Dancing in Ontario Ontario
This page focuses primarily on websites, dance studios, teachers, and businesses in Canada.

Note: The information on this webpage is provided mostly by the local venues and dancers. This webpage is part of a larger website run by someone who is focused on swing dancing in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (though I *am* originally from Québec) and this page is provided as a convenience to readers who might be interested in looking for possible dance venues in Canada. However, I do not live there and do not have the time or money to call every venue regularly for updates (I don't make money off dancing). With that in mind, I suggest calling up the dance venues to confirm their dance events.

Please write to dancenet@havetodance.com with any new information that you'd like to share. If you want your venue listed on this website, please read the frequently asked questions and refer to the format guidelines to help me get your information posted faster.

Please note that the venues aren't always diligent about letting me know about changes so *call ahead*.

PS: Does anyone know if they still make Hostess Potato Chips in Canada?

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Clubs and Organizations

Toronto Swing Dance Society
Regular Friday dances; check their website for the specific dates. For information, send mail to info@TorontoSwingDanceSociety.ca.

Queen's Swing Club, out of Queen's University in Kingston.

UT-Swing
The University of Toronto Swing Dance Club.

Ottawa Swing Dance Society
Weekly Fridsay night swing dance at St. Joseph's Parish, 174 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, from 7:30pm to 12:30am.

Carleton University Swing Dance Club

Kitchener-Waterloo Swing Dance Society

University of Waterloo swing Club


Places to Go Dancing


Dance Instruction

SmoothStyle
West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, and Hustle dance instruction in Ottawa and Orleans.

Bees Knees Dance Study offer Lindy Hop classes in Toronto.

Swing Toronto hosts dance events in the Toronto area.

Hammer Hoppers
Lindy Hop in Hamilton.

Swing & Tap Academy of Toronto.
Toronto. For more information, contact Caitlin at 647-220-5678.

Toronto Dance
Toronto. Ballroom, Lindy Hop, Tap, Latin, Salsa.

GroovyBluesyJazzyFunky
West Coast Swing dance instruction in Toronto. For more information, contact Julie Epplett at 416-929-8007.

Arthur Murray Thornhill Dance Studios
39 Glen Cameron Road, Unit 7, Thornhill. 905-76-DANCE.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
104 King Street South, 2nd flr, Waterloo. 519-880-0800. For more information, contact Renata.

Dance With Us Ottawa
1547 Chatelain Avenue, Ottawa (at Ottawa Dancesport). Ballroom and Latin dance classes in the Ottawa and Gatineau areas. Classes include private, group, social and competitive dance instruction, Wedding First Dance choreography and Zumba fitness. For more information, contact Yuriy and Oksana at 613-406-0066.

DanceLiveX Centre
619 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario. Latin, Ballroom, Urban, Contemporary, Kids, Wedding dances, and more. For more information, write to info@dancelivex.com or call 647-725-9658.

General Information:

  • Mike and Inge have some information on Carolina Shag, Lindy, and WCS for the London area.
  • Dancing.Org offers information on a wide variety of dancing in the Toronto area.
  • Tony Hornick's Dancing List lists places for "couples dancing" in Ontario (including many venues besides Swing and Lindy Hop). If this link changes, check the top level page.

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
509 Parliament Street, Toronto. 647-498-5685.
Social dance classes offered as well as classes in comptemporary, ballet, and hip hop.

The Dance Connexion
Markham. For more information, call 416-618-2551 or send email to info@thedanceconnexion.com. Swing, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Ballroom, Belly Dance, Ballet classes.

Wedding Dance
Toronto. Choreography for your wedding/first dance.
11/23/16: This listing is bad and will be deleted soon.

Joy of Dance Studio
95 Danforth Avenue (3rd flr), Toronto. 416-406-3262.
Open dance classes and private dance lessons in Swing, Tap, Ballroom, Hip Hop and more, plus certified Ballroom Teacher training.

The Hep Cat Hoppers
Classes and dancing in the Waterloo and Kitchener areas.


Bands

JW Jones blues band

Downchild blues band.

Uptown Swing Band (Toronto)


Tango


Dance Organizations

Swinging Air Force Entertainment Group
Started as the Swinging Air Force Dance Troupe, these 2003 canadian champions are experts in dance performances and shows for corporate clients and weddings, these guys now offer a full range of entertainment services from DJs to Video notebooks, live bands and acting.


Dance Instruction
Port-O-Swing
Quebec
Swing, Hip Hop, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Latino, Tango, Tap Dance. Group classes, worshops, private lessons, dance parties, shows and entertainment. For more information, contact info@portoswing.com at 418-658-4747.

Dance Gallery
Latin, Ballroom and Bellydance. For more information, contact Jennifer Nicoll at 514-846-8456.

L'École Nationale de Rock'n Roll
Montréal. 514-644-2551
Dance lessons for Boggie Woogie, Acrobatique Rock'n Roll , Belly Dancing, and Social dance

Dance Conmigo
3655 St. Laurent, Suite 207, Montréal
Dance Conmigo is a social dance school located in the plateau area of Montreal, Canada specializing in Social Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Argentine Tango and Belly Dancing. Weekly practice parties, workshops, group and private classes. 514-510-1374

Ecole de Danse Sportive "Quartier Latin"
Montréal. 514-670-0441.
International Ballroom & Latin dance classes and Latin dance classes such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha.

Latin, Social & International Ballroom dance Academy of Montreal
24 Mount Royal West, Suite 207, Montréal. Classes include Latin, Ballrom and Swing.

General Information:

  • Swing in Montréal Where to go dancing or where to take dance classes in a very cool city.
Cat's Corner Dance Productions
Lindy Hop classes in Montreal.

studio Tango montréal
Carol Horowitz & Bobby Thompson offer the Argentine Tango at 1447 Bleury, 2e Étage, Métro Place des Arts, Montréal, H3A 2H5. 514-844-2786. For more information, write to stutango@total.net.

Studio 88 Swing Dance School
Montreal 514-88-SWING. Lindy Hop workshops, classes, and dance parties (full bar license).

Swing Connexion
Montréal
French-only website

Quartier Latin
7325 A Decarie, Montreal. 514-670-0441.

San Tropez Dance School
1222 Peel (2nd flr), Montréal. Classes include Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha-Cha, Tango etc. For more information, contact Moris Alvarenga at 514-374-7486.

Swing Dance Montréal
at 9 Ste-Catherine E and 551 Mont-royal av. E in Montréal.
Swing Dance Montreal focuses on teaching the different swing dances. With Fred Barbe and his team, you will learn Lindy Hop, Balboa, Bal-Swing, Blues, charleston 20', tap and more.


Places to Dance

mrdance.ca
Astorino's Hall, 1739 Venables Street, Vancouver. . Ballroom lessons and dancing every Tuesday and Sunday.

Ceroc Vancouver
Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver.
Billy Bishop, 1407 Laburnum Street, Vancouver.

I Love To dance
RMSS Activity Center, 12150 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Monthly ballroom and swing dances in the Vancouver area.

Suburban Swing
Abbotsford. Swing dancing on Sunday nights.

General Information:


Dance Instruction
Überswing Productions
Toby Chernoff and Tanya Lewis teach Lindy and Balboa.

Urban Beat Dance Company
Let's Dance Studio, #202-927 Granville Street, Vancouver. Lessons and dances for a variety of dances.

Red Hot Swing
2750 Quadra Street, Victoria. Teaches Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa.

Dance-Town
Swing, latin and ballroom classes. Friday dances twice a month. For more information, contact Maggie at 604-437-9464.

Nothin' But Swing
925 Balmoral Road, Victoria. Swing dancing every Saturday Night from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am.

Night & Day Dance
Vancouver. This is a Vancouver (BC) dance company that teaches and performs Creative Partner Dancing, Lindy Hop, Blues, and other social dance styles.

Corta Jaca Dance
At the Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Bowser (on Vancouver Island). Ballroom and Latin American dance classes. For more information, contact Andy Mundy at 778-424-9994.


Bands
Big Band Trio


Tango
Susana Domingues Dance
Vancouver

Tango Moderna
Argentine Tango and Nuevo Tango dance classes in Vancouver and Victoria. For more information, contact Tango Moderna at info@TangoModerna.com or at 778-991-3705.

Victoria Tango Association

Linda Lee Thomas
Argentine Tango music pianist of Vancouver and TANGISSIMO.

Toon Town Swing, Saskatoon.


Does anyone have any information for Prince Edward Island?



Clubs and Organizations

Swing Dance Calgary
SDC is a not-for-profit company whose goal is to preserve and promote early jazz and swing music, the dances they inspired, and environments in which people can actively enjoy this music and dance. It has a schedule of the classes they teach, as well as a calendar of the swing events going on around town.
Sugar Swing Dance Club
Edmonton. For more information, contact the group at dance@sugarswing.com or 780-604-7572.

Ceroc Calgary


Dance Instruction

DanceEnergy Ltd.
Calgary. 403-607-2399. Social dancing of all forms. Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country.
Shok Dance
Calgary. Ballroom group classes, monthly parties and private lessons. For more information, contact Andrew at shokdance@gmail.com or 403-835-JIVE.

Tango

The Epicurean Tango Society
Calgary. For more information, contact the group at epicureantangosociety@gmail.com or 403-540-2525.


Clubs and Organizations

Dalhousie Swing Dance Society
Halifax.


Swing St. John's

Tango

Tango On The Edge
Check their link pages for other venues in Newfoundland.


Clubs and Organizations

Winnipeg Lindy Bomb Squad
A social dance group dedicated to hosting Lindy Bombs and promoting dance events.


Teachers and Studios

HepCat Studio
Specializing in Lindy Hop, Blues, East Coast, Balboa and any other swing dance.



Last updated March 10, 2014.

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