Here is your Swing Dancing 411 for this week in Toronto.
TUESDAY: Tyler Yarema is at The Reservoir Lounge
Location: The Reservoir Lounge (52 Wellington St. E)
THURSDAY (New Years Eve): New Years Eve Swing & Blues Double Deck Ball features Les Petits Nouveaux with Denielle Bassels! Buffet, dessert, favours, midnight bubbly!
Location: The Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Rd). 2 FLOORS!
Time: 8pm to 9pm, beginner Lindy Hop class, taught by Terri & Riz of Frog Jump Swing. 9pm to 4am, 2 Floor New Years Eve Swing Dancing Party!
Cost: $40 (includes buffet, favours, midnight bubbly, desserts), $45 with the class, $10 off for full-time students.
Bands: Les Petits Nouveaux Quintet! This is a wonderful band, and very much a hit at Saturday Night Swing!
Denielle Bassels on vocals, Andy Mac on guitar, Tak Arikushi on guitar, Scott Hunter on upright bass, Jacob Gorzhaltsan on clarinet.
Swing music til 1am and later, more and more blues music after midnight.
Buffet, favours, midnight bubbly, desserts, all included with admission!
Two big sprung wood dance floors, full licensed bar (as always).
Toronto’s best and most swingin’ NYE Party!
No prior experience is needed, there is no need to bring your own dance partners, subway and parking are close by. Couples welcome, singles welcome. Licensed bar.
SATURDAY: Saturday Night Swing at the Dovercourt House featuring ‘Jump Devils featuring Big Rude Jake’
Location: Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Rd).
Time: Beginner dance classes 7pm to 9pm before the Dance Party. Charleston 7pm, Lindy Hop 8pm. Swing Dance Party 9:10pm to 1am.
Cost: Dance Party $13, $15 with one class, $18 with both. $3 off for full-time students.
SUNDAY: ‘New Orleans Connection Allstars’ are at Grossmans
Location: Grossmans (379 Spadina Ave)
Cost: Free (tip the band)
Then..1st Sunday Blues (and Swing) at Imperial Pub via TO Blues
Location: Imperial Pub (54 Dundas St E). Back Room
Time: 9PM-1AM Get Funky with our DJs including Justin and Brooke
Cost: Free (tip the Djs)