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Road Trip to Swing l'été

posted Jun 26, 2015, 10:51 AM by Swing Ottawa
It's time once again for what is becoming an annual tradition - we're taking a field trip! Join us for a fun bus ride to Montreal on July 11th 2015 where we'll be participating in Swing l'été*, a fantastic Montreal summer dance tradition. You'll be one of hundreds of swing dancers dancing under the summer sun in a pavilion beside the Saint Laurent river. We'll meet at 09:15am and we’ll be leaving at 09:30am from St. Laurent Shopping Centre parking lot, in front of Toys 'R Us. Once we arrive at Les Serres Verdun, the afternoon starts with a beginner and an intermediate lesson, and then hours of fantastic social dancing. Mid-way through the event, we'll get a chance to rest while enjoying a performance by one of Montreal's swing studios :)  Swing l'été lasts from noon to 5:30, so we'll head back to Ottawa in the early evening.

There are so many reasons to join us on this bus trip, it's hard to list them all! But here we go:
- what a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of your fellow swing dancers a little better!
- the Montreal swing dance scene is incredible, a very welcoming mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers - it will open your mind and inspire your imagine with new possibilities for swing dancing :)
- avoid the stress of driving yourself - and the leg cramps! - just sit back, stretch out your legs and relax
- no need to worry about distracted driving! you can indulge in all the eating, drinking and texting you want for the trip there and back
- experience the fun and surprise of somebody leading you through a move or pulling off a follower styling you've never even seen before; there's nothing like it!

If that hasn't convinced you, see pictures from past years at

09:15 am Meet up in the St. Laurent Shopping Centre parking lot, in front of Toys 'R Us
09:30 am Bus leaves for Montreal
12:00 - 1:30 Lesson
1:30 to 5:30 pm Dance – Dance – Dance!!!
6:00 pm Bus leaves for Ottawa
7:00ish Stop for supper
10:30ish Estimated arrival in Ottawa
We are renting a Minibus, equipped with air conditioning and a toilet.
Cost : $15 (on or before July 3rd) $20 (after July 3rd), for bus ride. Dance is free.
Important notes
* Spaces are limited. To guarantee a place on the bus, come see us on Friday nights or write an email to
** Bring your lunch and a lot of water! A couple of t-shirts are a good idea too...
*** We will be booking the bus once we have 15 paid participants, no later than July 4th 2015 (refunds will be issued promptly if we don't reach that target)

*For more information on Swing L'été, visit the website: