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Dance to jazz swing era live band

Toronto, Canada

Experience hosted by Niki

4 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

No partner required.

Speakeasy sip (drinks not included in cost, so bring money to pay for your own drinks and snacks), swing dance lesson, live-band swing dance.

Ideal for beginners/those who want to brush up their dance skills. Also ideal for those who already dance to learn the opposite role -- lead or follow.

All ages over 18 + dance levels welcome!

1. Meet & greet at local bar at 6.30 pm.

2. Beginner dance lesson after 8 pm - 9 pm (1 lesson, Lindy Hop). We join in.

3. Live local band dance party begins after 9 pm. The official hosted experience ends 10.30 pm but you can party on 'til late.

Cut a rug, why don't you!

"I never taught people where to step on '2', because when I learned how to dance there was no '2'. We just danced to the music."
Frankie Manning (Father of Swing)
Other things to note
We start on time, so arrive a little earlier as a courtesy to other guests. You may need to have dinner before you come. Bring money for your own snacks/drinks. Sat night dance has a cash bar.
No partner required.

Speakeasy sip (drinks not included in cost, so bring money to pay for your own drinks and snacks), swing dance lesson, live-band swing dance.

Ideal for beginners/those who want to brush up their dance skills. Also ideal for those who already dance to learn the opposite role -- lead or follow.

All ages over 18 + dance levels welcome!

1. Meet & greet at local bar at 6.30 pm.…

What's included

  • Tickets
    1 dance lesson & social

Meet your host, Niki

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing! A local swing dancer and dance enthusiast, I'm delighted to introduce you to Lindy Hop, Toronto style. The jazz music of the big-band era and beyond is superb and it's wonderful to dance to. I'm part of an all-Canadian dance troupe. I dance a variety of dance styles, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Collegiate Shag, Blues, Jive and Boogie Woogie. Swept up in the swing dance revival of the 1980s and I've learned to dance in Melbourne, Montreal, London, Athens, San Francisco and Toronto. If these dates don't suit, message me.
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing! A local swing dancer and dance enthusiast, I'm delighted to introduce you to Lindy Hop, Toronto style. The jazz music of the big-band era and beyond is superb and it's wonderful to dance to. I'm part of an all-Canadian dance troupe. I dance a variety of dance styles, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Collegiate Shag, Blues, Jive and Boogie Woogie. Swept up in the swing dance revival of the 1980s and I've learned to dance in Melb…
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From $55
/ person
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Where you'll be

A local speakeasy so we can get to know each other over a cocktail and talk about dance.

Let's prepare for a terrific night of dancing and great music at a nearby venue!

Swing or nothing!

Rated 4.20 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Mika
July 2018
It was wonderful experience. I felt like as if I was in swing jazz era. Although I don't have so much dance experience before , the lesson was so enjoyable with relaxed ambience. There was no formal dress code. The band are always excellent !!
It was wonderful experience. I felt like as if I was in swing jazz era. Although I don't have so much dance experience before , the lesson was so enjoyable with relaxed ambience. T…
Henriette
July 2018
It was very nice to meet Niki and to go dancing with her. She is a very kind, friendly person who really takes care that you feel comfortable. She Even invited us to go out with her the next evening. We first met for a drink in another bar got to know eachother and Niki told us about swing and its history in Toronto which was very interesting. Then wie joint all together a Swing Lesson (Niki als well- she tried the leader role which was also new to her) that ended in Social Dance. You can stay as long als you want. All in all it was a good dancing night and quite fun but esspecially the Social dance Part was more for Advanced Dancers
It was very nice to meet Niki and to go dancing with her. She is a very kind, friendly person who really takes care that you feel comfortable. She Even invited us to go out with he…
Sophie
May 2018
Great 6-piece live band. Good numbers for the classes with slightly more leads than follows for once. Good mix of beginners and experienced dancers. You don't need to go with friends as everyone asks everyone else to dance. Good location and not too hot in the hall. A fun night.
Great 6-piece live band. Good numbers for the classes with slightly more leads than follows for once. Good mix of beginners and experienced dancers. You don't need to go with frien…
Winnie
June 2018
Fun host, great band, great music! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Fabio
May 2018
It's a good thing to do in Toronto if you like to dance

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Please bring money for your own snacks and drinks (dance lesson, social are already provided). Dress to the nines or dress down. Your choice! Both are acceptable. Anything neat goes!

Wear comfortable shoes to dance in, eg, smooth soled sneakers like Keds or Tods or buget versions.