“The priceless lesson in the New Year is that endings birth beginnings and beginnings birth endings. And in this elegantly choreographed dance of life, neither ever find an end in the other.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Happy Box Step Day & Happy New Year!

Wishing you a great dance of life in 2018 & beyond Looking forward to another great year of dancing.

Classes for January are listed on the Lessons Page. Now open for registration.

We have planned more Dance Cruises. If you wish to receive the dance cruise newsletter please email me at dancevictoria@telus.net

Give the Gift of Dance this Year: Treat yourself or someone close to some fun on the dance floor. Gift Certificates for Group Lessons or Private Lessons are now available I am offering a great 5 for 4 private lesson dance card again this year. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net or call 250-920-7556 for more info.

See Advance Tickets for New Years Eve events.


Dances for the next week

Wednesday, December 27 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Line Dance 1-2 pm, Social dance 2-3 pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, December 29 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled this week.
See you in the New Year!!

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, December 30 ----------

Event: Red Hot Swing, 8:30pm - 12:30am
Place: Bert Richman building, 4105 Lambrick Way
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $10/$13

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

Sunday, December 31 ------------

Event: Formal New Year's Ball with the Commodores Big Band. Sold out.

Event: VBDS New Years Dance: 8pm-12:30am
Place: Saanich Commonwealth Centre - 4636 Elk Lake Dr.
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $55pp - see Advance Tickets

Event: NBDS New Year’s Eve Party Dance: 9pm-1am
Place: Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose.
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $20/person. See Advance Tickets.

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Advance Tickets:

1) Formal New Year's Ball with the Commodores Big Band: This event is sold out.

2) VBDS New Years Dance: Sunday, December 31 at Saanich Commonwealth Centre - 4636 Elk Lake Drive. Doors open at 7:30 pm with dancing from 8pm to midnight. Plenty of great door prizes. Tickets: $55pp available at Cedarhill VBDS Practices Wednesdays from 7:45-8:15pm. If you prefer to call in your order please email dancecommittee@vbds.org and leave your phone number so they can contact you.

3) NBDS New Year’s Eve party dance: December 31st at Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose. 9pm-1am party dance with DJ Andy Mundy. Pot luck refreshments (please bring some to share). Complimentary champagne at midnight. $20/person. For more details visit http://www.ballroomnanaimo.ca

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Wishing you a great 2018:

Every New Year’s I have the same question: “How did I get home?” - Melanie White

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. - Bill Vaughan

On New Years, just remember: if your cup runneth over, you’ve probably reached your limit. - Melanie White

I love when they drop the ball in Times Square. It's a nice reminder of what I did all year. - Bridger Winegar @bridger_w

I like New Years. The confetti covers up my dandruff. - Melanie White

Every New Years I resolve to lose 20 pounds, and I do. The problem is that I gain 30. - Melanie White

My brother's New Year's resolution is to move out of my parents house. You'd think after 49 years he'd try another one. - Wickedwordslinger ‏@StephenBCramer

New Years parades have a lot in common with Santa Claus. Nobody is awake to see either one of them. - Melanie White

My grandparents had resolutions like donating more time & money to charities. I've decided to make my own coffee once a week. - Erica ‏@SCbchbum

My New Year’s resolution is to eat better, so from now on, I’m going to only date guys who can afford to take me somewhere other than McDonalds. - Melanie White

My New Year’s resolution is to take all the Christmas lights down by Easter. - Melanie White

My new year’s resolution is to get better at pretending to know the words to Auld Lang Syne. - waitwait ‏@waitwait

Happy New Year!