To our lovely Colony,

After a wonderful 20 years at the hive, the bees will be going into hibernation.

We have made the difficult decision to officially close down Bees’ Knees Dance and That Swing!, effective December 31, 2019.

Words cannot express how grateful we are to the Toronto swing dance scene for welcoming us, accepting us, and dancing with us for the past 20 years. From humble beginnings and a glorious era with Mandi and Dan, to our most recent wave of dancing Bee-Keepers at the helm, the faces have changed but the spirit remains the same. The memories we have made, from dancing on some of the biggest stages to stomping in some of the smallest studios, will be forever cherished.

We sincerely hope you will all continue to love and cherish this dance, its history, and its local (and international) scene in the days to come. Toronto still has a lot to offer, both with its rich assembly of jazz musicians and its unique and talented dancers and instructors. We encourage you to sample more of what our city has to offer dancers, to continue your personal Lindy Hop journey. Not sure where to go next? We’ve got a great resource in Toronto Lindy Hop; check in with those folks and you’ll be good to go.

We hope you will join us for our farewell party Peck the Halls: The 6th Annual BKD Holiday Dance Party! on December 19, 2019. As in past years, it’ll be a pecking good time!

Each and every one of you have contributed to the wonderful memory that will be Bees’ Knees Dance. We appreciate every triple step, every pecking break, and every tuck turn that you brought to our Colony.

You are all the bee’s knees.


Kris, Phil, Jasper & Victor
Bees’ Knees Bee-Keepers