TLH is proud to present "Toronto Celebrates World Lindy Hop Day" May 22nd-24th, 2015. Our special guests at this years' event will be the beloved "Dawn Hampton", the Sensational "Chazz Young" (son of Frankie Manning and Spectacular dancer) and international teaching sensation "Sylvia Sykes"!
This is a very special weekend event with Workshops, Dances and a special Sunday Inspirational and Historical Talk, with all proceeds helping to fund Lindy Hop initiatives in Toronto and the Frankie Manning Foundation!
**Full Weekend Pass is now $150 (final price)
**Dance Pass (NEW****) $75 includes Friday & Saturday Night Dances AND the Sunday afternoon talk with Dawn Hampton and Mike Thibault AND Sunday Afternoon Dance (band TBD) and Sunday After Party.
**At the Door Dances Pricing (NOTE: ONLY IF space is available.Grab an event pass to guarantee you wont miss it)
Friday (at the Door): $20
Saturday (At the Door): $35
All of Sunday (talk and afternoon dance): $30
Sunday After Party: $5
**NEW: Individual classes can also be purchased a la carte at the door (space pending), $25/class.
(Dance Pass holders can still register for the workshops, it still comes out to $150)
Friday Night, May 22nd, 2015-Roberta Hunt & the Gents
at The Dovercourt House, 3rd floor
6:45pm – Doors Open
7 pm – Additional Class Balboa technique with Sylvia Sykes ($25)
8 pm – Shim Sham Lesson
9 pm – Opening Dance with Bertie and the Gents!
1 am – Wrap up
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
at The Dovercourt House, 1st & 2nd floor
11:15am – Doors Open
11:30am to 5pm – Daytime Activities (see website for class info)
Saturday Evening: DAWN HAMPTON BALL with "Martin Loomer and the Orange Devils" and late Night blues
Blues Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/681889681956573/
Dress to impress, as Dawn would, in sequins and anything glittery – and join us for a double decker evening of glamour and dancing with a Silent Auction, Bake Sale and more goodies than you can shake a Bhangra-style hip at.
6:45pm – Doors Open
7pm – Beginner Charleston Lesson
8pm – Beginner Swing Lesson
9pm – Double Decker Extravaganza Swing Night and Silent Auction
1am – Late Night DJ’ed Dance in collaboration with Toronto Blues Dance
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Panel Discussion and Historical Retrospective
10 am – Doors open
10:30 am – Panel Discussion with Dawn Hampton, Chazz Young and Sylvia Sykes
11:30 pm – Historical retrospective with Mike Thibault
12:30 pm – Wrap up
4 pm – Dance with music by Toronto musicians
6 pm – Wrap up
After Party-Imperial Pub.
9pm Till 12:30am
Although Dawn Hampton claims Dawn claims to be a dancer, just not a lindy hopper, her wise words and theatrical presence have been an inspiration to many who are. Dawn appeared with Frankie Manning as a dancer in Spike Lee's Film, "Malcolm X." These days, when not an honoured guest at swing and Lindy Hop events around the world, Dawn can be found in New York City dancing and listening to some of the best swing bands around.
Chazz Young, a spectacular dancer with a long and successful stage career, was first inspired by his father, Lindy Hop master Frankie Manning. Today he tours worldwide, spreading the gospel of Lindy Hop and Tap. In addition to his work as a choreographer and performer, he teaches Lindy Hop in his home town of Las Vegas to the most important dancers of today: the young people who are just now learning to partner dance.
Sylvia Sykes began dancing in 1966, competing in 1970, and teaching in 1979. She has studied with many of the dance greats, including Frankie Manning, Dean Collins, Maxie Dorf, and Willie Desatoff - and is a master at practically every form of swing dancing including Lindy Hop, Balboa and Shag.
TorontoWLHD will be filled with unforgettable moments including The Dawn Hampton Ball and Silent Auction on Saturday night, a discussion panel and historical retrospective with Dawn, Sylvia and Chazz and Rochester's Mike Thibault, and a special add-on: a Balboa Techniques class with the Balboa master herself - Sylvia Sykes.
To register for the event, visit http://torontowlhd.ca/