The reunion in January was a wonderful experience and many people have talked about wanting to get together again. As an organizer, one of my only regrets was that Solomon Douglas, dancer, musician, and founder of the Toronto_Lindy YahooGroups among other important contributions to the development of the Toronto Lindy Hop community, was not able to make it. So let’s have another little reunion to mark his visit!
Many of the early dancers remember taking lessons and social dancing events at the Tranzac Club so it’s the perfect spot for this little mini reunion. I’m in the process of confirming the venue now. Your purchase of advanced tickets will help to cover rent and maybe if we have enough interest, some live music too.
Kid-friendly event, kids under 15 can attend for free.
Thanks for your support of this event and we look forward to welcoming Solomon home on April 8th!
Sunday, April 8th
1pm to 5pm
Tranzac Club (TBC) 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7
Buy tickets now:
Someday we’ll have to do an extended version of this when we can take more time and everyone can be comfortably seated. Even so, I’m so glad we finally got to do a history panel of the early days of Lindy Hop in Toronto. Thank you Lisa Jacobs, Simon Threlkeld, Peter Renzland, Jana Jedlovska, and Chachi for being part of this and Kathleen Le Roux for moderating. Wonderful filming by Geoffrey Holmes.
These videos are from Nick Valoroso. Thanks, Nick!
These videos are from the Frankie Manning and Chazz Young workshop in Toronto hosted by the Toronto Swing Dance Society (TSDS) in 2002.
This workshop was held at the old Palais Royale before it was renovated!
Modrobes at Barcode!
Teacher Demo at Jazzin’ Up the Pier
Birthday Jams: Allan Munro at Barcode & Lisa Baxter at Jazzin’ Up the Pier
This video starts off with Allan Munro’s birthday jam at Barcode, then moves on to Lisa Baxter’s epic birthday jam at Jazzin’ Up the Pier!
Birthday Jam for Kathleen Le Roux at Barcode
More Birthday Jams at Barcode, first for Mandi Gould, then for Solomon Douglas