JOIN US MAY 27th for a night of 1930’s/1940’s BIG BAND MUSIC & SWING DANCING in a fantastic VINTAGE VENUE celebrating the original Swing Dance, THE LINDY HOP!
This is an event for: ALL AGES!! Swing Dancers (from never danced to danced for years), Music Lovers, 1930’s/40’s fans, supporters of live music and dance and everything in between. Everyone welcome! 2 Beginner Lessons before the dance (no partner needed)
Each year, Toronto has hosted a celebration promoting the spirit of Frankie Manning, Ambassador of Lindy Hop (the swing dance of the 1930s/40s and today). Festivities fall on or around Frankie’s birthday: May 26th. The last two years we have shifted our focus only slightly to also encompass ‘World Lindy Hop Day‘ (which is also on May 26th), to celebrate everyone who is keeping what Frankie and the other originators of Swing help create, alive today!
THIS YEARS EVENT-May 27th, 2017 with Big Band Martin Loomer and His Orange Devils (7pm-1am)
We are excited to announce that we are hosting TOWLHD at the Beautiful and Historic Jam Factory (2 Matilda St 2nd Floor).
(Note: If you regularly attend Saturday Night Swing at the Dovercourt, there will be NO dance there this night. This dance replaces this event.)
- Fancy Outfit Night (Break out your best dance outfits. Please note this is not mandatory)
- 2 Beginner Swing Dance Lessons (7-9pm. No partner needed and incl in ticket price)
- 50/50 Draw. ALL Money raised from the Draw are being donated to the Frankie Manning Foundation
- Special Performances
- DJ’d Band Breaks
- Cash Bar
Tickets: $40 in advanced tickets and at the door (space permitting that night). 2 Beginner swing Lessons are included in the price (note: there is no reduced ticket rate if you are not taking the classes)
Here is a sampling of the dance floor at last years event at the Dovercourt House. JOIN US!