To dance is to reach for a word that doesn't exist. - Beth Jones

I am always reaching for words that don't exist - I must be dancing all of the time (or just the right amount...).

There is another great week of delicious outdoor music and dance activities ahead in the city - check out the appetizing menu below.

Come out to Swing City On Friday - Cha Cha workshop at 8pm followed by a Ballroom Dance from 9 to 11pm. (Second last Swing City of the Summer)

New Classes for September are listed below and are now open for registration.

Do you want to take a dance cruise to the Caribbean in February? You could get the last cabin for our group. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

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Dances for this week:

Monday, July 18 ----------

Event: Ballroom Dancing in the Square: Workshop 7-8pm
Band: MC2 from 8-9:30pm
Place: Centennial Square
Dance Floor: Concrete
Admission: FREE http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Tuesday, July 19 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $4

Event: Butchart Gardens Outdoor Dance: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: Chris Millington Band
Place: Butchart Gardens
Dance Floor: Medium/Danceable
Admission: Best bet is an annual pass - check out: http://www.butchartgardens.com/files/8214/6376/5479/2016_Entertainment_calendar.pdf

Event: Saanich Music in the Park Series: 6-8pm
Featuring The Soul Shakers (R&B Motown)
Place: Beckwith Park, 857 Beckwith
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/parks/documents/CMS-Flyer-MusicinthePark-RevA.pdf

Friday, July 22 ----------

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

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Ivonne Hernandez (Folk)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

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, July 23 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Boogaloo En Orbit (Latin Boogaloo)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Event: Nothin' But Swing, 8:30pm-12:30am
Place: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 3130 Jutland 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

Sunday, July 24 ----------

Event: PMP dance with MC2: 7–10pm
Place: Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave
Dance Floor: Large, Linoleum.
Admission: $10

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Stephanie Greaves (Jazz)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Event: Sidney Summer Sounds Concert 2-4pm
Band: 4 Chords of Wood
Place: Beacon Bandshell in Sidney
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE or by donation: http://www.peninsulacelebrations.ca/events/summer-sounds/


Advance Tickets:

1) Michael Kielbasa West Coast Swing Workshops and Dance in Comox, Saturday, August 6th. Michael is on the world's top WCS instructors. Three workshops and a dance - $60 day pass.
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Optimists, Diets, Tattoos and Memory Glitches:

"Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat, - And taking the tartar sauce with you!"

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute. - George Bernard Shaw

Some days you eat salads and go to the gym, some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It's called balance.

Just spent 15 minutes searching for my phone in my car. Using my phone as a flashlight.

I don't understand how I can remember every word of a song from 1964, but I can't remember why I walked into the kitchen...

My head says gym but my heart says tacos.

Why don't I have any tattoos? For the same reason you don't put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari.