Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another. ~Author Unknown

Dance with your feet, your heart and the rest of your body parts - it's time to celebrate National Dance Week. On Friday I will teach East Coast Swing in the workshop at Swing City at 8pm followed by a fun mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing music at the dance from 9 to 11pm. On Saturday Ron King will play for my 30th Anniversary Social Dance at the Edelweiss Club. There are just a few tickets left for this event - see advance tickets below for info on tickets.

Dance Classes for April and May are listed on the Lessons page. Put your heart and soul into learning some fun new dance moves and new dances.

My 30th Anniversary Big Band Formal Masquerade Ball will held on Saturday, May 28th. Ticket information is available under 'Advance Tickets' below - check your newsletter weekly to ensure that you get all of the details.

There are 4 tickets left for Island Fantasy Ball on May 7th and a few more for May 8th. See more info below on tickets.

There are only a few cabins left for my Caribbean Dance Cruise in February 2017. Cabins on my 2017 Caribbean Dance Cruise are filling up quickly - book soon if you want to join us on a great dance holiday in the sun. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

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Dances for the next week:

Wednesday, April 27 -----------

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

Friday, April 29 ------------

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

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, April 30 ----------

Event: John's 30th Anniversary Social Dance Part 2: 8-11:30pm Featuring: The fun music of Ron King and DJ Johnny deP Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood Admission: $15 in advance

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:

1) John's 30th Anniversary Social Dance Part 2 will feature Ron King on Saturday, April 30th at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Tickets are $15 in advance - reserve your tickets at dancevictoria@telus.net.

2) The Island Fantasy Ball - Nanaimo, May 7th and 8th. Tickets and full tables are available through John de Pfyffer at dancevictoria@telus.net. This is a great event featuring two days of competition and a full buffet dinner on Saturday. Check out the YouTube video of the event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj9562UQvbE. More info at http://www.islandfantasyball.com/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/islandfantasyball/

3) West Shore Lions Club Fundraiser Dance - Decades of Rock Show - featuring 3 bands "Younger than Yesterday", "Free Ride," and "Rock of Ages" from 8:30 to 12:30 on Saturday, May 21st at the Royal Canadian Legion #91, Langford, 761 Station Ave. Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 at the door - ph 250-478-8365 or at Long and McQuade, 756 Hillside Ave - ph 250-384-3622. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dance-decades-of-rock-show-may-21-2016-tickets-23723449476

4) John's 30th Anniversary Big Band Formal Masquerade Ball - Saturday, May 28th featuring the Commodores 18 Piece Big Band in the SJ Willis Auditorium from 8 to 11pm. Tickets go on sale on May 10th at 9am when you can reserve by email at dancevictoria@telus.net. Tickets will be sold for couples and for tables of ten so start planning your table now. Ticket prices and other information will be announced next week.

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There's something funny about the Irish:

O'Reilly went to trial for armed robbery. The jury foreman came out and announced, "Not guilty."
"That's great!" shouted O'Reilly. "Does that mean I can keep the money?"

Finnegan: "My wife has a terrible habit of staying up 'til two o'clock in the morning. I can't break her of it." Keenan: "What on earth is she doin' at that time?" Finnegan: "Waitin' for me to come home."

My neighbor is in the Guinness World Records. He has had 44 concussions. He lives very close to me. A stone’s throw away, in fact.

Irish saying: There are only three kinds of men who don’t understand women: young men, old men, and middle-aged men.

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t got the joke yet.

Never iron a four leaf clover. You don’t want to press your luck.