Friday, August 27, 2010

Queer Slowdance Night - September 18, 2010!

Saturday, Sept. 18th, 2010
La Sala Rossa 4848 Boul. St-Laurent 9:30 PM - 3 AM $10 at the door includes your Dancecard-Booklet!

Slowdance all night long with your lover, with your friends, with strangers and with the event's lovely Designated Dancers. Hand-made dancecards by Sherwn Tjia, live songs by Nat King Pole, Miss Mitcham and others tbc. A benefit for Ethnoculture.

It's high school with a happy ending!
Fantastic and inspired attire, while desired, is not required.

More info : or join the facebook group,"Slowdancers of the World Unite & Dance Slow"

"Relive the prom without the angst." - the Canadian Press "an event that brings strangers safely together" - The Gazette "I really like hugging people, and this is like, a five-minute hug." - Telyn Kusalik, a slowdancer

***A NOTE ABOUT THE DANCE CARDS: These little booklets contain the setlist of every song that will be played that evening, so you can "book" certain songs with certain people. The dancecards also have space to write down the names and numbers of charming people whom you may have danced with that night. Use of the dancecards, is, of course, optional, and completely up to you. Proceed at your comfort level.

***A NOTE ABOUT THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: You have the right to ask anyone you want to dance. But whoever it is you asked has the right to refuse your request, and not have to give any reason why. But wonderfully, you have this right as well.

***A NOTE ABOUT THE DESIGNATED DANCERS: Designated Dancers are available to dance with you. They will be wearing shiny sashes, and they are warm, charming, and safe people to ask to dance. They will also be looking for you, and asking you to dance, trying in their way to turn wallflowers into perennials. And actually, if YOU are friendly, compassionate, warm and outgoing, and feel that this might be an honor and a duty that you would be prepared to undertake, please contact the organizers!

Finally, if you like this event, you may be interested in our bee-guiling Strip Spelling Bee events. They are similarly charming, the next one is Sept. 2nd, and more details can be found here: or at