Last Friday April 12 the Toronto Swing Dance Society held a special dance that included a tribute to Gero Hajek who contributed tirelessly to the dance community and the community at large. Gero passed suddenly in February.
Gero was instrumental in bringing the world of swing dancing to Toronto, and one of the founders of the Toronto Swing Dance Society. With a twinkle in his eye and spring in his step he would bring delight to dance partners in genres from salsa dancing to West Coast Swing.
Many thanks to Mark Federman, founder of the Thursday night Sidewalk Salsa at the Bloor Street Parkette, for creating this tribute video:
Gero you are missed greatly by all of us.