FAQs

Where do you dance?

The Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor Street W. Toronto ON M6P 1A6

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How can I get there by public transit?

We are one block west of Dundas West subway station, on the south side of Bloor.

Where can I park? 

Parking is available until midnight on Bloor St. and on the side streets. The Lithuanian House has it’s own paid parking lot 50 yards N of Bloor St. on Dorval Rd.

Do I need a partner? 

No, there is no need to bring your own dance partner. It’s the custom at swing dances to change partners for each song. In the lessons dance partners rotate. This helps you to learn better by exposing you to many dance partners and gives you a chance to meet other people.

What is the average age of people at the dances? 

We enjoy a varied group of attendees at our dance events. The ages range from those in their 20s to retirement.

Do we need to reserve tickets in advance?

For Friday night dances simply show up at the door. For our weekly dance classes and special workshops, we recommend that you preregister.

What is the venue like?

A beautiful, classy hall with an ambiance that is most suitable for dancing, located on the South side of Bloor between Dundas West and Keele. (See the map on this page)

  • Wooden floors
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Good acoustics

Is it licensed?

There is a licensed bar adjoining our hall and drinks purchased there may be brought to your table.

Is any food available at the events?

We provide snacks such as chips and cookies. Water and alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes that you can dance in. Casual to dressy attire is all fine.

What kind of shoes should I wear?

Anything comfortable, whether dressy or casual, ideally with some glide under the balls of your feet. Wear shoes that are smooth enough under the front part of your foot to allow you to swivel on a wooden floor (this could be a leather sole, or a smooth rubber or plastic sole) Rubber heels are fine.

What kind of dancing do people do? 

Swing is the ideal social dance – easy enough that you can be having fun the day you start, rich enough to interest and captivate for a lifetime!

For more information, please see our About Swing Dancing page.