This dance rapidly sold out. Capacity is quite limited due to COVID-19. We are very sorry we've had to to turn people away.
Saturday Night Swing returns to Doverourt House for one night only. Join us!
Features The Savoy Band! This is Toronto’s first public Swing & Lindy Hop Dance since before the pandemic!
* There will be no lesson prior to this dance.
Stay tuned for live band swing dances at new venues on Saturdays & Sundays!
Dovercourt House: 805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto ON M6H 2X4
Please click here to read COVID rules in effect.
Note that partner changes are permitted at this dance party.
$20. We believe it will sell out! Sold Out!
Registration is closed.
The Savoy Band
The Savoy Band, a great swingin’ Lindy Hop and Swing band!
Dina Waluyo - Vocals
John Collin - Drums
Victor Agrippa - Sax
Christopher Francisco - Double bass
Aleksandr Valuiskikh - Keyboard
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: Doors 6pm, Dance 7pm to 10pm.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Doors Open & COVID Protocols
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dance Party w/ The Savoy Band
DJ Nomad on band breaks
The Savoy Band at Saturday Night Swing, December 2019
Stars Fell on Alabama – Dovercourt House Virtual Farewell, April 18, 2021, with Aleksandr and Dina of The Savoy Band
All of our events ended in March 2020 due to the pandemic. The venue for Saturday Night Swing before the pandemic has not survived as a dance venue, and is one of the many casualties of the pandemic.
In-person Lindy Hop courses started Tuesday September 28 and Wednesday September 29, 2021 with excellent teachers! See the workshops and the courses pages for details on the latest lessons. The next set of courses starts the first Tuesday and Wednesday in November. There will be more in December!
Stay tuned for more announcements re upcoming events.
See the Swing Dance Toronto Facebook group for events with swing bands we can dance to outdoors this August and September (2021).
There was, before the pandemic, a terrific swing dance every Saturday night at the Dovercourt House featuring a great line-up of live swing bands! The events included beginner swing dance classes before the party each week.
Before the Pandemic
Looking for something to do in Toronto on a Saturday night? Swing dancing at Saturday Night Swing is just the thing for you!
Saturday Night Swing is the main swing dance event in Toronto featuring an outstanding line up of live swing bands, DJs, teachers and classes every Saturday night! The evening begins with dance classes open to everyone including absolute beginners, 7pm to 9pm. A Swing Dance Party follows from 9:10pm to 1am. Everyone is welcome. See the Swing Schedule for schedule details.
Saturday nights also feature The Dance Ambassadors, a team of volunteers who are specifically there to welcome newcomers to the party. They’re there to invite you to dance, especially in the early part of the evening before the first band break. They also attend the 8pm dance lesson so that you’ll have a chance to meet them during the lesson rotation. The Dance Ambassadors are a Toronto Lindy Hop program run by volunteers. They are named in honour of the late great Frankie Manning who was known as the Ambassador or Lindy Hop.
This special event is postponed til after the pandemic. Stay tuned, it will happen and will be the cat’s pajamas!
It was scheduled for Sunday April 5th, 2020, 1:30pm to 6:30pm, Trinity St. Paul’s, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
It would have featured The Tuba Machine Dance Orchestra!
Plus beginner classes and more!
Live Band Dance Party 3:30pm to 6:30pm, featuring the wonderful Tuba Machine Dance Orchestra! This is the first time this excellent band is playing at a Swing Toronto event!
Dance lessons 1:30pm to 3:30pm, in fun easy-to-learn partner dances of the Roaring 20s!
No prior experience is needed, absolute beginners are welcome, and there is no need to bring your own dance partners.
Lessons Schedule. 1:30pm: Charleston. 1:50pm: Jazz Age Two Step (fun and easy-to-learn, very popular in the Jazz Age). 2:3opm: Jazz Age Fox Trot (the basic step is just walking) and Peabody (a brilliant and fun version of Jazz Age Fox Trot).
Big and excellent dance hall with a great wood dance floor, very high ceiling and a stage for the band! One or two blocks west of Spadina. Right across Bloor Street from the west exit of the Spadina subway stop on the Bloor subway line.
Coming in 1920s style attire is encouraged, but optional. Modern attire is also perfectly good.
The music will be great for Roaring 20s dances, Lindy Hoppers and swing dancing.
Dance performance by Vintage Taps.
Prizes for best 1920s style outfits.
Prices: $20 for the Party and lessons (take as many or few of the lessons as you like), $15 for the Party only. $5 off of the price for full-time students with I.D. (We have dispensed with any need to get advance tickets for this, as we are uncertain of the future due to Covid 19. Although you can register in advance at Saturday Night Swing, paying at the door at the same price is perfectly fine.)
December 31, 2019
We organized the live music, the dance lessons, parts of the decor, and some of the other aspects of the ball
At the hugely popular multi-floored Roaring 20s New Years Eve Ball 2020!