Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time. - Ginger Rogers

Only a week to go until Father's Day - have you picked out a tie yet?

Some men prefer not to talk on the dance floor at all (the dance is the conversation), some men talk more than necessary on the dance floor ("slow, slow, quick, quick, okay, here comes an underarm turn...") and for some men talking is dancing. Talk yourself into going dancing on Father's Day weekend and keep developing your own dance style. Come to Swing City and learn a few Salsa moves with Warren on Friday, June 17th at 8pm then stay for the Ballroom Dance from 9 to 11pm.

New Classes for June and July start next week. This will be the last series of classes before September - check out the fun list of options on the Lessons page.

Check out Summer Dance Camps under Advance Tickets below. Tickets for the only Ballroom Dance Camp on the island are selling quickly - talk to John soon for tickets: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

There is only one cabin left for my Caribbean Dance Cruise in February 2017. Just one balcony cabin left at the group rate - the inside and outside group rate cabins are sold out, but we were able to get one more inside and one more outside cabin at the regular cruise rate if you still wish to join our group. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

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Dances for the next week:

Friday, June 17 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Workshop: Salsa with Warren at 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

Event: NBDS Dance Camp - All weekend
Dance Floor: Large/Wood
Place: Nanoose Community Centre, Nanoose Bay
Admission: $130 for the weekend: http://www.bryher.ca/dancecamp/

Event: Red Hot Swing, 8:30pm - 12:30am
Place: Dance Victoria on Quadra
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $10/$13

Event: Argentine Tango 8pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Small/Medium, wood
Admission: $10 workshop & dance plus $2 consumption charge

Saturday, June 18 ---------

Event: VBDS Black & White Gala Ball
Place: Esquimalt Ward Room
Dance Floor: Medium, Wood
Admission: $12 members/$15 non-members

Event: Nothin' But Swing, 8:30pm-12:30am
Place: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 3130 Road
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $5/$7/8

Event: Latin Dance, (8:30pm-1am)
Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood.
Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge

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Advance Tickets: Dance Camps:

1) Dance Camp - Social Dance Fusion - Nanoose Community Centre, June 17-19. Swing Fusion and Waltz Fusion in this one of a kind social dance camp put on by the Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society. $130pp for the weekend. For more info visit: http://www.bryher.ca/dancecamp/

2) Sweet Side of Swing is a new all weekend West Coast Swing event in Vancouver from Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 26th at the Marriott Hotel Airport in Vancouver. Several of the top female west coast swing instructors in the world will offer a variety of workshops over the weekend with dances every evening. You can attend individual days or get all weekend passes. Visit http://www.sweetsideofswing.com/nw.html

3) Dance Fest - a great annual event - 6 Ballroom Dance workshops with several instructors and 2 evening dances on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th for only $50pp for early bird tickets. The event is held at the 5000 square foot Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay. Tickets are available from John de Pfyffer at dancevictoria@telus.net. Visit the website for more info: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

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Funny Fatherly dance floor conversations:

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it. —George Carlin

It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens. —Woody Allen

It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it. —Steven Wright

If men have a smell, it’s usually an accident. —Jeff Foxworthy

If you stop eating doughnuts you will live three years longer, but it’s just three more years that you’ll want a doughnut. —Lewis Black

I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it. —Mitch Hedberg

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything. —Steven Wright

I think I am, therefore, I am. I think. —George Carlin

I saw this wino, he was eating grapes. I was like, “Dude, you have to wait.” —Mitch Hedberg

I bought some batteries, but they weren’t included. —Steven Wright

I never use a napkin on my lap at a restaurant … because I believe in myself. —Hannibal Buress

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. —Fred Allen

I haven’t slept for ten days, because that would be too long. —Mitch Hedberg