Brooke Filsinger

Head Instructor, TO Blues

Brooke has spent nearly two decades dancing, djing, and teaching across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Asia. She has been called an organic follower, accidentally creative, and a vagabond street dancer. She isn’t entirely sure what these all mean, but she’s proud of these titles nonetheless.
When she isn’t galavanting to dance events near and far, Brooke is based in her beloved Toronto where she is known for her unconventional and entertaining classes. Her weekly ‘Blues Music History’ class (for lack of a better name) is her favourite! Brooke’s philosophy is ‘make things feel good, make ’em look good, and above all, have fun’! She has won a loyal following with her emphasis on connecting with your partner and with the music. Be prepared! Her methods may be somewhat unconventional but you can be sure that you’ll walk away with a lot of technique and new ideas, wrapped up in one entertaining package!

Selected Instruction Experience
The Toronto Triad – Toronto 2019
Emerald City Blues Festival – Seattle 2019
Dexter’s Laboratory – Toronto 2018
Burning River Fusion – Cleveland 2017
Mezz Jelly Blues – New York City 2017
Mile High Blues – Denver 2017
Tango Meets the Blues – Ann Arbor 2015-2017
Indigo Blues – Ann Arbor 2016
Blues Battle – Toronto 2014-2016
Nocturne Blues – New York City 2014-2016
Blues Anatomy – Cleveland 2014-2015
Albany Lindy and Blues – Albany 2013-2015
Brooke and Jered Blues Workshop – Pittsburgh 2015
Red Maple Blues – Ottawa 2013-2015
MezzJelly – Toronto 2013
Bagel’n’Blues – Montreal 2013
Phnom Phenh, Cambodia 2013
Bill Borgida Workshop – Waterloo 2009
Bill Borgida Workshop – Ann Arbor 2009
Blues You Can Use – Waterloo 2009
Swing with the Fishes – Halifax 2008
MezzJelly – Waterloo 2007
Adjunct Instructor
Snowbound Blues – Rochester 2015-2018
Blues Bliss – Orlando 2013
Burning River Blues – Cleveland 2013
Epic Fusion – Cleveland 2013