I'm not sure if this will take off but I realized there was no thread in which one could share and compare what we are doing in the evenings - the full range from competing through making easter eggs Since we don't always make the best use of our time I dare say it may be as informative to the writer as the reader. I searched DF for anything similar but did not find one (if there is please let me know). Tis a good time to start because I had a wonderful, if not particularlly dramatic evening. Went dancing with P to the Westway club (East Toronto). Its a great place for both social and competitor mostly because of its size and the quality of the floor. If you go earl, as we always do, they play standard for the first hour (7-8) and there is generally 2 or three couples on the floor so you can go full out in a competition routine. Later it fills up and often there is a hosted studio - sometimes with 50 or more members that come so that the floor can be quite full. By 10 pm or so it starts to empty and one can again use the floor. In an evening you can do open routines for about 2 hours in total and the rest of the time social dancing is fine and you can always work on floorcraft and styling - not a bad practice session even for competitors. The music is terrific - all strict timing and alternating between 3 standard and three latin with the occasional 3 line dances thrown in. There is complimentary coffee, a variety of teas and even hot chocolatet and at 9.30 pm they serve dinner (for real), all included for your 16$ entry fee. Last night was sausages (very tasty) with saurcraut and green salad... A few pros turn up and last night Ed was there - I guess he's in his 70s but very sharp and still cuts the mustard with his wife. Ed has taken a liking to us and often gives us tips - aparently I am dragging my heel in too fast during heel turns - I'm sure he is right.