balboa F/T students Full-time students with ID

$15 at door

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Friday, March 15, 2024
7:00pm – 9:30pm

WORKSHOP

1920s Partner Charleston Beginner
All Levels!

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

NO PARTNER REQUIRED.

No prior experience is needed, absolute beginners are welcome, there is no need to bring your own dance partners

Learn 1920s style Partner Charleston, which is done all around the world today, including by Lindy Hoppers!

1920s Charleston is a quintessential dance of the Roaring 20s, the Flappers and the Jazz Age.

The other style of Charleston is Swing Era or 1930s Charleston, which is the Lindy Hop style of Charleston from Harlem and the Swing Era. Both styles of Charleston are done by Lindy Hoppers around the world.
For Swing Era Charleston take our six week Thursday Night Partner Charleston course that starts on Thursday March 7, 9pm to 10pm.

Charleston is both a dance in its own right, and very much part of Lindy Hop.

A partner is NOT required. It is common for people to attend by themselves. Partner rotation is allowed and encouraged in all lessons. You may register on your own or with a partner. Nevertheless, if you still seek a partner, please post that at the Facebook event.

You can also ask people at Swing Toronto dances and such. You could also click the buttons above for help.

Studio

Use Bloor St. entrance towards west side of building

Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7

SCHEDULE

Friday, March 15, 2024

7:00pm – 9:30pm

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST included.

Regular

$40

Full-time students with ID

$30

*Swing Toronto partners with Stripe for payment processing.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
2:00pm – 4:00pm

WORKSHOP

Dips, Aerial Movement, Lunges for Balboa & Blues
All Levels!

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

NO PARTNER REQUIRED.

You already do partner dancing of some kind, have tried Balboa or Blues, and are comfortable with the Close Embrace position.

Dips, Aerial Movement & Lunges for Balboa & Blues Dance!
This workshop will introduce you to a variety of advanced movements tailored for Balboa and Blues dancing. These will add depth, fun, and visual appeal to your dancing. Lana & Eric have carefully selected each movement, focusing on those that are both safe and easy to master. This workshop is suitable for students who have never experienced or attempted aerial movements before. (The aerial movements will involve the follower leaving the ground, but will not involve high aerial movements and flips.)

There will be partner rotation in this workshop. (Participants are also welcome to stay with the partner they came with, if they prefer.)

A partner is NOT required. It is common for people to attend by themselves. Partner rotation is allowed and encouraged in all lessons. You may register on your own or with a partner. Nevertheless, if you still seek a partner, please post that at the Facebook event.

You can also ask people at Swing Toronto dances and such. You could also click the buttons above for help.

Upper Hall

Enter the Upper Hall from Hampton Avenue, just south of Danforth.

St. Barnabas on The Danforth Anglican Church
175 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Z3

SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 23, 2024

2:00pm – 4:00pm

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST included.

Regular

$35

($30.97 + $4.03 HST)

Full-time students with ID

$25

($22.12 + $2.88 HST)

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Friday, March 29, 2024
2:00pm – 4:45pm

WORKSHOP

Slow Balboa Crash Course For Dancers
All Levels!

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

NO PARTNER REQUIRED.

You already do partner dancing of some kind, but no prior Slow Balboa experience is needed. And there is no need to bring your own dance partners.

Note that Friday March 29 is the Good Friday Holiday.
Learn a great way to dance to Slow Swing music.

Slow Balboa is a smooth graceful Dance, perfect for slow swing tempos. It is a classic Swing Dance enjoying an enthusiastic modern revival, and can be adapted for many styles of slow music.

Part 1: Learn the Slow Balboa basic, repeated triples and pivots.
Part 2: Deconstructing the basic and playing with the Promenade (a follow favourite)

This workshop is also suitable for intermediate and advanced Slow Balboa dancers wishing to practice and brush up on their technique.

A partner is NOT required. It is common for people to attend by themselves. Partner rotation is allowed and encouraged in all lessons. You may register on your own or with a partner. Nevertheless, if you still seek a partner, please post that at the Facebook event.

You can also ask people at Swing Toronto dances and such. You could also click the buttons above for help.

Top Floor

Use Bloor St. entrance towards west side of building

Dovercourt House
805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, ON M6H 2X4

SCHEDULE

Friday, March 29, 2024

2:00pm – 4:45pm

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST included.

Regular

$40

($35.40 + $4.60 HST)

Full-time students with ID

$30

($26.55 + $3.45 HST)

Intermediate Bal dancers: 1/2 price

$20 at door

Int Bal F/T students: 1/2 price

$15 at door

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
2:00pm – 4:30pm

WORKSHOP

Air Steps (Aerials), Lifts, Drops
All Levels!

Vaccination proof NOT required. Masks optional.

PREREQUISITE

NOTE: You need to bring your own dance partner.

You need to be athletic. You need to bring your own dance partner (because unlike all other workshops & lessons there is no partner rotation in this kind of workshop). The leader needs to be able to easily carry the follower around.
Already being able to do Lindy Hop or another kind of partner dance is recommended.

This is some of the best and most fun stuff in dancing, or at least we think so.
This workshop has something of a Lindy Hop and Swing Dance orientation, but some of what is taught is also suitable for other partner dancing.

Partner dancing has a third dimension, up and down, from the floor to up in the air.

We might go past the stated end time.

This workshop is not a repeat of what we did in our Saturday January 27, 2024 Air Steps & such workshop. It will be entirely different.

A partner is NOT required. It is common for people to attend by themselves. Partner rotation is allowed and encouraged in all lessons. You may register on your own or with a partner. Nevertheless, if you still seek a partner, please post that at the Facebook event.

You can also ask people at Swing Toronto dances and such. You could also click the buttons above for help.

Upper Hall

Enter the Upper Hall from Hampton Avenue, just south of Danforth.

St. Barnabas on The Danforth Anglican Church
175 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Z3

SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 6, 2024

2:00pm – 4:30pm

PRICE

Prices are per person. HST included.

Regular

$45

($39.82 + $5.18 HST)

Full-time students with ID

$35

($30.97 + $4.03 HST)

*Swing Toronto partners with Stripe for payment processing.

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