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New Group Class Levels & Schedule Announced!

July 29, 2015

Tuesday-night levelled group lessons resume at Amigo’s Sports Bar in September, 2015! We’ve announced new class levels, prices, and the…

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Pro-Am Challenge at Montreal Westie Fest 2015

July 15, 2015

We’re offering a special Pro-Am Lesson Package culminating in a Pro-Am Strictly competition at Montreal Westie Fest (October 16-18, 2015)….

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June 30 Pre-Canada Day Party

June 29, 2015

This week, our Weekly WCS event at Amigo’s falls on June 30th and we don’t have to work the next morning! So…

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Evolution/Family Tree of Swing Dances

June 20, 2015

From LindyPenguin.com, this is a fascinating flow chart. “An (incomplete and incorrect) evolution of Swing Dance” – but nonetheless educational and…

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Summer Pop-Up WCS Dances in Ottawa

June 18, 2015

This summer, Smoothstyle is organizing The Pop-Up WCS Dance. It’s is a free, traveling outdoor event held at various surprise…

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David & Maria Weekend in Toronto & Ancaster – August 21-23

June 16, 2015

Smoothstyle’s David Ward & Maria Ford will be in Toronto and Ancaster for a variety of classes and workshops on…

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“Learning How to Wait: How WCS Taught Me Patience”: Susan Rosenzweig

June 14, 2015

We enjoyed this article that touches on West Coast Swing and lessons in following — and in life. Read it…

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How to Choose a Good Instructor

May 30, 2015

Someone once told me that if you can do something, you can teach it. I think that is the most untrue thing I have ever heard. What makes a good dance instructor?

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Cauliflower Flatbread

May 25, 2015

I love cauliflower but you don’t have to love it to enjoy this flatbread. It can be used for sandwiches,…

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ONE Thing

April 27, 2015

This post is related to an earlier one I wrote about over-training, which you can read here. Neuroscience is able…

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