Gathering

In-Person | Free Event | Live Music | All-Ages

The Big Social

at Union Station

Sep 24

7:00 - 7:45 PM - Lindy Hop Workshop (Beginner/Intermediate)
8:00 - 11:00 PM - Social Dancing

A joyful celebration of community and dance.
Bring your dancing shoes, and your best moves to Union for an evening of social dancing!

 

May we have this dance?

What could be more magical than an evening of dancing to live music under the stars, to celebrate community, coming together and a return to in-person events?

In anticipation of our jazz-themed double-bill Margarita & Family of Jazz, we're bringing back The Big Social, in partnership with our long time presenting partners Union. Join us for a beginner's lindy hop and jazz workshop led by some of Toronto's best practicioners Dina Waluyo & Aleks Valuiskikh, and then try out your new dance moves with a fun social dancing session, with live music by Bertie & The Gents!

Workshop:
Anything can happen in a social dance. You may accidentally lose connection with your partner, or you may want to break away from them and do a little solo dancing. Intentionally or accidentally, breaking away is a classic Lindy Hop shape. We will learn to break away from our partners, then reconnect and recover the partnership in a way that works with the music we're dancing to. We will also be focusing on listening to and connecting with the music and dancing individually, apart from but with our partner.

Prerequisite: Beginner/Intermediate - comfortable with 6 and 8 count basic shapes.

Ps. There will be even more social dancing following the presentation of Margarita & Family of Jazz, so don't forget to grab a ticket for yourself and a friend and keep the dance party going all week long!

This is an in-person event taking place in Union’s TD West Carriageway (lower level, entrance beside Amano restaurant) (65 Front St W Toronto)

FREE, no registeration required

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Event schedule:

Saturday, Sep 24

Beginner/Intermediate Lindy Hop Workshop, 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Social Dancing, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

 


Work Shop Key People

Anything can happen in a social dance. You may accidentally lose connection with your partner, or you may want to break away from them and do a little solo dancing. Intentionally or accidentally, breaking away is a classic Lindy Hop shape. We will learn to break away from our partners, then reconnect and recover the partnership in a way that works with the music we're dancing to. We will also be focusing on listening to and connecting with the music and dancing individually, apart from but with our partner.
- Workshop leaders, Dina Waluyo & Aleks Valuiskikh