Dear community,
OSDS has canceled all in-person dances until further notice. We hope that you are well and staying safe, informed, helping each other, and taking precautions as advised by the Canada, Ontario, and Ottawa Public Health websites.

A super member of Ottawa's swing community, Rachel McNamara, is organizing an online jazz party starting at 8:30pm with chat breaks and known mob dances such as the Shim Sham and the Tranky Doo. On a brief Summer Break.

Wednesdays: DJ Professor John Maple, and our own DJ Jody, have been organizing an Online Swing and Blues Dance Party since the beginning of the pandemic and the OSDS has become a partner some time ago. 
Virtual doors open at 6:45 PM. Music and dancing start at 7:00 PM and ends just short of 10:00 PM, so we could catch up with one another. The house DJs are: John (Windsor), Jody (Ottawa) & Guests DJs often join. Format: Weekly Swing and Blues music, with  active DJing where requests are encouraged, 
artist spotlights, themes and the last Wednesday of the month being exclusively Blues. We'll do our best to have all the events on our FB page but if you're keen to check if we have yet to add, you're welcome to check the FB We Dance events area.

Online Tip Jar: Although we are not holding in-person dances right now, we continue to have some expenses such as insurance on our wooden floor and equipment against fire and theft. So if you can, we would greatly appreciate a contribution to our online tip jar. Thank you very much in advance for your generosity!

Please take some time to read on the Black American origins of swing dancing and on ways you can support Black people and communities today - inside and outside our dance scene!

Join our Facebook group, check out the Events section of our Facebook page, and see the calendar below to know what is happening online swing-wise. 
Take care and we hope to see you virtually! 

- OSDS Executive Committee

Swing Dance Community Calendar