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BLUES

Friday Night Blues at The Hive has ended due to the closing of The Hive.

Come to Bluesin' in the Park on Thursday August 7 (details below and on facebook).
 


Patrick Tevlin, a great Toronto blues dance musician & band leader.
Date & Location Beginner Blues Classes Dance Party Cost

Friday April 18

Friday Night Blues on Yonge 8pm to 1am at The Hive

Blues Dance beginner class 8pm to 8:55pm

No prior experience is needed, and there is no need to bring your own dance partners.

Good Friday Blues DJ Night Party!

9:10pm to 1am

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

BYOD (bring your own drinks, snacks, cups)

Dance $8, $12 with the class. (Full-time students $7/$10.)

Friday May 9

Friday Night Blues on Yonge 8pm to 1am at The Hive

Blues Dance beginner class 8pm to 8:55pm

No prior experience is needed, and there is no need to bring your own dance partners.

 

Blues Dance Party features the Mike Daley Blues Band!

9:10pm to 1am

BYOD (bring your own drinks, snacks, cups)

Dance $10, $13 with the class. (Full-time students $8/$10.)

Friday June 13

Friday Night Blues on Yonge 8pm to 1am at The Hive

Blues Dance beginner class 8pm to 8:55pm

No prior experience is needed, and there is no need to bring your own dance partners.

Blues Dance Party features the Patrick Tevlin Blues Band!

9:10pm to 1am

BYOD (bring your own drinks, snacks, cups)

Dance $10, $13 with the class. (Full-time students $8/$10.)

June 20-21-22 Weekend

Blues Battle

Blues Battle Weekend!!!
Come to a great Blues Dance Weekend in Toronto, mostly at Dovercourt House! Friday and Saturday Night Blues Parties, workshops with outstanding teachers... !!!
 
Thursday August 7

Bluesin' in the Park with Patrick Tevlin Blues Band and Swing Toronto!
Blues Dance beginner class 6:30pm to 7pm.
Blues Dance 7pm to 9pm featuring Patrick Tevlin Blues Band!
St. James Park, on King, east of Yonge, Toronto.
See the Swing Toronto facebook events for further details.

Free

* On facebook Friday Night Blues on Yonge is at the Swing Toronto facebook pages. Join Swing Toronto on facebook.

* Note that there are also Friday Night Blues Dances presented by Toronto Blues Dances (which are currently held at Habeeba's usually on the first Friday of each month).

* There is also always some blues dancing at Saturday Night Swing every Saturday Night, and also at Toronto Lindy Hop's Swing & Blues night at the Imperial the first Sunday of each month.

*There are also Fusion (Blues Fusion) Friday Night Dances presented by Toronto Fusion Dancers, usually on the 3rd Friday of each month.

Here are some views about blues dancing:
Campbell Miller (Austin)
David Madison (San Francisco)

Blues Dance Schools in Toronto:
Brooke Filsinger
Bees Knees Dance

Here are some videos of blues dancing (note that these are mostly of performances and competitions which tend to be more flashy than social blues dancing):

Campbell & Chris 2010

Joe & Nelle Blues Shout 09

ULHS (Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown) Blues Dance finals competition in New Orleans, October 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izFWzPfQwnQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwPn16qB2Vo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZL9EVPMetI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUDMOnu9j1c&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtAMWeBnsx8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAbV8nXY8HI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEANcD-0X5M&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxGfPsYoRts&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z9QYVuXOz8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aELrcu8uae0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PGlbbyGPe0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ4IEa-ulNQ&feature=related

Calendars for major blues dance weekends around North America and elsewhere:

http://bluescal.com/

There are also Lindy Hop weekends with great blues dancing not listed in this calendar, such as the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown in New Orleans for example.

 

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

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