2019 Early Bird Deadline

The Early Bird deadline is only TWO WEEKS AWAY on February 22nd!

Celebrate Dance! in Toronto is taking place June 20-23, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Join us for a fun weekend of dancing featuring Maggie Gallagher! Darren Bailey! Amy Glass! John Robinson! and DJ’s Jill Babinec and Lynn Warden!  (with even more to come!!)

You won’t want to miss this exciting four-day line dance event that begins Thursday evening with a Welcome Dance, followed by three full days of workshops and fun!  And yes, there will be a dedicated Beginner Room ALL weekend.  Register online NOW at www.judymcdonald.ca to get the amazing Early Bird Registration Rate!!  

Celebrate Dance! will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road Toronto, ON, Canada M9W 1J5.  ***Free shuttle to & from Pearson International Airport (YYZ)*** plus ***Room Rate honoured 3 days before and after the event*** so don’t delay, book now! 

Stay tuned to this website and our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/313673422074064/ for even more updates!! 


A Good Time Was Had By All!!

Celebrate Dance we did this past weekend. It was a real treat to have the wonderfully talented Guillaume Richard with us as well as Rebecca Lee whose dynamism impressed all. You wouldn’t believe that Rebecca traveled all the way from Malyasia just for the weekend!!! I shall never complain about a short trip ever again!!

John Robinson was back entertaining and keeping us laughin’ as always, Tina Foster taught with clarity and humour and we will never forget Gerard Murphy’s costume (I don’t know if he can ever top this one!). Rhoda Lai is Canada’s rising star, making us proud, with full classes. Event DirectorJudy found time from her busy schedule to teach and I would like to thank everyone who came to my classes, you were a patient and fun group of dancers..

Jill Babinec wore two hats, one behind the controls at the DJ Booth and the other as instructor (or at least we learnt when we weren’t doubled over with laughter!).

The dance floors were laid during the day and dancing started right on time on the Thursday evening. Jill kept the floor full with a mix of dances for all levels. At the Friday and Saturday evening Dances DJ Lynn Warden, a favourite with the dancers, took over the second Hall to play easier requests. Thanks to both DJs who did a great job.

In addition on both Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9 there was warm-up dancing with DJ Eddie who was very alert as to what the dancers would enjoy.

There were three classes taught simultaneously with a wide range of levels and music choices, as follows:

Choreographed by the Instructor unless noted:

Nice to Meet Ya (I) (Verdonk, Trepat, Bartolomei) / Never Let You Go (B/I) (w Sarlemijn) /Vanotek Cha (I) (O’Reilly) / Long Train Runnin’ (I) (Christian) / Funk It Out (B/I) (Poulsen) / Hooked On Country (B/I) Miranda)
Boots (I) (Glover) / The Good Parts (I) (Glass) / Pull You Through (I) / I Close My Eyes (B) (Pace) / Colorado Girl (B) (Albro) / Doing The Walk (I) (Van Grootel et al) / Havana Cha (B/I) (Vos
I Did (I) / Bring Me The Night (I/A) / You Make Me Feel (I) / Naked (w Blevins) (I/A) / Man Of The Woods (B/I) / Everybody’s Got Somebody (B)
Get Wavey (A) (w Madge, Johnson) / Lights Down Low (I) (w/Mundy) / One for LDF (B/I) / Let You Be Right (I) (w Sobrielo) / Good Vibration (A) (w Madge)
It’ll Be (I) (Steele / On The Loose (B/I) (Vos) / It Had To Be You (B) (Russell) / Waiting On You (I) / Forever Swing (B) (Weisburd)
Ultra Violet (I) / Why Do Fools (B) (Lafferty) / Hey You (B) / Oh Henry (B/I) (w Brady) / Sherry Baby (B/I) / My Way (I) / Daybreak (I)
GUILLAUME RICHARD Make Way (I) (w Whitehouse/Steele) / Working On Me (I) (w Snooke/Kinser/Verdonk/Dahlgren) / Always Let You Down (B/I) (w Belloque Vane) / A Bitter Lullaby (B/I) / Consequences (A) (w Snooke/Dahlgren/Kinser)
Play That Sax (I) (Metzger) / Touche (I) / Charlie’s Got It Goin’ On (I) (Shores)
Lucky Boy’s Dream (B/I) (Glover) / The Drifter (B/I) (Hickie/Vassell) / Home We’ll Go (I) / Celtic Duo (I) (Gallagher/O’Reilly) / Let U Be Right (B/I) / La Culpa (B) (Speck)

Many thanks to the “Behind The Scenes Crew”, the flowers really added to the festive atmosphere and Christine and Sue welcomed all comers with smiling faces. Unfortunately Sue had a nasty fall and ended up in ER but is doing well now. I am sure she appreciated the card with all the get well wishes.

Thanks to Eve for MCing the Saturday show that featured stunning performances from Guillaume and Rebecca. Thanks to John for his cute routine for the Instructors which included a tree!!! Check out the photos!!

Thanks also to Event Directors Judy and Tina who were appreciative of everyone who attended and hope to see you all in 2019, June 20-23, to join them with Guest Instructors Maggie Gallagher, Darren Bailey & Friends.

Thanks for coming!

A great time was had by all at Celebrate Dance! 2018. Many thanks from Event Directors Judy and Tina to the instructors who worked and partied hard!! To the participants who came from far and near to dance and also party!! To the behind the scenes and front desk volunteers who help to make an event run smoothly. Don’t forget to mark the dates June 20-23 in your calendar and join Maggie Gallagher, Darren Bailey and friends at CELEBRATE DANCE! 2019

A report and photos coming soon.  Meanwhile check out photos on the facebook page

Facebook Page


clipart thanks for coming


Event Timing


6pm – Registration Opens
8pm – Open Dancing

8am – Registration Opens
9am – Preview of Friday dances
10am – Workshops
5 pm – Preview of Saturday & Sunday dances
6pm – Dinner Break
8pm – Open Dancing

8:30am – Registration Opens
9am – Easy Warm-Up Dancing
10am – Workshops
1pm – Lunch Break
2pm – Workshops
5pm – Dinner Break
8pm – Staff Performance
8:30pm – Open Dancing

8:45am – Registration Opens
9am – Easy Warm-Up Dancing
10am – Workshops
2pm – See You Next Year!

**Guillaume Richard**


Unfortunately, Roy Hadisubroto is unable to be with us at Celebrate Dance this year, but we’re very fortunate to have Guillaume Richard coming to join us! Guillaume was a HUGE hit when he was with us for the Canadian Line Dance Classic last month and he’s excited to be coming back to Toronto in June. We’ve also recently added Gerard Murphy to our line-up, who hasn’t been in the Toronto area for a few years so we’re excited he’s joining us as well.

You can still pre-register before May 11th and, if you haven’t booked your hotel room yet, you can still do so here on the website.

Guillaume photo