Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. - Martha Graham

May you have a terrific BC Day long weekend and a passionately great summer of dance.

Swing City will start again on Friday, September 2nd - I look forward to seeing you there.

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

Our February Dance Cruise to the Caribbean is now SOLD OUT. But don't be blue - there is a way that you can still join our group. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

Dances for the next FOUR weeks:

Tuesday, August 2 -----------

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 Voyager (Classic Rock)
Place: Hyacinth Park, 700 Marigold
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/parks/documents/CMS-Flyer-MusicinthePark-RevA.pdf

Friday, August 5 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Flamenco Festival (Flamenco)
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, August 6 ----------

Event: Michael Kielbasa Workshops and Dance: All Day
Place: Comox, BC
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: Various Prices: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I-2Kl8wM4fItGCX5FxlUZnAzPnBieD9o8BValAWGa7g/viewform

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Cold Cut Combo (Swing)
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, August 7 ----------

Event: PMP Hawaiian dance with Ron King: 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: Dixieland Express (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: Johnny Vallis
Place: Beacon Bandshell in Sidney
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE or by donation: http://www.peninsulacelebrations.ca/events/summer-sounds/

Monday, August 8 ----------

Event: Ballroom Dancing in the Square: Workshop 7-8pm
Band: Orion - Chris Millington 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, August 9 -----------

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: Shaky Ground (Classic Rock)
Place: Rutledge Park, Inverness & Cloverdale
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/parks/documents/CMS-Flyer-MusicinthePark-RevA.pdf

Friday, August 12 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: The O'Brien Family (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, August 13 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Kristia de Gregorio (Folk/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: 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, August 14 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: The Klez (Klezmer)
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: Daniel Lapp
Place: Beacon Bandshell in Sidney
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE or by donation: http://www.peninsulacelebrations.ca/events/summer-sounds/

Monday, August 15 ----------

Event: Ballroom Dancing in the Square: Workshop 7-8pm
Band: TBA 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, August 16 -----------

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 Groove Kitchen (Funk, Blues, R&B)
Place: Rutledge Park, Inverness & Cloverdale
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/parks/documents/CMS-Flyer-MusicinthePark-RevA.pdf

Friday, August 19 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Andrea Smith (Roots)
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, August 20 ----------

Event: VBDS Ballroom Dance: 8-10pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $$10/12 http://vbds.org/

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Knacker's Yard (Celtic)
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, August 21 ----------

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: Westshore Community Concert Band (Classical)
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: Rukus
Place: Beacon Bandshell in Sidney
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE or by donation: http://www.peninsulacelebrations.ca/events/summer-sounds/

Monday, August 22 ----------

Event: Ballroom Dancing in the Square: Workshop 7-8pm
Band: Katzenjammers 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, August 23 -----------

Event: Butchart Gardens Outdoor Dance: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: Lust Life Latin 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: Rukus (Classic Rock, Oldies)
Place: Rudd Park, 3259 Irma
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/parks/documents/CMS-Flyer-MusicinthePark-RevA.pdf

Friday, August 26 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Edie Daponte (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: 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, August 27 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Hank Angel (Rockabilly)
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, August 28 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Kristina Helene (Jazz/Pop)
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: Naden Band
Place: Beacon Bandshell in Sidney
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE or by donation:
http://www.peninsulacelebrations.ca/events/summer-sounds/

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Advance Tickets:

1) Michael Kielbasa West Coast Swing workshops and dance in Comox, Saturday, August 6th. Michael is one of the world's top WCS instructors.Three workshops and a dance - $60 day pass. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I-2Kl8wM4fItGCX5FxlUZnAzPnBieD9o8BValAWGa7g/viewform

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Flight Attendants say the strangest things:

“Welcome to San Francisco International airport. Our frequent fliers will be getting extra miles for the 3 landings we just had”

“We are cleared for departure. We are about to get really high and go reaaaallllly faaaassst!!!!”

“If you are connecting on another Southwest flight, look for your flights on the monitors in the terminal. If you are connecting on another airline, we really don’t care what happens.”

“I’ve just been informed that my mother in law has just passed security and will be shortly boarding this flight using one of my crew passes. If you all sit down fast, we should be able to get out of here before she arrives.”

“As we taxi out we’d like those passengers sat on the right side of the aircraft to press their faces against the window. We’d like to remind those other airlines what a full plane looks like.”

“We’ll be landing as soon as we get closer to the ground.”

“Okay folks, connecting flights…..oh look, there’s 10 of you going to Cleveland…..That could be…..fun.”

Pilot, as the cabin lights are dimmed: “The lights are dim and you all are sleepy, very, very sleepy. You don’t need any assistance from your cabin crew. Sleep now and remember cabin crew members can be very dangerous. Zzzzzz.”

“Please feel free to leave behind any of your items in the overhead compartment; I’m having a yard sale this weekend.”

“Prior to takeoff the flight attendants will be walking up and down the aisle to make sure all of you have matching socks.”

“Southwest is going to some very new, interesting, and even exotic places nowadays. Aruba, Cancun, Jamaica…even Flint, Michigan.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the home of the World Champion 1908 Chicago Cubs!”

“Please refrain from smoking until you reach a designated smoking area, which for California, is Las Vegas.”.