Dancing in Ontario Ontario
This page focuses primarily on websites, dance studios, teachers, and businesses in Canada.

Note: The information on this webpage is provided mostly by the local venues and dancers. This webpage is part of a larger website run by someone who is focused on swing dancing in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (though I *am* originally from Québec) and this page is provided as a convenience to readers who might be interested in looking for possible dance venues in Canada. However, I do not live there and do not have the time or money to call every venue regularly for updates (I don't make money off dancing). With that in mind, I suggest calling up the dance venues to confirm their dance events.

Please write to dancenet@havetodance.com with any new information that you'd like to share. If you want your venue listed on this website, please read the frequently asked questions and refer to the format guidelines to help me get your information posted faster.

Please note that the venues aren't always diligent about letting me know about changes so *call ahead*.

PS: Does anyone know if they still make Hostess Potato Chips in Canada? Yes, but I can buy them in Boston, MA. :-)

Dancing in Quebec Quebec
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Dancing in Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island
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Dancing in Manitoba Nova Scotia
Dancing in Newfoundland Newfoundland
Dancing in Manitoba Manitoba

Clubs and Organizations

Toronto Swing Dance Society
Regular Friday dances; check their website for the specific dates. For information, send mail to info@TorontoSwingDanceSociety.ca.

Queen's Swing Club, out of Queen's University in Kingston.

The University of Toronto Swing Dance Club.

Ottawa Swing Dance Society
Weekly Fridsay night swing dance at St. Joseph's Parish, 174 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, from 7:30pm to 12:30am.

Carleton University Swing Dance Club

Kitchener-Waterloo Swing Dance Society

University of Waterloo swing Club

Places to Go Dancing

Dance Instruction

West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, and Hustle dance instruction in Ottawa and Orleans.

Bees Knees Dance Study offer Lindy Hop classes in Toronto.

Swing Toronto hosts dance events in the Toronto area.

Toronto Dance
Toronto. Ballroom, Lindy Hop, Tap, Latin, Salsa.
12/10/23: This website is unreachable

West Coast Swing dance instruction in Toronto. For more information, contact Julie Epplett at 416-929-8007.

Arthur Murray Thornhill Dance Studios
39 Glen Cameron Road, Unit 7, Thornhill. 905-76-DANCE.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
104 King Street South, 2nd flr, Waterloo. 519-880-0800. For more information, contact Renata.

Dance With Us Ottawa
1547 Chatelain Avenue, Ottawa (at Ottawa Dancesport). Ballroom and Latin dance classes in the Ottawa and Gatineau areas. Classes include private, group, social and competitive dance instruction, Wedding First Dance choreography and Zumba fitness. For more information, contact Yuriy and Oksana at 613-406-0066.

DanceLiveX Centre
619 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario. Latin, Ballroom, Urban, Contemporary, Kids, Wedding dances, and more. For more information, write to info@dancelivex.com or call 647-725-9658.

Access Ballroom Dance Studio
276 Main Street, unit 5b, Toronto.

General Information:

  • Mike and Inge have some information on Carolina Shag, Lindy, and WCS for the London area.
  • Dancing.Org offers information on a wide variety of dancing in the Toronto area.

The Dance Connexion
Markham. For more information, call 416-618-2551 or send email to info@thedanceconnexion.com. Swing, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Ballroom, Belly Dance, Ballet classes.

Joy of Dance Studio
95 Danforth Avenue (3rd flr), Toronto. 416-406-3262.
Open dance classes and private dance lessons in Swing, Tap, Ballroom, Hip Hop and more, plus certified Ballroom Teacher training.

The Hep Cat Hoppers
Classes and dancing in the Waterloo and Kitchener areas.

Access Ballroom Dance Studio
276 Main Street, Unit #5b, Toronto. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Samba, Hustle, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Bolero and Viennese Waltz. For more information, call 416-690-3900 or write to infoʀstudioaccessballroom.com.


JW Jones blues band

Downchild blues band.


Dance Organizations

Dance Instruction

Dance Conmigo
3655 St. Laurent, Suite 207, Montréal
Dance Conmigo is a social dance school located in the plateau area of Montreal, Canada specializing in Social Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Argentine Tango and Belly Dancing. Weekly practice parties, workshops, group and private classes. 514-510-1374

Cat's Corner Dance Productions
Lindy Hop classes in Montreal.

studio Tango montréal
Carol Horowitz & Bobby Thompson offer the Argentine Tango at 1447 Bleury, 2e Étage, Métro Place des Arts, Montréal, H3A 2H5. 514-844-2786. For more information, write to stutango@total.net.

General Information:

Studio 88 Swing Dance School
Montreal 514-88-SWING. Lindy Hop workshops, classes, and dance parties (full bar license).

Swing Connexion
French-only website

San Tropez Dance School
1222 Peel (2nd flr), Montréal. Classes include Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha-Cha, Tango etc. For more information, contact Moris Alvarenga at 514-374-7486.

Places to Dance

Astorino's Hall, 1739 Venables Street, Vancouver. . Ballroom lessons and dancing every Tuesday and Sunday.
12/10/23: Could not reach website

Suburban Swing
Abbotsford. Swing dancing on Sunday nights.

General Information:

Dance Instruction
Red Hot Swing
2750 Quadra Street, Victoria. Teaches Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa.

Corta Jaca Dance
At the Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Bowser (on Vancouver Island). Ballroom and Latin American dance classes. For more information, contact Andy Mundy at 778-424-9994.

Big Band Trio

Susana Domingues Dance

Tango Moderna
Argentine Tango and Nuevo Tango dance classes in Vancouver and Victoria. For more information, contact Tango Moderna at info@TangoModerna.com or at 778-991-3705.

Does anyone have any information for Prince Edward Island?

Clubs and Organizations

Swing Dance Calgary
SDC is a not-for-profit company whose goal is to preserve and promote early jazz and swing music, the dances they inspired, and environments in which people can actively enjoy this music and dance. It has a schedule of the classes they teach, as well as a calendar of the swing events going on around town.
Sugar Swing Dance Club
Edmonton. For more information, contact the group at dance@sugarswing.com or 780-604-7572.

Dance Instruction

Shok Dance
Calgary. Ballroom group classes, monthly parties and private lessons. For more information, contact Andrew at shokdance@gmail.com or 403-835-JIVE.


The Epicurean Tango Society
Calgary. For more information, contact the group at epicureantangosociety@gmail.com or 403-540-2525.

Tango Calgary

Clubs and Organizations

Dalhousie Swing Dance Society


Clubs and Organizations

Teachers and Studios

HepCat Studio
Specializing in Lindy Hop, Blues, East Coast, Balboa and any other swing dance.

Ted Motyka Dance Studio

Last updated December 10, 2023.

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